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by FrugalWife
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Window Frame Refinish
Replies: 28
Views: 5334

Re: Window Frame Refinish

My windows appeared to be bedded in silicone also. Made for easy clean up anyhow. Also reversed with a water-based polyurethane product. It worked well except there are still some dark stains all on the deckhouse fiberglass where I didn’t clean up really well ... clean up really well!!
by FrugalWife
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leak behind the bar
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Leak behind the bar

I also like to use TDS for all the deck joints. It’s a good product.
by FrugalWife
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leak behind the bar
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Leak behind the bar

Alternatively, you may want to check the seal between the house & deck. There is typically a piece of trim bedded and screwed into that intersection. As the sealant ages water tends to run down the side of the deckhouse and into that deck/deckhouse joint. The water will then find itself somewher...
by FrugalWife
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

And if the heat exchanger is clogged you can do a quick & dirty clean out with a copper rod from the hardware store. Be sure to file the end round to avoid any damage internal to the exchanger. I do this nearly every year just to prevent a clog. The sacrificial zincs tend to throw off pieces as ...
by FrugalWife
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Circut Breakers

GSHOLZ has hit the most common shore power fault - common & ground connected somewhere on the boat. Older boat, lots of electrical changes, maybe an inverter added and a new ground buss not added, etc. etc. I'd spend the money on a marine electrician - over the long haul it's probably a cheaper ...
by FrugalWife
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Outboard on GB32?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Outboard on GB32?

This sounds like a sort of desperation move. Overland transport not possible? I wouldn't bolt a 40hp outboard to the swim platform on my boat. I would be too concerned with the torque of the outboard pulling the swim platform off its brackets, at the very least doing some serious damage to the swim ...
by FrugalWife
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Window Frame Refinish
Replies: 28
Views: 5334

Re: Window Frame Refinish

My boat still is a 1985 : <) The window frames were adhered pretty well but I don't know what it was for sealant/adhesive. Once the seal was broken you could continue to loosen pretty easily with a putty knife. I used a Multi-master with a flat putty knife like blade to loosen the adhesive. Removing...
by FrugalWife
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ford Lehman 135, fuel leak in drip pan when not under way
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Ford Lehman 135, fuel leak in drip pan when not under way

Even though it is on the low pressure side there is still gravitational pressure coming from the fuel in the tanks. That's why you'd see weepage not drip drip. I would spread the bottom of the pan with bilge diapers. The stains on the clean diapers will tell you where the fuel is leaking from ... at...
by FrugalWife
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Window Frame Refinish
Replies: 28
Views: 5334

Re: Window Frame Refinish

Yup, absolutely finished! I broke two pieces of glas reinstalling and glueing the bungs in & trimming nicely was a pain but the windows look good and finally slide really well. Three coats of Interlux Brightside White & the windows should be good for a few years no maintenance. Reality is I’...
by FrugalWife
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Boat Insurance

I insure my 1985 with Berkeley Recreational Marine. Can’t say with certainty that it’s better or more fair than your policy but it definitely has not jumped 50% over the last 3-4 years. I purchase the policy through a local insurance agency.
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Final installation process was all new hoses - fuel fill, vent, and connection hose between the two tanks. The fuel fill hose replacement in turn caused a proper re-bed of the deck fill fitting. One new ball valve to replace the original gate valve on the fuel supply line; I re-used the ball valve o...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

So after I got the first tank out I had to clean up the space and build in some new supports for the new tanks. I added support under the where the baffles would be in the tanks. Not sure this was necessary but since aluminum is not as rigid as steel I figured it wouldn't hurt. I then added strips o...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Ahoy, My project is complete! Not a fun job and not really recommended unless you are a diehard DIYer ... which is me I guess. Overall, the project took about a month of intermittent work including the design & manufacture of the new tanks. Here's a somewhat brief summary. I measured and make ro...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

You say the fuel is in the bilge. Is that what you really mean or do you mean the pan under the engine? If it’s the pan then it’s easier to narrow down the search because it will be a location on the engine and as others have said investigate the high pressure side of the fuel system. If it’s really...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 3432

Re: Call water return line question

In the secondary filters there are two o-rings on each filter. They are also slightly different sizes. Smaller one goes on the bottom and the larger in the top. There is also a 3rd o-ring (quite small) that goes on the internal post hear the top .... gotta bend over & look up and will need somet...