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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-14-2015, 2:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jlembas
Don't use heat. The aluminum will bend easily...

Don't use heat. The aluminum will bend easily without it. If the bend is toward the tower then use a bottle jack between the tower and the bend. You may have to use a extender on the bottle jack...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-14-2015, 1:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jlembas
If it's only 1/2" you can try several methods...

If it's only 1/2" you can try several methods depending on which way it bent. First, find the location of where the tower was bent. A bottle jack or a "come along" tool will do the trick. The tools...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By jlembas
I haven't been on WW in a long time, but I...

I haven't been on WW in a long time, but I thought I could offer some advice as a guy that has been building towers for a long time. And a guy who has made a LOT of mistakes and learned a few things...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-14-2012, 9:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,226
Posted By jlembas
10 seconds isn't bad at all. Thanks for the info.

10 seconds isn't bad at all. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,226
Posted By jlembas
Does anyone have any experience with stargazer if...

Does anyone have any experience with stargazer if the boat is stored inside a boat house? I'm worried that it's going to take too long to aquire the sat signals when the boat is pulled out of the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-21-2011, 5:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By jlembas
Mr. Shine. They get it done.

Mr. Shine. They get it done.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-16-2010, 6:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By jlembas
Nice work. Whoever did that knows how to weld...

Nice work. Whoever did that knows how to weld anodized aluminum...which isn't easy. I'm curious if the gusset solves the problem with that tower. <BR> <BR>Let us know how that holds up.
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-31-2009, 9:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By jlembas
Oh yeah...if you want a finish that holds up in...

Oh yeah...if you want a finish that holds up in salt/brackish water and lasts a long time, anodized aluminum is your choice. It wont chip, flake, or peal. It's a bit dull in appearance though.
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-31-2009, 8:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By jlembas
The marine industry uses all kinds of non-ferrous...

The marine industry uses all kinds of non-ferrous metals including brass, aluminum, and stainless steel which are resistant to rusting. <BR> <BR>Chrome is just a very thin coating applied by chemical...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-30-2009, 6:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By jlembas
Jeff, <BR> <BR>If ALL those items including...

Jeff, <BR> <BR>If ALL those items including factory Malibu items are peeling then you must be in brackish/salt water...or very close to it. If the chroming was done correctly, you should not have...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-16-2009, 1:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By jlembas
Very creative. Nice work...both of you.

Very creative. Nice work...both of you.
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-13-2009, 8:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By jlembas
Your horsepower should determine if you need a 3...

Your horsepower should determine if you need a 3 or 4 blade. Either way, you should really try the Acme props. Night and day difference compared to the OJ's.
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-13-2009, 5:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By jlembas
Do you know the pitch you want?

Do you know the pitch you want?
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-13-2009, 4:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By jlembas
95 sport is a RH 1"

95 sport is a RH 1"
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-06-2009, 1:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By jlembas
Ian - If we don't already have the measurements...

Ian - If we don't already have the measurements in house, then we can provide a measurement form. It's a fairly simple process. Email sent. <BR> <BR>Douglas - we would be happy to give you a quote....
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-05-2009, 3:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By jlembas
If you do decide to go custom, here are a few...

If you do decide to go custom, here are a few shots of our custom N2 on a Searay (slightly larger boat). <BR> <BR>More pics can be seen <a...
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-05-2009, 2:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By jlembas
Douglas, <BR> <BR>What boat (and year) are you...

Douglas, <BR> <BR>What boat (and year) are you putting a tower on?
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 07-31-2009, 3:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By jlembas
First, clean bolts and inside threads with...

First, clean bolts and inside threads with acetone (or equivalent) and blow out with compressed air. The threads need to be as clean as possible. Consider using a tap and die set to really clean...
Forum: Archive through July 28, 2009 07-20-2009, 2:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By jlembas
If your trailer is "clunking" taking off from a...

If your trailer is "clunking" taking off from a stop, it is probably the shock absorber up inside the tongue. It acts in conjunction with the brake actuator (on some models). These go bad just like...
Forum: Archive through June 03, 2009 05-31-2009, 8:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By jlembas
The aluminum is a 6463. Tell your welder it...

The aluminum is a 6463. Tell your welder it welds similar to 6061 with one big catch...it's anodized. So tell him to run hot. <BR> <BR>It won't be a pretty weld unless they have experience...
Forum: Archive through May 06, 2009 05-05-2009, 7:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jlembas
Has anyone injured/torn their PCL? Last year I...

Has anyone injured/torn their PCL? Last year I tore my MCL and PCL. After going to a ton of specialists, I opted out of surgery and just did the physical therapy. I also got a nice brace. ...
Forum: Archive through May 29, 2009 04-29-2009, 1:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By jlembas
I agree with allen. <BR> <BR>The main problem...

I agree with allen. <BR> <BR>The main problem with the Fusions was with their chroming process, not the fact that it is chrome plated aluminum. Almost everyone these days is driving around with...
Forum: Archive through April 26, 2009 03-24-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By jlembas
This is an interesting problem. <BR> <BR>Your...

This is an interesting problem. <BR> <BR>Your tower and all the components are anodized aluminum. Anodizing offers some of the best protection against salt corrosion on aluminum. In fact, all the...
Forum: Archive through December 15, 2008 11-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By jlembas
I've seen this before on SAN's. If I understand...

I've seen this before on SAN's. If I understand your post, the water is coming from the rub rail. Water is coming in when you are turning sharply. During construction, when they mate the hull and...
Forum: Archive through October 06, 2008 09-04-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By jlembas
Dave, <BR> <BR>As a manufacturer of towers, we...

Dave, <BR> <BR>As a manufacturer of towers, we get calls similar to yours all the time. In my experience, boats sell faster with towers installed. We have had several customers this year install...
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