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by DaleH
24 Aug 2019, 22:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: PVC gutter bunk cover question
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: PVC gutter bunk cover question

Carpeted bunks on a saltwater use boat will ROT out the aluminum hull ... where it sits on the bunks.
by DaleH
22 Aug 2019, 18:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Help With 1967 Harber Craft AL Sailboat Identification.
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Help With 1967 Harber Craft AL Sailboat Identification.

LDUBS wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 16:14
I take it those openings along where the centerboard is can be used to stick your feet so you can hike out.
Those are actually 'water ballast' ports ... if you don't stick your feet in there to hike out and add 'ballast' to the windward ... you capsize and end up in the 'water'!
by DaleH
21 Aug 2019, 14:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: solar landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: solar landscape lighting

I have a few of the large floodlight solar LED security lights that give awesome light and have been completely reliable. Bought a few, then bought more once they proved themselves. Each lights up a different corner of my house, another the back deck and are set at varying distances and time (on). I...
by DaleH
21 Aug 2019, 09:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron?

Additives - My view ... motors run on fuel, not additives, but there are occasions I will use them, either in a regular dosing, like recommended for some DFI motors, or in a ‘shock’ treatment to remove carbon, or as ‘decarboning’. RingFree - Don’t use it myself, but many appear to have good success...
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 22:38
Forum: Motors
Topic: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron?

:wink: I think you're stirring the pot. No, definitely not 'trolling', as I've used more than a few while taking care of a fleet of boats for my boat club. One additive I can save people 50% on, simply by buying the diesel formula that is twice as concentrated as the gasoline formula. More later, a...
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 21:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?

What are you thoughts?
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 15:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Going back in time
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Going back in time

Yeah, I remember those. The technique is called ‘sculling’ and one can mount a single oar lock at the 1/3rd of the stern and do the same thing.
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by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 15:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: Prop

I was just trying to save a couple of bucks for now on the Solas because ordering different prop sizes for testing can get expensive. Wish I had a dealer nearby that would let me test different props. Buy 1 Turning Point prop and they'll send you another size to test for $35. I've never had to get ...
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 14:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 60’s Sears 12-14 ft Aluminum Boat ID Number
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 60’s Sears 12-14 ft Aluminum Boat ID Number

Not sure how much you'll find out and that could just be a coincidence (presuming that it is a '67 boat), whereas the HIN standards in the US were only required beginning in 1972. HarberCraft.jpg International HIN Formats For Recreational Boats & Vessels In general Hull Identification (HIN) has been...
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 12:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: Prop

Did you try running your rig (OB & boat) though the ‘prop calculator’ I added as a sticky post in the motors forum? I have propped many boats using that and they all were DEAD nuts accurate, awesome performance attained! Adding to that, and I personally have never seen a Solas prop worth putting on ...
by DaleH
20 Aug 2019, 08:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair

IMHO not spending $10 for the proper ‘brazier’ head 3/16” tool to set the rivets ‘once and done’ is foolish, but whatever ...

https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ol#p419799
by DaleH
19 Aug 2019, 16:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair

Solid - simple. Can hand buck/install if needed, but would still but the special $10 tool that matches the ‘mushroom’ head shape. If you get that set tool and a friend has a air hammer & pancake compressor, you’re golden!

Tell me what length is needed and I can send rivets.
by DaleH
19 Aug 2019, 15:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

Cruiseliner59 wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 12:15
Overall she is in good shape ... just needs everything. :lol:
LOL!

Love it! You'll do well ... ask away here, ask away ...
by DaleH
19 Aug 2019, 14:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Ouatchita 16' semi V transom repair

To what the other guy suggested, cut down on the inside about an inch down or so, and just replace with new wood. Look at the picture I posted below (2-ply transom) 1 piece went down around the knee and the other piece is above the knee. Knees are removeable and simple to re-install, I can even send...
by DaleH
19 Aug 2019, 14:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: My winter of rewiring
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: My winter of rewiring

Simple enough job, just be sure to use good quality components. I buy my electrical stuff from Del-City, even make up my own battery cables using one of those ‘sledge-hammer’ powered mechanical crimpers. Don’t skimp on using adhesive-lined heatshrink, makes a good job better and adds YEARS to the lo...