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Forum: General / Other 08-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By lake weir skier
I've examined the interior surface where my...

I've examined the interior surface where my current fastener holes are located. Lots of tight curved surfaces. Looks like a regular size washer might work, possibly over a neoprene washer, but it...
Forum: General / Other 08-03-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
That patent is for the gasket on the frame and...

That patent is for the gasket on the frame and the deck. They show a fastener without a nut for context, but the fastener could also have a nut.
Forum: General / Other 07-31-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
A former employee of a dealer in the 80s and...

A former employee of a dealer in the 80s and early 90s confirmed over on Facebook that dealers were installing the windshields back then. He said his dealer-employer was installing nuts on...
Forum: General / Other 07-29-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
I have such transom straps. After warnings about...

I have such transom straps. After warnings about possible chafing on the gel, I've put folded microfiber cloth under the straps, which would possibly increase the gap necessary to run the straps...
Forum: General / Other 07-29-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
Do your transom straps make direct contact with...

Do your transom straps make direct contact with the gel coat or do you use some sort of padded barrier?
Forum: General / Other 07-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
Clearance between teak swim platform and transom

How much clearance is there between your teak swim platform and your transom? Is it the same all the way across? Is it the original clearance? What year and model boat?

I'm re-installing the...
Forum: General / Other 07-27-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
Also, there is a 2 inch long machine screw on...

Also, there is a 2 inch long machine screw on each side of the boat that goes horizontally through the short frame piece on the aftmost part of the windshield frame. It's a flat head countersunk...
Forum: General / Other 07-27-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By lake weir skier
How best to attach the windshield to the rest of the boat?

What fasteners (type of head? type of threads? nuts? washers?) attach your windshield frame? Is this the original fastening design or a change from the original design?

I'm preparing to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By lake weir skier
I read a Taylor patent that raised the...

I read a Taylor patent that raised the possibility that water in the fastening area could promote galvanic corrosion between a screw and the windshield frame. That certainly argues against draining...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By lake weir skier
I will be posting information about the new vinyl...

I will be posting information about the new vinyl I procured. I have my fingers crossed that this thing will go back together without an expensive glass failure.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By lake weir skier
Since I've bought some of the stuff, I'm going to...

Since I've bought some of the stuff, I'm going to take another crack at soliciting opinion on the glazing assembly vinyl with drain holes referred to in my immediately previous post. The drain holes...
Forum: General / Other 07-21-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
Taking account of various suggestions, I'm going...

Taking account of various suggestions, I'm going to test a different approach in my scrap cedar.

In this approach, an 18-8 stainless 1/4-20 oval head machine screw 1 inch long will be screwed into...
Forum: General / Other 07-19-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
I just messaged him with the inquiry, but then...

I just messaged him with the inquiry, but then noticed his last reported forum activity was in 2011, so I don't know that he will get my message anytime soon if at all.
Forum: General / Other 07-19-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
Since this issue isn't really Mastercraft...

Since this issue isn't really Mastercraft specific, I posted it to The Hull Truth for feedback from owners of other make boats. Here's a link to what's been said there:

G/flex versus teak plugs...
Forum: General / Other 07-16-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
Thanks for responding. I read and printed off...

Thanks for responding. I read and printed off your method and experience some weeks back -- a big reason I headed in the direction of teak plugs. I've tested Option 1 above in some scrap cedar with...
Forum: General / Other 07-16-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
Agree Option 1 carries the usual potential for...

Agree Option 1 carries the usual potential for wood rot around the fastener, which seems quite common and is the main driver for looking at the other options. Option 2 requires the G/flex to really...
Forum: General / Other 07-15-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By lake weir skier
Epoxy versus teak plugs with epoxy for filling bracket holes in teak swim platform

My teak swim platform bracket attachment holes were drilled wide by a previous owner who pounded in plastic inserts such as used when running screws into drywall. That didn't work, apparently, so he...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By lake weir skier
Lex is a real gentleman and very focused on...

Lex is a real gentleman and very focused on helping. It's a pleasure to deal with him.
Forum: Appearance 07-14-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By lake weir skier
I decided to do more treatment with radiation...

I decided to do more treatment with radiation from a nuclear fusion reaction before applying more chemicals. This is what it looked like today. Better, but not cured yet. I did pick up some...
Forum: Appearance 07-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By lake weir skier
Much less risky, I'm sure, than some of the...

Much less risky, I'm sure, than some of the solvents, abrasives, and hospital-grade cleaners that have been used on vinyl marine upholstery.
Forum: Appearance 07-12-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By lake weir skier
On the vinyl, I would look in the manual at what...

On the vinyl, I would look in the manual at what Mastercraft recommends and deviate from it only if necessary to address a particular problem the approved stuff didn't handle. For one thing, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By lake weir skier
If insuring against damage to the boat is...

If insuring against damage to the boat is considered important, kind of like a health insurance policy that excludes coverage for cancer, but I'm considering not purchasing insurance against damage...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By lake weir skier
I recently learned Progressive is penalizing me...

I recently learned Progressive is penalizing me for being debt free and is basing underwriting decisions on an incorrect assessment of my personal financial activity.

I signed up with Progressive...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,388
Posted By lake weir skier
Thanks for sharing. I checked out their website...

Thanks for sharing. I checked out their website and was immediately confronted with an underwriting notice that they won't insure Florida boats over 20 years old. Rules out my 94.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By lake weir skier
Taylor has a glazing assembly vinyl that is close...

Taylor has a glazing assembly vinyl that is close to my taller glazing assembly vinyl above. Unlike my original vinyl, it has a hole in the bottom (1/2 inch diameter) every so often. Based on the...
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