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If I have my charge wire from the alternator run to the key switch. Where should the sense line go? To the battery or up to the dash also?

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Gotta pull motor again. My dumbass forgot to put the plug for back of cam in. Fuck!

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Motor is back in. Cam is broke in. Ran it for 30 minutes at 2300 then at 5 minutes at 2500. Had to grind corner of intake rocker to clear valve cover. Just finished adjusting valves. Now gotta pull off even bank exhaust so I can put valve cover back on.


Damn thing sounds good.now just hope it runs as good as it sounds


Had a friend do bottom end. He used to be crew chief for craftsman truck series. I trust his work.

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Gotta change oil and filter after finish valve cover

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Boat is back together. Getting it ready to take to Newport beach tomorrow. Sea trials. Then off to havi on either Wednesday or Thursday.

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Took boat out today. Damn thing ran great except I forgot to tighten the distributor lockdown bolt. And I think my alternator may be dead.

Anyone know where I can get brushes for the pestolite trim pumps before Wednesday. I need 4 sets.

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I LOVE THIS THREAD AND YOUR WORK. I HAVE 2 QUESTIONS. #1 ARE YOU MARRIED? #2 DO YOU HAVE A JOB?
 

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Nope DIVORCED and just got laidoff Friday. Start new job on the 18th.

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I just went back and looked at all your pictures. I'm in love w the boat. It's super clean!

BTW, you look way better in your avatar then you do at the helm:)


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Well duh!! Now if I could only find out who she is and where she lives. I could pretend I'm PR and stalk her. :D

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I know i have asked this before but i cant find it. Where do i get a new windshield made?

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Finally found out oiling problem. Cam bearings. Sending out crank again to double check it and have cam miced for wear.

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In one of the spectra forums post there is details about a company that was doing them, too busy to find it right now but I'm thinking it's around page 7-9? RD had the details or worked for them at one time?
 

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http://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43829

Found a post with a link to a guy in Az, Then there is the repost by RD about a CL ad that does em, he has no affiliation, was just reposting.

"E-mail a picture with dimensions to acrylicdesign1@yahoo.com to see if we can do the work, or call Mike at 323-935-1083. We're located at 4617 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles (90016).



Just posting the info in here in case the CL listing expires.

RD"
 

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Damn all those places are gone. Damn economy

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Try Wayne-Earl Manufacturing in Anaheim. Closeby 91/55. They did my Howard front cabin windshield.
 

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x2. They did a Schiada windshield for a 10'er for me.
 

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Will giveum a call monday

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After shit loads of teardowns and rebuilds i finally found my problem.



The fucking spring in the new oil pump had collapsed.

Hopefully putting it together for the last time.

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After shit loads of teardowns and rebuilds i finally found my problem.



The fucking spring in the new oil pump had collapsed.

Hopefully putting it together for the last time.

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Jesus that sucks! Glad you got it figured out...did you really have to tear it down multiple times? No low oil pressure showing on the gauge?
 

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All of that work and it's one little spring... ain't that just somebody's way of flipping you the bird! That sort of thing drives me nuts. The weather is still decent... you've still got enough time to get that sucker together and start making some wakes! And take some pictures when you do!

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Jesus that sucks! Glad you got it figured out...did you really have to tear it down multiple times? No low oil pressure showing on the gauge?
Had all that. But brand new pump. Thought cant be that. I had to have fucked something up.


Nope fucking goddamn spring.

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Hey. I fucked up and lost one of my gas caps. Anybody have one laying around?

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Ok time to finish this shit up.

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Just ordered some Mr cool oil coolers. The old girl will be out this year dammit
 

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OK. Gots a question on fuses.

How big a fuse should I run on the trim pumps. 2 pumps, single main power source? One is out drive and one is tab.
 

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Time to revive this old thread.


After quite a few diy rebuilds. I broke down and took the engines to Barry. We decided on making them 496's. They are only 2 bolt mains so just doing cast steel cranks and whatever else Barry says to use.

While the engines were out found some rot in a stringer and both bulkheads are toast. So pulled the tanks and cut out 7 foot of stringer and the rear bulkhead so far. Getting with a friend that has built his own 70 foot trimaran to figure out how to bond the new section of stringer in. Got the one bulkhead out hopefully we'll enough to use as a pattern. So hopefully in 2 weeks will start putting in the new stringer and bulkhead. Then time to cutout and replace the forward one.

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Damn!

Props to you bud, for stepping up and keeping your 32 alive.

You are in deep now, all or nothing! :D

How did your tanks come out?
 

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They seem to be fine. Have a little corrosion/pitting on them in places. But the aluminum is still overall in great shape. Before the go back in I'm gonna spray them with automotive undercoating. Should help keep moisture away from them.
 

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I'm even gonna have the cabinets rebuilt. But have to wait for the front bulkhead to come out. They won't fit through the hatch.

Also gonna add a bulkhead up by the birth. I have lots of deck flex so that shout take care of it.
 

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Awesome to see another 32'

I will be moving mine from CA to TN this fall. Just found indoor storage `round these parts for $150/mo Woohoo!
 

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Awesome to see another 32'

I will be moving mine from CA to TN this fall. Just found indoor storage `round these parts for $150/mo Woohoo!
Nice. Where will you be boating at there? I'm originally from paducah, just north of nashville. I would love to be able to move back there, but haven't been able to find a job in the area
 

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Nice. Where will you be boating at there? I'm originally from paducah, just north of nashville. I would love to be able to move back there, but haven't been able to find a job in the area
I hope to try out all the local lakes, but the boat will be stored at Center Hill Lake. All the research I have done seems to say that it is a great lake that is quiet, clean, and fun.
 

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Nice. Where will you be boating at there? I'm originally from paducah, just north of nashville. I would love to be able to move back there, but haven't been able to find a job in the area
I'd like to get mine on ky lake. I miss boating there
I hope to try out all the local lakes, but the boat will be stored at Center Hill Lake. All the research I have done seems to say that it is a great lake that is quiet, clean, and fun.
 

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Anybody got a hookup on some 1708 fiberglass. I can find it on the intertubes, but with shipping it's probably gonna be about what I would pay at a store. Looking for like a 50 yard roll. And I'm not paying west marines prices.

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Ok. Time for a few updates. I have replaced one stringer. Rear bulkhead and working on forward bulkhead.

The rear bulkhead and stringer was eat up with rot. The forward one was a lunch for termites.

New cabinets will be done in 3 weeks. Then I can put the forward bulkhead in permanent.

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New stringer

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New rear bulkhead

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Will be new forward bulkhead

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Bottom shows termite damage and possible water rot.

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Rot and lots of it. Water poured out when I cut into the bottom of it
 

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Well have to take today off from working on the boat. Ran out of glass cloth. Found some on flea bay 50"x12' for $25. So ordered 3 of them. Should finish me up
 

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Your determination and craftsmanship is impressive!
I used to have a 32 Spectra, they are nice boats. You have to love those 2 speed B&M trans.
 

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Ok. Finally made some progress. Friend built me new cabinets for the boat. It only took him about 6 months. Now they are done and in the boat I got the forward bulkhead in. And thought I'd throw in a little gratuitous sex.

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Ok.. been sanding the bilge today. Got just under a quarter of the bottom done in 4 freaking hours. Damned belt sander is to big so having to use a fucking ordital with 40 grit. Fucking slow. Trying to get the weave pattern out so it's smooth. Then gonna paint it with blue imron.
 

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The weave pattern is the cloth. I would think sanding it down is like taking away the strength. Why not mix up a flow coat of resin to fill in the voids of the weave pattern and paint that ? I'm just saying it might be less work.
 

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The weave pattern is the cloth. I would think sanding it down is like taking away the strength. Why not mix up a flow coat of resin to fill in the voids of the weave pattern and paint that ? I'm just saying it might be less work.
I had thought about that, but the weave is really shiny down inside. So thought thought there was to much risk of it not sticking good and it would peel. I do plan on putting another layer of biaxal down. The stuff I have is layered so no weave. Should actually put the strength back in and be easy to sand out the wax then that will give me a good surface to paint.
 

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Had a long day today. Built cribbing and pulled the boat off the trailer today. Damned thing looks funny sitting on blocks and cribbing.

Have some welds on the bottom of the trailer that are popping. And the channel iron is bent from dragging due to steep entrances to places. So gonna cut and replace with thicker steel. The channel that was on it was 5 inch wide and 3/16. I'm replacing with 3 inch wide 1/4. Should have less dragging and be stronger for when it does.

Need some info/advice though. I know galvanizing is better for salt water. But I like the looks of a painted trailer. Can I paint/powder coat over the galvanizing without defeating the purpose of the galvanizing?
 

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More pics from today

Gotta grind off every other one of the bottom supports and replace. The do the same to the one that were left on.
 
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