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by Busia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: wiring woes
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: wiring woes

Sounds like you have the start and run wires reversed.
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How to post pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 110

How to post pictures

To answer on how to post pictures, I will start a new thread so we keep one topic per thread. It has been covered here many times, so if you search up there in search you will find lots to read. The big problem is the size limit here, so I go to shrinkpictures.com and follow the directions. Save the...
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: engines seem locked up
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: engines seem locked up

Bearings won't rust to the crankshaft as they are not iron to iron. Worst are cast iron rings to a cast iron block. Hopefully you have chrome rings. Your receipts might show part numbers for the rings. Till then, put on old clothes, use lots of oil and hope for the best. Change the engine oil often....
by Busia
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: engines seem locked up
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: engines seem locked up

If you are not a mechanic now, you will be by the time you are done. Simple problem solved with a lot of time and hard work, hopefully not a lot of money. First, have good tools, don't waste your time and money on junk. (don't waste it on Snap-on either). I would remove all the fan belts -save them-...
by Busia
Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?

They are SACRAFICIAL anodes. They are meant to dissolve. Go to BoatZincs.com to find out what kind and how many you need. Or call them up, they are helpful. Buy your anodes here too, they have the best prices. Good luck with your boat--
by Busia
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

I have an older boat ( late 70's ) and it has all stainless shafts and I think rudders. In theory you could make new rudders out of aluminum or wood or titanium or whatever. Stainless is much easier to weld, stronger, less likely to corrode, and cheaper than aluminum. Also you say aluminum, but what...
by Busia
Mon May 07, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

The balanced rudder takes most of the work out of steering. If it was not balanced (like some early airplanes were built) you have to do all the work, and the rudder would want to go back to center. What you want to do is keep the ratio of the area's the same. So much in front of the centerline to s...
by Busia
Fri May 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

To work on the boat by myself all I do is make sure it is tied to the dock securely. I can put it in gear and add power slowly. Then just pull against the dock. Hopefully the shafts won't drip when they are not turning and just a little when they do turn. Better too loose than too tight.
by Busia
Thu May 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

As Emily would say " Never mind".
by Busia
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

That piece of pipe welded into the hull is called the shaft log. Doesn't matter what size it is, you're not going to do any thing to it. What you have is a packing gland that seals the rotating shaft. It should leak about one drip every few seconds while the shaft is spinning. It has to drip to lubr...

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