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Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-16-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
Thanks. I used Bigshrimpin's idea of raising them...

Thanks. I used Bigshrimpin's idea of raising them using vinyl gutter downspouts. :) I have been walking on them for months now and they are plenty sturdy.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-16-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
Good news on the Coosa front. I checked their...

Good news on the Coosa front. I checked their website and there is a new distributor down the Cape about an hour from me. Heading down Saturday for a sheet.

I spent some time cleaning up the dash...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-14-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
I made the passenger side bulkhead separating the...

I made the passenger side bulkhead separating the deck area from the cuddy area with 1/2" CC honeycomb and a couple layers of 17 oz. biaxial on each side. It is quite stiff and not having to worry...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-12-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
If you endorse G10 then I won't question it and...

If you endorse G10 then I won't question it and order some up. How thick? I think the heaviest item will be the dual bank battery charger.

My thinking with the Coosa is it is already 3/4" thick....
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-12-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
I like the idea. My plan is to make the tubes...

I like the idea. My plan is to make the tubes myself by wrapping glass around a slightly tapered mandrel, but I will have to check the basement for any old rods I will never use again. Thabks
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-10-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
I have seen how a board of some type can be...

I have seen how a board of some type can be adhered to the hull and then screwed into rather than going directly into the hull. Anything from a transducer to a bilge pump to a battery charger. My...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-09-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
Thanks for the tips and added details to...

Thanks for the tips and added details to consider. I do need to get the actual dimensions of the controls, but am figuring there should be plenty of room along that right side rail/gunnel. The wheel...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 09-07-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
My crude mockup for the helm. Windshield is off...

My crude mockup for the helm. Windshield is off now so time to get to glassing.
Forum: Performance 08-30-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By Locke N Load
Wasn't there talk of someone popping a mold from...

Wasn't there talk of someone popping a mold from one of the 21's? That lose traction?
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 08-30-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
Latest addition. A whole summer's worth of work...

Latest addition. A whole summer's worth of work to get the splashwell and seating done. Man, I work slow. Coosa core and anywhere from two to five layers of glass depending on area. The Carbon Core...
Forum: General 08-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Locke N Load
Clean, yes. Simple, no. It is the thing I...

Clean, yes. Simple, no.

It is the thing I am most worried about doing my first restoration. I will be doing lots of research and planning before starting.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-29-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,693
Posted By Locke N Load
Good plan. New motors are hard to come by,...

Good plan. New motors are hard to come by, especially for repowers. I have my fingers crossed my Merc ordered in April will show up this summer.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-29-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
Man, this weather sucks. 45 degrees and raining...

Man, this weather sucks. 45 degrees and raining during Memorial Day weekend. Today was supposed to be bedding in the tank day and trying out the lye gravy method for removing bottom paint. 45 is too...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-25-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
This is something I thought long and hard about...

This is something I thought long and hard about and decided to not have any access to the bilge from the tank tomb. Right or wrong, I do not want water to get in there. If there is condensation then...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-21-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Locke N Load
It's been a minute since I updated this thread so...

It's been a minute since I updated this thread so I figured I should.

First we have the cuddy insert in. It has been completely recored with 1/2" Carbon-Core honeycomb. Thickened epoxy has been...
Forum: Performance 04-21-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,342
Posted By Locke N Load
https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Exhaust-Control-Wi...

https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Exhaust-Control-Wireless-Remote/dp/B08L6CB215/ref=sr_1_24?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Automotive+Replacement+Engine+Exhaust+Valves&qid=1619008510&s=automotive...
Forum: General 04-21-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Locke N Load
Haha, thanks. I do have more assembly pics of my...

Haha, thanks. I do have more assembly pics of my progress to add to my build thread. I will get some of those up. Cruise, top end, minimum planing speed and MPG at each will be interesting to see and...
Forum: General 04-21-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Locke N Load
Thanks. I'm certainly looking forward to it. I...

Thanks. I'm certainly looking forward to it. I never got that far to get a breakdown, but it was about $2k for rigging and ranged from $1k-2k for installation.

I have to get some measurements and...
Forum: Performance 04-17-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,342
Posted By Locke N Load
I just want to hear a 500 hp straight-piped...

I just want to hear a 500 hp straight-piped (assuming no mufflers) LS in a boat. I bet it will make the hairs on the back of the neck tingle. :)
Forum: General 04-16-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Locke N Load
Motor is ordered

After making a dozen plus phone calls this week, I have settled on a supplier for a Mercury 4S 150 XL. Every dealer had about the same reaction; no, we do not have any in stock, but we can order you...
Forum: General 04-14-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Locke N Load
No strong feelings either way so I have gone with...

No strong feelings either way so I have gone with the Wise seats. The height adjustability won out. We shall see how they fit.
Forum: General 04-11-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Locke N Load
Seat recommendation needed

As my rebuild continues I am in the parts buying phase now. A white or brown truck is showing up every day. Next thing I need is seating.

I want to keep it simple and narrow as possible for...
Forum: General 04-06-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Locke N Load
Rick's sounds familiar from the list on the...

Rick's sounds familiar from the list on the Mercury website. I will definitely check them out. Thanks.

On a positive not, I got the new coring (Carbon-Core plastic honeycomb) done on the cuddy...
Forum: General 04-05-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Locke N Load
Thanks for all the stories and suggestions. I...

Thanks for all the stories and suggestions. I have plenty of time (I think) since I am not expecting to have her water-ready until the summer. I just wanted to start early assuming it will be a...
Forum: General 04-03-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Locke N Load
I made a few calls. First place never answered...

I made a few calls. First place never answered their phone. It was 2:00 on a Friday. Next place said they do not sell Mercurys. Next place said they cannot sell individual motors. Last place laughed...
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