Welcome Guest - Sign Up today
Welcome Guest - Sign Up today

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

1965 26' Owens Flagship restoration underway.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • i tried gps speedo in 2 boats, it never seemed to pick up gps correctly , now i just use a tablet with a program called gps speed, seems way more dependable .
    project: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
    Previous project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rint-bass-boat
    Previous previous project/conversion https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rsion-splashed

    Comment


    • I wasnt impressed by most GPS speedos, mainly because the design life is so short for electronics vs a mechanical pitot tube, when I did my guages went pitot tube for the speedo and old-school air-core motors for the gauge movements on the others.
      Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

      1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

      Past Boats
      1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
      2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
      1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

      What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

      Comment


      • I think I am going to still try one out. Interesting comments, the company I was going to talk to about converting my mercury speedo specializes in converting airguide speedos to gps for competition skiing. Wonder if it is just the quality of some of the manufactures or just the technology that is the issue? seems like it would have to be the quality control.
        Miss Morgan,1969 Sleekcraft "Boats by Nescher" Newport. Power by Mercury 115 L6, tower of power.
        https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364284

        Current project,https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...project-fuggly

        "Nothing is done so poorly that the government can’t do it worse!"

        “It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.”—Will Rogers

        Comment


        • A lot of GPS issues may stem from where you boat most of the time. One of the nicer lakes I go to is a dammed river in the appalachian mountains, so its very narrow with mountains on both sides so it has a hard time picking up enough satellites.

          If i recall correctly, 4 satellite locks are needed for an accurate position/speed reference. I probably won't get a GPS speedo for that reason, but if I was on the ocean or a geographically flat area, I think they would probably work pretty well.

          This is all just based on what I know about GPS, I don't have any personal experience with gps speedos lol, but I'm assuming this is where the issues might come from.

          Comment


          • Looks like GPS speedos come in all different sizes too!

            Click image for larger version

Name:	speedo.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	12.5 KB
ID:	10842929

            Comment


            • Hmm might work well for me then, the lake I go to has hills around it, but that is it. Thanks for the info.
              Miss Morgan,1969 Sleekcraft "Boats by Nescher" Newport. Power by Mercury 115 L6, tower of power.
              https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364284

              Current project,https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...project-fuggly

              "Nothing is done so poorly that the government can’t do it worse!"

              “It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.”—Will Rogers

              Comment


              • Originally posted by archbuilder View Post
                Hmm might work well for me then, the lake I go to has hills around it, but that is it. Thanks for the info.
                Well if you do make sure there are no cameras around! Not sure I could get that image out of my head........
                Oh! you meant the gauge!

                Comment


                • I was down working on the boat this afternoon and due to a thread about fire extinguishers on another forum I decided to finally check mine a little closer. It is a white 4lb Kiddie. Dated 1994! Hehe..... Oops, a little expired! Check those fire extinguishers folks! Also not one of the recalled one's dang it!

                  Cheers.....................Todd

                  Comment


                  • Wow! The engine looks great, and I’m glad it runs as well as it looks.

                    Comment


                    • Thanks Ned!
                      I got the twin pack of fire extinguishers from **** Marine today. They are ABC extinguishers, the original one was only BC So I feel good about that. Also got a new length of bilge blower hose so I can finally replace that. And a blank gauge hole cover to block off the hole on the far right of the panel. I've decided I think to get a temp. gauge for the middle hole since a water pressure gauge isn't going to work. That way I can have a gauge for each bank since I have a sender in each head anyway. Also I had wired in a power lead for that gauge position before I remembered that the gauge I'd planned for it was fully manual . Nice when a screw-up works out in the end.

                      Cheers..............................Todd

                      Comment


                      • On to more cosmetic stuff! We got the combings and the aft railing off. Click image for larger version

Name:	002_s.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	254.5 KB
ID:	10845838
                        And the outside the cockpit areas of the boat mostly
                        stripped of old varnished and partly sanded.
                        Click image for larger version

Name:	001_s (2).jpg
Views:	1
Size:	288.0 KB
ID:	10845839
                        Click image for larger version

Name:	003_s.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	275.4 KB
ID:	10845842
                        Click image for larger version

Name:	004_s (2).jpg
Views:	1
Size:	263.1 KB
ID:	10845841
                        The wood seems to be evening out pretty well all things considered. My plan is once it's sanded out reasonably well (I don't want to sand so much that bungs start falling out). I'll give it one coat of Benite. then stain it with a mahogany stain Interlux Interstain or their paste stain, if I can find one that's not too red, then another coat of Benite. And then evaluate how it might look. If we decide it's just going to look like crap even from 10' away then we'll sand it out and paint it white. Does any one see a fatal flaw in this plan? Thanks.

                        Cheers...........................Todd
                        Attached Files

                        Comment


                        • The only flaw I see is possibly painting it white. I would hate to see that beautiful wood covered up with paint.

                          THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS 1623-1923
                          Dave S. S/W Louisiana
                          2002 Larson SEI 190 fish 'n ski. 2002 Suzuki DF140 4 stroke
                          Sold: 2000 Odyssey Lextra 2102 Pontoon Boat, 2000 Johnson 90hp J90PLSSE
                          Sold: 1987 Rinker V190 4.3L 175 HP Alpha One Gen one

                          Comment


                          • I bet you can get it to clean up nicely. I am not familiar with Benite, but it looks like an interesting product, I looked it up. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
                            Miss Morgan,1969 Sleekcraft "Boats by Nescher" Newport. Power by Mercury 115 L6, tower of power.
                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=364284

                            Current project,https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...project-fuggly

                            "Nothing is done so poorly that the government can’t do it worse!"

                            “It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.”—Will Rogers

                            Comment


                            • Thanks guys, Went down to the boat yesterday after work and found I had no power. They are doing an extensive re-decking on the finger dock next door. Apparently forgetting that the boat house is plugged into the first receptacle on that dock. A heads up would have been nice! I would have shut off my radio that's tuned to the jazz station in hopes that the otters are not huge jazz fans. Which means the house battery is now down to 50%. So now I have to scramble around and find a way to get power. This after paying a $25 a month electricity charge that they added this year on top of the $380.00 rent I already pay. Grrrrrrr!

                              Thanks for the opportunity to vent folks!

                              Cheers................................Todd

                              Comment


                              • Sign up today
                                Ok while I'm in the ranting mood I might as well continue. I got my new fire extinguishers so I went down to the boat to install them tonight. I found that they had decided in the ensuing years to change the spacing of the screw holes for the bracket. Why? So ok, I need to drill another hole in the side of my instrument console. Fine. I get it drilled and the bracket installed. I go to mount the extinguisher on the bracket and discover that they also changed the arrangement of the pull pin. So now it won't clear my aluminum instrument panel. (Ok that's technically my fault since I didn't check. But still). I had to move it downward about an inch. So now instead of 2 holes in the side of my console I now have 5. Aaarrgggghh! Sorry!

                                Cheers........................Todd

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X