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Old 03-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #393
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A-Merry:

Regarding your fuse question, if you have a west marine or equivalent nearby (or time to order online) I would suggest getting a correct thermal circuit breaker like the one below. They are pricey ($54) but you will never mess with a fuse again and can use the breaker as a switch as well. I installed one on my 68' Overlander and have been happy with it.












Ignition protected (conforming to SAE J1171) Bussmann style circuit breakers. Safe for installation aboard gas-powered boats.
  • Waterproof
  • Combines switching and circuit breaker function into one unit
  • "Trip Free" - cannot be held closed after trip
  • Interrupt Capacity: 3000 Amperes
  • Body Material: Phenolic
  • Maximum Voltage: 30V DC
  • 1.900"W x 2.890"H x 1.090"D
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:21 PM   #394
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The minute I take my eye off this thread I regret it. I took a break for a few weeks to allow me to focus on work etc instead of watching you guys ready your boats and I miss the Wisconsin ebay posting. I bid on that hull last Fall and the reserve price was not met. Called the guy and never finalized anything. Now I miss the auction and it sell for $790 buy it now. Could kick myself. Called the seller anyways and told him if he has any problems with the buyer to ring me. Kicking myself for not wrapping that purchase up 3 months ago. So wanted to restore it after getting hooked on this damm thread.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:30 PM   #395
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Open Hull Test

Covered cracked name plate with a thin plexiglass.
Looks OK for now.
May get trash between the two thru time.

Two weeks...no test for mine.

May make choke button for horn.
Don't want to make a hole in dash.
Maybe button over by controls.

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #396
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wait till you see what I'm doing for the horn... I got a push to choke ignition switch. I'll either use the push to choke for the horn, or the choke button like you're planning. Dunno yet...

Lots of parts from Boaters World in the garage! I hope to make a little more progress tonight!

you're a bit optimistic with a 45MPH Speedo, aren't you? haha!

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:37 PM   #397
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One panel and one light to install in MH and I can devote rest of time to Vagabond.

May need that 45, if 35 does not run, 60 goes back on.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:19 PM   #398
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I was looking at those pics again. That dash of yours is really clean. Mine's really hacked up behind that wood.

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #399
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Covered cracked name plate with a thin plexiglass.
Looks OK for now.
May get trash between the two thru time.

Two weeks...no test for mine.

May make choke button for horn.
Don't want to make a hole in dash.
Maybe button over by controls.


Looking real good.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:47 AM   #400
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Lewis and Lite

While exploring, stumbled across this nite light at WallyWorld...
Looked real close to right size, at least somewhere along its length should fit in hole.
Fit just about right, and LED bulb fit inside.
That was some luck for $3 and custom too!



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Old 03-27-2008, 09:52 AM   #401
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Groovy

Made up a table polisher from old fan motor...works great.
1100 RPM
TIP:
Wrap tape around shaft and threads, as at some point buffer will grab part and slam it into shaft, leaving a row of thread marks and you will learn new words.



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Old 03-28-2008, 05:15 AM   #402
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good advice! I've spoken those words many times. haha!

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Old 03-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #403
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Rear compartment buttoned up!

I went ahead and mounted the paddle and the gas tank straps, and ran new wire to the dash. It seems the old wire was too badly deteriorated somewhere along the line, and a few of the wires had no continuity... McMater to the rescue. I got 12 gage 6 conductor wire to replace it. Looks great... and more importantly... IT WORKS! haha! I still need to wire up the starter solenoid and motor... that's on the agenda this week. I'm STILL planning n taking it out for its first run next saturday!

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We Have Light!!!!

I went ahead and wired up the stern lights and bow light to my nifty new switch from Boaters World. Bethy Loves turning them on and off... I haven't hooked up the horn yet for that very reason!

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I couldn't pass this up on eBay last week... It's going in the barn when it's up. Rewired it over the weekend, and it passed the "making the mountains on the bottle of Coors BLUE" test with flying colors! Needs a cap catcher for the bottom... I may restore it one day like the bigger red one... Kinda like it old and beat up, though!

Back to the boat....


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I Was Going How Fast, Officer?

I ran the air hose for the speedo as well. When you blow into the bottom of the brass pickup tube, it moves! I'm sure it needs adjusting, but I can do that on the lake. I wonder if my Johnson can peg that speedo? haha!

I'm in the middle of making the wooden mount for the control box, but I'm going to wait to post pics of it until its mounted. Looking pretty slick, though! And it matches the dash.

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