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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 10 May 2015 01:07 #46154

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Mark, Those pulleys attached to your front dash look like OMC pulleys rather than Wilcox Crittenden.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 10 May 2015 00:51 #46152

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Looks great, glad the helm eye and oval split ring worked out.

Excellent work.... Can't wait to see it.....

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 May 2015 23:00 #46150

Hello Eagle 127,
This is Chinwisker calling for a little schooling... I am the old guy who happens to have the 1949 Meteor.. She has been beat up and left to die but I am
going to nurse her back from the dead...
SO much to learn here my head is spinning WEW..
I would really appreciate it if you would explain the rivet procedure? Its something I have never seen. They look like super big pop riviets? are they?
I will need to go to school this summer before I even attempt anything or maybe I should apprentice some one..
Any mentoring you can spare would be a blessing for me as I begin this journey .
Humbly Chinwisker

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 May 2015 19:18 #46145

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Thanks Wayne !! Yeah they are Russ,I have stainless ones on order and thanks to JR two more Wilcox Pulleys. Have to register the damn thing,,then upholstery,Trailer,,get the motor running...Lot to do with little time.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 May 2015 18:56 #46144

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That's a beautiful looking boat. Its come a long way. Good job, as usual.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 May 2015 18:34 #46143

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Great job, I like the way you added those brackets using existing rivet holes. Oh, aren't those screen door springs? HaHaHaHa!!!

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 09 May 2015 17:40 #46142

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The final decision ..... I fashioned brackets and fastened them to the gunwale. This gave me the cable clearance to the hull ,the seat back and the throttle assy. I'll say it again,,the most rewarding attributes you need to bring these boats back from the abyss,,,,are a dream,a little bit of ability and a whole bunch of tenacity. I still have to install the cable on the drum..Not quite sure how that is done on the exposed drum. I see two holes at both end of the spool..I'll figure it out. Oh yeah one more thing. A wife that doesn't understand you ,,but is amused by you and tolerable.










I still need two more of those Wilcox Pulleys like on the dash.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 07 May 2015 02:08 #46055

I ended up crossing the cables in the back to keep from having it come off the bottom, looked bad on the Flyer, the way the hub was positioned the cables looked like they were coming off at a bad angle. You may not have that issue with the exposed hub.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 May 2015 02:57 #46028

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Still rigging the steering. What a pain in the A$$. Getting closer,,,This is round 15. The standoff of the pulleys on the top deck has to be perfect to accommodate the PO-15 and other motors. I hate compromise. When I unwrapped the hub tonight I ran into the same reverse steering problem you did. Starting the feed from the bottom or top changes everything. ;)

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 May 2015 00:17 #46015

Looking great, holes for penetrator pins, that things not going anywhere!
When is the test flight?

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Ray

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