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by DaleH
16 Jul 2019, 10:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: star/smokercraft alaskan 12 TL
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: star/smokercraft alaskan 12 TL

Nice looking deep hull, which I really like, but oddly it doesn’t look beamy enough to me. I don’t find too many 12’ V-hull tins to be super stable to the point of standing & walking around in them willy-nilly. I had an old Sears Gameking v-hull 12’ with rounded chines that was just DEADLY! Couldn’t...
by DaleH
14 Jul 2019, 21:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Now THAT is a tin boat!
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Now THAT is a tin boat!

Oh my, I just LOVE that beefy hull!
by DaleH
14 Jul 2019, 18:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Now THAT is a tin boat!
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Now THAT is a tin boat!

Tin landing craft w/ twin 225hp ponies on back? Now THAT is my kind of ‘tin boat’!

FYI, it does deliveries to an offshore island off of Gloucester, MA (of the movie ‘Perfect Storm’ fame) where the island is one rocky mass.
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by DaleH
14 Jul 2019, 15:35
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Flooring

Well, truth is, if you could keep water off & away from it & keep it dry, in a totally dry bilge ... then one wouldn’t need to waterproof it at all. Personally I’m a totally encapsulated in epoxy man myself ...
by DaleH
11 Jul 2019, 11:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?

IMHO that $20 kit of G-Flex 650 from West Systems would fix it permanently. Look up the posts I’ve posted on it repairing huge holes in a tin canoe. FYI, it is a flexible epoxy product.

As a bonus, you would have extra on hand for the future, i.e., leaky rivets, etc.
by DaleH
08 Jul 2019, 11:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Electrical nightmare

12AWG out to LEDs is WAY overkill & expen$ive ...
by DaleH
05 Jul 2019, 20:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Stringer Drain Holes before Foam?
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Stringer Drain Holes before Foam?

Limber holes are a good thing ... a DRY bilge is a happy bilge.
by DaleH
05 Jul 2019, 17:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: MOTOR HEIGHT & PROP
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: MOTOR HEIGHT & PROP

Try this to see what diamter & pitch to use. http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37433 I run a few of their props, their 4-blade pressed aluminum, which is fantastic on smaller boats, and a big 4-blade stainless steel that is unreal on my 21’ offshore boat. You plug in your boat & motor sp...
by DaleH
05 Jul 2019, 11:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

... any FISH??????????
by DaleH
04 Jul 2019, 21:58
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: CMC 130 Tilt unit
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: CMC 130 Tilt unit

Price?
by DaleH
03 Jul 2019, 14:22
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Electrical nightmare

Sounds like OVERKILL ... now I like overhead, but again, how long (1-way) is YOUR longest run? FYI: The ABYC ampacity of a 22' circuit (11' run) of #8 AWG = 26 amps at 3% loss The ABYC ampacity of 22' circuit (11' run) of #8 AWG = 80 amps at 10% loss You say you're only running LED lights, which are...
by DaleH
02 Jul 2019, 22:40
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Electrical nightmare

For LEDs, you could add simple inline glass fuses after the switches & power that complete helm from the main run from the battery. I would still add circuit protection on that main run to that panel, as it protect the wiring from burning, whereas many people falsely believe that the fuse, breaker o...
by DaleH
01 Jul 2019, 15:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: Problem setting idle mix. Evinrude 25hp 1996.
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Problem setting idle mix. Evinrude 25hp 1996.

Sounds like it could be in the throttle cam pickup setting, but check the cam/roller to make sure they're not damaged. How are you measuring the idle speed? I tune the idle by ear, highest RPMs without surging or coughing (too lean or rich) and then the test back to idle after WOT running. Otherwise...
by DaleH
01 Jul 2019, 08:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: rubrail insert for Starcraft Holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: rubrail insert for Starcraft Holiday

Try calling Starcraft customer service, I think the guy’s name is Andy, at 574-831-7735. Have your HIN handy and they might be able tell you exactly what they used and who knows, you still might be able to buy it from the original manufacturer.