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50 Something Vagabond 16 Jan 2019 22:57 #92831

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Ormand.......not sure what your looking for, have a look through on my Ranger thread that Ray linked , if you need more info, post back on there........sooo's not to clutter Karim's thread.........thanks....:hello:

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50 Something Vagabond 16 Jan 2019 14:20 #92827

Ormand wrote: Would you please add more pictures of your boat? I think it’s Jabe’s That I would like to see.
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Here you go, all the info you could ever need on Neal's (jabe's) Boat :biggrin:

www.feathercraft.net/forum/8-restoration...-jabe-and-his-ranger
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50 Something Vagabond 16 Jan 2019 12:57 #92826

Would you please add more pictures of your boat? I think it’s Jabe’s That I would like to see.
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50 Something Vagabond 14 Jan 2019 00:30 #92796

That is actully a route that I am considering...

I love the look of the Rocket though. I'm conflicted, I don't want to permanently F it up for the next guy. If it were in worse shape I wouldn't worry about it. I'm it's current steward, wIth luck it will be in better shape when it moves on.
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50 Something Vagabond 13 Jan 2019 20:44 #92785

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All your problems would be solved if you just leave it like it is. While a covered rear deck may look good it just gets in the way and you don't have to drill more holes in your boat and your boat will be lighter.
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50 Something Vagabond 13 Jan 2019 15:35 #92779

Absolutely. My boat lives in a garage with the motor up all the time. The clearance that most concerns me is how far open I can get it with the motor up so it will be easy to load the fuel tanks while standing beside it white it is on the trailer.

I'm thinking a hatch lift support from a car to keep it open at the correct angle so it doesn't bang the motor cover.

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50 Something Vagabond 12 Jan 2019 22:05 #92761

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Also, make sure you can pull your motor up out of the water without removing the cover. I can't lock my motor in the up position without removing the back cover AND the outboard cover.

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50 Something Vagabond 11 Jan 2019 16:21 #92732

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kmotawi wrote: I agree. I want it structural and have been thinking about the access issues. I like your method, as you can open it while on the boat and while it is on the trailer while heaving gas tanks.

I've mocked it up a few times and have cut some structural elements, but haven't worked on it in a while.


Karim,

Since your boat is close to mine make sure you make two of everything...

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50 Something Vagabond 11 Jan 2019 14:50 #92730

Ormand wrote: At the risk of asking a dumb question, please help a novice! What am I seeing in these pics? Is this a type of rivet? If so would someone please explain how they work and where do you get them.
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I am just guessing that you are asking about the fasteners in the photo below;



They are Clecos, a temporary, spring loaded fastener that is used to hold parts in place during fabrication and assembly. They hold tight and are quick to install and remove. Aircraft tool suppliers sell them.

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

50 Something Vagabond 11 Jan 2019 13:15 #92729

At the risk of asking a dumb question, please help a novice! What am I seeing in these pics? Is this a type of rivet? If so would someone please explain how they work and where do you get them.
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