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Old 09-19-2017, 04:57 AM
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Default Dash/helm improvement

Since my fishing partner had to go back to VA on Saturday due to a family emergency, (Prayers to you and your Family John), I did this. I had some holes left over from the electronics that were moved around and wanted to clean it up. I had some solid plastic panels left over and found a use for them.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:44 PM
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So finally got my boat license ...

And got my own solar panel battery charge system i put together hooked up and working (YAY!) even charged the spare battery :D

Now was planning to go in water but the engine ran awful so here is what i did:
1- Replaced fuel tubes going into the VRO
2- Replaced small engine fuel filter (was leaking air)
3- Replaced engine starter cable (was a flimsy cable that seemed far to thin.)
4- changed priming pump
5- Changed spark plugs
6- Fitted an LED strip around the boat for night
7- Greased steering wheel and other bits and pieces
8- Finally found the problem making my outboard stop going upwards thanks to a mechanic who happened to be there. there is a stop circuit at engine mount that causes the outboard to stop moving upwards that is adjustable so moved it up and voila problem solved.


That got the engine to behave a lot better however it seems inconstant (runs ok then vibrates then works ok then slows down until it stops) so will try an external tank as I think there is either blockage or the water separating unit is putting a too much load on the VRO pump or the VRO pump is not giving the proper fuel output it should.Im running a higher than usual oil mix until i get the horn sorted.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:16 AM
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Default New wheels and tires

Before an after. Big improvement.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ply5013 View Post
Before an after. Big improvement.
Hi ply5013 nice job what and how did you clean it like that ?
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:03 AM
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Went out with the Mrs and the dog and sat along IBSP with the magma grill and had dinner and watched the sunset
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ply5013 View Post
Before an after. Big improvement.
is that old and new or are you a magician?
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Vulkyn View Post
Hi ply5013 nice job what and how did you clean it like that ?
No cleaning here. Those wheels were beyond repair. Brand new galvanized wheels.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
is that old and new or are you a magician?
old and new would be a better description than before and after!
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ply5013 View Post
old and new would be a better description than before and after!


Ok and here i was with dreams of making my old rims looking sparkling new :D :D

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Old 09-26-2017, 04:54 AM
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Ok and here i was with dreams of making my old rims looking sparkling new :D :D
Well if you insist on DIY you can always sandblast and send off for hot dip galvanizing...but it's probably cheaper to get new ones!
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Originally Posted by ply5013 View Post
Well if you insist on DIY you can always sandblast and send off for hot dip galvanizing...but it's probably cheaper to get new ones!
Hehe yah i tend to want to learn so will check this out for information purposes ... thanks Ply
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:48 AM
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I finally convinced my wife to come out on our center console for overnight, once she saw she could hide sheltered under the bow dodger, she was all in. I packed a cooler and a good bottle of wine. We so need some alone time...
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:52 AM
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removed all the screws holding down center console and started injecting epoxy resin thickened with cabo-sil into the holes in the deck..

UPDATE: ended up making 3/4" holes halfway through the deck on most of the holes....used straight epoxy resin first to soak into the wood, then came back with thickened epoxy.

The worst hole was enlarged to 1" 1/8...nasty rotten wood...picked at the wet stuff until I got to the skin underneath, picked some more all around the hole. Used a wet vac on the hole for hours until wood was dry. Laid down 1708 material in the hole (covering the screw hole) and used epoxy resin for each layer of 1708 until nearly flush with top of deck, then finished up with thickened epoxy.

Now the screws will have something to grab onto that is NOT wood.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:48 AM
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On Saturday, moved from the dry rack to a lift slip. Should permit me to use the boat during those random warm weekends in the winter. Not to mention always having an assigned slip at the marina, etc. Excited about the transition.

Also ordered six new spark plugs that I hope to install next weekend.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:20 AM
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Listed her for sale on THT!!!

04 Wellcraft 210 Fisherman 06 E-tec 225
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:39 AM
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I replaced the old coroded water seperator housings w SS. Guys, chk yours too to avoid an offshore nightmare.
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Looks like cast aluminum. ^
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:01 AM
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Looked at it. Still floating
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Looks like cast aluminum. ^
and not the actual housing.
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Originally Posted by trimnyc View Post
Looks like cast aluminum. ^
I've seen cast stainless like that before, it looks like cast aluminum, it just doesn't have the structural strength. Cast stainless is generally rather weak and fragile.
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