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by Tuggle
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: New owner engine stall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: New owner engine stall issues

I'll second Fast Jeff's post, I too have learned through experience there is no substitute for dedicated chargers. Have used Newmar Chargers for years.
by Tuggle
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: One wire alternator

On a one wire alternator isn't the voltage regulator internal, thus completely bypassing any external regulator?
by Tuggle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: One wire alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: One wire alternator

Replaced both of mine last year with Arco's, wired them directly to the positive battery lead, they've never missed a beat.
by Tuggle
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Have seen people put bags of concrete in houseboats to level them out. At 2000 lbs. you've got about a $1000 stash.
by Tuggle
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Compression check on 318’s
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Compression check on 318’s

I would immediately be suspect something is wrong. When I purchased mine it ran so well I elected not to do a compression check, bad mistake. In the two years of ownership both engines have been replaced and it was not cheap. If the boat is in good shape make him an offer less the cost of two engines.
by Tuggle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 318 Timing?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: 318 Timing?

5 degrees is correct, just had mine recheck and adjusted. Port engine kept stalling at idle, set at 5 degrees then a slight twist to fine tune.
by Tuggle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Stern railing design
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Stern railing design

Currently mine is in good condition but looking down the road have thought about having them redone in sheet aluminum and powder coated. Not only the lower but the fly bridge also. Take the strips or the whole pieces and have them copied, edges smoothed, powder coated and you'd never have to fool wi...
by Tuggle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Struts
Topic: Need a strut
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Need a strut

Yes John Althouse's father still sells parts, spoke with him this morning about rudders, rudders and struts are made to order. He said call him at 619-208-6458 and leave a message if he doesn't answer. Said son is doing better and attending therapy on a regular basis.
by Tuggle
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Struts
Topic: Need a strut
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Need a strut

Mine came directly from Marinette, that was a good year and half ago. The father was handling all affairs at the time.
by Tuggle
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: engines seem locked up
Replies: 17
Views: 2014

Re: engines seem locked up

Will second the above, pull the plugs, liberally spray the cylinders with Marvel Mystery Oil or PB Blaster, let sit for a day or so, disconnect the coil, lay a large towel over the engine and try and turn it over. Hopefully the fogging just has them gummed up real bad and the solvents will free them...

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