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by Retroman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY
Replies: 102
Views: 50741

Re: Malahini Progress on Long Island, NY

Wow. Your boats coming along nicely. Vintage mercury is the way to go. Not a popular choice here on long island. What part of the island are you on? I'm in Massapequa.
by Retroman
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 669
Views: 164575

Re: Andy's Zip build

Is it even possible to put enough floatation in a Zip to actually prevent the boat from sinking to the bottom. Im sure there is a mathmatical formula to determine how much you would need. You may want to review flotation regulations in the BOATBUILDER'S HANDBOOK , more specifically, Subpart G — Flo...
by Retroman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 669
Views: 164575

Re: Andy's Zip build

On foam... Since there are no instructions on exactly how much you mix to achieve a certain volume of foam (other than the whole kit makes 8 cubic feet), I find myself working in small batches and have come up with an amount that just about fills the plastic containers that I'm using for molds. The...
by Retroman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Might be a good inboard candidate:Chevy 305 $700
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: Might be a good inboard candidate:Chevy 305 $700

I dont know how far along you are on your build, but small block chevys are everywhere. I wouldnt worry bout the motor just yet. Let someone else trip over that thing while your building your boat. Something better might fall right into your lap in the meantime.
Jim
by Retroman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.

Another silly OMC question. It seems odd, only one cylinder was damaged. The carb may have been loose, as the bolts are stripped, and it was pointed out to me this could have caused a lean condition in the one and only damaged cylinder. I was curious if the loose and frozen bolt in the pic, could ha...
by Retroman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.

Thanks Guys,
The compression is within 5lbs of each other, at about 80 pounds per, done on a cold motor. Im gonna put it back together, run it and hope I get a season out of it. I wont invest much money, as the motor is damaged.
Thanks again
Jim
by Retroman
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

trying to evaluate my 1960 Johnson 75hp.

Would you mind taking a look? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZUJKqKMoUw
by Retroman
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transome modification. Will it hold?
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Transome modification. Will it hold?

I value you guys opinions and want to know what you think. If you would please watch my video, any tips or advice is greartly appreciated.
thanks
Jim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-5OfuePDQ
by Retroman
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of it
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: 3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of i

vupilot wrote:I really enjoy that you use the heck out of your boats! No garage queens in your fleet!
Use them and abuse them frequently, the glen-l is holding up well, an amazing little boat for sure.
by Retroman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of it
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: 3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of i

Bob Maskel wrote:Need a password to see it.... :(
i ll fix it

should be ok now. thanks bob
by Retroman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of it
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

3:11 FLYING SAUCER - Ride Home- Just for the thrill of it

If you dont want to see a 3 minute, sunset cruise home, in a Glen-L Flying Saucer, dont watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOcxwcmf7gE
by Retroman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: zip on Orlando craigslist
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: zip on Orlando craigslist

real funny how the world gets smaller as you get older. When I was building my FS a facebook friend I went to grammar school with (I havent seen of talk to him in 30+ years) reached out and we talk breifly about boats and how he built a zip in '92. 2 years later some one on the old merc forum posts ...
by Retroman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying saucer
Replies: 25
Views: 7712

Re: Flying saucer

Is there any way to help with the foot and leg room? I was thinking that the bow is 5 feet long and I could shorten it by 10" giving me some more additional leg room. I would just make the boat longer but I only have 12 feet on the flying bridge so I need to keep the boat at 12' 3" . Overseer I'm 6...

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