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    Sorry no advice an carpet padding. Just a little Kingscraft info. Pluckebaum actually sold the plans and info to Kingscraft to start building boats. They built a few hulls for them also. Pluckebaum also built for Marrinette. So the Kings and the Plucke are like first cousins. This info came directly from Dennis Pluckebaum.

    Kinda explains the similarity in the design of the boats.
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    Good to know

    Thanks for the info on the Pluckebaum connection. For me, learning about the boat is fun, I'm weird that way. Hopefully the gentleman you mentioned will see my website and be good enough to contribute.

    I am really starting to see what you mean about condensation. I am going to review posts in the old forum about spray foam insulation and then go that route.

    I use to like the Winter... I want better weather to work on our boat!

    Thanks again,

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    The gentleman I referred to (Dennis Pluckebaum) is the owner and operator of Pluckebaum Custom Boats. His father started the business in 1946. No one knows more about aluminum boat construction than them. I see you are in Madison, they are not that far from you in Prospect,KY. I'm sure they could help you if you needed it. I doubt that he will see your site.

    I was talking to Dennis last year when they were doing some work on my boat and I asked him about the simularitys of the Kings and the Plucke. Thats when he told me about his father selling and helping Kingscraft get started. He also told me that they built boats for Marrinette.

    If your interested there is a picture of my boat on their website.
    www.pluckebaum.com

    Home>Models and Specs>Pluckebaum Coastal Yacht

    Third picture down is my boat.
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    Very Nice

    Boatlover,

    Very nice. I hate to admit just how much I admire the Pluckebaums. It is cool that there is a relation to the Kingscraft. Your boat is sweet, I saw it on their sight as you described. I definitely have boat envy!

    I am looking at this conpanyhttp://www.sprayfoamdirect.com/ for insulation. I will need to run all of my wiring before doing the insulation, so it will have to wait just a bit. If you (or anybody) has any experience with this company or any other type of spray foam kit I would love to hear about it. My search of the old forum didn't get specifics of companys or brands.

    I have been working a ton of O/T and progress on the boat is slow right now. I am going to do the window tracks when time permits.

    Thanks again for the info.

    Best wishes,

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    Try this boat building site. http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fork-lift-king View Post
    Try this boat building site. http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/
    I checked that out, lots of good info, thanks.

    I have been working so much O/T I haven't had time to sleep! I guess it's either work on the boat or pay for the boat. Winter isn't as fun as it used to be

    Later,

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    The boat design site had some info about the spray on insulation. Something about moisture when it was sprayed on wood walls in a boat.

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    Hey, I just had my first two day weekend, we got about 8 hours work done on the boat. Does anyone have the wiring diagram for the 318 marine Chryslers? I am not a big time mechanic, I can strip out a spark plug though (not on the boat!). If I get a good drawing(s) I will post it on the website for all to have access to.

    Very slow Winter

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    What year are your engines? I might have a manual that will have that.

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    Sorry

    I keep forgettting to check the year of the engines, it's a 1974 boat though.

    I am getting ready to order new wiring and panels, any wiring info you have would be appreciated. It turns out we are refurbishing the boat after all. 1/2 bath is now gone

    Sorry I took so long to reply.

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