New Boater, New to me Marinette.

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 am

You MUST get it moved close to home since you'll be working on it a loooong time. Lots of potential there.

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby BobCav » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 am

I am, waiting on transport bids. There's a lot of work and time required, but certainly doable. One bite at a time and in the right sequence!
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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby bill » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:19 am

BigM
Bob,
Thanks for the photos. :)
Were you able to get all the parts that the privious owner removed. Glass, wood, floors and etc.......... :shock:
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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby BobCav » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:19 am

bill wrote:BigM
Bob,
Thanks for the photos. :)
Were you able to get all the parts that the privious owner removed. Glass, wood, floors and etc.......... :shock:
bill


He says he has it all, but I haven't sighted everything yet. I briefly saw the wood, all the rails and large buckets of things as well as the cushions and fuel tank. He said it's all in the garage.
Bob Cavalcante, SCPO USN (Ret.)
Gel coat is for ladies' fingernails!
1974 28' Express, Single 318
Currently being restored, eventually on Potomac and Chesapeake Bay
Follow my restoration on FB @ThisOldBoat at https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldBoat

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby BobCav » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:04 pm

Well, she's all mine, FINALLY! Had her transported last Wednesday to a friend's house where she'll stay while I'm restoring her and I picked up all the other parts/pieces from my friend's garage; cushions, glass, old decking for templates, two props, shaft, strut, rudder, fuel tank, and two bins of parts and pieces!

Now I'm putting my US Navy project management skills to use and planning out the whole project!
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Bob Cavalcante, SCPO USN (Ret.)
Gel coat is for ladies' fingernails!
1974 28' Express, Single 318
Currently being restored, eventually on Potomac and Chesapeake Bay
Follow my restoration on FB @ThisOldBoat at https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldBoat

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby tundrarules » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:53 pm

SWEET! Another Marinette saved! :D . Welcome aboard. We look forward to your post on progress. Lots of great guys here to help. Your signature rocks! Makes me laugh :lol:

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby Busia » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:10 pm

Do you have the metal track for the sliding windows? If you have the plastic it is probably ruined by the UV. So you have to find something. Hard to find the metal, but worth it if you can find it. I would start looking for that so it is not a hold up later. Everything else is just money and man hours. I would not try to make it perfect, just safe and close enough to perfect to suit yourself. Decide on the brand of paint and bottom paint. (no copper! ) How you will apply it. ( I used a roller on a extension handle with a screen in a 5 gallon bucket ) Start ordering parts and putting it back together. Best of luck with it.
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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby BobCav » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:03 pm

Hey everyone. Lot has happened since my last post. I've taken possession of my boat and she's been transported to a friend's house for restoration. I have a page on FB for the restoration and I'd like to invite you all there to follow along and the link is in my signature. I thought about doing a blog or even Instagram but this is the easiest all around. I'll likely start a dedicated new thread here to post restoration updates to keep it simple.

That said, the cabin is completely ripped out and all pieces saved for templates, the helm is in the trash (minus panels and controls, naturally) and the engine cylinders are currently full of 2 quarts of Marvel Mystery Oil for a week now. The Carter AFB has been rebuilt to perfection (just like old times) and I'm about to rebuild the raw water pump and check out the alternator! All the cabin wood cabinetry is in the garage being refinished and updated with new hardware and I'll soon be sending out both propellers (single screw, just came with a spare prop!) for polishing.

Here's a few pics here before I start a new Restoration Thread!

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Carter K3-6212 AFB rebuild complete. Removed all that nasty blue paint!


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Cabin stripped ready for cleaning!


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Raw Water Pump ready to rebuild and alternator standing by. Likely replace with a 95A and keep this as a spare.
Bob Cavalcante, SCPO USN (Ret.)
Gel coat is for ladies' fingernails!
1974 28' Express, Single 318
Currently being restored, eventually on Potomac and Chesapeake Bay
Follow my restoration on FB @ThisOldBoat at https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldBoat

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby BobCav » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:58 pm

Busia wrote:Do you have the metal track for the sliding windows? If you have the plastic it is probably ruined by the UV. So you have to find something. Hard to find the metal, but worth it if you can find it. I would start looking for that so it is not a hold up later. Everything else is just money and man hours. I would not try to make it perfect, just safe and close enough to perfect to suit yourself. Decide on the brand of paint and bottom paint. (no copper! ) How you will apply it. ( I used a roller on a extension handle with a screen in a 5 gallon bucket ) Start ordering parts and putting it back together. Best of luck with it.


Hi Busia, All the original plastic track, save one small piece, didn't survive. I bought new aluminum tracks from Tom Althouse at Marinette and it's on standby since I might need to replace my windows anyway.

Thanks, great advice and exactly what I'm doing. The cabin can really be completed after she's back in the water, but I'm trying to work parallel path on a lot of areas. The cabin is stripped, next is deep cleaning and rewiring/replumbing everything forward so I can get cabin decks and bulkheads installed. Cabinetry can come later. This weekend I hope to get a good compression test on the engine to see if I'll need to pull the heads or not. Still might anyway. Wouldn't hurt. Hoping to be wet by the 4th of July!
Bob Cavalcante, SCPO USN (Ret.)
Gel coat is for ladies' fingernails!
1974 28' Express, Single 318
Currently being restored, eventually on Potomac and Chesapeake Bay
Follow my restoration on FB @ThisOldBoat at https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldBoat

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Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Postby thepaintman » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm

Great pics. Love the stripped cabin. Would love the opportunity to clean mine like that. Will keep my OCD in check and stay focused. Could you pass on contact info for Tom Althouse?
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