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by drrot
Sun May 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

cc Wiring_Diagram 1952.jpg
Here is one from 1952
by drrot
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Jim,
Being lazy, I like the ALL-IN-ONE type.
by drrot
Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Need a new engine

Click on "Trading Dock" at the top of the page and post an ad.
by drrot
Wed May 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Need a new engine

Here is a 350 for under $2K. It says not for marine use but what that really means some stuff (freeze plugs) need changed. They also will not warranty one in a boat. https://www.jegs.com/i/Chevrolet-Performance/809/12681429/10002/-1?CAWELAID=230006180039261018&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=54888473260&CATCI=au...
by drrot
Tue May 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Fire extinguisher

1941 page from the FE site
by drrot
Tue May 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Fire extinguisher

The one on EBAY, and all of them are pretty useless without the mounting bracket. Harder to find than the extinguisher. 1941 Accessory catalog shows a neat fire suppression system but no shots of a brass one.
by drrot
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: The Building of Miss Dot
Replies: 78
Views: 11437

Re: The Building of Miss Dot

CONGRATULATIONS!!
by drrot
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs

Ask your local radiator shop what would happen if they dipped them.
by drrot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Empty Boat Trailer on East Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Empty Boat Trailer on East Coast

WOW!! Maybe someone needs my 26 or 28' triple on the West coast :lol: If not try John Freeman.
by drrot
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark

This one was colored to find it easier. That's the correct flywheel. Older ones do not have the dot.
by drrot
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: zapping condensers

I would be very cautious with that NAPA. See the current Sierra catalog. They don't offer condensers for your application. Also Sierra reboxes other parts, they generally don't make anything.
by drrot
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 3164

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Troy,
Sounds like you read "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowatt
by drrot
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: zapping condensers

ASK for it :D Expect to pay 50% more. You'll save that much in aspirin.
by drrot
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: zapping condensers

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There is a known issue with imported condensers. :lol:
by drrot
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 3164

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Space the planks. 5200 is strong but the wood will still move. Bottom would look like ruffels potato chips. Been there.
by drrot
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Can you tell if it is galvanized or monel? Monel is a type of stainless. A magnet sticks good to galvanized and sticks but not as good to monel. How does it look inside?
by drrot
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

The original ones I have removed have either been galvanized steel or monel. Monel seems to survive better.
by drrot
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Sea-Mite Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Sea-Mite Siren

Terry,
Do you have a local starter/generator shop? Ask them.
by drrot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: oil sending unit

No. The sending unit has to be matched to the gauge. The rebuilder would need the gauge to be sure it is correct.
by drrot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Antique Auto Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Antique Auto Battery

Mark,
Is this the website? www.antiqueautobattery.com/
Says it is expired.
by drrot
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Types of material for custom cover
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: Types of material for custom cover

Look in to Sunbrella
by drrot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

That's probably OK as long as you don't call yourself "Reverend" and there is no Coolaid.
by drrot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

So you are not only our leader but the CAUSE of our problems too :twisted:
by drrot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Trailering in sub freezing temps
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Trailering in sub freezing temps

Don't do it right after a snow storm. Wait till the salt has dried. Also hit a car wash when close to destination. Spray down the boat and trailer.
by drrot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

This is what I get. When I click on "View image" only the image is on the screen, same size and not enlargeable
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by drrot
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

The hullside shot blows up and rotates 90 when clicked on. The three boats do nothing.
by drrot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Drawings for a 1929 26' Custom Runabout
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Drawings for a 1929 26' Custom Runabout

Call Terry Feist. When researching my two barn finds he has loads of paperwork from doing his 26'
by drrot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

Finally able to return my Avatar to what it was :D
by drrot
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: 23 Commander update
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: 23 Commander update

Island Time,
Sounds like you are moving right along. For the anodizer ask a local carburetor rebuilder or chrome shop.
by drrot
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: still have buzz issues?

I'm pretty sure Troy is in Texas this week working on it.
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