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by bcassedy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Left Hand or Right Hand - What is standard?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Left Hand or Right Hand - What is standard?

Disclaimer....
Slightly (?!?!) off topic....


I had the same problem of CW or CCW when looking at a canoe...



Hey, at least it was aluminum... ;)

Bill
by bcassedy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Exhaust hose advice

Running without mufflers will probably get you a stern warning from your marina and a lot of unappreciative looks from your marina neighbors. I remember asking about the use of muffler expansion tools, but the knowledgeable folks on the site said No Way. The hose's body makeup is such that stretchin...
by bcassedy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Propeller purchasing - comments on...
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Propeller purchasing - comments on...

Yeah, the sizes are stamped into the prop. I've seen them stamped into the hub of the prop as well as the opposite end of the hub (ie. end where the taper's the largest <to avoid having the stamping marred by the prop nut>).

Bill
by bcassedy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Propeller purchasing - comments on...
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Propeller purchasing - comments on...

Note to all... While foraging through the myriad number of computer files I keep, I stumbled across the original propeller sizes for our boats. I've attached it and all welcome to it. ( I shudda known I had it. I keep everything I think is worthwhile... ... which is why getting into the garage is su...
by bcassedy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: trim tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: trim tabs

Just thinking out loud here... If the tabs both were retracting when under way, then the pressure of water passing against them is the cause of the retraction. The fault would be a valve within the pump or a seal that's allowing the now "underway" pressure to allow fluid to flow back into ...
by bcassedy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anode advice
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Anode advice

John, It is possible to have too much anode protection. I'd recommend going with the specs from BoatZincs.com. Also, I have 36" on the keel of my boat (1 36" on each side). I've attached them with 4 SS bolts, washers and lock nuts. There's no way to keep the 2 surfaces from collecting a la...
by bcassedy
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Propeller purchasing - comments on...
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: Propeller purchasing - comments on...

Jeff, Checking last nite's lottery tickets. If there's a winner, watch your mailbox... :-D Seriously, though the information you, and others (including "newbies"!), provide is ESSENTIAL in establishing/maintaining a knowledge base for our Big M's! I hope I'm able to "pay it forward&qu...
by bcassedy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Preparation & Painting
Replies: 28
Views: 849

Re: Hull Preparation & Painting

Sure, you can use the Interprotect on the trim tabs. That's exactly what I did. I don't see why you couldn't also use it on the rudder, though I leave mine unpainted. The ablative effect of water running across the tabs will wear the bottom paint away a bit faster, but if you pull your boat every ye...
by bcassedy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Number of Boats' built ?
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Number of Boats' built ?

One other note on the demise of the Marinette brand. The company originally was making airplanes during WWII. Once the war ended, the factory at Standiford field in Louisville (a hanger) was converted to building Big M's. Eventually, Standiford expanded and the company was going to be booted from th...
by bcassedy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Preparation & Painting
Replies: 28
Views: 849

Re: Hull Preparation & Painting

John, For the scrape... I'd get a quart (smallest amount I've seen for purchase) of Interlux's Interprotect 2000E. This is a 2 part epoxy primer. You'll need to get the primer first, then sand down to bright metal. Even if you've previously sanded the scrape down, you'll need to lightly resand it. T...

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