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Yesterday, 07:57 PM
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Posted By fishbum69

Is it possible you are backing the trailer too...

Is it possible you are backing the trailer too far into the water?
Yesterday, 10:51 AM
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Posted By fishbum69

There was a fellow with a large Bayliner in the...

There was a fellow with a large Bayliner in the Vancouver area that did the same as what you are talking about. Will see if I can find his add. I came across it in Kijiji selling his old engine and...
01-15-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By fishbum69

Yes but no. You are familiar with the launches I...

Yes but no. You are familiar with the launches I use. Was referring to MK at a low/low. Sadly, there are still marks on the hull where it spent it's first 25 years resting on rollers.
01-15-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By fishbum69

Interested in doing similar as a couple of our...

Interested in doing similar as a couple of our launches have drop offs at the end of the cement slabs that the trailer axels hook at low tide.
Do your boats shift around on the trailers much while...
01-14-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,348
Posted By fishbum69

Put a run pole up the side of your boat with some...

Put a run pole up the side of your boat with some snares on it. Works good.
01-06-2021, 04:50 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By fishbum69

Charge air coolers shine at higher boost (temp)...

Charge air coolers shine at higher boost (temp) levels. I would doubt it with a bt in a marine application.
01-05-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By fishbum69

Posting in the trailer section might help. Would...

Posting in the trailer section might help. Would suspect most with tandems under a boat your size would prefer torsion. The suspension in our 5 year old trailer hasn't been touched and has stood up...
01-04-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,156
Posted By fishbum69

No. Forget about that plug. It seals the back of...

No. Forget about that plug. It seals the back of the camshaft bore. You can see it in the pics above from another poster.
There is not a lot of options for the OP. If I had a 4b in the shop I would...
01-04-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,156
Posted By fishbum69

The area circled, is used for a fill tube in...

The area circled, is used for a fill tube in other applications like gen sets on these engines. The 2 small holes are threaded and the larger one has a (knock out style) frost plug. It is open to the...
01-04-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,156
Posted By fishbum69

In post 16, I mentioned a frost plug on the left...

In post 16, I mentioned a frost plug on the left side of the block. Did you check to see if you had access to it? It will give you generous access to fish that tube out. Good luck with it. ...
01-04-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,156
Posted By fishbum69

There should be a large frost plug on the left...

There should be a large frost plug on the left side of the block where an oil fill tube is installed in other applications. You could knock it out and fish out the tubing. Then just install a new...
12-31-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By fishbum69

Check with a local commercial truck shop. They...

Check with a local commercial truck shop. They will have what you are looking for. A synthetic gear oil will lower operating temps which also extends service intervals
12-31-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By fishbum69

If your new engine has full closed cooling, which...

If your new engine has full closed cooling, which includes the exh manifolds, I would keep the raw water pump and T in a through hull for additional raw water flow. If the manifolds are raw water...
12-31-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,055
Posted By fishbum69

As mentioned, there are other considerations. Our...

As mentioned, there are other considerations. Our boat has a relatively flat bottom compared to most of the other (same length) boats we run with. At higher speeds, sure they are able to run smoother...
12-30-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,972
Posted By fishbum69

We used to have a scotty and now use the ace...

We used to have a scotty and now use the ace puller. They'll pull a couple hundred pounds. Not sure what your set will pull but would expect close to same. You should be able to support your weight...
12-29-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,540
Posted By fishbum69

If the boat has little to no lean at rest, I...

If the boat has little to no lean at rest, I would be taking a close look at the bottom of the hull. Particularly near the transom. It doesn't take much of a ding or hook to throw it all off in a...
12-23-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By fishbum69

With 600 hp in a 32'?

With 600 hp in a 32'?
Forum: West Coast
12-22-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By fishbum69

In another 6-8 weeks, we will be harvesting our...

In another 6-8 weeks, we will be harvesting our own.
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12-20-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,374
Posted By fishbum69

That's strange. Maybe a shipping thing with the...

That's strange. Maybe a shipping thing with the ferries? Up here, the marinas I have fueled at, only carry marine which is ethanol free premium and free of the road tax.
12-20-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By fishbum69

Did you go from drum to the disc brakes? Drum...

Did you go from drum to the disc brakes? Drum actuators often keep a slight residual pressure in the lines when not in use.
12-19-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By fishbum69

A few cms isn't very much. If the highest point...

A few cms isn't very much. If the highest point of boat is well ahead of the axel, could you use a drop hitch on the tow vehicle or just roll it in and out by hand on the trailer jack? Dropping tire...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,924
Posted By fishbum69

Maybe a pic of the look on your face when he...

Maybe a pic of the look on your face when he breaks your rod in 2?
12-01-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By fishbum69

You should be looking at the high thrust or big...

You should be looking at the high thrust or big foot XL models for larger boats. Not sure if there would be much of a gain from 9.9-15. Local service would be another factor for me. Take a look at...
11-30-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By fishbum69

Sounds like you have it pretty close. Found it...

Sounds like you have it pretty close. Found it helps to give the alignment bar a few light taps with a hammer at different angles (side to side and up and down) to align the bearing to the coupler....
11-27-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By fishbum69

If you do a voltage drop test on the ground side...

If you do a voltage drop test on the ground side of the circuit, it will quickly tell you if that is where your problem is. Do the same for the power side. Easy and quick to do. Do a search for how...
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