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by bobmaes
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Privateer Retriever Rebuild
Replies: 106
Views: 23541

Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

My tank is below deck. The boat, which is a 1989, originally came with an 18 gallon tank that measured something like 80" by 20" by 4" deep. Because I raised the deck height in my boat, I was able to increase the tank depth to 6" and increase the capacity to 30 gallons.
by bobmaes
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1297
Views: 99323

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

I wish you the best with your health. There are so many pages to your thread and I don't have as much time for these things as I would like. Please forgive me if this sounds stupid, but please tell me what boat you are building. All your work looks first rate. Thanks for being so generous with your ...
by bobmaes
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Privateer Retriever Rebuild
Replies: 106
Views: 23541

Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

Hello boguesounder I saw your project thread for the first time today, and being a restorer and owner of a Privateer Retriever myself I'm very happy and excited that I found your thread. You are doing some very nice work and I am sure you are on your way to a very good result. I spent 10 years on an...
by bobmaes
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Dust collection and sanding
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Dust collection and sanding

One of the most important jobs in boat work is sanding. Unfortunately this produces a lot of dust creating a real mess and a potential health hazard. Has anyone figured out or found specific tools or equipment (sanders and vacuums) to help deal with these issues. Also do you have favorite brands and...
by bobmaes
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.

This is a finished seat box in my prior completed Privateer 18 project. This off the shelf hatch works well, except that it is not really watertight, which was a big disappointment, but it is also not as large as I would want for the new Parker (dual) consoles. Also shown in the Innovative Product S...
by bobmaes
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.

I'm making the new consoles shallow fore and aft in order to not take up a lot of interior room and leave maximum room in the bow and stern areas for fishing, seating, camping. With two consoles and two seat boxes there should be quite a bit a storage room for required equipment and personal items s...
by bobmaes
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Console construction, openings, hatches, etc.

My project is taking my Parker 23 SE back to a bare hull from a center console and re-making it as a dual console. There will be room in front of the console to set up a small tent and camp. One of the pictures shows a cardboard mock up of one console and a seat box. Of course the boat will have two...
by bobmaes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement

Fallguy and topwater make some good points.

I wonder if Parker is still installing the tanks in their new boats in foam. Or how about Jones Brothers who uses more modern materials than Parker in their boat construction.
by bobmaes
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement

The following is just for discussion purposes: The tank I just removed from my 30 year old Parker was un-coated aluminum set in foam. This made for a very secure installation, but one that is frowned upon as far from best practice. Tanks installed in foam are not expected to last as long as they sho...
by bobmaes
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: Parker 23 fuel tank replacement

I'll call the transverse sills floors, which is probably the correct terminology. The tank space is 73 inches lone fore and aft, so how many floors should I use, not including the one on each end of the tank bay? I'm thinking four or five. I think I would use 3/8 inch okume plywood for the tank foun...