"Laminating frames out of thin pieces takes more time, money and patience than steam bending."
I am guessing that the...
Are you talking about sawing the whole frame out of one
or two chunks of wood, or are you talking about
bandsawing strips to be laminated...
Lets get back to helping Salimbag
You diverted this thread to ignition systems,
and you set the tone, my...
"... I'd like to see you take the flywheel of an outboard at sea to change the points. I continously hear opinions against electronics from people...
The problem with MDO is that it is not a single grade:
there is really "good" MDO and really "bad" MDO.
I have some MDO, overlaid on one side...
"....I would CPES the deck stock ..."
Since you brought up the subject of CPES:
I have seen some people swear by this stuff,
"...Construction is cedar plank..."
"... interior had multiple coats of West system applied..."
Is this a good idea, i.e. epoxy...
Yea, saltwater is a real outboard killer.
Back in the '30s, many outboards were available in
both standard and also "saltwater" versions. The...
I assume you are aware of aomci.org and related
I also have a "stash' of old outboards; I collect
old outboards dating from before WW...
Others have occasionaly taken issue with some of my postings,
but I would wager that they will take not issue with this statement:
By the way, I am assuming that this
is the boat @ Willie's Hidden Harbor.
I would suggest that you try some "local", short
trips before you start-out on this voyage.
Every summer brings a fresh crop of
A retrofitted electronic ignition system will have
a SLIGHT advantage in fuel burn over standard
ignition in those old engines.
"The best thing you can do for the standard ignition is toss the contents under the cap and load up an electronic package, replace...
I respect your opinion, but the engine that I currently
have mounted on my 1957 Crestliner is a 1940
Johnson PO-15 that, at far as I can tell,...
I am afraid that I have to disagree on the subject of replacing
"points and condensers" with electronic ignition.
I rarely mess with inboard...
Appreciate the responses.
As pointed out, the cost of shipping long
panels is prohibitive, plus I have a local source
for the 8-footers....