13 meter upgrades

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:01 pm

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Thank you, I really want to get her back in the water for this season

She has been on the hard for way too long
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:03 pm

Its coming along . Thank you for the update .
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by captainmaniac » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:25 pm

Just because of being a little paranoid, you might want to squirt a little bit of epoxy over that divot you dug... You have done too much good work to let that divot turn into your Achilles heel a few years from now... Also, the tranny may move a bit over time (with shaft or prop driven vibration, or motor mounts loosening up), so make sure you really have the clearance you need.

After all your work and the awesome job you have done, I would hate to see you having issues just a few years out because of a quick fix. You have shown you are all about doing it right.

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:41 pm

captainmaniac wrote:Just because of being a little paranoid, you might want to squirt a little bit of epoxy over that divot you dug... You have done too much good work to let that divot turn into your Achilles heel a few years from now... Also, the tranny may move a bit over time (with shaft or prop driven vibration, or motor mounts loosening up), so make sure you really have the clearance you need.

After all your work and the awesome job you have done, I would hate to see you having issues just a few years out because of a quick fix. You have shown you are all about doing it right.
Yes no doubt, as soon as it warms up a bit here in NY I will put some epoxy down

I will probably put 1 layer of cloth on it as well

Then a final coat of paint on the bilge

I used 3/4" stainless steel rod to bolt down the engines, then lock washers with double nuts

Thanks for the nice comments and looking out for me
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by RWS » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:38 am

Years after the diesel refit, my shaft bolts with lock washers loosened up over time.

Suggest LOCKTITE or castelled nuts/cotter pins

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by Captain Chill » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:22 pm

Just read your story here. Great work man! What a good feeling that must have been to clear out all that old wiring. I may just have to take your lead on that and do it as well.

Anybody got the wiring diagrams for a '76 F26?

I'll be visiting BK this October, when does the season end over there?
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by captainmaniac » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:50 pm

Captain Chill wrote:Anybody got the wiring diagrams for a '76 F26?
If you order a set of manuals from Beacon Marine, I think they will come with the original primary wiring diagrams for your boat... Mr. Prowlersfish may be able to confirm. Of course, previous owners have had 30 years to change things, so you are on your own when it comes to that!

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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:10 pm

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Captain Chill wrote:Anybody got the wiring diagrams for a '76 F26?
If you order a set of manuals from Beacon Marine, I think they will come with the original primary wiring diagrams for your boat... Mr. Prowlersfish may be able to confirm. Of course, previous owners have had 30 years to change things, so you are on your own when it comes to that!
I beleve it would . Mr. ????
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by Captain Chill » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:37 am

Didn't mean to hijack the thread with that wiring diagram question. I know BM sells it but I was just wondering if any member had a copy I could borrow. :lol: :oops: If so just DM me please. [Edit: I just ordered my own from Beacon}

DOUGNASH could you tell us what the name of that expensive soundproofing you used? Looks great and I think it'd be a good option for underneath my teak cockpit. Is it marine grade and meant for ER's? Link if possible, thanks in advance.
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:13 pm

[quote="I'll be visiting BK this October, when does the season end over there?[/quote]

The season ends late November around these parts

Reach out when you are in town, if my boat is in the water, we can go for a cruise and spool up the turbos!
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by DOUGNASH » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:14 pm

Captain Chill wrote:Didn't mean to hijack the thread with that wiring diagram question. I know BM sells it but I was just wondering if any member had a copy I could borrow. :lol: :oops: If so just DM me please.

DOUGNASH could you tell us what the name of that expensive soundproofing you used? Looks great and I think it'd be a good option for underneath my teak cockpit. Is it marine grade and meant for ER's? Link if possible, thanks in advance.
This is the stuff you want to use

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us ... o?pid=9345#
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by Captain Chill » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:59 pm

DOUGNASH wrote: This is the stuff you want to use http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us ... o?pid=9345#
Thanks for the link. That 2" looks like it could really buffer the sound.
Did you go with the 2"?
Also, I noticed you covered the side walls as well. Does that make a big difference on the side walls for audible engine sound? I was planning on only doing the underside of the cockpit flooring but when I saw your side walls I thought hmmm should I do that as well?

I'll definitely reach out when I'm headed to the city later this year, thanks!
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by The Dog House » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:58 pm

Captain Chill wrote:
Also, I noticed you covered the side walls as well. Does that make a big difference on the side walls for audible engine sound? I was planning on only doing the underside of the cockpit flooring but when I saw your side walls I thought hmmm should I do that as well?
The sound insulation converts the acoustic energy to thermal energy (heat). The more surface area you can get the greater the decrease in acoustic energy (sound). Putting the sound insulation on the side walls in addition to underneath the cockpit flooring will decrease the sound levels more than just underneath the flooring.
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by Captain Chill » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:13 pm

The Dog House wrote: The sound insulation converts the acoustic energy to thermal energy (heat). The more surface area you can get the greater the decrease in acoustic energy (sound). Putting the sound insulation on the side walls in addition to underneath the cockpit flooring will decrease the sound levels more than just underneath the flooring.
Great explanation. Thanks! Will do the walls as well.
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Re: 13 meter upgrades

Post by Captain Chill » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:48 pm

What in the hell... Looks like I have 100sq' to cover.

Went to the website to order 3 rolls of the 2'x72'x54.

Price comes out to $643.50. Pricey but I can live with it.

Put in my CA shipping zip code and BAM $897.00 to ship!!! Are they out of their mind?!? It's foam, I mean come on.

Do they not sell this anywhere else? Any advice DOUGNASH?
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