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Old 07-30-2021, 08:47 AM
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Thanks buddy!
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:38 AM
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Tom, if the bulkhead is the only wet spot, you can fix that in a weekend. Give me a call. I learned a few tricks that will make it easy. 3five2213six45one.
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:56 PM
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Awesome! Iíll give you a call tomorrow.

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Old 09-03-2021, 06:36 PM
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Port engine initial start-up. This one was a little more temperamental to get started. The carb was baselined really lean for idle, and the timing was retarded. In the video, timing is set at 33 degrees and about 900 RPM.

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Old 09-03-2021, 06:37 PM
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Idle is still a little lean.
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:39 PM
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We did a lot of looking at the structure of the boat last night to really get an idea of how the boat was constructed as well as to see how bad things were looking at the bulkheads.

The goodÖ

Formula built this thing really well. After looking at structural drawings as well as an in-depth inspection we found that the strength of the boat is handled by the fiberglass that encapsulated the stringer grid (most of which is only 1/2-inch ply). The grid makes up a form and the glass is where the real strength is. You can tell that itís well built when youíre able to see the plans and the structure together.

Moisture is low comparatively. Itís hard to tell with the tank because it screws up the meter but doing comparative readings to known pieces of dry wood, thereís about 12 percent. Thatís the bulkhead, stringers, transom, etc. very good!

I drilled core samples and found decent wood. No water pouring from anything.

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The crack is a crack and needs glasswork.

The one soft spot on the starboard side delaminated from the glass. The wood was good. Void? Not sure but it needs to be fixed/built up.

Speaking with Lou Perrone at A to Z Marine, he suggested adding 1/2-inch core bonded to the existing bulkheads and tabbing to the stringers, hull bottom and tops of the bulkheads. So thatís what weíre going to do. Weíll tape the area thatís cracked to finish that up. Lou also confirmed the structure design and its strength.

Iíll be busy with work the next few weeks but hoping I can get this glass guy that I know to come out and do it up really quick. Should be done in a week or two, then hopefully, engines back in before the end of the month.

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Old 09-05-2021, 02:52 PM
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Motors sound awesome. Congrats on having both together. Looks like you have the glass in line to be fixed up. Bets on who is in the water first? Lots of nice weather left to enjoy.
Shot you a text on Fri. Didn't hear from you. Don't know if you got it or not.
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Old 09-05-2021, 04:20 PM
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Iíve been really busy over the last couple days. I saw your post here and was reminded to get back to you. Sent you a text.

Weíll see about who gets in first. Iím not rushing anything at this point.

I also need to figure out issues on the Cig. We fixed a bunch of fuel issues, new fuel pump, and had to replace the power steering pump (front seal took a dump). All of the carb linkage binds against fuel lines so thatís got to be sorted out too. And the MSDs wonít fire so not sure what thatís all about (power shorts to ground). Fíing boats. Lol
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Iíve been really busy over the last couple days. I saw your post here and was reminded to get back to you. Sent you a text.

Weíll see about who gets in first. Iím not rushing anything at this point.

I also need to figure out issues on the Cig. We fixed a bunch of fuel issues, new fuel pump, and had to replace the power steering pump (front seal took a dump). All of the carb linkage binds against fuel lines so thatís got to be sorted out too. And the MSDs wonít fire so not sure what thatís all about (power shorts to ground). Fíing boats. Lol
F'ing boats is right. Have to love it. I got your message. I ended up buttoning the motor up yesterday. I decided to just run the stock rockers. Long story why I wanted to use the studs, but it's all good. That motor really doesn't need anything more than the stock valve train.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:57 AM
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Cool. Glad you got it all buttoned up!

Adjustable valvetrain comes into play with decking. But if youíve onlly removed a few thousandths, it shouldnít be an issue.

Good luck getting her back together!
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