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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-26-2013, 08:08 AM
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Posted By tim79mc
Sorry guys... I'm getting to enjoy my boat...

Sorry guys... I'm getting to enjoy my boat before the weather turns. Slalom course is coming out soon, winter will mean more time to update the end if this thread.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-05-2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By tim79mc
instrument ground

I did run a separate ground for instrumentation, separate from the #1 AWG engine block ground. The #1 AWG pos/neg goes to the starter and engine block. Another #8AWG goes directly from the battery...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 02:06 AM
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Posted By tim79mc
Secure swim platform

Through-bolts are used for the swim platform. Before, they were lag bolts and the platform was a bit questionable.. I had to trim the u-shaped ductwork - not even really sure what that was for. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 02:04 AM
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Posted By tim79mc
Floor & engine cover support

The old floor configuration had an unsecured panel that could lift up to access the strut, steering cable clamp and prop stuffing. The engine hatch hinges screwed to this and it was always a pain to...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
it's amazing what a buffing wheel can...

it's amazing what a buffing wheel can do...

http://timandbonnie.smugmug.com/WaterSkiing/Restoration/i-N4pnhW3/0/M/photo-M.jpg
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:58 AM
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Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
New stern light!

I have wanted one of these forever. Now we can enjoy the stars with the stern and bow lights on, no bright light beacon and still have the option for anchor light if...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Electrical Replaced

All (and I mean ALL) of the wires in the boat have been replaced. Adhesive heat shrink, good ring lug terminals w/ heat shrink and wire. I used Anchor marine heat shrink and that stuff was...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Engine in

Water pump was removed and gaskets replaced, housing painted. T-stat housing replaced w/ new top hoses, U-fitting going to water pump also painted and re-tapped 1/4 NPT drain hole that was buggered...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
New fuel filter

I mounted the fuel filter in the left rear (sorry, I grew up around stock cars...) so I could access it. I needed to prime the filter and fuel lines so the pump could fill the carb, but once primed,...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Lessons learned

Many, many people have helped me learn from this forum, so I'm going to make sure I return that favor in posting what I learned about restoring my boat.

I will never do this again. It has been an...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-04-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
I've been busy. Actually had the boat in the...

I've been busy. Actually had the boat in the water last weekend. Running! I had the floor plywood out to make sure everything worked properly before I epoxied everything down, but it is running...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-29-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Started cutting pieces for the floor and ordered...

Started cutting pieces for the floor and ordered a bunch of parts today. Measured 4 times, cut once, prayed and thankfully fit was spot on. At $100/sheet for this marine ply, I'm not ready to screw...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-28-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
A few more things off the checklist today. No...

A few more things off the checklist today. No pictures, as I kept working non-stop... sorry.

The swim platform is back on, new pitot pickups, connected. Exhaust mounts are installed - I custom...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-26-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,077
Posted By tim79mc
PB Blaster all the way. It is amazing stuff. ...

PB Blaster all the way. It is amazing stuff. That + patience moves anything.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-22-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
thanks, cloaked. That's similar to what I'm...

thanks, cloaked. That's similar to what I'm thinking. I've been working on electrics since the last post, pulled all of the gauges out and polished the bezels, cleaned them up and they look great. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-07-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Update on plan for battery, cables and storage......

Update on plan for battery, cables and storage... I will put the battery in a plastic case and push this into a pocket above the floor and behind the observers seat. I plan to be able to lift the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-07-2013, 11:27 AM
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Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Cloaked- thanks for the thoughts. I put weep...

Cloaked- thanks for the thoughts. I put weep holes in the primary stringer at the lowest point, so all water in the hull will drain to this pump location. Very few spots where the water can get...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-07-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
I mounted the bilge pump much farther forward...

I mounted the bilge pump much farther forward than the original installation. I mounted in the lowest part of the hull, near where the battery was mounted, by the driver's feet. I layered up a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-07-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Transom buffed, swim platform reinforced, bilge pump in, wiring and floor planned out

Worked most of today on "Old Blue" - it is really nice to see progress in the perspective of all construction and no more deconstruction. Hopefully things move quickly once the plywood comes in. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
I'm looking at a new filter for the fuel system. ...

I'm looking at a new filter for the fuel system. I had a small inline automotive filter before and think this is more like the original filter that had been removed from the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-06-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Ordered marine plywood today. (3) sheets of 4x8,...

Ordered marine plywood today. (3) sheets of 4x8, 5-ply from Friends Lumber in Schenectady today. Delivery will be next Thursday or Friday, so floor cutting next weekend! Need to order carpet and...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-06-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
I'm back into the swing of boat restoration. ...

I'm back into the swing of boat restoration. Tomorrow's the last day for snow skiing up here in NY. April and it's still snowing - loving it.

Today there was a lot of polishing going on. I had a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-28-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Transom is in great shape, so all I'm doing is...

Transom is in great shape, so all I'm doing is sanding the gel coat to get rid of the oxidation/pitting. Wood around exhaust and swim platform lag bolts was solid. I'd like to see layouts of newer...
Forum: General / Other 03-26-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 46,806
Posted By tim79mc
either skiing behind his beautiful boat or...

either skiing behind his beautiful boat or watching TV in the garage while sitting in his beautiful boat : )
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-26-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,028
Posted By tim79mc
Update: I have been skiing my *** off. Snow...

Update: I have been skiing my *** off. Snow skiing... My 7 & 9 year olds are skiing in the trees with me @ Royal Mountain and my boat has been taking up space in my garage. I had one weekend off...
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