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12-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Alvincat

Starboard warps badly, especially if you start...

Starboard warps badly, especially if you start cutting grooves in it,

If I was doing this project, I would consider screwing 1/4" aluminum plate on the bottom of your starboard. That would help...
11-25-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,215
Posted By Alvincat

Guys - This was an unscientific test. I put the...

Guys - This was an unscientific test. I put the block in tap water and left it for 5 years. Weighed it before and after. That's it. Nothing to prove or gain here - just an observation.
11-25-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,215
Posted By Alvincat

will do

will do
11-25-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,215
Posted By Alvincat

Coosa Board 5 Year Soak Test

FYI - Coosa Board Soak Test

Five years ago, I put a new Coosa Board transom in my old Slickcraft SS194. Back then, I read some arguments about Coosa absorbing water. So, I took a block of...
11-23-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Alvincat

The asswipe KU players went rogue and Mayfield...

The asswipe KU players went rogue and Mayfield took the bait. He is a great player, but has a reputation and opponents will try to get into his head. A real leader rises above this crap - 'nuf said.
03-18-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 408,384
Posted By Alvincat

1972 Slickcraft SS-194. I am the 2nd owner. ...

1972 Slickcraft SS-194. I am the 2nd owner. Stored inside since new. Merc drive rebuilt by All American Drive in Coldwater, MI

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03-18-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,951
Posted By Alvincat

I'm a little late to the game here, but it sounds...

I'm a little late to the game here, but it sounds like a possible hook in the bottom of the hull
06-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,964
Posted By Alvincat

1996 SR5 V6 5 speed, 220,000 miles. I...

1996 SR5 V6 5 speed, 220,000 miles.

I get around 17 mpg with it. I tow the Slickcraft from Kansas to northern Michigan every summer with it and get about 12 - 13 mpg, depending on the...
01-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Alvincat

New Veethree (Teleflex) Gauge Quality

Hello all.

Does anybody have experience with the new Veethree gauges? Veethree bought the Teleflex gauge division and has continued production. I am looking to purchase a set of the "heavy duty"...
05-30-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,373
Posted By Alvincat

Mercruiser Gimbal Bearing Seal

Replacing the gimbal bearing seal in my 1972 Mercruiser 165. I had planned on installing the new one the same way the old one was, but the old one looks different from the new one. Old seal has 2...
02-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,560
Posted By Alvincat

Here's another product for bad wood. ...

Here's another product for bad wood.
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1269&campaign=email022613

Tank - the rotted wood is a pain to get out, especially if you...
02-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,560
Posted By Alvincat

Hey Tank. Hang in there. When I pulled my...

Hey Tank. Hang in there.

When I pulled my Mercruiser housing, I broke a bolt that was rusted into it. Most of the thru-transom bolts were badly rusted - lucky I just broke one! The water must...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By Alvincat

That is a special cat.

That is a special cat.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By Alvincat

I had one that would retrieve a bouncy toy. If I...

I had one that would retrieve a bouncy toy. If I didn't want to play, she would take it to the top of the stairs herself, drop it and chase it back down...and repeat. Sometimes in the middle of the...
01-03-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,442
Posted By Alvincat

Great chart. How useful it would be to have this...

Great chart. How useful it would be to have this information for all marine engines!
01-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,442
Posted By Alvincat

Different take on the tug o' war - I would...

Different take on the tug o' war -

I would like to see the Etec 150 vs Mercruiser 140 Iron Duke.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-23-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Alvincat

So now we know the real reason why BRP...

So now we know the real reason why BRP discontinued the Johnson line for the bigger motors?
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Alvincat

The Christmas Guest

Merry Christmas, boaters!
Forum: Great Lakes
12-02-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Alvincat

That's it all right. Would be fun to have a...

That's it all right. Would be fun to have a flotilla going through. Then we can invade your area too! LOVE the Les Cheneaux Islands!

I will start a new thread about this in the coming weeks. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Alvincat

Just fabulous, jhebert! I do a lot of...

Just fabulous, jhebert!

I do a lot of cruising in the straits and Soo areas each summer, trailering almost a thousand miles up from Lawrence, KS!

Thinking about a leisurely trip through the...
11-06-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,560
Posted By Alvincat

I bought 32" x 48" Coosa boards to avoid the huge...

I bought 32" x 48" Coosa boards to avoid the huge shipping charges of a full sheet. My inner piece is maxxed out at 48" wide. I do have a 7" overlap going on to the plywood at the top. I tried to...
11-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,560
Posted By Alvincat

Transom is braced, All pieces cut and dry...

Transom is braced, All pieces cut and dry fitted. Now I just need one decently warm and dry Saturday to glue this all up.
11-03-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,420
Posted By Alvincat

Boatoutfitters.com sells partial sheets of Coosa,...

Boatoutfitters.com sells partial sheets of Coosa, and Jamestown Distributors sells partial sheets of Penske board which is now called Airex board.

The Coosa will probably hold staples ok, Airex...
10-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,063
Posted By Alvincat

How many of these boats go to fields to rot with...

How many of these boats go to fields to rot with great working bulletproof Volvo Aquamatic drives?
10-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 785,261
Posted By Alvincat

Hey Latebreak. Let me know if you get down here!...

Hey Latebreak. Let me know if you get down here!

Yes, she's a beaut. 820 hours. Original owner did not know transom was soft, so I was able to chisel him down about the price of a new Coosa...
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