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by CedarRiverScooter
25 Jan 2020, 21:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom Material
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Transom Material

Exterior has the same glue as marine. The difference is that marine has no voids. I assume BCX has less voids than CDX, so that would be my choice, assuming it is in budget. There is more than 1 way to waterproof it. Epoxy coatings, Old timers formula, paint. Do some reading. Chances are it will out...
by CedarRiverScooter
25 Jan 2020, 19:00
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Don't Do This At Home, Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Don't Do This At Home, Kids

This was my dad's point when I played the car radio loud. Amazing how profound your parents were.
by CedarRiverScooter
24 Jan 2020, 10:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: More H.P. ??
Replies: 3
Views: 57

More H.P. ??

If you can get some weight out of the boat that will help it go faster also.
by CedarRiverScooter
23 Jan 2020, 10:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12' Klamath Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 58

KLAMATH FLOOR

No doubt the cheapest material will be plywood. Doesn't need to be 3/4, I used 1/2 with foamboard underneath. The trick is to waterproof it before install. The honeycomb stuff is cool but costs way above my pay grade. Unpainted alum diamond plate can get hot in direct sunlight, & they don't give tha...
by CedarRiverScooter
21 Jan 2020, 23:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: shorten jon boat 2 feet
Replies: 4
Views: 118

shorten jon boat 2 feet

It will take way more work than you think. Trade it!
by CedarRiverScooter
21 Jan 2020, 10:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Aluminum Frame Question

1/4 is overkill IMO. 1/8 is pretty strong - it is the end connections that will fail if anything does. I notched & folded the flanges over to have double thickness at those points. Look at how bridges & other structures are built. Another consideration is how much flex you are willing to have.
by CedarRiverScooter
16 Jan 2020, 18:51
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Securing decorative stones
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Securing decorative stones

An off-the-wall solution would be to line fireside of the blocks with sheet steel. The expected rust patina will add charm.
by CedarRiverScooter
14 Jan 2020, 11:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Used 2 Stroke
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Used 2 Stroke

Long term, the most effective path is to learn how to work on them yourself. A shop manual can be had for $30, that makes it a lot easier. OMC is easy to work on, esp. if you are not in a hurry. Tons of used parts available. PS - I think the older OMCs were overbuilt. No way could they afford to mak...
by CedarRiverScooter
07 Jan 2020, 15:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 build
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Lowe 1436 build

That looks great! Was it oil based stuff? How did you apply it?
I may have a boat repaint coming up this spring.
by CedarRiverScooter
07 Jan 2020, 15:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring a panel
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Wiring a panel

I assume there is no 3rd terminal on switch because a ground wire has no purpose there. You could use an ohmmeter or continuity tester to double check which terminals do what. LDubbs diagram will work , just ignore the (-) connection to switch - connect the other negs to each other & back to battery...
by CedarRiverScooter
06 Jan 2020, 22:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: OB Props with HUGE 'holes' in the blade surface ... faster to spool up, plane & WOT!
Replies: 8
Views: 396

OB Props with HUGE 'holes' in the blade surface ... faster to spool up, plane & WOT!

I get the same feeling when I try to buy parts. I thought I would support local business, but they act like it is a burden just to look up the part #.
by CedarRiverScooter
02 Jan 2020, 20:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1997 Fisher Freedom 200 restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 407

1997 Fisher Freedom 200 restoration

+1 on cool boat. I heard of someone putting the flotation foam in vacuum bagging, so it never gets wet. But as long as it is off the hull a half in or so, it should stay dry.

A 4 stroke motor would be the bomb on that big boat!
by CedarRiverScooter
31 Dec 2019, 16:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon Boat
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Jon Boat

FFS - If there are any boat rental operations near you, renting a pontoon a few times a year is more economical than buying one. Plus you don't have to store it all winter. Then get a fishing-purposed boat & everyone wins.
by CedarRiverScooter
30 Dec 2019, 14:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Master Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Master Switch

Assuming your total amp draw isn't more than 50A, I would put the 50A fuse before the main switch.

There is a USCG code for this, I think the fuse is supposed to be within a foot or so to battery, with the exception of starting cables.