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Old 05-08-2017, 08:26 AM
26fsCapeCod 26fsCapeCod is offline
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Got a lot done this weekend. Finally installed the 2nd pickup with 5200 and realized after the fact it takes an entire week to cure which seems crazy. The second bilge is installed and wired to a different battery, planning on splicing in an alarm to this same line. Also for those who don't already know, I shorted the bilge pump and blew the fuse. The sucker is very hidden behind the battery selector panel wiring, screwed up high and very hard to access. If I had time I'd rewire that to a more convenient area but for now, it's on next years list. I finished all the plumbing for the transom eel/crab wells, 3/4" wash down and the 1" deck well hose. All the wiring is tested and terminated at the panel just waiting to get the 13 switch panel I made back from the powder coat guy. Got the air bubbler mounted and plumbed to the 3 transom wells and deck tank. This will be awesome for when I'm trailering and am loaded up with bait, next year I may add a recirculation pump if this doesn't prove to be enough. Had to send a few parts back to be repainted but you know what they say, a good man fixes his own fuckups and that's exactly what these guys are doing so no complaints. Hopefully getting those back this week so I can start assembling the window frame and rewire the t top but for now I was just able to mount a few pieces. My power steering assist pump aparently fell and was sitting on the deck for I'm guessing a good part of the season. I screwed it back into the console with some 4200, unfortunately, when you add the seastar autopilot pump to the seastar assist pump it completely blocks one of the holes. If it falls again I will through bolting it but I think this should hold.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:26 PM
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All metals mounted except for radar mount, thinking she should be ready by this weekend

Cut a 1/2" acrylic live well lid which I am going to remake out of 3/4 to fit the new seal and original hinges. Made the smaller one with the extra material but don't like to look so going to keep that original. I also added seals to the wells to prevent getting wet, see mcmaster p/n's below

1120A8 (Original Sides)
1120A85 (Middle with 3/4" Acrylic Cover)
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:52 AM
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She gets wet on Sunday, bottom paint/wax tomorrow and wrapping up a few more minor things tonight.
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:59 PM
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Anchor light hit a bridge by about 1/4" trailering to the cape which sucks but at least it didn't hit the new powdercoat. Forgot to use thread sealant on a few fittings so had a few leaks but the new thru hull is good to go. Yes I did forget all my dock lines and had to tie up with the anchor line. Everything is freshly waxed and ready to be covered in blood. The holding tank doesn't want to empty so I think next weekend I will pump it out, rip it out, and plumb the toilet directly overboard. Next season il relocate my fresh water tank to where the holding tank is in the console and get a 50-75 gallon fuel tank made for where the 25 gallon fresh water tank is now.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:35 PM
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Looks great! Get it on some fish and get it dirty.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:09 PM
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Looks great! Get it on some fish and get it dirty.
Safe to say she got dirty! 105" 543# 2.5hr fight. Dumped 2/3 of a 130 in 2 minutes. Had one of my best years for striper, best day we landed 30+ 30#+ fish in 2 hours! Def has to be the fresh powdercoat and clear livewell cover
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:28 PM
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Beautiful fish! Congratulations!!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:21 PM
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Wow. That is impressive. Way to get it done.

Definitely a good time of year where these fish should really start to feed. Weather windows get smaller.

I cannot wait to get back on the water next year with another boat.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:08 PM
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Thanks guys, first one ever after a 3 year effort. Worth it!
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:20 AM
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Added some plumbing for a deck tank using some deck fills and cam lock quick connects. Should be big enough for a few small bluefish and it should help me keep some bait alive while trailering. Also added a 2nd vhf radio and put some serious work into the outboards, dont forget to change out your internal zincs and thermostats, my zincs were almost gone and 2 of the t-stat seals were starting to leak. I just started doing my own maintenance and I have to say even though I am by no means a pro I do a better job than the people before because I actually care. Always kept up with the service but if you aren't active in what needs to get done they will just say they checked them and they were fine, impossible to check a thermostat that is seized to the housing and needs to be yanked out with vice grips. why bash your hands up changing something like that when you can still make a good amount by just sticking to oil changes?? The last guy who changed out my impeller managed to only get 2/3 of the housing seal in place and it was not holding pressure, was wondering why the flow from that motor got worse after the change. Crazy easy to do, really hard to screw up if you actually care. Go buy a service manual and a torque wrench. I cant stress enough how important flushing your motors is, I do and even still I could not believe the salt buildup around these components, some guys use a tank with hot water to flush to help dissolve the salt, also I hear salt away is a great product for doing just that so I will be trying all. Also SIM Yamaha is where you should shop for any parts for your outboards. Andy is a great guy.
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