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Offline Kobuk

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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2021, 10:16:43 AM »
Seems like at least a token piece of that tree ought to be permanently incorporated into the skiff somehow.
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2021, 11:33:14 AM »
Seems like at least a token piece of that tree ought to be permanently incorporated into the skiff somehow.

And more! 

I'm felling 3 other oak trees and have a mobile sawmill lined up to turn this red oak into valuable dimensional lumber.  Maybe a few live edge pieces to boot.

For sure I'll have a piece engraved and put it on a special place on the boat.
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2021, 03:49:51 PM »
Seeing that PL cement gives me great joy.
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2021, 07:05:38 PM »
PL Premium rules. Reattaching the inner rub rail with it, using cuts from the tree for clamp weights

The outer rub rail on the starboard side had to be removed in the stern section, this was attached 10 years ago with PL and no fasteners. Very hard to peel off, no sign of failure after all the abuse it took.

« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 07:14:00 PM by pfithian »
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2021, 07:22:57 PM »
Seems like at least a token piece of that tree ought to be permanently incorporated into the skiff somehow.

The attack oak is too wet right now to use, I found a nice 1x3 red oak piece to strengthen the center section that took the brunt of the impact.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 07:49:05 PM by pfithian »
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2021, 11:36:39 AM »
Fuel tank shipped today, big thanks to KSH Fuel Products for fabbing up this custom design in short order. Maybe we can splash before year end?

My Bilge Pilates class continues to get ready for the tank install, some minor glass work and support for the new oil tank.

We may test start the replacement motor in the next few days also.

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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2021, 04:14:29 PM »
Fuel tank shipped today, big thanks to KSH Fuel Products for fabbing up this custom design in short order. Maybe we can splash before year end?

My Bilge Pilates class continues to get ready for the tank install, some minor glass work and support for the new oil tank.

We may test start the replacement motor in the next few days also.

You're moving right along! The great thing about an aluminum tank, no gas stink!

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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2021, 08:15:17 PM »
Do you have any plans or thoughts about ventilation for the fuel tank compartment?
I’m almost ready seal mine up ….unless I take the steps to create a ventilation path.
Your thoughts?
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2021, 08:44:17 PM »
Yes, vented to remove moisture and prevent mold growth.

You can see the louvered vent in the compartment door in the 4th picture in the first post
« Last Edit: October 03, 2021, 08:47:30 PM by pfithian »
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2021, 06:19:17 AM »
A lot of work over the past week or so. 

Some bilge renovation to install the new 3 gallon oil tank with level sensor.  Almost as clean as when launched 10 years ago.

I pulled the 135 and picked up a quart of PPG MTK 2K Urethane in Evinrude color code 90538 to paint the 175.  Reassembled some bits that were taken off for painting, using Permatex No. 2 to make sure the bolts can be removed after years in salt water.  Looks new, ready to hang on the transom.  I'll refinish the side covers and top cowl later with the same paint, I obtained some sweet Evinrude decals in Sea Foam green that match the boat.

The 135 will remain on the stand as a parts supply for the 175, virtually all of the parts interchange.  I'll pull the gearset out of the damaged lower unit for spares.

Fuel tank was delivered Saturday, excellent work by KSH to fab the new tank. 
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 06:26:26 AM by pfithian »
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2021, 07:10:08 AM »
Is something about spammers going on with the FFish site right now?
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Re: Oak tree attacks Made It
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2021, 06:34:21 AM »
"If you built it you can fix it." I love that quote. It is a small thing to fix the problem when you have built the whole boat.
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