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  1. Cav plate material supplier that might post international?

    V-Drives
    Hi Folks I have pretty much exhausted all efforts to get 3/16" cav plate Al here in NZ. Does anyone know of a material supplier in the US (or elsewhere) that might ship a cav plate internationally? THanks
  2. Material Question - floor repair

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I have a 21 ft Winner Warrior, with typical floor construction, plywood and fiberglass overtop. The plywood has rotted out making the floor very spongy - obviously I need to replace the plywood. My question is what kind and how much fiberglass do I put overtop the plywood? I am confused by...
  3. Nitriding Depth and Bearing Material

    GN7 On the Dyno
    Callies Compstar BBC 4.25 crank 4340 that has had the rods turned .010 under. Does it need to be renitrided? What is the usual depth of hardness on a factory new crank? I notice a lot of builds with Clevite "H" series bearings for large radius journals. Any other's preferable or equal/ better...
  4. [SOLD] 2 Material Racks - FREE

    Other Stuff for Sale
    I have 2 identical material racks giving away. They aren't fancy but hold a lot of weight. You can place them end to end to hold 20 foot bars or independently to hold shorter lengths. PM me if interested. They will go to scrap yard in a couple days now.
  5. V-drive input shaft material

    V-Drives
    What type of steel alloy is used for the input shaft on a v-drive. Discovered why they moved to splined shafts rather than keyed for mounting the gears when I took apart the old Belmont's Walter v-drive last weekend. No parts available for a 55 year old piece, will likely have to have a new...
  6. Best filler material for bottom work

    V-Drives
    What are you guys using to fill the cracks between the plates/strut and the bottom of the boat. Last time we did the bottom (about 3 seasons ago) we just bondo'ed the small gaps between the plates/strut and the hull. Worked good on the bolts and OK on the plates but chunked off around the strut...
  7. Prop to Strut distance & Shaft Material on ski boat?

    V-Drives
    Part 1 Reading a couple of threads (the beginning of “Propshaft material?” "Nickels spacers explaine…") led me to wonder about what applies to a ski boat as apposed to a hot rod or race boat. I have a 1967 Belmont flatbottom 19’ ski boat Dad built (see “My 1967 Belmont Flatbottom”). Everything...
  8. Propshaft material?

    V-Drives
    Bob, GN7, what are most of the GN boats using for propshafts, Aquamet 22 or K monel? The GN 911 broke a shaft Friday and was able to be running Sat. thanks to Phil Bergeron and the Bloodshot 420 boat broke a shaft Sat., 3 laps into the race. I have always felt that the K monel was the best...
  9. best material for stringers?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Hi all, it's been a while since I've been here....enjoying the summer with the Stevens. However I've been going "easy" on it because I know the stringers aren't 100%, and I plan on replacing them this winter. I thought I'd do a bit of searching now and start to gather up materials for it. I...
  10. where can I buy flame arrestor material??

    PB Open Water
    I currently have a flame arrestor but just purchased a air scoop andits a lot taller now so I want to know where I can find the ss mesh screen so I can make a taller one any one know?
  11. Solar screen material fo window shades

    PB Open Water
    I have completed a small makeover/pm on my kitchen and the solar shades I installed a few years ago area a bit faded and a little dirty in areas. I tried claening them but they are to far gone from the direct sun beating on them in the pm. All the hardware is in great shape so all I need to do...
  12. Gasket material recommendation for intercooler

    GN7 On the Dyno
    I will soon be reassembling a turbo intercooler for a Race Aero Turbo. Is there a gasket material that is recommended for doing that? Fel Pro makes several gasket material sheets that would appear to work. One is cork/rubber material and another is a roll of what appears to be similar to a...
  13. Blast plate material

    V-Drives
    I know there was a thread with regard to blast plate material and which way the grain is supposed to go but I can't find it when I searched for it. Can someone point me to the thread I'm talking about? So here I am... I have almost all of the underwater gear done with my flatbottom but will be...
  14. drive shaft tube material

    V-Drives
    Were do you guys buy your driveshaft tube material from im wanting to replace my tube mine is 4 inches in diameter and 36inches long it a 1/8 think. And you guys dont be thinkin bad stuff here really need a new tube.
  15. [Question] Parking Space Material

    PB Open Water
    I bought a mechanic shop to store the boat about 4 years ago and am getting sick of the mowing and ruts. I want to put something back there to harden the ground and minimize the mowing. There is some 1.5" rocks mixed in with the soil so I assume that one of the previous owners tried to harden...
  16. v drive skegg material questions

    V-Drives
    I cut my stellings fin down a few years ago. Now I want it back to original dual shark fin back. So Im going to build a new one. The original one looks to be built out of steel. Can I make it out of stainless? Or would this be too weak? Lets hear your thoughts... Thanks:)Unsure
  17. Strut Bushing Material

    V-Drives
    What are you guys using? Delrin is easy to find. Turcite or whatever is tougher to find. I have a lathe and a tape measure, so I'd prefer to make my own. Sources for turcite?? or whatever. Wags
  18. Prop Material Type?

    Outboards
    Does anyone have experience with composite materials for boat props? I have a aluminum prop right now and a friend told me about Piranha because he just switched over. I am not familiar with this at all. Just some pros and cons of composite and aluminum and SS would be great!
  19. Propshaft key material ???

    V-Drives
    I wanted to make a few new keys and I have 1/4" carbon steel stock. Is this the correct material to use ? Don't want any issues.... Thanks alot.
  20. just cant fix stupid(lake lice material)

    PB Open Water
    just cant fix professional(lake lice material) http://www.break.com/trutv-crazy-stupid-vids/boat-what-boat.html
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