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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-07-2019, 07:28
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

i pulled the engine yesterday. the scary looking hoist system worked well, though the steel wheels on the wooden beam didn't perform very well. they kinda sank into the wood a little, and made it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-07-2019, 04:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

well, the transom unit tilt assembly failed, and died, when i noticed a missing seal, and a crack in the aluminum casting. so i have purchased a replacement that was only used in freshwater. as a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-06-2019, 12:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

Today, while i was preparing the transom unit, i happened to think, maybe i should check the tilt motor and gears. sure enough, corrosion seized. so i pulled it all apart, and it looks like i need to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-06-2019, 14:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

Finally managed to remove the transom unit of my outdrive. several nuts, and only one i could get a ratchet onto. the rest were with an open-end wrench, fractions of a turn all the way. then there...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-06-2019, 03:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

so, i picked up some used outdrives to piece together and replace the corrosion-locked outdrive that came with my boat (soaking it in marvel mystery oil couldn't save it. too far gone.), as well as...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-05-2019, 09:00
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

checked out my old boat, and the engine survived the winter! after checking the oil (it had some, no water, but needs a change), i supplied a battery, and some gas, and was surprised at how easily it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-05-2019, 14:07
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

i have not given up on the old boat, just had to put it to sleep for the winter. i have not yet woken it from it's slumber, as i am a bit timid to find out what the winter did to it. weather...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-08-2018, 13:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

today i started the frame for the windshield. i will use resin sealed plywood for the basic structure, with aluminum outside to weather proof the glass seam. the inside will be covered with a good...
Forum: Meets & Greets 22-08-2018, 14:47
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: Hello from Maine, USA

Hello Carrie,
so far my Adventure seems to be a whole bunch of exponentially multiplying "projects" in getting my boat water-ready.


first, i got the engine un-stuck, and running:...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-08-2018, 12:59
Replies: 18
Views: 3,702
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: Treated Lumber vs Teak

As i am in the home-building field, i have used the new treated lumber, and have seen it corrode fasteners, fast.


~Travis
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-08-2018, 02:07
Replies: 3
Views: 3,143
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: Bonding of thru hulls

I found THIS (https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/Marine-Grounding-Systems), scroll down to "Bonding and Electrolytic Corrosion Due to Hot Marinas".





hope it helps. :smile:


~Travis
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-08-2018, 01:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

just to confirm, that would be fir, CDX? i can't imagine that pressure-treated plywood would be correct (usually southern yellow pine in my area).


~Travis
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-08-2018, 02:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

I don't remember if i have asked this or not, but anybody know if polyester resin (with fiberglass) will stick to Advantech (https://www.huberwood.com/advantech/products/advantech-sheathing)?
I ask...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-08-2018, 13:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

due to a landlord imposed restriction, i can't build a shelter over the boat, as it must stay mobile on the trailer. but perhaps i can talk him into something that can be taken down quickly.


I...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-08-2018, 12:14
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

after removing the rotten fiberglass roof on my boat, i realized the windshield frame isn't in the greatest shape, and i would like it to be taller.


so, has anybody come across a company that...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-08-2018, 14:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: is radar "allowed" on large inland lakes?

i just found this on google, don't know why i didn't check google before.
Marine Radio Information for Boaters - BoatSafe.com (https://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/radio.htm)




looks like i...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-08-2018, 12:50
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

in regards to removing the fly-bridge, and replacing the roof, i strongly believe i made the right decision. the roof was so rotten that i think the roving fiberglass on top was the only thing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-08-2018, 12:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: is radar "allowed" on large inland lakes?

i will look into broadband radar, but i suspect it may be out of my budget range. the Raytheon R10x i have was really inexpensive, and after i repaired it, it seems to work alright, though i will...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-08-2018, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: is radar "allowed" on large inland lakes?

Hmm... yeah, that sounds like something i would do.


~Travis
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-08-2018, 08:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: is radar "allowed" on large inland lakes?

i think, and i am likely wrong, but i think that i read some marine electronics are not allowed inland. like VHF radio, as it may confuse listeners on ocean waters. the radar, after i bought it, i...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-08-2018, 06:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By travis_farmer
is radar "allowed" on large inland lakes?

I picked up a radar for my 23 foot cabin cruiser for use while fishing on a large inland lake, for if the fog rolls in, as it usually does.


but is it allowed?
probably should have asked before...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-08-2018, 23:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

Thank you for the link, it proved useful on several points. as i have a electronics hobby background, i am used to schematics, so making one should not be an issue. i won't need much shore power in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-08-2018, 13:06
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: update on my 1973 boat restoration

while preparing to remove the current bad wiring, i had to take out the bad steering cable for the lower helm. it occurred to me after removing it, i haven't found a replacement that mounts like this...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-08-2018, 09:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By travis_farmer
update on my 1973 boat restoration

so, i went out to start working on replacing the wiring in my old boat, and after the heavy rains, i found 2 inches of rain water down on the cabin floor. this is after i discovered the anchor rope...
Forum: OpenCPN 28-07-2018, 04:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By travis_farmer
Re: how to get/make maps from JOSM

ok, fixed the issue above. now i have it, though i will have to cruise the lake when my boat is finished to check accuracy. it looks a little distorted, but maybe it is correct. i will make a chart...
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