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Old 10-12-2017, 11:21 AM
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Really cool rendering of the project into the software. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:33 AM
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Packrat-- I noticed in your pics you have a motorized windshield wiper. Are you planning on reusing it? If not, I may be interested in buying it from you. Does it still work?

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Jim
Jim, Since you spoke up first you can have it if you pay the shipping - don't plan on using it - I'll see if it works and let you know via PM and you can send me your address then. Half the battle might be getting the SS hardware out of the aluminum frame....

It will be a few days before I can get to messing with it.

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:09 PM
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Went ahead and pulled off the wiper motor this evening and I think it's a lost cause.

Put power to it and nothing. Then disassembled the cover plate.

It must have taken a whack at some point as the mounting stem was hanging on by a thread to the motor housing. Inside all damp and full of corrosion and looks like salt residue.

Sorry but don't think this is worth the trouble.....
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:03 PM
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Would be interested in anchor light mine didn't come with one
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:31 PM
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Would be interested in anchor light mine didn't come with one
Sorry, the lens was cracked and the whole thing was just in relatively rough shape so that already was tossed.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:43 PM
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Went ahead and pulled off the wiper motor this evening and I think it's a lost cause.

Put power to it and nothing. Then disassembled the cover plate.

It must have taken a whack at some point as the mounting stem was hanging on by a thread to the motor housing. Inside all damp and full of corrosion and looks like salt residue.

Sorry but don't think this is worth the trouble.....
Thanks for checking on it. I'll pass. Good luck with your restoration. I'll be checking in to see the progress.

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:02 AM
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I really like those boats and think my next resto should be one. I've also taken the "never again" oath. Lol.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:25 AM
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This is gonna be a great build to watch! Probably much faster than the 3+ year coddling of my Sceptre shaped lawn ornament too; I admit the 2000+ mile 'trip to the boat shed' is definitely hindering my schedule.

One thing I never figured out for mine is better way to access the bow while having the access watertight and the hard part; not in the way when up there.

Really hoping Brian comes up with a good solution here that I can copy!
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:43 PM
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I think 2000 miles is a valid excuse for delays....

The forward access is an issue. Don't think a hatch is in the plan for this one as I want to keep things as clean as I can and there will likely be a space issue as you mention.

My initial thought is to shorten up the bow rail so it ends say 10 inches forward of the windshield base and clear off all other stuff along the gunwhales except for maybe a pop up spring cleat and just go up the sides with a low profile hand rail on the hard top. Gunwhales are skinny but I think I would rather go that way than try to put a step and pad on the companion side of the helm and try to maneuver over the cowling. I would think that EZ2CY curtains or similar are going to be added at some point forward which is another obstacle that says go around.

My first boat was a 24 Topaz that had a tower and three sided enclosure and going up the side worked best although it had maybe a couple more inches of width to step on and a lot of stuff to grab on to along the way.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:08 PM
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Engines out and drives / drive hardware off. Just holes in the transom at this point. Surprisingly the transom seems pretty solid. Some oil / grease contamination in the plywood at the cutout for the drives but no obvious rot. Will be a little dilemma if the moisture meter says dry....Was hoping for rot for ease of removal.

Bit of a mess to clean up but LOTS of volume to play with and many ideas....

Come on cool weather- much better to wear all the dust fighting stuff when it's cool!
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