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Jabe and his '53 DR 01 Mar 2019 03:20 #93676

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Locomotion wrote: So, what are you going to put in those 3/8” holes?





Neil, you could always just leave 'em be and tell people that they're bullet holes. Just adds to the boat's legend. ;)
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Jabe and his '53 DR 01 Mar 2019 01:09 #93673

So, what are you going to put in those 3/8” holes?
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tween work and plowing snow, not much going on..........
transom handles, and fitting a windshield.........waitin on Dan to say......"Ya don't need no stinkin windsheild".............:biggrin:

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Locomotion wrote: I understand the reluctance to drill additional holes but I have my doubts that two rivets will successfully hold anything, it usually takes at least three fasteners to keep a fixture like that from working in place or working loose. Four would be better.



the original holes were 3/8".......figured it had bin bolted........i could still trade off filling two large holes for making 4 small ones, or 6.........:whistle:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Feb 2019 03:24 #93663

jabe wrote: i leaned towards the box style, only cause the evidence of how the original was mounted, just 2 bolt holes.........it was in the rear and moved forward at a later time........just NOT into drilling new holes.....




I understand the reluctance to drill additional holes but I have my doubts that two rivets will successfully hold anything, it usually takes at least three fasteners to keep a fixture like that from working in place or working loose. Four would be better.
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oldlure wrote: Charlie,
Don't forget the exchange rate.
Jabe's Old Milwaukee to your Miller Lites might equal a six pack.


Mike........not if your comparing alcohol content and taste........i may get a set of cables and a six pack of Miller flavoured water..........:tongue:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Feb 2019 14:45 #93658

Charlie,
Don't forget the exchange rate.
Jabe's Old Milwaukee to your Miller Lites might equal a six pack.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 27 Feb 2019 01:28 #93655

I may have a set of control cables let me check it will cost you 3 cold beers if they will work
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Just got word, we have a link to the feathercraft underground railroad connecting the north and south again come spring Arrowhead............i will put together a bit of a list of odds and sods i am looking for to complete the DR.......off the top of my head, i know i need a set of 11' OMC control cables, couple of rear steering pullies with hangers, bow and stern light.........if anyone has such things they wish too part with, PM me and we can talk about prices and what not.......
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cured my rubbing cable........i had 2 old skunky cable guides left over from Oscar........i inserted some nylon tubing and and mounted them just inside the corners of the dash.............

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