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by jralbert
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: Who's in CHarge Here?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Who's in CHarge Here?

Also willing to pitch in. Need admin to admin info on how to bring on new site members. PM or Email
by jralbert
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Paint scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Paint scheme

That is startling contrast. Since you asked, it doesn't appear to fit well. If it were me - it isn't - I'd stick with the main hull trim color or search for "what goes well with blue?" The colors that come up include gray and purple. Also a difference shade of blue. But not red. Orange als...
by jralbert
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

A thought on timing: if your wooden rear deck has never been replaced that means it's at least about 25 yrs old. Consider doing the job while the existing wood is firm enough to use as a template. Crumbs of rotted wood won't serve that purpose.
by jralbert
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

Concurring with the previous two posts and adding a note about why the tanks should be kept full (probably even during the summer months). The empty space of a partially filled tank is not actually empty - it's full of air, moist air, and that is where condensation takes place. Drop by drop. If it w...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Under deck wood floor and "pegboard" type?

marine grade is a must for certain engine parts such as carbs that don't backfire -- it's the law and equally important, your life. But "marine grade" for other items such as decking is also a term of art that most often doesn't have an specs so buyer beware. Rotted decking happens to M's ...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

I will hold back using the same adjective as above, but will enthusiastically agree the advice you're receiving isn't sound. I am not an expert by any means in boat propellers but have examined the question for years as an owner of an M dating back to the 1980's and now a casual observer as a former...
by jralbert
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Forward berth leak
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Forward berth leak

It could also be coming from deck hardware attachment points. That was the cause of a leak for me once. So I removed every screw holding hardware down on the bow (especially hand rails) and squirted some silicone in. I loosely fastened the screws til the silicone set, then tightened them down. For g...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: window track
Replies: 36
Views: 8007

Re: window track

Switching from plastic to aluminum track takes some work. The actual installation of the track itself is pretty straightforward and easy. However, it is a two-person job to get the windows out of the frame - unless, perhaps, you have a reliable suction device to hold the windows firmly. I did it on...
by jralbert
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

You said you were hitting almost 5k rpms. Was that wide open throttle? If not, imagine how much faster the props could be spinning. A sure fire way to wreck those rebuilt engines (or any engine). The correct term Jeff used was "underpropped". Sorry, but it's very much underpropped. I'm cur...
by jralbert
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

I recall that the book said 4,000-4,400 rpms with 16x15 cupped props which is what my 32 FBS had. I topped at around 4K. I am not going to pretend to be a prop/torque gearhead guy but I think you are carrying the wrong props now. 5K rpms (again based on my recollection) is way too high and could cau...

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