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by Craig Aho
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I managed to get almost all my electrical completed and it is all working so far. I've only to complete my bilge pump install (trying to decide where the lowest part of the boat might be since I have no idea how it will sit in the water). I also need to purchase an Antenna of some sort for the VHF r...
by Craig Aho
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thank you Carl, I appreciate your feedback.
by Craig Aho
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I will use SS bolts and screws to install the seat as an assembly into the boat so I can remove it if needed.
by Craig Aho
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thank you Jimmy for the suggestion. I have worked a little on the aft bench seat with basic supports made and ready for varnishing. I will collect some more African Mahogany for the slates that will be the seat bottom and will have to decide on some kind of supports on the port/starboard ends as wel...
by Craig Aho
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Hi Carl, That does make some sense. I am not totally sure now. I just noticed how heavy that battery was when I brought it home and lugged it into my backyard to the boat. I think I may have stretched my right arm 6", lol. My thoughts are to keep as much heavy weight at the COB.
by Craig Aho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Not sure where to mount the battery, forward is prefered and the locker I was considering is rather small and might not fit the battery and a portable toilet. Maybe a locker which could double as a foot rest for the port side seat.? included a photo of my helm wiring challenges. 62087521_37341824686...
by Craig Aho
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thanks guys, for the time being I just bought a battery and box for the boat and can proceed with running electrical wiring etc. I would like to mount the battery box up in the cabin if possible to move the weight up there (about 12' run). It might fit nice on the port side in the toilet cupboard. I...
by Craig Aho
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Well I am back at it again although I have had thoughts of selling or trading away my project. It is nearly completed with only electrical hookups preventing it from going in the water. Also I would need to repair my old ford truck to pull her. And then there is the problem of moving it out of the b...
by Craig Aho
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Picked up another complete powerhead for the Bearcat with pertronix ignition as well, Kind of wish I had the short shaft leg it was mounted on as well as they are harder to come by and would be nice if I decide to build the Malahini, it is the one on its side, the other white one I have had as a spa...
by Craig Aho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Thanks Billy C. I have been told the original used a chrysler style fuel hookup which I think is what I bassically have at this point. I like your thought though on the line direct to the filter.
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Thanks Roberta. Cool stuff on his site.
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Since this is my first experience with an outboard motor, does anyone see any problem with my fuel line plumbing? It was kind of time consuming trying to decide and install some kind of attachment fittings. I finally settled on this quick connect setup.

Craig
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Thank you Roberta, I did as you suggested. I am thinking I might like to aquire a few outboards to refurbish and collect. I just wish my son Chris was nearby and not living in Phoenix since he is a trained motorcycle mechanic so I could have his help. Those old Merc's have my interest and look so co...
by Craig Aho
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: General outboard questions

Can anyone recommend a good book on vintage outboard motors and restorations etc.?
by Craig Aho
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 453
Views: 130427

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I will need to make a new block of wood to attach the cable clamp block to the transom, I managed to spit the one in the photo.

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