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by CedarRiverScooter
17 Sep 2019, 07:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Center of gravity
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Center of gravity

just get a pc of pvc pipe & have it sideways between boat & ground. Where it balances is Cof G.

A 2x4 will do same thing too.
by CedarRiverScooter
17 Sep 2019, 07:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14’ Lund deluxe floor replacement conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: 14’ Lund deluxe floor replacement conundrum

Marine plywood is not needed, just use exterior grade ply. They use same glue. Just seal it up well all sides before install. If you have to cut existing floor out, you might want to try an oscillating power tool, It can get into the corners. Once you have the old pc dug out, you can formulate a pla...
by CedarRiverScooter
12 Sep 2019, 17:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Acceptable level of gasoline vapor
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Acceptable level of gasoline vapor

Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. I would get it out of the garage until you repair the leak. Wipe all sides/ seams/ hose connections with a paper towel to find the leak, its weeping somewhere.
by CedarRiverScooter
10 Sep 2019, 08:24
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Decking thats not wood

PVC might get soft in the hot sun.

Alum is best, could be painted white.

If you want plastic, they make fiberglass panels, made for bathroom walls I believe. Check out big box home stores. Seems like that would work for a floor if supported by foam.

Good luck
by CedarRiverScooter
07 Sep 2019, 08:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Trailering g3 1548vbw
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: Trailering g3 1548vbw

Bolt it & get a transom saver.

You can get some camo spray paint at Wally's that will match pretty good for touch up.

The dealer owes you on this, he should provide the 1st service work for free.
by CedarRiverScooter
03 Sep 2019, 18:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: Lifting an outboard on water
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Lifting an outboard on water

I assume you are talking about tilting it.

Not sure how handy you are but a long lever arm will reduce effort. You could make a wood arm that hooks onto the engine to get more leverage.
by CedarRiverScooter
31 Aug 2019, 19:30
Forum: Inboard Jets
Topic: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull
Replies: 75
Views: 20860

Re: Yamaha 784cc into welded mod-v hull

Looking good! Mine took a long time to build too, but the end result is worth the effort. I never fully mastered aluminium welding, so I ended up with pin holes, particularly at weld stop craters. I gave up trying to perfect that process & sealed the welds inside the hull with 5200 plus covered the ...
by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jon boat advice
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Jon boat advice

You could ask him how fast it goes. Then de-embelish it a little from there.
by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 20:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: I'm gouging up the bottom of my boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: I'm gouging up the bottom of my boat.

You could take a fine file & remove the burrs (raised metal). Other than that, the scratches are not hurting anything (IMO).
by CedarRiverScooter
18 Aug 2019, 16:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Installing a permanent fuel tank. How to?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Installing a permanent fuel tank. How to?

Sounds like a good project. Suggest you read the USCG regulations on fuel tanks. google "boat builders guide"

It is 400+ pgs but they have a good index.
by CedarRiverScooter
16 Aug 2019, 07:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: To much boat for my vehicle?

The big thing to worry about is when someone cuts in front of you on highway. With ll that weight behind you you could jack-knife or otherwise loose control. The trailer should have brakes but it is still questionable in my book. I would definiitely let you insurance company know what you are towing...
by CedarRiverScooter
16 Aug 2019, 07:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

google: The Boot Stripe is a narrow stripe that runs the length of the boat and is usually positioned a few inches above the waterline. The stripe provides an aesthetic touch and creates an optical illusion that makes the boat appear to be longer. Bling boat refers to the fancy wakeboard boats with ...
by CedarRiverScooter
15 Aug 2019, 17:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

Just needs a boot stripe & it will fit right in with the bling boats!
by CedarRiverScooter
11 Aug 2019, 18:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building a sole from untreated wood for alu boat
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Building a sole from untreated wood for alu boat

I used 1/2 inch plywood, just exterior grade. Painted it both sides primer & paint, probly 3 coats on edges. Glued I/O carpet on. I keep boat covered so it is in good shape after years. If I got to do it again I would leave the screw heads exposed so I could remove it easily. I buried the screws und...