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01-18-2021, 05:13 PM
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Posted By c1steve

I have been thinking about the OB bracket for...

I have been thinking about the OB bracket for some time, and ran accross the post beow on DownEastBoatForum.
https://downeastboatforum.com/threads/new-29-duffy-29h-outboards.5783/page-2

"I have...
01-18-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By c1steve

I have the ECM555. It was an on engine fuse,...

I have the ECM555. It was an on engine fuse, which controlled the fuel injectors and coil. It is involved with the circut that has the IAC. That fateful morning, before the 3 hour cruise, the engine...
01-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By c1steve

Merc 350 Mag MPI died at sea, cannot find the problem.

We had been running for an hour, engine appeared to be running well. Engine just stopped.
Checked for spark, nothing from the coil wire. Also battery voltage was low. Engine has 1800 hours on it,...
11-15-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By c1steve

When I bought the boat 20 years ago I had the...

When I bought the boat 20 years ago I had the transom rebuilt. The stringers/engine beds are good and the balsa cored hull appears to still be in good shape. There was a small amount of wet core at...
11-15-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By c1steve

Moderate HP Detroit engines last about 4,000...

Moderate HP Detroit engines last about 4,000 between overhauls. At 12,000 hours they would need a full rebuild. The leaking issues is greatly remedied with AirSep air filters. MAN diesels are SUPER...
11-13-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By c1steve

Considering outboard converson for my 23' Seabird

I have a 1969 Seabird, and am considering upgrading to an outboard. The boat itself is in, for the most part, very good condition. Transom has been rebuilt, hull core is dry, Cockpit floor looks so...
11-04-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 203,549
Posted By c1steve

Yes, LPU usually comes off when immersed for a...

Yes, LPU usually comes off when immersed for a period of time. I was assuming Daytrip would be putting it on the hull sides, but the VC Performance epoxy appears to be a super product. Impressive...
11-02-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 203,549
Posted By c1steve

One issue with wetsanding with very fine grit,...

One issue with wetsanding with very fine grit, when painting LPU, is that the sprayed on paint will run. It may not be so critical with epoxy through. For Awlgrip I believe 320 or 400 grit is the...
10-26-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 35,249
Posted By c1steve

Not floating, but up on an island beach. Two...

Not floating, but up on an island beach. Two friends were sea kayaking in the Sea of Crotez, which is western Mexico. They pulled up on a beach to camp for the night and found 8 cubic yards of...
10-22-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By c1steve

I have the same engine, but with the oil suction...

I have the same engine, but with the oil suction tube attached to the drain plug. If you could upgrade to the newer system, that would be ideal.
10-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By c1steve

I also agree, that it may be a 15 knot boat....

I also agree, that it may be a 15 knot boat. However that is sufficient for heading to Catalina. A faster boat would only save you 30 minutes each way.
The two different sized engines is most...
10-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,977
Posted By c1steve

Anyone have photos of the half Chesapeake wall...

Anyone have photos of the half Chesapeake wall version?
10-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,977
Posted By c1steve

Thanks for that referral, they have a great...

Thanks for that referral, they have a great inventory.
10-13-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By c1steve

Read your last post. If that is true, this is a...

Read your last post. If that is true, this is a simple repair. Usually the risers last about 800 hours.
10-13-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By c1steve

Most volvo's that I have seen had FWC...

Most volvo's that I have seen had FWC engines/heads, but the exhaust system was raw water cooled. If that was the case, I would check out non Vovlo manifolds and risers, vs OEM manifolds and risers....
10-13-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By c1steve

I would use two coats of a heavy duty epoxy...

I would use two coats of a heavy duty epoxy paint, such as Devoe Bar-Rust. The trick with aluminum is absolutely minimal time between sanding and applying the first coat. On a sailboat mast, up to...
10-13-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,889
Posted By c1steve

Most interesting story. As the owner was in a...

Most interesting story. As the owner was in a tight financial situation, he had his shoreside building employees working on the boat. This is much of what doomed it. And the surveying and...
10-13-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,977
Posted By c1steve

Yes, the 300 hp model produces much better...

Yes, the 300 hp model produces much better numbers than the 250. I am going back and forth between the 23 and the 255, or possibly an Albin 28. Steiger is contemplating building a long cabin model of...
10-12-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,977
Posted By c1steve

Joe, I am in Bodega Bay. It is pretty...

Joe,

I am in Bodega Bay. It is pretty windy up there, so usable top speed would be about 22 knots or less. 2.25 mpg would be satisfactory. Like my current boat, best fuel economy listred is at...
10-12-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 203,549
Posted By c1steve

Daytrip01, I notice that both of the...

Daytrip01,

I notice that both of the conversions you did have the bottom of OB bracket several inches above the running surface of the hull. Why is that? I would think that a continuation of the...
09-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By c1steve

Most good diesels, not run at high RPM, will go...

Most good diesels, not run at high RPM, will go at least 8,000 hours. Relatively straight forward engines, should be easy to find someone to service them.
09-25-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,977
Posted By c1steve

Westbootie, What sort of fuel economy are...

Westbootie,

What sort of fuel economy are you realizing on your 255? I will probably purchase a 23 or 255 this winter., somewhat torn between the two models. I am in NorCal, due to swells we...
05-13-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By c1steve

I think a 24'-26' boat would be best. Fuel usage...

I think a 24'-26' boat would be best. Fuel usage goes up fast in a larger boat, unless it is relatively light.

Ideally you should buy a used boat that you believe will work, and fish it for a year...
03-20-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By c1steve

I would take their offer and go elsewhere. They...

I would take their offer and go elsewhere. They are BS ing you saying that a 18k lb. trailer is inadequate. If it was my boat, I would absolutely want the hull supported all the way to the transom....
03-18-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By c1steve

Your electronics can use two fequencies. I would...

Your electronics can use two fequencies. I would use something like that B275LH-W.
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