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Forum: General 08-15-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Locke N Load
Zip Wakes on steroids. Full articulation in 0.1...

Zip Wakes on steroids. Full articulation in 0.1 seconds is impressive. What I really would like to see is two of the same hulls riding next to each other. One has the SK Ride system and the other has...
Forum: General 08-15-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Locke N Load
Video never shows the true conditions is right....

Video never shows the true conditions is right. Double whatever it looks like. So, those were 3-5's all day long. They were not going very fast because they couldn't, but still relatively...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-24-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,603
Posted By Locke N Load
Good from far, but far from good makes me think...

Good from far, but far from good makes me think of the famous tennis player's (I forget who now) reply when asked what he thought about some famous actress (I forget who again). He called her a 9...
Forum: Performance 07-24-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Locke N Load
Nice save. Had the tire not rolled past you,...

Nice save. Had the tire not rolled past you, would you have noticed right away you were running on 3 wheels only? If not, how long do you think before you would have realized? I am just wondering if...
Forum: General 07-24-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Locke N Load
Are you looking for something temporary that can...

Are you looking for something temporary that can be taken on and off easily or something semi-permanent that can be set up and the boat worked on underneath?

I started with one of those regular...
Forum: General 07-17-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By Locke N Load
The Mercury 150 4S is sitting in its shipping...

The Mercury 150 4S is sitting in its shipping crate still. I keep running into roadblocks when I think I finish one step only to find another that needs to be done. It is too hot now to do any more...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-10-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
You can't really tell from the picture, but there...

You can't really tell from the picture, but there are 4 layers of glass wrapping around the sides and bottom and it is very flat. Should be minimal fairing next then time to paint. Well, that area at...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-02-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
You got me nervous so I went out and checked. All...

You got me nervous so I went out and checked. All is good.

The tape method worked great. Thanks to all for the recommendations. I stuck little squares every 6 inches or so all around to hold the...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-01-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
The void was between the core and outer skin. Two...

The void was between the core and outer skin. Two layers of 3/4" Coosa epoxied together and then bolted in place. I laid down what I thought was a thick enough layer of thickened epoxy on the skin...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-01-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
Every time I feel like I am making headway I hit...

Every time I feel like I am making headway I hit a roadblock. Latest is the transom core and outside skin. I knew I had an air pocket on the port side that needed attention and finally got around to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-20-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Locke N Load
Sooner or later I will get to painting. Still...

Sooner or later I will get to painting. Still working on the deck, but getting close to glassing it in. This week. This is what I had been working on for the last week.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-06-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,062
Posted By Locke N Load
Great, thanks. 6 works for me and can always move...

Great, thanks. 6 works for me and can always move the horn button or something to on its own if need be.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-05-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Locke N Load
I will add my two cents based on the other...

I will add my two cents based on the other responses as well.

There are two situations where you will most likely be adding fuel; on the water or on a trailer. If you are in the water the stern...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-05-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,062
Posted By Locke N Load
Nice progress. Those Faria Chesapeake gauges look...

Nice progress. Those Faria Chesapeake gauges look nice. I am back and forth on those in white or the Newport SS. How do you like the switches bracket holder thingy? I was thinking of just mounting...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-20-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Locke N Load
Thanks for all the tips. Yes, roll additive...

Thanks for all the tips.

Yes, roll additive is included in the order. I will use the regular edging tape to pull any fuzzies from the covers. Spiral wrap then unwrap a couple of times. I like the...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-19-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Locke N Load
Good point. The extra effort may not save any...

Good point. The extra effort may not save any money and the last thing I want to do is screw it up. If cleaning roller covers is not the norm then I will bite the bullet and purchase all needed.

...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-19-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Locke N Load
Dumb painting question

They say there are no dumb questions so here goes. I will be rolling primer and paint in three separate areas; bottom, sides, everywhere else. 3-4 coats each of primer and paint means a total of 20...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-09-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
I have been creating a lot of dust lately. Every...

I have been creating a lot of dust lately. Every little chip and crack on the hull sides and top has been sanded out, filled in with thickened epoxy and sanded smooth. I am going to do the same for...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-21-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
Cool, thanks. The bigger hairline cracks and...

Cool, thanks.

The bigger hairline cracks and chips have been sanded down until either I could no longer see them in the gelcoat or I got to fiberglass. What is left are the very fine cracks that...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-21-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
I was able to get a smooth finish using 60 grit...

I was able to get a smooth finish using 60 grit and will move up before priming and painting. I got out most of the scratches and chips, even getting through all the gelcoat down to glass in some...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-21-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,835
Posted By Locke N Load
I am so happy winter is over and I have been able...

I am so happy winter is over and I have been able to get back to work. The last week and a half has been spent removing the bottom paint. I used the lye-corn starch method and was able to get 90% of...
Forum: General 03-19-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,056
Posted By Locke N Load
It is funny going back and reading some of my...

It is funny going back and reading some of my original ideas. I am very glad I listened to the advice offered and kept my Seafari intact. I can't believe it has been four years. Covid really screwed...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-08-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,062
Posted By Locke N Load
That's purdy.

That's purdy.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-03-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Locke N Load
I am 100% guilty of overthinking things. My first...

I am 100% guilty of overthinking things. My first time doing all of this so I am trying to avoid dumb mistakes that could have been avoided by asking a quick question. If the collective experience...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-03-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Locke N Load
Wire securing

Hey all,

Another topic on my mind while it is still winter and I have not got back to my project is wiring, specifically where to run them.

I can see how movement is bad and wires need to be...
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