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by ericinga
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Compression check on 318’s
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Compression check on 318’s

If the owner will not allow a compression check, lower the offer by $10K. You will spend that much replacing the engines and rebuilding the transmissions. If you pull the engines, do the trannys at the same time. As others said, run. The PO for my 32 allowed me to do the tests. I was not super happy...
by ericinga
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bimini Top
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Bimini Top

I am in the process of making a replacement top for our 32. After looking at a number of different 32 Ms, I can tell you most bimini tops are different in meaningful ways. They all look the same until you look at the details. Our bridge bimini happens to be the original from a shop in Jeffersonville...
by ericinga
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: A/C Wiring
Topic: GLCI Shore power and ABYC standard E-11.11.1
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

GLCI Shore power and ABYC standard E-11.11.1

Has anyone upgraded the shore power system to be compliant with the new GLCI electrical standards? ABYC standard E-11.11.1? Our marina is upgrading all dock shore power connections with GLCI compliant breakers. I have a sneaking suspicion that our vessel will require the addition of a ELCI panel and...
by ericinga
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bottom paint recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 3201

Re: Bottom paint recommendation

Paint selection depends location and water conditions. Check with local boat yards and find out which paint brand performs best in your area. You should call the paint companies. They are aware of local variations in paint performance. I found them very helpful. The local yards on Lake Lanier say Pe...
by ericinga
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing or Stuffing box
Replies: 12
Views: 4246

Re: Packing or Stuffing box

@ Metalhead....Did you ever find the rudder stuffing box hose in the 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" configuration? I have a 75 32' sedan slipped in Aquia, Virginia that is in dire need of new plastic stuffing boxes which I did find at a ski boat shop in La. The hose has been elusive...Thanks I replaced ...
by ericinga
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: Marinette purchase advice

I've owned both an Express M and a Flybridge M. There are benefits to both configurations. Express / sedan : - gives you fast access to the aft deck and gunnels (In case the first mate needs some help docking) - It's a little more social; everyone is on the same level. - Seeing the aft corners while...
by ericinga
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Fuel Starvation

Have you tested the fuel pressure? It's a simple test with a vacuum / pressure gauge attached to the carb fuel line? Should be in the neighborhood of 5 PSI or higher. If pressure is low, work back in the system toward the tank. If pressure is ok, work toward the engine. Bill's diagnostics above cove...
by ericinga
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil Leakage
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Oil Leakage

Recently saw a post from another person with same issue. Check your oil filter. A small pinhole can cause a large mess. The pin holes can come from a defect in the seam at the bottom plate joint. The oil pan bolts can come loose over time. Again, a small hole hole under 60-80 PSI causes a large mess...
by ericinga
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 20
Views: 5218

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

I suggest you also look into the cost of an ElectroSan toilet setup. No pumping out required, just a small bag of ashes to be dropped in the trash. Jeff Jeff- I really like the ElectroSan system. Unfortunately, it is specified for discharge waterways. Lake Lanier is a non-discharge waterway "i...
by ericinga
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Waste Water Systems
Topic: Waste tank/s setup question
Replies: 20
Views: 5218

Re: Waste tank/s setup question

Very nice Bill. You folks on here documenting in doing these detailed instructions is so very helpful:-). Did you leave the original holding tank in place and just abandon it? What is the original holding tanks location? Thanks again Bill- I have the same question. The previous owners left the mace...

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