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Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:04 pm
by JPerkins323
Every one seems to enjoy a thread like this so figured I'd share with every one. The cage on buzzkill started rusting out so I decided to redo the cage. Didn't really want to but it never happens when your ready so I'm rolling with it. Here's what I've done so far. Doing more fabrication then I'm used to but I'm getting the hang of it. Wish I could take credit for the cage it's self but I had a friend do it. I'll be going with a totally new paint scheme too. I'll be updating pictures as I go. ImageImageImage


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:05 pm
by JPerkins323
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Here's what it looked like before for those who don't remember


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:28 pm
by Seven3
With the new rigging drill a small hole at the base of the vertical legs on the stern side so the moisture has a place to escape. After every ride/wash stick the WD-40 straw inside the hole and shoot some WD up there. The new rigging shouldn't rust if you do that.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:18 pm
by digginfool
Even better us BoeShield, if you can find it.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:34 am
by Gary S
From the pictures I would say Wayne is his friend. The welds will be 100 percent and no moisture can enter. Nice boat.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:38 am
by Birddog247
Is it brazed or miged

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:38 am
by PAINKILLER
:thumbleft: done a great on her looking good

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:44 pm
by JPerkins323
Thanks guys... It's braised.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:33 am
by mercracing
Looking good Jake get it done water is coming up.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:44 am
by JPerkins323
Thanks merc racing we'll be partying at the camp in no time!

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:51 pm
by JPerkins323
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Well almost ready to put the wire on the cage. Mounted the seats yesterday and finished up all the brackets for the nav lights. Drilled out some washers and braised them to the cage and mounted marine live well lights for the nav lights. There a little by of a learning curve for me but it's going good just taking it slow. Now I need to make a battery box. Trying to decide how to mount it. Any body have some pictures of there battery boxes?


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:15 pm
by JPerkins323
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Finally off to powder coating!


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:51 pm
by stroked470
Looks real good

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:08 am
by JPerkins323
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Waiting for metal to come in for my hull, and the cage is still at powder coating so I'm at a stop for now. I've had this idea in my mind for a while so I decided to order some cork handles that were ment for fishing rode builders, and got some Paracord. It's my second wrap. First one was horrendous. Lol. But it keeps me entertained until all my stuff comes in.

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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:13 am
by Full Rut
Like the handle BAD ASS

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:14 am
by JPerkins323
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Back from powder coating


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:54 am
by JPerkins323
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Exhaust back from Hot Shots ceramic coatings.... Turned out good. As always I can't help but go a little overboard on this rebuild. Now if I can just get my hull painted I can finally start putting everything back together.


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:09 am
by JohnnyBravo
Looking good!

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:52 pm
by FlaGatorSlayer
Very nice work. I like that cork handle idea. I was thinking about cutting up some alum. on the lathe with the radius cutter.

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:34 am
by JPerkins323
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Nothing like fresh steel flex. Inside is all ready painted and one I finish bucking a few rivets, hopefully I'll get it out for outside paint this week. After that it's just assembly.


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:35 am
by JPerkins323
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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:54 pm
by Arcticshooter
digginfool wrote:Even better us BoeShield, if you can find it.

X2 for BoeShield. Corrosion X is also an excellent choice.
It has always amazed me that WD-40 is still so widely recognized as the "good stuff"
Fact is...It is not a lubricant it is a solvent. Tested a bunch of stuff on a lubricity tester several years ago in aviation school.
Basically it is an electric motor with a hardened wheel and a hardened wear plate on a torque wrench lever arm.
Turn it on, note the load, and measure the amp draw to keep the motor turning, and the squeal that a poor lube would make was deafening.
So we would squirt the bearing area, lean on the wrench, read the amp load, listen to the squeal or lack of, to determine the quality of the lube.

We ran that thing with a 20-30lb load and shot it with a CONSTANT stream of WD-40 right at the friction point and all it did was Smoke, SCREAM and bring the motor to a final friction induced halt!!!
One tiny squirt of LPS 2 and the thing started moving, went silent, and after hanging my 160lbs on the wrench still couldn't slow it down or get more than a minimal amp load.

Only reason for this long explanation was to explain myself better than to simply say..."WD-40 Sucks!"

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 pm
by Arcticshooter
Rebuild is coming together nicely!!

Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:58 pm
by JPerkins323
Lol Thanks arcticshooter I didn't know that. I do love boeshield. I cover my 0540 in it and I cover my outboard on my hewes with it as well. Best stuff in the world.


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Re: Buzzkill getting over hauled

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:33 pm
by JPerkins323
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Paint is finally done!


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