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Old 08-18-2018, 07:33 PM
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NC Has a weekend red snapper season. Of course today was a blow day. Small craft advisory. 6 days in two weekends. What a tricking joke. Commercial season July 26 to Dec. 31. WTF is wrong with this picture?????
Old 08-18-2018, 07:51 PM
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Missed my boat today.
Old 08-18-2018, 07:52 PM
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what did I do to my boat today?
after 12 MONTHS and 100 hours
Started the process of rewiring the entire trailer.
butt splices didnt seal out water well enough and corroded.
Will rewire the entire trailer. this time since I am doing it, will use heat shrink and liquid electrical tape on all butt splices and connections and likely relocate trailer brake lights above water line for more permanent fix.
Sure seems like Magictilt would have used heat shrink tubing and liquid electrical tape from the begining when building the trailer. would have cost them another $5
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:14 PM
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Bought it. Took it out for maiden voyage. Trailered it by myself, and had a great day out with my wife. I know they say the best days in a boat owner's life are the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it. I'm fine with that. Today was awesome!
Old 08-18-2018, 08:22 PM
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Rewired my trailer. Put on LED lights. Long overdue.

Old 08-18-2018, 09:26 PM
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Old console. New gauges are just 2 large rounds, so they would not fit in this layout. Also going to change the steering to hydraulic steering.



I had Merc controls and I am switching to Yamaha controls. So the hole for the controls were wrong too. But at least the old hole was too small.



Removed all the old stuff to find the wood inside the console was almost all gone. nothing to mount new helm on.


So I cut the top layer off and I was going to glass it back down but figured it would be easier to just reglass the top as one solid section.

I put a backer on it and then tried to use filler to fill the back side.


It kind of worked...next time I will just lay glass and resin in there and not filler.

Then I cut a section of wood that was longer than the opening and slathered it in resin slipped it in there. It would not stay flush so a screw at one end held it down.


Then I flared the edges of the opening to make it flusher with the wood core. I had put more resin on it before hand. As you can tell I do not know what I am doing. But I am learning, I think... I did read a lot of books on fiberglass repair before starting all this nonsense!


Then I taped it off and glassed it all in. Maybe taping it off was a waste of time as it was hard to remove. I thought it was a good idea.. Of course I have no idea how hard it would have been to clean up if the glass went all the way to the end.

After it was cured...and I had the time...and when I finally felt like being covered in glass dust...I cleaned/ground it down. What a mess that was!
Then I went back over it with some filler to fill the low spots. It was pretty even and only need to be filled in on the one end. (right side) Here I was knocking down some of the high spots with a sharp wood chisel.
Before the filler is cured you can work it with scrapers and files or cheese greater like tool. I think it is for drywall... If you wait to long it gets rock hard and you have to use power sanders on it.

Cheese grater in action.


Getting closer to level.



After it was almost level I hit it with some 60 then 80 grit and it was nice and smooth. No high spots or low spots. (this picture is out of order and is actually the first layer of filler going down)

After I all the sanding I taped it off again. (here you can see how it looked after sanding as well, it was perfectly level all he way across.)

No news paper...

Sprayed the gelcoat with a Preval sprayer Worked nice, but I never used it before and it kicked of in the glass jar. Next time I will make it with less hardener. I mixed 4 oz and only used maybe 1-1.5 oz. The rest tried to turn in to a block in the glass jar. I was able to break it up and clean out the sprayer as well. I really have no back ground in any of this and just trying make it happen.

Over all I am happy with it. I will drill and mount my controls tomorrow I hope. Or maybe next week...this project is taking way to long!
Alright so this took me longer than one day...but from the sanding to the painting I did all that today!!
Old 08-18-2018, 09:54 PM
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Replaced Seastar cylinder seals and started labeling wires in the bilge as i'm planning to relocate my batteries from bilge compartment to the console.
Old 08-19-2018, 07:53 AM
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Picked up yesterday from shop with new jack plate. Today adding 4 flush mount rod holders. Also adding interior lights to the rod lockers.
Old 08-19-2018, 08:15 AM
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Very sore today. Spent several hours yesterday removing macerator pump to find out why it stopped pumping. Surprise...a little bit of plastic like you see used as a seal when you open some products and worst of all ..feminine product...errrrrggg! If I was a half inch larger in diameter I would not have been able to squeeze in the access to remove pump! It’s a very small opening behind toilet in the small head! I feel like I played twister for hours! Bruised across the chest from laying across toilet for so long. Females...GEESH!!!
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:51 AM
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Just finished installing my Fell Marine MOB kill switch
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:23 PM
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Today? I have stared out the window at my boat from my home office wishing I was fishing
Old 08-21-2018, 03:29 PM
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I used it


Old 08-21-2018, 04:26 PM
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I missed mine.
Old 08-22-2018, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by aswaff400 View Post
I used it


Beautiful, sharp, nice clean lines ...........
Old 08-22-2018, 03:29 PM
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Added photos of old HE [heat exchanger] seals starboard side were in bad shape as you can see in photos port side are in good shape,There was no scale buildup on ether HE we did take a bore brushes to all tubes all were in good shape with no buildup in any tubesStarboard side the seals were blocking several tubes I am replacing all seals on starboard and port sides even though port side are in good shape,Just waiting on new seals and O-ringsAnd what’s did you do with my boat today

Old 08-22-2018, 07:21 PM
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Just looked at it lol. Haven't had an engine on it since May 19th... Mercury keeps pushing my delivery date back... Original date was may the 19th
Old 08-22-2018, 10:33 PM
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Got it dirty for the first time!


Old 08-25-2018, 04:58 PM
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Took the "crick boat" out to the flats for some clam slammin'
Old 08-25-2018, 05:05 PM
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Wish I could have said I used my boat today, miss a good day to be offshore. Buy instead I’m stuck with a screwed up back and can’t stand up.
Old 08-25-2018, 05:18 PM
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Swept the $@#&ing leaves out of it and dumped more Stabil in the tank. Going to hose it out and hopefully my new cover will be here tomorrow. Unless the Bay cleans up, it may be the last she sees daylight until spring. Hunting season starts in 2 weeks and she'll take a back seat to the treestand.

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