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Old 06-21-2013, 01:08 AM
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Started a job I put off. The bow eye has been giving me problems with the nuts backing off inside. Can't get to them from the inside on mt '77 because there is flotation under the deck. Had to cut a small access hole inside the air intake on the deck. Was able to tighten one of the nuts last year but it wasn't right. Tried to tighten the existing nut but the the threads were shot on the nut and it wouldn't go either direction and the aluminum backing plate was beat to heck. Finally broke down and cut the bow eye and removed the parts through my access hole. Now to make as large as possible aluminum backing plate for inside. This is like building a ship in a bottle.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:46 AM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

Before and after shots...
Just looks like new
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:37 AM
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I don't know where you guys get all the time and ambition. I finally got around to giving some attention to the gelcoat. Boat was quite oxidized when I bought it, but looks better now. I have plans to replace the trailer bunks soon and I will use that opportunity to finish the areas behind the fenders.

Before and after shots...
Looks Great! Shined up well.

Mike
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:39 AM
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Yes, MCOCD. If I didn't have so many other interests competing for time and money, I could see myself getting out of hand!
Same thing here but the MCOCD still works it's way in.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:19 PM
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Switched the fill/drain location of my locker piggyback sacs (1100's) from being towards the bow to being at the stern...that way, while underway, the water in the sac rushes to the drain to empty. Works a lot better.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:32 PM
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:50 AM
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Previous owner had coated the teak swim platform on my XStar with ArmourThane truck bed liner. I imagine it gave better grip, but I prefer the classic wood look. I was taking the platform off to park it, (I have to take it off to fit in my driveway), and I noticed a portion of the coating was coming away from the wood, so I tugged on it... that lead to this...

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Now to sand, clean and oil it. Only lost my right thumb nail in the process too
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:54 AM
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It's always good to use the right tools... with out the BL I believe that job would have been a real PIA... Bed liner on teak - that seems a bit extreme even thought I cover mine with Starbrite Teak Sealer....
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:29 PM
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Removed and replaced shaft strut bearings.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:23 PM
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Yesterday and today...changed oil and hopefully repaired an oil leak also. Took the boat through the car wash for a much needed bilge scrub/flush. Also started stripping the decals off the boat to start wet sanding and polishing this week.
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