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by Fastjeff
Tue May 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

Wheeeew!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

Hard to weld aluminum to the stainless round stock going up through the stuffing box (though Eutectic Corp actually came up with a way to do it). I'd think aluminum would be too weak in bending for the rudder unless it was really thick--like 3/8 inch. And the round stock woul have to be several inch...
by Fastjeff
Sat May 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette 39 rudders
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Marinette 39 rudders

For some dumb reason Marinette made the fool things out of mild steel (at least mine had them).

Rotting wood on cockpit decks, and steel rudders...what were they thinking when so many other parts were aluminum?

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu May 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318/392 Stroker Motors
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: 318/392 Stroker Motors

Damn! I hope you didn't fire slot the block and head.

Good luck.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

IF you build large rudders, which I think is a good idea, be sure to copy and enlarge the shape of the present ones.

The amount of metal on each side of the post determines the balance and is CRITICAL to proper steering feel.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette 39 Sedan sea trial
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Marinette 39 Sedan sea trial

..."this is the 1st time that the engines, generator and other systems will run for me?"

How about the surveyors? Does this mean the they didn't start them on land? If not, those guys shouldn't be paid!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing boxes RUDDER
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: Packing boxes RUDDER

IF there is no crack, and IF the packing is not shot, you can simply tighten the gland a bit more until the leak stops.

This is NOT like a prop shaft packing gland where high rpm friction will cause heat damage.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette 39 Sedan sea trial
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Marinette 39 Sedan sea trial

Did the surveyors at least run and check the engines on the hard?

Hope so.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: water hose
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: water hose

There's usually a trans cooler in that line. I'd try to get someone to remove it intact and match it up at an auto store. Ditto the front hose that goes from the oil cooler to the water pump.

Jeff

PS: You'll probably need to cut off excessive hose on the one you find that's close as you can get.
by Fastjeff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Marine Sealant
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Marine Sealant

3M makes a sealant (I think it's called 5400) that doesn't death grip like 5200.

Jeff

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