Harley 42'

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

  1. pizzacutter
    Joined: Apr 2006
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    Location: maryland

    pizzacutter Senior Member

    Whats Up guys? Sorry no posts lately, wish we could see some more Harley posts. Looks like just me and Steve...
    Anyway, not much to report after the hard-top project. We have done a lot of canvas lately, including sunscreens all around, aft cover, woven fiber mats, etc. I had my props done by Marc Wilson- he is the surface drive guru, and he did a great job. Top end is the same but cruise a few knots more, very satisfied. Both engines went to CAT dealer last year for 2000 hour service- removed from boat, serviced, and repainted. We did some bilge cleaning & painting while they were out. My trim tabs are currently 0ff the boat. I am thinking of replacing with 380 series K Planes, they are much larger. BTW we DID make the Bahamas last year, so much fun in the Harley for a month. Ready to go again winter of 2021. Who wants to go along?? I don't have much for pics, but I think my wife has some on FB, if anybody wants to peek. Lets see some Harley Pics!!
    Lee
     

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  2. sharper
    Joined: Aug 2011
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    Location: Fort Myers

    sharper Junior Member

    Progress . The engine and generator rooms are getting close. Wiring and Pluming are just about done. I've had the engines in and out several times for fitting. Fabricated the sea chest in an attempt to reduce the number thru hull fittings. Will see how it works. The Seagauge G2 engine monitor is installed and wired. Did some set up with my pc . In the process of installing Glendenning smart actuators to control the throttle and transmissions electrically . When installed , it will be easy to install controls on the upper station. Just have to run one canbus cable to the tower. Has some nice features like rpm synchronizing.

    Lee, i think i'm going to be forced to use the original engine hatch arrangement because of the seating and kill box arrangement i would like to try. Tho i have changed the size and location some. Have finished constructing and installing the rear engine hatch and gutters. Appears to be functional and sturdy. Should reduce water in the engine room. Will modify the hatch mold and cast the forward engine hatch in the next few weeks. Then back to work on the drives.

    Apparently i'm not to good w drop box. Hope to have it working soon .
     

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  3. Steve H
    Joined: Aug 2004
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    Location: S.W. WashingtonState

    Steve H Senior Member

    sharper, you may not be any good with dropbox, but are an amazing fabricator and boat rigger! Top notch workmanship.

    Keep it going, and keep us updated!

    Steve
     
  4. Steve H
    Joined: Aug 2004
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    Location: S.W. WashingtonState

    Steve H Senior Member

    Harley 2017.jpg
    I have been social distancing in the Harley as much as I can. Gas at our marina is 2.20 for non-ethanol mid grade , making it hard
    to not burn some. I did cancel our San Juan Island summer rental this year, and fortunately the owner was able to refund our deposit.
    It would have been our tenth year in a row taking the boat north. Hopefully things will be back to normal next year.

    As far as boat status goes, it has been top notch. Mostly fuel and minor maintenance. I did buy a Side Shift sternthruster similar to
    this: https://sideshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/stern-6.png . The generator is just a few inches from the transom, so no
    interior space for a conventional unit.

    I haven't installed it yet. Planning on getting to that project this month. We'll see if that happens. I will give a report as soon as
    it is operational!

    Let's get a report from all of the Harley owner's out there! A few of you have been AWOL for for quite awhile.

    Steve
     

  5. pizzacutter
    Joined: Apr 2006
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    Location: maryland

    pizzacutter Senior Member

    Shaun, your work is amazing!! I cant wait to see in person. We are making our 2021 Florida & Bahama plans now, so let me know where you think the boat will be in early 2021 and we will make a point to be there! Maybe we can make a Keys trip together. Not much to report on our boat. We did blast off all the bottom paint recently, which revealed all kinds of cracks and dings. :( So after about 50 hours of repairs we have put on a barrier coat and next up is 2 coats of bottom paint. When the K Planes were removed, no surprise that we had rot around all the bolt holes. So they were drilled over-size and filled with epoxy. I am gonna add a 1/4" plate of G-10 between K-planes and transom to "spread" the load around the rotted area. Have you guys worked with G-10?? It is an amazing product that really changes the way certain boat building/repairs are done. We have used it a lot in several projects.
    The trailer is getting a 12,000 lb electric jack next. My old back is just not up to the task of cranking up & down anymore.
    Lets see some more Harley pics!! especially you Shaun!
     

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