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by jralbert
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 28 on the way to Uruguay
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: 28 on the way to Uruguay

If you have email contact with the buyer, Google will help you do a very good translation. It'll make you almost a native speaker of many languages. Great story -- the gent must really have wanted an M
by jralbert
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 28 on the way to Uruguay
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: 28 on the way to Uruguay

Interesting transaction...long way to go. Can you share the back story?
by jralbert
Wed May 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Mildew removal
Replies: 14
Views: 4095

Re: Mildew removal

Yep, your suspicion is correct. Closing the boat super tight sets up mold conditions because there's no air circulation. All the things you describe are going on - heating, cooling, condensation, mold. I cut a hole for a vent (well, actually, I chickened out and made the yard cut it -- for a fee, of...
by jralbert
Wed May 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 20
Views: 4273

Re: Stress cracks ???

Though Lake Erie can be brutal w short choppy wave conditions, it's hard to imagine the boat got pounded so hard the welds cracked but anything is possible over decades of use. I am not enthusastic about the "first time on open water" theory. Can't possibly guess on electricity in the wate...
by jralbert
Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 20
Views: 4273

Re: Stress cracks ???

"Stress cracks" in Marinettes are rarely if ever reported. If it's a factory weld problem, one that held for +50 years, it's likely it would have shown up earlier. There could be a few scenarios here, impossible to figure out. If the new welds are holding, with no new cracking occurring yo...
by jralbert
Sun May 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 26
Views: 3598

Re: Engine Temperature spike

Looking at Jeff's post up a few items, we assume you have raw water cooled engines. Yes? meanwhile, glad to hear you got the results you wanted
by jralbert
Sun May 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FastJeff Page How To posts
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: FastJeff Page How To posts

Dave, if the transferred file is just plain txt, not sure that there can be any misschief associated with it..... If it were even a jpg that would be different
by jralbert
Thu May 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 42
Views: 6089

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

(in parentheses because you have to consider the source. But I remember being advised by the guy who surveyed my boat for me at purchase time putting a section in his 80 - yes, 80 - page report about compression testing. I am pretty sure he said only do a "wet" test.If I have the report I ...
by jralbert
Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: GPS Systems
Topic: Replacing nav/fishfinder
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Replacing nav/fishfinder

If you have thru hull currently in place and it worked, you should be able to use the existing opening for the new unit. Thru hulls, ahead of the prop turbulence, generally have more consistent results. If you mount on the transom, the mfr instructions I've seen have been very helpful to get you on ...
by jralbert
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Engine Room Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Engine Room Restoration

Suggestion as you rework the bilge area. I don't know how the GM engines set up the oil filter, but on the Chrysler 318 one of them (the starboard) was on the far side of the engine. Best thing I did down there was to install a remote filter. It hung near the inboard front of the engine, above the b...

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