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06-13-2019, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Docked Wage

Twin Turbo Big Block Chevy ...

Twin Turbo Big Block Chevy

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06-13-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Docked Wage

Agreed. My previous boat was 30 years old and...

Agreed. My previous boat was 30 years old and lived every day of it's life in the salt water and the stainless was perfect.

The boat I'm looking at has an option package that I like everything...
06-13-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Docked Wage

No recent threads that I could find with...

No recent threads that I could find with reference to powdercoated stainless when I used the search function and typed in "powdercoat stainless" but you are right there are tons on it's failures on...
06-13-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Docked Wage

Thanks for the feedback guys. My gut tells me...

Thanks for the feedback guys. My gut tells me the same.

FWIW, I attended an AZKO-Nobel course on PC back in 2004/05 and I was hoping the coatings had some new magic to them since then. Back then...
06-13-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Docked Wage

Powder Coated Stainless - Bad or OK?

I'm very familiar with powdercoats failing on aluminum pipe work but the boat I'm looking at has powdercoat on the stainless rails and cleats.

Can any owners comment on their production boats...
06-03-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By Docked Wage

Seems as if you are just looking to argue with...

Seems as if you are just looking to argue with someone. Troll on...
06-02-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By Docked Wage

Old boats with straight inboards are a nightmare....

Old boats with straight inboards are a nightmare. Servicing them is an absolute PIA. Imagine laying on top of the engine and reaching blindly with one hand between a space just big enough to get your...
05-30-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 42,513
Posted By Docked Wage

Doug Wright Cats are made in Sebastian. They are...

Doug Wright Cats are made in Sebastian. They are very popular in offshore racing. Maybe just a coincidence that something was spotted in Sebastian a week before Cocoa Thunder races and it being the...
05-22-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Docked Wage

Exactly. This unbalanced test is like...

Exactly.

This unbalanced test is like testing a 30 foot boat to see if it rides better than a 15 footer in the same choppy conditions.
05-19-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

Leaving a little slack is the magic formula for...

Leaving a little slack is the magic formula for trouble free operation. Works perfectly every time now.

Thanks for your advice! Here's why the windlass absolutely had to work today:
...
05-14-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Docked Wage

The regulator shown here has a vacuum reference....

The regulator shown here has a vacuum reference. What this does is modify the pressure when the engine is at idle. Without it you will likely run rich at any speed below part throttle.

I build...
05-14-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By Docked Wage

B.O.A.T. = Bend Over And Take-it

B.O.A.T. = Bend Over And Take-it
05-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Docked Wage

Automotive Urethane will bubble and peel if it's...

Automotive Urethane will bubble and peel if it's left in the water for an extended period. I was dumb enough to buy a boat that had been repaired below the water line with auto paint back in 2001. ...
05-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Docked Wage

I ran Lasdrop on 2 v-drive race boats. Our shafts...

I ran Lasdrop on 2 v-drive race boats. Our shafts were overdriven and spun at 9000 RPM regularly. Never a failure. We did tap the raw water cool side instead of the hot side for the cooling of the...
05-13-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 46,460
Posted By Docked Wage

I'll see if I can track down the owner. I built...

I'll see if I can track down the owner. I built the Standalone wiring harnesses for the engines and have his contact info on the work order in my files. Now I need to remember what year it was done...
05-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

This is the problem exactly!!! I'll try this...

This is the problem exactly!!! I'll try this next.
05-12-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

I got as far as taking the top cover of the...

I got as far as taking the top cover of the clutch assy off. Not having snap ring pliers on-board ground progress to a halt. Storms rolled in and the day is shot.

The lithium grease is as fresh...
05-12-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

Yes. The first couple of turns is what it's not...

Yes. The first couple of turns is what it's not doing. I'm beginning to suspect a flat spot in the motor. I'll know more today.
05-11-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

Thanks for all of the responses guys! The...

Thanks for all of the responses guys!

The damn thing worked perfectly at the dock today but since it's mission critical that it works perfectly next Sunday I'm going to open it up tomorrow. I'll...
05-11-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

No the motor is not running. Solenoid just...

No the motor is not running. Solenoid just clicks. I've found that if I stand on the chain before hitting the switch it helps. It's as if something is getting freed up when I do that. I'm trying...
05-10-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By Docked Wage

Goode F850C Windlass Driving me crazy.

Does anyone have an exploded diagram of a Goode F850 Windlass? Mine is driving me crazy. From the full up/travel position it only will go down when it feels like it. Every time I test it the thing...
05-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Docked Wage

We also sea trialed the 37 ST at MIBS. The North...

We also sea trialed the 37 ST at MIBS. The North wind and boat wakes made for a sloppy day in the bay and the boat handled it all perfectly. No spray on the windshield or any of the seats during our...
05-08-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,767
Posted By Docked Wage

The problem is just about every big storm system...

The problem is just about every big storm system is named now. Even storms marching across the Midwest can get names. As a result TV gets to sensationalize the storm and Insurance companies get to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-07-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,521
Posted By Docked Wage

Here's a video that shows them being rinsed right...

Here's a video that shows them being rinsed right off because we used Lemon Pledge before driving and then soaked them for 15 minutes with the 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide and water mix Lando375 suggested...
05-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By Docked Wage

Nice work!

Nice work!
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