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by DaleH
18 Jun 2019, 09:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Painting

One only needs to etch & prime BARE aluminum ... else follow what Weldor opined.
by DaleH
14 Jun 2019, 21:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan

I'm going to order a rivet setting kit and see if I can tighten them up; otherwise I'll give some epoxy a try. Does this look like a decent set? No, do not buy that set , you only need one Brazier head tool, $10-$13, see this link = http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41248&p=419799&hilit...
by DaleH
14 Jun 2019, 15:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan

Now, using heat, IF the hull was upside-down you can weep in G-Flex 650, see here:

https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ... G+flex+650
by DaleH
14 Jun 2019, 15:37
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

Yes, spin it off (small spring underneath) and put a good light oil in, no need to use the drop-point oil entry.
by DaleH
14 Jun 2019, 10:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Leaking Keel on 16' Sylvan

It is a special vinyl sealing tape that is listed in the rebuild of my 16' Starcraft boat. But you will NOT be able to use that, as you need clear access to both pieces ... so you'd need to de-rivet most of the hull. I'd rebuck them first, then if using an epoxy (from the inside), go with West Syste...
by DaleH
13 Jun 2019, 12:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Power trim and tilt vs underwater objects?
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Power trim and tilt vs underwater objects?

No matter how good you think you are at running the boats for this testing the boat will almost always hook to the left when the drive or outboard breaks off and you will always try and steer it straight.......with no engine or drive to do it with! :roll: Grab that wheel ... and turn it harder! Bac...
by DaleH
13 Jun 2019, 09:28
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

That button, moving side to side sounds like the clicker. Also sounds like the reel is gunked up and could use a clean/lube job.
by DaleH
12 Jun 2019, 23:04
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

Well, Penn did make a reel where the lever didn’t put it into ‘free spool’, but disengaged the anti-reverse, like that on a spinning reel, where you could ‘crank’ out the line. Try flipping that lever, does cranking the handle backwards then allow the spool to turn to let line out? Also, most Penn m...
by DaleH
12 Jun 2019, 22:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom repair question
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Transom repair question

L-bracket looks beefy and integral. I’d just put 2 layers of ply as your new transom, sitting on that bracket, then up to match the cut-out ... and would be done with it.
by DaleH
12 Jun 2019, 22:36
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

See that little chrome lever, inside of and to the rear of the handle/spool boss, that’s pointing to 9 o’clock, or towards the rear of the reel? That is the freespool clutch. Flip it up to let line out ... then insert your face into your palm ... #-o Send it to me after the season and I’ll clean, lu...
by DaleH
12 Jun 2019, 14:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Power trim and tilt vs underwater objects?
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Power trim and tilt vs underwater objects?

There is a bypass circuit/path in hydraulic trim systems for that very reason, but we’d need Pappy to chime in and advise if they are as responsive to strikes as your other motors were. My gut tells me ‘no’, but that’s a guesstimate. Now I did hit a log w/ a V6 OB once whilst up cruising on plane an...
by DaleH
12 Jun 2019, 12:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom repair question
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Transom repair question

Do you have a link to the page? It is not in your signature ... This picture is in the post a few replies above. L-Bracket - Is that just a piece of angle aluminum? How is it attached? Can’t really tell by the picture. Factory or added by a previous owner? Is it tied into the knee at all? Most like...
by DaleH
11 Jun 2019, 16:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom Repair - Jon Boat - extra plate?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Transom Repair - Jon Boat - extra plate?

Consider what Gypsy said too, but if a saltwater use boat, I would seal it off.

1/4" hole - I have some good 1/4" rivets I could send you.

2" hole ... I'd have to see a picture, I can't visualize what you're dealing with.
by DaleH
11 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom Repair - Jon Boat - extra plate?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Transom Repair - Jon Boat - extra plate?

Don’t use silicone, as the curing agents attack tin. JB Weld doesn’t flex, but West Systems G-Flex 650 does, $22 or so for 8-ounce kit. I’d prime tin BEFORE adding any goop or epoxy. I’d probably use LifeCaulk by BoatLife (preferred over 3M 5200) and even instead of GF 650, as my goop of choice for ...
by DaleH
11 Jun 2019, 14:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom repair question
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Transom repair question

I'd put both pieces inside, see the Sea Nymph in my signature for a transom DIY 'how to'. Dale H, had a look at your transom repair guide. Very useful. In my case when you say both pieces inside: Do you think the small transom piece (see my pictures), x2 would suffice? Or would you actually remove ...