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by DaleH
10 Oct 2019, 12:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: fuel tank

If plastic, find an older Mercury tank with built-in handle going across the top, is made of really thick plastic.
by DaleH
09 Oct 2019, 17:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Console

I’ve done a few, all used parts from eBay! One 16-footer is in my signature.
by DaleH
08 Oct 2019, 21:31
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Handmade early French flintlock muzzleloader, circa 1727
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Handmade early French flintlock muzzleloader, circa 1727

... never added the final/finished photos, but since I’m in the airport for hours waiting on people, here you go ... for some hopefully eye candy:

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by DaleH
08 Oct 2019, 15:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Your opinions?

Definitely a (1) TALL-gunneled deep-V hull boat, and (2) one with full height transom. Owned various 14 to 16-footers through the years and did a ton in the 14s, but for only 2’ longer, I found the 16s to be ‘twice’ the boat! But if you can't swing a 16-footer, then a 14’ w/ minimum 25hp would be ni...
by DaleH
07 Oct 2019, 10:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop advice
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Prop advice

Did you ever run your rig through the Prop Calculator listed as a sitcky post on the Motors forum? FWIW the Turning Point 'pressed aluminum' 4-blade props give SS performance at a fraction of the price (< $100). Plus with their props you are never stuck, as they swap them out until you get exactly w...
by DaleH
06 Oct 2019, 13:12
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Hunting - Watch out for barbed wire ....
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Hunting - Watch out for barbed wire ....

Ouch ... that hadda hurt ... :shock:
by DaleH
05 Oct 2019, 22:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Best way to clean water film off motor?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Best way to clean water film off motor?

Ditto the vinegar, works great on car windshields too!
by DaleH
05 Oct 2019, 09:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

Treat fuel, run it through/dry while fogging out, store straight up and down. I see zero need to replace the LU oil. If I don't put 100-hours on an OB in a season, I'll leave it to the next year - zero issues owning and/or maintaining dozens and dozens of OBs over 40-years practice, 2hp to 300hp. B...
by DaleH
04 Oct 2019, 12:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

Treat fuel, run it through/dry while fogging out, store straight up and down. I see zero need to replace the LU oil. If I don't put 100-hours on an OB in a season, I'll leave it to the next year - zero issues owning and/or maintaining dozens and dozens of OBs over 40-years practice, 2hp to 300hp. Bu...
by DaleH
03 Oct 2019, 19:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS
Replies: 28
Views: 5256

Re: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

Ha Ha 150 lbs per person! Must not be in Texas. Great point Rich, but recall that is a 1975 plate. Per USCG: “As of December 1, 2011 the United States Coast Guard’s calculated vessel capacity has changed. Why? Apparently, because we have changed. Since 1960, the USCG has calculated a vessel’s capac...
by DaleH
03 Oct 2019, 10:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS
Replies: 28
Views: 5256

Re: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

I’ll have him send me a photo of his capacity plate ... Dale, just curious, by having him send you his plate, does that mean you can make or get a new one made up somehow? Here is the capacity plate from his Starcraft Holiday 15, as attached: Holiday15.jpg FWIW I know people who have had good sign ...
by DaleH
02 Oct 2019, 20:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: question about gluvit, pleeease
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: question about gluvit, pleeease

I'd leave it as is, since you will paint it. A set/cured 'fluid film' bond is stronger than mucking it up.
by DaleH
01 Oct 2019, 14:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

To both, ideally should go over primed tin, but can apply over paint and is sandable and paintable. I actually use a gloved finger wetter in dish of dishwashing detergent to blend a nice smooth radius or contour and never sand it myself.
by DaleH
01 Oct 2019, 14:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS
Replies: 28
Views: 5256

Re: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

You could make a facsimile thereof ...
by DaleH
01 Oct 2019, 12:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

Yup, LifeCaulk by BoatLife ...