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by Busia
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Big "M" cousin for sale = the BIG "P"
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Big "M" cousin for sale = the BIG "P"

Rockit wrote:Absolutely would sell everything and move aboard. Down the Ohio and on to the Great Loop!

The Admiral would never go for it, but a guy can dream.


It's a case of you can afford the boat, it's the divorce that is the expensive part.
by Busia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

If it is running good, leave it alone. Pull the sparkplugs and check if they are fouling. Normal for an engine to burn some oil until it warms up. Make sure you are not overfilling it by draining all the oil and then put in the right amount. Then check the dipstick. If wrong, put a new "full&qu...
by Busia
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 318 stroker motor 330 HP 349 cu.in.
Replies: 91
Views: 5485

Re: 318 stroker motor 330 HP 349 cu.in.

If you have the Borg-Warner Velvet Drive you can use the same transmission and just change the way it is set up. You might want to rebuild it anyway. When you put it back together, you have to know which way it is going to rotate.-Ed
by Busia
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Custom rear top fabrication
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Custom rear top fabrication

I don't know what you have in mind, but I built a sliding aluminum roof for mine. I will try to find a picture, but you can get an idea from my avatar pic. It is strong, but I did put a post to support it in the center of the transom. I find the post comes in handy to have something to hang onto bac...
by Busia
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Ceiling & paneling
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Ceiling & paneling

Did you put plywood behind the PVC (FRP) plastic panels? --Ed
by Busia
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 26
Views: 1038

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

I agree with Barklydave. One other thing to check is the meter. Put your Fluke on mV and go from the sensor to the hull. It will be much more accurate than the meter in the boat. If you find it to be off, I would find the true reading with the Fluke and then set the meter in the boat to read the sam...
by Busia
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Under Hardtop trim
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Under Hardtop trim

[quote="Rob"]Same as meltonhill's. mine's a 73. Ceiling must have been put on before the pipe carrying the wires and cables to the FB. Best pics I can find. 2 pieces with the white trim in middle hiding the seam, The teak has the snaps for the canvas on the sides. 2 pieces across the front...
by Busia
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One engine cruising (dragging prop)
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: One engine cruising (dragging prop)

With the Borg Warner Velvet Drive, the manual says that there is no problem to run with one engine off and the transmission in neutral. Put the shifter in gear and I don't think much will happen without the engine running. You need the engine running to turn the hydraulic pump in the transmission to...
by Busia
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: 12 Volt DC Main Panel Restoration

Panels look nice. I'm sure that everything will be better than new. The factory took a lot of shortcuts to keep the costs down. One thing I did differently is my bilge pumps (all 4 of them ) are either on manually, or on automatically. There is no off position. I want them to work. Good luck with yo...
by Busia
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Draft of 84 28 w/ twins, 2 or 2.5
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Draft of 84 28 w/ twins, 2 or 2.5

It will vary boat to boat and day to day. Figure 3 feet and worry when you are in 5 feet of water.

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