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by bpboater
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Water out of spark plugs hole.
Replies: 30
Views: 7643

Re: Water out of spark plugs hole.

Put some oil back in it and see if it will run. After about 10 or 15 minutes, check for water in the oil. It is unlikely water will show in the oil that fast unless you have a cracked head or block. If you have access to a leak down tester, it will find the leak source. Remove all the spark plugs. R...
by bpboater
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Water out of spark plugs hole.
Replies: 30
Views: 7643

Re: Water out of spark plugs hole.

I don't think that is necessary. Just try to start the engines with plenty of water available to the strainer or water pump. Water slipping past the exhaust valves is often referred to as reversion. At certain rpm, the exhaust can set up a harmonic where the water from the exhaust can be condensed b...
by bpboater
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Galvonic Isolator- Where and how is it connected?
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

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: 30
Views: 7643

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: 2494

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: 1654

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: 1654

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: 4385

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: 4385

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: 6317

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...

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