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by mbigpops
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Final varnish coat?

Looks great !
by mbigpops
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Final varnish coat?
Replies: 11
Views: 460

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: 312

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: 353

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: 277

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: 826

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: 426

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: 426

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: 282

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: 282

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: 728

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: 728

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: 728

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: 613

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: 619

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: 758

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: 443

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: 761

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: 761

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: 393

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: 393

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1510

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: 1053

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 563

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: 563

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: 993

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 ...