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by seef158
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Hard to start?
Replies: 10
Views: 4091

Re: Hard to start?

Remember these are carbeurated engines guys. Try starting a 1980s or 70s dodge truck when its 20 below out and THAT is a long crank time. 20- 30 seconds is normal as far as im concerned. I wouldnt be concerned with a minute after sitting for a week. 20 soconds cranking, give it a rest for 30 seconds...
by seef158
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy thanksgiving Jeff and everyone else and thanks to the board admins and all the knowledge sharing here. Although i find myself marinette-less right now i still come on here a few times a week and read every thread. Shameless plug: im Also in the market for a 32 express without flybridge if anyo...
by seef158
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help with info; data to choose a boat
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

Re: Help with info; data to choose a boat

The B Model 32 was interesting. I think the separate shower stall is the most important feature. But i don't think I could do without my Dinette. To the OP I think a twin engine boat is much easier to live with than a single. Not that a single would scare me. I do not think a kicker 15hp motor is g...
by seef158
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: looking for trailer/info for 1970 28'
Replies: 11
Views: 6149

Re: looking for trailer/info for 1970 28'

I used to tow around my 28 express single engine all the time, had a 2016 venture tandem axle trailer, height was around 12' in the trailer. Model was the vatb8725 or 8750?? The only issue I had was the trailer could have been a little longer to get more boat up on the trailer and hence some more to...
by seef158
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Fuel Filter inside our gas tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 5145

Re: Fuel Filter inside our gas tanks

My 72 28 express had an issue with the pickup being corroded out..... I had to replace the stand pipe inside of the tank. The bottom 6" of the stand pipe looked like Swiss cheese and crumbled when I touched it. I reduced the problem to the tank by running the boat off of an outboard fuel tank f...
by seef158
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Heck of a deal !
Replies: 1
Views: 5853

Re: Heck of a deal !

Did anyone happen to save the phone number for this 28 fisherman in the u.p. of Michigan or know the owner Jason? I was comversing with him but lost his contact info....
by seef158
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: D/C Wiring
Topic: bilge pump switch
Replies: 2
Views: 13374

Re: bilge pump switch

Both of the 28' express that I've owned were wired so the float switch went directly to the battery on a fused circuit.. it saved my boat once when I left it up in Duluth for a few weeks. They got excessive rain( 10" in a week) and my shaft log leaked a bit and to top that off the hose for the ...
by seef158
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: dome lights not working Where is ground buss located?
Replies: 12
Views: 19360

Re: dome lights not working Where is ground buss located?

We see this all the time, I work as a service supervisor for a large diesel engine manufacturer. Just because there is voltage does not mean the wiring will carry the proper amperage. In our shop We use load testers or a headlight to make sure that wiring can carry enough amperage/load.
by seef158
Tue May 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question
Replies: 3
Views: 9942

Re: Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question

The fresh/raw water cooling terminology always trips me up, I have no antifreeze or hear exchanger, every thing is cooled by river water.....thanks for the reply.
by seef158
Thu May 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question
Replies: 3
Views: 9942

Exhaust manifold/elbow gasket question

'72 318, with the dual pocket water pump. Should the gaskets between the manifold and the elbow at the rear have the water passages opened up or closed???? If I understand the system correctly I would think the gastket should stop flow from the manifold to the elbow so that the two are isolated from...