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08-25-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,361
Posted By drydock

Re: Titanium thru-hull

I asked a friend who is an expert on titanium, this is his response.

"Monel would be much better than bronze. You might get a little galvanic corrosion at the junctions with bronze. Monel alloys...
08-25-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By drydock

Re: Charging batteries

It depends on the charger. I use a Guest 2611, which can do both 12 and 24 volts, but I still usually disconnect the two trolling motor batteries and charge each one as a 12, which the Guest can do...
08-17-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,182
Posted By drydock

RE: Backfiring in a Ford 351 Marine

I have a Holly on a 351 Ford. I have rebuilt the carb numerous times, the last time I took it to a carb shop for a rebuild. When they gave it back to me they said, "It's about time for a new carb",...
06-23-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,785
Posted By drydock

Re: How long have you had your current boat?

11 years. It's a 1978 which I COMPLETELY rebuilt by 1999, so in my estimation she's only 7 years old. Plus she's a classic, at least in these parts. Anyone even slightly familiar with the boat...
06-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,968
Posted By drydock

RE: Boat wont go forward or reverse

Exactly what outdrive do you have? On older OMC's there is a splined shaft from the lower gearcase which fits into the upper gearcase, at the waterpump. If it isn't lubricated, it can fail after...
06-07-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,968
Posted By drydock

RE: Boat wont go forward or reverse

I'm assuming you can get the boat on a trailer. First, I would put muffs on the outdrive and see if the prop will spin without any resistance. Even with a spun prop, it still should rotate without...
06-05-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By drydock

RE: Seperating a deck from the hull

First, do you really need to remove it, or can you just block it up to work on the bow area? If you actually need to fully remove it, I'll give you my 2 cents worth based on what I did. As...
05-25-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By drydock

RE: Switching to Ethanol??

Phoenix used to switch between Ethanol and MTBE from summer to winter. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles, and I never once heard anything mentioned in the news about a problem.
05-20-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,802
Posted By drydock

RE: What exactly is a Panga?

At Puerto Penasco and San Felipe, at the Northern end of the Sea of Cortez, tidal swings exceed 20 feet. Pangas need a flat bottom to beach without tipping, expecially due to their narrow beam,...
05-07-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,300
Posted By drydock


Phoenix has had ethanol for a long time. Every year I overhaul my Holly carb to clean out the crud, which appears to be a whiteish material on the bottom of the bowls. 2 years ago the crud stuck my...
05-02-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,554
Posted By drydock

RE: Failure at Sea? Single OK for offshore?

The aircraft analogy is interesting. Let me give you some perspective from my past life working for an aerospace company. Notice that except for a few aircraft like the 747 and Airbus A380, almost...
04-30-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,554
Posted By drydock

RE: Failure at Sea? Single OK for offshore?

I had a "Murphy's Law" many years ago. 12 miles offshore in the Sea of Cortez the lower unit on my I/O seized. No Sea Tow, you're on your own. Didn't have a kicker, do now. Did have enough anchor...
04-29-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By drydock

RE: Nissan out boards?

Friend just bought an 18 hp 4 stroke Tohatsu. Went looking for a Nissan and was told they are the same. Nice motor!
04-29-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,373
Posted By drydock

RE: rat problem

Just finished dealing with a dry land rat problem. Pack rat chewed the headlight wires on my car, completely through 2 of the 3 wires. Out here they also like to build their nests in a nice and...
04-27-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By drydock

RE: Trailer tires

I have Titan ST's and have had no problems. Had Goodyear Marathons on a horse trailer and they were OK but the sidewalls checked in the Arizona sun. So far, after 2 years, the Titans still look...
04-19-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By drydock

RE: Need help with t top/fiberglass repair

It sounds like your top is in 2 pieces? A top and bottom with a gap in the middle? At first glance this sounds like a job for Marine Tex, but if you have enough room you might me able to install...
04-19-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,238
Posted By drydock

RE: electric trolling motor help

I have a heavy 21' center console I use mainly in fresh water, but sometimes I take it to the salt. I have a 55 lb. trolling motor, 24v, which does a great job. I have a group 29 house battery and 2 ...
04-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,199
Posted By drydock

RE: Plexiglass or Lexan for forward windows?

7 years ago I had a new windscreen fabricated out of smoked lexan for my center console. As of today I have not seen any signs of fogging, despite the Arizona sun. When I was deciding on the...
03-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By drydock

RE: putting the prop back on-any special precautions?

Make sure you check for line caught in the rear shaft seal.
03-19-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,573
Posted By drydock

03-18-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,264
Posted By drydock

RE: Motor or Sail in ROUGH water.

First time I went past Point Loma on a friend's Cal 40 I was amazed. Big rollers coming in off the Pacific but I felt I was "in" the water rather than "on" the water as is the normal feeling in my...
03-14-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By drydock

RE: Port & Starboard nav lights....

Whatever you do, make sure you get them on the correct side.

Couple of years ago I'm sitting in a cove at night and hear a boat coming from my left, soon I see it as it goes by, left to right, red...
03-13-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,582
Posted By drydock

RE: Does your wife have any desire to run your boat??

I second what 606 said. Often it's just my wife and I, I would feel safer if she knew at least the basics, be a real first mate.
03-11-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,548
Posted By drydock

RE: rookie boatowner mistakes . . . or at least the ones I will admit ! !

Never throw your car keys over top of the windscreen to your friend sitting forward, on the bench seat, while running full throttle to get back to the dock ahead of a storm.

I still find it...
02-09-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By drydock

RE: carb troubles?

I experienced a similar problem about a year ago on my 800OMC with a Ford 351 and a Holly carb. I had just started the boat after putting it in the water, I opened the engine box to check on things...
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