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by Bluesman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 3M 5200

That all makes sense to me. I figured what he was saying was off the mark for a new build cold mold. Thanks for the affirmation.
by Bluesman
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 268

3M 5200

I just ran into a Chris Craft owner at a show who tried to impress upon me the idea of using 3M 5200 instead of epoxy for all joints and laminations. The idea being that 5200 is strong yet flexible and epoxy doesn't give. This is a new one on me, anyone care to comment?
by Bluesman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 63
Views: 9610

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Making me laugh.... It's a boat thing not a car thing. :lol: I can't see bringing it just to leave it in the lot. We'll have to see how the summer goes Bill, I've been busting my butt all winter in the basement so I can finish that up, then jump outside for some other items. Plus some garage project...
by Bluesman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location
Replies: 63
Views: 9610

Re: G-12 Gathering 2018 Dates and Location

Would love to visit again but if I do that I won't be any closer to my goal of starting / finishing my build.... :?
by Bluesman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Storage question
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: Storage question

I don't have first hand experience shrink wrapping a wooden boat but I don't see why it would be a problem. The important thing is to install a vent in the wrap at a high point so any potential humidity can escape. https://mrshrinkwrap.com/stealth-self-piercing-vent-5-pack.html?SID=g572rhv9v8mig6ufv...
by Bluesman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Not New but returning
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Not New but returning

Makes me think of what my BIL said about his first wife...

"I sold the boat to try and save the marriage, when I should have kept the boat and sold my wife".. :lol:
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to build instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 732

How to build instructions

I saw this on my Factory Five forum and thought everyone here would get a laugh! :lol:

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by Bluesman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: New Member

Hey Mike,

I'm in the Quad Cities and just in the planning stages myself, I have a set of plans and a used engine but a long list of other priorities before I can start. Maybe in another year? Perhaps you'll be going before I do!
by Bluesman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017

I've got some "honey dos" to complete before I tackle this project so it will be awhile, but I've still got your number Bill and once I've studied the plans some more I'm sure I'll have intelligent questions to throw your way...

Ted
by Bluesman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017

Santa brought me plans for a Tahoe 19 so I'd say it was a VERY good Christmas!

Now I'ma gonna need some help.... :?
by Bluesman
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I think I have an Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: I think I have an Engine

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by Bluesman
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I think I have an Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: I think I have an Engine

Well it followed me home.... Thanks for your note Ken but running it would involve some ignition parts and probably a carb. rebuild. It does turn over and I'm pretty good at engine building so I'll strip it down, clean it up, replace & rebuild as needed. 20170930_123148.jpg 20170927_163832.jpg 2...
by Bluesman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I think I have an Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: I think I have an Engine

Something happened to the hull and the boat was scrapped. There were (2) engines and the other was installed in another boat. Basically the guy said he's selling me the assembly for the cost if I had to buy the accessories (manifolds, risers, ignition, carb.) and the engine he's essentially giving m...
by Bluesman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I think I have an Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

I think I have an Engine

How's this sound: Used Mercruiser Chevy 5.0 I/O out of a 1984 Sea Ray cruiser. Hours: unknown but I'm told it runs Needs: Water pump, bellhousing / flywheel(?), Starter I would probably tear it down, clean it up, re-paint, new gaskets, rebuild the carb., new hoses / belts, etc. Maybe hone the cylind...
by Bluesman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G11 Pictures and videos
Replies: 25
Views: 6334

Re: G11 Pictures and videos

Thanks for the photos & videos, we had a very nice time and it was great to finally see the boats in action!

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