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by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Have now completed 3 full frames. Not counting the frame screwed to the inside of the transom, I have done frames 2, 4, & 6. Leveled going forward to notch on stem for keel. Frames 1, 3, & 5 are only bottom frames with no side frames. The are supported by the longitudinals and fastened to th...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

So my first main frame rebuilt. A previous owner must have sufferedd an at sea event or trailer mishap. On one side the chine plank and the bottom plank next to it are rather severely fiberglass patched. The event must have also damaged the chine. To 'fix' it they cut the bottom of the side frame an...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Been scratching my poor brain trying to figure out how to begin the reconstruction. Boat leveled side to side and front to back keeping imaginary keel line level running from transom to stem. But where to start? Dealing with the fact that I intend on reusing most all the bottom planks. Ergo I laid o...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Layout Table

I am lucky to have a garage with a more than 10' high ceiling. The concrete block comes up about 30" and the walls are 2X6's. I 'sistered' the studs with parallel 2X6's through bolted at the bottom, and the legs similarly through bolted at the top. When not in use it 'folds' up into the wall, w...
by gdcarpenter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Well, the boat has it's hull number again. The first owner replaced the original planked transom with an OEM solid transom. He did this so he could hang a behemoth of a V4 75HP outboard on it. Since the hull numbers were 'etched' into the transom they disappeared with the old transom. Not a great ma...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Side note: As I wind down my carpentry career as a stoopidviser/project manager for a residential GC we were demolishing an ancient garage in a 1942 home. There were slats nailed down to supports for storage. I started breaking them down for the dumpster when I noticed they felt very heavy. They are...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Got a bit more done. Reattached my original chine planks to keep my frames in alignment. It's a soft chine boat and the chine planks are close to 1" thick in the middle. From the photos of Palominos afloat it looks like the water line at the the stern is right at the top of the chine plank, and...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Slow progress, two Sunday's worth. Shaped, formed, and added a piece across the top of the transom. This is to gives me the 16 1/2" transom height I need for my Mark58. Ran the separate slabs through the planer to true, smooth, and flatten both sides. Final thickness 1 1/2". The cut 4"...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best boat for this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Best boat for this motor?

My ZIP was likely a little lighter than most, a tad under 800 lbs. fully loaded for a days outing, not counting people.
My engine was a Mark35A, 35 HP @ the crank, ergo closer to 30 HP at the prop in today's power measurement.

I could run 29-30 MPH with 2 people on board.
by gdcarpenter
Thu May 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Sent you a PM Mr. cusoak. Working on transom. The fact that it came apart in two pieces is actually good news to me. I will now be able to run the individual pieces through my planer to clean up both sides. It's 1 13/16" thick now and the bottom of the transom had been beveled considerably, I a...
by gdcarpenter
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Yes, the ZIP is gone. The boat came with a monstrous Johnson V4 75 HP, that I was actually able to sell. The second owner that I bought it from said the first and original owner got a replacement Century thicker transom for the boat to put on the 75. Should handle one Mark58, or two if I ever have t...
by gdcarpenter
Wed May 23, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Hi Mr. Cusoak, long time no hear.

Debated it for a long time but finally committed to a 5200 bottom. That will be trickier than most with the soft chine, but figure it's doable. Miss my ZIP at times but it's gone to a good home and time to move on :)
by gdcarpenter
Tue May 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 5407

Re: '57 Century Redux

Hi,

Short crude video of where I am now with my 1957 Century Palomino project.

Trying again: Got it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 6_lyaz29e0
by gdcarpenter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Thanks, I have installed a larger diameter tilt tube on the engine to accommodate a standard Teleflex steering system, but also have a 'Ride Glide' system, or may stay with original steering cable system. So many choices, so little time :) Also an Johns Old Mercury member and I have another 3 44 cub...
by gdcarpenter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Hi All, Finally sold my ZIP and cleared out the new dedicated third garage bay for my 1957 Century Palomino Project. Seems it's been over a year since I first posted about it. Now have her down to a skeleton. Will eventually be doing a 5200 bottom. Amazing how tedious and time consuming carefully re...

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