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by WoodRay
26 May 2020, 10:53
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 63
Views: 18039

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

Pm'd my number and a link on the article about the campers.

I wouldn't worry about off topic stuff. It's not as if the bulletin board is being overwhelmed with posts. ;)
by WoodRay
26 May 2020, 09:31
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 63
Views: 18039

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

I think the grooves would be for oil retention. I've seen it done before by manufacturers (Holden) then discontinued. Successful or not I don't know. If the lifter is bled down with no oil in it you should be able to compress the spring. You may have difficulty doing it by finger only though. Going ...
by WoodRay
25 May 2020, 14:50
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Buster Skiff Restoration
Replies: 63
Views: 18039

Re: Buster Skiff Restoration

If the wear on the lobes and lifter faces looks OK run with it. I'd definitely replace the fibre gear with an alloy or steel item. Re the grind should not be an issue as flat tappet mostly refers to the grind suiting that type of face rather than roller, however the hydraulic lifters may suffer from...
by WoodRay
19 May 2020, 13:16
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: Thunda Babe

Yeh I only decided the other day, off the cuff as they say. Even Ross was too busy! Anything sounds better than boating at a poo farm :lol:
by WoodRay
18 May 2020, 13:15
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Thunda Babe
Replies: 34
Views: 6112

Re: Thunda Babe

Had to do it. Blew off a few covid cobwebs. A nice flat run with a touch of ripple. If only it was warmer than 15 degrees. Good to see the water getting back up 3 months ahead of time. Next summer should be a ripper.
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by WoodRay
04 May 2020, 13:52
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 50790

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Going by that Ken I must have hit my straps early. 70 and you'd probably out do me most days. Just happy to be on the sunny side of the grass these days.
by WoodRay
03 May 2020, 19:55
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 50790

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Don't start on me. Ken shamed me into pulling my finger out a while back with a hint in a post on the skiff. The poor old thing looked sad in the background. And besides, you don't want to rush me on this thing. You cant weld wood you know, but I'm not against trying. :D
by WoodRay
03 May 2020, 18:14
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 50790

Re: 1962 Seacraft

It's starting to resemble a canoe. Found some more rot under a previous repair bugger it. A bit more work to go pulling out stuffed timber then I'll start piecing together the broken frames for drawings and templates. Almost time to bust out the crayons! DSC_0120.JPG DSC_0119.JPG DSC_0118.JPG DSC_01...
by WoodRay
01 May 2020, 18:31
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 50790

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Love a rainy day. Means I don't have to do outside stuff and I can work on the boat/s in the shed. Ist day for the heater too. Pleasing progress today. Bearers out as well. Glad I pulled all the bottom sheets. 4 out of 6 frames are broken in all but one spot. I think only the sheets and keel strip w...
by WoodRay
09 Apr 2020, 14:07
Forum: Main Room
Topic: insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 2934

Re: insurance

Maybe build and fit a removable engine cover??

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