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by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jon boat advice
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Jon boat advice

You could ask him how fast it goes. Then de-embelish it a little from there.
by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 20:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: I'm gouging up the bottom of my boat.
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: I'm gouging up the bottom of my boat.

You could take a fine file & remove the burrs (raised metal). Other than that, the scratches are not hurting anything (IMO).
by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 16:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Installing a permanent fuel tank. How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Installing a permanent fuel tank. How to?

Sounds like a good project. Suggest you read the USCG regulations on fuel tanks. google "boat builders guide"

It is 400+ pgs but they have a good index.
by CedarRiverScooter
16 Aug 2019, 07:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: To much boat for my vehicle?

The big thing to worry about is when someone cuts in front of you on highway. With ll that weight behind you you could jack-knife or otherwise loose control. The trailer should have brakes but it is still questionable in my book. I would definiitely let you insurance company know what you are towing...
by CedarRiverScooter
16 Aug 2019, 07:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

google: The Boot Stripe is a narrow stripe that runs the length of the boat and is usually positioned a few inches above the waterline. The stripe provides an aesthetic touch and creates an optical illusion that makes the boat appear to be longer. Bling boat refers to the fancy wakeboard boats with ...
by CedarRiverScooter
15 Aug 2019, 17:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

Just needs a boot stripe & it will fit right in with the bling boats!
by CedarRiverScooter
11 Aug 2019, 18:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building a sole from untreated wood for alu boat
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Building a sole from untreated wood for alu boat

I used 1/2 inch plywood, just exterior grade. Painted it both sides primer & paint, probly 3 coats on edges. Glued I/O carpet on. I keep boat covered so it is in good shape after years. If I got to do it again I would leave the screw heads exposed so I could remove it easily. I buried the screws und...
by CedarRiverScooter
09 Aug 2019, 20:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat

Foam insulation board with a hard panel on top.
by CedarRiverScooter
31 Jul 2019, 06:58
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Trailer measurement

Check spring mounts, this is the most important feature. They should be same width front vs. rear. You also may want to check from spring mount to hitch coupler. That should be the same L vs. R.
by CedarRiverScooter
31 Jul 2019, 06:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Battery Mounted under deck with OUT battery box
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Battery Mounted under deck with OUT battery box

Take a look at storage boxes (like Sterilite). There may be one that is just the right size for you battery. You can cut notches in it for the cables to exit. A couple screws in the bottom keeps it in place. Cheap & safe.
by CedarRiverScooter
25 Jul 2019, 08:05
Forum: Motors
Topic: Good article about servicing small engines
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Good article about servicing small engines

Is it better to run the carb bowl dry if you aren't going to use the motor for a while? Or does this just make needle sticky?
by CedarRiverScooter
21 Jul 2019, 17:18
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet

If you plan on standing, please consider putting in a grab rail of some sort. Could just be a pylon. If you hit something unexpected, you could get thrown out if you dont have something solid to grab.

We don't want to read about you in the news.
by CedarRiverScooter
20 Jul 2019, 16:46
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Twin jets
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Twin jets

I have always heard that 2 engines are much less efficient than 1 of the combined hp. Not sure what the beam is on that 16 ft boat but 2 120 hp motors sounds like a lot.
by CedarRiverScooter
19 Jul 2019, 20:35
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet

Looks like a clean slate. Enjoy running the shallows with your new rig. Plenty of summer left!