Season 8

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Season 08 Episode 1

TITLE: SSTV 08-01 – Installing Center Console/Priming Gunwale Cap

DESCRIPTION:John is continuing on with his 21′ Seabird project boat. In this story, John dry fits and then installs the center console he has picked up for the boat. There is also the matter of priming the gunwale cap that secures the boat in place. A must see installation!

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Season 08 Episode 2

TITLE: SSTV 08-02 – Gel Coat Peeling/Measuring for Transom Bracket

DESCRIPTION: Want another way to rid your vessel of those unsightly osmotic blisters? John has some answers here with a technique called gel-peeling, where an electric tool is used to peel those unwanted blisters away for good. We also are taught how to measure properly for a transom bracket.

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Season 08 Episode 3

TITLE: SSTV 08-03 – Installing Gearcase Sensor

DESCRIPTION: Boy… it’s so tough on the lower gear case when it picks up monofilament line out on the water! Things just sneak up on you and it could get ugly for your lower unit. This show features a sensor that you can stick into your lower gear case that will allow you to monitor if anything has been goin wrong with it… potentially saving you thousands!

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Season 08 Episode 4

TITLE: SSTV 08-04 – Dowel Stringers/Removing Gas Tank

DESCRIPTION: We are continuing on with the restoration of the 31′ Bertram. In this part of the series, John wants to fill in the holes that were left on the stringers from a prior contraption with wooden dowels that Bert will make from scratch. Also John wants to remove the old gas tank and check to see if can be used for the upcoming diesel conversion of this Bertram 31.

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Season 08 Episode 5

TITLE: SSTV 08-05 – Building a Coaming Bolster Transom Bracket Factory Tour-SD (1)

DESCRIPTION: Another exciting episode on the 21ft Seabird project boat! Here… John wants to build a Coaming Bolster from scratch using Divinycell Foam, to protect his knees when fighting a big fish (dream on John!). Next we take an informative factory tour of Stainless Marine, and watch them build our transom bracket one weld at a time!

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Season 08 Episode 6

TITLE: SSTV 08-06 – Stereo Radio and Depth Finder Install-SD

DESCRIPTION: The Mako 228 needs a depth finder installed in its upper station so that John can monitor while driving the boat up there. John looks at the many different possibilities of transducers to install, but chooses one where he DOES NOT have to drill a hole in the bottom of his hull. We also choose and install a prime stereo system.

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Season 08 Episode 7

TITLE: SSTV 08-07 – Finish Painting A Hull/Rolling and Tipping

DESCRIPTION: Hey Do It Yourselfers! Its time to paint today… Specifically the 21- foot Seabird project boat! The craft has been primed and fully prepped… and instead of spraying paint… John wants to teach us a technique called “rolling and tipping”. With practice, anyone can use this technique to make any boat have “that professional finish” that looks sprayed!

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Season 08 Episode 8

TITLE: SSTV 08-08 – Remote Spotlight Install-SD

DESCRIPTION: The spotlight is on the Mako 228 today… literally! Watch John and company Choose some beautiful and functional spot lights for the craft, to help light those dark return trips home. Then, it’s all about “safety equipment “as John talks with an expert about various categories of safety equipment… that is or should be on every boat. Plus, how it should be properly used… A jam-packed episode for Shure!

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Season 08 Episode 9

TITLE: SSTV 08-09 – Installing Courtesy Lights

DESCRIPTION: Want more courtesy lighting on your boat? This episode, John takes us step-by-step in the planning for the installation of several courtesy lights in his craft. Wiring is completely engineered and prepared for the boat, holes are drilled, and lights installed.

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Season 08 Episode 10

TITLE: SSTV 08-10 – Detailing Tips-SD

DESCRIPTION: Here’s a useful show for the boater that wants to brighten or detail nearly every aspect of his boat. Learn everything from waxing and buffing, varnishing wood, to removing pitting on aluminum piping. Awesome show with an awesome host!

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Season 08 Episode 11

TITLE: SSTV 08-11 – Installing a Transom Bracket Patterning-SD

DESCRIPTION: We’re back on the 1976-Seabird project boat it’s time, to install a “Stainless Marine” aluminum transom bracket before John installs the new engine. Learn what tools to use, the preferred sealants, and how you can make a similar installation, one that is a perfect watertight fit! Also… we pattern for some new V-birth cushions for the interior of the Mako 228 project boat.

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Season 08 Episode 12

TITLE: SSTV 08-12 – Diesel and Transmission Install

DESCRIPTION: In this edition of Ship Shape TV, John Greviskis, The G-man, would like to scope out possibly 2 diesel engines… that may be going into the Bertram 31 project boat. But first we go to Yanmar, a diesel engine manufacturing facility, and find out what companies like this do… to prepare an engines for a new marine application installation.

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Season 08 Episode 13

TITLE: SSTV 08-13 – Building an Ice Chest for a Center Console Style Fishing Boat

DESCRIPTION: An Ice Chest is needed for the 21′ Seabird. And John wants to build it from scratch… And incorporate it into a new center console just installed. If you want to add this useful accessory into your boat, then watch this episode and learn how easy it can be!

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Season 08 Episode 14

TITLE: SSTV 08-14 – Shock Absorbing Seat Pedestals for Boaters with Lower Back Issues

DESCRIPTION: Like many of you, John has lower back issues… and sometimes the ocean out there can get rather choppy. So in this episode, The G-Man “deals with that situation” by investigating a seat pedestal that absorbs the shock of the landing, helping John and many others, save their bodies from the crashing waves. Yet, continue to fish and boat in bigger seas.

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Season 08 Episode 15

TITLE: SSTV 08-15 – Propeller Shafts for Inboard Diesel Engines- Fabricating & Installing Engine Beds and Motors

DESCRIPTION: A jam-packed half-hour! Featuring our “Classic Bertram 31″… The SSTV team needs to ensure that the newly fabricated engine beds are properly installed and aligned for the new diesel prolusion units and prop shafts going in… We also learn first hand how propeller shafts get made. Inboard boaters rejoice… This one’s for  YOU!

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Season 08 Episode 16

TITLE: SSTV 08-16 – Dock Bumpers/Flexible Rub Rail/Trim Tabs

DESCRIPTION: To protect the Mako 228 against hull damage when docking, John wants to install brand new flexible rub rail to the boat. Also, John Greviskis and the crew have notice that the Mako is having trouble getting up on plane… and the problem could be… its current trim tabs.

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Season 08 Episode 17

TITLE: SSTV 08-17 – Gel Coating an Ice Chest- Applying Painted Non-Skid to Deck

DESCRIPTION: Learn this time how0to finish out the inside of an insulated ice chest on board using gelcoat. The G-Man, like you, prefers his beverages cold. He also doesn’t want to scrape his knuckles on rough fiberglass shards. Next, we learn about the importance of not slipping on the deck of a boat when out on the water. Trust us when we say “This is the roughest part” to this awesome half-hour extravaganza!

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Season 08 Episode 18

TITLE: SSTV 08-18 – Strengthening Hardtop/Delamination Repair/How Fiberglass get Made

DESCRIPTION: This half-hour is for any boater that has a soft hardtop, a soft deck… literally for any area on the boat where the core material has disintegrated. Also, if you have ever wondered just how fiberglass gets made… join us as we tour Owens Corning Fiberglass in Texas.

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Season 08 Episode 19

TITLE: SSTV 08-19 – Choosing an Outboard Engine/Mercury Factory tour

DESCRIPTION: Mercury fans rejoice! John Greviskis, the G-Man, needs a larger outboard engine for his recently beautified 21′ Seabird project boat. So, he decides to take the crew to Fond De Lack, WI, and gets the first hand guided tour. Learn how to rig an engine on an engine bracket, as well as, how to lay out gauges and controls at the helm.

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Season 08 Episode 20

TITLE: SSTV 08-20 – How to Install Downriggers- Manual & Electric

DESCRIPTION: Today’s program centers around the downrigger. Learn how to install both manual and electric versions. Plus, learn more about using them to catch your next trophy fish!

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Season 08 Episode 21

TITLE: SSTV 08-21 – Installing Raw Water Exhaust

DESCRIPTION: The G-Man needs to plumb his 31′ Bertram’s engines for “raw water” cooling… Learn how to properly install thru-hull fittings. How-to enlarge openings to accommodate “larger diameter” marine hardware. Plus you’ll get more information about marine exhaust systems and mufflers. Inboard pleasure boaters rejoice! This one’s for YOU!

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Season 08 Episode 22

TITLE: SSTV 08-22 – Installing Rub Rail and a “Factory Tour” at Taco Marine

DESCRIPTION: Want to protect your boat from damage from a dock or a slight collision with another boat? Watch this show and learn all about the various types of rub rail available… especially flexible rub rail. Then we actually get a chance to explore how this useful product gets extruded and manufactured with courtesy of Taco Marine.

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Season 08 Episode 23

TITLE: SSTV 08-23 – Installing Transom Bracket With Lights

DESCRIPTION: Want more room in your boat? How about installing a transom bracket with a floatation chamber on your boat. This, along with this episode of Ship Shape TV, will give you all you need! And for your fisherman, how would you like to be able to add underwater lights to this boat accessory? It’s all here in this episode.

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Season 08 Episode 24

TITLE: SSTV 08-24 – Rigging with Smart Craft “Fly By Wire” Gauges from Mercury Marine

DESCRIPTION: Technology keeps getting better and better to make things simpler and simpler. Now with “Fly By Wire” we can rig our boats using less wire with more capabilities than ever before. In this episode John rigs his Seabird’s Mercury Motor using Smart Craft’s DTS Fly by Wire system, a complete system that controls your throttle and shift, as well as your gauges!

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Season 08 Episode 25

TITLE: SSTV 08-25 – Deck Hardware

DESCRIPTION: Well the Seabird project boat is nearly done and it’s time for some good-looking deck jewelry… This half-hour is about deck hardware, including cleats … Specifically, the ones that “Pop-Up”, avoiding dangerous issues, like tripping and falling while walking over top of them.

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Season 08 Episode 26

TITLE: SSTV 08-26 – Installing a Rocket Launcher Built by Birdsall Marine Design

DESCRIPTION: It’s time to finalize the 21′ Seabird restoration Project. This time we dive into the topic of helm seating with an accessory called the rocket launcher by Birdsall Marine Design in West Palm Beach, Fl.

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