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by Rockit
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

And several years ago I found rings that worked on Amazon. Plus there's Google: http://catalog.orcamarine.com/item/mari ... ets/501841

Good luck!
by Rockit
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

Update: My uncle tells me his 1970-71 28' came with sandbags to cure a list. (He bought it from the original owner who moved up to a bigger boat shortly after getting the BigM.) He and his brother decided lead slabs were a better solution. Although his 28 had twins and a generator, it did not have t...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: BALLAST in the stern of 39 Sedan

I'll bet it sits down by the stern with what--a ton and a half of lead in it? Maybe someone figured it like was rear wheel drive and the boat would have better traction with more weight in the back. I would take it out and see what happens. Of course you need a place to store it while you figure thi...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 62
Views: 12605

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Wow! Great work.

I assume you've checked the rudders and bushings--think you said that--but have you also thought about putting in a rudder angle indicator? You can get by without one, but there have been times . . .
by Rockit
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boating checklist
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Boating checklist

Doubt you could really move any BigM with paddles unless you were using them as poles. In the Ohio? Fugedabowedit.
by Rockit
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: V drive question
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: V drive question

The only BigMs that (to my knowledge anyway) came with v-drives are the houseboats (a/k/a "river cruisers"). With a V-drive the front of the engine faces the stern so the output shaft faces forward. The actual v-drive has an input shaft on top mated to the engine/transmission and the outpu...
by Rockit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Stern railing design
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: Stern railing design

I thought they were called splash curtains.
by Rockit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted 37 or 39 Marinette. Gulf Coast Boat.
Replies: 25
Views: 2085

Re: Wanted 37 or 39 Marinette. Gulf Coast Boat.

My uncle's 32 came from the factory with the flybridge on a special lowboy trailer. They scraped one of the struts along the way so Marinette sent him a new strut. It ended up working out because he had a spare strut to replace the one he bent running aground near Cape May. My wanderlust and need fo...
by Rockit
Fri May 11, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

I'd think it would take more engineering to make aluminum rudders. The boat's hull strength comes in part from the frames and cross members and there must be some reason why the rudders weren't made from aluminum in the first place. Not like there wasn't plenty lying around the shop! You could theor...
by Rockit
Sat May 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

Thank you. Correct, a little water in the bilge from the shaft seal is no big deal.

The boatyard tried to sell me on dripless stuffing boxes, but at $500 a pop, I can live with some bilge water.

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