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Old 07-05-2013, 12:56 PM
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Amazing work.

Very professional and things are getting done right. Love to see when people do things the right way instead of cutting corners.

Looking forward to seeing this completed.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tim79mc View Post
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 to the dashboard. All of the grounds are distributed from the dash fuse block. I ran a #10 to the rear to the terminal block to breakout grounds. For instrumentation on the engine, the #1AWG serves as the ground as my sensors are all single-wire. They rely on the engine block for the ground path. The alternator is grounded to the engine block as well, on the same bolt that the #1AWG ground comes in. Hope that helps!
Interested to see your wiring post, my boat is in need of some serious attention on its wiring. Hoping that your wiring post will be as detailed as your stringer post.

Thanks for the time you have taken to keep us all informed of your progress.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for the clarifications on your grounds. It will definitely help me to get my boat where I want it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Cloaked View Post
bump ^
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.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Awesome work!
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:43 AM
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This thread has been a great help to me as I'm working on restoring a boat identical to yours. I am looking to wet sand and buff the exterior as you did and I'm wondering how you addressed the topside of the hull. The topside of my boat is very oxidized but I'm unsure how to sand as the topside is textured. Any tips or methods you used to address the topside?
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tim79mc View Post
I found plans for a wood one, did the stress calculations (I'm an engineer by day) and built one. It worked great. 2x4 A-frame sides, (3) 2x10 doug fir beam. Got a 1 ton hoist, some webbing and chains and up she went. No wobbles or creaks. Anyone interested in the details, let me know,
Where did you find the plans? Can you post a link?
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wiggans.matt View Post
Where did you find the plans? Can you post a link?
The last post prior to yours was about 1.5 years ago. The plan (or an adequate description that Tim has provided) is in this thread. Reading is beneficial.

This thread is a great summary of what Tim did for his restore. The small gantry crane is easy enough to build, I mean the engine is not more than a few hundred pounds.

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