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by DaleH
27 May 2020, 16:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rehabbing ROUGH Old Boat - Advice Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Rehabbing ROUGH Old Boat - Advice Wanted

Whew, quite the project ... 1) Be aware any tin should be primed (acid etching zinc chromate) before patching or sandwiching tin sheets, else the goop could corrode the tin. A good scrubbing any bare tin with white vinegar and copper kitchen scrubbie pads before priming will serve you well. Shown to...
by DaleH
27 May 2020, 15:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reriveting floor
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Reriveting floor

Get the large 'A'-framed rivet tool, if you haven't already, as you'll have carpal tunnel in your wrists after just a few rivets with the std tool.
by DaleH
27 May 2020, 14:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Transom – 1976 Starcraft ‘Holiday 15’ Model
Replies: 7
Views: 243

New Transom – 1976 Starcraft ‘Holiday 15’ Model

UPDATE - New Scuppers Each side of stern has three 1/4x20 bolts, so I drilled in the top 2 on each side, smack dab in the middle of the epoxy plugs - bullseye! Then drilled 1” holes for new scupper drains (in the splashwell) through pure epoxy, gooped them up, pressed in the new ones, and then flar...
by DaleH
21 May 2020, 13:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 402

Flywheel wobbling

nccatfisher wrote:
21 May 2020, 13:46
... get that flywheel off and find out what is going on ...
... before it flies OFF on its own :shock: !


Good luck and please tell us the diagnosis!
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 15:18
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuses save trolling motors! Minn Kota Diagnosis and Fix by Amateur
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Fuses save trolling motors! Minn Kota Diagnosis and Fix by Amateur

Frankenfish wrote:
19 May 2020, 11:59
Do not email Minn Kota asking what the wax is in the nose of your trolling motor. They won't tell you any useful details. Guess it's secret squirrel juice.
My best guesstimate would be to fill the nose, as if otherwise empty condensation could form that could harm the internal electronics.
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help

i guess with this size motor it is trail an error? Prop testing on any boat is a 'try & test' affair! Took me 3 tries to get the BEST prop on my current offshore rig and am glad I went w/ Turning Point, as I am using big 15" diameter, 4-blade, espen$ive SS props ... but one can swap them out with T...
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 14:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Enclosing Portable Gas Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Enclosing Portable Gas Tank

The question I have is how must air ventilation do I need? ... as much as you can give it ... I'd put plastic/metal vents on the vertical bulkheads as I could, with at least a vent of each side so with any air movement the air circulates. Just be aware by law they are not to be enclosed. But I get ...
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 11:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help

I plugged it in, waiting for them to respond, system did not pull. But thank you If they don't have your specific hull, I find using one by another make that is as close as possible in shape, weight and beam, from another boat make, works really well too! But in a hurry, call (904) 900-7739 and ask...
by DaleH
19 May 2020, 09:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Prop Pitch Recommendations - need help

... did you ever try this? It is a 'sticky post' in the Motors Forum: https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37433 FWIW it has been 'spot on' for every hull I've rigged; just did another for a friend the other day. If you do need a new prop, get their 'Hustler' pressed aluminum props, even t...
by DaleH
18 May 2020, 21:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: ... where's my trailer?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

... where's my trailer?

OR you could just get a couple of friends to help. LOL I actually had a friend do that ... he was driving his Dad’s old Chevy Impala, a HUGE older big azz 4-door car. But he was a powerlifter ... as oh yeah, the 14’ skiff and 9.9hp Johnson OB motor were still on the trailer :shock: when he picked t...
by DaleH
18 May 2020, 15:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: ... where's my trailer?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

... where's my trailer?

New to me truck ... so where's the trailer when behind the truck ... with no boat on it? Even though the truck has a reverse camera, when the trailer drops off the edge of that steep ramp, it drops out of site. In use, I also clipped the 'stik' it to the transom with the boat on the trailer too and ...
by DaleH
17 May 2020, 20:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rivet with your drill?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Rivet with your drill?

Only < $8 here, $6 shipping ... paid w/ PayPal for some protection, as reviews on it was pretty good! https://www.wish.com/product/5dfd9e6fdd17ce05c694048e?from_ad=goog_shopping&_display_country_code=US&_force_currency_code=USD&pid=googleadwords_int&c=%7BcampaignId%7D&ad_cid=5dfd9e6fdd17ce05c694048e...
by DaleH
14 May 2020, 15:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Richline Boat Info
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Richline Boat Info

ohhhgeee wrote:
29 Jan 2011, 19:08
New to the forums ...

Does anybody have a link or even a digital copy of the manual that may have come with these boats?
Always check the 'stickie posts' at the top of a Forum section, as there's an online Index to Boat Mfg'rs listed, where Richline is listed.
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by DaleH
14 May 2020, 11:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2 stroke boat gas in a weed eater.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

2 stroke boat gas in a weed eater.

If both 50:1 ... go for it!
by DaleH
13 May 2020, 12:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: My new (old) boat
Replies: 4
Views: 98

My new (old) boat

...do you think the serial number is the 4EW9AD or the 00744 or the two combined? I'd say the 00744 is the s/n as the 744th one made that year. Hopefully your State is easy/tolerant on new Regs for old boats. Here in Mass (once the cradle of liberty ... ?) all boats need a full HIN and if you can't...