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by bpboater
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?

I think you are talking about the capac galvanic corrosion meter - correct? There is a galvanic current isolator used in the incoming 120 vac power line to prevent current leakage on the green ground wire of the shore power cable. On the galvanic isolator device, only the green ground wire goes in a...
by bpboater
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Water out of spark plugs hole.
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

Re: Water out of spark plugs hole.

Did you use a big breaker bar to try to rotate the engine. Sometimes you might need a breaker bar with a pipe extension to get enough turning power. You might also try rocking the engine back and forth with the breaker bar. Good luck. Is the name of this boat Legend? I remember seeing it at Jamestow...
by bpboater
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Dinette parquet, looking for a section
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Dinette parquet, looking for a section

I need some squares as well. I spilled antifreeze on the floor and I think a lot of the parquet might release from the floor. I don't know if I can reglue it. I would like to buy about 20 squares (6 inch by 6 inch.
by bpboater
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Changing Habits with age
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Changing Habits with age

Yes, my boat is at State Dock. To my knowledge, there is only one other 41 Marinette on Lake Cumberland. Marinettes are great for Lake Cumberland. Fibereglass boats tend to blister and delaminate on Cumberland -- somethings about the water. Aluminum hulled Marinettes just keep on floating. I hope yo...
by bpboater
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Changing Habits with age
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Changing Habits with age

In the 1990's, we had a 32 FB Marinette. Kept it on Lake Cumberland, KY. We could not wait to get there on Friday night and head out to find a cove to tie up with our friends for the weekend. The cove was usually 15 miles away and we tied across the cove with ropes for security in case a storm brewe...
by bpboater
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

I would suggest two things that are important. first, get all the water out of the bilge and open water sources, like the toilets. Next, create natural vents, so air can flow through and remove humidity that might build up under the shrink wrap. If the boat is shrink wrapped, you could leave the win...
by bpboater
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2963

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

Moisture absorbers are only effective in air tight compartments. At 70F and 40% RH, air contains about 10 grams of water per cubic meter of air. In a 32 foot Mrinette, there are about 60 cubic meters of air space. So, if there is absolutely no air exchange in the boat,you would need to collect 600 g...
by bpboater
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 19
Views: 4321

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

Testing for the amount of ethanol in gas is easy. Just order one of these testers. You fill it with water to the bottom fill line, then fill to the top fill line with the gasoline. Any ehtanol will move into the water layer. The test will show what percent ehtanol was present in the gas. https://www...
by bpboater
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: New owner engine stall issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4123

Re: New owner engine stall issues

Be careful using non marine battery chargers on your boat. Marine certified chargers do not let even trace amounts of ac voltage to get to the batteries and ground wires. Automotive style chargers do a poor job in cleanly clipping the ac voltage to dc. As a result, the ac voltage is introduced to th...
by bpboater
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

I found my San Juan strainers were hard to seal because the shelf or lip where the gasket sits had depressions or casting irregularities in it. I bought some underwater sealant, put it on the strainer seal surface, covered it with wax paper and reisntalled the plexiglass top on the strainer. After t...

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