What am I ?? do you know ???

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by AnglerRoy » 04 Dec 2018, 09:28

Weldorthemagnificent wrote:I have no earthly idea but I’d hate to be in it if it starts hailing. It would be deafening!


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Post by oldboat » 17 Dec 2018, 18:21

well nothing new to add about my boat... its still hibernating … but I did just pick up these awesome old life preservers !! they are from about the same era... they are balsa wood and in mint condition.. I think they will display nicely with the boat once its restored !! hope you like them as much as I do !!
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Post by oldboat » 27 Mar 2019, 18:57

Well I'm getting started on my project again.. I'm going to do some changes to my trailer again before transferring the boat to this trailer.. I have already changed most of the rollers to bunks.. now I want to alter more on the trailer.. I tree somewhat fell across it during a wind storm this winter and broke one of the bunks.. so I'm going to change them out and ad caliber bunk wrap instead of the carpet.. the boat weighs about 700 lbs. empty .. my question is would you use 2X6 or 2X4s for support ?? right now I had two of each but I'm not sure what would be best for the boat.. all 2X4s all 2X6s or 2 of each ?? thanks !!
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What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by LDUBS » 27 Mar 2019, 22:57

Well, all other things being equal, it seems the wider the bunk the more surface contact will be spread out, meaning the weight will be carried over a larger area. Seems like that should be a good thing.
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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 27 Mar 2019, 23:10

I used 2x4's for my 16' Naden. Took a bit of finagling to get them all set good to the hull but the boat sits snug as a baby in a car seat. No carpet for this fishing boat, just used some leftover deck stain. Maybe carpet one day....Image

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 06 Jun 2019, 18:16

Hello again ! well I'm on the road again a little later then I thought. I reworked my new trailer some what again . over the winter a tree fell on it and broke one of the bunk boards.. so I replaced the four box steel independent front and rear wobblers with a one long piece of box steel so it is ridged front to back and added one more cross support for the bunks.. and changed the bunks to all 2 X 6s and added Caliber Polly bunk wrap.. ( I'm not sure I like that stuff yet ) its not the easiest stuff to work with.. and I also lengthened the tongue about 3 foot.. here's photos of the changes.. tomorrow I will be launching the boat off the old trailer and retrieving it on the new trailer and finally be bringing it home !! more photos to follow !!
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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 07 Jun 2019, 20:06

well ok, I didn't get it switched to the new trailer but I did get it moved to a friends cabin not far from the marina it was stored at so we could get it cleaned up some.. tomorrow we will get the trailers switched and bring it home.. I was originally told by the previous owners sister it was originally a Detroit River Police boat.. I had my doubts that it was.. but after the cleaning I can actually see " De Polic " outlines on the side if it.. so it was indeed at one time a Detroit Police boat !! here are a few photos before and during the cleaning cleaned .. I used Velocity Visions Aluminum Cleaner after seeing it on YouTube .. it really works as they show it.. as soon as 4 seconds or you can leave it a bit longer .. and can do it over again if things are a bit stubborn.. it didn't brighten the water line as well as the rest but did clean it .. maybe a bit of scribing would help but this was spray on and rinse off in just a few seconds .. I did the complete boat top and bottom and the inside at the back with just a gallon.. more photos tomorrow...
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Post by oldboat » 08 Jun 2019, 19:00

the marina was very busy today so I didn't get a good chance to get as many photos as I wanted .. here is the launch, and floating, and on the new trailer.. I think I added to much length to the tongue.. I will shorten it a foot and see if I need to take more off....
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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 09 Jun 2019, 10:40

Wow it really came up nice with the cleaner! Might consider moving the axles forward a bit. Once you get it fitted out with a motor you'll know better by judging tongue weight and balance.

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by LDUBS » 09 Jun 2019, 11:37

Like Weldor says, wow! That cleaner looks like it does the job. Does it leave a uniform sheen? On my previous boat I used Starbrite's alum cleaner. I really had to work hard and the final result still looked blotchy. At lease the dirty hull was a uniform color. LOL.

Your boat sits well in the water.
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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 09 Jun 2019, 13:27

Weldorthemagnificent wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 10:40
Wow it really came up nice with the cleaner! Might consider moving the axles forward a bit. Once you get it fitted out with a motor you'll know better by judging tongue weight and balance.

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Hello Weldorthemagnificent !! thanks! yes that cleaner works like no other I've seen. and yes I was thinking I may have to move the axles a bit.. the front axle is in about the same position as the old trailer.. it doesn't seem to have a lot of tongue weight at the moment, but it does drop my truck just enough to say it does.. once the motor and gas is in it may not.. time will tell on that..

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 09 Jun 2019, 13:36

Longer trailers are easier to back up. If the length is not an issue for storage I'd leave it, also you never know when you might get a longer boat.
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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 09 Jun 2019, 14:14

LDUBS wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 11:37
Like Weldor says, wow! That cleaner looks like it does the job. Does it leave a uniform sheen? On my previous boat I used Starbrite's alum cleaner. I really had to work hard and the final result still looked blotchy. At lease the dirty hull was a uniform color. LOL.

Your boat sits well in the water.
Thanks LDUBS !! I would say it would leave a pretty uniform sheen.. but this is pretty old aluminum and it kind of looks like aluminum paint.. but where there are missing tags the aluminum is shinny. I just did it like they showed in their video which said 4 to 5 seconds then rinse.. I ended up letting it stay on for maybe 30 seconds as I went on.. the bottom I did twice and could do again to make it look like the sides and top.. I didn't read the label until I was done.. it says to let it set for 15 to 30 seconds then rinse and towel dry. ( which I didn't do ) I had a few darker streaks here and there that I went over a second time after I had the whole boat done and they went away.. it probably would have looked better if I had wiped it dry with a towel.. but I'm quite happy with the results with no work involved !! I bought it directly from Velocity Visions its $19.99 a spray quart or $39.99 a gallon.. I bought 2 gallons but the shipping was a bit high.. I think it was around $47.00 through USPS.. check out their Velocity Visions YouTube video !!

Yes the boat doesn't set low in the water at all.. even with a motor on it maybe only a few inches in the stern..

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 09 Jun 2019, 14:18

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 13:36
Longer trailers are easier to back up. If the length is not an issue for storage I'd leave it, also you never know when you might get a longer boat.
Thanks lckstckn2smknbrls ! I did notice the difference in backing up being I lot easier !! storage for now isn't a issue . maybe I will just leave it for the time being...

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Re: What am I ?? do you know ???

Post by oldboat » 09 Jun 2019, 14:54

here are a few more photos my friend took on his phone.. the first two you can see the ghost remains of " Detroit Police " on the side of the hull..
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