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Old 11-25-2014, 04:28 PM   #81
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HiDHo,

Looks like Derale is the way to go. Griffen's is my local supplier, and they have been very helpful in the past. I got my last oil filter from them at 1/2 the cost, so they should be able to fit the nipple and seal ring.

Thanks again for bringing this back to my attention as it had slipped down the list recently.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:25 PM   #82
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I can clear almost any visible clog in a Vacuflush in seconds. Must have done this a dozen times. Shut the water, step on the pedal, hold it down and poke the clog a couple of times with a broomstick. Fast, flawless, and no mess. Then swirl the end of the broom stick over the side and put it in the lazarette for next time. There's always a next time. Took me longer to write this than to clear a clog. Howard
Do exactly the same thing with 1/4"x12" plastic rod. The clog is always in the restriction under the ball valve.........
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:22 PM   #83
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Print West Marine on the side of the plastic rod and you can sell it for at least $12.99 as a Vacuflush Clog Clearing Tool.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:57 PM   #84
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Print West Marine on the side of the plastic rod and you can sell it for at least $12.99 as a Vacuflush Clog Clearing Tool.
Not up here in Canada, they are closing their stores as the leases expire this coming year........
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:28 AM   #85
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Not up here in Canada, they are closing their stores as the leases expire this coming year........
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:52 AM   #86
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Greetings,
Speaking of WM...I bought some heavy duty heat shrink tubing, the kind you use on large battery cables (about 1" or so ID) and put them on the ends of my storm lines. Sort of a quick and dirty poor man's whipping. Just in case the melted ends ever let go, it's a back up.
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Lots of great ideas here.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:35 AM   #88
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A tape measure makes a great tank dip. We have the appropriate measurements relating fuel depth to contents written in the log.
On our steel boat, five minute Araldite makes a quick cover for chipped paint pending recoating.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:56 AM   #89
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A tape measure makes a great tank dip. We have the appropriate measurements relating fuel depth to contents written in the log.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/0-9m-STICK-...72.m2749.l2649 Just bought these to stick on my tanks by the sight gages. Have not done it yet but think it will work well

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Old 02-09-2018, 08:24 AM   #90
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While we're talking about sticking tanks, mine have at least two bends between the fill and the tank, so a straight stick is out of the question. PO used a length of 12-2 electrical Romex cable, which worked but was a bit of a challenge. I ended up using an electrican's steel fish tape, which I filed marks on ever 1".


I just noticed when I went to look for the picture is that it's advertised as a "Depthfinder fish tape." It does have markings every 1'. Too bad they didn't go every inch.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:55 AM   #91
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Hi,


Boat polisher Rupes bigfoot 21 mark2 machine It is definitely easiest to do a flawless surface to poilsh the boat.!

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I think the best I've come up with is to use a piston ring compressor to squish large impellers and make it easy to install them. ................
I use a nylon wire tie.

My "hint" is something I had to do this week: You will eventually find yourself trying to start nuts (machine nuts) in places that are very difficult to reach. Some times you can wrap masking tape with the sticky side out around a stick and hold them in place while you turn the bolt. If you can't even see where they go, you might have to put the tape on your finger and start the nut that way.
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I use a nylon wire tie.

My "hint" is something I had to do this week: You will eventually find yourself trying to start nuts (machine nuts) in places that are very difficult to reach. Some times you can wrap masking tape with the sticky side out around a stick and hold them in place while you turn the bolt. If you can't even see where they go, you might have to put the tape on your finger and start the nut that way.
I came across these at my local big box store sometime ago. Bought like 10 of them. Very useful.





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Old 02-09-2018, 11:54 AM   #94
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I think I remember seeing something like that sometime in the past. That might have been a bit easier for me the other day. These nuts were so well hidden I had to use a mirror to get a wrench on them after I got them started with my fingers.

The worst part is, I was installing an AIS antenna and I could have picked a better place (or at least an easier place).
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:56 AM   #95
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Spill proof method to change lube oil in Lehman injector pump by attaching to suction side of an oil change system to injector pump drain port.

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Old 02-09-2018, 12:11 PM   #96
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Bus bars! Every time i wire in something new, bus bars. Eliminates those "previous owner" wire octopuses and makes it much easier for trouble-shooting. Always buy a bigger one than you think you'll need (more terminals) as other wires mysteriously migrate there too. You actually save money on crimps and crap that you will cut out again cause you got it wrong, plus you can trash that roll of electrical tape.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:54 PM   #97
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Those allthread long connector nuts work well to remove stuck zincs
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:59 PM   #98
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Calibrate your fuel gauges as you fill the tanks. Then you will know how much fuel you use and can calculate your actual use at various speeds.
My gauges are 1/4 tank level increments. With a little practice I can eyeball 1/16th increments.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:01 PM   #99
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easy way to clean AC water lines is to put a garden hose up against the outlet and back flush the lines. leave the pump on then you can quickly see if it worked.
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Small pool or toilet chlorine tablets, occasionally, in the raw water strainer will help keep the AC lines flowing.
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