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  1. #2871
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Also, Jim, does your exhaust have an anti-siphon valve fitted? Don't ask me how I know that this is a very good, indeed excellent and wonderful and necessary and cost-saving item.

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    The windings on the starter look ok, that's the important thing. A bit of a cleanup with some new bearings and it will be good to go.

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    The starter is back together. No pictures as it was a pretty dirty job and I didn’t feel like messing around with my phone.

    Today I did a little job I’ve really been looking forward to. I installed the new deck fills for the fuel tanks.

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    Now that’s progress!
    -Jim

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    Good move having them outboard of coaming Jim, for spills. Very posh.

    So does the engine go?

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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    still waiting for water pump parts i bet. i'm guessing ,but am pretty sure there are a lot of folks rooting for a successful start up.

    jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADOC1 View Post
    still waiting for water pump parts i bet. i'm guessing ,but am pretty sure there are a lot of folks rooting for a successful start up.

    jim
    Oh yeah.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Yeah, still waiting on parts. Which will be a little longer wait now as I ordered the wrong ones. It’s been surprisingly hard to chase parts for this motor on the internet. Now if it was a 3gm instead of a 3hm it would be a piece of cake.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Here’s a job I can work on while waiting for other things to happen.

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    I got a new/old steering cylinder to replace the existing one. The old one needs parts that I again can’t seem to find. But I did find a complete cylinder so hopefully it will work. It’s got an inch and a half more travel so I’ll need to adjust for that. Plus, it has a different attachment point for the rudder so one of those needs to be made as well. Fortunately, I have a bench lathe and a bit of old prop shaft and turned out this.

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    Not fancy but serviceable. Cut some threads.

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    And it even fits.

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    A little head scratching on the geometry, and a line swap, and Bob’s your uncle.

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    Last edited by jsjpd1; 04-21-2018 at 09:51 PM.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    And now for a gratuitous kid pic.

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    Last edited by jsjpd1; 04-22-2018 at 01:01 AM.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    And that’s what it’s all about.

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    Just a little something knocked up on the lathe huh? Very nice. After the huge expense of importing something as simple as some canoe rudder fittings, setting up for some simple metal fab work might be in order......not sure about a lathe though, would need to put a lot of work through it to pay for itself.
    Im about ready to flush my 2GM, sump gasket and anodes etc finally turned up. Hope yours fires up a treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    not sure about a lathe though, would need to put a lot of work through it to pay for itself.
    When we did bought ours it was less the money (tho second hand ones can be cheap if you can handle the transport and space/power requirements) and more about the convenience. No waiting for something to turn up or bodging something up you don't have the right tools for. Also think of it as a universal tapping die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranga View Post
    When we did bought ours it was less the money (tho second hand ones can be cheap if you can handle the transport and space/power requirements) and more about the convenience. No waiting for something to turn up or bodging something up you don't have the right tools for. Also think of it as a universal tapping die.
    Your right. But even if a lathe comes cheap, its often the tooling bits that are pricy. Its a bit like buying cutters for a spindle moulder, fine if you run a few hundred feet of timber through it, but not so great for a couple of feet. I was spoilt in the UK to have a lot of engineering friends around happy to turn out whatever i needed, usually swapping skill sets, i would turn out a new kitchen table, doors or bookshelf in exchange for a mast band and goose-neck fitting or a fancy stainless pulpit.

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    Metal lathe tooling isn't too bad, but milling machine tooling, even cheap Chinese, is very expensive. However, having said that, the mill/drill has almost paid for itself, but not it's tooling. Both are 1000# bench top Taiwanese machines bought used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Hey Jim...doesn't the ram need to pivot a little bit?

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    Looks like there might be a 'heim joint' type swivel in the stationary end. If so it will allow movement. Just a guess though.

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    The connecter I made allows the rudder stock and ram to turn freely so with the swivel at the fixed end of the ram everything turns just fine.

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    Two full turns from straight ahead to hard over in either direction.

    On the lathe it’s amazing how much you can turn out even with simple tooling like I have. I’d like to get a face place to allow me to use the lathe for some milling too, but it’s not really in the budget at the moment.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    I dug these bow rails out of the shed for a little paint and to remount them on the bow.

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    But I don’t really like them, they’re too clunky/chunky. Time for a shave and a haircut maybe.

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    There, that’s a little better I think.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    *Much* better.

    Alex

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    Definitely better. You have a good eye sir.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Graceful is the word that comes to mind.

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    NICE! Gonna inset a couple of chocks?

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    Yes, Stainless is definitely the way to go, but spendy!! AMHIK!!

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    Can you find the proper flange to attach to the engine, or will you have to make that as well?
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    A little bit a carb cleaner & some grease & those bearings will be fine!
    Don't forget the WD-40!!

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    NICE! Gonna inset a couple of chocks?
    That’s the idea, I’m still looking for the right set.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogeniac View Post
    Yes, Stainless is definitely the way to go, but spendy!! AMHIK!!

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    Can you find the proper flange to attach to the engine, or will you have to make that as well?
    Scott
    Fortunately the company that makes the elbow also makes the flange so I should be good there.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogeniac View Post
    Don't forget the WD-40!!

    Scott
    That is tempting but I think I will try to use the new sealed bearings that showed up today instead.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    That is tempting but I think I will try to use the new sealed bearings that showed up today instead.
    Wimp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    That’s the idea, I’m still looking for the right set..
    Have you checked down at Longship Marine in Poulsbo? They're a bit spendy sometimes, but have a pretty good collection of used stuff.

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    These. On eBay. $50.00 buy-it-now.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Vintage-B...8/323135210870


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    Oooh ^ Nice. And only $22 for shipping to the UK! Tempted if i didnt already have some .

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    Those are nice but don’t quite fit the profile of the rail as I’ve cut it. I was thinking about something like this.

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    In the meantime I’ve been working on the water pump. Mostly just fighting with the second bearing set, trying to pull it out of the casting. I had several good ideas about how to make that happen but none of them panned out. Finally I got a little carbide die grinding bit and cut the stuck race. That worked.

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    Pressing the new bearings in went a lot smoother fortunately.

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    All back together.

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    A little paint makes everthing better.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    NICE! That pump won't ever harm another engine again. LOL

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    Got some paint slapped on the bow rails and screwed them down today, bedded in 3m 4200.

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    I still need to plug the screw holes but I think that will work.
    Last edited by jsjpd1; 04-27-2018 at 09:52 PM.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    She’s looking better every day Jim!

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    Spent a day roughing out sixty plus feet of rub rails. I was going to reuse the old ones but they were a little beat up. So, new ones it is.

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    Then today I started hanging them. They’ll get paint once I’m happy with the fit and shape. Unfortunately I wasn’t paying attention to my screw supply, which means I’ll need to wait for some more to finish the job.

    A little creative propping.

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    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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