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by DaleH
29 May 2020, 14:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tip for a good & FAST aluminum brightener
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Tip for a good & FAST aluminum brightener

From another boating friend: Go straight to NAPA, do not pass Go, do not collect $100 and buy this stuff - Purple Power Aluminum Brighter - only about $5! Spray it on your aluminum boat or trailer or T-Top supports, work it in with a little scrub pad (wear gloves) ... but don’t let it sit too long ,...
by DaleH
29 May 2020, 11:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Outboards is no longer
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Evinrude Outboards is no longer

This is allegedly from the company conference call this morning: Sebastien Martel -- Chief Financial Officer Yes. Well actually on the OE business, there's actually two components; there's the unit business and there's the parts business. And the parts business is a business that we're going to be c...
by DaleH
29 May 2020, 10:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reinforcing Transom ? - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Reinforcing Transom ? - Any advice appreciated

Here's what I did to work around the knee on my daughter's 12' tin. FYI, exterior plywood all coated in epoxy, then painted. Like someone else already offered, I also added aluminum U-channel to the top. Use 'twisted' aluminum nails (for aluminum siding) to attach the top cap through pre-drilled hol...
by DaleH
28 May 2020, 22:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reinforcing Transom ? - Any advice appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Reinforcing Transom ? - Any advice appreciated

Starboard, unless really thick (but then is heavy & expen$ive), actually bends way too much for my taste. I prefer plywood wetted out with epoxy and then painted. It’s also sooooo slick that I saw an small OB pop off a transom once & sink in 20+’ of water, when a guy in a big boat, towing his dinghy...
by DaleH
28 May 2020, 21:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Outboards is no longer
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Evinrude Outboards is no longer

Pappy wrote:
28 May 2020, 17:53
I have heard what some insiders think is going on with that but until it actually happens I sort of refuse to believe it. You will understand why if it happens! :?:
... oooohhhhhhh you TEASE :mrgreen: you!
by DaleH
28 May 2020, 14:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reriveting floor
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Reriveting floor

There are riveting adaptors for your power drill you can get that would save your hand. Only < $8 here, $6 shipping ... paid w/ PayPal for some protection, as reviews on it was pretty good! However, I can't give you any reviews on it ... as I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. https://www.wish.com...
by DaleH
28 May 2020, 14:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Outboards is no longer
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Evinrude Outboards is no longer

Damn ... there goes my G2 200hp purchase ... At least they are honoring the 10-year warranties. Their newer G2s cannot be beat for performance, economy and even emissions, as the only way a 4-stroke can get cleaner is to add a huge/expen$ve catalytic converter to the 4S design. But did you notice th...
by DaleH
27 May 2020, 16:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rehabbing ROUGH Old Boat - Advice Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Rehabbing ROUGH Old Boat - Advice Wanted

Whew, quite the project ... 1) Be aware any tin should be primed (acid etching zinc chromate) before patching or sandwiching tin sheets, else the goop could corrode the tin. A good scrubbing any bare tin with white vinegar and copper kitchen scrubbie pads before priming will serve you well. Shown to...
by DaleH
27 May 2020, 15:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reriveting floor
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Reriveting floor

Get the large 'A'-framed rivet tool, if you haven't already, as you'll have carpal tunnel in your wrists after just a few rivets with the std tool.
by DaleH
27 May 2020, 14:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Transom – 1976 Starcraft ‘Holiday 15’ Model
Replies: 7
Views: 252

New Transom – 1976 Starcraft ‘Holiday 15’ Model

UPDATE - New Scuppers Each side of stern has three 1/4x20 bolts, so I drilled in the top 2 on each side, smack dab in the middle of the epoxy plugs - bullseye! Then drilled 1” holes for new scupper drains (in the splashwell) through pure epoxy, gooped them up, pressed in the new ones, and then flar...
by DaleH
21 May 2020, 13:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 413

Flywheel wobbling

nccatfisher wrote:
21 May 2020, 13:46
... get that flywheel off and find out what is going on ...
... before it flies OFF on its own :shock: !


Good luck and please tell us the diagnosis!
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 15:18
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuses save trolling motors! Minn Kota Diagnosis and Fix by Amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Fuses save trolling motors! Minn Kota Diagnosis and Fix by Amateur

Frankenfish wrote:
19 May 2020, 11:59
Do not email Minn Kota asking what the wax is in the nose of your trolling motor. They won't tell you any useful details. Guess it's secret squirrel juice.
My best guesstimate would be to fill the nose, as if otherwise empty condensation could form that could harm the internal electronics.
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help

i guess with this size motor it is trail an error? Prop testing on any boat is a 'try & test' affair! Took me 3 tries to get the BEST prop on my current offshore rig and am glad I went w/ Turning Point, as I am using big 15" diameter, 4-blade, espen$ive SS props ... but one can swap them out with T...
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 14:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Enclosing Portable Gas Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Enclosing Portable Gas Tank

The question I have is how must air ventilation do I need? ... as much as you can give it ... I'd put plastic/metal vents on the vertical bulkheads as I could, with at least a vent of each side so with any air movement the air circulates. Just be aware by law they are not to be enclosed. But I get ...
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 11:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help

I plugged it in, waiting for them to respond, system did not pull. But thank you If they don't have your specific hull, I find using one by another make that is as close as possible in shape, weight and beam, from another boat make, works really well too! But in a hurry, call (904) 900-7739 and ask...