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by mbigpops
Thu May 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: 1940 KB triple carb 131 HP

With the engine in neutral can you spin the prop by hand ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Sun May 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: INSURANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: INSURANCE

Can Carly or somebody teach Staib how to spell Haggerrttyy.

Maybe Matt Smith. He's a good speeler.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat May 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Trailered hull bottom paint
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Trailered hull bottom paint

The strategy to eliminate scuffing is to avoid dragging the boat up to the bow stop while any of it resting on the bunks. You want to float on and attach to the bow stop and then slowly pull out making sure the boat lines up on the trailer. If marine carpet is waterproof and dries fast then that is ...
by mbigpops
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: K engine - no spark (1954 Sea Skiff)

Do you have the correct cap and rotor ? Is the rotor actually contacting the cap connections ?
by mbigpops
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Instrument Lights 1941 18' Deluxe Utility
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Instrument Lights 1941 18' Deluxe Utility

Here is a photo of the back of my dash. Newer model than yours.
The middle gauge is the tach (cable not connected). On either side is the navigation light bulbs. If you follow the black wires they go to the navigation switch below. Power comes from a hidden fuse block.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Spining Screws
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Spining Screws

If you have room get a very small flathead screwdriver and get the blade under the head and apply pressure upward while you unscrew the screw (by hand would be preferred. The screw should pop up at least enough to grab it. You could also try a screwdriver with the holding prongs attaced. Good luck. ...
by mbigpops
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1955 Model A Hercules. Van Ness engineering
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: 1955 Model A Hercules. Van Ness engineering

You are not going to get any opinions here on professional restorers as it just starts a huge back and forth argument and it is impossible to tell who is stating facts or just backing up their friend, boss or other. Your best bet is to talk to people in your local chapter or maybe you someone will p...
by mbigpops
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Three's a Crowd
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Three's a Crowd

As a general rule of thumb anything within proximity of the engine that is not fused can wire directly to the generator output using a ring terminal (not a spade terminal) and locking hardware. Anything else that is fused should go to a marine rated fuse block like Bilge Rat has suggested and again ...
by mbigpops
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Danenberg Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Danenberg Forum

Hi, Don posted on his site that he may be no longer supporting his forum and it would be going away. I have no idea how feasible this is or if Don is willing to hand it over but is there any was all that historical information could be captured on this site ? It would be kind of like cryogenically f...
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Bottom Paint on an 18' Sportsman
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Bottom Paint on an 18' Sportsman

Well there are several options - you could try and find some used boat stands to buy or maybe borrow from someone and place them in an already painted area under the transom. You could also build the wooden lifting setup that most use to flip their boats and get two chain hoists and lift the boat up...
by mbigpops
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Squeak in Chris-Craft K
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Squeak in Chris-Craft K

How is your oil pressure ?

I hate to say this but it could be a dry bearing. Happened to me.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: Final varnish coat?

Looks great !
by mbigpops
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: Final varnish coat?

I agree with your apprehension in sanding and buffing and prefer the raw sheen of the varnish after the last coat.

To answer your question no you cannot "patch" in varnish. Where you start and finish will show so unless you do an entire area that has a border of some sort.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Electrical
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Electrical

Hi Rick, The generator is actually not generating at low RPM and does not kick in until higher RPMs when it supplies power to the electrical items and charges the battery. It sounds to me like your generator is working fine. What is happening is your generator output is open at low RPM and then at h...
by mbigpops
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Building A Bomb?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Building A Bomb?

Look inside a modern car engine and you will not see an exposed electrical connection anywhere - including the battery and spark plugs. This is not by accident but a safety improvement in modern vehicles to prevent what we are talking about. Obviously the right way to prevent an accident is to never...
by mbigpops
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Wood repair in Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Wood repair in Virginia

Hi Mike, I cannot help on your Virginia repair recommendation but I will say that you should not have any rollers on your trailer or this will continue to happen. Your trailer should have all carpeted bunks for "float on" trailering where there is little or no contact with the bottom until your bow ...
by mbigpops
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: Bad coil?

"vwolah". Interesting spelling of viola. What kind of Frenchman are you ? Did you graduate the Matt Smith spelling academy ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Oil pressure drop

I am using 30W Brad Penn oil.

I guess I can do the sniff test and check for fuel in the oil.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil pressure drop
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Oil pressure drop

At the end of last season after the most use in 3 years my KL oil pressure dropped from 30 to 10 lbs. I was concerned but not overly as the high use was always in the back of my mind. Fast forward after the end of year oil change and topping off prior to first run and oil pressure was back solid at ...
by mbigpops
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Leak in Hercules KBL exhaust manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Leak in Hercules KBL exhaust manifold

Where are you ?
by mbigpops
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Leak in Hercules KBL exhaust manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Leak in Hercules KBL exhaust manifold

Have it pressure tested and find someone that stitch welds cast iron.

If the crack is internal then throw it away and get a new one.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon May 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: 5200 paint

Okay Troy - you win. You must be psychic.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon May 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: 5200 paint

Okay so what did you remove with the dremel bit ? Wood ? 5200 ? Something else ?

Are your bottom planks fairly new and sealed properly or old and still swell when wet ?

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat May 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: 5200 paint
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: 5200 paint

5200 expands as it dries and can put stress on the nearby wood planks. I guess it depends how much you applied to the joints. If you end up leaving it then you should wait 2 or 3 days and then look at the seams and see if the 5200 is proud of the joints. You may want to trim it flush before painting...
by mbigpops
Wed May 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6volt Horn Relay
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: 6volt Horn Relay

I cannot find a voltage range anywhere on line but I would be surprised if it would actuate with only 6V. Have you put 6V to the control terminal and checked for continuity between the other two terminals ? If that works then you could have another problem with the momentary switch not working or no...
by mbigpops
Mon May 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: 327Q hull clearance 1955 Sportsman

Would a different shaft angle solve the problem ?
If so you could shim the strut and or shaft log.

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Advice on trailer purchase
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: Advice on trailer purchase

Check your state law for brakes and comply. LED lights. Extra tall bow stop. Mine is aluminum and galvanized. Never will have paint issues. Bearing buddies.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Arizona storage
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Arizona storage

No idea about a dry climate but I would say you are better off with outside hull moisture. Build a couple troughs under the hull and keep them full of water. Better than wetting the floor. Still will be an uphill battle if your hanger has a concrete floor.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Sloppy Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: Sloppy Steering

Okay so you turn the wheel and about 1/2 way before the steering linkage up front moves or the front linkage moves and the rear linkage doesn't move or all the linkage moves and the rudder doesn't move ? Trying to narrow down where the problem could be happening in the whole steering system. The mor...
by mbigpops
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Sloppy Steering
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: Sloppy Steering

Jake,

Can you provide anything more specific like "you turn the wheel 1/2 way before anythin happens" ?

Mark