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by Studini
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Oil leak without engine running?? Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Oil leak without engine running?? Any ideas?

Went down to check on the boat today, I just bought it in the fall so haven't ran it much. Previous owner told me he thought the leak was a valve cover. I changed oil before winterizing. This is the starboard 360 which he had rebuilt and has about 50 hours on it. I've got oil sitting in the bilge?? ...
by Studini
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

Yea I'm probably going to do it the "right" way but those exhaust manifolds scare me and it looks like it can be a big project..

Motorhead your link did not work. Can you share again??
by Studini
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

So what's everyone's thoughts on Blue Devil Oil Stop leak? Thinking about trying it for the valve cover leak??
by Studini
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Help with bottom paint prep

Thanks for the pointers. Think I'll end up using stainless wire brushes on a cordless drill. Would like to sandblast but not sure how big of a mess that would make and I'd need a gas powered air compressor. Might be doable as long as I could contain the mess as it's on in Jack stand at the marina so...
by Studini
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Bottom Paint and Preparation
Topic: Help with bottom paint prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Help with bottom paint prep

So bought the boat in October. It's currently dry docked outdoors at my old marina, moving in the spring. I would like to put fresh bottom paint on as it has some wear/bare spots and I don't know the last time it was done. Question is what is the best way to prep with limited access to power/sand bl...
by Studini
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

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 ...
by Studini
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

Re: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

I assume it's in a plastic container, sitting on a counter, not in contact with the hull. If so, it shouldn't be a problem. I used moisture absorbing stuff for years with no visible effect. There's another product - I apologize, I cannot recall the name -- that was good at reducing mold. It release...
by Studini
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2964

Calcium Chloride, Will it eat my M?

So I put a bunch of calcium chloride “B-dri” in my cabin to help keep moisture down but then started thinking I’ve seen chlorine airborne in a pool room eat out copper heat exchangers in pool heaters... any chance of calcium chloride affecting anything on the M?? First time with the M in winter.. ju...
by Studini
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

Thanks!! I did have the engines surveyed and the said the leak was coming from the covers so I’ll try to tighten first
by Studini
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

360 valve cover gasket replacement

Just got 32’ Fisherman and know the valve covers are leaking oil. Can the covers be removed and gaskets replaced without removing exhaust manifolds? It looks tight...

Also do you suggest cork or rubber and where would you get them from?

Thanks in advance for the help!!

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