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Old 18 July 2016, 14:55   #41
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I also use Z7098 and usually stress out when mixing it up. I mix up enough to use a whole glass bottle of activator (?) and go from there.

Can I mix less and reseal the glass bottle if I need a smaller amount?
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Old 18 July 2016, 16:01   #42
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I also use Z7098 and usually stress out when mixing it up. I mix up enough to use a whole glass bottle of activator (?) and go from there.

Can I mix less and reseal the glass bottle if I need a smaller amount?
Less than a full dose is okay. Add reactant at a ratio of 5%. I use disposable pipettes for that.

Recapped, the reactant is good for 30-45 days. If it starts to crystalize inside, it is bad.

As Z7098 gets older, you'll find the solids want to settle to the bottom. I like to give it a stir with a fresh tongue depressor to recombine it, or a shake.
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Old 18 July 2016, 16:27   #43
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Great, thanks.

I noticed that my used bottles tend to crystallize quite quickly when exposed to air. In fact everything happens quickly when mixed up...

Gluing up is truly an art. The more I do it, the more I realize how tricky it can be to get right.

Your advice is much appreciated Richard. If you ever make it out to BC, you have a place to stay and a tour guide at your disposal.
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Old 07 September 2016, 23:10   #44
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Nice looking GR...I just picked one up too...not sure of the year, the info plate was removed...it was owned by somebody who worked at the military base in comox...it needs a few patches...I've heard there is a guy in parksville who does a good job...I'll let the pros do it first and maybe I'll do the next bit of work if it proves necessary. Also I'm wondering if anyone might know off hand if the transom would fit a short or long shaft motor.

Anyway, thanks for the post.
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Old 07 September 2016, 23:17   #45
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Nice looking GR...I just picked one up too...not sure of the year, the info plate was removed...it was owned by somebody who worked at the military base in comox...it needs a few patches...I've heard there is a guy in parksville who does a good job...I'll let the pros do it first and maybe I'll do the next bit of work if it proves necessary. Also I'm wondering if anyone might know off hand if the transom would fit a short or long shaft motor.

Anyway, thanks for the post.
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Old 08 September 2016, 00:06   #46
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Nice boat, looks way newer than what I have. There is a guy in Qualicum Beach that does repairs but if its just a few patches you need you can easily do it yourself. I can give you a hand if you like.

I'm guessing its a short shaft that you have. I had to raise the transom on mine so my motor sits correctly. If you don't have an engine yet, there are a couple of good ones available on Craigslist.
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Old 08 September 2016, 00:13   #47
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Oops.. I may have spoken too soon. I had another look at your transom and you may just have a long shaft transom.

Ill measure mine tomorrow and give you the original short shaft height for comparison.
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Nice one thanks for the reply and offer for the help...what size of motor would you recommend? I think it's rated for a 55, but that seems excessive. My uncle had the same size boat when I was a kid and he had a 40...what do you think?

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Old 08 September 2016, 11:32   #49
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Well I measured up and the original transom height was 15". I raised it to accommodate a 25hp that I had prior to getting this boat.

As for motor selection, I guess it depends on what you plan to use the boat for.

If it will live on a trailer then I would get a bigger motor like your uncle. There is a nice Johnson 45hp commercial unit for sale on Craigslists right now that would make that boat fly. Although that is a lot of power it may be useful if you plan to use it to explore the Gulf islands and are crossing open water often.

Even with my 25hp motor, I can get to Lasqueti Island from Parksville in a reasonable amount of time but wouldn't mind some more power...
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I have a similar model (MKII GR 1986) with you Micknair. The top of the transom is lover than tubes top line unlike with my boat. You can see how short ones look like in page 1 Bodge's photos.
So it seems to me long shaft. And it seems like you have a repaired or changed transom.
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