Harley 42'

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Guest, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Swamplizard
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    down turns would be interesting - doing my haul out next week and will take another llok but seems like my life would be easier if I didnt have these 2 into 1 "colon" looking things gathering muscles year round. No to mention easier to clean drives and change zincs when under-water.

    Saw an interesting thing a few weeks ago - neighbor got towed back in and the tow boat had a single inboard diesel and blue rubber floppy hoses off exterior of transom at water line....these were his exhausts and were flubbering like a sealion in the water....think the idea was to keep water out of engine when backing down?
     
  2. Swamplizard
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    Hello Harley guys and girls - so here we go again....pulling my 88 out tomorrow to get overdue bottom job done and fix a number of under the waterline things:

    Cable driven trim notifications for tabs and drives

    Fix a small leak in one of the Arneson drive throughbolts

    Zincs

    Remove colon-looking 2 into 1 external under-dive platform collectors of barnacles

    Replace outdrive gear oil and replace various arnie plugs

    Some above waterline cosmetics - beast needs a name and some paint touchup from wake tossing neighbors.

    Cross your fingers that I dont find any other issues this go-round. Daughter's wedding wiped out the coffers and hoping to get this baby running decently enough for some nice Florida winter boating.
     
  3. Swamplizard
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    Success - she is on the hard at a DIY yard. Let the games begin
     
  4. Steve H
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    Lets see some pics!!
     
  5. Swamplizard
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    Yeah - it ain't pretty

    Miles to go before I boat
     

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  6. Swamplizard
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    Redoing stripes old fashioned way
     

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  7. Swamplizard
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    Arnesons hate 24x365 salt water - changed gear oil, boots, zincs, 4 of the 8 hoses, and tried to add cable-driven trim indicators....hurts my knees just looking at it.
     

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  8. Swamplizard
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    Also pulled drive shafts for a sand blast, prime, and paint since they got wet - long story.
    One of four trim pumps are having an issue - so fixing that is on agenda.

    Farming out the bottom job this time around - getting too old for this ;-)
     
  9. Swamplizard
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    Decided to refresh stripes with paint as they are very chipped and faded. What a pita it was....ladders and masking tape and multiple coats.
     

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    another - my 80-plus year old Dad helping out - he is THE MAN
     

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  11. Swamplizard
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    Drives ready to go - props next

    Decided to leave the "colon" 2 into one cans on after-all.
     

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  12. Swamplizard
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    Arch will be done too but will need fresh paint for black/white/and red.

    wish I could come up with a way to pretty up the rub rails - too much fugliness and not enough time :mad:

    Yes those are bondo patches - poor boat gets slammed into the dock despite quad heavy duty whips and fenders galore - rich kids down the canal have no sense of what no wake is :p
     

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  13. Swamplizard
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    Any rub rail clean up advice?
     
  14. Swamplizard
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    more pics - getting there. Still need to do some arch work and need a genny rebuild but she is making progress
     

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  15. Steve H
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    Very nice Swamp! The Florida weather is making me very envious! I need to do some similar work myself!

    Steve
     
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