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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.

  2. #2872
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    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.

  3. #2873
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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

    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.

  4. #2874
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

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

    So does the engine go?

  5. #2875
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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

  6. #2876
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    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

  7. #2877
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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

    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.

  8. #2878
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    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

    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.

  9. #2879
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    And now for a gratuitous kid pic.

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

  10. #2880
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    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!

  12. #2882
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    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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