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by cusoak
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97696

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Looks good. What did you use to spray on the primer.
HVLP or regular air compressor type.
Jeff
by cusoak
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17489

Re: '57 Century Redux

I poster a question on the Century boat club web site yesterday about your hin number and a reply came back from a man that had a lot of pictures of his 57 that he will share with you . I just need to get his email address.
Jeff
by cusoak
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17489

Re: '57 Century Redux

In the second picture it look like the first frame from the transom does not go to the chine? I took off the bottom plank on the transom to ck the transom side on the the bottom frame ,that is where I found rot in the corners. Do you know what year Palomino it is. I just got my issue of the Chris Cr...
by cusoak
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17489

Re: '57 Century Redux

1 question did you do any cross bracing to the inside of the boat.? The other thing you should check is the Keel. take a 8 ft straight edge and lay it on the keel starting at the transom and run it forward. I keel should be flat almost all the way forwars to where the stem starts. Most Century boat ...
by cusoak
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 8271

Re: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls

My Century is a 1966 17.5 ft Resorter It has a 1966 Chrysler 318 marine,225 hp, Not sure if it all is a truck engine but at least the heads are. I know this because I had to have some exhaust manifold work done (crack welded in both) then out because the exhaust ports were different than a car block...
by cusoak
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 8271

Re: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls

Heve you already done some stripping to the sides of finish
What did the inside upholestary look loke.
Jeff
by cusoak
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 8271

Re: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls

Thats a great Idea for working on the boat inside and out, you can always build something to stand on to get the right to work on the bottom. If you need any thing for your TeeNee tralier there is a guy in Springfield that has some new parts for them. What size motor did the have on the boat. And I ...
by cusoak
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 8271

Re: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls

If you can take you Century to a lake for a dip test to see how bad it leaks, and where it leaks. Single planked bottoms over time will require soaking them to be able to use them. What you might also fine when taking the planks off are frames that are rotton or cracked at the chine landing and very...
by cusoak
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 8271

Re: West System vs 5200 Planked Hulls

Could you tell us what make of boat you are going to have . I redid my 1966 Century boat which is a single planking bottom. With battens running for and aft attached in notiches in every frame, So that the seams can be screw doun. The modern was to reuus the bottom is to install a layer of 3 mil mar...
by cusoak
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Re-Powering Zip Utility
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: Re-Powering Zip Utility

In the next couple of days I will be picking up the material my friend says will quiet down our old Merc,s. Will let you all know what it is, along with a picture. It will replace the piece that is inside the cover. By the way Mercery back in the day did an test to that there new merc, 6 cylinder do...
by cusoak
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Re-Powering Zip Utility
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: Re-Powering Zip Utility

I am reading a book called Iron Fist it is written by Jeffrey I Rodgenged. It is about the Life of Carl Kiekhaefer. What it says in the book about Mercury motors is that they all made more HP than rated HP. Their motors also weight less than other motors of the same horse power, allowing for greater...
by cusoak
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97696

Re: Brendons Zip Build

But it is the most important part of the boat construction.
Jeff
by cusoak
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Re-Powering Zip Utility
Replies: 16
Views: 5034

Re: Re-Powering Zip Utility

No they do want to go fast.
I have a 1961 Merc 45 hp short shaft on mine.
It is 44 cid
Back then the only diffrence between a 45 hp and a 50 was the carbs.
How thick is the transom on your boat now and does it have a knee brace between the keel and transom.
Jeff
by cusoak
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97696

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Chris you are right about the bottoms and about how we want them to perfectly smooth and then you do not see them again.
What I found was that I was amazed as to how big the inside of the boat was when upright.
Jeff
by cusoak
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 188
Views: 97696

Re: Brendons Zip Build

The other thing is the bottom looks and so does the Skeg.
Jeff

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