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by Kismet
12 Dec 2019, 13:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)

Rich? You got me looking and I found this article...pretty comprehensive.
:)
https://disciplesofflight.com/de-havilland-beaver/
by Kismet
08 Dec 2019, 13:50
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Any pilots, or wanna be pilots on here?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Any pilots, or wanna be pilots on here?

Well, heck, of course I have wanted to fly my own plane in moments of self-delusion over the years. However, I kept on reminding myself that Gravity is a LAW. I'm not suitable material for piloting. But for almost 3 years I made weekly commutes from O'Hare to Longview, Texas, for a client. The first...
by Kismet
19 Oct 2019, 17:10
Forum: Motors
Topic: 18hp Johnson 1963 white smoke and full choke
Replies: 29
Views: 878

18hp Johnson 1963 white smoke and full choke

Even after all these years, I am still struck by the generosity and good-will of the members (especially Pappy) to folks who find us and post their difficulties. In this case, the OP went to the trouble of documenting his labors, showing results, and maintained the communication to-and-fro which wil...
by Kismet
19 Sep 2019, 17:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson seahorse 10
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Johnson seahorse 10

Coming from a little knowledge:

impeller, carb rebuild kit (think Pappy says OEM is best), coils, plugs, and hoses since the rubber corrodes with the ethanol-diluted gas.

Wait for smarter people than I am before proceeding.

Best wishes.
by Kismet
15 Sep 2019, 13:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson seahorse 10
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Johnson seahorse 10

According to my information, a QD 20 is a 1959 engine and parts are still readily available for it. Unfortunately [ for me ] it is a two line fuel tank system but can be easily converted to fuel pump operation if you so desire. Yep, My '56 10hp Johnson had a dual hose system on it and I wanted both ...
by Kismet
12 Sep 2019, 22:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson seahorse 10
Replies: 17
Views: 868

Johnson seahorse 10

If running, and if I needed a third one, I'd pay up to $400 for a thoroughly checked-out 10 hp Johnson. But I've already got a 1956 10hp Johnson on my '56 12 ft Alumacraft RB and a1959 10hp Johnson on my '59 14ft Alumacraft F. I don't remember exactly, but the cowl on yours looks a bit like the larg...
by Kismet
25 Aug 2019, 14:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Tomahawk Nationals 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Tomahawk Nationals 2019

Nice trip, Pappy. Look like some terrific engines! Did your spouse continue with the flight attendant job? Always seemed to me to be one of the most demanding (of patience and feet) employment. That '56 looks like it is showroom ready. That is original? Darn. All of mine (well, the 4 of them) reflec...
by Kismet
20 Aug 2019, 15:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Going back in time
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Going back in time

And then there is the GONDOLA fleet in Venice, Italy...seems to work for them, but I've never seen the bottom of the hulls, nor if they have a keel or a rudder. I'd imagine a spare oarlock at the transom would make the whole venture a lot easier. Maybe some flats fishermen have rigged something like...
by Kismet
30 Apr 2019, 23:06
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bought a 1955 Alumacraft FD, I have a question
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Bought a 1955 Alumacraft FD, I have a question

I resurrected a 1959 Model F and it had been rode hard and put away wet, then left behind a shed in Wisconsin's winters for about a decade. Love the boat, but you, sir, lucked into a gem! What great shape and classic style. Have a great time and be safe. =D> =D> =D> I’m slowly building a mental dat...
by Kismet
30 Apr 2019, 21:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bought a 1955 Alumacraft FD, I have a question
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Bought a 1955 Alumacraft FD, I have a question

I resurrected a 1959 Model F and it had been rode hard and put away wet, then left behind a shed in Wisconsin's winters for about a decade. Love the boat, but you, sir, lucked into a gem!

What great shape and classic style.

Have a great time and be safe.


=D> =D> =D>
by Kismet
27 Dec 2018, 00:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: 58 or 59 Johnson
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

58 or 59 Johnson

Shaugh---GREAT work!

I always imagined masking tape and a big mess. Your technique is slick and looks great.

Thanks
by Kismet
27 Nov 2018, 21:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Grumman Sportboat
Replies: 14
Views: 1676

Grumman Sportboat

Stumpalump? That's my vote for the best "one boat" a guy can have. It's big enough, light enough, stable enough, and gawd-knows, tough enough to handle a wide variety of waters and uses.

Might be able to handle a 5, 5.5 hp with some weight up front.

Be happy, be safe. =D>
by Kismet
18 Nov 2018, 14:53
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Springfield Armory 911 380
Replies: 17
Views: 2353

Springfield Armory 911 380

Hey Jim, if you get a chance, try some shots out of a Radon P-64, 7.52x18 (9mm Mak.) A little rougher and a little heavier than your new toy, but it shoots better than it should. It is a Polish military and police pistol. Ammo was cheaper and a bit more powerful, don't know if that's still the case....
by Kismet
19 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Refurbishing wood oars for Tinnies
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Refurbishing wood oars for Tinnies

I recently inherited a pair of derelict oars, with the slates separating and blade ends tattered, left out in the weather for decades, perhaps. I saw, but did not purchase, a pair of copper end-tips. The seller was asking $30. There was another listing for similar tips at $7.95 each, plus shipping. ...