Woodworking Talk banner

21 - 40 of 41 Posts

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #23 · (Edited)
Not much to show this week. But was it A LOT of work!

First a simple one. I need to connect a ground or bonding wire to the gas tank to prevent static build up when fueling. Had to think on how to do that without modifying the gas tank. Then I came up with this idea.

Filler neck screws into the tank and then there is this aluminum lock nut that keeps it in place. So I drilled and tapped a #10 thread and I will attach the grounding wire to this. Easy Peasy (once I thought of it)



After hours of sanding... PAINT!
Just one side and still lots of sanding but it feels like progress.



Last thing is I bought a new trailer for the boat. Old one was the reason for a lot of the broken ribs in the boat. Have to do a lot of work to make it fit my boat. Not to mention a good power washing! But I am very happy with my purchase. Perfect lenght. Surge brakes with disks. Aluminum frame. Amazed I found such a perfect trailer and local!

 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
4,220 Posts
yeah, Jeff - it might be time to rename the thread to be more in tune to what you are doing.
you are probably missing out on a lot of traffic that would be truly interested in your project.
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
yeah, Jeff - it might be time to rename the thread to be more in tune to what you are doing.
you are probably missing out on a lot of traffic that would be truly interested in your project.
I don't think I can change the Title on the original post. I tried and it wasn't something I could change do. I wish I could.

WRONG! I can change it but I would have sworn I tried and it wouldn't let me. If I had known it would have been changed weeks ago.
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #28 ·
Editing the first post title I realized how much water there was under the bridge before I started posting here (again).

So here is a few photos in order of the work I have done.















Seeing these photos helps remind me how much I have done. Makes me smile too. ;)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
4,220 Posts
very good !! and thanks for the additional photos.
that is a massive undertaking on an awesome project.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
705 Posts
Good restoration.. she looks good.. we cant wait to see last pictures..

SM-J700F cihazımdan Tapatalk kullanılarak gönderildi
 

·
Registered
Bah humbug
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
Sounds like fun. A little more than I have patience to tackle he's days. Too bad your not close so I could give you a hand...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
337 Posts
Thanks for posting photos, I've enjoyed watching your progress. One of those projects that is overwhelming at first. I guess you're over half way done? Or is a complete engine over haul next? :eek:

I don't think I can change the Title on the original post. I tried and it wasn't something I could change do. I wish I could.

WRONG! I can change it but I would have sworn I tried and it wouldn't let me. If I had known it would have been changed weeks ago.
I didn't know that is possible either. Found that is the 3 dots at upper right of the original post (not the upper right dots of the window). Clicking edit there lets you edit both the title and post, cool.
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #33 ·
Thanks for posting photos, I've enjoyed watching your progress. One of those projects that is overwhelming at first. I guess you're over half way done? Or is a complete engine over haul next?
Well over half way done. BUT, once I get the deck on and it on the trailer I am going to have to stop.

We have bought land. Got to build a barn, get utilities set up and move my shop and the boat there. We are putting the house up for sale as soon as all that is done. All thid is going to put me out of business for a couple of months. If all goes well it might be on the water for the fall colors cruises.

The motor should be fine. It is low hours and ran perfect. Of course it has set up for quite a while so it could have problems. I don't expect any but if so I can fix that too. Cut my teeth on the small block Chevy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,156 Posts
wood boats are a lot of work, but so satisfying to look at
my father was the manager of garwood industries
gar wood was a wood boat builder and racer
great stuff to read up on
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #35 ·
Garwoods are not nearly as common as the Chris's are today for some reason. I guess they never produced the number of boats that Chris did? But Garwoods have a reputation as being high quality.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,890 Posts
wow. just wow. very good looking work!

I wonder tho, now that you've been down the path....would it have been easier to just build a new boat ala the design?

in the mid-Atlantic region we have a lot of fresh water lakes with some real zinger CC restores....
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #38 ·
I wonder tho, now that you've been down the path....would it have been easier to just build a new boat ala the design?
No. Building new is often easier than some of the repairs I did but there is a lot more hours in building a new one. A LOT more.
 

·
mike44
retired carpenter and farmer
Joined
·
253 Posts
Never really enjoyed working on boats except for maybe small projects. I used to be on a boating forum, 2 actually. I would see some guys by a hunk of crap with the hopes of restoring it and sail away. Most if not all cases, it never happened. I had one boat like that. Spent 4 years working on it and then finally sold it. Lost money is slip fees and materials. What I regret the most was not sailing for those 4 years.
After that experience, my attitude was that if you cant motor and sail it the day you buy it, dont buy it. Living aboard the boats at the time I was restoring it made it a lot easier. Yes, there was the mess to clean up every day, but when the mood hit me, I was already there.
BTW. yor boat looks great so far. Kep it up
My father-in-law tried to get me to buy a Grady White that had sunk at the dock. He said you can't go wrong for $1000.00
I saw the boat when it was raised and set on cribbing. I did not want anything to do with it. The transom was ripped off and the motors were laying on a pallet. For starters I worked as a carpenter full time and farmed part time.
Looked to me like a ten year job.
He got a friend from work to buy this boat in about 1970. I saw the boat about 15 years later and it still was not done.
My idea of working on boats is building stripper canoes. Built 5 all told. Enjoyable and made money doing it.
mike
 

·
Wishing he had a title...
Joined
·
302 Posts
Discussion Starter · #40 ·
Time for the Friday update. Best news is I am running out of things I can do till I move the boat. Next big project is rolling it over and staring to strip, fair and repaint the hull. I am excited but as I have said before, I have to build my new shop and then move my existing shop. That is not going to be fun.

But I started out the week by finishing the painting inside!!



Need to clean the tank before I repainted and installed. Filled it full of screws and then rolled it around with some water inside to break up any varnish that was in side. HOLY COW!! Could not believe how much trash came out of that tank!





About this much more was on the ground!



The tank was galvanized. Reading on how to paint it one thing I read several places was never use oil based paint. That is all I ever use so I had to find some acrylic latex. Local ACE has two rattle cans of blue, that was it. It had been on shelf for a long time too.

I figured that would be a good primer so I bought both cans. When I got them on I kept looking at the blue and really liked the color. Went well with the smoke grey and unless I show someone, they will never see it. So I decided to let Whimsy win out.





I made a couple of small pieces to replace old or damage stuff on the boat. The only real woodworking I did this week.

 
21 - 40 of 41 Posts
Top