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  • Stroken
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    Works looking good and steady. Like you I have tossed the idea of 2 12s or 3 9s, plan on having engine config on one screen, and I’m a big fan of symmetrical. Looks good so far. Get it done and being to Destin in June.

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  • Lectro88
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    I need to do work on my trailer too. Really would like to add a 2nd axle(braked too)
    I just like tandom trailers, only my boat trailers are single axle.
    Just like 4 tires under a load and Brakes too.
    They just pull better, not as much wobble, back better. and of coarse, in a pinch you can limp better on 3 rather than 1,. In the absolute worse case.
    Also the load on each tire is a 1/4 rather than 1/2
    No big news Flash I know.

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  • S4cruiser
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    Originally posted by Lectro88 View Post
    I have followed this thread in silence from the begining
    Meant to reply sooner, but it was always at odd hours,(midnight-4am.)and didn't want someone's phone to alert.
    Nice work.
    Curious about the trailer brakes, I like trailer brakes too, but just thinking.... not sure how my hudson brakes would fare backed into salt water.(not a boat trailer)makes me cringe.
    Electric brakes on top of that, of coarse I wouldn't.. but it makes my mind wheels turn. lol. (those nice shiny rotors and salt... yuck)
    Still a little new to marine world.
    Yeah the saltwater is not kind to brakes and while the electric drums on my car trailer work great on land...like you mention, dunking them in water (salt or fresh) would probably kill them quick. I'm hoping the surge based hydraulic disks last a while. You can get full stainless setups but the price was close to triple for the 'coated' versions I chose to use. Like most things, being diligent to rinse / wash them off after each saltwater dunk will increase their life.

    I have a decent trip from my house to the coast and while I do tow with a 3/4 diesel...having brakes is a must. Hoping I can get 3-4 years before they need replacing.

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  • Lectro88
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    I have followed this thread in silence from the begining
    Meant to reply sooner, but it was always at odd hours,(midnight-4am.)and didn't want someone's phone to alert.
    Nice work.
    Curious about the trailer brakes, I like trailer brakes too, but just thinking.... not sure how my hudson brakes would fare backed into salt water.(not a boat trailer)makes me cringe.
    Electric brakes on top of that, of coarse I wouldn't.. but it makes my mind wheels turn. lol. (those nice shiny rotors and salt... yuck)
    Still a little new to marine world.

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  • S4cruiser
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    I have been working on cleaning up the inside of the console and finally have made enough progress for some pics. Spent a few hours during the evening over a week scraping and chipping out the old gelcoat that was delaminating. After that I sanded with 180 grit and wiped clean with grease/wax remover. Two coats on the console foldout door and one coat on the rest. Happy with the results so far…paint is TotalBoat epoxy bilge. Goes on thick and tacks quick but takes a while to dry hard.

    Also mounted new perko anchor light base (same as original) and a Mercury deck oil fill. The oil fill SUCKED…I need a midget body with Kevin Garnet arms to reach what I needed to. It’s done tho!

    This week is rain everyday so maybe next weekend I can get the steering lines removed from the helm and console pulled….then it’s coffin lid and tank time - yay.









    Last edited by S4cruiser; 10-03-2021, 03:32 PM.

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  • S4cruiser
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    Originally posted by Shakes_26 View Post
    Originally posted by S4cruiser View Post
    Worked on a template for a new dash. I’m leaning towards the layout with two (2) 9” displays vs the 12” choices…but am keen to hear what others would choose.

    Also not set on if I build the panel myself out of 1/2” acrylic or have NewWireMarine do it out of 1/2” LuxMatte. They quoted ~$1400 for the panel cut plus 14 Contura switches jumper wired, backlit logo and some other plugs like usb and cig plug.
    That's actually not a bad deal for that work.

    Double check where the wheel lands/what is blocked from view when your at the helm with those configurations. Personally I like the dual display but weighed against easier visibility, I'd strongly recommend the single 12" its incredibly larger surface area wise and you will notice it. If you really want to monitor gauges and have the MFD, look at Veratron Oceanlink gauges, they take standard inputs and have a NMEA output (alarm, level, tach, etc).

    Send me a PM and I'll see what I can do for either the gauges, wiring, or Chartplotter/MFD you choose.
    Thanks. I actually ended up going with another place and signed off on a proof last week (1/2” black acrylic). I waffled back and forth on two 9s vs one 12 and in the end, cost was too much of a difference to go one 12. I was able to get two 9s (one with 3-1 active ducer and one just maps) for $1700 vs almost $2400 for the one 12…go xse flavor of both.

    I’ll be getting my electronics, gauges, etc all from him. (2) 9” mfds, simrad vhf, fusion nmea radio and blue sea pushbutton switches. Includes fully wired and (2) blue sea fuse panels and backlit logo/switch labels. Was ~$3400…was a 10-20% discount off msrp for electronics. 3 year warranty on the switches.

    Last edited by S4cruiser; 10-03-2021, 08:50 AM.

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  • Shakes_26
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    [QUOTE=S4cruiser;n553383]Worked on a template for a new dash. I’m leaning towards the layout with two (2) 9” displays vs the 12” choices…but am keen to hear what others would choose.

    Also not set on if I build the panel myself out of 1/2” acrylic or have NewWireMarine do it out of 1/2” LuxMatte. They quoted ~$1400 for the panel cut plus 14 Contura switches jumper wired, backlit logo and some other plugs like usb and cig plug.

    That's actually not a bad deal for that work.

    Double check where the wheel lands/what is blocked from view when your at the helm with those configurations. Personally I like the dual display but weighed against easier visibility, I'd strongly recommend the single 12" its incredibly larger surface area wise and you will notice it. If you really want to monitor gauges and have the MFD, look at Veratron Oceanlink gauges, they take standard inputs and have a NMEA output (alarm, level, tach, etc).

    Send me a PM and I'll see what I can do for either the gauges, wiring, or Chartplotter/MFD you choose.

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  • mako181
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    I just restored my 181 Flats a few months ago and ran into the same issue with the oval drain flappers. I couldn't find a similar white material so I ended up using a red rubber gasket material I found at Ace Hardware in the plumbing area. It comes in a pack of 2 small sheets. Each sheet is a different thickness. I forget which one I chose but you'll figure it out. don't use the old one as a pattern because it has likely shrunk. Pretty easy and works perfect. Only difference is its a light red instead of white.

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  • S4cruiser
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    Spent this evening removing shift and throttle cables from Mercury bimini control mount. Never done this before and there weren’t many online resources but it ended up being super easy. Hardest part was figuring out that shifting into neutral then moving throttle allowed access to second cable bolt. Next up is removing hydraulic steering lines from helm and trim tab pump then console gets pulled.

    Ordered and received oem Mercury deck oil fill kit and then ordered new oem Mercury bimini control mount cover so it looks all fresh!

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  • S4cruiser
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    No pics…but…I spent this afternoon scraping the most piss poor applied gelcoat inside the console. Maybe it is just old or poor prep but this stuff is a royal pita (I can look at it wrong and it flakes off). . Hope to have it cleaned up enough for some TotalBoat bilge paint this week.

    Also got me three (3) 55 gallon drums (were used for ethyl alcohol previously) and a Fill-rite gasoline rated transfer pump…so I can drain the 130-140 gallons of gas out of the tank. Hope to get that done this week and tank pulled soon…then off to a builder in Wilmington.

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  • S4cruiser
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    Wing windows done! I found that using a small piece of rubber to hold the window centered/in place while I installed the other 2 sides of weather stripping.





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  • S4cruiser
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    Finished the center portion of the windshield during lunch today. Took a little fiddling to get the weather stripping seated correctly but once I figured it out I made decent work with getting it all installed. I chose not to use silicone like it was from the factory (just to see) and the weather stripping seems to hold the glass in there great.

    I used my random orbital and compounded the glass which removed all the caked on water spots...worked great.









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  • S4cruiser
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    Originally posted by hectorsn View Post
    So here it is with all the stuff in the console.

    And this shot you can see the pump. The pump I got a couple of years ago was a WFCO. Don't know if it's any better, worse, same as the one in the kit now. It works fine but don't expect the same pressure you would get from your house.

    I open up the console to fill the tank. The plan is to one day install a fill cap on the side of the console. The hose goes through the rigging tube and to the transom where I store it out of the way and where it's most often used in the cockpit. It's just a garden hose but in 1/2" so it fits better in the rigging tube. The plan with that is to also have it on the side of the console in one of those retractable coils inside a cylinder with a pie plate cover. Something like this:https://www.westmarine.com/buy/hosec...-hose--8590663
    That fits in there really nice and it has great capacity! Thanks for the pics.

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  • hectorsn
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    So here it is with all the stuff in the console.



    And this shot you can see the pump. The pump I got a couple of years ago was a WFCO. Don't know if it's any better, worse, same as the one in the kit now. It works fine but don't expect the same pressure you would get from your house.



    I open up the console to fill the tank. The plan is to one day install a fill cap on the side of the console. The hose goes through the rigging tube and to the transom where I store it out of the way and where it's most often used in the cockpit. It's just a garden hose but in 1/2" so it fits better in the rigging tube. The plan with that is to also have it on the side of the console in one of those retractable coils inside a cylinder with a pie plate cover. Something like this:https://www.westmarine.com/buy/hosec...-hose--8590663

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