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by CedarRiverScooter
21 Jun 2019, 17:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: The dreaded holes
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: The dreaded holes

If there are pin holes, the material thickness is probably very thinned out. After patching the holes, I would rivet on aluminium patch larger than the affected area. Use sealant around the perimeter of it. Another alternative would be to epoxy the metal patch on, then you won't have to drill holes....
by CedarRiverScooter
20 Jun 2019, 19:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Caulk
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Caulk

I have use both LT & 3M5200, & LT is not as good for strength or adhesion. But if you aren't sealing a high stressed joint then it should be good enough. Another option (but not for below waterline) is locktite roofing sealant, which is polyurethane also, just a much lower grade. The last tube of 3M...
by CedarRiverScooter
14 Jun 2019, 21:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Removable tunnel cover
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Removable tunnel cover

It seems he wants to regain a flat hull. Upside will be better planing & floatation, downside will be that unless fully sealed, it will drag heavy water around. If you proceed, I would not punch any holes in the hull. Instead, epoxy on the mounting flanges. If they come loose some day, at least you ...
by CedarRiverScooter
08 Jun 2019, 08:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: tubing

Tubes can dig in (submarine) suddenly & pull really hard on the boat. This could be a capsizing event if you were in a turn at the time.

I would not recommend using a light tin boat for tubing..
by CedarRiverScooter
15 May 2019, 06:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Waterproofing non-treated lumber?
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Waterproofing non-treated lumber?

I would focus on soaking the end grain with whatever stuff you choose.

I personally don't like the new formula Thompsons as it doesn't soak in like the old stuff did.

For the long haul, keeping it dry will make it last. Keep the bow up during storage & use a tarp if possible.
by CedarRiverScooter
14 May 2019, 22:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Marine Vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Marine Vinyl

I would bet that the carpet glue will leave lumps that you see thru the vinyl.

Check with the source you bought the vinyl from for the proper glue. Make sure the surface is clean.
by CedarRiverScooter
09 May 2019, 17:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question for those with mud motors with an external fuel tan
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Question for those with mud motors with an external fuel tan

Don't have a mud motor, but did have a jet ski with pulse pump. As I understand mine, the pulse came from the 2 stroke intake vacuum. Does 4 stroke have that same intake pulse?
by CedarRiverScooter
07 May 2019, 17:47
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Sewing machine?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Sewing machine?

I have to get my wife when it's time to refill the bobbin!
by CedarRiverScooter
07 May 2019, 17:45
Forum: Motors
Topic: Ethanol free fuel question.
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Ethanol free fuel question.

Only if you store the gas for more than a month.
by CedarRiverScooter
07 May 2019, 08:32
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Another trailer light post
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Another trailer light post

My advice is to update to LED lights. They are cheap.
by CedarRiverScooter
06 May 2019, 08:20
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Moveable Bunk System
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Moveable Bunk System

No need to saw, just need new holes positioned lower.
by CedarRiverScooter
05 May 2019, 17:54
Forum: Motors
Topic: Fuel feed problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Fuel feed problem?

Could also be a weak fuel pump. Check the simple & obvious things 1st!
by CedarRiverScooter
03 May 2019, 08:16
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1976 Sea King 6hp
Replies: 6
Views: 219

1976 Sea King 6hp

If water is getting into cyl, then the spark plug should look extra clean. Possibly a clue.
by CedarRiverScooter
02 May 2019, 07:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1989 Landau???
Replies: 2
Views: 130

1989 Landau???

The Hull ID # plate is riveted at the upper RH transom.

That should clear the air.
by CedarRiverScooter
01 May 2019, 20:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Best way to fill four 1/2 holes in aluminum transom
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Best way to fill four 1/2 holes in aluminum transom

Pressing wood dowels into the holes would work for me. Coat them + the ID of the holes with some penetrating sealant. Then the plate w/ 5200 over that.