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1962 28ft M.E.M.C.O. Sportfisher Restoration

Old 03-04-2017, 03:29 PM
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[QUOTE=old bird;10035469]Well, I have certainly enjoyed this thread. I can't believe I've sat here and read the whole thing. I bumped into it while searching for something else, and could'nt leave. Your doing a great job. I love your boat, and your carport/boatport. Now that i'm hooked I have to come back everyday. Jeesh ![/QUOTE

Thank you and I'm glad you are enjoying the thread. I give you a round of applause for going threw over 50 pages in one sitting. Again thank you and hopefully I can get the OL GAL painted pretty soon.
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How you travellin buddy?
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Default 1962 28 ft memco restoration.

I think he gave up after five years;?
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Originally Posted by bob obrien View Post
I think he gave up after five years;?
You think everyone gave up, read memco's last posting date, he's been working recently and is planning on 4th of July fireworks. Open mouth insert foot
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Holy crap ! I couldn't believe it's been 5 years I had to go back and look at the first post date.

Let's get going 28
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Originally Posted by Resko 1 View Post
You think everyone gave up, read memco's last posting date, he's been working recently and is planning on 4th of July fireworks. Open mouth insert foot
Resko1, thanks for believing in me, and standing up for me.
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Resko1, thanks for believing in me, and standing up for me.
Hey! GET BACK TO WORK! NO TIME TO PLAY ON THE INTERNET
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Originally Posted by bob obrien View Post
I think he gave up after five years;?
Bob, I'm not sure who you are because this is your first post on my thread and I appreciate your post but after 5 years of working on this boat, years of taking a 30X40 dusty tarp on/off every work day, overcoming the entire inside of my boat with 13 inches of water in it, V-Birth covered in mold, teaching my daughter how to fix things and use power tools, why would I give up now? You might give up but it's not a option for me.
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Originally Posted by obbayer View Post
Holy crap ! I couldn't believe it's been 5 years I had to go back and look at the first post date.

Let's get going 28
Obbayer, I had a major set back with the boat and it wasn't my fault. After priming the boat things looked good but once it set and dried it looks like a 2nd grader in art class. So I went to sand it and in about 30 seconds the sandpaper is gummy up and I have to switch sandpaper. I called Jamestown and I GOT A BAD BATCH. Obbayer, that took the wind out of my sail because I had to tell my daughter I'm not going to make the 4th of July date but dad will have it ready soon. I was working on this boat from dusk to dawn then the bad batch primer monster showed up and stock prices on sandpaper went up. The primer has to be sanded off but with each new sandpaper pad that I put on the sander I can only get inches before the sandpaper gums up and if I continue to use the gum up sandpaper it's putting small scratches in the boat. Some people think that I have given up but right now my life revolves around changing out gummed up sandpaper.
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Aircraft paint stripper? I know the stuff is nasty but it might help you keep your sanity... Soda blaster in your area?
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Originally Posted by The Woo View Post
How you travellin buddy?
Hey Woo what are you doing next Saturday? Can you stop buy and help me sand a primed boat. DISCLAIMER: There isn't going to be much work going on because most of your day will be changing out gummed up sandpaper and cursing.
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https://ecolink.com/products/prodpages/safestrip/

You can order a sample to see how it goes...

How much is your sanity worth?
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:46 AM
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I've had good luck with peel away stripper in my house. I was able to remove 100 years worth of paint pretty easily and it's non toxic. It's not as hard to work with as aircraft.
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I was in the process of preparing these hinges for paint or powder coat when a couple of guys at work sanded a small section of one of the hinges and noticed it was brass that has been painted over. They thought it would of been a great idea to remove the paint and buff the brass to a bright shine finish. I didn't want to do it because all I can think of was the amount of time and work that it will take to get these hinges back to a nice bright shine. I took a trip to my favorite boat builder to look at some fairform flyers. This boat that I'm rebuilding has the same front window designs as the fairform flyer. After glancing at a few fairform flyers I noticed that the hinges on them are brass and the fixed window frame between the two adjustable windows is painted. Well it looks like I'm about to invest some time on two small hinges. It took 3 different buffer wheels on a bench grinder to get the hinges to a high gloss shine while occasionally coating each buffer wheel in jewelry rouge. I first started off with a sisal buffer wheel then switched to a spiral sewn denim wheel and my last buffer wheel was a cushion sewn wheel. Name:  20170422_134203.jpg
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:22 AM
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I no the owner of Wild Side Boat Worx who is the same person who owned/started/built Boggy Creek boat company until he sold it. If you was to call WILD Side Boat Worx now more then likely you are going to get his voice mail which part of it will say, "I'm 6 months out until I'll accept any new work." Even though he's not accepting any new work now do to being slammed with work he was nice enough to allow me to drop off my engine hatches so he can repair them. Once I finish painting the boat (If I can ever get over this primer issue) I will be moving on to the inside wheelhouse. Even though I'm not working on that section of the boat which will require me to start on the engine hatches since he was nice enough to repair them for me even though he is backed up with work I couldn't resist the offer. Plus that's one thing I don't have to worry about. While I had the engine hatches off I glance at the engines and notices a few parts had cracked. Not given the cracks much thought once I noticed them because I'll deal with that once the marine mechanic comes out to do a compression check.Name:  IMG_20170423_114430.jpg
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Looks like the exhaust manifold cracked.

Any chance it froze with water in it?? Wouldn't think so down south but I see that up here on boats left with water in the manifolds over winter.

Bad news is, can't run them like that.
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Originally Posted by Bryan A. View Post
Looks like the exhaust manifold cracked.

Any chance it froze with water in it?? Wouldn't think so down south but I see that up here on boats left with water in the manifolds over winter.

Bad news is, can't run them like that.
I'm not sure how it cracked but it doesn't get could enough here in the South for the water inside the manifold to freeze. Just out of curiosity I would like to know how/why it cracked so I can prevent it in the future once I replace it. I no you said you can't run them with a cracked manifold but will it be OK to turn the engine over a few times to do a compression check so I can see if I'm pulling the engines for a rebuild or just refreshing them with a toon up?
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did it crack and then rust up (crevices, etc) or did it rust up and then crack? North Fl sees some freeze... from time to time. A good friend winterizes his wakeboard boat, (stored out of the water).

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