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by Tightline5
Sat May 27, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: copper exhaust pipe

180-195 temp. Lead will fail, been there, done that, silver solder will not, tig is best.
by Tightline5
Sun May 07, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

KIND OF A GREENISH YELLOW PIPE DOPE.
by Tightline5
Sun May 07, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2585

Re: Tempo Fuel Filter Cartridge to Match Mount

Gasoil pipe dope, for all fuel, and oil line connections,
by Tightline5
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 10133

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Woodworking, carpentry, and cabinetmaking are fine skills, but they are completely different from boat restoration. The skills do not cross over.
Tom

Hmmmm, guess I didn't get that memo when I started playing with these old WOOD boats many years ago :D

Go for it JV90 but get Don's books.
by Tightline5
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

Also go to Don Dannenbergs site and search this topic Russ has posted photos there.
by Tightline5
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Plywood underlay for hull sides
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Re: Plywood underlay for hull sides

Russ Arrand uses this technique with very nice results. This is now being done more and more on transoms to always have a seem free look because you never get plank edge separation. Russ even has some neat clamps to make life easier. Email him and he will send you some photos.
by Tightline5
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Buffing a Varnished Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Buffing a Varnished Finish

Mossemeat, "Purple Haze" (at that show) has had a slight buffing all over. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: 8)
I think she looks good in the buff, and she has been from GA to Canada in shows all summer. She has been well used this summer.
by Tightline5
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributors
Replies: 15
Views: 4241

Re: Distributors

After talking to Mike Murley at Murley's Marine, I would never install Pertronics. Call him and he will educate you. One of the two best Hemi guy's out there.
by Tightline5
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding oil filter to a K
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Re: Adding oil filter to a K

As I said in the post use a Napa Gold filter to be sure.
by Tightline5
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding oil filter to a K
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Re: Adding oil filter to a K

Also all top quality filters such as Napa have a built in bypass just in case some sludge were to be in there and break lose and clog.
by Tightline5
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Adding oil filter to a K
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

Re: Adding oil filter to a K

I did away with my whole oil cooler and filter on my 1958 354 Big Block Dual Quad Hemi opting for a remote system. Had my friend who owns a machine shop fab the correct conversion plate and used a Napa remote setup with a Napa Gold filter. You don't need an oil cooler on these motors with modern day...
by Tightline5
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dock Rash
Replies: 17
Views: 4808

Re: Dock Rash

The iron will work on raw wood, but lift the varnish on your deck.
by Tightline5
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Re: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

I to had the same problem with that "well known" gauge restorer, and Clawson came to the rescue. Clawson will get any work I have in the future.
by Tightline5
Mon May 23, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Re: Fuel Gauge Reads Half Full

I had the same problem with my gauge from Kocian's this year????????? I called Clawson after much frustration. Here is how you check the gauge and tank. First check the OHM reading between the sending unit (resistance) from the gauge with a full tank. Is it 240 OHM or 33, a full tank will have the l...
by Tightline5
Thu May 05, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: A "PICKLED" ENGINE
Replies: 19
Views: 3997

Re: A "PICKLED" ENGINE

Just like the real vegetable, when you pickle, you preserve :lol: . To Me???
by Tightline5
Thu May 05, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: A "PICKLED" ENGINE
Replies: 19
Views: 3997

Re: A "PICKLED" ENGINE

Central Va. #1
by Tightline5
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Copper Exhaust Manifold Dent Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Copper Exhaust Manifold Dent Repair

At the SML chapter workshop we learned that someone in your area that repairs musical instruments (Trumpets. or clarinet, etc.) will be able to repair your pipe
by Tightline5
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2717

Re: oil pressure

Fred you can throw that oil cooler away, its not needed with modern day oils. It does more harm than good as your oil needs to reach "operating" temp to be effective.
by Tightline5
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1950 U22
Replies: 9
Views: 2592

Re: 1950 U22

22K for a complete new bottom if you don't do the work yourself, not counting restacking 65 year old sides. A 65 year old bottom needs replacing, so at your offer you are into the boat for say 32k if you don't do the work. And you will not be the first to say I can do that, and then 6 months later i...
by Tightline5
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Copper Exhaust Manifold Dent Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Copper Exhaust Manifold Dent Repair

Remember any time you heat copper you may permanently lose what tensile strength you have in the tube. It can not be quenched with oil or water to harden. This is why when I have an exhaust pipe bent, I only heat the bend area and as you stretch the pipe it will re harden that area.
by Tightline5
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Re: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?

I did not mean for my reply to sound like that but I have seen quite a few concave spray rails. And I have seen quite a few with rot in the trailing edge in that area.
by Tightline5
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Re: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?

boat_art, So you are saying that my spray rails are not concave, A lot of them are, then you would most definitely be incorrect. I don't claim to have the experience Don Dannenberg has so I think I will go with his recommendation. Bed "ALL" spray rails in bedding compound. Spray rails are attached w...
by Tightline5
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Re: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?

As Joanroy suggest, any compound that will come apart as spray rails are sacrificial items on a boat and are replaced as needed.
by Tightline5
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Re: Bedding Compound on Spray Rails?

Check with Dannenberg,

Always bed spray rails in bedding compound or they will trap water and be an area for rot. Never bed metal rub rails, as this is an area where water will drain from, also cut waters should not be bedded for drainage.
by Tightline5
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish Over White Deck Stripes / Caulk
Replies: 13
Views: 6854

Re: Varnish Over White Deck Stripes / Caulk

I only apply two coats over the deck stripes. Additional coats will start to yellow the white out, and I use 96 most times.
by Tightline5
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Epoxy bottoms
Replies: 39
Views: 7632

Re: Epoxy bottoms

Jon, contact Pat Cruise, at "Crusine Classics" in Mooresville NC. He ONLY does epoxy restorations for 30 years. And he does them correctly.
by Tightline5
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Red and White Hull Restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 7234

Re: Red and White Hull Restoration

Another option would be to cold mold all the way and come back with a laminate router and put that small V-Grove in the sides. Just another option. If not make sure you edge bead 5200 to that first plank joint above the waterline.
by Tightline5
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Red and White Hull Restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 7234

Re: Red and White Hull Restoration

Jo, Because the boat is a painted hull I would go all the way to the gunnels with a cold mold epoxy hull, as that is what they did at Ynot's with there boat. Check out there web site, the R&W is listed there as "Eulipion" and she is a heck of a boat.

Good Luck
by Tightline5
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Red and White Hull Restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 7234

Re: Red and White Hull Restoration

Ok that was quick. You need to contact Arron Ladonne at Ynot Yachts. If you go to WoodyBoater and scroll down about half way on the right you will see there add and also the boat they are in is a Red & White or at least there interpretation of it. They will have all the info you could need. Always w...
by Tightline5
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Red and White Hull Restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 7234

Re: Red and White Hull Restoration

You continue your cold mold up to the boot stripe, past the chines. You could even go one plank higher by making that next row thinner and veneer the plank next to the chine plank on also then conventional from there up. I will try to locate the Red & White I spoke of I saw at the show in FL they wo...