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by EWRice
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 19
Views: 5442

Re: Stantions and railing mods

I need to make a run to Wolf's soon so we can probably meet up. I think I found some of the round ones. I would post a picture but they are all at the polishing shop.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Paint Stripper

As I begin my repainting project, I am removing hardware and realizing how many layers of paint are actually there. Has anyone used Aircraft Paint Stripper on their boats? From what I am reading this is the easiest way to remove paint from aluminum.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 19
Views: 5442

Re: Stantions and railing mods

I decided to go ahead and cut out the section on the port side. I will mill out the new caps before I weld them in for extra heavy hinges. I will take some pictures as I go. I am still looking for the rectangle stanion bases if anybody has any. I am also looking for a few of the angled round aluminu...
by EWRice
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 19
Views: 5442

Re: Stantions and railing mods

What you did is exactly what I was planning on doing. I plan on welding a plug in the cut ends and installing a hinge to flip the railing up onto itself. Are your stantions aluminum or stainless?
by EWRice
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 19
Views: 5442

Stantions and railing mods

I am just starting my cosmetic repairs on the 72 express. I am looking for a few spare rectangular aluminum stantion bases for the railing around the stern and flying bridge. I am also curious to hear from those that have an opening in the railing at the transom. I want to cut a section out between ...
by EWRice
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 20
Views: 5790

Re: Stress cracks ???

The only time I have seen so called "stress cracks" in a metal hulled boat was when the hull was allowed to get substantial amount of water in it that froze solid over the winter. That was on a Roamer but I was amazed at how many welds were cracked. They decided to cut her up after that.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: good info to print out
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: good info to print out

shade2u2 wrote:Would my 1986 39 with Crusader 454's have this tranny?
I honestly don't know.


You should have Velvet Drive 72C transmissions (or 10-18 in certain literature).
by EWRice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 31
Views: 8639

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

Be careful comparing trawlers to Marinettes. That is like apples to marshmallows. Completely different hull designs and purposes. A trawler will have a displacement or semi-displacement hull that will be very fuel efficient close to its rated hull speed with a lower power engine. Marinettes are cons...
by EWRice
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Burgundy paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Burgundy paint

Depending on the age and amount of fading for the paint you want to touch up, it is going to be difficult to find a match. Chances are it is no where near the color it was new. I took a sample of my blue paint to a local automotive/industrial paint speciality store. They worked their magic and came ...
by EWRice
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Thermostat Housing
Replies: 14
Views: 5985

Re: Thermostat Housing

The ones I have are either '68-'74 or '86 and newer. What you need is still available new p/n 3745360. If you can't find one let me know and I can order one.

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