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QH
07-04-2011, 06:47 AM
Took the Keaton out on the river for a shakedown cruise yesterday. It's a lot of fun for sure! We're lucky, only 7 miles from a boat ramp and some good boating water. Been a fan of hot rods my whole life, but in reality only from the age of 15 to 20 did I really have any hot rods. After that I was pretty dedicated to dirt bikes the next 20 years. This boat reminds me of a hot rod, big block v8 rumble and roar is bad ass :vib::vib::vib:

Here is my first weak ass attempt at splicing pictures, video's and music together.... Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_B1-AGLnnk

high desert
07-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Looks like a good time Bob. Super cool boat. :dude:

QH
07-04-2011, 04:32 PM
Looks like a good time Bob. Super cool boat. :dude:

Thanks Wes, I love the lines of the boat for sure, she's a beauty. Any of you boating guys know anything about fuel tanks. It has an old fiberglass tank that seemed to seep a bit from the sending unit and I read on the forums that the old fiberglass tanks are notorious for rotting out. Replace it? Line it with something? Any idea's, suggestions?

jws
07-04-2011, 04:34 PM
:dude::dude::dude::dude::dude:

56Nomad
07-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks Wes, I love the lines of the boat for sure, she's a beauty. Any of you boating guys know anything about fuel tanks. It has an old fiberglass tank that seemed to seep a bit from the sending unit and I read on the forums that the old fiberglass tanks are notorious for rotting out. Replace it? Line it with something? Any idea's, suggestions?

I enjoyed the ride........

Fuel tank: don't fix until it's broke :coffee:

CHAIN_DOGG
07-04-2011, 05:03 PM
Who's frick, and whos frack ? :dude::dude::dude:

truggyboy
07-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Thanks Wes, I love the lines of the boat for sure, she's a beauty. Any of you boating guys know anything about fuel tanks. It has an old fiberglass tank that seemed to seep a bit from the sending unit and I read on the forums that the old fiberglass tanks are notorious for rotting out. Replace it? Line it with something? Any idea's, suggestions?

I would look into a new tank. Usually you can find something close if you have the dimensions through west marine or just look online. Just a thought. Boat is looking cool. Does kinda remind me too of a old hot rod. Enjoy the Keaton.

Found a couple places online
http://www.iboats.com/Below-Deck-Permanent-Fuel-Tanks/dm/cart_id.740050237--session_id.269696796--view_id.238166
http://boats.wholesalemarine.com/index/_/N-/Ntt-fuel%20tanks

Ive bought stuff from both of them before and havnt had any problems. Prices are a lot better then west marine :cool:

QH
07-04-2011, 05:54 PM
Who's frick, and whos frack ? :dude::dude::dude:

Obviously the urban dictionary works better for us. Can you picture me on ice skates :htfus:


The origin is from a famous partnership of Swiss comedy ice skaters,


Werner Groebli and Hans Mauch, whose stage names these were. They came to public fame in the later years of a series of skating spectaculars called Ice Follies, promoted by Eddie Shipstad and his brother Roy, which began in 1936 and ran for almost 50 years. Their association lasted so long, and they were at one time so well known, that their names have gone into the language.

Michael Mauch, the son of Hans, told me in a personal message about the origin of their names: "Frick took his name from a small village in Switzerland; Frack is a Swiss-German word for a frock coat, which my father used to wear in the early days of their skating act. They put the words together as a typical Swiss joke."


Urban Dictionary: Frick and Frack

Two people, usually employees of a company, who are deemed to be incompetent, lazy, or wasting time continuously by doing things other than working.

QH
07-04-2011, 05:57 PM
I would look into a new tank. Usually you can find something close if you have the dimensions through west marine or just look online. Just a thought. Boat is looking cool. Does kinda remind me too of a old hot rod. Enjoy the Keaton.

I found a Moeller replacement tank, but it's 47 long versus the 38 that's in there now. Might be able to squeeze it in though. been looking everywhere online for 38x11x12 or something real close with a center fill but no luck...

truggyboy
07-04-2011, 06:02 PM
http://greatlakesskipper.com/category-1/37_452_453-boat-engines-engine-parts-and-accessories-fuel-tanks-polyethylene.html
This place has a lot

QH
07-04-2011, 06:05 PM
http://greatlakesskipper.com/category-1/37_452_453-boat-engines-engine-parts-and-accessories-fuel-tanks-polyethylene.html
This place has a lot

Thanks Rick, all good links, I'll see what I can find.... :dude:

CHAIN_DOGG
07-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Urban Dictionary: Frick and Frack[/B]

Two people, usually employees of a company, who are deemed to be incompetent, lazy, or wasting time continuously by doing things other than working.:dude::dogg::dude::dogg:

KxRdr
07-05-2011, 01:48 AM
Classy Boat Bob!

2BH
07-05-2011, 01:59 AM
Never been a boat lover, but that is a beauty! Very Nice!

TheViking
07-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Looks awesome Bob! Sounds great too! :vib::vib:

Nayther
07-06-2011, 10:03 PM
Almost looks like a Biesmyer from the rear. I've been around flat bottoms most my life but never heard of a Keaton. How does it ride with no cav. plates?

QH
07-11-2011, 05:10 AM
Started working on a swim platform this weekend. Bought a 2x10 stick of Mahogany about 13 feet long for $170 :vik:

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/Platform.jpg

truggyboy
07-11-2011, 06:02 AM
Started working on a swim platform this weekend. Bought a 2x10 stick of Mahogany about 13 feet long for $170 :vik:


:dude:

QH
07-18-2011, 02:28 AM
Whew, that was a lot of work and I only did half of it...

Sanded like a mofo

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/Sanding.jpg

Ready to finger 150 holes with some tung juice :vib:

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/ready_oil.jpg

Figured I better let David make the curved transom cut. Interesting how he drew the arc for the cut using a 15 foot long string from a fixed point. Reminded me of High School Geometry class.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/formcut.jpg

David whipped up some brackets from angle iron laying around the shop

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/brackets.jpg

I'm very happy with the finished project, doesn't look like every other platform out there that's for sure...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/Platform-1.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/Platform2.jpg

jws
07-18-2011, 02:33 AM
that came out nice :vib::vib::vib::vib:

Nayther
07-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Very nice addition and nicely executed! Might want to get those brackets powder coated during the winter, rust will look ugly on that white paint.

QH
07-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Very nice addition and nicely executed! Might want to get those brackets powder coated during the winter, rust will look ugly on that white paint.

Roger that, time constraints prevented me from dropping them into our next batch of powder coat stuff for the shop. I did 2 coats of primer and 4 coats of paint hoping I'd get a a couple years out of them. Will require removing fuel tank to replace :vik: Just happen to be waiting arrival in the next day or 2 for the new aluminum tank I had custom made for it so needed to get platform done this weekend as we have a week trip coming very soon.

QH
07-20-2011, 08:11 PM
Interesting, I found out my boat has a case of the shingles. I posted some pics of my swim platform on the Keaton boards and apparently the bottom of my transom has been "shingled". Guy posted a cool link to a Popular Mechanics article on boat shingling (scroll down on this page (http://books.google.com/books?id=AuMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=boat+transom+shingle&source=bl&ots=iWd8rduUcv&sig=gsstuSHYagDsu031Fk_qaRjXV_c&hl=en&ei=NZ8lTvbHNoj0swONvcHuCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=boat%20transom%20shingle&f=false)) amongst a bunch of other pretty cool articles from the 1960's. Talked to my brother and he'd heard that they did do some hull mods including triple skag's. You can see from the pic below how the transom has been shingled as all the other 1960 Keaton's you see are flat across the bottom... Never ever even heard of it before.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/pic1.jpg
http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/pic2.jpg

J.T.
07-20-2011, 08:23 PM
DIY TRIM Tabs

Big Buford
07-20-2011, 08:33 PM
Saw the title "Maiden Voyage" and thought JT was going to take his trailer somewhere :rotfl:

J.T.
07-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Saw the title "Maiden Voyage" and thought JT was going to take his trailer somewhere :rotfl:

Hardee Har Har

QH
07-20-2011, 08:49 PM
Saw the title "Maiden Voyage" and thought JT was going to take his trailer somewhere :rotfl:

:eek: :rotfl:

SoCal
07-21-2011, 12:03 AM
Saw the title "Maiden Voyage" and thought JT was going to take his trailer somewhere :rotfl:

Now that's funny right there I don't care who you are but that is funny.

jws
07-21-2011, 12:12 AM
Saw the title "Maiden Voyage" and thought JT was going to take his trailer somewhere :rotfl:

That shit aint right:strip:


But it aint wrong either:vib::vib::vib::vib:

J.T.
07-21-2011, 12:23 AM
Some Cold Hearted Shit right there

2BH
07-21-2011, 02:57 AM
Some Cold Hearted Shit right there

I invoke the fifth, or maybe I should just drink one :vib:

SoCal
07-21-2011, 03:21 AM
Interesting, I found out my boat has a case of the shingles. I posted some pics of my swim platform on the Keaton boards and apparently the bottom of my transom has been "shingled". Guy posted a cool link to a Popular Mechanics article on boat shingling (scroll down on this page (http://books.google.com/books?id=AuMDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=boat+transom+shingle&source=bl&ots=iWd8rduUcv&sig=gsstuSHYagDsu031Fk_qaRjXV_c&hl=en&ei=NZ8lTvbHNoj0swONvcHuCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=boat%20transom%20shingle&f=false)) amongst a bunch of other pretty cool articles from the 1960's. Talked to my brother and he'd heard that they did do some hull mods including triple skag's. You can see from the pic below how the transom has been shingled as all the other 1960 Keaton's you see are flat across the bottom... Never ever even heard of it before.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/pic1.jpg
http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab74/bbbugn/pic2.jpg
Interesting, Cant say that I have heard of this either. On the other hand I have heard of taking the Hook out of the bottom of the boat to make it perform better. Kinda the opposite of what that write up says but were talking 10 years difference in hull designs.

Nayther
07-22-2011, 06:12 PM
Have always called that "rocker" on a flat bottom. Helps to get the boat "loose" and go faster. On a more performance flatty they move that forward a bit and actually make it a kind of "hump", then flatten back out at the cav. plate. Too much of that will make it "bow heavy" and may cause it to porpoise. Still would think cav. plates would help a lot.