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Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:03 pm
by upspirate
John,is that a Rolls trailer with their design of rubber springs?

I've got two Small Rolls...I like them a lot

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:34 pm
by jamundsen
No Its mostly aluminum with spring axles. I'll have to do some work to it but the price was right. Its not easy to find a trailer to fit a 25 foot boat that one can afford.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:05 pm
by jamundsen
Trip to Oshkosh postponed for one day until Monday due to water at the airport at oshkosh. So I have one and a half days more to work on the boat.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:32 pm
by vupilot
John,

Heather and I just had lunch with your son Jonathan and Liz at the Boathouse Grill here at EYE. It was great to see them with the freshly restored Stearman they worked so hard on. Im so glad thet stopped in on the way to Oshkosh. I think they are headed for Liz parents place next with a fuel stop in Knox.
JonandLizzy2.jpg

JonandLizzy.jpg


Tell them thanks for stopping. See you guys at G4.
-Chris

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:16 pm
by kens
jamundsen wrote:My new (really new) stainless shaft came today. Only problem is their was two of them and they were both too long. It looks like my order got the wrong shipping label. The company is fixing it today. They intercepeted mine and are redirecting it and giving me 15% off. I guess I'll work on the trailer for awhile.


Eveidently every good prop shop does that. I had my prop shop guy out for lunch and his phone rang, and rang again so he was flipping between calls thru lunch.
He talking of 34x32 and 32x34 baxk and forth. the delivery driver mixed up pairs of props. it was sort of funny though, I could hear the other end of the phone "what'd you do to my props?" he switches calls and "what'd you do to my props?"

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:49 pm
by upspirate
Damn delivery drivers!!!LOL :roll: :wink: :lol:

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:57 am
by jamundsen
Back at work. What is the average number of turns for the steering wheel lock to lock for the mahogany inboards?

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:51 am
by DaveLott
John - Mine is 3 full revolutions

dave

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:50 pm
by jamundsen
Ouch. I have a nice hydraulic steering system only it is a total of 6 turns lock to lock. I also have an old CC steering column and it is 4 turns lock to lock. Do you think that 6 turns will be a problem? I hate to purchase a new system as they are expensive.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:14 pm
by DaveLott
jamundsen wrote:Ouch. I have a nice hydraulic steering system only it is a total of 6 turns lock to lock. I also have an old CC steering column and it is 4 turns lock to lock. Do you think that 6 turns will be a problem? I hate to purchase a new system as they are expensive.



John - I don't see an issue at all. I think I am limited also by one turn- the rudder arm is cannot go full right due to the transom wall. So, call mine 4 full revs. If it takes 6 for yours, so be it. At least you won't be over steering with quick movements.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:02 am
by Mr Hot Rod
To quicken up the steering response, you can replace the helm and/or cylinder to get the desired turns lock-to-lock.
The following chart relates Teleflex helm/cylinder combinations to turns lock-to-lock. If you're system is not Teleflex, your supplier should be able to recommend a combination to suit your needs.

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Turns              Helm          Displacement        Cylinder
                                cu.in./revolution
4       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA125-7ATM
5       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA135-7ATM
6       SeaStar I–Standard           1.7              BA150-7ATM
4-1/4   SeaStar II–Standard          2.4              BA150-7TM
5-1/2   SeaStar II–Standard          2.4              BA175-7TM

We quickened the steering action to 3 turns lock-to-lock by using a SeaStar 2.0–Sport Tilt Pro displacing 2 cu.in./rev and a BA125-7ATM cylinder. The tilt option was well worth the added expense !

Here are some links and specifications :


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Paul Kane Chelsea, PQ

Building the Glen-L Hot Rod : http://www.boats.chelseacoachworks.com

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:07 pm
by jamundsen
A little progress has been made.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:08 pm
by jamundsen
Two more pics.

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:30 pm
by DaveLott
John - another small step.................... Hey, you are getting really close to possibly dunking her. Can you get a steering wheel and fuel tank on her in time for the G?

dave

Re: Monte Carlo update

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:01 pm
by jamundsen
Close but not yet. A minor problem has come up with the steering wheel. The helm unit has a tapered shaft but the tapered steering wheel adapter is too small. the adapter is 3/4 inch. Actually its .744. The helm tapered shaft is .780 at the large end. Any ideas on how to enlarge the adapter to fit? the adapter is supposed to be standard 3/4 tapered shaft. I bet there is a tapered reamer that will do the job but which one and how do I figure the angle to be sure?