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Despite the 40 mph gusts I was out with the Coho for a few hours today. I removed the suspected bad starter on number 2 and with my foot on it against the ground it seemed to spin fine. Reinstalled, removed the spark plugs, and it turned the engine alright though a little slow, so I suspect it's just on its way out. I did pull the numbers off the starter to seek replacement though.
I noticed a little plug by the oil filter and figured that it may be able to pump oil with the starter alone...with the plug pulled it indeed pumped oil just with cranking. I put the plug back and cranked it a while and put my siphon pump back to action on the milkshake. I'll be doing this at least a few more times.
Pulled out some of the junk carpet and padding out of the salon.
What are the views on wood around here? I'll need some plywood for the cabin sole, the side deck core, the edge around the cockpit where the deck pieces sit, the flybridge deck, the cabin superstructure, and the rest of the supports for the cockpit deck pieces (so basically ALL the wood).
For plywood, should I invest in marine plywood? Does the species matter? I found out that pressure treated shouldn't be used indoors (at least with houses but I'll apply that to boats too). Can I just use readily available exterior grade for like my cabin sole, that shouldn't ever be exposed to water? I'm thinking I'll be glassing over the flybridge deck so I would guess that exterior ply would also be ok for that, but what about my cabin structure? My experience comes from the iBoats board where they loooove to coat their plywood with epoxy on both sides but they're usually working with 18' bowriders. What do you guys do? For like the cockpit deck supports should do I really need to use mahogany? Or oak? I got thinking of cutting strips of PT plywood and epoxy-ing them together to replace those boards.