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by Captain Nemo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

Yup, you figured out the worst case there, a break in the fuel line. The pressure switch will stop the electric pump when the engine stalls. Without it, the pump will continue to pump your bilge full of fuel until the ignition switch is turned off. I am a fan of mechanical pumps so, I don’t know the...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Leaking Fuel Pump
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Leaking Fuel Pump

If its the only way for now I say go for it but like Jim said do it right with a Marine grade pump and with a oil pressure safety switch. You should never run a mechanical fuel pump with out a oil safety switch to turn off the pump when theirs no oil pressure. I think you mean an electric fuel pump...
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: KL oil quantity

The pan depth is the same as mine. The dip stick is about 13” to the top of the tube
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: KL oil quantity

Mine are 1956. So probably a shallow pan. Get your measurement later 2day
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL oil quantity
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: KL oil quantity

Hi, The K’s in my cruiser take 5qts each. I think there were different oil pans which would account for the difference. I could measure one of my sticks for comparison.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions

Also if you can find the hull number stamped into the wood on the engine stringer would be helpful in id'ing your boat.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions

Hi Jon, Welcome to The Buzz. Your soaking practice is a good one. Just make sure you don't put to much water on the inside. Your boat was designed to hold water out, not in. Too much weight may pull fasteners loose. If your boat is going to live on a trailer most of the time, it would best if you co...
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cabin window leak and seal
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Cabin window leak and seal

You could recaulk but that would be a temporary fix. Removal of the window and rebedding it would, of course, be better.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Pull switch knobs pre war?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Pull switch knobs pre war?

Your instrument panel light switch looks correct. The other is modern.
by Captain Nemo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

The main thing is to make sure your joint doesn’t fall between the same frame members as the next plank below or above. If you can replace to the end either way would be good.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Opinions needed on how to repair
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Opinions needed on how to repair

Hi Bullitt, I once had a Resorter that had rot in the exact same location. Yeah, buttblocks are the common way to tie together a butt joint. The main thing is to make sure the block is bedded real well with a polysulfide caulk or something like Sikaflex. You will want to make sure it is sealed well ...
by Captain Nemo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 49040

Re: Connie Refresh

I forgot about Yorktown. Enjoy!
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 158
Views: 49040

Re: Connie Refresh

I hope she found a very good home. Troy, as you know, the day you buy a boat and the day you sell are the best days of your life.😆 I hope you’re not going to be a stranger around here now.
by Captain Nemo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Model A gearbox selector shaft size?

That’s pretty ugly 😬. I would contact Jim @ www.finewoodboats.com I think he can fix you up with something.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need Auto Lite rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Need Auto Lite rotor

Try www.classicboatconnection.com they have tune up parts.
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: New trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: New trailer

I agree withe the Bilge Rat, there is a lot of engineering to get the trailer set up. You will need to set it on with a Travel Lift to get things right, at least the first time. Retrieving a boat that size on a ramp is quite a feat in itself. You will need the right ramp to be able to float it onto ...
by Captain Nemo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Swelling
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Hull Swelling

Dan, sounds like you answered your own question. If the bottom is in good condition you should have no worries. When soaking the hull from the inside, make sure you don't let more than a few inches of water accumulate, your boat was designed to hold water out, not in.
by Captain Nemo
Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: INSURANCE

Ditto on Hagerty. Never had to make a claim. Everything I’ve heard is positive though.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Round brass tag?

I'm not totally sure about the hose, someone may chime in on this. It's quite possible the bottom is original, there are a lot of them out there.
by Captain Nemo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Round brass tag?

That appears to be the original location for the pickup end. I do believe that it should be a solid copper tube without the hose section. I think we solved your mystery. A lot of times these bailers get removed because if the siphon break hole gets plugged at the top of the tube it may reverse flow ...
by Captain Nemo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Round brass tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Round brass tag?

Maybe that’s where the pickup for the self-bailer was located?
by Captain Nemo
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL engine clutch adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: KL engine clutch adjustment

Operators Manual for 4 & 6 Cylinder Engines (dragged).pdf
I don't know if this attachment works or not.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

Looks great! You should get a little swelling, the concave you left in the seams will take up any of that. Nice job. :D Let us know how it holds up after launching.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

I don’t know if I would use the 5200 on the seams. It’s a great product in certain places for it’s tenacious adhesive qualities. It is very much like a tough rubber when cured and not as sandable as they say. It’s kind of messy to work with, very permanent and hard to remove once cured. 3M makes a 4...
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

You are welcome. Nice boat there, one of my favorite models. Keep us posted on your progress :) .
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951

I have used Interlux Y31 seam compound. There is the white for above the waterline and the brown for below. On wider seams you will need to pay in some cotton to back it up (1/8”-1/4”). It stays soft and flexible.
by Captain Nemo
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Yes, that is the way they fastened them. Just don't over tighten them. When the wood swells the bolts will stay tight. Keep up the good work.
by Captain Nemo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Prop Shaft support strut
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Prop Shaft support strut

Sika-Flex or a polysulfide caulk of some sort will work fine. Don't use 5200, if you ever have to take it off it will be nearly impossible.
by Captain Nemo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Mahogany species
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Mahogany species

Of course I would go with marine grade. I wasn’t about to spring for a full sheet to replace two 10”x12” panels on my small job.
The luan did stain up really well though. :D