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by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: small block engine for Riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: small block engine for Riviera

Is there anything sexier than a brand-new crate engine, bolted to a skid? Love it!

Congratulations & good luck on the installation!
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Classic Boating
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Classic Boating

Very cool! Post pics!
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

What year is your 18HP? Pre-'74 engines are a lot easier & more fun than more modern engines...

Either way, step 1 is getting a service manual & reading it front-to-back. Next, register here: http://aomci.org/forum/index.php The AOMCI guys are a great bunch & a wealth of knowledge.
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Well, like most things, there's a back story. If you followed my build thread, you know that my '53 Super Fastwin died (blown journal bearing) on launch day.....so I bought a 25HP that got me through the vacation. The 25HP ran great, but was a wee bit under-powered for the boat. Once back in NJ, I d...
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Didn't have to plug & re-drill...happily! Holes were sanded out so that the tubes are now "sloppy" by about 1/16"......and the holes have been given 2 coats of laminating epoxy. Holes still have enough room for the tubes + thickened epoxy. My construction epoxy order showed up las...
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 32
Views: 757

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

We're up north, by downtown Wayne, off Davis Point! We'll be there next Aug with the boat.....I'll give you a ride if you're up there same time!

Ever been up to Androscoggin Boat Works? Chris does some wonderful restoration work. I learned an awful lot from him...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 32
Views: 757

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Very cool! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Where in Maine? I launched my GL build this August in Androscoggin Lake...
by Mark-NJ
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I have a 7/8" sanding drum. That should work.
by Mark-NJ
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I'm giving this a ton of thought, and I keep circling back on your notion: plug the hole (glue in a 1" dowell) and start over with a 1-1/16" bit...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Honestly, this all bothers me a bit. Sure wish I had known all of that before I drilled my 1" holes. Broaching them out bigger won't be clean....
by Mark-NJ
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Can I ask one more dumb question? Holes are drilled with a 1" forstner bit....tubes were a tight, press fit. I removed the tubes, and applied thin epoxy rubbed into the fresh-cut end grain & let it cure. We all know you can't put a 1" peg into a 1" hole, so as you can imagine thes...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2832

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

OK.....holes are drilled, drains are fit.

Which is preferred for gluing / sealing them in: 5200 or epoxy....and why?

Thanks!
by Mark-NJ
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

That tool is a "must have", IMO.

On my build, there were quite a few "how will I accomplish THAT?" moments, and that tool [with it's various size & shape bits] saved my bacon.

Mines battery powered, but still: must have!
by Mark-NJ
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Securing Gas Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Securing Gas Tank

You might try making a picture-frame type of rack, sized for the fuel tank and permanently attached to the battens. That's what I did... Dado cut a 2x6 to make lap joints... https://s20.postimg.org/g71hz5yrx/boat-tank-surround_-_1.jpg ...then glued up the frame. https://s20.postimg.org/r5crhcnd9/bo...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Interior Waterproofing

I spent a lot of time thinking about how to "waterproof" the inside of my hull, all the while knowing (believing?) that there's no such thing as "waterproof" at all. Water is insidious and will go where it wants to go. It's my job to not let it sit & pool...a dry bilge is a s...

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