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06-09-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By illesheim71

A tip we were taught in aviation maintenance. ...

A tip we were taught in aviation maintenance. When installing panels and items with multiple fasteners, get all the screws or bolts started before you tighten-torque them down. Otherwise, when...
05-19-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By illesheim71

These are the most ill-conceived ideas I've ever...

These are the most ill-conceived ideas I've ever seen on an outboard motor. On early models, engineers (?) thought it would be a good idea to use water from the vertical supply tube to spray on the...
01-09-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By illesheim71

I have about 6 inches on either side between the...

I have about 6 inches on either side between the fenders and garage door. With a front hitch, it goes in first time. My truck is a long wheelbase f250. I can't imagine backing it in.
11-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By illesheim71

+2. I noticed the exact same thing when I...

+2. I noticed the exact same thing when I replaced mine.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-15-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,945
Posted By illesheim71

Knew a girl one time (long time ago) who would...

Knew a girl one time (long time ago) who would sometimes take a wizz while we were talking on the phone. So no phones in the bathroom for me.
10-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,057
Posted By illesheim71

Play some ABBA records?

Play some ABBA records?
08-14-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By illesheim71

What he said. Maybe has some value as an antique?

What he said. Maybe has some value as an antique?
06-26-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By illesheim71

The OP's original post was about tilt-trim and...

The OP's original post was about tilt-trim and not Sea Star steering. My mistake. Still, do not use Skydrol for anything on a boat.
06-25-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,205
Posted By illesheim71

Please, Please do NOT use Skydrol!! Skydrol is a...

Please, Please do NOT use Skydrol!! Skydrol is a phosphate-ester based fluid and is incompatible with o-rings made from flourocarbon, nitrile, styrene, Buna N, natural rubber, neoprene and many...
02-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,826
Posted By illesheim71

The design of the mid-shaft drive bushing on...

The design of the mid-shaft drive bushing on early 225s is atrocious. They are "lubricated " by water from the vertical supply tube. In silty or sandy water, silt and sand are also sprayed on the...
02-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By illesheim71

The early 225's had a poorly designed cooling...

The early 225's had a poorly designed cooling system for the mid-shaft bushing. (I had a 2002). They used raw water from the vertical tube to spray on the bearing to lubricate it. Guess what, if you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,270
Posted By illesheim71

My wife made the mistake about a year ago to get...

My wife made the mistake about a year ago to get computer help from an on line site. Professed to be Apple, but weren't. They tried to take money from our bank account going thru PayPal. Luckily,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-11-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 20,500
Posted By illesheim71

Universal Airlines. Flew on a DC-8 from Ft.Dix...

Universal Airlines. Flew on a DC-8 from Ft.Dix to Frankfurt in 1970.

Overseas National, (ONA). DC-8 from Frankfurt to Ft.Dix in 1972.
12-20-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,704
Posted By illesheim71

My local FedEx store accepted mine (2) w/ no...

My local FedEx store accepted mine (2) w/ no questions asked. I used the original box and provided label. They didn't ask about the contents.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-18-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By illesheim71

Oh, they had backup power. The only problem was...

Oh, they had backup power. The only problem was the backup was installed so close to the main power that it burned too!!

Whoever designed that system should be tarred and feathered.

I grew...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-12-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By illesheim71

I was no. 126 in the 1969 lottery. Inducted...

I was no. 126 in the 1969 lottery. Inducted June1, 1970. After basic at Ft. Jackson, they sent me to wheeled vehicle mechanics school (ft Jackson) then to tracked vehicle mechanics school (ft....
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-01-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By illesheim71

Got my A&P in 1979. Got a job at a major airline...

Got my A&P in 1979. Got a job at a major airline in Atl. (starts with a "D"). Worked in the hangar about 6 years, mostly heavy maintenance checks (overhaul) in 727's, L1011's , DC8's DC9's. Shifts...
08-27-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,995
Posted By illesheim71

Well, he's doing unnecessary work at unnecessary...

Well, he's doing unnecessary work at unnecessary expense. BTW, my flywheel has timing marks embossed on it. No need to remove.
08-26-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,995
Posted By illesheim71

Flywheel??? FLYWHEEL??? What is this "Flywheel"...

Flywheel??? FLYWHEEL??? What is this "Flywheel" ye speak of?? It is not necessary to remove the flywheel to change the balancer. Hastily get thou boat and take it to a competent mechanic!!!
08-12-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,995
Posted By illesheim71

I'd recheck the timing on the balancer gears. ...

I'd recheck the timing on the balancer gears. SIM Yamaha has the procedure.
07-30-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,448
Posted By illesheim71

I paid about $16,000.for a Starcraft Islander...

I paid about $16,000.for a Starcraft Islander 191v in 1984, (new) Included a few options such as side curtains, jump seats and hour meter. It had an OMC 3.8 V6 stringer drive. The boat had no...
07-17-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By illesheim71

I don't know if Sea Hunt still uses the same...

I don't know if Sea Hunt still uses the same deck plates as my '06, but mine all leaked, even after replacing the o-rings. They were mfg. by Rabud. In the process of replacing with Beckson. Just...
07-16-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By illesheim71

Apologies if I hijack the thread. But have you...

Apologies if I hijack the thread. But have you had any problems with the Becksons leaking?
07-13-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By illesheim71

I don't think I can use the Armstrong plates....

I don't think I can use the Armstrong plates. There is a recess around the plates that would probably interfere with the Armstrong type seal. I would also have to fill and fair all the screw holes. ...
07-13-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By illesheim71

Sealant for Beckson plates?

All of the original deck plates on my Sea Hunt leak, even after replacing the o-rings. (Rabud brand). Like to replace them with Beckson screw-in type. Beckson says to use only silicone sealant on...
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