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05-04-2019, 11:50 AM
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Posted By GregPage

I took the boat out this afternoon with my wife...

I took the boat out this afternoon with my wife on board to drive so I could check down in the bilge. The vibration at 3200 RPM cruise was gone. Ran it a few minutes steady cruise everywhere from...
05-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

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05-02-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

I couldn't get the boat out today before the...

I couldn't get the boat out today before the storms came through but did get a couple dockside checks in.

Motor mounts physically look in great condition, tight, and secure when trying to rock the...
05-02-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

Thanks. I'm going to try to get it out again...

Thanks. I'm going to try to get it out again with someone else on board so I can go down to the engine room when running and get a better idea of possible source.
04-30-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

New zinc's are same size/location was have been...

New zinc's are same size/location was have been using the last several years.

Thanks - Greg
04-30-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

Thanks. I checked the cutlass bearings and...

Thanks. I checked the cutlass bearings and installed the new shaft zincs when it was out. I planned to look at motor mounts for anything obvious but not sure how to really check them with engine...
04-30-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By GregPage

Vibration - what to check

The boat was launched and brought home from winter storage yesterday. It has a vibration at 3200 RPM. It is fine 3000 RPM and below and 3400 RPM (normal cruise) and above. It isn't prop growth or...
01-15-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,034
Posted By GregPage

A long shot. One of my Crusader 454's last year...

A long shot. One of my Crusader 454's last year would rev fine one time, not pull RPM above 2000 or so the next. Every time you pulled back the throttle and re-advanced it it would get worse/rev...
01-04-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By GregPage

I was hoping an owner on the board would already...

I was hoping an owner on the board would already know. I've talked with Viking before (they are great and one of the best things of owning ours) but haven't had a chance to try during business...
01-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By GregPage

Question Static Draft at Bow

Strange question. The county would not let me dredge my slip as deep at the shore end as at the channel end. Trying to determine if we can fit a larger boat at our dock. Our 35 Viking has 3 ft...
08-27-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By GregPage

Haven't had the stbd off to see what is there,...

Haven't had the stbd off to see what is there, since it keeps working haven't wanted to take it apart.. Shop checked the carb flange and manifold, which is why I got new wedge plates. Figured the...
08-27-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By GregPage

Crusader Quadrajet Wedge Plates and Gaskets

The port engine on the Viking has this spring/summer developed the nasty habit of sucking the carb/wedge plate gaskets into the secondary bores creating a (sudden) vacuum leak (which only pulls to...
08-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,119
Posted By GregPage

Ugh. We are hoping to go to Cambridge tomorrow...

Ugh. We are hoping to go to Cambridge tomorrow for the crab fest.

-greg
08-09-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By GregPage

Brought the boat back to Magothy from Annapolis...

Brought the boat back to Magothy from Annapolis tonight. South of the Bay Bridge was pretty clear, just couple floating branches. Outside the Magothy there was one field of quite a bit of debris,...
08-05-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By GregPage

We didn't bring our boat home this weekend, yard...

We didn't bring our boat home this weekend, yard wanted to keep it over the weekend to check a couple more things are really fixed before we leave. Schedule looks like will run Annapolis to Magothy...
08-03-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By GregPage

Thanks. Didn't find it with search.

Thanks. Didn't find it with search.
08-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By GregPage

Chesapeake Bay Debris Status?

Does anyone have current information on the Chesapeake Bay debris status? Had to take the boat from the Magothy to Annapolis boat yard last Sunday for scheduled work and the debris was the worst...
07-21-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

The mechanic from my neighbors marina agreed to...

The mechanic from my neighbors marina agreed to come out and was able to get the nuts loose and repack the stuffing box. Now if the rain will let up so we can still go on our cruise next weekend all...
07-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

They aren't dripless units. Mechanic had a big...

They aren't dripless units. Mechanic had a big pipe wrench but the nut was too tight to get to loosen, will try again after letting the PB Blaster soak in a bit. Normally I'd heat stuck nuts as...
07-16-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

They are not the style with a plate and two bolts...

They are not the style with a plate and two bolts that compress it, the have a single nut that houses the packing and a jam nut to lock it from turning.

-greg
07-16-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

Thanks for the replies. I don't know that...

Thanks for the replies.

I don't know that the leak suddenly got worse, just that I first noticed it when cleaning the bilge. Just got it home last week for the season. Looked fine when brought...
07-15-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

That's my first inclination, thanks for the...

That's my first inclination, thanks for the reply. The boat has two electric pumps and lives on shore power except when in use (smart chargers) and a crash pump on the stbd motor I hope to never use...
07-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By GregPage

Question Stuffing box question

The port motor stuffing box in our 35 Viking convertible was (charged for being) adjusted last summer (both sides) but when I was cleaning the bilge last week I noticed it now has not drips but has a...
04-30-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By GregPage

That is an option but they had to install it...

That is an option but they had to install it somehow, and since the boat is a 1987 I'm pretty sure someone had to replace it at least once in it's life so wondering how they did it. I'm not...
04-29-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By GregPage

Question Get to High Water alarm sensor - Viking 35

Have any 35 Viking owners ever had to access the aft bilge high water sensor? How did you do it. I can see the sensor. I can touch the sensor. I can not find any way to get two hands there to...
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