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by EWRice
Wed May 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 1990 318 won't turn over with ignition plugged in
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 1990 318 won't turn over with ignition plugged in

Sounds like a voltage drop to or at the ignition switch. Check it with a volt meter.
by EWRice
Mon May 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Steering
Topic: Steering Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Steering Stuck

My rudder stock was seized tight in the stuffing box. The only rotation I was getting was what the stuffing box hose would twist. :cry: not good. I thought it was the steering cable at first. Rudder would turn only a few inches each way.
by EWRice
Mon May 22, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Shaft size converting to diesel
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Shaft size is not necessarily based on engine HP, although it is a small contributing factor. The four biggest factors are prop size/pitch, shaft speed, shaft length and boat weight. Example: You can use smaller shaft size if you ran a 1:1 trans with a smaller prop diameter. If you ran a reduction g...
by EWRice
Sat May 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Rough seas
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Rough seas

My 32 will hold 22mph on the gps through 2 footers with no problem. Keep in mind I have an early model with a very shallow deadrise. Fast but leaves some to desire in rough seas.

The original owner of my BigM used to run it between Fla. and the Bahamas on weekends.
by EWRice
Sat May 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Rough seas
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Rough seas

My first big lake trip with my boat was 3 weeks after taking ownership. Muskegon to Grand Haven, Mi. Not a long trip, but enough for things to go real bad if the stars see fit. 4-6 footers, heavy winds and sub par steering. Made it down and back. Many times I had to be on the throttles because one p...
by EWRice
Wed May 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: toilet replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: toilet replacement

Our old boat still has the Jabsco manual flush toilet. I bought a rebuild kit for the pump (essentially a whole new hand pump) and installed new hoses. It was so cheap, I couldn't justify any other option. Works good, and has helped potty train my middle son. He thinks it's so fun to pump the handle...
by EWRice
Wed May 17, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Front windows on cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Front windows on cabin

A local glass shop was able to make me a new piece of glass. The frame, however, was another issue. The original frame was in rough shape and the anodized finnish was salt damaged with a poor, flaking paint job. I looked all over for replacement material with no luck. I decided to sandblast all the ...
by EWRice
Tue May 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine dies when transmission engaged.
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Engine dies when transmission engaged.

Smell the trans fluid. It sounds like the trans might be bound up because of internal failure. I've seen a few velvet drives do this, but they usually lock in forward and stall when shifted into reverse. Could be something caught in prop. Grab the prop shaft and see if it can be turned by hand. Neut...
by EWRice
Mon May 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Borg Warner 1.91 : 1 - Neutral Safety Switch??
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Borg Warner 1.91 : 1 - Neutral Safety Switch??

If your trans has the switch on it, it would be directly opposite the shift lever, on the right side of the trans. It will be threaded into a small cast cover with 3 bolts holding it to the trans. 2 screw terminals for the wiring. My boat never had safety switches. Just a small 3 bolt cover over the...
by EWRice
Mon May 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Ceiling & paneling
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Ceiling & paneling

I decided to take a chance and go with aluminum. I have also decided to paint it with some leftover automotive paint I have lying around. Not sure what color yet, but it will be "fun". My options are: Dark blue metallic Bright blue metallic Fucia metallic Light gold Teal metallic We will s...

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