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Lone Star El Dorado 11 Jan 2021 01:14 #109311

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A better ride.

The motor can be set higher in the water for greater efficiency.

A taller transom.
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Lone Star El Dorado 10 Jan 2021 20:50 #109309

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Question. Besides the additional space what is the advantage of having the "Motor Extension" on a boat?

Some El Dorados have them, some not.

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Lone Star El Dorado 01 Dec 2020 12:11 #108920

Sounds Good Karim, you have all winter to put a good plan together.
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Lone Star El Dorado 01 Dec 2020 05:02 #108919

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Yeah, I'm a little afraid that my work was come to end until it warms up a bit.

The dash is wood. I took it out to use it as a template to replace it, or I'm thinking I might patch the holes and then cut a piece of aluminum to cover it.

There isn't any water or power at the Barn. I plan on getting the tires and bearings fixed up and maybe convert the roller trailer to bunks at Daves. I can't really work on it at the house for long, my neighborhood is too suburban to work on a boat in the driveway for more than a few days.

It will require a long shaft. I'm currently thinking modern, Pam loves the reliability of the Yamaha. (So do I.) I'm keeping my eye out for a 50 to 75 hp motor. I figure I'll know the right motor when I see it, but I'm not going to be in a super hurry to complete this project.

Take my time and do it up well is my thought, at the moment. After a few months of cabin fever, I may feel differently!
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Lone Star El Dorado 30 Nov 2020 12:29 #108911

At least you were able to remove the old flooring and give it a good once over before the weather takes a turn for the cold.

You took the dash panel out, was it made of wood??

What is the plan, bring the boat to your house next spring to work on it? Is there water and electricity at Dave's?

What do you need a short shaft or long shaft?

What are you thinking for power, something vintage, new, in-between or too soon to ask?
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Lone Star El Dorado 30 Nov 2020 02:22 #108904

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More work today.

Finished gutting the interior. The last bit of wood yanked out. Dashboard removed.

Started to remove more of the steel rivet repairs. It's still a mess.

Found the drain plug, under the walnuts, and tipped the boat back. Should drain well now.

Big snowstorm coming tomorrow, that may be it for a while...



Next time. More steel Rivit repairs to remove...
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Lone Star El Dorado 29 Nov 2020 04:50 #108882

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A bit more interior demo, but I forgot to take pictures.

Found several more bottom rivets that had been replaced with steel bolts and calking. They drilled out bad or loose rivets and used bolts, nuts, washers and a dap of calk on the inside to seal things up.

I got two out and am getting a workout climbing in and out and under the boat repositioning a vise grip on the underside loosening from above. I know this is what I call fun, but that part sorta feels like work!

I'm already looking forward to re-riveting these spots up, it will be very satisfying.

Going for a visit tomorrow. Mission #1--find the darn drain plug!
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Lone Star El Dorado 27 Nov 2020 02:13 #108864

It would be very easy to convert any pressure tank to a non pressurized tank.
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Lone Star El Dorado 26 Nov 2020 02:54 #108845

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I haven't looked inside the gas tank yet. It has fuel in it though.

Can a tank like that be converted to a non-pressurized tank for a modern motor? Replace the pick up and get a vented cap?

Thinking ahead to the repair phase...

The insides of the boat were painted masonite. I was thinking about aluminum for the insides or painted 3/8ths ply. Maybe put some indoor outdoor carpet on it.

Suggestions?
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Lone Star El Dorado 21 Nov 2020 04:09 #108774

Cool gas tank. Don't get rid of it. Clean inside?
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