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by clearlakepelican
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Pricing an inboard vs. outboard
Replies: 17
Views: 10434

Almost missed in the engine discussion is the selection of the correct donor boat. Properly purchased, you not only get an engine-- but most probably an compatible transmission, mounts, coolers, prop coupler, shaft, strut, rudder, etc-- not only that-- but when you remove it you have the exact geome...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Chris Craft 283... Should I???
Replies: 12
Views: 8857

Complete, rubuilt ones with transmission seem to go for $1500-$3500. With a new carb and Pertronix ignition, they are EZ to get parts for any any machine shop can do major work. Make sure the transmission is a 1-1 ratio. Depending on what it came out of, it could be 1:40 or 2:1--(those are cruiser e...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: raw water strainer location
Replies: 3
Views: 3698

Just make sure it isn't in line with a trailer bunk or boat-lift bunk. Nothing like the sound of the "craaaack" of your hull as you hoist your boat up on the strainer housing.
by clearlakepelican
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Propeller size and pitch
Replies: 13
Views: 8051

You can find 12" by Michigan Wheel and others- and used on eBay. To my opinion, you have lots more motor than boat-- so the higher the pitch the better. The key is to have enough pitch so that when your boat is operating flat-out the engine is turning over at the high point of your torque curve. Too...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Alternative to Epoxy for Monte Carlo
Replies: 13
Views: 12457

I had hoped not to muddy the waters but since you opened the door-- in our neck of the woods we use a brand "VULKEM" as a direct substitute to 5200-- as an ACBS Chapter we have at least 4 bottoms and 5 years on the oldest without problems and have tested them too. 8 colors and $3 something a tube-- ...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Alternative to Epoxy for Monte Carlo
Replies: 13
Views: 12457

I had hoped not to muddy the waters but since you opened the door-- in our neck of the woods we use a brand "VULKEM" as a direct substitute to 5200-- as an ACBS Chapter we have at least 4 bottoms and 5 years on the oldest without problems and have tested them too. 8 colors and $3 something a tube-- ...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Alternative to Epoxy for Monte Carlo
Replies: 13
Views: 12457

Alternative to Epoxy for Monte Carlo

In my world of antique boat restoration, epoxy and encapsulation are rapidly passing from the history books in favor of 5200 adhesive. In building the Glen-L Monte Carlo, although I have epoxyed up the frames I am considering (considering, not decided yet) relying on epoxy for structural members-- f...
by clearlakepelican
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glue for cleats.
Replies: 5
Views: 6431

RE: Glue for Cleats

Buy a set of the Glen-L Epoxy pumps. The pumps screw into the tins and can stay in. With a 2 cent plastic plate you can mix as small has 1/4th pump in about 10 seconds. 1 table spoon or two. There isn't a problem with shelf-life with the epoxy-- so no fuss, no muss-- perfect mix every time. My pumps...

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