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by EWRice
Wed May 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: How do you make coffee at anchor?
Replies: 13
Views: 1922

Re: How do you make coffee at anchor?

I don't drink coffee, but my wife does. We don't have a generator either. We have a two burner propane stove and an old percolator. Wife says that makes the best coffee you can get.
by EWRice
Wed May 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?

Bolted, welded, or you could glue them only if you had a bonding wire connected from the anode to the hull/rudder/tab/etc. Bolting is easiest.
by EWRice
Sat May 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Ceramic starter item
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Ceramic starter item

That is your ignition ballast resistor. You must have electronic ignition. Sierra p/n 18-5451

I think the automotive ones are the same.
by EWRice
Thu May 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

The only boats I have ever seen with aluminum rudders are sailboats and kayaks. I would be willing to bet that a powerboat would bend the rudder stock over time from the prop wash if it was sized the same as a steel rudder. When I made my SS rudders, I used pieces from my old prop shafts for the sto...
by EWRice
Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

You should only need the brand of seal and shaft diameter to order a replacement. Unless the hose/bellows needs to be replaced because of a tear. If my memory serves me right, the shaft log is 1.875" o.d.
by EWRice
Wed May 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bow Hatch
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Bow Hatch

Something I have considered, since I will be pulling my hatch out and blasting it, is to have the underside sprayed with a thin layer of closed cell foam, or urethane (think truck bed liner). I think the foam would work best and could be shaved down and painted to the point that it may only be notic...
by EWRice
Wed May 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

First off, I can close my eyes and hear the sweet sound of those Cat V8s idling. Makes me smile. I bet they fire and idle quicker than you can let off the key. As far as the prop affecting steering, you would have to substantially increase diameter to affect steering. Almost to the point of longer s...
by EWRice
Tue May 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

There are at least 4 boats (not Marinettes) at my marina that have rudder extensions on them for just that reason. My suggestion is look at other boats in your size range with similar draft, deadrise and prop size and see what size rudders they run. You may be surprised what you find. It has always ...
by EWRice
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: water hose
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: water hose

Can I assume that since your boat is a '90 then you have Crusader engines? If so then you should have 1 1/4" hardwall water hose (has wire embedded in the rubber). You will have to remove and measure for new since it is sold by the foot. This may offer the opportunity to lengthen or shorten as ...
by EWRice
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Wear - Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Wear - Shaft

You are going to have some wear and that is normal. A normal wear is a very shinny area with smooth transition into the shaft area outside the bearing. You may feel some smooth grooves in the shaft, but as long as you can't hook your fingernail in them you are generally ok. The most accurate and uns...

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