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Old 09-10-2012, 08:54 PM
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Bill - thanks for posting. Very nice! And thanks also for noting that the pipe support probably carried the wires to the bow light. From this I was able to solve tonight's wiring problem. See there's a bow former that runs along the centerline. So drilling straight down for a cable run isn't possible. So I ran the bow light wires throught the pipe support, then down at an angle. Next I used a hole saw to create an access point in bulkhead #1 to catch those wires. And... voila!

The grain-of-wheat bulbs are rated for 16,000 hours according to harbor models' site. I was going to put an LED in the bow, so I wouldn't have to worry about replacing it later. But now, looking at this rating, I figure I should just use the included incadescent bulb. Plus it has a more realistic output than an LED.

Also putting the rated 6V to this light seems overly bright. So I tried 4.5V and it seemed much more 'scale' and would probably add life to the bulb?

Anyone have an opinion on if it's worth it to put in LEDs or just use the included (Robbe) bulbs?

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:10 AM
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:23 AM
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DF my only experience with led lights is those that came on my rtr Atlantic. I didn't like the heavy wires coming out of the bulb and they seemed to be to bright. I haven't put lights on Dauntless but I have on my lobster boat and added mast lights to my Atlantic tug. In both cases I used grain of wheats and run them on 3v. If they have the life you described I would think you will never have to replace them. After all how often do you use them. I always run the boats in daylight and the lights are hard to see and not worth having them on. To me they are more of a "gee whiz" item. JMHO

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:38 AM
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Guys,

Thanks so much for the Stuffing Box Details and Pictures!

Rich, thanks for the PM with the Heads Up!

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:47 AM
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Deep Sky,

I am struggling with the method you secured those Boat Propellers on what appears to be threaded Shafts (M5?), Correct?

Did you use a DOG Adapter? It does not look like it but, I am not sure?

I had thought that you would need a back-up nut to be placed on the threaded shaft first and then, the Boat Propeller using the Threaded method, correct?

Or, does the Spinner piece at the very end is the Securing Nut?

Here is your Picture that I am going by.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:48 AM
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Double Post, Sorry!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:05 AM
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i just put them on to see what they look like they have a backup nut
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:02 AM
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i just put them on to see what they look like they have a backup nut

Deep Sky,

Okay, so you did place or will place a BACK-UP Nut first and then, the Boat Propeller, correct?

Just needed to make sure as I certainly want to be sure that I do not lose my Boat Propellers and have my large PT311 in the middle of the Lake with a Gator nearby!

Also, these Boat Propellers are not cheap in any sense of the imagination, unlike the Airplane Propellers.[]

Again, thank you for your assistance.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:09 AM
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yes the nut goes on first then the prop some people put a drop of locktite on the threds so the props wont back off
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:17 AM
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yes the nut goes on first then the prop some people put a drop of locktite on the threds so the props wont back off
Ah ha!

I knew it, Locktite! I will use the BLUE Stuff as the RED is permanent.

BLUE:
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/...r-Blue-242.htm

RED:
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/10/...er-Red-271.htm

Thanks again!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:53 AM
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Mine have a lot of running time with just blue locktite and no backing nut. Much of that time is with the 700s at full tiltand counterrotationand no problems to date.

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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I'm using Blue Locktite as well for the prop nuts in my current setup and no problemos.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:26 PM
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hi captains my arms fell off lots but i put them back on and my hull is ready to wet sand and paint
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:20 PM
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I'm using Blue Locktite as well for the prop nuts in my current setup and no problemos.
ditto...blue locktite and all is good...

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:34 PM
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Hey Bill,

Labor day is over so we have the Stamford beach back for running boats. I went during my lunch break and it was low tide. A girl walked out about 150' and it was only up to her knees. How bad I wished I had the Dauntless with me.

Soon enough I want to do a photo shoot there and want to time it according to the tide.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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You guys are so lucky to live near the ocean. Here in North Texas, low tide is called a drought
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:13 PM
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You guys are so lucky to live near the ocean. Here in North Texas, low tide is called a drought
I am really looking forward to more Long Island Sound runs. Hopefully there will be no...

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Got the bow, port and starboard navigation lights mounted, wired up and tested tonight. All that's left to make her legal for night runs is hiding the wires to the 360 degree light atop the radar mast.

Hiding the wires AND keeping the radar tower removable will be the challenge...
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i got the first coat of blue on got some runs o well back to sanding
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The lights look great Dauntlessfan!!!

I got word back on my motor. The contact on the comutator had a weak spot and the technician welded on a new piece and fixed the issue. The motor is being sent to me today. So far I like their service, they received and fixed the motor in a timely manner. I will let you all know when it is installed. Yay!!

Now i'm going to get metal tubes to coil around the motors for cooling.

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Dauntlessfan,

Go to a train shop for a wire harness with two wire P/J connectors.
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Thanks Bob, I'll check that out!

All - What are the chances that Dauntless' fighting chair was a unit hand-made by Edward Vom Hofe (a man considered by many collectors to be the greatest fishing reel-maker of all time)? The design similarity is surely remarkable...

Description for a pair currently for sale - "Edward Vom Hofe fighting chairs (2) circa 1930’s with bronze hardware, German nickel rod gimbals with E. Vom Hofe – NY stamped into them, adjustable seat backs and original flanges on the bottoms. Probably used for sailfish in the Palm Beach, FL area. Extremely early and rare chairs for the serious collector…24”h x 18”w x 18”d. $6,000/pair" (Text and photo credit: americansportingclassics.com).

Wikipedia says "Vom Hofe had become famous for his precision salt-water big-game bait and casting reels constructed of nickel silver and hard rubber (ebonite), along with recently discovered metal named aluminum. Vom Hofe was a machinist, fishing-tackle builder and noted big-game angler who outfitted the famous anglers of his generation."

Looking on FeeBay - recently an Edward Vom Hofe reel was bid up to $21,800, and still the reserve was NOT met[X(]!
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wow Dauntlessfan...that's the chair!! Dude I never would have thought to research it...you nailed it dude!! It looks like we need to start makin' up Vom Hofe chairs for our cockpits. The sport fishin' guys won't have anything on us!! That's a great historical tidbit Dauntlessfan!! Thanks for sharing that!!

Now I think it's worth going the extra mile on the chair now knowing what it is...and with the measurements we can convert it to 1/16" scale and be consistant.

Shweeeet!

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:19 AM
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As we say,"close enough for government work".
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Hi Dauntlessfan,

I think along with that chair he likely had rods, reels and other accessories from Vom Hofe.. And to boot along with my other known facts I think I know where he bought it all... In the 1940's those items would have been purchased at the worldsgreatest sporting goods store..Abercrombie & Fitch in New York City. Dauntless's china was also ordered through Abercrombie.

It's amazing how today that company has nothing to do with it's roots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...mbie_%26_Fitch

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