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by offshorespars
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Changing An Email Address
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Changing An Email Address

I wish to change my e-mail address in my profile. I login to Boat Buzz with my username and password. I go to the Control Panel and then to Edit Profile. On that screen I can change my e-mail address, then enter it again to confirm. At the bottom it asks for my password to confirm changes. I enter t...
by offshorespars
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cushion Size U22
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Re: Cushion Size U22

I strongly suggest that you measure your boat. I replaced all of my upholstery on my 1948 U22 last fall. I have a number of U22s in my area and I looked at several of them prior to taking on the upholstery job. I found that no two U22s had the same cushion configuration although I would bet they wer...
by offshorespars
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Re: Boat Shipping

To Jim Staub's reply. The new owner is getting quotes from U-Ship-It. The plan is to use an unenclosed flatbed. Since there will be no control over the boat once it leaves my marina I have encouraged the new owner to shrink wrap over the waterline cover. That way we can load the loose cushions, cock...
by offshorespars
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Re: Boat Shipping

Gentlemen. Thanks for the ideas.
Mike
by offshorespars
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Boat Shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Boat Shipping

I would like to advise the new owner of my 17' Deluxe Runabout as to the best way to cover the boat for a trip of about 1200 miles over the road. The new owner is considering the on-line company U-Ship-It. I am guessing that they would use a flat bed truck to transport the boat already loaded on its...
by offshorespars
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Transom Frame in U22
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Transom Frame in U22

i believe that piece is known as the transom cheek. In my opinion you need to replace the entire piece. The reason the cheek is that large a piece is that it incurs quite a large torque load from the engine and propeller. Trying to scarf in half the cheek is not very strong. I have done the replacem...
by offshorespars
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine Hatch Hinge
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Engine Hatch Hinge

The piece shown in the photo is the engine hatch lock which keeps the hatch locked open. It operates in the same manner as a jack knife. I have one on the engine hatch of my 17' deluxe runabout. The two halves are meant to be parallel so no bend.
by offshorespars
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Reduction gear
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: Reduction gear

I am by no means an expert in joining metals but I have always had issues trying to weld cast iron. I would try brazing the cracks using an oxygen and acetylene torch. Brazing has worked for me closing cracks on cast iron exhaust manifolds.
by offshorespars
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Re - Building Transom
Replies: 18
Views: 4313

Re: Re - Building Transom

If you are speaking about the transom bow (the aft most piece that the ends of the bottom planks fasten to) I would suggest steaming bending white oak if that is what was used originally. Oak does not laminate well. I am not certain if the 1950 Riviera used oak for the transom bow but assume so. If ...
by offshorespars
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Eizenglas encloser shrunken...???!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

Re: Eizenglas encloser shrunken...???!!

I have a 1978 30' Sportsman with Eizenglass side panels. I have had the same problem if I winter store the boat with the panels off. In the spring they are not close to snapping in place. When I launch I snap whatever I can and leave the rest loose. On a warm, sunny day they will all snap back in pl...
by offshorespars
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Engine Cover Rehab - U22
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Engine Cover Rehab - U22

Thanks very much.

Regards, Mike
by offshorespars
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Engine Cover Rehab - U22
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Engine Cover Rehab - U22

I am midway through the restoration of my 1948 U22's engine box/cover. The box is largely constructed in plywood and is original. The covering from the factory was blue tolex which was the same as the seat upholstery. Currently the upholstery is red vinyl and I am returning the interior to a blue vi...
by offshorespars
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC water cooled exhaust elbow
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: KLC water cooled exhaust elbow

You don't need lubrication. Use as many wraps as you can and still get the threads engaged. You will most likely need to tighten the nut a couple times after running the engine. An additional wrap or two may be required after running the engine at temperature. At least that was my experience.
Mike
by offshorespars
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Bubbles bubbles bubbles
Replies: 24
Views: 8234

Re: Bubbles bubbles bubbles

I have just completed the refinishing of the ceiling boards on my U22. I used Captains for the build coats because of the quick drying time. I roll and tip using 4" white foam rollers from Lowes and tip with a 3" foam brush. When using Captains I get a lot of bubbles but they usually disappear in th...
by offshorespars
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: U22 with Cedar Bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: U22 with Cedar Bottom

Hello Lowkey: I also have a 1947 U22 with a cedar bottom, cedar ceiling boards and cedar instrument panel. My hull sides and deck are mahogany. My bottom is original. Cedar was used because of the shortage of mahogany after WWII. What I find most curious is that when the bottom was replaced that som...
by offshorespars
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Oil
Replies: 25
Views: 6074

Re: Engine Oil

I don't have an answer to your multi-grade question but can say that 30 weight is very easy to find on the internet. I use Brad Penn 30 weight and buy it by the case using Amazon.
Mike
by offshorespars
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cedar Ceiling Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Re: Cedar Ceiling Boards

Thanks for the replies. I understand the blonde color comes from the varnish. Do you think natural stain was used to help fill the grain?
Mike
by offshorespars
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Cedar Ceiling Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Cedar Ceiling Boards

I own a 1947 22' Sportsman (U22), Hull #1216. The hull sides and deck are mahogany. The bottom boards, ceiling boards and instrument panel are not mahogany. From what I have read on The Buzz and heard from locals these boards are cedar. No one has actually identified the wood species in person for m...
by offshorespars
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MCL Baulky At Slow Speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: MCL Baulky At Slow Speeds

Jim: Since no one else has replied I will tell you an experienced I had this spring with my KLC. The symptoms are very similar. I have owned my boat for 4 years and in the first year a local engine mechanic convinced me to change my existing small diameter distributor that has points and condenser t...
by offshorespars
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Color for 1948
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: Engine Color for 1948

I have a 1947 17' Deluxe Runabout and after reading the sources noted by Don chose the darker shade of the two post war blues. It is available from Jamestown Distributors and manufactured by Moeller #25320.
by offshorespars
Wed May 28, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls

Gentlemen:

Thank you for the replies. I think I will go with red. In my opinion it looks better.

Mike
by offshorespars
Tue May 27, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Engine Compartment Ventilation Cowls

I have a 17' Deluxe Runabout, 1947. The four chrome plated deck mounted cowls that provide ventilation to the engine compartment had the inside surfaces painted red. Also the inside of the flag staff fitting was painted red. Last winter I had these parts re-chromed and am now wondering if the red pa...
by offshorespars
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: topside planks - dealing with open seams
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: topside planks - dealing with open seams

Capt. Nemo has it correct. The gaps come back when the boat dries out in the winter but there is nothing in the seams to squeeze out the next spring.
by offshorespars
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: topside planks - dealing with open seams
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: topside planks - dealing with open seams

I have not done this process yet but a fellow I know refinished his U22 and that is the method he used. I have a 17' Deluxe Runabout and refinished the hull last winter. I took the chance that the topsides would not swell enough to cause the excess varnish to push out of the seams but was not lucky....
by offshorespars
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: topside planks - dealing with open seams
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: topside planks - dealing with open seams

Hello: First, I will qualify my self as "not an expert" so use the following suggestion as you see fit. If you do not want to restack the planks and I don't blame you for that just strip, sand, stain and varnish the existing hull. Do not fill the seams with any compound whether it is hard or soft ex...
by offshorespars
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KLC Info please
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: KLC Info please

I bought a 1947 Deluxe Runabout 3 years ago. My hull card stated that the original engine was a K but the boat came with a KBL but without the triple carbs nor the engine hatch detail required to fit the carbs. The engine had a single updraft carburetor. When I finally started the engine it only ran...
by offshorespars
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Transome Strake Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Transome Strake Question

Thanks Jim. The further I got into it today the more I was convinced they are original.
Mike
by offshorespars
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Transome Strake Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Transome Strake Question

This is a photo of my 1947 Deluxe Runabout transom. Prior to my ownership there was quite a bit of shoddy work done in the transom area. I am in the process of redoing this area along with the aft deck that also suffers from the same shoddy work. The center strake is getting replaced along with the ...
by offshorespars
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bilge Pump HELP
Replies: 25
Views: 7533

Re: Bilge Pump HELP

John:

Try Midwest Marine in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. They are a distributor only and will not sell to a retail customer. But if they have one you could ask your local marine store to order it for you.

Good Luck!
Mike
by offshorespars
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Polished aluminum - preserving?
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Polished aluminum - preserving?

Sorry for the late reply. It is my experience from painting aluminum for 35 years that either you anodize it or paint it. Aluminum will begin oxidizing immediately after it is sanded. The wax will do very little to preserve the shiny finish. The wax will also leave a residue on your hands much the s...