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01-06-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 336
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Descaling outboard engine

I am in a sense lucky that my engines have a quick flush port that allows the flushing of engines without the engine being on, so with that being said, I removed my thermostats so water could go...
08-04-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 346,243
Posted By tf160fi

Descaling outboard engine

If you are using muriatic acid read this and if you are using vinegar read this;

https://www.practical-sailor.com/boat-maintenance/descaling-solutions-for-boats
04-12-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

I have mad a lot of progress since then, I...

I have mad a lot of progress since then, I installed, foamed and sealed the top of foam in the gas tank area. I rewired the batteries since I am moving them to the helm. I am right now installing...
01-13-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

Sea cat rebuild

I havent been able to hit the boat as much as I wanted but to this date I continue to grind away at the globs of resin, yesterday I finished removing the wet wood on the tunnel....
12-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

So today I pulled the deck and from the helm aft...

So today I pulled the deck and from the helm aft the wood was soaked with water. A lot of the foam parallel to the helm and aft was totally dis-bonded so I trashed it. the stringers seem to be fine,...
12-09-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

Sea cat rebuild

I contacted fiberglass supply depot, I think the product you are speaking of is cell-tec, 4 x 8 sheet of 1/2" is $120.00 not bad and they recommend poly resin rather than epoxy. Currently on the...
12-08-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

Sea cat rebuild

how thick did you go with? Where did you get yours from? Thanks for your input
12-05-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191205_131535_fa7e2454ec2d6ea2b676cf65ed954dee7be158cb.jpg
Looking fwd of the ice cooler, basically the keel is down there...
12-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

It all started when I discovered the right hand...

It all started when I discovered the right hand tank support beams broken, after closer inspection I checked the port tank and it was the same. Kept inspecting and found areas in the boat soft, so my...
12-05-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

Here are some picts of the right tank well ...

Here are some picts of the right tank well
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191205_131249_f4b751f4be839bcdf586d0e03ead99324c2002fb.jpg
rotten and full of mold
12-05-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By tf160fi

Great unit coming from a Raymarine plotter in the...

Great unit coming from a Raymarine plotter in the past. I fish offshore at night and I love the ease of Navigation and situational awareness. I love the setting up perimeters with alarm so it lets me...
12-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By tf160fi

agree thats what i would do

agree thats what i would do
12-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By tf160fi

Sea Cat SL1 Rebuild 1993

Starting my 1993 SL1 rebuild of floor and whatever else I find. Any advice greatly appreciated.
05-07-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 71,810
Posted By tf160fi

My version of MY-WEDGE

I use my my version of MY-wedge on both engines and it works. I used a rubber mallet with a hole right thru it.
04-27-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By tf160fi

the manual for the Suzuki DF115 says that to...

the manual for the Suzuki DF115 says that to remove tilt and trim unit the engine lower attachment bolts need to be remove. Is it possible to remove the unit with the motor held by the manual tilt...
07-15-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 80,548
Posted By tf160fi

Bolt tq

In case you can't find the TQ specs there is a machinist spec sheet online to figure out the TQ of a bolt based on head stamp, bolt material, pitch and diameter.
on another note, I thought about a...
07-15-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 80,548
Posted By tf160fi

Steering bracket

2 yrs? I hope you remember how it all goes back together, I can't remember shit after 5 minutes. One good thing is that after a repair like this, you can just about do anything on that motor. Good...
03-13-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,687
Posted By tf160fi

Bushing

I would try to remove and replace it. Losing rubber or removing some of the rubber diminishes its ability to dampen some oscillations which in my opinion the lack of dampening effect will transfer...
03-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,687
Posted By tf160fi

Suzuki Driveshaft upper bushing

So I removed the lower and the bushing was totally destroyed. I didn't know how the metal clip was supposed to be installed after the bushing went in or wrapped around the bushing and pressed in. So...
02-27-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 80,548
Posted By tf160fi

Same corrosion issue with Suzuki DF115

The rusted steering arm isdriving me nuts looking at it. As I read through the maintenance manual forremoving the part it calls for removing the intake manifold, electrical box,flywheel, valve cover...
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