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by Mr Hot Rod
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 32
Views: 9965

Re: Intake Strainers

Another item we've added is a check valve installed on the sea strainer outlet port. This keeps the cam-drive water pump's inlet hose from losing water. With water behind the inlet and outlet ports, the pump is always primed and reduces the risk of running a dry pump. Bronze Check Valves ● GROCO Bro...
by Mr Hot Rod
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes
Replies: 58
Views: 32932

Re: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes

You might consider a single part solvent-based paint such as RUST-OLEUM's Marine line of paints. Primer, topsides and bottom paint. Follow the link below for more info. ● Rustoleum Boat Paint ● RUST-OLEUM Marine Coatings (rustoleum.com) An air-supplied mask is a great investment. Not only does it en...
by Mr Hot Rod
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Buffing varnish and clearcoat
Replies: 0
Views: 14576

Support Knowledge Base - Buffing varnish and clearcoat

This post is another in the 'Support Knowledge Base' series. The intent is to create an index to useful posts which would be of general interest. Post any useful links from other topics on the Forum or write a post to cover a particular topic. Buffing varnish and clear coats The Warmth & Beauty of ...
by Mr Hot Rod
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes
Replies: 58
Views: 32932

Re: Let's demystify some of these boat finishes

My previous post covered most of these questions. I've expanded and moved the post to the Painting topic : Knowledge Base - Painting Hope this helps ! ____________________ Paul Kane Kane Custom Boats Ltd. Chelsea, Quebec Building the Glen-L Hot Rod : http://www.kanecustomboats.com Glen-L Hot Rod bui...
by Mr Hot Rod
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints
Replies: 1
Views: 14669

Support Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints

This post is another in the 'Knowledge Base' series. The intent is to create an index to useful posts which would be of general interest. Please post any useful Paint links from other topics on the Forum or write a post to cover a particular topic. Many builders have had excellent results with roll...
by Mr Hot Rod
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery
Replies: 3
Views: 9841

Support Knowledge Base - Upholstery

This post is another in the 'Support Knowledge Base' series. The intent is to create an index to useful posts which would be of general interest. Please post any useful Upholstery links from other topics on the Forum or write a post to cover a particular topic. (1) Seat Design http://www.glen-l.com...
by Mr Hot Rod
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat video directory
Replies: 27
Views: 7026

Re: Boat video directory

@Bill & Kens : Thanks guys ! I hope we can make it ... @Neel : Looking forward to sitting on the porch having a beer ... or two ... Don't forget to bring a slalom ski and a rope. I want to see you up on water skis ! @Billy C : Glad you enjoyed the links ! @Bryan : Thanks for the video link. We've ad...
by Mr Hot Rod
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat video directory
Replies: 27
Views: 7026

Re: Boat video directory

It's been a while since the last update ! We've been busy block sanding the Hot Rod's deck and fixing up some dock rash while listening to some inspirational music. We may make the Gathering this year ... I thought we'd share the playlist. Danielle Nicole Band, Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, BB King. We'...
by Mr Hot Rod
Fri May 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 23
Views: 9614

Re: Build a Gantry?

Here's some inspiration if you decide to build a gantry ... We designed and built a portable gantry to move the boat from its cradle to the trailer. The 6" wide x 12' long I-beam is supported by jackposts which adjust from 7' to 9' in height. The 3" C-channel base is supported by 8" steel casters. I...
by Mr Hot Rod
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 108
Views: 52983

Re: UK Zip Build

I'm a bit late to the party, but here's a link to a thread which might be of interest : http://www.chelseacoachworks.com/images/misc/engines/shortened_outboard_2.jpg Little Fellow by Bob Ruskauff, Mechanix Illustrated Converting an outboard engine to an inboard Hope this helps ! ____________________...
by Mr Hot Rod
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just curious?......
Replies: 11
Views: 2111

Re: Just curious?......

The following link might be of interest : Belle Isle - Stern Drive? If the hull you're starting with was designed for a centrally mounted inline inboard, you'll have to add a jackshaft extension kit to maintain the original hull's balance. Glen-L's Inboard Hardware Catalog has very competitive prici...
by Mr Hot Rod
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Grounding Aluminum Gas Tanks
Replies: 26
Views: 14876

Re: Grounding Aluminum Gas Tanks

Here's a link to show how we installed our aluminium fuel tanks using David Pascoe's method : Re: fuel tank questions http://www.chelseacoachworks.com/images/hot_rod/300/jumpseats_24.jpg http://www.chelseacoachworks.com/images/hot_rod/300/jumpseats_28.jpg http://www.chelseacoachworks.com/images/hot_...
by Mr Hot Rod
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what's that speckle paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: what's that speckle paint ?

Here's a link to Valspar Zolotone : http://www.quest-ip.com/trusted-brands/zolatone/ -> Click on Zolotone MSDS for sample colours. Try a Google Search with the search term Zolotone or look for it at major automotive refinish retailers. ____________________ Paul Kane Kane Custom Boats Ltd. Chelsea, Q...
by Mr Hot Rod
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Making a monto Carlo wider
Replies: 17
Views: 7497

Re: Making a monto Carlo wider

You may leave the beam as is but stretch the boat to accomodate a staggered engine configuration. The engines could mount to remote v-drives located just behind the cockpit. One engine would be closely coupled while the other engine would be coupled by a torque tube which parallels the first engine ...
by Mr Hot Rod
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Dream Builder

What does this number mean exactly? As in, the stern will sit 4 inches lower? 1) Add the weights of all objects. Add the weight moments. 2) Divide the total moment by the total weight. This is the distance from the datum to the center of gravity. Here are some links to augment Bill's post : → For a...

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