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Forum: Power Systems 02-02-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By sdowney717
Costs of things are now going up a lot due to...

Costs of things are now going up a lot due to government policies.
I think that number is hard to figure in a realistic way or relate to over time span of many years due to the variable cost of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-02-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By sdowney717
Leave off the sintered ground plate, obviously...

Leave off the sintered ground plate, obviously worthless.
keep the SS plate, but you know SS is a poor conductor of electricity, and maybe was there for lightning protection, a way for a lightening...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,313
Posted By sdowney717
picture I bought G4 adapters and sockets...

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I bought G4 adapters and sockets from Aliexpress.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,313
Posted By sdowney717
couple years ago switched to warm color LED G4...

couple years ago switched to warm color LED G4 bulbs in the old lights.
I found not very bright. So I bought G4 ceramic sockets, drilled holes in the reflector and epoxied them into place. That...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-30-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,312
Posted By sdowney717
Yes, my wood boat is grandfathered in. Geico...

Yes, my wood boat is grandfathered in.
Geico is now the policy maker, I used to have Boat US insurance.
It is from 1970, in good condition. I maintain the boat since 1998.

Maybe a problem then...
Forum: Grand Banks 01-30-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By sdowney717
Yes, used white rustoleum spray paint after...

Yes, used white rustoleum spray paint after sanding.

Antenna is old, but coax cable is in good shape.
Forum: Power Systems 01-30-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
I think this spring will add some changes by...

I think this spring will add some changes by silver brazing on some fittings.
I had to repair these years ago by brazing when I got the boat, so I know all about them. Anode on top is fine, what I...
Forum: Power Systems 01-30-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By sdowney717
Self draining heat exchangers, why not?

with the recent cold, I just remembered to drain 5 heat exchangers.
So why cant some of them be self draining?
So the discharge to the rest of the system is at the lowest point of the heat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,114
Posted By sdowney717
"Additionally, there has been discovered an area...

"Additionally, there has been discovered an area of moisture in the port side of the hull above the waterline that measures roughly 2' X 1'. It appears that a repair was performed in the past in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By sdowney717
Loctite PL window and door polyurethane for...

Loctite PL window and door polyurethane for white, or Loctite PL roof and flashing for black is cheaper and Lowes and H Depot have it for under $7 per tube, till hyperinflation kicks in.

These...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,223
Posted By sdowney717
One thing to do is use a grease rubbed on them,...

One thing to do is use a grease rubbed on them, then rub it off. And put them in plastic bags or not.
To remove rust, a stainless steel scouring pad, dish soap and scrub, it will remove superficial...
Forum: Power Systems 05-20-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
No did not, thought about it next day but it was...

No did not, thought about it next day but it was already together.
I could not feel the slight looseness when it was full of oil, only after it drained for a week. I asked him if he wanted to look...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-19-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,663
Posted By sdowney717
It will have to be a BIG boat. Everyone will want...

It will have to be a BIG boat. Everyone will want their own space-room.
Kids turn into teens, and they start pulling away from always wanting to be in the family all the time.
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
Totally silent, fixed, no more awful noise. So...

Totally silent, fixed, no more awful noise.
So a little play in the output bearing does not mean any noise.
The damper plate was really worn out.

Only thing extra I might have liked was 3 more...
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
My crude drawing of the spacer cylinder...

My crude drawing of the spacer cylinder relationship to the shaft, flange, housing. So you can see shrinking the spacer, tightens the cone bearings.
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
It never throws off all the lube you put into it...

It never throws off all the lube you put into it due to surface tension of the thick oil.
His old plate showed wear and trails of rust. That inner hub has fingers that interact with the springs and...
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
I rebuilt one of mine, the older original...

I rebuilt one of mine, the older original reduction unit style has the double uni bearing and bolt on rear collar.
This kind has a spacer separating 2 roller bearings.
I probably could do this...
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
I was think something like that too.

I was think something like that too.
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
Hi, the video just sounded the same noise, ignore...

Hi, the video just sounded the same noise, ignore the photo, it is not the trans we are dealing with

This is ours...
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
Also wanted to say, the damper plate bolts are...

Also wanted to say, the damper plate bolts are shouldered, which means they align the damper plate concentrically with the flywheel, just any old bolt should not be used. And I could have used 6...
Forum: Power Systems 05-19-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
It is all together and will start and test today....

It is all together and will start and test today.
However,.... I did find out when putting trans back in, the output flange has some noticeable play. I did not notice that when taking it out.
I...
Forum: Power Systems 05-17-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,274
Posted By sdowney717
Plan tomorrow to put it back together, likely...

Plan tomorrow to put it back together, likely over the next 2 days.
He got the 107 plate, it is an upgrade from the triangular 6 spring plate Mercruiser used.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-15-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,632
Posted By sdowney717
Citri Strip has removed everything I tried it on,...

Citri Strip has removed everything I tried it on, it works much slower and is a different technology than a solvent based paint remover.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-15-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,632
Posted By sdowney717
https://forums.iboats.com/threads/will-that-paint-...

https://forums.iboats.com/threads/will-that-paint-stripper-damage-the-gel-coat.233375/
post #6 says he used it on his boat and it did not hurt the surface. Citri strip is neutralized by washing it...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-15-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,632
Posted By sdowney717
Use a polisher with foam pad and polishing...

Use a polisher with foam pad and polishing compound. Is it really leftover adhesive as in sitting on top of the gelcoat? or a stain or uv fading around the old letters. Try some oxalic acid.

Maybe...
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