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10-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By fireboat

Polyester fillers such as Bondo usually contain...

Polyester fillers such as Bondo usually contain talc and will absorb moisture. They are satisfactory for automotive use but not so much for marine use. For these and other reasons, epoxy fillers are...
09-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By fireboat

While I do not have first hand experience with...

While I do not have first hand experience with the Merc 90/115, I will say that all the brands are good and that the most important consideration is your dealer.
09-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By fireboat

I would paint first and then caulk as caulk does...

I would paint first and then caulk as caulk does not last as long as paint.
09-09-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By fireboat

My opinion, the 2003 SWS 200hp outboard is...

My opinion, the 2003 SWS 200hp outboard is overpriced by at least 1k. The 2005 225hp four stroke is enticing with 720 hours. In theory you could easily put another one to two thousand hours on it or...
08-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,658
Posted By fireboat

I have done the descaling both ways, manually and...

I have done the descaling both ways, manually and chemically. I have pulled the water jackets and heads with very little problems on a 20 year old 225 Yamaha and manually scraped everything I could...
08-01-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,553
Posted By fireboat

This looks great and is something I may try, but...

This looks great and is something I may try, but I would spray paint it with a two-part urethane. However, I was wondering if you have an issue with expansion and/or contraction? Thanks
07-31-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By fireboat

I used TileClad with good results. It's been down...

I used TileClad with good results. It's been down for about five years with no adhesion issues.
07-06-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By fireboat

Wow, looks real good. No doubt the flushing...

Wow, looks real good. No doubt the flushing helps, but I think the regular use that these motors apparently have is probably just as important.
07-06-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By fireboat

Agree on 1/4" bolts but if you could have someone...

Agree on 1/4" bolts but if you could have someone Tig weld it, that would be even better.
07-06-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By fireboat

Are you looking for a side mount control and a...

Are you looking for a side mount control and a remote control fitting kit like this from Tohatsu accessories?

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06-22-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,842
Posted By fireboat

I'm no glass expert either but it is clear that...

I'm no glass expert either but it is clear that is crap workmanship. Admittedly, once it is all glassed over it would probably be "good enough" if you didn't see this. But with all those gaps and...
04-08-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By fireboat

Although I am not familiar with the Suzuki HP...

Although I am not familiar with the Suzuki HP pump I have to disagree, I have had good luck over the years rebuilding a handful of various stuck pumps. Corrosion is normally the culprit and sanding...
04-06-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By fireboat

Honestly, it depends on your budget, how long you...

Honestly, it depends on your budget, how long you will keep your boat and your skills. Plywood will be far cheaper, but it is heavier and will eventually most likely rot again down the road. A foam...
03-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By fireboat

For the bilge area, I think a 2-part epoxy...

For the bilge area, I think a 2-part epoxy coating would be best. I have used Sherwin-Williams waterbased catalyzed white epoxy from their Protective and Marine Coatings line with great results.
03-14-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By fireboat

It seems like a lot of people have been happy...

It seems like a lot of people have been happy with Uflex hydraulic steering. Not sure if it is better, but there are a lot of posts about Uflex on THT if you search.
03-07-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,854
Posted By fireboat

IMO, much easier to check terminal connections if...

IMO, much easier to check terminal connections if battery is not in a box. Still should have a flexible terminal cover to protect against accidental shorts.

Battery boxes went away when sealed...
03-02-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,463
Posted By fireboat

Great looking profile, you would not know that it...

Great looking profile, you would not know that it is a cat.
02-23-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,748
Posted By fireboat

That is bad. It doesn't look like it was caused...

That is bad. It doesn't look like it was caused by an impact from dropping something so I don't understand why TwinVee would deny the claim. There are cracks all around that area. The resin...
02-21-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 601,680
Posted By fireboat

Just spent several hours going through this...

Just spent several hours going through this thread, ...I could have easily spent six hours. IMO, this is one of the best threads ever on THT.

That Garlington 44 is my dreamboat for South Florida...
02-09-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 29,709
Posted By fireboat

The video in post 15 is worth watching and it...

The video in post 15 is worth watching and it explains the difference. The black one has GPS, a compass and is rated to be mounted on a rifle.
02-01-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,863
Posted By fireboat

I really liked how the hull in post #10 was...

I really liked how the hull in post #10 was "overbuilt" compared to the hull in post #20, but it had to be time consuming and expensive to put together. Maybe when you do create a molded grid it will...
01-29-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By fireboat

Just curious, is this the same Calypso 34 that...

Just curious, is this the same Calypso 34 that was marketed by an older couple in Miami about 15 years ago?
01-23-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,843
Posted By fireboat

I saw the 444 video by Calibre Yacht, that dinghy...

I saw the 444 video by Calibre Yacht, that dinghy is indeed catching some wake despite being up on the davits and in smooth water. I saw another video by Gulf Coast Yacht Group and that dinghy must...
01-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,381
Posted By fireboat

Sounds like it could be a beautiful boat....

Sounds like it could be a beautiful boat. Pictures of the boat now and of the restoration process would be great. Hopefully you have the time, will and money to see the restoration through. Good luck.
01-01-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,998
Posted By fireboat

A three-piece hull gives generally wide open...

A three-piece hull gives generally wide open access to under the gunwale. Stuff that most owners do over the years such as adding rod holders, fixing bow rails, running wiring, etc..., are all much...
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