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Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-09-2016, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Bellinghamster
I'm often looking for a second AND a third to get...

I'm often looking for a second AND a third to get out on Whatcom...
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'77 S&S
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-31-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,380,272
Posted By Bellinghamster
I want to come play at your house!

I want to come play at your house!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Bellinghamster
I had a similar problem that happened every time...

I had a similar problem that happened every time I shut down when the engine was hot. It would flood and be a bugger to start again. I'd have to wait 20 minutes or so, then it would start and run...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-28-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bellinghamster
Don't glass it, bolt it down, and never worry...

Don't glass it, bolt it down, and never worry again!
On my '77 S&S the pylon based lined up with the skeg. I fabricated a new base that matched the bolt spacing of the skeg, ground off all the old...
Forum: Towers 03-05-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 181,680
Posted By Bellinghamster
Without the tower and windshield you've got what,...

Without the tower and windshield you've got what, a bass boat? Just need to add barstool seating and a rod holder....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-04-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Bellinghamster
I don't remember specifically. It was just white...

I don't remember specifically. It was just white gelcoat. I added liquid wax so it would harden on the surface, colored with a bit of blue and black tint to make it grey, the right amount of...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-09-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Bellinghamster
Yes, the old ones came out pretty much in one...

Yes, the old ones came out pretty much in one piece. That's another nice thing about using a cutting wheel on a grinder, If you're careful, they come out whole. I really only used my old ones as...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-08-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Bellinghamster
4-1/2" angle grinder with a cutting wheel (1/8"...

4-1/2" angle grinder with a cutting wheel (1/8" thick) slices through the fiberglass tabbing like a hot knife through butter. Hold the grinder flat (disc parallel to the hull and only plunge deep...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 01-31-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Bellinghamster
There are lots of stringer threads on here. ...

There are lots of stringer threads on here. Here's my story: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23492

The engine harness should have a plug that disconnects all wires (except the...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 01-28-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 69,409
Posted By Bellinghamster
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bellingham, WA 98226
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,962
Posted By Bellinghamster
And if it's smaller than a 69... like a 65 to 67...

And if it's smaller than a 69... like a 65 to 67 with boots to fit size 9-1/2 to 10, I'll offer two 12 packs!
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,135
Posted By Bellinghamster
So many...

17 years old on my streetbike doing 80-90 around a decreasing radius turn with the peg dragging, and slowly drifting across the white line and on to the shoulder. Thankfully there was no gravel on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Bellinghamster
Fuel should be the same to all cylinders,...

Fuel should be the same to all cylinders, compression test proves lifters are working and that you didn't miss some plastic wrap on the intake manifold gasket for #4 port ;) That just leaves spark....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By Bellinghamster
My money is on the accelerator pump in the carb. ...

My money is on the accelerator pump in the carb. It's purpose is to give an extra shot of fuel when the throttle is opening to compensate for an otherwise lean condition during the transition. It's...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,530
Posted By Bellinghamster
I re-stringered mine on my trailer....

I re-stringered mine on my trailer. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23492&highlight=stringers
Just make sure it's sitting straight and the trailer isn't twisted, as the hull gets...
Forum: General / Other 06-11-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bellinghamster
Why is everyone cutting off their pylons? It...

Why is everyone cutting off their pylons? It sure seems easier/cheaper to fabricate a new steel mount and cross member than a polished aluminum post, plus the glassed in bottom mount is a poor...
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,792
Posted By Bellinghamster
Mine looked about like AmericanskierJim's. I,...

Mine looked about like AmericanskierJim's. I, too removed the upper and lower mounts (lower mount was glassed to the hull, but since I was replacing stringers it wasn't a big deal to grind that out,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By Bellinghamster
I'm going tomorrow before work, expecting 41F air...

I'm going tomorrow before work, expecting 41F air and probably foggy, but should be unmolested glass! I'm reasonably sure it's the last time I'll be able to talk my friends into going this season...
Forum: Appearance 09-20-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,928
Posted By Bellinghamster
I ground smooth and gelcoated everything under...

I ground smooth and gelcoated everything under the floor (hull and stringers). The floor plywood panels were all fiberglassed (1.5oz chopped strand mat and vinylester resin) on the bottom and edges...
Forum: Appearance 09-08-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,928
Posted By Bellinghamster
Rather than glassing a new pylon base back in,...

Rather than glassing a new pylon base back in, the alignment of mine allowed me to make a bottom "cup" welded to a plate that is fastened down to the front skeg bolt set. It's much more secure than...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,743
Posted By Bellinghamster
Habaneros are my thing.:firejump: Here's a...

Habaneros are my thing.:firejump: Here's a picture of today's harvest (about 2-1/2 to 3 pounds). I picked 2-1/2 pounds on Monday. If anyone has ever eaten a habanero, they'll know that 5 pounds is...
Forum: Appearance 08-26-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bellinghamster
I'd found a couple places that sell them. The...

I'd found a couple places that sell them. The closest to the original (gold USA instead of white, square periods instead of round) are at: http://www.shopwhitelake.com/decalusaflag.html for $12.50...
Forum: Appearance 08-26-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,878
Posted By Bellinghamster
Before and after clearcoat on the metalflake......

Before and after clearcoat on the metalflake... there was really no other option as the oxidation was so bad. Buffing out would making it almost shiny, but only last for a few months. Now going on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,423
Posted By Bellinghamster
I did it. You can read about it at...

I did it. You can read about it at http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23492
It's a messy job grinding out the old stuff, but I feel it's better than new now, and should last my...
Forum: Appearance 08-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bellinghamster
Yup, it's supposed to be there. You should be...

Yup, it's supposed to be there. You should be able to pick up vinyl pinstriping on a roll from any auto body supply shop. I've got about 1/2 to 3/4" of space between the vinyl stripes and the...
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