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by Busia
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: auto pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3871

Re: auto pilot

She can make you a sammich too! (actually I only get to drive when she needs a break or when she doesn't want to dock it )
by Busia
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

Doubt you have that kind of seal. Looks like a "dripless seal" . You should have a simple shaft seal with some packing. Any plumbing or marine store will have the packing and info. Hardest part is getting to it, but very simple technology. PM me if you have questions.--Ed
by Busia
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

Tighten them up first and see if they stop leaking. Everyone thinks they leak all the time, but a lot of times the oil is not from there. There is no oil pressure there so it doesn't take much to seal them.
by Busia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Paint scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Paint scheme

Be advised that the reds and oranges fade quickly. Plus they cost a lot more.
Me, I just have a fishing boat.
by Busia
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

I replaced the sidewalls up to the gunnels with aluminum when I did the deck. Just plan it out, and cut the sheets with a skilsaw that has a carbide blade. More teeth the better.
by Busia
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

Don't know why the factory went to all the trouble and expense of putting down a wooden deck. I put the wood in the dumpster and put the plate right on the framing. Countersink the holes and put SS sheet metal screws from above. I got non-skid paint for the deck but never used it. I don't walk baref...
by Busia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

Can you get diamond plate in a marine alloy? I have 1/8" or 5/32" plate for my deck. I think that if you leave all the support members in, 1/8" will be plenty strong. I took out a few supports that were in the way and never bothered to put them back. I would never consider a wooden de...
by Busia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

My 2 cents: The only good gas anymore is aircraft gas. If you want to pay the money. About $5 a gallon, but it is 100/ 130 octane if you need it. These engines don't need it unless you put in higher compression pistons. But it is good gas. I do recommend taping over your fuel tank vent to seal it up...
by Busia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Help me name her!
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help me name her!

Welcome, and don't be fooled, you have a big money boat also. You just haven't found out yet. It will take all your time and money; but it will keep you out of the bars. You won't have the time. You now have a full time job using or working on your boat. You won't have any trouble, these are simple ...
by Busia
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?

Lots of posts here about replacing the deck. Myself, I put down aluminum for my deck, screwed down with countersunk stainless sheet metal screws. I think you will find it to be cheaper, faster, easier, stronger, and noisier than wood. Also it is easy to remove the screws and lift the deck when you n...

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