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by trebot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Generator 3rd brush
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Generator 3rd brush

Have 12v generator on a KL. What is procedure for adjusting 3rd brush? Thanks
by trebot
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL Generator overcharging
Replies: 1
Views: 410

KL Generator overcharging

Have KL motor in my 1956 Continental. It is charging into the 15 volt range. The battery has liquid on the top, which I guess is a result of overcharging. Had motor out for rebuild. The generator has a box on the side with 2 wires connected. Is that the voltage regulator? Something I should do to re...
by trebot
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Add picture
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Add picture

How can I add picture to my profile?
by trebot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: bimini top hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 558

bimini top hardware

Looking for "Campbell e-z mount hardware.
by trebot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 2
Views: 422

KL generator to alternator swap

Have 12v system and want go to an alternator. Any specific alternator I should be looking or? Thanks
by trebot
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: KL generator to alternator swap
Replies: 1
Views: 338

KL generator to alternator swap

Whats involved in swapping 12 volt generator to an alternator on a KL motor? Any specific alternator? Thanks
by trebot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Marine plywood

Menards carries Marine. No vaneer. Bought sheet to use as rear seat base and motor box cover. Bought sheet of vaneer at L.L. Johnson.
by trebot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Marine plywood

Building a motor box and having no luck finding marine plywood. Is there a good substitute?
by trebot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL engine clutch adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 555

KL engine clutch adjustment

Clutch slips when applying full power. What is adjustment procedure? I know you adjust after taking off top cover.
by trebot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Preserving deck wood
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Preserving deck wood

Have '56 Continental. The deck has been subjected to the elements, varnish is peeling, but the wood itself is in good shape. Not going to be able to get boat stored in garage for a few months. Is there anything I can "paint" the deck with to preserve it til I can get her in a garage and do an adequa...
by trebot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith float adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Zenith float adjustment

Have a Zenith 263M carb on a KL motor. What is float setting and how is it measured?
Thanks, Kurt
by trebot
Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: 5200 paint

The bottom appears that it might be original. Most planks were tight; some had 1/16 to 1/8" gap. Used dremel sparingly. Didn't push 5200 into seams, so I'm not too worried about expanding planks buckeling. The boat is trailered , so don't have luxury of soak. As hull has plywood inner liner, just wa...
by trebot
Sun May 19, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: 5200 paint

I get the impression that there is disagreement with the 5200 idea. Here's what I did. Actually, I took a Dremel with cone shaped bit and took out about 1/8" to 1/4" deep surface valley between planks. Filled "valley" with 5200. Didn't force it, just let ut flow as you would do with caulking. Wiped ...
by trebot
Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

5200 paint

Did some bottom seam filling with standard cure 5200. How long to wait until I can paint? Boat is outside in 45 to 60 degree temps. Thanks
by trebot
Thu May 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom Plank Replace
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Bottom Plank Replace

'56 Continental 18'. Replacing (2) 2 foot sections of bottom side by side plank. The hull uses 1/2" plank over plywood liner. The plywood is good. Do I need to treat the new wood before installation? Theses planks are side by side . How much gap between planks ? Can I use 5200 to secure replacement ...
by trebot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom plank caulking
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Bottom plank caulking

Have '56 Continental 18'. It is plank bottom with plywood inner liner. Boat is new to me and haven't had her in water yet. Thought I'd tighten all bottom screws, caulk seams and recaulk over screw heads. What should I use for caulk material? Is it necessary to caulk seams? This is my 1st plank hull,...
by trebot
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Tuneup Specs
Replies: 2
Views: 734

KL Tuneup Specs

Having my KL rebuilt. What is timing setting? What spark plugs should I use and gap?
by trebot
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Continental bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Continental bottom

Plywood thru ribs have nuts and bolts.
by trebot
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: Hull Construction

Bottom planking looks original. Haven't stripped paint yet, so I'm guessing.
by trebot
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Hull Construction

Are the plank hulls "double planked" or is the inside plywood?
My '56 Continental has plywood inside the hull (bilge). I'm wondering if it has a "5200 no-soak bottom".
by trebot
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Hull number location
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Hull number location

Have 1956 Continental 18'. Where do I look for hull number?
by trebot
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: "I" in Continental
Replies: 1
Views: 814

"I" in Continental

Need the "I" letter for the side of my '56 Continental. Anybody got one?
by trebot
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Continental bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Continental bottom

Have '56 18' Continental. New to plank hulls. The outside bottom is 1/2" plank. The inside(Bilge) is plywood. Is this original from the factory?
by trebot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Interior color
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Interior color

Got Hull Card for my '56 Continrntal 18'. It says: Upolstery Type- Carpenter. Color: Special- Flame. Any idea what that's telling me? Current color is Green
by trebot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Dry Rot
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Dry Rot

Have a 1956 "Bull Nose" Continental. Have soft 2'x8' section just below rub rail on bull nose section. Understand it's nearly impossible to get Phillipine Mahogany to do a replacement repair. Any suggestions
by trebot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 paintable?
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

5200 paintable?

Using 5200 on bottom repair. Is it paintable?
by trebot
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: 283 Flywheel housing

Rear where trans bolts up. Didn't realize the motor are flywheel forward.
by trebot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Type of planking
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Type of planking

Have a 1956 Continental, 18'. Need to replace section of bottom plank at the stern. What type of wood was used in construction on the bottom?
by trebot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: 283 Flywheel housing

The 283 I'm looking at to replace the current KL has a hydrulic trans. My question is, will the manual trans from the KL bolt up?
by trebot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 283 Flywheel housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

283 Flywheel housing

On a 283, is the flywheel housing different for the manual trans or hydraulic trans?