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by The John
28 Apr 2020, 15:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Pinholes in my transom
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Pinholes in my transom

I wouldn't use silicone, I would repair it with Marine 5200.... not sure about JB weld (sounds like a good idea, but thats when you have to be paranoid...) :wink:
by The John
12 Sep 2019, 17:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 978

Welding aluminum without a welder

Ive used it in a low stress area to fix a tear below the waterline. I was super careful to heat the hull and it worked and took hold. This tear had minimal separation between the edges, I wouldn't use this as some of the videos shown to add material to gaps. all and all its a tool, but hiring someon...
by The John
05 Sep 2019, 15:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Essential Items For First Aid Kits
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Essential Items For First Aid Kits

I carry quick clot, but I am usually far away from a boat ramp with few others around to help.

I carry superglue as well.....
by The John
20 Aug 2019, 17:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14ft Trailorboat Klamath rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 934

14ft Trailorboat Klamath rebuild

Some time has gone by and I thought I would update this thread. I have cut new bench seat tops for the boat and painted them. I had a welder weld some cracked ribs on the boat and add some angle aluminum to strengthen the cracked ribs. I painted the boat inside and out, the green exterior will becom...
by The John
14 May 2019, 11:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.
Replies: 15
Views: 2650

Some thoughts on batteries for small tin boats.

It's a good idea. Lots of RV guys do this for dry camping. Wiring in series doubles the amp hours over two 12 volt in parallel. Research alert! Wiring in series doubles the voltage, AH stays the same. Wiring in parallel doubles the AH, voltage remains the same. I stand corrected. I have a couple fr...
by The John
14 May 2019, 10:36
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14ft Trailorboat Klamath rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 934

14ft Trailorboat Klamath rebuild

Hey everyone, I am in the process of rebuilding my unknown year 14ft Trailorboat Klamath. The year is unknown as the HIN number is not present on the boat so I had to add a new one (after receiving the new HIN from the state). This boat sits on a tilt deck trailer, which will come in handy on some o...
by The John
19 Apr 2019, 09:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Recommended fuel hose assembly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Recommended fuel hose assembly?

why not make your own fuel line? I do with excellent grade fuel line, quality connectors and etc and I can make it to the exact length I would like. I have my gas tank in the bow of the boat, so I need a longer fuel hose than most.