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by gdcarpenter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Muskoka Mystery Boat/New member
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

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: 2142

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: 2994

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: 2994

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: 1582

Re: bow eye

KInd of unconventional but I installed my trailer upside down on my framed hull to determine the bow eye location :)
by gdcarpenter
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 32
Views: 6397

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

OMG: So Sad, will,take a while for disbelief to fade.
Hopefully hr fact that she is so unique will enable locating her more likely.
You might want to post to the AOMCI site as well, they will help keep extra eyes open.
by gdcarpenter
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tinting VC Performance Epoxy Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Tinting VC Performance Epoxy Paint

For what it's worth I used VC Performance Epoxy on my ZIP, albeit professionally sprayed, too many chemicals even for me! My ZIP spent several summers in the water for over a month at a time. I believe the product is rated for up to 60 days of immersion. Other than cleaning up the pollen line the bo...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Re: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor

For what it"s worth. My ZIP had a 1959 Mercury Mark35A with 35 HP that was rated at 35 HP. It spec'd out at 135 lb. Others will likely chime in that used more HP and heavier engines. As my old engine was rated at C/S HP and NOT Prop HP like newer engines it was probably equivalent to a newer 30-32 H...
by gdcarpenter
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercury Mark 58AE
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Mercury Mark 58AE

Hi and Welcome, Among vintage outboard folks thosethat work on Old Mercs are often referred to as 'Going to the Dark Side'. I have only worked on old 4 cylinder Mecs so cannot speak to the other brands. They are different, and there is quite a learning curve. My first was a 1959 Mark35A and I restor...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 62228

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hi Michael,

I added bottom batten stiffeners. As I recall they were 5/8" thick and varied in height between about 1" - 1 1/2".
I simply epoxied them in place.
by gdcarpenter
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Prop on is fine as long as you are in neutral.
Make sure oil mix is on the rich side for test run.
by gdcarpenter
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Malahini Bow Rider porpoising
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: Malahini Bow Rider porpoising

Sometimes there is confusion whether one is trimming up or down. If you are timing down (bringing prop closer to bottom of transom) that tends to bring the bow more. If you are trimming up (moving prop further away from bottom of transom) that tends to lift the bow. Usually you trim up for takeoff, ...
by gdcarpenter
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 346
Views: 76632

Re: modified malahini

Would the engine mounting holes being below the water line necessarily be a deal breaker?
Seems there should be a viable way to waterproof the through bolts.
Oversize SS 'Fender Washers' siliconed to the transom on either end?
by gdcarpenter
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera build
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Riviera build

Hi and welcome. When you say power planer I think of that as a 'thickness planer', which will make the thickness constant, but will not 'straighten' a board. What I refer to as a 'Jointer' is used to straighten one edge of a board, the longer the board the longer the bed of the jointer needs to be. ...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1955 Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: 1955 Mercury Mark 55

First and foremost you will need a starter with the correct number of teeth to mesh with your flywheel, then a stater solenoid, and the ancillary heavy gauge wiring to connect them, and run to a battery. If you have a tiller currently I suspect your lower cowl may not have the hole for the wiring ha...