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Boat Progress!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Pics coming tomorrow, it's too dark to take any right now.


    I cleaned all the crap out of it, chucked the old seats, and retained a bunch of wood pieces for patterns. Poured a can of SeaFoam down the valve cover, and into the cylinders; the motor actually turns over now! I tried to lower the stern drive do I could change the oil in the lower unit, but the trim mechanism wasn't working. The motor's oil was black, but no water :)

    What I expect to accomplish tomorrow:
    1) troubleshoot trim system to lower the stern drive
    2) finish sweeping out the inside of the boat
    3) change the oil, inspect the drive unit

    Parts on the way:
    New gauges; speedo, tach, water pressure, oil pressure, fuel level
    Fuel sending unit to go with my new plastic 12 gallon fuel cell
    Ignition switch
    4-switch gang panel with 10 amp circuit breakers
    rocker switch for trim system

    What needs to be done soon:
    Get the wood floor dried out so I can lay some layers of glass down
    Figure out what kind and how many seats I need to put in
    shoot the top of the boat with a urethane primer
    minor glass/bondo work to the hull

    I'm on track so far for my memorial day goal!

    I've been thinking of some names, and right now I'm thinking "Terry Dolly"
    Terry Dolly is the nickname of my mom's cousin Teresa. She passed yesterday with complications to lung cancer. I was still on my way home with the boat. I've only seen Teresa a handful of times, but she was great family to be around, and loved being out on the boat.
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    When yer done with that I have one you can start sanding on to get ready for paint???:D
     
  3. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Mine came already sanded ;)
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Fiberglass sux, wood rules!!!!
     
  5. Jagged

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    My boat has a wood floor :confused:
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    OMFG , someone actually has ambition :bow:

    I am so glad you came and fetched it .

    I never worked on the motor , so I didn't know anything about it .

    As for the lower unit , I thought there was a bar or something that held it up for transport , is it free now ?
     
  7. Jagged

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    Yeah, that part was obvious :)

    I have a Volvo Penta service manual, which has schematics for the trim system in it. I'll be tracing through them tomorow.

    My travel voucher came through for this last TDY I went on (over $700). Plenty of money for some parts :). I'm actually looking forward to doing the glass work on the floor. It's the easiest kind of fiberglass to do, because I don't have to sand it!
     
  8. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

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    There's water in KS?
     
  9. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    he, ummm... :whistle:

    little 21'ish i/o?

    ply floors, 99% of the time...

    ummmm, might want to make certain your not glassing in a nightmare...:shocked:

    volvo's eh?


    And to wood-planked boats.... I've got the answer to those....

























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  10. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I knew that was coming...:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Couldn't resist.... :haha:

    We have tons in the yard, but when our 2 60 yr old carpenter guys retire, I bet we wont be working on too many anymore...

    Unless the new owners Hinckley are into that... :doah:
     
  12. Jagged

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    Tried starting the motor today...

    Had to buy a new ignition coil, plugs, and I'm in the process of de-gunking the carbs.
     

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