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Running only non-ethanol fuel should make a huge difference on the clogged injectors. It takes very little crud to clog an injector. Great job so far Charles, looking forward to the finish! I bet you are too!!
 
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Learned a couple of things today:
1. A 10K grinder is much easier to use than a jig saw for cutting out transom doors (except corners)
2. The cutting wheel of 10k grinder does an admirable job emulating hand grenade shrapnel
3. The gunwale of these older boats were definitely BUILT yes that is foam core, balsa core AND plywood.
4. At one point boats used 1/2' (!) thick rub rails and were structural to the cap

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2. The cutting wheel of 10k grinder does an admirable job emulating hand grenade shrapnel...

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Oh man! That's going to need professional attention, besides a thorough cleaning, more than likely stitches. Hope your injury heals well. Using a cutting wheel on a high speed grinder is extremely dangerous. Even more so when used on materials for which it was not designed. A friend forever lost partial use of his hand when a disc came apart while he was using one for cutting metal.

For doing this kind of surgery on boats you must use other means. One tool that is invaluable in this work is the Fein multi-tool, or equal, with bi-metal blades. By using a temporary "fence" it is possible to make very precise plunge cuts that can be completed using mainly saws.
 
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    Those wheels are not for fiber glass fo shur. Also always always use. Guard on the grinder and wear gloves and face shield.
     
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    I have one of these in my shop. Scary to even pull the trigger, but man it makes quick work of removing material. Goes on my four and a half inch grinder.
     
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    Guy--these are awesome weapons of destruction. I have 1 for my Milwaukee 4-1/2" grinder. It is used in a paring manner--not for plunging.
     
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    Transom is 99% done-woot!
    Mostly just the edges and taking off the old name.
    ....also guessing I could spend as almost much time on the last 1% -Man are my shoulders sore from the all the sanding w/ the full sheet board.
    While the pictures my seem uneven; that back side is smooth- the color differences is different epoxy mixes/layers going from 100% fumed silica to now 100% 401 filler
    (see http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2040)

    As encouragement FedEx gods dropped off the paint I am planning on using (wife decided on Commodore blue rather than black). Defender.com has some great deals on paint right now...

    Also noticed this beer at the local QFC...hopefully somebody off Washington will get a BigEye this weekend- everything seems to be lining up for Saturday to be a great day on the water.
    (Torn about taking a day off and going fishing instead of more sanding)

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    You are already done and did it with minimal injury, but..... in the future cutting glass with a small 4 1/2" grinder you can actually use a tile blade. Not too agressive, and it wont grenade into pieces when it gets hot ot in a bind like a fiber wheel.

    Good Job!
     
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    6 coats of Interprotect 2000 at the water line down and the first two of ~4 coats of ExPoxy2 in Commodore Blue from the water line up on the transom.
    ...Much of this weekend was working on the helm getting it ready for the Uflex steering and smoothing out the inner hull.
    The side shot is a photoshop renditon of what i will probably end up doing...not because i want to paint the side but rather to cover the fairing work filling in the engine vents and the round scuppers...

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    Hey Steve
    Hand is all good...hope your father-in-law is doing as good as can be.
    The trip started out a little rough. Checking the hubs just before Kirkland one of them was getting warm. Checked a couple of more times and it wasn't cooling off; with visions of copying Charlie I pulled into the Orielly in Lynwood and pulled the wheel/hub off.
    Nothing looked out of sorts but decided to change the bearings to be on the safe side....Unfortunately they only had the outer bearing. Thank god i didn't pull the seal to change the inner!

    Packed both bearings and put it back together...10 miles later it again started heating up.

    As it wasn't getting hotter than you could keep your hand on it so i kept at 40mph and stopped every ~10 miles checking it.
    (yes that sucked)

    Finally found a pretty cool place, "Smiley's" in Mt Vernon that had a complete Dexter hub, spare seals and Inner bearings (25580) (damn that thing is BIG). Taking it back apart i realized the problem was the best case scenario...the shoe was dragging on the hub heating it up.

    Went ahead and swapped out the entire hub and bought spares for the other axles. Yes despite them being brand new, i should have already had them for this trailer.

    In either case the rest of the trip up went great, the boat trailered awesome and Dwayne and PDR was terrific (that is the last shot)
    Since the boat is already there I am having him add an arch with rod holders and will see if he can put on mounts for Scotty Down riggers (forgot to ask about them while i was there-doh! Will have to call him tomorrow)

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    Ugly Bayliner

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    Awesome, glad you made it safe and sound, even with the extra effort. As for my Father-in-law, it's day by day, touch and go, thanks for asking though!
     
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    While the boat is at Pooderbuilt having the bracket installed i have been working on a new dashboard...the old one was concave and didn't lend itself to mounting the three 8" Simrad screens i plan on running.
    (Defender has 8" B&G branded Simrad NSS Screens for $699)

    Free Mercruiser Gauges.
    I am holding on to the fuel gauge and not certain where the other Tach is...but the price is right!
     

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    That is a good price for the NSS8s!
    Put one in my dash and a NSS7 on the back deck.
    Big fan of Simrad once I have owned them
     
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    Good looking to my eyes as well.
     
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    Dwayne and the guys at PDR got my boat done yesterday so i ran up and got it...some more pics of the new bling.
    Definitely very happy with their efforts!
    Take a look at the backing plates for the bracket...those bolts are 6" long!
    If you look at the dash under the rod holders you can also see the new dashboard being dry fitted.

    Now if i can get it dried out and this warm weather holds I can focus on getting the deck back on
     

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