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by Busia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Anyone familiar with the boat "Precious Metal"? Catawba Island, Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Anyone familiar with the boat "Precious Metal"? Catawba Island, Ohio

You might ask around at the local repair shops and marinas. Look up the boat registration number with the state and if you have a property tax there, check their records. Any receipts for parts or work in the boat? Do you have a trailer? Research the plate number and serial numbers.
by Busia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 to 350 swap
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: 318 to 350 swap

Been there, done that. I needed closed cooling and new engines. Found it was cheaper and easier to go with the 350 crusaders. Kept the Velvet drive 1:1 transmissions and the 1 inch shafts. Used the old rear engine mounts and the new Crusader front mounts. Any questions? Just message me. --Ed
by Busia
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Motor refit
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Motor refit

You are getting into naval design here, but you could get a rough estimate in the change of CG. Calculate the weight and arm of the engines and transmissions removed, and the weight and arm of the outboards added. Fuel tanks and batteries can be moved also to change the CG. I would say you could mov...
by Busia
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Anodes
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Hull Anodes

The hull should be clean under the old anodes, so I just leave them on and blast and paint over them. Then remove them and put the new ones on. I put grey zinc anti-seize on the back and on the bolts for better contact and so they come off easier. Buy Aluminum anodes from Boatzincs.com They are so s...
by Busia
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Help needed explaining marine power 350s
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Help needed explaining marine power 350s

I have never heard of the Power Pac 350, but I put Crusader 350's in mine. You can get lots of 318's but all the accessories are getting harder to find (or impossible) and can be very expensive. Was cheaper for me to get the Crusader (Chevy) engines. I understand that the Volvo 350 also uses the Che...
by Busia
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: Mermaid AC problem solved
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Mermaid AC problem solved

What? Mermaid female problems?
by Busia
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Fuel Gauge

Lots of parts on these boats are automotive (like an electric gas gauge) but this mechanical gauge is made for the propane tank you see on a propane forklift. That is the secret. I looked everywhere, including the internet and could not find parts. Finally dawned on me, I see the same one on a propa...
by Busia
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Refrigerator Replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 2024

Re: Refrigerator Replacement

Sorrydog taught you all about boat handling. Better hope the Boss doesn't find out.
by Busia
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

As they say, "your mileage will vary" so will your costs. Biggest variable is how much work you can do yourself. To buy new engines and transmissions I paid about $20,000. And that was the cheapest way to go. To find the parts and build two 318's with closed cooling would have been even mo...
by Busia
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: 1976 Chrysler 360's (2)

I just threw a bunch of money at the boat, and a lot of work. Still it was cheaper than fixing the 318's. I bought new 350 Crusaders with new 1:1 Borg Warner Velvet Drives and new instruments and wiring harnesses. Used the new front engine mounts and the old rear engine mounts. Used the old props fo...

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