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by Doug P
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Roamer Owners Unite?
Replies: 38
Views: 36177

Here is another rare puppy.
1958/59 25' Sportsman Express, twin engines #12 of 15.
Only one that I know exists.
Doug
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by Doug P
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Roamer Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: Roamer Owners Unite?
Replies: 38
Views: 36177

How about some photos of your comet?
by Doug P
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 2 Hull Numbers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Found another Hull Number on the engine hatch itself R17 1343, so with 1341, 1342 and 1343, it leads me to believe like an automobile....never buy one that was made on a Monday :roll:
by Doug P
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 2 Hull Numbers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Great Idea
by Doug P
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: 2 Hull Numbers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

2 Hull Numbers?

This one is new to me.
A 1948, very original custom runabout has R17-1341 stamped into the appropriate aresa...BUT, R17-1342 on to her brass ID engine cover plate.

Any answers? :?:
by Doug P
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: deep gouges on varnished mahagany planking.
Replies: 6
Views: 2639

John D has a good solution with the wet towel, tried it and it works with wood that has been "compressed"
Doug
by Doug P
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Buffing Scuffs
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: Buffing Scuffs

Is there a way to polish scuffs off the hull, from say..........bumping into a dock n stuff? People would laugh at me when I pulled out my finger nail buffer and started to work on my varnish. BUT..... this will take out superficial marks and, even after your last coat of varnish, will knock down m...
by Doug P
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Bob Speltz.....Real Runabouts
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Bob Speltz.....Real Runabouts

All my books were borrowed by somebody without a library card :evil: and I need to start replenishing my library. The first book I need was the one that included the parts and part nos. from Algonac Brass works....Which edition was that?
by Doug P
Sat May 22, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Notice to Dealer and Engine tag
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Very pricy for a xerox copy on red cardboard.
by Doug P
Mon May 17, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Ignition Parts for Model K
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Ignition Parts for Model K

Looking for a good source for original ignition parts for a "K"....is this also the Hercules QXD engine?
Doug :?:
by Doug P
Thu May 06, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Twin Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Twin Engines

I have twin K's as power. The stbd is a "K", the port is a "KO" with CCW starter and generator, the question is....is the firing order the same as the "K"

Doug :?:
by Doug P
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Part Missing
Replies: 16
Views: 3456

Haven't looked at my K....but could it be an outlet or inlet for a heater
by Doug P
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Shaft Log

Part No. 1222, what is angle and inside diameter?
Doug :?:
by Doug P
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Brass Bell
Replies: 20
Views: 5624

Actually...Kudos
Being in the publishing business for a few decades, as a pro, I can say Brass Bell is one of the finest magazines, boating related or not. Bill, keep up the good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Doug P
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Source for Voltage Regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

Source for Voltage Regulator

From these posts I see that the Autolite VRU6003A for the K engine is no longer available, Does any one know of a substitute and a source?
by Doug P
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Tank Cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 5176

Tank Cleaning

A friend suggested taking my fuel tank to a radiator shop to get cleaned out. Any other ideas? And what do you do with the old gas?
by Doug P
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Roamer owners/ 25' Sportsman? Need Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Roamer owners/ 25' Sportsman? Need Advice

I am looking to buy and refurbish a Roamer and need to connect with someone familiar with this boat. I understand there were only a few built and need some guidelines.
Thanks
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by Doug P
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Any body near Springfield Mo
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Any body near Springfield Mo

Am looking at a Chris in Sprinfield, but need somebody close to drive over and give me an idea if its restorable.
I'll buy lunch
Doug
by Doug P
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Stewart warner tachometer help
Replies: 2
Views: 3282

Re: Stewart warner tachometer help

Does this help
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by Doug P
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Danenberg Flip-Over Rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 2761

Great info...Thanks John
by Doug P
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gold Leaf Artwork
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Gold Leaf Artwork

I also noted more of the aluminum foil being used, which will" yellow/gold" after varnish.Image
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by Doug P
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller shaft
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Propeller shaft

Have a 57 Sportsman and have pulled the engine.
The prop shaft is hard to turn by hand.How tight should it be? It has a grease fitting and has been greased, will it being in water lubricate it more? Should I back off the packing nut?
by Doug P
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Looking for a used, usable exhaust pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Re: Looking for a used, usable exhaust pipe

Some on ebay as of 7/28