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Forum: Power Systems 10-12-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jleonard
Pitted on the outside or inside? If outside...

Pitted on the outside or inside?
If outside what's the issue other than cosmetic?
I would replace the entire unit rather than trying to replace the housing only.
Try e bay.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By jleonard
If it were mine I would have an aluminum plate...

If it were mine I would have an aluminum plate welded to the hull and put in a proper treaded plug (plastic) or expandable as described above.
I would want some thickness there.
Forum: Power Systems 10-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By jleonard
Why do you need a new housing? What specifically...

Why do you need a new housing? What specifically is wrong with it, how did it happen and have you fixed that?
Forum: General Maintenance 10-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By jleonard
I used fuel line hose for mine and after 11 years...

I used fuel line hose for mine and after 11 years it is still fine.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 10-11-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By jleonard
We did that cruise in 2012 from Ct. Spent the...

We did that cruise in 2012 from Ct. Spent the entire summer poking along the NY canals and the Trent Severn at our leisure. Many days we didn't move. Got up into the North channel for a couple of...
Forum: Power Systems 10-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By jleonard
I can be done alone, I've done it, the marina...

I can be done alone, I've done it, the marina techs do it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,197
Posted By jleonard
Just for the record I am at a marina south of the...

Just for the record I am at a marina south of the RR bridge at Gwenmor. :thumb:

I have an acquaintance that has an old 34 Mainship (sistership to my "ex") and thought he'd ride out Sandy on his...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-09-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By jleonard
I used Home depot paint last time and that was 3...

I used Home depot paint last time and that was 3 years ago. Needs touch up again, and I'll hit it with the same stuff in the spring.
Forum: Power Systems 10-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By jleonard
Sounds like air in the system that needs to be...

Sounds like air in the system that needs to be bled out.
Have you tried bleeding?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-08-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By jleonard
I Teed off of my generator raw water (salt...

I Teed off of my generator raw water (salt usually) strainer. Initially I could not run the washdown and gen at the same time, the gen would pull all the water. But I had planned a larger thru hull...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,197
Posted By jleonard
That is not accurate. I've boated out of Mystic,...

That is not accurate. I've boated out of Mystic, Ct for 30 years. Most boats by far stay in the water.
Our marina hauls maybe 2 dozen boats at the most (perhaps 10% of the marina).
Then those...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,942
Posted By jleonard
People put built up V-8s in old VW Beetles. My...

People put built up V-8s in old VW Beetles.
My son put a juiced up Cummins 6BT in a Chevy s-10 pickup.
What about the Hellcat?
There is always the quest for more power.
Forum: Power Systems 10-04-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By jleonard
With a 1:1 gear ratio and a 20 inch prop you will...

With a 1:1 gear ratio and a 20 inch prop you will likely get vibration in the hull directly above the prop.
I went thru a repower several years ago with a 78 M1. I used a 1.5 ratio and got the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By jleonard
I have used SIS 440 that was out of date and it...

I have used SIS 440 that was out of date and it was fine...HOWEVER it was always stored at my house at basement temperatures (50-55 F).
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By jleonard
Mine is on the cabin side forward next to the...

Mine is on the cabin side forward next to the dock water inlet, electrical inlets, etc. With a 15 ft hose it easily reaches the bow for chain and anchor washdown. With a longer hose it can reach aft...
Forum: Power Systems 09-25-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By jleonard
You have air in the fuel. You are sucking it I...

You have air in the fuel. You are sucking it I from somewhere.
The polishing system should have the return below the fuel level as in very close to the tank bottom so it doesn't foam up as it is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,054
Posted By jleonard
FYI I use a 5 gallon gas can for my drain oil. ...

FYI I use a 5 gallon gas can for my drain oil.
Very minimal spill possibility both in the boat and during transport for disposal. And with a nice spout to pour into the disposal container. With the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By jleonard
1) No that is not customary. I would give a tour...

1) No that is not customary. I would give a tour and "possibly" start the engine at the dock, but maybe not.
2) No personal experience but a friend owned one and did the loop and said it was great....
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By jleonard
Yes mine has one. I didn't know that when I...

Yes mine has one. I didn't know that when I pulled an oil sample though. You know what the sample showed LOL
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,967
Posted By jleonard
Last resort before taking it apart might be to...

Last resort before taking it apart might be to put a large magnet on the bottom of the sump to hopefully hold the lost item out of the gears.
Forum: General Maintenance 09-14-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By jleonard
A 'rule of thumb" that I read is the packing...

A 'rule of thumb" that I read is the packing should be no more than 30 deg F higher than the ambient water temp.
Again, it's a guideline, not an absolute.
Forum: Power Systems 09-14-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By jleonard
The inner race of the bearing is locked to the...

The inner race of the bearing is locked to the shaft with 1 or 2 set screws.
I had to change the location of the pillow block when I did my repower and they re-aligned the new engine. Our yard...
Forum: Power Systems 09-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By jleonard
I had an old Mainship I and it had a 103 inch...

I had an old Mainship I and it had a 103 inch shaft, 1 1/2 diameter. It had a pillow block bearing mounted on a bulkhead about halfway.
When I repowered I had everything apart. Someone had...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By jleonard
That seems correct to me. I have rafted alongside...

That seems correct to me. I have rafted alongside one of those models and the top of the enclosure is abut the same as mine that I measured at 16 1/2 feet.
(Mast will probably have to be lowered.)...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,766
Posted By jleonard
I have an automated horn on my VHF and I use it a...

I have an automated horn on my VHF and I use it a few times every season here in the eastern LI sound area.
But if visibility is marginal, say 1/4 mile or so I don't use it. That's plenty of vis to...
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