A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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That's a nice touch!! Can't wait to see the finished product!



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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Thank ya sir.

No boat work today, it's too cold and I need a break. Going to take Mrs. Cracker, Cracker junior and Mrs. Cracker junior out for sushi lunch and spend the day with the family :D
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Buen provecho have fun say hi to Dori from us

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Buen provecho have fun say hi to Dori from us
It did us all plenty of good :D Dori says hi to you and Gloria. Wished you could have joined us for the sushi, we ate a whole bridge. Of course, I've seen you do that by yourself :lol:

Thanks again too for pushing me on that pod and flush mounting the steering head. It was a lot of extra work, but worth it in results. This is much better than it would have been otherwise 8)

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Remote hydraulic fill..

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Pouring down rain now, severe thunderstorm warnings, high wind warnings, tornado warnings, flash flood warning, freeze warnings..,lovely :cry:
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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that helm.... very slick 8) :D

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shine wrote:that helm.... very slick 8) :D
Yep that saved the day* (*cigar box) :lol:

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Remote hydraulic fill.... 8)

The *Cracker Built* touch. :)

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Remote hydraulic fill....
That was the hardest part of the whole thing. This steering pump was made to surface mount, with the fill on the housing. I had to make it flush mount, and put the fill somewhere else, because it is hidden inside the cigar box. But hooking it up inside the box took some thinking and a lot of Dremel tool work. It only took about an extra month of work to make it all work, but it works. Whatever it takes :lol:

Storm line has passed now, no hail, no tornadoes, no flash floods, just some rain and wind. Freeze is coming for sure though. Got firewood stacked under the porch. Crazy, coldest November on record. Already burned a truck load of fire wood. Got to cut more again. This is February weather, we are usually in the 70's now in November. Must be global warming to blame :doh:
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Cracker Larry wrote:
Remote hydraulic fill....
That was the hardest part of the whole thing. This steering pump was made to surface mount, with the fill on the housing. I had to make it flush mount,
Larry didn't you use the kit seastar makes special for this purpose?

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

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Yes, exactly. The problem was access and clearance. The face of the pod is almost 2" thick, so I had to rout out a spot for the pipe fittings from the inside with a Dremel, and a place to get my fingers in there to hook it up, it's hard to explain. It would have been a lot easier to start with this goal in mind and routed it on the work bench first, or started with a flush mount helm. Adapt and overcome :D
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