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by gdcarpenter
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1958 TeeNee Trailer Model OB-40
Replies: 0
Views: 85

1958 TeeNee Trailer Model OB-40

1958 TeeNee OB-40 'Deluxe' totally resurrected. $2,550.00. Would be sweet for for a ZIP or similar boat up to about 15' or so. All components taken down to bare metal, 2K epoxy primer and PPG topcoats. Tongue length 16"-6", and, with winch stand forward, 15' from rear of transom support to bottom of...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2704
Views: 485212

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Don't know the actual dimensions of the windows in question, but would 2 hinges be strong enough? Also wondering if you might run into nterference with the exterior trim at the top of the window possibly hitting the wall unless the hinges 'pop' the window out before tilting, and there is nothing to ...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 369
Views: 92994

Re: modified malahini

I bleached the deck planking on my Century Palomino Wine Bar. It gives you much more uniformity in the final stain, I went with an OEM Blonde stain. It took several applications of the acid to get a uniformly bleached deck.
by gdcarpenter
Thu May 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

Sold my ZIP last year but had it insured with Hagerty's fro 5 years with no issue.
by gdcarpenter
Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: ZIP & Mercury Mark 35A - Steering
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Re: ZIP & Mercury Mark 35A - Steering

Hi, I bought a SS tilt tube of the right diameter and thread and drilled and reamed larger diameter holes in my Mark 35A and a Mark55. I fabricated my own bracket to connect the link to the engine, other options are available.
by gdcarpenter
Mon May 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tachometer for Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Tachometer for Mercury Mark 55

The $64,000.00 dollar question is do you have a charging system on your Mark55. If you do no problem. Since these are magneto ignition engines if you have a charging system you can get a marine tach that 'reads' the impulses from the charging system stator. The tach signal feed needs to be connected...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: looking to re-power the runabout
Replies: 19
Views: 5815

Re: looking to re-power the runabout

Ferguson-Poole Marine in Atlanta.
by gdcarpenter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone

Not sure which topic to put this in but since this project started life as a smallish wooden outboard boat here goes. Moderator welcome to move it if it's more appropriate in another topic. Almost a decade ago I purchased a 15' Century Palomino and sold the ZIP I had built. Plan was to resurrect the...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 4563

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Hi Andy, I understand that the older 4 banger Mercs like yours only weigh about 135 lb. or so, what my Mark35A was spec'd at. On my ZIP I, at one time, I had my fuel tank below the bow and had no issues with fuel supply, and that was running the fuel through a very fine fuel filter/water separator. ...
by gdcarpenter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 80510

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hi Michael, Never got around to it on my ZIP, but always wanted to add a hatch over the rear seat. It was to be hinged and removable. Back when we still owned the lake access only camp figured a covered rear seat would keep stuff dry if the water was rough. Planned for it to match the existing decki...
by gdcarpenter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member
Replies: 13
Views: 2845

Re: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member

Hi, displaced Cannuk originally from outside Sudbury, now in Raleigh, NC. I agree that the pitting shown is not of any significance. The driveshaft goes down immediately into the water pump, and the water pump cover plate holds a seal. You should, at the very least, remove the water pump cover and i...
by gdcarpenter
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: attaching ply subdeck
Replies: 20
Views: 3868

Re: attaching ply subdeck

For what it's worth:

For a good 90% of the hull ply on my ZIP I used NO screws, nails, or fasteners of any kind. Only epoxy. Worked for me.
by gdcarpenter
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 4372

Re: Zip Floor

In terms of full disclosure my 'bucket' seats on my ZIP were not soft because they were pretty cheap seats. Years later I replaced them with better seats and he ride was much better. You get what you pay for!
by gdcarpenter
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 4372

Re: Zip Floor

I opted to run my floor slats side to side. I used 3 floor battens per side and attached vertical strong backs on top of the battens. My floor slats rested on those strong backs. With roughly 6" between battens I could use 5/16" thick floor slats. This made the top of the floor about 3 1/2" below th...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: bow eye
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

Re: bow eye

KInd of unconventional but I installed my trailer upside down on my framed hull to determine the bow eye location :)