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by mbigpops
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad coil?
Replies: 19
Views: 342

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: 268

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: 268

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: 202

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: 202

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: 531

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: 531

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: 531

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: 482

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: 496

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: 562

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: 354

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: 636

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: 636

Re: Sloppy Steering

Jake,

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

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Newest Issue - PC won't remember login
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Newest Issue - PC won't remember login

I go to Boat Buzz and I am not logged in. I then login and go to a topic and when I get to the topic I am no longer logged in.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Newest Issue - PC won't remember login
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Newest Issue - PC won't remember login

New issue to not respond to. Android works fine. When I use my PC (Windows) my login keeps disappearing so I cannot post.

Mark
by mbigpops
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

Exhaust manifolds fail and get replaced and several of the well known parts sources sell the plates and will even stamp them for you.

Mark
by mbigpops
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Research Related
Topic: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: K, KFL, Runabout, Costum Runabout, Runabout deluxe..?

Happens when your dog logs you off.
by mbigpops
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

Sikaflex does not have the same adhesion properties as 5200. Use that for deck seams but not for bedding planks.

Mark
by mbigpops
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts
Replies: 8
Views: 871

New Issue - Logged out on multi page posts

I have discovered a new issue with the Buzz. I am logged in and see my user name below the header photo on the right hand side. If I go to a post that has multiple pages of entries I am still logged in when I first enter the post but as soon as I click on another page my user name goes to "login" an...
by mbigpops
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

So I had this same debate with my restoration and the guilt of bedding all planks in 5200 knowing that the next restorer would not be able to remove the planks in one piece to use as patterns like I was able to do. In the end I bedded all planks in 5200 - including the deck planks. All new wood. To ...
by mbigpops
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

New wood or originals going back on ?
by mbigpops
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Android Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Android Issues

Nick,

Yes that appears to work.

Thanks.
by mbigpops
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Android Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Android Issues

I have been having trouble accessing the Boat Buzz from my Android phone. Occasionally I have been able to access new posts but after they are read I cannot get in. I click on the topic at the board index level and nothing happens. These posts normally go unanswered by the moderators so I guess that...
by mbigpops
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery cables
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Battery cables

Jake, Before you purchase your battery cables you need to figure out the length, color and gauge of the wire. If you have a 6V system then you will probably need 0 gauge cables where 12V could use 1 or 2 gauge. A period correct wiring diagram should tell you what color for the positive and negative ...
by mbigpops
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Casters for boat cradle
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Casters for boat cradle

I used the inflatable ones from Harbor Freight. I went over grass too and they worked great.

I used four for a 17 footer. Maybe use six for yours. I second the chocks.

Mark
by mbigpops
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Propeller

I went the ACME route and they recommended a prop based on my boat size and engine type and horsepower. I was also pre-warned to order a stock prop so that it could be returned if there were any issues (custom ones are not returnable). That was some great advice as despite the pitch and diameter bei...
by mbigpops
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Laundering Sunbrella fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Laundering Sunbrella fabric

I googled sunbrella and found this link:

https://www.sunbrella.com/en-us/how-to- ... upholstery

If you read down there a paragraph on mold / mildew that recommends a bleach and soap mix.

Mark
by mbigpops
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Recommendations for Critical Tools in your Onboard Tool Kit?

I haven't had an emergency yet … but here is what I carry anyway. Torque Wrench Head torque sequence (on paper) Socket set (inch not metric) Open end wrench set Screwdriver (6 in one) Electrical (pliers, strippers) Prop puller DMM (with clip leads) Quart of oil Custom stuffing box wrenches Pliers I ...
by mbigpops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 3 Starter Solnoid Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: 3 Starter Solnoid Posts

I don't have the markings with me.

Here is a pic of my setup. The terminal in the back goes to the starter (hard copper connection), the one on top goes to the starter button (green wire) and the one in front goes to the battery (black wire). The red wire runs power to the dash.

Mark