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Old 04-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #81
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Man if I had that space I would fill it up with fuel.
As they say you can make water but you can't make fuel.
I think along the lines that you can never carry too much fuel, it is the one thing that drives you into port.

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #82
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An old pilot adage is the only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire. I think this applies to boats, too.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:47 AM   #83
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With old fuel one could have another set of problems. I wish my tanks were smaller.

Fotoman,***** I love your "frames" in the bottom of your boat. Looks really strong and stiff. Are they overlayed on foam, wood or what? Are they original? Do you feel much vibration from the engine? Is this typical of Marine Trader?
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #84
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Here's a good shot of the engine rooom on my last boat...
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #85
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You Sir, are evil.*

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This will haunt me the next time I'm head down trying to clean up the oily bilge under my 6V-71.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #86
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Is that mechanic for hire?
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:38 AM   #87
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I have some better ones, but due to forum rules, I can't post them here...
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With old fuel one could have another set of problems. I wish my tanks were smaller.

Fotoman,***** I love your "frames" in the bottom of your boat. Looks really strong and stiff. Are they overlayed on foam, wood or what? Are they original? Do you feel much vibration from the engine? Is this typical of Marine Trader?
*They are great until you have to do any work down there, then you always have one pressing on your knees, ribs, back, etc.

The core is solid wood. I'm assuming teak since I have yet to find anything that is not made of teak on this boat. They do provide stiffness and I don't feel the engine's vibration much.

*Made some progress installing the day tank over the weekend.


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Old 05-02-2011, 08:34 AM   #89
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Fotman,

I'd rather see those struts installed by fiberglass overlay rather than the bolts I see as water ingress to the wood will ultimately happen.

Why are Volvo's called Penta? Why not just call them Volvo's?

I think I could run my Willard for well over an hour on the fuel in that filter.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #90
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Here's a good shot of the engine rooom on my last boat...
*checking fluids i am guessing?

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:11 AM   #91
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The continuing project.* The engine is comming together slowl but shure.* Here are some more pix.** Still have to get a piece of 1 3//4" SS tube for the coolant water line on the stbd side of the engine and need a new exhaust elbo gasket as well.* Then will be just about done with the reassembly.

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Dang!* Nearly a work of art.* Nicely done, sir.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:03 PM   #93
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Re:* Calling the engines Penta:* from Wiki --

<strong class="selflink">Volvo Penta[/b] was founded in 1907 in conjunction with the production of the first marine engine, B1. The Penta company soon became an established internal combustion engine manufacturer, which in 1927 delivered the engine to Volvo's first passenger car.

Volvo acquired Penta in 1935 and Volvo Penta has been part of the Volvo Group since then. It now provides internal combustion engines (ICEs) and complete power systems to the boating industry, power-generating equipment, and similar industrial applications. The business also manufacturers sterndrive and inboard drive systems such as the Volvo Penta IPS. The engine programme comprises petroleum fuel (diesel and petrol) engines with power outputs of between 7.5 and 1,500 kilowatts (10 and 2,039 PS; 10 and 2,012 bhp).
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Interesting Al. But since Volvo "acquired" Penta in 1935 and Penta is no more in existence I think I'll just call Volvo's Volvo's. I had a Volvo Car once. Looked like a 47 Ford and was very hard to steer except going straight. Otherwise was great. It got totaled.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:34 AM   #95
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I am getting there ..... it's not a real big ER ... but I think I can compete**.... it's a crawl in ER .... and the engine is painted in fast red .....



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Old 05-25-2011, 01:20 PM   #96
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Seriously, I am embarrassed to post pics of my engine room after looking at all of your alls! I was thinking when I started reading this thread that asking to see an engine room is like asking a girl to lift up her skirt but I see Keith already even did that too!

*

My engine room is something I wish I could spend a season working on. *I have so many ideas and plans but it is rather daunting. *What i would LOVE to do:

-relocate battery banks to a better spot so they are not blocking the outboard access to engine on both sides.

- relocate sea strainer and muffler lift for generator as they both block my ability to get to main engine from forward hatch in front stateroom.

- Paint the entire bilge.

- replace both fuel tanks with new ones.

I dream of pulling my engine completely out, ripping out the fuel tanks and removing the pointless bulkhead between the main engine and the tanks that are outboard, cleaning the bilge like crazy, painting entire bilge, relocate battery bank and everything else that is in my way to a better location, then put in nice new fuel tanks with dual racors, etc. etc. and put humpty dumpty back together again all fresh, happy, and clean. *That would be the ideal and I am seriously pondering doing just that this winter!!! *The fuel tanks are holding up but I know they have a little bit of rust spots and well, I just like things nice and orderly and clean and ready to go. *

Part of my lack of real estate issue in my engine room is due to the huge 8KW northern lights generator she is equipped with and her associated sound shield. *It's a heck of a great generator and powers everything without issue and nearly new (not sure of exact year of install but only had 250-260 hours on it when I bought the boat last fall) but darned if it doesn't eat up a ton of space. *If I were putting one in I'd probably only get a 5KW or something....just big enough to power the stove and the 2 HVAC units at once would be ok with me.

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Seriously, I am embarrassed to post pics of my engine room after looking at all of your alls! I was thinking when I started reading this thread that asking to see an engine room is like asking a girl to lift up her skirt but I see Keith already even did that too!
*"I see London. I see Rome.* I see Woody's engine room!"*

Woodsong, I didn't thought you'd post on this thread until you had a chance to clean her up.* You surprised me!* Gotta love that Perkins Blue!!

I know your ER will shine when you're done.* Can't wait to see your before and after shots.
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Hi Woody, You know what made me start ? *I had a leaking diesel tank ... and I thought , OK, we just need to repair, cause it was leaking in the bilge and the bilge pump would pump it out, not nice for my neighbours in the marina .... so we started, we had to take the engine out, as the diesel tanks wouldn't make it next to the engine ... then when they were out , we noticed a leak in the water tank, so out it went, we saw lots of old hoses and skin fittings, so out they went ... so we had an empty bilge ... so we started cleaning it up, and painting it .... new tanks in .... all new skin fittings, and new hoses, new water pump and new hot water ... oh well .... once you're going you might as well do the lot as the engine is out ... and this is your chance to do all .... and really taking the engine out and putting it back in wasn't the difficult job ... don't forget to paint the engine before putting it back ....

the little leak in the diesel tank was really an eye opener ....
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LOL flywright! This thread made me realize actually I don't have any real good engine room pics. I may have to remedy that this weekend.

Erik,
your process is a bit of what I am worried about....if I start one little project down there I think it will turn into pandora's box so it's like I shouldn't start unless I am willing to go hog wild and spend mega $$$ on the engine room makeover. For now, everything functions, everything works, I can get reasonable access to everything, etc. She may need a good coat of paint in the bilge but everything works great so I find myself wondering why mess with it if it ain't broken.
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the little leak in the diesel tank was really an eye opener ....
*Or maybe more like a can (of worms) opener?
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