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07-22-2019, 10:17 AM
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Posted By c1steve

I would look at the area of the clevis pin, where...

I would look at the area of the clevis pin, where your steering cable mates with the VP parts. Photos probably not needed, just get in there and examine the clevis pin and connectors. Sounds as...
07-15-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By c1steve

Wait till you buy some Volvo parts, specially...

Wait till you buy some Volvo parts, specially engineered so aftermarket companies will not make a compatible part. After getting reamed a few times, the Volvo feeling may wear off.
07-02-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By c1steve

For the 3.73, usually you have to purchase the...

For the 3.73, usually you have to purchase the 3500 model. I have a 2018 2500 4x4. 23 mpg at 70 mph and no load in the cab/bed. I am considering changing the gearing to 3.73, but have to research...
06-19-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By c1steve

I have the B175HW. It provides extremely good...

I have the B175HW. It provides extremely good detail up to the 300' I have used it in. I can see salmon swimming on the screen, no problem. Can see seaweed/UW plants in good detail at 200' down. ...
06-10-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By c1steve

To save money, you can use quality welding cables...

To save money, you can use quality welding cables provided the end terminals are sealed with heat shrink. If you buy a crimper, such as this:...
06-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By c1steve

Using biocide can produce a large dead biomass....

Using biocide can produce a large dead biomass. What works better is an Algae-X magnetic fuel conditioner. However as the return flow on your engines is so low, the Algae-x would have to be used with...
05-31-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By c1steve

Almost defintely a lug tightening issue. I would...

Almost defintely a lug tightening issue. I would blame the trailer company, as it was their installer who put the wheels on. But if you yell at a serviceman, manufacturer, etc., do not expect they...
05-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By c1steve

43 PSI for the fuel pressure. One of these...

43 PSI for the fuel pressure. One of these pressure testers would be good to have:...
05-22-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By c1steve

Beautiful work so far, thanks for the photos.

Beautiful work so far, thanks for the photos.
05-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By c1steve

From my experience, when the SW pump has low...

From my experience, when the SW pump has low output, it takes about 10 seconds for the Guardian system to reduce RPMs. Do you have the thru hull raw water supply as well as the outdrive pickup? I...
05-21-2019, 04:04 PM
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Views: 19,718
Posted By c1steve

They are still in business. They moved to a...

They are still in business. They moved to a different location, which is throwing some people off.
05-20-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,248
Posted By c1steve

You probably need a keel roller, this will solve...

You probably need a keel roller, this will solve the issue.
05-20-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By c1steve

AGM batteries are great, but they are sensitive...

AGM batteries are great, but they are sensitive to high voltages. Normally, when installing them in a cruising sailboat, we would change the voltage regulator to moderate max voltage. I recommend...
05-20-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By c1steve

I suspect that the Merc. Guardian system is...

I suspect that the Merc. Guardian system is limiting your RPM's to 2,500 or less. The raw water pressure sensor could be bad, or the impeller worn. Actually there are many things that the Guardian...
05-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,149
Posted By c1steve

My transom was rebuilt using two sheets of...

My transom was rebuilt using two sheets of plywood coated with epoxy. All the work was done with epoxy which bonds to old fiberglass with 6x the strength of polyester. I would use Coosa board and...
05-19-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,149
Posted By c1steve

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1205x1054/ping_stern_copy_85e6d49fc59659ff2a8d53f36002c3276f7e35f1.jpg
24 degree deep vee. Uses a lot of fuel but tracks great and has the...
05-19-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,149
Posted By c1steve

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1200x900/ping_seabird_v24_x_small_bcee90b5d54eb145132a9c402291c0e239adc1c2.jpg
05-19-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,149
Posted By c1steve

I have one of those, the V24. It is pretty heavy,...

I have one of those, the V24. It is pretty heavy, I would strip out everything you can to lighten it up. You will need 300 hp, don't go for less.
05-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By c1steve

Valve guides could be worn. Upon shut down, oil...

Valve guides could be worn. Upon shut down, oil under the valve covers dribbles down between the valve and the guide. Seals would also be worn, as is typical if the guides are loose.
Upon startup,...
05-11-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By c1steve

Make sure the backbone ground is not grounded to...

Make sure the backbone ground is not grounded to the battery negative.
04-24-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By c1steve

He is looking at a used boat. My best guess is...

He is looking at a used boat. My best guess is electrolysis from being in a hot harbor or a wiring problem. The new zinc would have been replaced after the damage was found.
04-23-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,470
Posted By c1steve

Yes, they are that bad. Some POS engines, zero...

Yes, they are that bad. Some POS engines, zero help once out of warranty, and an attidude to go with the bad motors. Hope to never purchase another Volvo product again., they have left a bad taste...
04-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,978
Posted By c1steve

I have several, all are Snap-On. I would never...

I have several, all are Snap-On. I would never go back to the beam type torque wrench. CDI looks like a good choice, but a used Snap-On would also be a good choice.
04-23-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By c1steve

I used bolts instead. The threaded rods were...

I used bolts instead. The threaded rods were awkwardly long.
04-23-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By c1steve

Actually I want to be able motor 50+ miles...

Actually I want to be able motor 50+ miles offshore, and drift at night with the radar running to pick up ships.

Otherwise seeing 5 miles away would work most of the time. We are only out in or...
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