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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 14:23 
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When I go away I mean GO AWAY lmao. Up there I have no cell service and nobody to bother me. Just me, the lakes and the outdoors oh and dont forget the bear. And yes I do go to plenty of other areas but prefer up there.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 19 Mar 2014, 14:41 
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We have bear here in CT...though we have cell coverage too - that one's hard to hide from (apart from turning the phone off). If you've never been to Candlewood Lake (just over the NY/CT line north of I-84) you're missing out. It was rated a top 20 bass lake in the country by Bassmasters...you should see 3 and 4lb smallmouth if you know what you're doing - for tourneys on the lake you can't realistically hope to win with less than 18lbs...not too bad for a northern lake.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2014, 07:57 
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Yesterday was a very productive day. I was able to cut the plywood for the back seat covers and once I seal them I will be able to carpet each piece. I used 1/2 in plywood and that was fine for the back and for the floor because there are enough supports under the plywood. I went with 1/2 in for those locations to save weight.

In cutting the front deck out when I went to stand on the plywood I could hear it cracking under my weight especially where the the 3 storage areas that I had boxed out. I am going to go with 3/4 in plywood on the front desk for more stability.

I also was able to place the 2 middle seats that I had built in place. I didnt finish carpeting the side panels for the seat boxes until late last night so I dont have a complete picture.

Also I decided to go with battery operated lights. I dont do much night time boating and when I do these lights are ridiculously bright.

Next step is to attach the side panels for the seats, get 3/4 in plywood and 3/8 in plywood for the side panels to make everything look clean. Also I have to move the rollers on the trailer outwards due to that when anyone gets in or out of the boat the boats leans very dramatically because the rollers are both too close to the middle of the boat.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2014, 17:32 
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Really coming together now!!! I'm jealous - I can't be working on mine till Sunday



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2014, 12:41 
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Got the motor running today but still had some problems. I connect the brand new battery to the motor and when I engage the start button you can clearly hear the solenoid engage but it does not start the starter motor. I bypassed the solenoid by jumping the starter motor. The engine fired and ran for a little while before shutting down. I found that the connection between the fuel line to the engine is allowing air to be sucked in.

Also the motor only ran for about 2 minutes but no water was shot out thru the nipple on the engine. Not sure what the problem is here.

Next order of parts will be
Soleniod
Fuel line plus connectors


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2014, 23:07 
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not a bad idea to order a replacement impeller while you're at it



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 05:26 
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Before even I had attempted to start the motor I change the lower gear oil, the spark plugs and the complete water pump housing, gaskets and impeller.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 20:40 
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I was able to get the front deck cut out and the hatches too. Only thing left for the front deck is to attach the handle and the hinges. Also a floor for the battery .

I tried making a side panel to make everything look clean and I am not exactly sure what I think about it. Any opinions on it?

Transom saver bar. I need one that is atleast 49 in. Any idea where I can get one that long? A majority of the ones I see dont extend past 46 in.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2014, 20:43 
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Looking great. Keep up the work and the pics on it.



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2014, 07:20 
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Got the solenoid in the mail yesterday but wasnt in a rush to do anything with it as it was 33F outside and blowing 30 mph winds. Hopefully the rain will hold off and I can do it this weekend.

This weather just sucks!!!


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2014, 12:50 

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This weather just sucks!!!

got that right!



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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 29 Mar 2014, 09:48 
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Was able to install the solenoid yesterday and she was a little hard starting and I just injected some gas right into the cylinder but once she started she ran like a champ. Shifted gears fine, idled and picked up throttle fine and also charged the battery when I was not at idle. My only issue is that to shut the engine off I had to use the kill switch. The off button is not working.

Will upload pictures later.

Next step it to find 2 or 3 days of nice weather to seal all of the plywood so it can be carpeted. Also looking into possibly getting the engine tuned up.

Dmv told me that for the trailer I need a notorized bill of sale even though I have the previous registration?


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 29 Mar 2014, 11:21 
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Here are two photos of the engine running.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 31 Mar 2014, 08:22 
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Well since it was nice enough to rain all weekend long I wasnt able to do much on the boat. However I did get the carpet I am going to use and I carpeted the seat boxes for the boat. I had already sealed these pieces of wood a while back. Hopefully tuesday I can seal the rest of the wood with Thompson water seal.

List of things left to do
-finish wiring side marker lights on trailer
-seal all wood
- carpet everything
- re-install everything
-mount back two seat swivels
- mount bilge with thru hull fitting
-install tow hooks to transom.
- build battery floor
-box out front hatch
- install courtesy light
- install navigation lights.

- register boat and trailer.


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 Post subject: 1995 Grumman 1648 Jon
PostPosted: 02 Apr 2014, 12:16 
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Sealed all the plywood yesterday. I am considering still wrapping everything in a plastic coating to add an extra layer to prevent rotting. Any opinions? Wont be able to do much this weekend Hopefully next week I can start getting the boat vacuumed out from all the saw dust and install carpet.

Not sure but I was told that in NJ to register a trailer you need the previous registration plus a notarized bill of sale?

The boat I am not worried about registering as I have the title and previous registration though it is from 1995.


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