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by Dbeaul1444
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Smiths CPES vs Wests
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Smiths CPES vs Wests

Thanks for the replies. The Boat is only 16' long. What is the risk of doing nothing? I don't keep the boat in the water and it is stored inside. I live in Western Massachusetts and the only use the boat gets is in fresh water. I have had a few old timers tell me not to treat it because I should let...
by Dbeaul1444
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Smiths CPES vs Wests
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Smiths CPES vs Wests

I keep getting different opinions from people regarding restoring my boat. People say use Smiths CEPS on old wood that is being restored because it will expand and move like wood normally will. Others say use Wests and it will be like a rock and will never move. The inside of my boat is old wood (oa...
by Dbeaul1444
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Whether to epoxy between top deck and sub deck
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Whether to epoxy between top deck and sub deck

Thanks Dave. After I posted my reply I realized that I am not explaining what I am doing as well as I thought. I will put down the plywood and encapsulate it. However, once that is done then I am going to put 3/4" x 2 1/2" planks of quarter sawn white oak down in a very traditional method. I will sc...
by Dbeaul1444
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Whether to epoxy between top deck and sub deck
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Whether to epoxy between top deck and sub deck

I have a 1902 electric launch that I am restoring. The previous owner fiber glassed the hull which was oak. There was no deck when I bought it. I am going to put down a fir plywood deck and encapsulate the top and bottom of the plywood. Then once that is done I plan on putting down a second deck mad...
by Dbeaul1444
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Re: Battery problems

I am getting it. I figured I would post what I learned to help someone else. I have three 12 v batteries in series. That is + to -, + to -, + to -. Each battery has 105 amp hours. Because they are in series the volts go up to 12+12+12 = 36, but the capacity of 105 amp hours stays the same. If they w...
by Dbeaul1444
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Re: Battery problems

Given that my batteries are in series (three 12v batteries) (each with 100 amp hrs) does that mean I have 300 amp hours? Also, how many amps is my motor using per hour. How do I find that out? (My motor is a 36 volt motor)
by Dbeaul1444
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' 1902 Fan Tail Launch
Replies: 1
Views: 790

16' 1902 Fan Tail Launch

I rescued this boat out of an old man's basement in Connecticut. He was 90 and fell so his son, who was about 65, needed to take him to Pennsylvania to live with him. The son needed to sell the house but couldn't do it with the boat in the basement. When I arrived I not only saw the boat but he had ...
by Dbeaul1444
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Re: Battery problems

I checked my batteries they are Interstate SRM-29 Marine Deep Cycle. I looked up the specs online and it says for each battery the Hrs at Ampere Load 5 @21 15 @ 6.4 then 25 @ 3.4 ( I am not sure is it is 5 hrs at 21 amps or 21 hrs at 5 amps?) Can someone tell me which what it goes? I understood the ...
by Dbeaul1444
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting inside the hull?
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Painting inside the hull?

Is there any benefit to using fir plywood?
by Dbeaul1444
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting inside the hull?
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: Painting inside the hull?

What I have is a 16' 1902 electric launch. The boat is all oak, but the previous owner glassed the hull. I am about to put a deck on and before I do I want to get it right. There is no gas or oil on board, just electric motor and three deep cycle batteries. What I am thinking of doing is putting on ...
by Dbeaul1444
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: top deck question
Replies: 16
Views: 2332

Re: top deck question

I am now convinced to used plywood underlay. Has anyone used Luan 1/4 plywood? Does it make sense to paint the underside of the plywood first? Also, do you varnish the plywood before you put down the planks? Thanks.
by Dbeaul1444
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting inside the hull?
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Painting inside the hull?

I am getting ready to put the deck planking on and I don't want to miss an opportunity to protect the inside of the hull. I was reading a book about chris craft restoration and they said that the hot summer sun on the top of the deck will create moisure in the boat hull which will rot the underside ...
by Dbeaul1444
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Re: Battery problems

I did in fact have a bad battery so now I am up and running. My question now is, what is my running time? When my three batteries are fully charged, each is at about 13.25 volts. The meter says I have about 40 volts when I start. By the way I have a 36 volt set up. Therefore, what happends when I ge...
by Dbeaul1444
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Re: Battery problems

I have 3 12 v batteries in series. The battery charger I have has three connectors, Each one goes to a battery and has a - + connector. If I had a bad battery wouldn't my voltage meeter be at 24 v? I don't know why I am at 30 v ...that confuses me.
by Dbeaul1444
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

Battery problems

When I put her away she was running good....I had a Cabella Pro Sport battery charger on it all winter. When I went to start it up my voltage meter says I only have 30 volts ( I need 36) and my fuel gauge says I am low/empty. I purchased deepcycle batteries last summer. Is my battery charger not get...