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by EWRice
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Front windows on cabin
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Front windows on cabin

I finally pulled my front windows out to reseal them, found the leaks, and cracked one :roll:
Has anyone else had to reseal these windows? What did you use?
by EWRice
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 420

Re: Exhaust hose advice

I do not have mufflers on my BigM . I have 4 inch fiberglass tube with hose connections at each end. Hose from the manifolds to the Y. I love the way it sounds and I get many compliments. It is loud though, but more like classic inboard boat loud. Not like Baja loud.
by EWRice
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thompson help!
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Thompson help!

Surprisingly, it was fairly easy. I used the hardware from a mastercraft stars and stripes and the 327 from an old cruiser that was reduced to firewood.

After looking at some photos, it looks like the cabin steps on the BigM use the same trim as I am looking for on the front edge of the wood.
by EWRice
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: trim tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: trim tabs

Check your resevoir vent to be sure it is clear. These are single acting systems, so there is only down pressure on the hydraulic cylinders. Springs and/or negative pressure retracts the cylinders. It is odd that they both retract when sitting, but only one retracts under load. Still sounds like lea...
by EWRice
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: trim tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: trim tabs

If everything is tight, your tabs should stay in whatever spot you left them in until you hit the switch. If you have no external leaks, then you may have an internal valve leak. Do both sides do it or just one?
by EWRice
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thompson help!
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Thompson help!

As odd as the tittle may seem, I think this may be the place to ask for help. After all, where else does one go for info on boats using aluminum in their construction? ;) One of my projects along side my BigM is my grandfather's old 63 Thompson, that I converted from an outboard to inboard. That par...
by EWRice
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reverse rotation?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Reverse rotation?

Ok I have ask this to many boaters in our area and looked for it on line. Does anyone know why if they already had the 318 in production making them why would they have tooled up to make the opposite rotation that had to be more costly then changing the rotation in the gear box?? I do understand th...
by EWRice
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reverse rotation?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Reverse rotation?

Rockxx,
You have a right hand rotation propeller on a right hand rotation engine. IF you have any transmission other than the velvet drive reduction that reverses output rotation in forward, then your engine will be opposite rotation, or ccw as viewed from front of engine.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Rudders
Topic: Rudder Alignment Question
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Rudder Alignment Question

If your rudders are straight, it is possible that your tillers will be pointed slightly inward. Its actually a good thing. Google "Ackerman Angle". Although this is geared towards wheeled vehicles, it still pertains to twin engine boats. I see it more in high performance boats.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Reverse rotation?
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Re: Reverse rotation?

You have to be careful when using the term "standard rotation" in the marine industry. That term only came about when the automotive engines started to be marinized and was only used by rebuilders and such. The industry standard has always been right hand and left hand rotation as viewed f...

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