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05-18-2021, 10:33 AM
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Posted By ChrisKirby

I have some new pictures, but the boat is still...

I have some new pictures, but the boat is still at the fiberglass shop. I spoke with him today, the outboard has been remounted, and they have some "knick knack" stuff to wrap up, but he didn't give...
04-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By ChrisKirby

You wouldn't happen to have a diagram would you?...

You wouldn't happen to have a diagram would you? :D
04-09-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By ChrisKirby

Interesting. So maybe the previous owner didn't...

Interesting. So maybe the previous owner didn't have it set up correctly in the first place. I was hoping I could use the hole at the bottom as both the fill and drain (fill when pump is on, drain...
04-09-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By ChrisKirby

Yes, I do have a forward facing scoop intake...

Yes, I do have a forward facing scoop intake under the bilge that is attached to the hull. It's one of those brass/bronze slightly domed ones. So you're saying that if I open the seacock, and leave...
04-09-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By ChrisKirby

Question about Shurflo pump

I have a small 17' center console boat, and I am in the process of re-rigging it due to having extensive fiberglass/gelcoat work done. I bought this boat used last summer, and used it a bit before...
03-30-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I have a few more pics, but nothing spectacular...

I have a few more pics, but nothing spectacular yet. The guy who is doing the work was told by me to take his time and don't rush, and he is really pleased with the outcome of the boat. I haven't...
02-08-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I don't have anything to update on as of right...

I don't have anything to update on as of right now. I did speak to him at the end of last week, and he said that his guys are working on a few other projects and letting my boat sit for a few days...
01-05-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By ChrisKirby

The more you work on it yourself, the more you...

The more you work on it yourself, the more you will learn about how the engine works, and you will soon discover that it really isn't all that complicated...engine repairs/maintenance is more about...
01-05-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

Yeah, I discussed it with him, however we decided...

Yeah, I discussed it with him, however we decided to not do it due to budget constraints. I'm already going to be about 2x what I wanted to spend on this boat, and my original transom plan was to...
01-05-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

There is definitely moisture in the foam...

There is definitely moisture in the foam underneath the livewell, as there was cracked fiberglass in there (you can see the repair in the pics) and since the entire boat is foamed from keel to...
12-29-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

A small update with some pics. The boat has been...

A small update with some pics. The boat has been at the fiberglass shop for close to a month now, and probably has another several weeks before it is done. All old hardware mounting holes and...
11-19-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By ChrisKirby

I agree, measure eye to eye and order a new pair...

I agree, measure eye to eye and order a new pair online, get as heavy duty as you can. I recently replaced my trailer's leaf springs with 1,500 lb. replacements, but the same website sold 1,000 lb....
11-14-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,778
Posted By ChrisKirby

It probably sucked up water during the last run...

It probably sucked up water during the last run and hydro locked.
11-11-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I found this website, which appears to have a...

I found this website, which appears to have a method for building a livewell that has a check valve system that allows you to use one pump for everything, so I might be able to use just 1 through...
11-09-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,778
Posted By ChrisKirby

chooooooooooooot elizabeth!

chooooooooooooot elizabeth!
11-08-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,315
Posted By ChrisKirby

What do you mean by off center?

What do you mean by off center?
11-08-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By ChrisKirby

I would test for intake leak before you go...

I would test for intake leak before you go troubleshooting a lot of electrical items. You should have a fuel/water separator on both the engine side and fuel tank side, so you should know if there...
11-08-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I finished pulling up the fuel tank hatch and...

I finished pulling up the fuel tank hatch and de-rigging the engine and pulled all of the cabling out of the boat and wrapped it up next to the engine. I cleaned out the gunnel port where the...
11-06-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,315
Posted By ChrisKirby

1989 Henry O 170. Currently de-rigged and...

1989 Henry O 170. Currently de-rigged and getting ready to go to the local fiberglass shop for repairs/buffing/gelcoat. Will re-wire the boat with new switch panels and electronics in the spring.
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11-04-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I'm not sure if the transom is original or not,...

I'm not sure if the transom is original or not, but according to this brochure, 20" transoms were offered as an option on these boats. I have thought about enclosing the transom completely, but that...
11-03-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I have several decisions to make regarding this...

I have several decisions to make regarding this boat, and I'm hoping to get some input from the members. In no particular order, below are some items that I need some assistance with:

Deck...
11-03-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

I'm going to have the fiberglass shop quote out...

I'm going to have the fiberglass shop quote out creating a bulkhead, but in all honesty, the hatch has a bunch of holes in it already, and a dedicated vent line, so I'm not terribly concerned with...
11-02-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

Here is a better look at the fuel tank hatch...

Here is a better look at the fuel tank hatch under the console. I dry fit two empty battery boxes, and they seem to fit just fine. They will be twin lithium 12v batteries for my house loads and...
11-02-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisKirby

1989 Henry O 170 restoration

I hesitate to call this a restoration, as it probably isn't going to come out looking brand spanking new, and I'm not doing the fiberglass or paint/gelcoat work myself, but I will be doing all of the...
10-30-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,670
Posted By ChrisKirby

So I spoke to someone at Yandina, and they told...

So I spoke to someone at Yandina, and they told me that they suggest I buy a Trollbridge 12x24 because I'm planning to add a 24v trolling motor in the near future. This device allows you to have a...
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