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by Busia
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

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: 24
Views: 2457

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: 284

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: 4370

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: 1013

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.
by Busia
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Do you need new anodes? If so order them from Boatzincs.com They have the best prices and they will know exactly what you need. Then if you are going to change anodes you can slop paint on the old ones and it won't matter. Then just sand, paint and then change the anodes. Go to a welding supply and ...
by Busia
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Wait until it is warm enough to paint, paint early in the day so it dries before night time. If you are just spot painting find out what the paint manufacturer recommends to do. You always want to use a stainless steel brush or sandpaper for cleaning. If you only clean off the bottom paint and there...
by Busia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: New Boater, New to me Marinette.
Replies: 22
Views: 4370

Re: New Boater, New to me Marinette.

Do you have the metal track for the sliding windows? If you have the plastic it is probably ruined by the UV. So you have to find something. Hard to find the metal, but worth it if you can find it. I would start looking for that so it is not a hold up later. Everything else is just money and man hou...
by Busia
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Paint
Topic: What is special paint, what does special paint have
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: What is special paint, what does special paint have

I put anti-static wicks on airplanes but I don't think my metal boat sitting in two feet of saltwater will build up a static charge. I would be leery of clicking on any of those links.
by Busia
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 31
Views: 3100

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

Don't forget you can cruise on one engine. You don't go twice as fast on two, but you burn twice as much gas. I've been surprised how little speed you gain with the second engine. We do a lot of trolling on one and then use two when we're ready to go faster.

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