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Old 05-22-2017, 08:05 AM   #21
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Looks like a nice adventure you got

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:53 AM   #22
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Chris:

I am thinking that as long as he runs the engine light- 1,500 rpm making about 50 hp he will be fine with his 15mm head bolts.

Did you put in the exhaust manifold cooling system vent on your 8.2? I am wondering if that is necessary if you run the engine lightly as he plans to do.

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David

I have been wondering about you guys - glad to see your post re: the adventures.
I'll bet Dennis was glad you were along to assist.

Do you know if Dennis signed up for the canal Notice to Mariners?
There have been a number of hi / lo water notices and there is some large commercial barge traffic making its way from Waterford to Rochester - brewing tanks for Genesee Brewery! I think they cleared the Waterford flight Sat or Sun?
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:46 AM   #24
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David, thanks for the update.

I think I need to take you with me on any longer trip. When I grow up I want to be able to trouble-shoot like you.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:17 AM   #25
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David

I have been wondering about you guys - glad to see your post re: the adventures.
I'll bet Dennis was glad you were along to assist.

Do you know if Dennis signed up for the canal Notice to Mariners?
There have been a number of hi / lo water notices and there is some large commercial barge traffic making its way from Waterford to Rochester - brewing tanks for Genesee Brewery! I think they cleared the Waterford flight Sat or Sun?
I suspect that Dennis will leave Waterford no earlier than Wednesday, so the Genesee tanks will be well in front of him.

I will pass on the Notice to Mariners sign up advice. He doesn't read this forum while on the boat.

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:50 AM   #26
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Chris:

I am thinking that as long as he runs the engine light- 1,500 rpm making about 50 hp he will be fine with his 15mm head bolts.

Did you put in the exhaust manifold cooling system vent on your 8.2? I am wondering if that is necessary if you run the engine lightly as he plans to do.

Don't know about the vent.

At the time, I was doing good to know a) it was a diesel, b) it was in the engine room, c) manual oil change pumps DON'T suck, and d) other minor stuff like that. Didn't even know about the headbolt thing until a few years after we bought the boat... so I was just lucky that didn't bite us in the.... pocket book.

That said... when we did discover the issue that led us to learning about the headbolt recall... a call to J&T (original marinizer) was an easy fix... and they may have addresses the manifold vent at the time, too. (If that hadn't already been done.)

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Old 05-30-2017, 02:57 PM   #27
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Thanks to David Marchand

This is a Shout Out to David.
Sometimes in life, there comes a person just in time that requires a savior in real life. David is one of those people.
Under no obligation whatsoever David stepped up with the most expert of advice, then offered to step aboard even when he learned of the bleak condition of the boat.
His description of the boat is embellished a bit as the cosmetics will require some real sweat to bring it to the condition I want it.
I have learned first hand that David is one heck of a trouble shooter, an expert on the maintenance and use of diesel engines, electronics and navigation. I don't want to make him a saint but he was my security blanket. A real confident sailor, who knows the ropes, has a "stick with it attitude", a most pleasant personality and just an all around terrific guy. I will be grateful forever for his assistance. Simply amazing.
The rest of the trip from Waterford to Toronto was uneventful. My crew mate from our home club was inexperienced with the locks, but after 30 of them is now a pro. We caught up with the first tug pushing two barges with the Genesee vats aboard. Because they are commercial traffic they get first dibs. It took 1 1?2 hours at each lock to get them through as they had to first push the leading barge in, untie then back out to allow the barge to be lifted and winched out. Then the tug and second barge would go up and the two tied together again. We all traveled that way the first day until it tied up at night and we could pass it. But then there was another tug and barge ahead. Same procedure until we could pass. Therefore it took 3 1/2 days to reach Oswego. A day and a half across Lake Ontario and home.
I don't know any other "experts" on Trawler Forum but I will weigh them against David's advice from now on. Thank you David from the bottom of my heart.
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Sounds like a great guy. Also a great trip. Congrats.
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Glad to hear it all worked out.
I knew David was the man to have aboard.
I will look you up if we ever make the trip to Toronto.
Good luck w the MS.
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