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gjang
Scurvy Dog
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Posts: 4
Joined: May 29th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Vessel Info: 1974 Carver Monteray
Project boat, hope to restore.
Will be in the water this year for the first time in 23 years.
Location: Hancock, MI

New Member

Postby gjang » June 15th, 2014, 1:38 am

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Hello everyone.
Joined this past week. Lifelong boat lover. Currently have a 1974 Carver Monterey 25', 255 OMC, which I purchased last summer.
The boat had been in inside storage for 23 years according to the registration sticker. Was concerned about the condition of the
fuel (Gas) tank and couldn't find anyone local that would/could clean it. I removed the gas gauge sending unit and, low and behold,
the tank was completely full of 1991 gasoline. Smelled fresh too. Talked with a couple boat mechanics and was told to try to try to
start using the old gas. After installing a completely new fuel/water separating system, I did just that, and she started right up and
purred like one of my cats. :-)
Tried all the lights etc and everything worked with the exception of the bilge pump, which I replaced.
I removed the electronics, Loran, and a dated, paper trace, depth sounder. I have a GPS and VHF radio I will be installing soon.
She's not the prettiest boat afloat but, she's all mine. Will use this summer to get all the mechanics checked out and working
properly. Then the work on the Teak starts. I have to get the windshields in shape this year. They have been leaking, have some
black staining and the PO tried using silicone to seal the glass which didn't work and looks like crap...
Any suggestions on how to go about fixing both windshields? The glass seems to be good and I would reuse it.
I'm so excited about this boat I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve... :-)

Fair Winds and Following Seas
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Gary
"Fair Winds and Following Seas
1986 MacGregor 26 (Sail)
1974 Balboa 26 (Sail)
1974 Carver Monterey 25 255 OMC

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Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: New Member

Postby waybomb » June 15th, 2014, 7:10 am

Welcome!
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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gjang
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 4
Joined: May 29th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Vessel Info: 1974 Carver Monteray
Project boat, hope to restore.
Will be in the water this year for the first time in 23 years.
Location: Hancock, MI

Re: New Member

Postby gjang » June 15th, 2014, 2:12 pm

Thanks Fred.
So many questions, so little time.... :-/
Gary
"Fair Winds and Following Seas
1986 MacGregor 26 (Sail)
1974 Balboa 26 (Sail)
1974 Carver Monterey 25 255 OMC
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waybomb
CYO Moderator
CYO Moderator
Posts: 1920
Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 278 times

Re: New Member

Postby waybomb » June 15th, 2014, 6:09 pm

As for the windshields, I have no idea how it's all put together, but the first thing would be to get the glass out and refinish the teak with something like Sikkins.Expect to spend a ton on sand paper.

For bedding the glass, I would use Boat Like Caulk. Forget silicone. Before you set the window, run masking tape very close to the joint. Also mask the window. Run a bead of Boat Life around, set the window, wait a bit, then run your finger around the joint to smooth the caulk, then remove the tape. It will look very professiocal and last for years.

If you haven't used Boat Life before, let's just say you are in for a treat!
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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gjang
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 4
Joined: May 29th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Vessel Info: 1974 Carver Monteray
Project boat, hope to restore.
Will be in the water this year for the first time in 23 years.
Location: Hancock, MI

Re: New Member

Postby gjang » June 15th, 2014, 10:44 pm

Thanks again. This is the kind of information I'm looking for....Any suggestions as to how to remove black stain in the Teak window frames?
What I have in mind is getting some crystal clear plastic to cover the windshield area once I remove the frames. That way it will keep the rain
out and, possibly, I could still use the boat..... Really, all she needs is a good buff out of the hull, and all the woodwork sanded and finished.
I'll be happy if I can just give the mechanics a good workout this summer and get some of the electronics installed. Won't be pretty but
that will come in good time.....
Gary
"Fair Winds and Following Seas
1986 MacGregor 26 (Sail)
1974 Balboa 26 (Sail)
1974 Carver Monterey 25 255 OMC
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United States of America
waybomb
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CYO Moderator
Posts: 1920
Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 278 times

Re: New Member

Postby waybomb » June 16th, 2014, 12:47 pm

There are various teak cleaners out there. One is Teak-A or named something like that. I believe it is acidic. You have to be careful. Very careful. And then must be able to flush it to neutralize it (it does come with neutralizer). I know it works; I've used it.

Then sand till smooth. Then start with the Sikkens. The finer the finish sandpaper used, the nicer the job will turn out.
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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