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Finishing touches
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: October 27, 2014
Howdy all,
It's been a while since I posted, and I apologize for that. My hard drive crashed and I lost a lot of pictures, so I had to retake them to show what I've been doing on the boat.
With the "new" engine installed and the interior patched and painted, I went ahead and installed the ski racks that run almost the full length of the boat. The old ones were plywood, and almost completely rotten, but they held together enough to use as patterns, so I made new pieces. In a break from tradition, I didn't use plywood for the "shelf" of the racks. For starters, they were lo...... Read More

Engine Troubles
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: September 09, 2014
With the transom done and reconstruction starting, this is rapidly becoming two separate projects. On the boat side, I need to patch some cracks on the outside, rebuild the ski racks, and install the seats. I can figure all that out, and I'm not really worried about it, but the more daunting challenge is the engine. I'm a mediocre motorcycle mechanic, but I don't know much about old outboards, so I've got some learning to do.
The boat came with a 1964 Johnson 60hp V4 outboard. The previous owner assured me that it ran when it was put away a few years ago, which is a stock Craigslist phrase mea...... Read More

A little polish, a little paint
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Posted: August 11, 2014
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Pouring the Transom (Finally)
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Posted: June 06, 2014
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Making A New Windshield
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Posted: May 21, 2014
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Repairing The Transom Part II (Rebuild)
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: May 13, 2014
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Repairing the Transom, Part I (Destruction)
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Posted: April 29, 2014
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The Happiest Day In a Boat Owner’s Life...
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Posted: April 22, 2014
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