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Old 06-28-2012, 11:58 PM
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Also installed my domed regiatration numbers and waxed the trailer fenders.

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Old 06-29-2012, 12:02 AM
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The ski rope would sometimes get on the wrong side of the bimini bracket. I didnít want to replace the bimini so Ö built rope sliders so the ski rope slides right back over again. Easy to remove when the bimini goes up. Lake tested, and works pretty well.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Cloaked View Post
Don't overlook the possibility of a notorious leak from a low end speed where the water rolls up over, where the deck ties into the hull. I have seen many of these old boats leak there.

Consider removing the rub rail, drilling out the rivets, silicone sealing the point of contact between the two pieces, then replace with new rivets and rub rail.

Also shaft packing can leak.

While you're at it, do the thru-bolt repair on the platform brackets to hull (backing plates, etc).

All new exhaust hoses too.

Can you elaborate on this a little more, please? TIA
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:28 AM
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Well, back at work now... But I did Manage to re-seal the swim platform. I will take the exhaust out this week when I get a chance and redo it... Looking forward to getting that floor back in.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:30 AM
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:05 PM
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Didn't go out o I waxed her up...

Going to the world renowned taste of joliet these next two days for Josh Turner and Little Big Town so I stayed in so I would stay awake past 11:00pm...

When I get her to my northern lake I will post some shine...used Meguires Goldclass Carnuba Plus.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:47 PM
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Wiped it down after a great ski day!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:13 PM
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Today I made some ropes for docking. I had some 3/8" rope that I had laying around and didn't want it to go to waste. I'm a big DIY person and can't stand paying a ton for something that I can do my self and save some money.
I went to the local Home Depot and noticed that the only items that they have to make a "loops" are metal pieces that you pinch the ropes together.My boats gel coat does not tolerate metal rubbing against it very well. I have herd it yell at me when I have accidently touched metal to her. At this point some of you fancy boat guys would say "why don't you braid the rope back into itself". My father does this and its great but its been a long time since I have done it.
I want to make these ropes and I don't feel like ordering the plastic expensive loop makers that have the pins. Don't get me wrong, those are nice and all but they are not cheap. I though, "What can I cover these with that will work and not look like I put Duck Tape on it". In the electrical world they use "Heat Shrink Tubing" to cover wires where they have conneted them. I looks nice and professional. So I went to the Electrical area in Home Depot and found some large diameter "Heat Shrink Tubing". Here is the result pictures. The total price I paid for the metal clamps and heat shrink tubing was a little over 6 1/2 dollers.

Here is the finished product;

Here are the items from Home Depot;

Here are pictures of the steps to make them;

Use a Heat Gun and this is what you get;
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:30 PM
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Why didn't you just simply splice it?
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:47 PM
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nice job
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