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by barkleydave
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bow seating
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Bow seating

Each state's regulations vary on this issue. Most deal with it in their definition of "Careless Operation" State Law can be more restrictive than Federal Regulations. Generally speaking vessels which have rails and hand holds are considered being designed for occupants while underway. Now ...
by barkleydave
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Not even sure how to ask about this...
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Not even sure how to ask about this...

USCG has used aluminum Cutters for years. (the 41 is a classic example) in coastal areas.
Also Commercial oil rig service boats/commercial fishing boats aluminum rule. They all use the same aluminum that is used in our Big M Hulls!

Proper maint. anode protection is the key.
by barkleydave
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Drain Plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 6202

Re: Engine Drain Plugs

Ok folks, my winterization for engines... ... And please tell me if I've been lucky or this is an OK process..... ( raw water engines - with engines warm and OFF...) - pull drain plugs on engines (inboard side) and drain. Replace plugs. They're brass and haven't teflon coated since 2010. No leaks n...
by barkleydave
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Drain Plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 6202

Re: Engine Drain Plugs

This question comes up every season and for good reason. First and preferred method to winterize your engines. 1. Remove manifold and block drain plugs. Use a wire to insure that they are not clogged with mud, sand, rust etc; 2. Re-install plugs 3. Remove thermostats and re-install housing (this is ...
by barkleydave
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Engine stalls after getting to temp
Replies: 15
Views: 17368

Re: Engine stalls after getting to temp

Ok as I understand it is always the Port Engine?

Next time switch STB Coil with Port (do this from a cold start up) see if the Port continues to run and the STB drops.

Running Pertronix Dist. for 7 seasons no issues and NO resistor.
by barkleydave
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 47067

Re: 318 ignition system

By the way I am running OEM plug wires no issues.
by barkleydave
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip
Replies: 18
Views: 14560

Re: Boat in the wet, but shafts won't drip

I had a simular problem years ago with GFO packing. I finally went to 2 rings and have had no problems for 10 years maintaining a drip rate.
The GFO can run with very little drip and still run cool.
by barkleydave
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Solar panels & house bank
Replies: 10
Views: 7562

Re: Solar panels & house bank

I built a Solar setup for a video camera . I used a Renogy 100 watt panel and a Mourning Star Controller. Now the reality is... At peak sun which is 4-6 hrs per day... max. output of a 12 volt panel is only 5 amps! This works great for low draw devices such as LED lights and in my case a 1 amp draw ...
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 5313

Re: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale

Priced right!
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 47067

Re: 318 ignition system

Why fight with obsolete ignitions. Been running the Pertronix test for 6 seasons absolutely NO ISSUES. i did have to replace one cap.
The testing is completed so no more free stuff... oh well :(

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