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by Busia
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Painting of hull transom topside question
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Painting of hull transom topside question

As Joel has said, I would sand it and paint it. If it is chalking (mine was ) you will need to sand off the loose soft paint. Wet sand it and it will come off fast and smooth. All oil and dirt has to come off. Worst thing to remove is silicone. If you don't get it off, the paint will not stick. Wipe...
by Busia
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Mechanical to electric fuel pumps
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Mechanical to electric fuel pumps

If you have engines with carbs, all you are doing is filling the float bowl as needed. Too much pressure is bad.
by Busia
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Fuel Tank Removal

Don't know about your boat ( can you post a picture?) but on my 32 I cut a couple braces that were in the way and the tank came out the rear hatch. If you have an aluminum tank I would just remove it, clean it and re-install it. If you have the magnetic fuel gauge you can get a new one from a propan...
by Busia
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Fuel Tank Removal

First, I would never, never use a plastic tank for gasoline. I don't even like the plastic jugs. The problem is static electricity making a spark and starting a fire or an explosion. That is why proper gas hoses have a ground wire in them to drain the static charge. On my 32 I removed some braces an...
by Busia
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318

Yes, I put a "Cat" heater under the steps blowing into the cabin. (Cat heater is from a big yellow piece of Caterpillar equipment) If you can find one make sure it is 12 volt and not 24 VDC. Or as Eric has said, a school bus heater. Put a ball valve in line for summer.
by Busia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?

Your Capac unit is just a "battery" and you measure the voltage with the meter. It is really a cell, multiple cells would be a battery. You can see what happens when you have dissimilar metals and an electrolyte. Here you do it on purpose with the silver/ silver chloride sensor and your hu...
by Busia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Water out of spark plugs hole.
Replies: 30
Views: 4703

Re: Water out of spark plugs hole.

A compression test like that means very little. You have to run it first to warm it up, check it while hot and then you still don't know where a leak is if you have one. A differential pressure test will tell you a lot more. There you blow air into the cylinder and see how much it holds, and where i...
by Busia
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: running on one engine to save fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: running on one engine to save fuel?

I spend a lot of time running on one engine for fishing. Two engines would be too fast. If you have a Velvet drive it doesn't matter what you do with the shifter when the engine is not running, nothing will happen. Just like an auto transmission in a car, sit there with the engine off and you can mo...
by Busia
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: New Boater, New to me Marinette.
Replies: 22
Views: 5915

Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

You might try 812-952-2495
by Busia
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Sure, you can paint over old paint. Just a waste of time to put new paint on old paint that is flaking or peeling. Same for painting directly on aluminum. It has to be done right or it will not stick.

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