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by Rockit
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Transport nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Transport nightmare

If you find a good hauler, stick with them. I just put my boat on U-Ship after getting ditched by a hauler and was somewhat surprised by the people trying to get around the bidding rules. "Here's my price, tell me you'll pick me and I'll bid." Um no, that's not how bidding works. One who c...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help identifying switches at helm
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Help identifying switches at helm

Maybe that mystery switch engages the flux capacitor. Sorry, I couldn't help it. I feel for you. I didn't have that problem on my boat, but two houses ago the wiring was a nightmare. Among other things, it had pushmatic breakers and enough telephone wire for six lines. The craziest was installing an...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Marinette saves garage.
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Marinette saves garage.

Your insurance company will undoubtedly total the boat and maybe you can buy it from them for small $ so you can part it out and sell the rest for scrap.

Then tell the admiral it's a message to buy a 32 . . .
by Rockit
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: I need a Marinette 32' couch
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: I need a Marinette 32' couch

Hello Imboating. Looks like your 32 has the B layout--i.e., without the dinette and with a bigger head and galley. I haven't seen many and wonder how you like it?
by Rockit
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: I need a Marinette 32' couch
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: I need a Marinette 32' couch

While it would be a lot easier to buy one and that would be my first choice, they wouldn't be too tough to make--no? If I had to do it, I'd make a box with a piano-hinged lid that would provide more storage space than the drawers. Just a thought. Good luck.
by Rockit
Mon May 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 28 hardtop express idleing problem
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: 28 hardtop express idleing problem

How long does the engine take to conk out? Does it restart right away? How does it run otherwise? I've heard fisherman on the Great Lakes complain that idling with the old style alternators and running the electronics we have these days discharges the battery.
by Rockit
Sat May 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Rough seas
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Rough seas

When I was shopping for my BigM, I rode a 28' Pursuit and a 28' BigM on the same day in the same conditions (about 2 to 3' of chop) on Lake Erie. The Pursuit was faster but the ride much bumpier. Like wood, I understand aluminum has some give to it that provides a softer ride. We don't get much in t...
by Rockit
Thu May 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1978 37 Express - CL
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1978 37 Express - CL

Yes. I had those seacocks in my 28'. They were great for winterizing--attach the hose and put it in a 5 gallon bucket of antifreeze.
by Rockit
Mon May 08, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1978 37 Express - CL
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1978 37 Express - CL

Some BigMs came from the plant with a freshwater flushing system. I understand it involved a valve just downstream of the seacock where the owner would attach a freshwater hose, turn on the freshwater, turn off the seacock and then turn on the valve to flush the engine. I heard about an owner in Flo...
by Rockit
Sun May 07, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1978 37 Express - CL
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1978 37 Express - CL

You can make the trip by water--loopers make their way through the lakes down the Chicago sanitary canal and into the Mississippi watershed. You'd have to do the calculations, but could also go the other way, through the canals and down the Hudson. It would be far cheaper and faster to ship the boat...

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