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Old 11-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by A_Frayed_Knot View Post
I meet some guy at ralph's dropping off the same boat to be hauled out and he was telling me all about. A new rebuilt engine with no time on it. A frie
nd of a friends dad was to old and just didn't use it and he got it super cheap. 2 cheap pachmakers in a week! lol good luck with it!
That's funny. Where's Ralph's? Is it a marina ?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:21 PM
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Any tips on Installing bow eye?
I installed one on my 29' Silverton to allow me to trailer it. Had a SS plate fabricated that matched the inside of the bow flare almost exactly. Also had it gusseted. Then drilled the holes for the eye using a jig to keep them straight in the bow, plate was pre drilled. I mixed up some kitty hair glass and used it to bed the plate inside the bow which filled any small gaps that may have existed. In all honesty, it was probably 3x as strong is I needed.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:45 PM
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i like the SS plate idea... do you have any pics? just curious, how did you decide on "where" you were going to install the bow eye? as in height on the bow...
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todays progress.... removed front to windows and molding, removed a storage cabinet that i wanted out of there, started working on the floor....
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:47 PM
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the captain (myself), hard at work...
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:52 PM
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i like the SS plate idea... do you have any pics? just curious, how did you decide on "where" you were going to install the bow eye? as in height on the bow...
I don't recall taking any pictures of the inside, I do have one of the outside but that won't really help you. The height was dictated by the best access in my case which ended up being at V birth level. Lower would have been better as the bow pulpit was long thereby requiring lowering of the winch prior to launch. Second year I purchased a heavy bow stop and moved the winch stand out of the way.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:44 PM
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i started working on the front windows today.. taking off all the old cauk is a pain in the A@#... ill post some pics of them tomorrow.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:21 AM
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here are the front two windows.. i am going to be removing all the windows because they all leak. i have removed mostly all the rotted wood around the sills. heres some pics of the front two, a lotta elbow grease for getting the cauck off...
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:16 AM
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I had a '78 for 8 years and an '87 for 6 years. Great boats. They are ALL glass and built to last. My '78 is in Portland Maine enjoying plenty of use. and the '87 is in Niantic, CT also enjoying plenty of usage.
Used to take ours from Mystic to the vinyard and p'town most every year. Great fishing and cruiseing boat. No speed demon because of the 1:1 gear. There is a rebuild on line somewhere of a '79 with a big block and a 1.5:1 gear and a 22 kt cruise. Best of luck with her.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:47 PM
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do you know the link to the rebuild?
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:26 PM
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That's funny. Where's Ralph's? Is it a marina ?
Ya Ralphs Fishing station, north shore of Long Island in Mt. Sinai Harbor.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:35 AM
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I'll do some searching. I may have saved it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:50 AM
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So im currently on the hunt for a trailer... What would be beter, bunks or rollers? Also, if it's not an inboard specific trailer, how difficult is it to make it one (i.e., drop in rear crossmember, raise bunks a few inches, ect)?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:09 AM
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all covered, no recent progress
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:09 AM
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I always liked those boats. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:33 AM
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I think its a great project you have going there.......BUT, you probably should rid yourself of those blocks and spend a bit of money on jack stands and wooden blocks, as a matter of safety. If you get any kind of snow, you could really be in for some trouble with your current se-up. Plywood underneath whatever you put down there will also help should the ground soften up.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:32 AM
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Also the starboard side top middle block should be turned around like the rest of them.
Nice project you have there.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:17 AM
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I know I've been meaning to get to jack stands to support the hull for they have a more solid base/structure. As for now, yes the blocks do have plywood under them to help disperse the load on the ground, except for the center starboard block, I have yet to cut a piece of plywood for that, because I figured I'm going to be getting stands before the winter.. Question, do marinas usually sell/rent used jack stands?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:24 AM
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Does anyone know where to find correct weight of this boat? I keep seeing different numbers (i.e., 6,450 7000, 7500 lbs)... Not sure which is correct.. Also, does dry weight include the motor? I heard it includes weight of motor if its an inboard strictly, but not outboard/ IO which doesn't apply to me anyway.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:35 AM
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Watch Craigs list and ebay for a pair of used stands, you can get them cheap.
Love those Pacemakers, mine was a 1988 31 sport fisher.
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