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by dustoff135
Thu May 12, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Website Photo Contest
Replies: 24
Views: 5997

Re: Website Photo Contest

1940 17' Barrelback
by dustoff135
Thu May 12, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Website Photo Contest
Replies: 24
Views: 5997

Re: Website Photo Contest

1940 17' Barrelback
by dustoff135
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

Chad, thanks for chiming in here. I was so hoping that you would be able to give Tom some guidance.
Even though I am very familiar with this boat, it has been seven years and my memory is not what it used to be.

I look forward to you both adding photos as your work progresses.

Patrick
by dustoff135
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

Forgot to mention, I did replace a section of the floor in the engine compartment. On the starboard side I believe. You will most likely have to pull up the vinyl floor you to see it. Sounds minor to other issues and probably still sound. Even if the stringers need replacing, nothing you could not h...
by dustoff135
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

That is very odd indeed. Was there possibly some infestation that was deterred by chemicals in the engine compartment? I really have no idea what kind of wood they used for the seat frames, probably fir or spruce. Be careful when grinding or cutting away the glass. First, because of inhalation expos...
by dustoff135
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Engines & Powertrain
Topic: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: De-Winterizing XK19 After Five Years

Hi Tom, Sorry to hear that problems have arisen with the boat. All is not lost however. These boats are reallly quite simple in their construction, although it will take a lot of time, tools and patience to make it right. The flooring is either 5/8 or 3/4 in h plywood, as are the seatbacks and botto...
by dustoff135
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Planning Surface 1941 17' Barrel Back
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: Planning Surface 1941 17' Barrel Back

This was my 1940, 17' Barrel Back at speed.
by dustoff135
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Commander Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: 19' commander/xk19
Replies: 14
Views: 12818

Re: 19' commander/xk19

Good luck with that, they are definitely getting harder to come by.
I can tell by the vents that it is a 1970.
by dustoff135
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: XK18, May be a sweetheart of a deal
Replies: 0
Views: 1758

XK18, May be a sweetheart of a deal

Hi everyone, For the few of you that I have been in touch with for the past couple of years, I am back in the USA. Specifically, in the Houston area for a couple of weeks. I am doing some training for my new job and then will be working in southern LA, but most likely living in the Atlanta area. So,...
by dustoff135
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: The Wipe Down
Replies: 26
Views: 4673

Re: The Wipe Down

I agree 100%, wiping down with mineral spirits will cause problems. You are certainly more apt to see peeling varnish if you keep using it. It leaves a residue that is not conducive to finish adhesion.
by dustoff135
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 33149

Re: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013

Thanks Don, I look forward to seeing that issue, and the new one. Regarding Herr Hipel and his address, I do not see why it would get lost based on the way the address is presented. In Deutschland, they typically put the zip code before the city. However, this should not be a problem because I recei...
by dustoff135
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 33149

Re: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013

I never did receive # 3 here in Germany, if somewhere has a slightly used copy they would be willing to forward, that would be great.
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. No Turkey sightings in Deutschland though.
by dustoff135
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 3!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 18632

Re: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 3!!!

Still waiting for mine in Düsseldorf, Germany. Maybe this week.
by dustoff135
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 33149

Re: The Brass Bell, Issue 4 2013

I am still waiting for the last issue to arrive here in Germany.
Have any of our other European members received their issue yet?
Anxiously awaiting all of them.
by dustoff135
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Best method of removing boat from a trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 4532

Re: Best method of removing boat from a trailer

In regards to the message I just left. You are not so much walking the boat off the trailer as walking the trailer from beneath the boat. Works well with a little patience.
by dustoff135
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Best method of removing boat from a trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 4532

Re: Best method of removing boat from a trailer

If you are only painting the bottom, in theory, most of the boat doesn't have to come off the trailer. I have used an engine hoist (cherry picker) to life the stern from the trailer and a floor jack with blocks of wood under the keel to 'walk' the boat off a trailer. Yes, you can only move 2-3 feet ...
by dustoff135
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Badger Hair Brushes
Replies: 16
Views: 4366

Re: Badger Hair Brushes

I had great success with the roll and tip method. Roll with a 6 inch foam roller, tipped with a 3 inch foam brush that was about half an inch thick that came to a point. They cost about $3 a piece, and I threw them away after one use. One might say this is wasteful, but I never had to worry about us...
by dustoff135
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 2
Replies: 11
Views: 8847

Re: The Brass Bell, Volume XL, Number 2

Mine arrived in Düsseldorf, Germany yesterday. A record time for delivery.
by dustoff135
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Caulking ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Caulking ???

An uneducated local will tell you that caulk will do the job, and to some extent it will. This is only a temporary 'fix' that will most likely do irreparable harm to your classic boat. Please do not destroy a classic because you arein a hurry to get into the water.
by dustoff135
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXIX, Issue 1
Replies: 23
Views: 36276

Mine arrived on April 2nd in Düsseldorf, the day after my birthday. Good timing!
by dustoff135
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXIX, Issue 1
Replies: 23
Views: 36276

Still waiting for mine in Düsseldorf, Germany, but I expect this to happen.
by dustoff135
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: steering box gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

I don't hint you will need a template. Go to YouTube and look for 'How to make a gasket'.
You will find a wealth of info that is sure to help.
by dustoff135
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Ask Hagerty
Topic: Public Service Petition to the wake board manufacturers ??
Replies: 24
Views: 14605

$30,000??? I'm not trying to pick a fight here, but does anyone realize how much these new ski 'extremes' cost these days? I just went to a boat show here in Germany and looked at a 23 foot MasterCraft ski boat with the tower, speakers and all the other bells and whistles, total cost of 151,000. Not...
by dustoff135
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 61253

Just received issue # 2 today. It arrived in Düsseldorf, Germany in excellent condition.
Super, no months of waiting. Will waste away my afternoon on the couch now.
It's a tough life, don't tell my wife.

Patrick
by dustoff135
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Replies: 56
Views: 61253

I also received Issue # 1 in the mail three days ago in Germany.
Can't wait for #2 to arrive.
by dustoff135
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Valve Cover Decals
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

This may or may not be a good way to go, but it's what I did if you cannot find replacements. I carefully measured the old ones, took photos and then carefully peeled them off. I took the remnants and taped them to some card stock to have as future reference. Then, I went to a local sign store and t...
by dustoff135
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: holding tank location.
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Someone mentioned that the trains would dump overboard. Well folks, some if not all the trains here in Germany still do that. You only need to look over the edge of the platform a couple of times to see all manner of nastiness. Then you just don't look there anymore. My wife says they discourage toi...
by dustoff135
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Classic Boating mag and Brass Bell
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

We all know that there is no comparison o the Brass Bell.
by dustoff135
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Howdy! Just came aboard!
Replies: 9
Views: 5667

Beautiful, they look fast, even on the trailer.
For those tempted by these, I found this one a couple of days ago. Looks complete and mostly unadulterated. Good luck.


http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/3283677016.html
by dustoff135
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Replies: 62
Views: 105180

I am still waiting for mine to arrive in Germany. Actually, I still haven't seen the previous issue either. Can someone please help with this? Danke schön.