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by DougDoty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: No fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: No fuel

Do the hand pump test and then if it flows you are looking at what is likely a fuel pump. if not you will have to start taking things apart and searching for a clog. I assume there is no chance you got siphoned over the winter ?? Sure you got fuel ??
by DougDoty
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FYI, sounds like transmission grinding but was a dirty carb idle circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 45

FYI, sounds like transmission grinding but was a dirty carb idle circuit

FYI on todays project. I had a carb start idling crappy on the port motor late last fall and I decided to wait to spring to go through it. About that time, and I noticed it again this spring my transmission on that same port motor started getting real noisy and sounding like it was asking for someth...
by DougDoty
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 388

Re: Exhaust hose advice

Has anyone tried using an automotive exhaust pipe expander to loosen things up a bit. You cannot do this !! Exhaust hose has a hard spirially wound single strand hard wire and will be ruined if you do this. Just cut the old off and use some slippery soap and water to install the new. Edited: to cla...
by DougDoty
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

I got no advice but I just like your boat !!!
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Water in my front compartment

Just like a cold can of beer, quite the appropriate comparison. :)

My bilge water flows forward in both compartments, bilge pumps at low point of both, do not have one at the transom stern for when on plane, thinking of installing one.
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Water in my front compartment

My front and rear compartments are separated by the firewall in the engine area in my boat so I do not see any flow back and forth.
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rudder shaft corossion concern.
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Rudder shaft corossion concern.

I would switch to bronze if in the need to redo it. The bronze packing gland should not even touch the rudder if installed and packed correctly. it is a non factor. I believe my packing glands for the rudders rise above my resting waterline, anyone else? I have realized I gain bilge water when under...
by DougDoty
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Water in my front compartment

This is an old question but after years of curiosity and looking I am certain that air conditioned Marinette hulls condensate on the hull sides and run down into the bilge in the summer. My boat never gets enough water to pump it out but the amount is always relative to how much and how long the AC ...
by DougDoty
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Left Hand or Right Hand - What is standard?
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Left Hand or Right Hand - What is standard?

And on top of all that my transmissions out is the reverse of my engine rotation !! So my reverse rotation engine is on my port side to allow the propellers to turn typically of most twin engine boats. It is simple but gets confusing.
by DougDoty
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: For Sale/Trade 1973 32' Marinette FB Express
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: For Sale/Trade 1973 32' Marinette FB Express

Great looking boat, It will certainly sell and looks like a good deal to me. I see a lot of good caring owners buying them up due to the inherent value of the aluminum hulls, classic good looks and the support of sites like this one to share questions and answers. They are starting into what I see a...

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