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Forum: Repairs/Mods. 11-28-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,049
Posted By steel686
Nicely done on every level. Itís been great to...

Nicely done on every level. Itís been great to watch you work through the details on all the mock-ups. Really like the scupper detail. Best is seeing how much your family is enjoying it all ready....
Forum: For Sale 10-07-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By steel686
This is what makes this site and this community...

This is what makes this site and this community great. You get the technical archives and the practical analysis. I bought my 18 from the original owner back in 1992 for $3600. I think I just spent...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-24-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By steel686
Sorry. Just read that again and it sounds like...

Sorry. Just read that again and it sounds like you donít need to remove it if itís solid. Looks great by the way. Worth all the effort in the end.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-24-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By steel686
I think you are on the right track with the core...

I think you are on the right track with the core at the bow. I left the first 4 feet of my liner in because i was worried about losing control of the flare. I ended up having an issue blending at the...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By steel686
Agreed. I talked to my painter and planned to pay...

Agreed. I talked to my painter and planned to pay him to tape off after I do the prepwork. I have a hard enough time pulling tape on a waterline every spring. It is slick when it is wet. I went to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By steel686
Thanks for the input. If Iím digging into it I...

Thanks for the input. If Iím digging into it I want it to last. Should have pushed for more aggressive from the start but it will give me something to do this winter.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-18-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By steel686
Thanks Strick. I figured it would be best to...

Thanks Strick. I figured it would be best to rough it up. It should be pretty free of potential contaminants. If I wipe with acetone, rinse, then retape the edges 1/8Ē outside existing, Ill try to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By steel686
Non-skid upgrade

I have a few things i could have done better on my recent rebuild but can live with most of them. The non-skid however needs to be corrected. I have a 6 and 8 year old that spend hours jumping off...
Forum: General 08-05-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By steel686
Thatís nice. Whatís going on for power? White...

Thatís nice. Whatís going on for power? White Suzuki would look great with the white bottom and pipe work.
Forum: General 07-01-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By steel686
This is from my 75.

This is from my 75.
Forum: General 06-28-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By steel686
Thatís what the Lab is forÖ.breaks up the...

Thatís what the Lab is forÖ.breaks up the harmonic.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-28-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By steel686
I had the small ones for years and was happy with...

I had the small ones for years and was happy with the performance. Just bought the large ones because I upsized scuppers with the new transom. Boat self-bails without raising the deck but takes a...
Forum: Performance 06-23-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By steel686
Thanks for the feedback guys. I was hoping my...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I was hoping my Ficht-era leftover prop would be the answerÖ.salvage something after that loss. Will probably still drop it one hole and test it while I try to find...
Forum: Performance 06-22-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By steel686
18SF mounting height/prop for ETEC 150

Iím still working on limited hours to asess my setup after the rebuild. After reading and following for a few years, I understand the value of a 4 blade for stern lift. Mounting height target seemed...
Forum: Performance 06-16-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,132
Posted By steel686
+1. Marty is a great guy.

+1. Marty is a great guy.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-14-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,560
Posted By steel686
I wanted to center my drain as well and put in a...

I wanted to center my drain as well and put in a knee with the new transom. The one thing I didnít consider was bilge pump placement. I had to make a block to mount the pump base adjacent to the...
Forum: For Sale 06-10-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,622
Posted By steel686
I didnít want to say anything but 31 Seamaster...

I didnít want to say anything but 31 Seamaster sounds pretty mean.
Forum: For Sale 06-08-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,622
Posted By steel686
Somebody get him a fresh beer.

Somebody get him a fresh beer.
Forum: General 05-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By steel686
I bought an Owens and Sons and couldnít be...

I bought an Owens and Sons and couldnít be happier with it. It was a single axle and ended up being cheaper with trucking to MA than a big name brand. Great people to deal with. PM me and I can give...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-10-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,966
Posted By steel686
Dave - Great to see the updates. I found a lot of...

Dave - Great to see the updates. I found a lot of inspiration for my 75 from the early days of your build and then found it on THT. That is a hearty rig. Wish I was close enough for a sea trial. Nice...
Forum: For Sale 05-05-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303
Posted By steel686
Thought you looked too comfortable standing in...

Thought you looked too comfortable standing in it. That is a nice rig. Good call.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-04-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By steel686
Nice effort with the liner. Really looking...

Nice effort with the liner. Really looking forward to following this. Not far up the road from you on the South Shore if you ever need another set of hands. Keep the pictures coming.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-15-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By steel686
Doesnít smell that great either as I recall. I...

Doesnít smell that great either as I recall. I have a video where I removed the battery box platform starboard aft and water was running out. Didnít have any evidence on the exterior of the transom....
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-13-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By steel686
I didnít like the way my cables had that question...

I didnít like the way my cables had that question mark loop especially when tilted. I had to flip it over the splashwell which was only 10Ē. I swapped from starboard to port side routing and flipped...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 04-12-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By steel686
Try UPD Plastics in FL. They have stock Seacraft...

Try UPD Plastics in FL. They have stock Seacraft profiles. Takes a little while but came through nice.
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