Active Active   Unanswered Unanswered

Search found 591 matches

by JimF
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock Now Free to Members!!
Replies: 6
Views: 21288

Re: Trading Dock Now Free to Members!!

It should be the same user name and password as you use to get on Boat Buzz. If it still doesn't work, contact [email protected]
Someone there can look it up or assign another password.
by JimF
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: 2016 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nominees
Replies: 2
Views: 18777

Re: 2016 Board of Directors Election - Biographies of Nomine

Just an addition to Troy's post. The board recently moved that the Editor of the Brass Bell should have an automatic place on the board. Therefore, Steve Griffitts will become a director on January 1, 2017. What this means is that, of the three candidates named by Troy, the two receiving the most vo...
by JimF
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: Reopening timeline
Replies: 5
Views: 5096

Re: Reopening timeline

According to their press release, it will be early fall 2017. The archives will be closed until then but plans and photographs are available at images.marinersmuseum.org
by JimF
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: throttle tube with horn wire
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: throttle tube with horn wire

Looking at your pictures I think we have a question of part names. You have removed what I would call the throttle tube, the piece that contains the horn wire and is held in with the throttle arm at the base. The other part down there is the throttle brake which creates friction to hold the throttle...
by JimF
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: throttle tube with horn wire
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: throttle tube with horn wire

The only thing holding the rod from coming out of the steering column is the little arm that connects to the throttle linkage. There should be a bolt and nut clamp that should loosen to set free the tube. Can you post a picture?
by JimF
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

It actually was a piece of the screen from the fuel inlet.
by JimF
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

Final report. New spark plugs and professionally rebuilt carb. I installed it today and starts and runs like a champ. Before you install one of these, make sure all the old gasket is cleaned from the manifold. Just saying. I probably needed a practice install anyway!
by JimF
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance

This is the trailer for my Red and White. It shows another way of making the guard. It has about 7" of clearance. Picture is a little hard to see as I was trying to hold tree branches out of the way!
by JimF
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance

prop guard.JPG
The trailer picture I sent before is not mine. Just something I found on the internet. I will post mine here. The clearance is about 5". Every time I pull out of a gas station and I hear it scrape, I smile!.You can see the gravel from my driveway. I have a steep incline to my shop.
by JimF
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Riviera Trailer ground Clearance

images.jpeg
You can go as low as you want. Just build a "prop cage" with a heavy cross member under the prop and rudder that is strong enough to occasionally drag on the ground.
by JimF
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Re: Instrument panel

Yes
by JimF
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Re: Instrument panel

dashboard 1935.jpg
Look at this!
by JimF
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Re: Instrument panel

Spoke with Shauna at Kocian. She will do it
by JimF
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Instrument panel

Panel 1935.JPG I am beginning a restoration of a 1935 18' Deluxe Utility and I believe this is the correct panel. I love the spinning tachometer. Does anyone restore them? Also I was wondering what the face of the panel should be. Rust was probably not an option! This was a low end boat so maybe ju...
by JimF
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: reverse lockout for trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: reverse lockout for trailer brakes

On my type of actuator you can see how the forward part pushes into the rear part. I have used a large c-clamp to keep the front part from pushing into the rear. Not pretty but my shop has a steep driveway.
by JimF
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

Thanks Tom. I did not mean for that to sound like I was taking offense. I will order a rebuild kit and get this taken care of.
by JimF
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

I have owned this boat for 25 years and have had the engine rebuilt twice. It has been consistently the best starting boat i have ever owned. I would pull the choke all the way and crank and it would fire almost immediately. I would then go to half choke and it would start. I would then push choke i...
by JimF
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

I do have a spin on fuel/water separator but it has not been changed in a long time so I will do that. Also I can not remember the last time I changed the plug so I will do that as well. To clean the carb do I just carefully remove the screws and separate the top and bottom? Then take things apart a...
by JimF
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: reverse lockout for trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: reverse lockout for trailer brakes

I did not get a manual but I will try to see what you are talking abou. Thanks!
by JimF
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Rough starting with an M

I pump the fuel pump and then go full choke for the first attempt. It fires and I push the choke in. It usually starts but runs badly and pops. If I try to accelerate it stalls above 1500. I take the boat out and gradually increase RPM. As long as I take my time I can get it up to max RPM after a wh...
by JimF
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Rough starting with an M

For the last few weeks my M engine starts but is rough and kind of pops. If I accelerate in neutral at the dock it stalls. After 10 minutes it is warm and runs like a champ. I tried adjusting the idle mix screw but it makes no difference. It is out about one and a half but all the way in or out seve...
by JimF
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: reverse lockout for trailer brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: reverse lockout for trailer brakes

I have the solenoid as well but have had trouble backing up a grade. How do you mechanically lock out the brakes? That would be handy!
by JimF
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: First episode of Rock This Boat is here!
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: First episode of Rock This Boat is here!

Great video! Should really give the owner/restorer some confidence to tackle major procedures. Great sense of humor!
by JimF
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Proper Boat Lift
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Proper Boat Lift

IMG_0299.JPG Here is what everybody on our lake uses. It is just a steel cradle with two bunks running fore and aft. The standard has just a 2x8 on edge but i have added a flat 2x4 on the top to give a wider surface. There is a cable at each corner running through a piece of PVC then over a pulley ...
by JimF
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Antique & Classic Boat Wiki
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Antique & Classic Boat Wiki

My understanding is that the club shut down the wiki because it was being totally over run by hackers. I had no idea you could get to the site by the way shown above. If you look at "recent activity" on that site you can see the problem. Part of the plan for the new CCABC website will be to try to d...
by JimF
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Alternator replacement

You have to love an auto electric outfit in Sparks!!
by JimF
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock Now Free to Members!!
Replies: 6
Views: 21288

Trading Dock Now Free to Members!!

As part of the website overhaul we have our first tangible improvement. Members may now place ads for their boat or other related items on our Trading Dock at no cost. While upgrades are available at a small cost, the basic listing is free. A few details are still being worked out, but you may go ah...
by JimF
Tue May 31, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KBL Choke Cable Bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: KBL Choke Cable Bracket

Here is a similar bracket on an m engine.
image.jpg
Call One of the parts suppliers who support the club.
by JimF
Thu May 19, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bow Chock Orientation
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: Bow Chock Orientation

Sure! You get the bow light in the picture but you pay shipping!! You must convince me that your way is correct!
by JimF
Thu May 19, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Bow Chock Orientation
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Bow Chock Orientation

Image B.jpg
I was taking the hardware off my boat in preparation for fresh varnish. I got to looking at the bow chocks and noticed there is a left and a right. There must be a correct way to re-install but which is the correct way? A or B?