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by Rockit
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: What is special paint, what does special paint have
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: What is special paint, what does special paint have

DANGER WILL ROBINSON.

I agree. The post is very suspicious. It is illogical and the grammar and syntax are poor.
by Rockit
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Stress cracks ???

I agree, it sounds like they mean there were defects in the original welds.

This is why a report from good marine surveyor who is familiar with aluminum boats is helpful. I remember mine going over the welds.
by Rockit
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Stress cracks ???

Um, yeah dude. Like the hull got sooo stressed when it hit that bridge pier so we welded it man. . .

Or. .

Oh Boy! All the stress cracks are welded! Maybe they replaced the seacocks with carburetors too! It makes about as much sense.
by Rockit
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

And several years ago I found rings that worked on Amazon. Plus there's Google: http://catalog.orcamarine.com/item/mari ... ets/501841

Good luck!
by Rockit
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Update: My uncle tells me his 1970-71 28' came with sandbags to cure a list. (He bought it from the original owner who moved up to a bigger boat shortly after getting the BigM.) He and his brother decided lead slabs were a better solution. Although his 28 had twins and a generator, it did not have t...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

I'll bet it sits down by the stern with what--a ton and a half of lead in it? Maybe someone figured it like was rear wheel drive and the boat would have better traction with more weight in the back. I would take it out and see what happens. Of course you need a place to store it while you figure thi...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 62
Views: 22026

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Wow! Great work.

I assume you've checked the rudders and bushings--think you said that--but have you also thought about putting in a rudder angle indicator? You can get by without one, but there have been times . . .
by Rockit
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boating checklist
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: Boating checklist

Doubt you could really move any BigM with paddles unless you were using them as poles. In the Ohio? Fugedabowedit.
by Rockit
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 3588

Re: V drive question

The only BigMs that (to my knowledge anyway) came with v-drives are the houseboats (a/k/a "river cruisers"). With a V-drive the front of the engine faces the stern so the output shaft faces forward. The actual v-drive has an input shaft on top mated to the engine/transmission and the outpu...
by Rockit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Stern railing design
Replies: 17
Views: 3605

Re: Stern railing design

I thought they were called splash curtains.

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