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10-24-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: 24 ft Rampage motor question

Are you sure it's a 170? I pretty sure that is the same block as the 240hp, which is what I have in my Rampage 24. I like my setup, but definitely wouldn't want any less power. I don't miss the speed...
07-07-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Surface Tension

Re: Valves for autopilot pump.

Let's see, one for, one against....hmmmmm. I guess I'll flip a coin. LOL

Actually, I just got back from the hydraulic store and got three valves. The valves were 15 bucks, but by the time you...
07-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Surface Tension

Valves for autopilot pump.

Are isolation valves necessary when installing an autopilot pump. I've got the RPU80 for a Simrad AP16. The only value added I can see if there was a leak in the pump.

Thanks.

Dave
07-25-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Fish Box Insulation

Chris,

I've got the same problem on my boat and have been thinking about it for a while. Problem with most spray on stuff is, most of it will become waterlogged, loosing insulative properties. ...
07-15-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Trailer Surge Brakes

For as little as you use them, and if you tow with a decent sized vehicle, I would consider pulling the rotors. You can leave the calipers on there and you will of course be without trailer beaks,...
07-14-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,942
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: 26 Blackwatch or 25 Grady?

Forget the Grady and the Blackwatch; keep the Rampage! :grin:

I guess I'm a little partial, considering that's what I fish. Out of curiousity, how is your's set up? What kind of power, tower,...
07-14-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,808
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Removing gas tank from Boat

Before you do anything else I would consider filling it with water and draining it again. A tank full of fumes is a disaster waiting to happen.

I yanked the tanks on my 86 Rampage. They were...
07-12-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,972
Posted By Surface Tension

Re: Sea Star Hydraulic Steering leak

Tape is not recommended because a small piece can break loose and get into the system and cause damage.

It sounds like it is just a fitting that is leaking in your case. I wouldn't expect a...
07-06-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: take a raincheck on lucaya?

I was heading to Grand first thing Thursday morning but scrubbed the trip. It will unpleasant conditions even if we did get across. Same think happened last year right before Charley hit.
05-12-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,255
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: C-MAp vs Blue Chart?

I had a Garmin 182C but switched to C-map and miss my Garmin like crazy. The Garmin is much easier to navigate by IMHO.

Dave
05-10-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By Surface Tension

Re: Tiny Bubbles in Paint

Back and forth must be my problem too. I got bubbles in my deck coat. They do make for a decent non-skid though :rofl:

Fortunately I have a fishing boat and not a pretty boat.

Dave
05-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Removing bottom paint easier than expected?

I'm jealous, mine took a bit more work. I used the stripper to get the bulk off, but I had 20 years of paint on mine. Nasty stuff, wear a mask.

Dave
05-04-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By Surface Tension

Re: Rebedding deck screws?

I wouldn’t bed the screws in 5200 or 4200. Those are flexible sealants and screws will not have a lot of bite into them. Trust me, I have tried this before. I would use an epoxy thickened with a...
04-19-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Surface Tension

Re: Removing bottom paint?

Yes it can be done. I did something similar to what Stripa described. It is no fun, and you have to have a pretty thick base coat of gel to get by with it. Be careful not to dig into the gel coat....
01-25-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: led trailer lights......

I installed some on my trailer a year ago and no problems so far. As an added measure of protection, I applied some clear silicon sealant anywhere there was a potential opening for moisture. They...
01-17-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,467
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: corrosion x

Here is my story on why I am sold on Corrosion X. We go shrimping from time to time here in central Florida and we use those made in China Starfire lights with the cheap nickel plated alligator...
01-17-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,292
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Anyone ever rebuild a Hynautic Helm

I just redid mine. My steering wheel shaft seal was leaking. The seal for the shaft is called a polypack and I was able to find one at a local hydraulics dealer for a few bucks. I haven't reprimed...
12-29-2004, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: India Relief Effort

I'll second that Bruce! Red Cross has always been a top notch and compassionate organization.
12-28-2004, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: India Relief Effort

In todays day and age I can certainly understand any reservations.

EMI is based out of Colorado Spring, Colorado. Their phone number is (719) 633-2078 and I'm sure they would be happy to...
12-28-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Surface Tension

India Relief Effort

I know this is a bit off topic. However, if any of you would like to do something to help those affected by the tidal wave, but aren't sure what, please see below. I have been oversees with EMI...
12-09-2004, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,264
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Fuel tank pickup location.

SIM,

Great point about the potential of draining the tank using a pickup fitting on the bottom of the tank. I purchased the boat used and I am not even sure if the company that installed the...
12-06-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,264
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Fuel tank pickup location.

Unfortunately the tank in my boat are below the deck, so by the time I remove the deck I might as well go ahead and replace the tanks. The current tanks are 10 years old and they are foamed in with...
12-01-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,264
Posted By Surface Tension

Fuel tank pickup location.

I am having a problem getting air in my fuel system when my tanks get around half full. They are (2) 70 gallon saddle tanks and the air problem always starts when the tank I am drawing from is down...
11-22-2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By Surface Tension

I overheated my Yanmar - need advice

I was motoring Friday evening and noticed more steam coming out the back than normal. At first I figured it was due to it being cooler out than normal. Then I checked the temp. gauge and saw I was...
11-15-2004, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,882
Posted By Surface Tension

RE: Racor 500FG Fuel Filter Question

SS,

I'll second SIMs advice. I have the same setup with my Yanmar and I use the 30. The Yanmar filter is a 2 micron.

If you had vacuum gauge installed before Racor to monitor the filter...
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