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by trebot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith float adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 128

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: 531

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: 531

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: 531

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: 387

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: 411

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: 620

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: 917

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: 1198

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: 1198

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: 574

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: 605

"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: 917

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: 601

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: 575

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: 841

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: 1219

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: 791

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: 1219

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: 1219

283 Flywheel housing

On a 283, is the flywheel housing different for the manual trans or hydraulic trans?
by trebot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL to 283 repower
Replies: 4
Views: 963

KL to 283 repower

Any one have experience with repower from Straight 6 KL type motor to a 283 V8. Have 18' 1956 Continental (utility style). Pulled motor and sent to Engine shop for evaluation. I'm not holding out much hope it's economically realistic to repair. Crack in #4 cyl and milky oil. Previous owner Didn't wi...
by trebot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Hydraulic trans

Maybe I'm betteroff just getting a L/H rotating prop. Wonder if that will affect anything else on a 18' Continental.
by trebot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Hydraulic transtran

I've been told these trans can be run in reverse with no problem, I ask because the replacement engine/trans i'm looking at may be reverse rotation. Haven't seen yet to check rotation, but planning ahead. I would rather leave engine left rotation if thats how it spent its life: run trans in reverse ...
by trebot
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Steering gearbox adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Steering gearbox adjustment

Have a '56 Continental, new purchase. The steering gearbox has a bit of play in it. Is there adjustment on the gearbox?
by trebot
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Zenith carb
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Zenith carb

Have a KL in '56 Continental. Pulling motor for rebuild and want to also rebuild carb. I've never had motor running (bought her figuring motor was bad, I was right). I don't know what model the carb is. Any help appreciated before I buy the wrong carb rebuild kit
by trebot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Repower or rebuild

Thanks for the input. Decided to stay with original motor. Stripping her down and sending to engine/machine shop and hope for the best. I talked to a very knowledgable boat guy in Algonac, Brian Cuthbertson, and the discussion showed the many possible gliches with a repower in a relatively small, 18...
by trebot
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Repower or rebuild

Have a '56 Continenal 18'. Cracked block #4 cyl. Is repower to CC 283 realistic or should I pay ridiculous price for a rebuilt KL?
by trebot
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

K Series model differences

Looking for KL motor. Have seen a K and KO for sale. Whats the diferences?
by trebot
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Continental wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Continental wiring diagram

Looking for wiring diagram for my '56 18' Continental.
by trebot
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Seam caulking / filling
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Seam caulking / filling

Have a '56 contenential, recent purchase. Hull appears very solid with no plank distress.
Any advice or videos on cleaning out seams and caulking?
What material should be use on hull bottom caulking?