SEA KNIGHT

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby froberts » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:51 am

Great to hear from you Craig! I would look into the various quick release deck fittings that are out there or as Carl suggested maybe look into some sort on locking hinge. That way it could just fold down when not in use.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Fraser, I think that might be a good way for me to go. I could hinge it on the front and fold forward. I will give that some thought.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Finally moved the old Bearcat motor to the boat. Had to roll it over about 50 yrds of rough uneven surface but it is now in a place where I can figure out a way to hang it on the transom. Feels good.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby mrintense » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 am

Cool Craig. That motor is going to look great on your Sea Knight. Isn't it funny how something as silly as having to move something heavy over rough ground can slow you down. I occasionally get slowed down because I have to do some sanding or epoxy work and I don't feel like dealing with it in the heat. Just have to force myself to do the things I don't like so I can do the things I do like.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby hoodman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:39 pm

That motor is classy!

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Your absolutely right Carl that motor move and mount has taken me 2 yrs. And thanks guys for the comments. I finally mounted the motor on the transom and now I can accomplish a whole lot of jobs like the steering and motor controls, instruments and electrical etc.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:21 pm

A few more photos.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby froberts » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:11 pm

That looks really nice!
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 pm

It just looks right!

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby eckie63 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 am

Wow! This is a really nice build! You've done a wonderful job. And that motor looks great back there. Looking forward to see the splash!

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:37 am

Thank you to all who have commented and for the suggestions etc. I will keep plugging along, Need to save up some funds for steering parts etc. It is a slow process but fun.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby billy c » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:10 am

That is one pretty motor restoration. It fits the lines of the SK perfectly.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:12 am

I purchased a simple compass yesterday and think I will mount it on top of the helm box. I also need to decide how to mount the motor control box (how high etc.) looks like it will need new cables since the ones attached are way to long. Not sure if I can modify the ones on it or will it require new. I am also planning to make up some paper disc's to check instrument placement on the helm before cutting holes. I ordered a steering cable system that should be here early next week.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:35 am

Craig

Before you mount that compass, make sure none of your electronic interfere with it.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks Bill, What do you think of the idea of mounting my old Horizon Radio in the helm box along with engine instruments etc.?


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