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by barkleydave
Wed May 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Any idea what this is?

This is a disaster ! This appears to be an illegal waste dump Not only illegal it was improperly plumbed using a gate valve.. Extension Cord wiring probably was going to a macerator pump either way needs to be removed! Now approved MSD type I systems can be used on the Cumberland/Ten rivers. No dire...
by barkleydave
Tue May 05, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: What has been your process for cleaning boat bottom?
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: What has been your process for cleaning boat bottom?

Mine is in covered slip year around. I pull every 4th season and have a great marina that knows aluminum He will NOT just wash and paint. They take here back to bare Aluminum and using all Interlux products builds it up with proper pre and epoxy coatings and finishing with 2 coats of bottom paint. T...
by barkleydave
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 35
Views: 35884

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Yes glad I bought mine 20 years ago... LOL
by barkleydave
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: whistle noise when shifting in gear
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

Re: whistle noise when shifting in gear

There are flow valves in the Velvet similar to an automotive transmission. All the reverse gear does is hydro pressure forces a band on a cone. If the valves to not seat properly (dirty or low oil) it can cause the whistle you are referring to. As I recall there may be an adjustment I would need to ...
by barkleydave
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: My 29 on the Market
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: My 29 on the Market

Thanks Bill means a lot to me. Sellers Beware! Now here is a heads up ! I was going to list her with POP Yachts. I was told that the only cost was the 10 percent commission. FALSE! Now here is the real deal with these folks. 1. Minimum commission charge in contract: $2,750 ! 2. Contract does not exp...
by barkleydave
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: My 29 on the Market
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

My 29 on the Market

It is with regret I have listed my 29 Sedan with a broker. I love this ole girl and she is solid and has been reliable. Age and some health issues (advanced arthritis and back surgeries) is making it difficult to enjoy her like I use to. It is a comfortable cruiser and would make anyone a happy camp...
by barkleydave
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Replacing 2 Chysler 318's
Replies: 17
Views: 11381

Re: Replacing 2 Chysler 318's

Opinions will cover the gambit on this subject. Ask yourself.... Are you in this Yacht for the long haul ? ( 15+ years ) Rebuilds for short term are generally a reasonable solution however you must be prepared to replace ALL the stuff on the rebuild. Carb, fuel etc. I have owned mine now for 15 year...
by barkleydave
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bow seating
Replies: 2
Views: 3513

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: 8489

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: 13458

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...

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