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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 24 Jul 2019 15:37 #97657

You definitely got yourself a stump puller. :arrr:
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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 24 Jul 2019 02:39 #97652

Looking good!
The scout camping is great fun!
Did you get rained on?
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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 24 Jul 2019 02:16 #97651

Very nice!
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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 24 Jul 2019 00:19 #97648

Man that thing looks HUGE on there!



Now that the motor is installed I can get my free to me trailer set-up for weight loading while I wait for steering components to trickle in from some mad money purchases.

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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 14 Jul 2019 14:09 #97381

Its been a bit of time and not too much progress on the boat but have been doing parts collecting, head scratching and dad time.

Spent some of the "Mad Money" and got some vintage fittings. The small cable guides are via Rick G, thanks again.



I spent a week in the woods with my son at the North Georgia Woodruff Boy Scout camp sleeping on a cot in a tent. He completed quite a few merit badges and we spent some time on the camp's pond in a very small sailboat and kayaks; good experience.




My family came for a visit and my dad and I wend to an antique store and picked up two Feather Brand "emergency" oars. They are not a matched pair but are short enough that they should fit under the dash




Still working on the transom. I decided to back the lower part of the inside between the vertical supports. I wanted something strong to capture the lower through bolts and also be able to be sealed with silicone to back all the extra holes. I was thinking of using 3/16 aluminum or stainless plate and went off to metal supermarket to see what they had in the scrap room. I came home with a 7" x 48" $21 section of heavy weight aluminum diamond plate.



I'm thinking the diamond pattern is added by stamping a soft alloy 3/16" thick sheet down to 1/8" leaving the pattern at 3/16" and it somewhat telegraphs onto the reverse. I rough ground the reverse fairly flat. It should seal real good with a load of pure silicone. It is very ridged and should add strength to the hole riddled lower transom.



I wasn't thinking diamond plate but it was cheap and the look is growing on me. Once the rear section is full of stuff it will not really be visible.

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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 28 Jun 2019 02:00 #96826

Last night as a temporary bachelor, the wife and kids come back after midnight. Gotta get stuff done! Lucky me Joe Poole called and my bearing and cables arrived. Time to get to work.

Lower unit innards all new and shiny. Only the gears themselves and the shift mechanism are old all the rest is NOS or new replacement stock. It was not as expensive to get all new bits as I had feared.



All sealed up. I had a little issue putting it together that if it were not my first time I don't think I would have had. I was convinced I had to get the shift linkage pivot bolt in first and not after the lid was fully on. Once if figured the errors of my ways I had sealant all over the place, the spaghetti kept sliding and sticking to the wrong place and I had made a mess of things. In the end it went together well enough and I cleaned up the mess.



I'll let the sealant cure for a day or three and attempt some sort of low pressure seal test in a bucket of water to see how I did before I add oil. I did a light hand applied rubbing compounding on what is left of the paint and got a little added gloss. The control cables will have to wait for another day.

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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 28 Jun 2019 00:04 #96819

Kind of funny, I was thinking a sticker until I could come up with something better.

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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 27 Jun 2019 01:24 #96782

Perfect way to fill the hole! It's looking good!
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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 27 Jun 2019 00:18 #96778

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Boatboy wrote: Beautiful, Now that's the way to hide a nasty hole. Now for that other hole. How about filling it in with some bondo or epoxy and placing a decal or Feather Craft coin over it. Just an idea.




Yep, that's just about the right spot for the blue decal.
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1952 DR Restoration "the Marathon Special" 26 Jun 2019 23:37 #96777

Beautiful, Now that's the way to hide a nasty hole. Now for that other hole. How about filling it in with some bondo or epoxy and placing a decal or Feather Craft coin over it. Just an idea.
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