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Old 07-12-2018, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: 1973 Tucker Sno Cat 1443 New to Me

Very nice! With 400hp on that, does anything other than the prop touch water? Where is that? Newburyport?
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:30 AM
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In historic Newburyport but technically Cove Marina is in Salisbury.

200HO so about 440 hp. I find the river now has lots of traffic in front of me when you can touch 60mph. Plenty of 100 mph boats in the river so nothing special speed wise.

We were running 4 foot slop with the occasionaly 5-6 in the mid thirties. We slowed down before the boat wanted to all day. Been on express boats for decades we had to run 15 knots in this stuff. Have a wet keel downeast lobster boat also which we leave home for that reason even if rough.

Can't do it any more need that speed for extra fishing time.

Tucker time is slow enough.
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Crazy that I’d never made it out there until the beginning of this month. Friends were renting a house on Plum Island so we grabbed our gear and stayed with them a couple of nights. Surf fished from 10:30-1am the first night with only one fish pulled in down the shore from us (20”). The next day we went to the mouth, and from 10-3 the guy beside me pulled in the only fish (18”) all day out of 30 fishermen. Terrible fishing, but still better than work!
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Fishing for stripers has been horrible due to all the other bait that is out there. Miles of schools of pogies and mackerel. The whales have been hanging out in the mouth and lobster traps off both salisbury and plum island.

Touch to catch when they have their pick of live bait schools. Still fun.
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Summer tucker storage doubles as Bar Oiler
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Kids back to school next week. Tucker time!
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It’s that time of year!

Tucker woke up from hibernation and has been moved into work position.

Worklist before sno:

Front carrier bushings
Front table pivot bushing
Table and spring bolt bushings
See how trunion looks unsure what’s needed yet.
Oil pan gasket
Valve adjust
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Boys and I put the hammer down tonight. Clearly we need to work on some right tool for the right job ediquete.

J.Tucker recovering from high speed wobble crash on balance bike. Endo no hands face plant. Amazing he has sprockets in his mouth. He decided full time helmet best for all!

Smooth disasssembly up until drivers side axle. Metal flaked off like the 442 except this one doesn’t have the dual key way salvation on other side. Have another axle but not ready to propose yet. So going to axle glue the fragments back in swap sides so keyway pushes forward on the meaty side. Taper with most key and a good snug will work. Both hubs were loose and nuts.

Few make shift shims behind sprockets to take up the tilt wear on the carrier. That will be fixed.

Tie rod off, drive shaft off. Smooth disassembled night 1.
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I like your idea for chain saw bar oiling. But will pass on the broken axle, leg, and kid.
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Default Re: 1973 Tucker Sno Cat 1443 New to Me

Looks like a brittle axle to me,or one really hard key!! you changing it out ? or just building it back up with weld? welding would probably make it more brittle and also bow the end a bit.
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Going to swap sides so the key pushes on other side of ever got loose. Going to use some adhesive/retainer to hold the flakes back on and suck it up real tight with the nut.

Have another axle but saving it for now.
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A bit older saw being lubricated by a little rougher cat.
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Scott, Your going to get that flying goose all oiley!! I need a lot more cats if im going to oil my saws like that !! Don
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Saws are getting older, cats are getting rougher. Don knows what is coming next.
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well i aint got a dragsaw yet just a bunch of parts!! is that a vaughn? or wade? I knew somehow tucker machines and logging equipment were related.
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It wood be a Wade drag saw.

Older yet misery whips, snooze bottles, and double bit axe. Sno-Motor.
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If the oil is dripping on the saws, you are doing it right Sean. Just wonder about the color of the paint.
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