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by enginerd
24 Jul 2017, 12:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1959 Lone Star clipper
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

1959 Lone Star clipper

Beautiful boat and will be interested to see your progress as it goes. As has been noted, it looks like it is "Newport Green" and I would guess that would make it a mid-50's boat. Good luck and please post your progress.
by enginerd
11 Jun 2017, 08:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How old is your tin boat?
Replies: 54
Views: 5558

How old is your tin boat?

I have a '79 Starcraft that is NO WAY the oldest here, but I must say ... I see more old Lonestars here and on the water. They must have used a really ductile 'tin' alloy, as I don't see a history of popping seams or degrading rivets with them, as I do on newer boats. ... so what drove Lonestar out...
by enginerd
08 Jun 2017, 19:39
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lonestar Cruiseliner ??
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Lonestar Cruiseliner ??

I've been stalking Craig's List for a Lone Star Cruisemaster and have happened across a few Cruiseliners (or similar):

https://spokane.craigslist.org/boa/6142993816.html

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 57960.html

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/ ... 14004.html
by enginerd
08 Jun 2017, 16:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Help with Lone Star Boat ID - Model and year
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

Help with Lone Star Boat ID - Model and year

If it's a 50s Lone Star, I think it would be a 1958. In that era the leading digit of the HID was supposedly the last digit of the year. The next three numbers were specific to the model and the last 4 numbers were the number in the production run. The B leading the serial number is unfamiliar to me...
by enginerd
11 Apr 2017, 13:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Deck framing with rigid foam
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Deck framing with rigid foam

Pretty sure that the original Gorilla Glue will do the job. I'd call them first, though.richg99 It will work on polystyrene with no reaction and holds well; I did several test runs before using it to glue in some foam blocks along my transom. It's a water activated expanding polyurethane foam, it's...
by enginerd
10 Apr 2017, 12:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Lone Star Malibu
Replies: 65
Views: 9068

1962 Lone Star Malibu

Fire1386 wrote:Nicely done, I like the color scheme....:)
Thanks, that's the original graphics, but I substituted the teal (they did offer it in a smilar color) for the original red.
by enginerd
10 Apr 2017, 01:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Lone Star Malibu
Replies: 65
Views: 9068

1962 Lone Star Malibu

Johnny wrote:wow - what a transformation !! Great Job !!
good score on the vintage Motor Flusher !
Thanks Johnny; it look longer than I was hoping, but I can't wait to get it out on the water. How is your Malibu coming along?
by enginerd
07 Apr 2017, 20:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1962 Lone Star Malibu
Replies: 65
Views: 9068

1962 Lone Star Malibu

It's been a while, but over the old wet winter we've had here in the Pacific Northwest I've managed to just about get everything finished up on the boat. I got my wiring finished up and installed a new battery. The new LED bulbs in the navigation lights look goo and the horn I jury rigged with parts...
by enginerd
31 Mar 2017, 23:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse size
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Fuse size

With 12-ga wire and that short a run you can safely use a 20-amp fuse.
by enginerd
28 Mar 2017, 23:54
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hatch switches.
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Hatch switches.

We put one each of these into our pantries. They light up when we open the door, and go off when we close them. No wiring required. They just stick on the wall. Even with far more daily activity than a boat, the batteries last more than a year. They won't power any LED strips,but....you might not n...
by enginerd
27 Mar 2017, 19:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: It's All Covered!
Replies: 5
Views: 429

It's All Covered!

Impressive work; makes me wish I had the equipment and skill.
by enginerd
27 Mar 2017, 19:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuse size
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Fuse size

What size wire are you running to it and how long is the run? Does the 12-V outlet have an amp rating? What do you plan to use it for? Of hand, I'd probably use a 15-amp fuse, but that would depend on the answers to the above questions. That assumes a relatively short run with 14-ga wire and that th...
by enginerd
26 Mar 2017, 18:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Questions regarding electronics
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Questions regarding electronics

Looks good to me, though you're missing the stern light in your diagram. I'd think one battery would be enough, but having the back-up isn't a bad thing and leaves room for expansion in the future.
by enginerd
26 Mar 2017, 17:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New way of looking at flotation
Replies: 5
Views: 813

New way of looking at flotation

He had taken the thick orange insulation (now flotation) material used in house construction, and cut it to size to fit over the floor area between the benches. He sat it right on top of the thwarts or stringers. No plywood or anything on top of it or below. He then carpeted it (using contact cemen...
by enginerd
26 Mar 2017, 17:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Questions regarding electronics
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Questions regarding electronics

Does your outboard charge the battery when it's running? I think most engines with electric ignition will. Either way, I think the load you plan to put on it should be light enough that one 12-V battery should be fine. LED navigation lights and deck lights shouldn't be much of a draw at all. You can...