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06-09-2009, 12:19 PM
06-09-2009, 06:16 AM
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Views: 1,402
Posted By yottyboy

What are you trying to say? Use the dielectric...

What are you trying to say? Use the dielectric grease from Radio Shack. it comes in a squirt can. Very handy.
06-09-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By yottyboy

Having lost a boat due to a thru hull busting off...

Having lost a boat due to a thru hull busting off above the waterline (dock bump + chop = sinking) I can't recommend plastic thru hulls for any application. YMMV.
06-09-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By yottyboy

Winnie-boat-o, best for cocktail cruises and...

Winnie-boat-o, best for cocktail cruises and dockside dinner parties. Style trumps function.
06-09-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By yottyboy

New cables. Have them made at Genuinedealz.com...

New cables. Have them made at Genuinedealz.com Don't waste money on junky cables from you know who. Grease the terminals with dielectric grease after installing the new cables with stainless nuts and...
06-08-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By yottyboy

If you take it to your nearest air...

If you take it to your nearest air conditioning/refrigeration supply they can cross reference the unit.
06-08-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By yottyboy

You don't need to get really fancy with the...

You don't need to get really fancy with the backing plate, unless you want to. 3/4 inch exterior plywood is just dandy.
06-08-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By yottyboy

Nice ones are available online from Bernard...

Nice ones are available online from Bernard Engraving (http://www.bereng.com/infop.htm) (the Identi-Plate folks)

I think all these labels are required for boats over 26 feet.
06-08-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,351
Posted By yottyboy

You are pursuing false economy. Buy a new marine...

You are pursuing false economy. Buy a new marine short block and swap the remaining parts over. This assumes that you have the time, inclination and aptitude. If you are short on any of those, take...
06-08-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By yottyboy

This has been a tried and true method of making...

This has been a tried and true method of making hand holds since long before the days of Sir Francis Drake. You should check out some of the fancy rope work on the HMS Victory at Portsmouth.
06-08-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By yottyboy

If the leak is at the gasket, I'd say you'll be...

If the leak is at the gasket, I'd say you'll be OK with a new gasket. As long as it is apart, put in a new impeller. Lightly grease the inside and the impeller with dielectric (silicone) grease or...
06-07-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By yottyboy

I sent you a PM. If it's available, I'll take it...

I sent you a PM. If it's available, I'll take it off your hands.
06-04-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By yottyboy

3/8 NPT, I think.

3/8 NPT, I think.
06-04-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By yottyboy

Windlass? I didn't see anything about a windlass....

Windlass? I didn't see anything about a windlass. If concerned about a simple Bowline, a Water Bowline will not come loose. It is tied with two bights in the standing part and the working end goes...
06-04-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By yottyboy

I think you'll be OK with an oil change and fresh...

I think you'll be OK with an oil change and fresh fuel. I'd also put in a new water pump impeller in the drive. It's a 20 dollar part and takes all of 15 minutes to install with a 7/16ths and a pair...
06-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By yottyboy

A Bowline knot. You must know how to tie one if...

A Bowline knot. You must know how to tie one if you handle line. You can tie the rode directly to the shackle with this knot, or put the loop through the shackle and back out. Another knot is called...
06-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By yottyboy

If it is reverse rotation, a shop should only...

If it is reverse rotation, a shop should only charge a small fee to swap cams, etc. from the busted engine to the donor.
Easy way to tell if it is normal is to look at the prop. If the props...
06-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,786
Posted By yottyboy

I assume the drive is submerged when not moving....

I assume the drive is submerged when not moving. You really don't have much choice but to paint. TriLux ...
06-03-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By yottyboy

Check ebay and craigslist for a Chevy 350 engine...

Check ebay and craigslist for a Chevy 350 engine nearby. Maybe $500-1000 for a decent runner but no beauty queen. Swap your marine bits over for another hundred or so in gaskets and hoses. Ask...
06-03-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,618
Posted By yottyboy

I find it easiest to undo the riser first. This...

I find it easiest to undo the riser first. This lets you wiggle it loose from the hump hose. With the riser off, you might find the cause of your blockage and won't have to take the manifold off....
06-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,767
Posted By yottyboy

I never thought I'd need a motorcycle helmet...

I never thought I'd need a motorcycle helmet until I woke up one afternoon in Maryland Shock Trauma. Wear it even if it hurts.
06-02-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By yottyboy

If the person in the water is unconscious,...

If the person in the water is unconscious, neither device will do a thing for them. Both require the participation of the victim. Your best option in that case is to call for assistance immediately....
06-01-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By yottyboy

A 1971 boat will likely have a "stringer" drive....

A 1971 boat will likely have a "stringer" drive. Except for the castings, all parts are available for it. The tilt/trim thingamabob is weird, but it works. Usual wear items are the ball gears and the...
05-31-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,794
Posted By yottyboy

The Water Witch should be connected to a...

The Water Witch should be connected to a on-off-momentary switch downstream from the fused connection. I recommend a Carling Contura which you can get from Genuinedealz.com with a red, blue, green or...
05-31-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By yottyboy

Exactly what parts are hard to come by for a...

Exactly what parts are hard to come by for a Chevy 305? If you need exhaust, rummage www.oscomotors.com. For carb, the best price I found for a brand new Edelbrock marine carb was from Streetside...
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