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by debiby
Mon May 21, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: avatar upload working?
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

I am having the same problem, I tried to change mine and now I have none. Can someone let us know what is going on with this?
by debiby
Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: ugly oil leak
Replies: 17
Views: 5005

The gas smell could be from the carb evaporating as the engine cooled down. I think mfine could be right about a line for your gauge.
by debiby
Mon May 21, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Not sure what this pump is
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

You may be on to something I will check and see. Took the pics with my phone and they came out a little blurry sorry.
by debiby
Fri May 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Not sure what this pump is
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

It was in the great lakes. I will have to trace the lines and see what is on the other ends and also find a switch that makes it come on I just was hopeing some one has seen something like this.
by debiby
Fri May 18, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: When should I soak
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

This boat has been out for over 3 years so the wood is real dry, I live in Colorado so not much humidity in the air. My thinking is to give it a good soaking to re-hydrate the wood then let it dry out for a week or so before I do any painting, I am afraid if I dont the paint will crack when the wood...
by debiby
Thu May 17, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: When should I soak
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

When should I soak

My boat is down to bare wood on the sides, I am about ready to paint but thinking I should soak it first, then let the surface dry and put on CPS then paint or should I CPS, paint then soak and launch? I have read post both ways and want to do it right so which should I do?
by debiby
Wed May 16, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Not sure what this pump is
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

Not sure what this pump is

I pulled a cover in the rear bedroom floor looking for the rear bilge pump, is that what this is? It has a valve on it that says 1 and 2, one hose goes to the back of the boat, one to a thru hull in the bottom and one towards the front of the boat, haven't traced that hose yet and the other hose has...
by debiby
Sat May 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery config for Crystler 413's
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

No the boat came with 327's but someone put these monsters in. I will take some and get them posted, I have a video but it wouldn't upload.
by debiby
Sat May 12, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery config for Crystler 413's
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

We done that and it went to the starter so I thought we were right, I'm thinking that fuel tank could be empty or the filter cause it ran fine for a few seconds untill the gas we put in was gone then we would squirt more in and it would start right back up. Thanks
by debiby
Sat May 12, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery config for Crystler 413's
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Battery config for Crystler 413's

We started the motors on my cruiser yesterday and thed port engine started right up and ran great, the starboard engine started but wouldn't stay running other than just what gas we put down the carb. when I got home I got to thinking my son hooked up the batteries and told me that the battery cable...
by debiby
Wed May 09, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about boat names
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

We have decided to leave Daydreamer on the old boat and name the new boat DreamOn! Figure new boat new name. 8)
by debiby
Wed May 02, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Seams have caulking cotton in them
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

I was looking at mine again today and it is only below the water line. The gaps are not very big and she has been dry at least 3 years so I think once I soak it up the gaps will be gone. We are just pulling any of the cotton that is hanging out of the seams. I don't know that I will mess with diggin...
by debiby
Wed May 02, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: CPES cleanup/brushes
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

I just use either foam or chip brushes and toss them, not worth trying to clean that stuff out of them. Or for larger areas I use a foam roller and toss it.
by debiby
Wed May 02, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Seams have caulking cotton in them
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Seams have caulking cotton in them

Some of the seams on my hull have cauling cotton in them that is hanging out. My question is should I just pull it out and soak the boards to see how they close up or should I replace the cotton? The gaps are all small mybe 1/8 at the most. I have been reading and from what I am seeing everyone is v...
by debiby
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about re-installing the bridge windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

That sounds pretty much like what I had in mind to do. When I get it on I will post pics. Thanks a bunch. :lol:
by debiby
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about re-installing the bridge windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

This one is from the other end but you can see what I am talking about. The guy I bought from told me there is some gasket stuff that is like a wax rope that makes it easier if ever the window has to come off again do you have any idea what that is?
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by debiby
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about re-installing the bridge windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Ok should I recover the plywood first or seal the windshield right to the plywood? When the took off the window they removed all covering from the windshield to the edge, looks like it was just carpet, I'm thinking of putting some nautolex I have on there.
by debiby
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about re-installing the bridge windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Question about re-installing the bridge windshield

It was taken off to transport the boat. After I get it to the lake and before we launch it needs put back on. Do I need something for a gasket under it and what works best. When the took it off they tore the plywood up pretty good in a couple spots so I need to repair that. Also do I just use long S...
by debiby
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about boat names
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Wow thanks for all the advise

We have thought about Daydreamer II and may do that. The fella I bought the new boat from already took any name that was on it off so I have no idea what if any name this boat had. I intend to do the ceremony and all the fun stuff that comes with it, a friend of my sons already has a bottle of bubbl...
by debiby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Question about boat names
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Question about boat names

I am wondering if I would be out of line to take the name off of the boat I am selling and put it on the new boat? I like the name Daydreamer and want to keep it. What do you guys think would that be acceptable?
by debiby
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: I'M BACK!
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

I admit I took some time convincing myself to jump back in but now I am right back to spending all my time planning every move of fixing her up. One nice thing is this one needs nothing compaired to my last project. Most everything is their and she is in pretty good shape so I don't have to rebuild ...
by debiby
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: I'M BACK!
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

I'M BACK!

Been off the forum since my other boat burned in 08. I finaly found another boat and talked myself into giving it another go so I am back to get all the advice and help that got me so far on my last boat. Anyway today I bought a 64 Challenger 38' and I can't wait to get her into the water. The paint...
by debiby
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: WARNING ABOUT STAIN RAGS
Replies: 18
Views: 10660

Thanks guys. It is just amazing how my dream was gone in just a few minutes. I did have most of the lights and hardware still in the garage ready to be installed the day after the fire so at least maybe I can recoupe some of my money by selling some of these things. I feel like I lost my best friend...
by debiby
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: WARNING ABOUT STAIN RAGS
Replies: 18
Views: 10660

I had the rags in a plastic trash bag, I left it open so they could dry out. I was thinking more in terms of a spark or something setting it off rather than it catching on fire by itself. I am just sick about the whole thing. The motor and generator seem to be the only things that didn't get hurt an...
by debiby
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: WARNING ABOUT STAIN RAGS
Replies: 18
Views: 10660

WARNING ABOUT STAIN RAGS

I never heard of this before tonight but stain rags can catch fire all by themselves, trust me it can happen, my beautiful DAYDREAMER burned to the ground tonight because we left some stain rags in a bag on the aft deck, now I no longer have a boat. 2 years of hard work and a whole bunch of money ju...
by debiby
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Zebras on the move?
Replies: 7
Views: 3231

Here at Pueblo resevour they give you a time stamp and unless your boat has been in the water for over 24 hours they don't even inspect the boat or wash it from what I understand.
by debiby
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Marine Power Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 3971

Same thing with OMC and Mercruiser, they use Ford and GM blocks them convert them to marine engines. I was just amazed that this guy is a boat dealer and he didn't know there was such a thing as a Chris Craft flywheel forward engine, he all but called me a liar.
by debiby
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Marine Power Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 3971

I was at the local boat repair/salles shop the other day, he has a nice A frame setup that I was hoping to use to install my engine. While I was talking with him about using it he informed me he would have to do it for me and asked what kind of engine I was installing in the boat. I told him a Cris ...
by debiby
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Beware of byuer on trading dock
Replies: 14
Views: 6739

He's not legit, why on earth would he want to send you more than your price? These con artist are the scum of the earth and the sad part it that they nail a lot of trusting people for big $$$.
by debiby
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: shipping cradle
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

e-mail me at [email protected] I will send you the drawings and specs for it.