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Forum: General / Other 08-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By lake weir skier
This piece of wood, referred to as the cleat by...

This piece of wood, referred to as the cleat by Tommy Nation at Teak World, which built this platform for Mastercraft, had 26 holes for wood screws holding the cleat to the upper half of the...
Forum: General / Other 08-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By lake weir skier
After testing, I decided to proceed with...

After testing, I decided to proceed with installation of tee nuts with epoxy for the reasons given above.

Instead of threading a screw into a pilot hole, I drilled a hole slightly wider than the...
Forum: General / Other 08-11-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By lake weir skier
Just to clarify, the vinyl in the photo in my...

Just to clarify, the vinyl in the photo in my original post above is my old vinyl that I believe is original to the boat.
Forum: General / Other 08-11-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By lake weir skier
I wasn't able to find an exact match, but I...

I wasn't able to find an exact match, but I purchased new vinyl from multiple sources that is close enough I'm installing it. I'm in the middle of the installation. When I have time to finish it --...
Forum: General / Other 08-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By lake weir skier
A response from customer support at Taylor Made...

A response from customer support at Taylor Made -- the manufacturer of the windshield: "Usually the slits are made when it is going around a tight curve so that it will sit nice and even. It has...
Forum: General / Other 08-10-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By lake weir skier
Lateral slits in windshield glazing vinyl

Does your windshield glazing vinyl (the vinyl between the glass and the frame) have lateral slits like those shown below? If so, were the slits put there during manufacture or were they added later?...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By lake weir skier
Follow-on news report providing further details...

Follow-on news report providing further details on what allegedly happened:

Patrick Cotton, accused of taking boat in case that led to woman's death, makes first court appearance...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By lake weir skier
Boating death on Lake Weir

This developing story on my primary lake about a death involving use of a Nautique is another reminder about the importance of responsible behavior with our powerful ski boats. Sounds like some...
Forum: General / Other 08-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
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: 384
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: 384
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: 365
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: 365
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: 365
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: 384
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: 384
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: 765
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: 765
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: 765
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: 16
Views: 781
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: 16
Views: 781
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: 16
Views: 781
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: 16
Views: 781
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: 16
Views: 781
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: 16
Views: 781
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...
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