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Forum: Towers 07-28-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 317,877
Posted By Bellinghamster
Post Local CL ad... Cute little boat for a runabout,...

Local CL ad... Cute little boat for a runabout, but seriously?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Bellinghamster
3 rings should leaving about 1/8-1/4" in threads...

3 rings should leaving about 1/8-1/4" in threads inside the nut. As said, tamp it down gently, if that doesn't help, loosen the packing gland - the part that's hose clamped to the rubber hose that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-12-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By Bellinghamster
Years ago I had a problem with not starting after...

Years ago I had a problem with not starting after engine was turned off when it was hot. The engine would flood due to fuel in the float bowls boiling (Holly 4160) causing the floats to sink. I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bellinghamster
Should be a 1" shaft, 1/4" packing on...

Should be a 1" shaft, 1/4" packing on non-powerslot early 80's.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 219,202
Posted By Bellinghamster
I've got this as my screen background at work -...

I've got this as my screen background at work - it makes me smile every time I close all my windows. Great memories adventure sailing across the Pacific Ocean 11 years ago. Kids are now almost 17...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-09-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
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: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
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: 2,598
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: 1,386
Views: 317,877
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: 4,140
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: 4,140
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: 4,140
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: 4,140
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: 871
Views: 132,854
Posted By Bellinghamster
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bellingham, WA 98226
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
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: 4,893
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: 1,149
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: 2,787
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: 3,039
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: 2,639
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: 5,149
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: 3,050
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: 37,167
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: 37,167
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: 12,811
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...
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