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Post 42 hull #3. The return

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  1. baltimore bob

    baltimore bob Member

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    I'm going to to start a journal here on my boat's comeback. After taking a bushel of unused wiring (rat's nest) from the bridge yesterday, I thought it might be a good thing to do. She's a real mess that I figure would have been finished hadn't I found her. For $15,000 I bought a hull and 2 servicable engines. Stand by for the journey! (pictures on the way)

    Thank you Island Runner, for the inspiration!
  2. K1W1

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    Hi,

    I wish you all the best and hope it does not get the better of you.

    I look forward to observing the rejuvenation from afar.
  3. baltimore bob

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    Well after 40 years of wood boats, the last 25 in a 37 Egg, I kinda know what I'm getting into. At least I don't have to worry about springing a plank!:cool:
  4. P46-Curaçao

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    Look forward to see your improvements too, I bought 13 months ago a 1981 Post 46 for just a little more money, and have renewed almost everything by now!:cool:
  5. Berean

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    I am excited to watch your progress!
  6. RT46

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    Pics please!!!!
  7. baltimore bob

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    Ah, the ugliness begins!
    Here's the profile. The previous "owner" left the bow rail, pulpit, windlass and outriggers on the dock in Indian River Delaware. Said he didn't "need" that stuff! The new rubrail arrived a few days ago, need to get some paint on first.

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  8. baltimore bob

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    Old faithful iron. Might even stop using oil once I pump out the 10w40 the previous owner was using. AutoZone's finest! Detroits definetly don't like multigrade oil.

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  9. RT46

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    DDs are like Harleys.

    They don't leak, they are marking their spot.
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    Of there ain't oil under them, then there ain't oil in them
  11. Mark I

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    Good luck with the project.

    On Detroits - one of the most bullet-proof engines ever made. Will run and get you home when logic says it should not.

    It is possible to get ahead of the drips but you will chase them forever. Not a big deal in my book.
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  12. rcrapps

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    It is possible. Takes time & rum. I have managed a few with DDCs and have 12Vs in ours. No leaks.
  13. baltimore bob

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    I'm an old Detroit man...love em! Sure they are going to leak a bit I know, but running anything except straight 40 weight makes it worse. Can make them puff a little ble smoke too.
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    Let's hope she does not decide to delaminate near completion of restoration. :eek:
  15. baltimore bob

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    Thanks Phart!!! Today, small steps, at the helm:

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  16. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    I formerly owned hull #194 which is a 1981. Great boats. well thought out and well put together IMO. Looking forward to watching your progress.
  17. baltimore bob

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    No major work today....something I learned over decades of wood boat ownership, while restoring your boat, make sure you still use her once in a while, lest you get disgusted and give up. So single up the lines, ice down the beer and go for a run! We did today. I'm fairly pleased, I need to work on the engines, or maybe change pitch, they only turned up 2300 rpm as opposed to the 2600 they should, still I was getting 22.5 knots per the GPS. 1800 netted 17.5, a great cruise speed. She was light on fuel with a super clean bottom, still, the old girl dances pretty good! A great day.:)
  18. chesapeake46

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    I think that's pretty good speed for " naturals ".

    Also, you are correct, you gotta ride the hobby horse once in a while to remind you why your doing all the work.
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    They are natruals, but J&T tweaked them to 310. The boat is real light right now, even the piece of iron oxide that was once a generator is out!:rolleyes:
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    Like I said, rusty old Onan is gone. Surprise of the week? I was ready to yank out the Cruisair condensing units when I decided to hook up a water hose and with a shot of R22, the 40 year old machines started making cold! Maybe they bought a few months stay of execution.:rolleyes:

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