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by MrGiggles
11 Jul 2019, 14:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Mr. Giggles.....Thank you for the post! So glad I finally found someone with the same boat who did some work!! I think you are correct that I have a 80's F7...not a T-14S...as my side Alumacraft decal and everything that I can see on your boat looks the same as on mine, same with stern corner handl...
by MrGiggles
10 Jul 2019, 14:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: My 2nd boat project - 14ft Alumacraft Semi-V

Looks identical to my '80 F7 model. 25hp max. I sold it last spring, but had done some work to it. Not nearly as nice as yours though. I decked over the factory benches. At first just over the front, and later over the middle because I was sick of stepping over it and wanted a livewell. The livewell...
by MrGiggles
25 Jun 2019, 20:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Painting

Alright guys, double check my prep work. 1. Peeled decals with heat gun and razor. Then went back with adhesive remover and a razor to get the goop off. 2. Hit the whole thing with an orbital sander and 220 grit. Sanded all paint scratches down to the aluminum. 3. Used a green scotch brite pad on th...
by MrGiggles
23 Jun 2019, 10:17
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Best way to prep trailer for paint.

Sorry for never updating this thread. The dustless blasting worked well for about 10 minutes. Then my big pressure washer took a crap. Trying to use it on my smaller washer was a waste of time. I ended up just getting after it with a knotted cup brush and grinder, and using a cheap siphon feed air b...
by MrGiggles
20 Jun 2019, 13:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Painting

Thanks for the input. I went ahead and ordered a black metallic single stage enamel kit, and two quarts of epoxy primer. I'm still undecided about removing the original paint. There is an area on each side (probably 2x12 inches) where the paint has rubbed through from contact with the side bunks. Wo...
by MrGiggles
17 Jun 2019, 23:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Painting

I saw a CL listing of a boat that's the same model as mine. It was painted gloss black with modern decals, and it looked GOOD. Needless to say, I wanna paint mine. The factory paint from 1984 is still decent, but chalky and dull. The boat is straight and shouldn't require much body work. For prep, s...
by MrGiggles
19 Apr 2019, 13:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Recommended fuel hose assembly?
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Recommended fuel hose assembly?

why not make your own fuel line? I do with excellent grade fuel line, quality connectors and etc and I can make it to the exact length I would like. I have my gas tank in the bow of the boat, so I need a longer fuel hose than most. This is what I do as well, just use standard fuel hose from the par...
by MrGiggles
18 Apr 2019, 17:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

From what I gather, there are three generations of Ipilot on the Terrova. 1st gen was actually pretty good. Mine seems to stay within a 10ft circle on spot lock. It's a little unrefined and glitchy at times, but for the most part works well. The 2nd gen was quite a bit worse from what I understand, ...
by MrGiggles
08 Apr 2019, 13:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor Manufacturers - what is good?
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Motor Manufacturers - what is good?

Where older motors are concerned, OMC (Evinrude/Johnson) is preferred because of parts availability. It can be tough to find parts for older Mercury outboards.
by MrGiggles
22 Mar 2019, 13:14
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Best way to prep trailer for paint.

What is the DIY kit you bought? Please post pictures. https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Pressure-Washer-Blaster-Sand-and-Wet-Blasting-Nozzle-Gun-1-4-Quick-Release/312498605367?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I'm going to pick up some different types of media, since it seems t...
by MrGiggles
21 Mar 2019, 17:55
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Best way to prep trailer for paint.

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Is it that "Dustless Blasting" I see on the TV show My Classic Car? If so it looks interesting.
Yep.

I ordered the attachment, but it will be a few days before it gets here.
by MrGiggles
21 Mar 2019, 08:37
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Best way to prep trailer for paint.

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Is water blasting the same as pressure washing?
No. It's essentially the same as sand blasting, except that you use high pressure water instead of compressed air to carry the media.
by MrGiggles
20 Mar 2019, 20:27
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Best way to prep trailer for paint.

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:I've used a wire wheel on my 4.5" angle grinder followed by phosphoric acid or rust reformer then primer and top coat.
I've done that before as well, just thought water blasting might be a little less miserable.
by MrGiggles
20 Mar 2019, 14:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bow mount trolling motor bouncing around
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Bow mount trolling motor bouncing around

I have seen guys use a ram type mount with the ball mounted on the shaft.
by MrGiggles
20 Mar 2019, 13:00
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Best way to prep trailer for paint.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Best way to prep trailer for paint.

The trailer for my Tracker is starting to look pretty bad. It is white and rust is starting to show through in places, nothing structural. I also need to do some work to the bunks. Is water blasting a good option? The kit is not that expensive. My air compressor is not large enough to run a sand bla...