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by Busia
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hatch Gasket Material
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Foam backer rod from the lumber yard. Get more than you think you need, glue it on with silicone caulk.
by Busia
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: water hose
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: water hose

Figure out what size hose you need. ( I.D not O.D. ) Go to the supply house and get a piece a little longer than you need. Go back to the boat and thread the new hose in. You may be able to route it in a better way. Hook up the end that is hard to get to first, then cut to length and connect the eas...
by Busia
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Wear - Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Wear - Shaft

Normal would be zero wear. You have a stainless shaft in a rubber bushing, lubricated with water. Normally the rubber cutless will wear and be replaced. How much wear is allowed is affected by how big is the shaft, how well it is aligned, how much vibration you have, how much torque you are putting ...
by Busia
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing boxes RUDDER
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Packing boxes RUDDER

Yes, the same packing. A plumbing or boat shop will have different types. I believe 1/4" by 1/4" is the size. Not high pressure or high speed so it is not critical. Just no room to work.
by Busia
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil pump torque?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Oil pump torque?

Go by the size not the purpose of the bolt or cap screw. Rule of thumb is people over tighten little bolts and under tighten big ones. I have fought Loctite that the factory used, so I don't use it much. If the bolts are important, just safety them. Drill the heads or get drilled bolts and safety wi...
by Busia
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Drive Savers
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Drive Savers

Google Globe drive savers. They are 1+ inch thick plastic disks that are bolted to the transmission output flange then the prop shaft flange bolts to them. That puts the plastic in the middle so you have electrical isolation and the plastic is a weak link that hopefully will get destroyed rather tha...
by Busia
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: reverse rotation engines

It's simple. A reverse ground gear on a reverse turning engine will spin it in the normal direction. Two wrongs do make a right
by Busia
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Drive Savers
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Drive Savers

They are expensive but shop around. I found some places wanted twice as much as some others. --Ed
by Busia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Main Station Lower Helm Restoration nearly complete...

Didn't know that they had a method to their madness when they made them. I just like it on the British side, that's what I'm used to.--Ed
by Busia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: reverse rotation engines
Replies: 27
Views: 1355

Re: reverse rotation engines

The special starter spins the engine the other way, then the pistons come up to top dead center on the compression stroke in the reverse firing order, so then the firing order on the distributor is in the reverse order even though the rotor spins in the same direction. So it runs the other way. If y...

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