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Old 05-27-2011, 06:33 AM   #101
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Woodsong wrote:*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.
********* Tony,* A little cleaning and a gallon of rustoleum white, and you will be all "madeover" for about $30.

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:37 PM   #102
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What is your all's favorite cleaner for bilge paint prep to decrease and clean thoroughly?
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #103
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RE: Show us your ER

When I had an exhaust leak a couple years ago, my ER was left with more black soot than I care to remember. It was everywhere!! After completing a dry cleaning with an industrial shop vac, I used an orange-based, bio-degradable degreaser/cleaner. I think I used this stuff. http://www.parish-supply.com/citrus_..._degreaser.htm

I soaked it down with a pump-sprayer, brushed it with a soft brush and let it soak a short while. Then I rinsed it off with a garden hose. I turned off the bilge pumps and shop-vacced the rinse solution from the bilge. I felt better using an environmentally friendly and non-flammable product. It was very effective and made the bilge smell great, if you like oranges.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:50 PM   #104
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Summer job at a boat yard during college. Since I was "the kid," I got the dirty work. They sent me down in an oily bilge with a 5 gallon can of toluene and a bunch of rags and told me to get it ready to paint. Never did remember much about the next few days. Later, in med school, I found out that toluene fumes can cause, among other things, irreversible fulminant hepatitis. Guess I got lucky, but something that smells like oranges and doesn't kill your liver sounds much better!

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:20 AM   #105
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Golden Dawn's engine room was completely redone in 2001 due to an unfortunate sinking. But it looks good now!
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:06 AM   #106
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Woooow ... this is a great looking ER !!!!

Very nice layout and well done!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:30 PM   #107
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yup - it is a beauty. All to ABYC standards and the work supervised by an independent marine surveyor. I have never owned a boat in such good condition. Prior to the engine room rebuild, the steel tanks were removed (a known problem in the 25 yr old Krogens) and replaced with four aluminum tanks. It just goes to show what can do with an unlimited budget and I am glad to have inherited it.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:56 AM   #108
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Yup. Same w Willards. I put two new aluminum in mine too.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #109
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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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-- Edited by shipshape on Wednesday 25th of May 2011 04:42:36 AM
*Ship Shape

What is that exhaust muffler you have there? Looks small... a space saver !

thanks

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:22 AM   #110
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G'day*ralphyost

The exhaust is a Vetus Waterlock LP75 .... yes it' small he .... looks like it does the trick ...
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #111
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Found this picture that shows why I love the engine room on Moonstruck.* Yes, that is me standing up.* David James had asked to go down there.* It is great being able to walk between the engines.


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* * * ** You're a good man, Don Moon. David James is a lucky boy!
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #113
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Found this picture that shows why I love the engine room on Moonstruck.
******* Even though my ER is not a "stand up", I love the layout, plumbing & wiring.

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #114
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Mine isn't stand-up either, but there are three hatches running the width of the pilothouse.* The port hatch provides access to the converter, master electrical switches,*engine and transmission dip sticks (wish those were on the other side), and house batteries.* The middle hatch is directly over the engine.* The starboard hatch accesses*engine battery, water heater, cooling water inlet, compressor and tank for air horns, water pump, and fuel routing valves.* The battery cases provide handy seats.

Seahorse did a professional job installing all that stuff.


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Am in the process of cleaning up my engine room! Has anyone tried 'De-Oil-It', or 'Z-Care' or 'Bilgebully'? I have quite a mess after changing oil, fuel filters and coolant.
The only product I've found here (Cayman Islands) is Bilgebully, but no product reviews. I can have things shipped in but don't want to spend the bucks without some confidence they'll work. Advice appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #116
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This is the first time I have seen this thread.
I was having a good day. Now I am so jealous.

I have the worst engine room imaginable. It is, without a doubt, the absolute worst thing about my boat. It has only overhead access. Any dropped tools and parts go down to a bilge that can only be accessed by a trained orangutan with 5ft arms.
I have to disassemble the settee to access the alternator.
I do most of my engine work by feel due to no possible line of sight. Lots of fun when the engine is hot and I'm rolling it a rough beam sea, about to add my lunch to the contents of the bilge.
All the blood rushes to my head when I do engine work. Any contents of the shirt pockets get emptied into the bilge when checking the oil (including my Galaxy S3 two days after I bought it).
The engine and bilge need painting but the orangutan won't cooperate.

I'd post a photo but I'm embarrassed. I'd also need a camera mounted on a remote control arm to get a side shot.

You know why I really have sails? I need them when I drop my last impellor into the bilge and I've run out of bananas.
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I have the worst engine room imaginable. It is, without a doubt, the absolute worst thing about my boat.

I'd post a photo but I'm embarrassed. I'd also need a camera mounted on a remote control arm to get a side shot.

You know why I really have sails? I need them when I drop my last impellor into the bilge and I've run out of bananas.
I think you should really level with us....It can't be that bad, can it?
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I think you should really level with us....It can't be that bad, can it?
My engine "room" truly is that bad. Well maybe the orangutan isnt true, but the rest is no bull.
I have long arms, but to reach something that has dropped into the bilge (like my phone) I have to balance on the edge of the cockpit, with my center of gravity on the wrong side of the hole and stretch 3/4 of my body down alongside the engine with my legs in the air. My fingers just reach the shallow part of the bilge.

From that position I use a range of scoops on handles, and picker-upper gadgets, and extendable magnets to get to the deeper end of the bilge.

I am afraid to clean out the bilge pump suction strainer as I'm sure I would never return from that mission.

Definitely - the engine room from hell.
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Well, if you can't get an ER pic, I'd settle for that picture of you 3/4 into the hole with your legs in the air.
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Well, if you can't get an ER pic, I'd settle for that picture of you 3/4 into the hole with your legs in the air.
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