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by jfrprops
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38942

Re: Connie Refresh

yep, being in a covered slip saves my Fairchild scout.

John in VA
by jfrprops
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Connie Refresh
Replies: 154
Views: 38942

Re: Connie Refresh

That looks really professional Troy! She will appreciate the cover and the ventilation. Now you can get serious about your Loop trip!
John in Va
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bed decks and covering boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Bed decks and covering boards?

but you sure as hell can't get it off your clothes.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Shaft Log Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Shaft Log Hose

you might try heating is a bit with a heat gun? That and the soap trick. John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: trainig session for my 62 Constellation and it's electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: trainig session for my 62 Constellation and it's electronics

no photo that I can see????? John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: trainig session for my 62 Constellation and it's electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: trainig session for my 62 Constellation and it's electronics

just for correct correspondence Lynn....are you Mr. Ms. or Mrs.? You need to post some pics of that boat so we can react.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Appointment of the 2019 President and Vice President
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Appointment of the 2019 President and Vice President

good deal...Doc will do a fine job....and leave Troy time to find hot pics to post on woodyboater.
by jfrprops
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 40755

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

keep it up...much enjoy your progress reports, John in Va
by jfrprops
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation

Don is right on about this being a worth project...it is just a big one....as to the gas or diesels...diesels on that boat, twins, would be heavy, smelly, eventually shaky and hard to start in the cold....that said they are not floating bombs and last forever....tough call.....You would want to re-t...
by jfrprops
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Constellation Enthusiast Group
Topic: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Trying to acquire a 1957 46 foot constellation

steady boys....careful.....that is an all consuming, never ending, life changing project.....just sayin.....John in Va
by jfrprops
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Varnish Lifting
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Varnish Lifting

Well since no one in the serious varnish brain trust has yet checked in....let me say that from my point of view you messed by doing all the meticulous great work....I just slap some on and Go Boating....then too...I don't have that wonderful rare boat. Someone with come along and be serious help to...
by jfrprops
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: slow leak at transom and hull join
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: slow leak at transom and hull join

you might very well be able to stop that one with boatlife...sets up under water...mostly....you would be best to force it in there with the caulking gun and then keep it in place with a block or brick or something until it sets up. I have actually done that on a cavalier and it lasted for years. Jo...
by jfrprops
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

I fear that paint requirement will fall between one and two quarts. Got one of those paperweights.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

I say Boatlife, white.... (lifecaulk)

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Trading Dock

to expand on my clueless response: I don't know squat about this stuff but know for sure that I am not going to use fakebook. My rather rare classic boat, a Fairchild Scout 30, got a fakebook page back in the day and while I would love to be able to communicate with other owners...I am not going to ...
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M27 Chrysler Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: M27 Chrysler Engine

All the guys I know are using goop instead of gaskets...claim good products out there and good results????

John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 11
Views: 1464

Re: Trading Dock

I am with brother Staib! John in Va
by jfrprops
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 5331

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

love it bilge rat...after TWELVE fricking coats anything will dent! Us two coat guys never have that problem...lol.....

I am sticking (literally) with Epi.....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Water pump

now now....don't pooh pooh that cured by rusting deal....I have seen it work too....lazy man's repair.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: HF-7 pink milk

I would like some others to comment on this...but after reading you last post as to what happens....squeal is not something a wet disc unit really does...bearing maybe but not the disc that make it go. And as to just disengaging....well...I am more pointed back to the damper plate....especially sinc...
by jfrprops
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: HF-7 pink milk

that vid does not tell me much....and my suggestion of damper plate is just covering all possible bases. Clearly, milky oil is the sign of trouble. Remind us all what boat that is exactly and what engine? Will she still move through the water and at what speed and duration. There are not many guys l...
by jfrprops
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Water based varnish, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Water based varnish, anyone?

I am a Epifanes guy....but as to advice...Johnroy's post and the on just above are both right on. The sea gold does work Ok...but the post just above mine tells the whole story...
John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: HF-7 pink milk

Back in the day we said that Paragons had a "system" like stomachs, intestines, and kidneys....that would "pass" buckshot...whereas Borg Warner/ Velvet Drives would not pass number 9 shot....meaning that paragons were really tough and hard to kill. I just re read you symptoms are you confident you h...
by jfrprops
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: HF-7 pink milk

Ok, the HF-7 must have a cooler I am pretty sure. That cooler is a small heat exchanger of the capsule with tubes design. That is a smaller version of the heat exchanger on the engine if you have fresh water cooling. The ATF gets pumped around in the unit and through the heat exchanger to be cooled....
by jfrprops
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 paintable?
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: 5200 paintable?

I swear from the picture I would but that baby in the water and just Go Boating! Good initial work all those years ago...and still looking way tighter than most that spent that long on the hard....

John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Hydraulic transtran

Dave sent me a great response via private email...many thanks
by jfrprops
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Hydraulic transtran

David, sent you a private email about this...thanks, John in VA
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Hydraulic transtran

maybe I am late to the post? But if you are talking about a Paragon Hyd. unit....it certainly can be reversed and with little ill affect....true the gearing has a sort of preferred cut to it....but you just rotate the plate and voila.
John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD

Let me be the first to comment.....it was a fine run Buddy and good times...more to come...many thanks,
John in Va. hurricane coming
by jfrprops
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 224
Views: 40755

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Great digs....get on it....perfect work space.

John in Va