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Forum: Power Systems 10-05-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
The exhaust outlets on the transom are above the...

The exhaust outlets on the transom are above the swim plateform. I see no way any wake in the marina or on the river for that matter could induce water into the engine.
Forum: Power Systems 10-04-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
The oil analysis was water contamination. His 1st...

The oil analysis was water contamination. His 1st thought was fuel because he had a injector fail and siphon fuel into the crankcase one time. We start putting everything back together tomorrow...
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
That is correct, he guessed it was 2" over the...

That is correct, he guessed it was 2" over the fill mark on the dipstick.
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
He removed 4.5 gallons of oil and water before...

He removed 4.5 gallons of oil and water before starting the tearing it down. It was fine before the cruise across the river about 1 hour run time there and back. Less than a week later he found it...
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
It happened sometime after it was slipped after...

It happened sometime after it was slipped after making a fuel run to another marina and less than a week later when he returned to the boat. I think this happened quickly after the fuel run. His...
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
Raw water is plumbed through the oil coolers,...

Raw water is plumbed through the oil coolers, inter cooler, heat exchanger and exhaust manifold. He had the oil coolers and and exhaust manifold checked by a reputable radiator shop.
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By River Cruiser
Perkins 6.354t raw water circulation.

A friend has a mid 70s houseboat with Perkins 6.354t diesels. The starboard engine was a gallon + over fill in the crankcase with water, not coolant. Before doing anything to diagnose the problem he...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By River Cruiser
I have a Si-Tex 1420 and mine is attached to the...

I have a Si-Tex 1420 and mine is attached to the rudder shaft. The farther from the shaft the more movement required. The processor should learn the amount of movement required for corrections. Good...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,211
Posted By River Cruiser
As far as I know halon was outlawed years ago.

As far as I know halon was outlawed years ago.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 07-20-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,108
Posted By River Cruiser
I was finally able to get the boat for a few days...

I was finally able to get the boat for a few days to clean up and get tools and parts sorted to start on projects on July 10. We even took the boat out for a short cruise up river. The water dropped...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-20-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,594
Posted By River Cruiser
Not that Iíve heard as of 7-16-19, I asked a...

Not that Iíve heard as of 7-16-19, I asked a friend who would know and the answer was not yet.
Forum: Power Systems 06-24-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By River Cruiser
I used a Holly 12v pump for awhile when...

I used a Holly 12v pump for awhile when troubleshooting. It worked fine with a heavy load on the generator.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-24-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By River Cruiser
Maybe Iíll be able to start boating again in...

Maybe Iíll be able to start boating again in July. Iíve been off the boat for so long when I finally get back itíll be like getting a new boat.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By River Cruiser
A friends 57 Bayliner with 610 hp man diesels had...

A friends 57 Bayliner with 610 hp man diesels had 3Ē shafts and 30x36 props. The price for new was over $5,000.00 each.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By River Cruiser
The 60 minute segment said the Supreme Court has...

The 60 minute segment said the Supreme Court has allowed the suit to continue twice.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By River Cruiser
While reading this I was also watching a 60...

While reading this I was also watching a 60 minutes segment on kids who have a lawsuit against the government over climate change affecting their future. I imagine at some point it will actually get...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-16-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,857
Posted By River Cruiser
ďNever trade luck for skillĒ

ďNever trade luck for skillĒ
Forum: General Maintenance 06-16-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,502
Posted By River Cruiser
I have a bunch of those in the garage. I used...

I have a bunch of those in the garage. I used them for mounting west coast style mirrors on truck doors. They worked great and sealed the hole, the insert is brass and for 5/16 course thread. I never...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-15-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By River Cruiser
I ended up going back home after 3 days. The...

I ended up going back home after 3 days. The river came up to 24.7í the road to marina is closed at 23.7í so I left before that happened. Hopefully the end of June the marina will be back in service...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-15-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,857
Posted By River Cruiser
Had this same problem about 3 years ago. The 2nd...

Had this same problem about 3 years ago. The 2nd head saved the trip till I swapped out the old Par for a new Raritan, no parts available to repair.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,550
Posted By River Cruiser
Weíve had boats that we could stay on for 20...

Weíve had boats that we could stay on for 20 years. We both retired about 10 years ago and thatís when we bought the 38 on the Mississippi. Before our boats had been on a Corp lake about 30-40...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-20-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By River Cruiser
The Louisiana, Missouri gauge dropped below 20í...

The Louisiana, Missouri gauge dropped below 20í Saturday, 1st time in 6 weeks probably longer. Now itís going back up and Iíam leaving in the morning to get the boat ready the season.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-17-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By River Cruiser
Excellent advice, not being able to fill and make...

Excellent advice, not being able to fill and make sure the air was all out of the system is very important to longevity of the unit. I would use a 6Ē or 8Ē round deck lid type.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-17-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By River Cruiser
I would 2nd the replace and also Ronco Plastics....

I would 2nd the replace and also Ronco Plastics. I replaced mine 4-5 years ago with standard production tanks with fittings where I wanted.
Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,003
Posted By River Cruiser
I always used the go / no go feelers on Detroit...

I always used the go / no go feelers on Detroit diesels. No reason they canít be used on other valve lash adjustments.
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