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    06-27-2022, 03:22 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Good thought! There is plenty of space for the compressor unit so airflow isn't a huge issue, but a fan would definitely help. That is a...
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    06-27-2022, 02:17 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Yes, Tory regularly saves me from myself. My tendency is to just start all the projects in the vague anticipation that the time will just...
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    06-26-2022, 04:43 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Slowly making progress on stripping the paint and varnish off of the runabout... It's coming along but this morning my wife brought up...
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    06-26-2022, 04:11 PM
    It's always a joy to see Amazon and her crew pop up here Jim. I'm looking forward to hearing about this summer's adventures!
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    06-12-2022, 09:25 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Made some progress on the Whirlwind today. I took Tim's advice and covered the paint stripper with plastic for the next pass... ...and let...
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    06-08-2022, 04:05 PM
    Per this thread: https://chris-craft.org/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=9905 "You have to remove either the flywheel or starter to get the belt...
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    06-08-2022, 03:47 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Ah, coelcanth now that SRX photo brings back memories! Yours looks very well kept - I'm envious. After the awful CB500T finally died I bought a...
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    06-08-2022, 03:01 PM
    I do have an iOS nav app as backup as well. I'm using iNavX but I'm thinking I will upgrade to Navionics. We also have a local wi-fi NMEA data feed...
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    06-08-2022, 12:03 AM
    I use OpenCpn on a Surface tablet and have been happy with it but everything depends on how you will use it, what boat, what region, what conditions,...
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    06-07-2022, 12:58 PM
    Sounds like you are living your best life James. I'm happy for you! Don't forget about the rest of us back here in the cold and rainy PNW...
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    06-07-2022, 12:44 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Thanks! And yes that's the Mercedes 250c in the background. I would definitely describe it as a tank. A tank in evening dress perhaps. It was very...
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    06-06-2022, 11:01 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    I'd definitely recommend it for that purpose Rob. Good luck with the portlights! Ha - I never would have thought of just squoozing it on with...
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    06-05-2022, 05:22 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Per Tim's recommendation I stopped at the local hardware store and picked up some soy gel stripper on the way to the shop this morning. I've...
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    06-05-2022, 12:27 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Thanks Tim. I've tried gel stripper in the past and was not a fan of the mess, but for this job it might be the right choice. Worth a try.
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    06-05-2022, 12:26 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Cheers Mike. The thing I forgot to say is that I have learned, and continue to learn, a tremendous amount from all the real craftspeople here. I will...
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    06-05-2022, 01:38 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Thanks Garret and Rick. Yes, I agree that paint is the right idea here. I spent some time looking at photos of small utility runabouts and there are...
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    06-04-2022, 06:18 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Back to work on the Whirlwind today. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
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    05-30-2022, 09:04 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Ha! No, just a photo bomb from a random dog. Ours are Addie and Scout They run things around here.
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    05-30-2022, 04:47 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Since I think Jim is right, and the thread seal tape I used is not rated for diesel, the fuel line needs to come entirely apart anyway. But it's not...
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    05-30-2022, 12:26 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Well hm. I think I knew that? Not sure why it didn’t occur to me before. Ok then.
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    05-30-2022, 11:15 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Ah... good question Garret. But yes, both the old and new valves are rated for oil and gas. This is the one that is installed now: ...
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    05-30-2022, 10:23 AM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    She really is Paul. Big enough for all of us but quite light and she tows easily. I wasn't sure about managing a tender this large but now...
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    05-29-2022, 01:44 PM
    cstevens replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    The list of boat projects is long and getting longer, as it tends to do, but one has to start somewhere. The Whirlwind runabout we used as a...
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    05-29-2022, 01:37 PM
    We're Here is now Arroyo, and she is in great shape after extensive work over several decades by the current owner. I took this photo of her hauled...
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    05-29-2022, 10:33 AM
    Just saw a post on Facebook claiming that Tola was cut up recently, with a photo to prove it. Looks like it was taken in South Park, where many old...
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