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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-25-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By bobdobqb
Definitely agree with John. I love the jalousies...

Definitely agree with John. I love the jalousies in my boler. They give nice airflow without letting the rain in (always important here on Vancouver Island :) ) and I was able to find all the parts...
Forum: General Chat 05-25-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,075
Posted By bobdobqb
Gotta say one of my favorite movies of all time...

Gotta say one of my favorite movies of all time that we have watched many times and still love is The Man Who Knew Too Little A goofy Bill Murray spy flick :thumb
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-24-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Sarah! Always good to see another boler on the...

Hi Sarah! Always good to see another boler on the island :) Welcome!

Bob
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-23-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Bing. Thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying my...

Hi Bing. Thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying my updates. It's definitely a labor of love and I'm sitting in Lita right now as I plan some upcoming projects for her :) The big paint project will be...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Jennifer. Welcome to the world of fiberglass...

Hi Jennifer. Welcome to the world of fiberglass eggs! :)

My 73 boler has the ensolite "elephant skin" and it was seriously ugly when I got it. I did a major clean and primed with Bullseye 123...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-21-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Sara, keeping in mind that bolers were made in...

Hi Sara, keeping in mind that bolers were made in various plants with various configrations (mine is a 73 made in Peace River) it looks to me like pretty much everything there is not stock. :) I like...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Cool!! Definitely let me know how it works out...

Cool!! Definitely let me know how it works out for you Dee. :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By bobdobqb
My 73 Peace River boler had the same glassed in...

My 73 Peace River boler had the same glassed in section on the bench corner by the door. I'm also thinking it pretty much has to be for additional strength on the door. It pulled in the lower shell...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-19-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi John, I don't know if this might work for you...

Hi John, I don't know if this might work for you but Vintage Trailer Supply has aluminum drip caps that come in a number of sizes if you're looking at just deflecting water flow off the roof.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Dee! I think you should be able to get it at...

Hi Dee! I think you should be able to get it at just about any branch. I got it at our local store here on VI. The color tint options were on the industrial color selector pamphlet. Lots of choices....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Steve! It was pretty straightforward so go...

Thanks Steve! It was pretty straightforward so go for it!!
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,255
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Chris, Also an islander here and will probably...

Hi Chris, Also an islander here and will probably keep Lita in the driveway at least until the stats are in for covid cases post the May two four weekend. It's not so much I'm worried about getting...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Paint

The decision to paint Lita was an easy one. The number of fractures and dings in her original fiberglass and subsequent repairs made it inevitable. Also it looked like the PO had already repainted...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
You got that right Jay. We tell ourselves that...

You got that right Jay. We tell ourselves that daily here :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Hey Fred. Haven't been to Bella Pacifica but...

Hey Fred. Haven't been to Bella Pacifica but heard it's a nice spot. Have to give it a try when things open up.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-16-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks so much Jay! She's a great project and we...

Thanks so much Jay! She's a great project and we really enjoying exploring the island in her!!
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By bobdobqb
Looking great! Keep up the good work. I'm really...

Looking great! Keep up the good work. I'm really enjoying all your progress!!:)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-14-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Filling in holes

The hole from the water tank fill and the electrical cord mouse hole were next on the list. I have never filled any bigger holes in fiberglass before but figured it should be pretty much like filling...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Fred! I'm sure we'll get back to exploring...

Thanks Fred! I'm sure we'll get back to exploring the island this summer. And in the meantime our driveway is actually a pretty good campsite. :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Nicolas! Really enjoying the process.

Thanks Nicolas! Really enjoying the process.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Following cracks

The window project as previously mentioned brought to light some not serious but concerning fiberglass issues on the roof. It looked like there had been some damage to the rear curbside corner and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Zac I picked up my jalousie window...

Hi Zac

I picked up my jalousie window channel gasket and pretty much all my other gaskets from vintagetrailergaskets.com. Couldn't find what I needed at vintagetrailersupply.com but I have used...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-10-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By bobdobqb
Like it! Nice job!! Was thinking of going that...

Like it! Nice job!! Was thinking of going that route myself. You sold me :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-06-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,516
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Bob I purchased a flow max pump on...

Hi Bob

I purchased a flow max pump on amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0746GY2SD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

3gpm and 45 psi. I don't use it a lot but so far...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-06-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,516
Posted By bobdobqb
That's what I've done for the reasons you stated...

That's what I've done for the reasons you stated Steve and so far I like it for my boler. I have an electric pump rig that plumbs right in to my city water pickup. Only one faucet needed.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-04-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By bobdobqb
Glad I could help! Also just fyi when I did mine...

Glad I could help! Also just fyi when I did mine I needed to fix up the crank assembly and got the parts from vintagetrailersupply.com :) They had all the other bits I needed.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-04-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By bobdobqb
The only thing I did other than punch through for...

The only thing I did other than punch through for the rivet holes (I just used an awl) was to cut the seal in a V at the corners and then once I had the seal all fitted in place around the frame used...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-03-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By bobdobqb
If yours is like mine the gasket folds over the...

If yours is like mine the gasket folds over the over the frame and rivets go through the frame and the gasket to secure it.

Here's some pics of what I have. Don't know if yours is the same style...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-01-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By bobdobqb
An option that I've found works very well for...

An option that I've found works very well for smaller holes like bolt holes and screw/rivet holes is Bondoglass reinforced filer. It it is polyester resin reinforced with short strands of fiberglass...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-30-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By bobdobqb
Bolers were built light and the frames are no...

Bolers were built light and the frames are no exception. Luckily the frame of my 73 was in good shape but I still got my son who's a welder/fabricator to put what are called "fish plates" along the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By bobdobqb
Here's some pics for you. The first one is how...

Here's some pics for you. The first one is how the side window curtain is originally fastened (haven't redone that window yet). The second is how I changed the interior trim when I redid the other...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-29-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By bobdobqb
On my 73 Boler 1300 The original curtain rod...

On my 73 Boler 1300 The original curtain rod brackets are riveted through the shell on the front and rear and riveted through the window frames on the side.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-26-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Windows in

Since the Raspberry Pi project was completed a while ago I put the fun stuff on the back burner and got back to my windows. The side window replacements required some filling and redrilling of the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By bobdobqb
I probably would have been fine with the 2 oz but...

I probably would have been fine with the 2 oz but got the 8oz and use it for touching up as needed.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-24-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Ray! I used the Novus 3 step plastic polish on...

Hi Ray! I used the Novus 3 step plastic polish on my 73 boler front and rear windows and it did a great job. Didn't get the few really deep scratches out but then I wasn't expecting it to. Got it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-12-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By bobdobqb
I'm with you on this Raspy. I really appreciated...

I'm with you on this Raspy. I really appreciated Alan's write up and and it's an option I'm exploring for a future date. I think most folks like to also share alternatives in a thread. Sometimes...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-08-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By bobdobqb
I painted the fiberglass cabinets on my 73 boler...

I painted the fiberglass cabinets on my 73 boler after having patched the many holes in them. Lightly sanded them, used Bullseye 123 to prime and used a Benjamin Moore satin on top. It's held up...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-01-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By bobdobqb
Yep. My 73 is the same. Not sure why but it...

Yep. My 73 is the same. Not sure why but it appears to be the standard. I'm sure someone here knows the reason :)
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-28-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By bobdobqb
Had the 12/120V quandry too. I decided to put in...

Had the 12/120V quandry too. I decided to put in a 15a 120 v circuit. It lets me run a small appliance or heater if I'm parked somewhere with power. Also lets me plug in my power tools (and coffee...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-24-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By bobdobqb
Looking Nice! :thumb I'm out out in my boler...

Looking Nice! :thumb I'm out out in my boler right now listening to some music through my pi media server while I do a little bit of work. Definitely a fun addition :)
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-18-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By bobdobqb
And I can confirm that from our side via the CBC....

And I can confirm that from our side via the CBC. Stay safe everyone
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-05-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 65,619
Posted By bobdobqb
I knew it wasn't just me :) The other day as I...

I knew it wasn't just me :) The other day as I was working on my side window I started to hum the Fixx classic "One Thing Leads to Another" as I realized I should look at replacing the broken/loose...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-04-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 65,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Nice jig! I was going to stamp my frame this...

Nice jig! I was going to stamp my frame this spring and will borrow your design if I may. :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-03-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Yep that's it. And if you like a little DIY in...

Yep that's it. And if you like a little DIY in your life (and if you have an old FG trailer that's a given) and technology I say give it a whirl :) It's a fun project
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-03-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Fred! We all need something to keep our...

Thanks Fred! We all need something to keep our brains churning and having fun!! :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-02-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
I really like Raspbian. I use it on a pi 2 with a...

I really like Raspbian. I use it on a pi 2 with a custom add-on board that my son (an electrical engineer) built for me. It controls the linear actuator that keeps the solar panels on my shop at the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-02-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks! Just checked out your thread. You are...

Thanks! Just checked out your thread. You are definitely all in. Good stuff!! How are you liking Plex? I gave it a try but had real issues with getting the offline functionality to work. KODI just...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-02-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,619
Posted By bobdobqb
Raspberry Pi media center

As a sort of side project to get me away from the nuts and bolts of Lita's renovation I decided to install a media center in her. You know for those days when you just want to hang out inside, read a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-01-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Addie, For my 73 Boler I replaced the the...

Hi Addie,

For my 73 Boler I replaced the the old worn out Dexter axle with a new Flexiride. I like that it's adjustable if I decide I need more clearance. And spacers help too. Real happy with it....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-23-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By bobdobqb
Yep. Also a big fan of bluetooth speakers. I like...

Yep. Also a big fan of bluetooth speakers. I like that I didn't need to wire them in or make more holes in my boler. Also I can pair mine inside with my media center or externally with my phone. I...
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