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by SeaFaring
04 Sep 2017, 11:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

2000 basstracker flats/duck hunting rebuild

Wow, what a mess. Was that wiring factory or had the previous owner been messing with it. It looked like there had, at some point, been an effort to organize it.


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by SeaFaring
03 Sep 2017, 11:51
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Houston at our house, for anyone who cares....
Replies: 28
Views: 4876

Houston at our house, for anyone who cares....

Hey, how are things shaking out after a few days?


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by SeaFaring
03 Sep 2017, 01:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: New outboards are coming soon
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

New outboards are coming soon

I have been going back and forth with if I want a new 25hp over the 20hp suzuki I have and I was also waiting to see the full specs on the new efi tohatsu. So far my suzuki 20hp runs much better than expected and the wot speed is insane for just a 20hp. The biggest thing I don't like is the vibrati...
by SeaFaring
03 Sep 2017, 00:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stabil Marine
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Stabil Marine

This is a helpful website for people wanting to avoid ethanol. https://www.pure-gas.org/

It feels kind of futile though.


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by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 21:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?

Cool - thanks! I'm a big believer in OEM parts.


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by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 21:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welded Tin Boats...
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Welded Tin Boats...

At ship building scale, riveted hull plating has to be heavier since they're all lap joints, but welds can be butt joints. Also, the skills associated with riveting heavy plates are kind of endangered. Here's a neat video of the process. https://gcaptain.com/watch-steel-workers-replace-old-rivets-bo...
by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 18:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?

Thanks everyone- it's a 2003 Johnson J3RSTF 03. Here are the pages from the service manual. It's the last page of instructions that gave me pause - references to "adhesive M" and the "bearing installer". I'll replace the impeller - it would be a pity to lose a motor trying to save a few dollars of n...
by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 12:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Recommissioning 3.5 Johnson after storage?

Hi Everyone - my inlaws just gave us a 14' Starcraft Seafarer with a 3.5 Johnson 2-stroke. It hasn't been run for about 10 years, but was properly prepared for storage. The only marine motors I've worked on in the last 20+ years are diesel inboards on sailboats, so my plan was to replace the impelle...
by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 11:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: This old Bayrunner
Replies: 46
Views: 6410

This old Bayrunner

Beautiful boat! It would be great here on the Chesapeake.


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by SeaFaring
02 Sep 2017, 01:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1956 Arkansas Traveler 14'
Replies: 1
Views: 846

1956 Arkansas Traveler 14'

That side console is pretty slick. I like the arc to it.


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by SeaFaring
01 Sep 2017, 22:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1959 Alumacraft 14' to flats skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

1959 Alumacraft 14' to flats skiff

Nice boat! What's her beam? Isn't a big part of flats fishing (I've never done it) getting up high for sight casting and poling? Seems like a narrow boat would be hard to get set up for that. If I am thinking of the right thread, the sticky on decks and stability is talking about flat bottom Jon boa...
by SeaFaring
01 Sep 2017, 22:43
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Thomadgs's S-14 Build - "Jenny III"
Replies: 32
Views: 10892

Thomadgs's S-14 Build - "Jenny III"

I love red boats! Keep us appraised of your progress.


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by SeaFaring
01 Sep 2017, 20:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Member, New Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

New Member, New Boat

Some good ideas there. If you need to weigh the tarps down, due to wind or water pooling, you can fill water bottles with sand and use cord to tie them onto the tarp. A stone, slipped into the tarp, will give you something on which to tie the cord. richg99 . Thanks! For now it's tied through gromme...
by SeaFaring
01 Sep 2017, 20:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Studebaker No. 1 Found
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Studebaker No. 1 Found

I hope they take it! Not to deprive you of your boat, but that's just a really cool opportunity you've given them.


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by SeaFaring
01 Sep 2017, 19:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Member, New Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

New Member, New Boat

Thanks for the welcomes!


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