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Forum: Prairie 04-17-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,100
Posted By Rick.
The drawing calls for 2Ē fill hose, the original...

The drawing calls for 2Ē fill hose, the original was 1 1/2Ē I believe. Missed that when I approved the drawing, required some fiberglass work and fill hardware, so double check.....
Forum: Prairie 04-17-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,100
Posted By Rick.
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87612
Forum: Prairie 05-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
I donít have a picture, but just forward enough...

I donít have a picture, but just forward enough to clear the strips with 1 or 2Ē clearance.
Forum: Prairie 05-21-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
Regarding the aft sling: I know from the picture,...

Regarding the aft sling: I know from the picture, itís right on the marker, but I learned the hard way that itís safer to set it just forward of the lower teak trim piece. If the angle/length of the...
Forum: Prairie 10-23-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,703
Posted By Rick.
Instead of urethane strips, why not use starboard...

Instead of urethane strips, why not use starboard strips and some boatlife adhesive? Rubber might eventually breakdown/compress.
Forum: Prairie 08-24-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,297
Posted By Rick.
Like CaptTom, I have two per side with the...

Like CaptTom, I have two per side with the factory indentation and a really badly done patch job just aft of midship as well that I've always wondered about!
Forum: Prairie 11-16-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rick.
Prairie 36 Windlass/Bow Pulpit Removal

Hello All,

I know some of you have undertaken this project in the past. Need to remove my Simpson Lawrence 700 windlass and the bow pulpit so the later can have some FRP repairs over the winter. ...
Forum: Prairie 08-20-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,426
Posted By Rick.
Not planning at 11 knots. Have to get up to about...

Not planning at 11 knots. Have to get up to about 14-15 for that to happen. For whatever reason it doesn't really track well at that speed, not to mention the fuel burn.

BTW, all that speed...
Forum: Prairie 08-19-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,426
Posted By Rick.
Like CaptTom we to have larger motors in our...

Like CaptTom we to have larger motors in our Prairie 36 (240 HP). Tend to run at 8-9 knots to keep fuel burn down, but @ 11-13, the Prairie feels like a freight train! No rolling, it just blasts...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-17-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,065
Posted By Rick.
I've had really good luck with this stuff and the...

I've had really good luck with this stuff and the company is great to deal with.

https://www.soundproofcow.com/product/quiet-barrier-specialty-composite-wpsa/
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By Rick.
I recently used Sherwin Williams treadplex for...

I recently used Sherwin Williams treadplex for the floor boards in the ER, seems to work quite well. Was supposed to be semi-gloss, but somehow ended up being flat. But, it was $1 for the gallon...
Forum: Prairie 07-13-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
well, in my case, the pinhole was about 1/3 of...

well, in my case, the pinhole was about 1/3 of the way up the outboard side, so an added bottom wouldn't have helped. Seems like too much trouble anyway. But, I'm a little OCD, either do it...
Forum: Prairie 07-13-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
Thought about that too, but a total of 200 gallon...

Thought about that too, but a total of 200 gallon fuel capacity, even with the Prairie's miserly consumption is on the low side, might take a harder hit on resale value that what it costs to replace,...
Forum: Prairie 07-12-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
Here's what I learned when replacing the tank...

Here's what I learned when replacing the tank back in Spring of 2012:

The leak started right after we launched the boat in the spring of 2011. Fortunately, not enough went into the bilge to...
Forum: Prairie 07-10-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,642
Posted By Rick.
We had a leak from the port forward tank. Much...

We had a leak from the port forward tank. Much easier to replace as it did not require removing engines. The rear tanks are the ones I lose a bit of sleep over......
Forum: Prairie 01-25-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,202
Posted By Rick.
Great boat, have had ours for 15 years, and don't...

Great boat, have had ours for 15 years, and don't plan on parting with it anytime soon. Nothing too ugly, but on a 35 year old boat, lots of little bad things will always pop up. Fortunately, many...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,281
Posted By Rick.
I had the same issue of ablative paint flaking of...

I had the same issue of ablative paint flaking of several years ago. Spoke to Interlux, issue was there were too many layers of paint. In my case, there is a coat of red and then blue top coat(s). ...
Forum: Prairie 07-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,100
Posted By Rick.
RDS aluminum in Florida is the original...

RDS aluminum in Florida is the original manufacturer of the tanks, they still have the drawings and can fabricate a new one for you. Replaced the forward port tank a couple of years ago for around...
Forum: Prairie 06-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rick.
Thanks Firefly, Next up is repainting the...

Thanks Firefly,

Next up is repainting the floor.....

Rick
Forum: Prairie 06-16-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rick.
Yes, seeing all the problems is the only...

Yes, seeing all the problems is the only downside. I got these from Amazon, one roll did the whole ER.

360deal smd 5630 White Waterproof 300 LED Fleixbe Strip 12V DC
...
Forum: Prairie 06-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,352
Posted By Rick.
I added LEDs' to mine, pic attached is taken with...

I added LEDs' to mine, pic attached is taken with a phone, no flash....41136
Forum: General Maintenance 07-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,105
Posted By Rick.
I replaced all of mine a bunch of years ago, grey...

I replaced all of mine a bunch of years ago, grey industries rectangular ports. Outside ring is just for looks, removed first, then use utility knife to cut adhesive in gap between port and hole....
Forum: General Maintenance 07-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,610
Posted By Rick.
I'll give pureayre a try. I spoke to the...

I'll give pureayre a try. I spoke to the manufacturer (they were very nice, btw) a while back. It's my understanding that it and fabreeze are very different products. The later masks smells, while...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,610
Posted By Rick.
Thanks Capt Bill. Did you buy the marine or...

Thanks Capt Bill. Did you buy the marine or regular version?
Forum: General Maintenance 06-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,610
Posted By Rick.
Ozone Generators

I purchased a bilge buster a few years back after trying everything else, so I thought I'd share my experience, apologies in advance for the long post.

The previous owner hadn't been thorough...
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