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by BlueSkye
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What year and model is this boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: What year and model is this boat?

Bob,

Are you saying that the "owner" doesn't have the title or transferrable registration card and you are considering buying it? You can possibly track the boat down with the government of Illinois since the registration numbers are there nice and fresh.
by BlueSkye
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: jralbert Private message outbox stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 82

jralbert Private message outbox stuck

I have one PM stuck in my outbox as well from three weeks ago.

Couldn't respond to your post, it is an admin notice.
by BlueSkye
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Carb Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Carb Problem

I think if the diaphragm in the mechanical fuel pump (marine setup) fails it will leak gas into the crankcase. I still don't understand how a stuck open float/needle valve would make your engine idle down and put gas in the oil. If you still have the carb that Edelbrock has authorized the return for...
by BlueSkye
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Carb Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Carb Problem

I cannot imagine how a clog in the carb would make the gas pressure go down between the pump and the carb.

Rereading this I wanted to ask about half way through if there was gas in the engine oil.
by BlueSkye
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pumping out your holding tank
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Pumping out your holding tank

The club where I dock has a pumpout tank on wheels pulled behind a lawnmower. I believe the pump is a diaphragm type and it runs on a small electric motor. The hose is corrugated and it has a black plastic quick connect fitting on the end. The pumpout flange on your boat should be threaded for the m...
by BlueSkye
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Radios
Topic: furuno model 1621
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: furuno model 1621

I've known a couple of people who had their Marinette with flybridge transported, and they took the fly bridge off.
by BlueSkye
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 62 40 ft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 62 40 ft ?

I see several things that are not in the style of the Marinettes I have known. The all welded rail, mine had fittings. The handrail on top of the cabin same thing. The windows do not look like Marinette. Also, it is ugly.
by BlueSkye
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Just bought my 1st "M" and need some help..

Sounds like she is in the water. Might be tricky checking the strength of the through hulls. I have a couple of "carrots" aboard now but didn't sued to. What I did have was one of those French rolling pins that taper off at each end. I still have it, but one end is cut off. Still does a gr...
by BlueSkye
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What year and model is this boat?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: What year and model is this boat?

It's probably a longshot, but you might get a clue from the motor nameplate. My previous Marinette was a '68 and had the original engines in it.
by BlueSkye
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Mechanical Steering Lubrication
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Mechanical Steering Lubrication

"The back-up plan was to let the wife stand in the..."

If you have twins, you can navigate quite well enough to get back to the dock with the throttles alone.

Did I mention the set screws on the rudder coupling are important?

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