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by bruegf
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Replacing gate valves with ball valves
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: Replacing gate valves with ball valves

I'd use Marelon seacocks. You should never use gate valves or ball valves, only seacocks.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/seacock_primer

Fred
by bruegf
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 24
Views: 5115

Re: Engine oil

Mobil 1 10w30. Been using it since before it was generally available, was buying it by the case from the Mobil office at a gasoline storage facility. Talked to a guy at Marysville Marine once and he mentioned they had a customer that had a fleet of rental houseboats that used Mobil 1 in their genset...
by bruegf
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Most efficient cruising rpm?
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: Most efficient cruising rpm?

I installed fuel flow gauges when I bought my 32 sedan flybridge w/ 360's and as expected the most efficient rpm varied depending on load (gas, people, water, gear, etc) and water conditions, but in general my most efficient cruising rpm was in the 1700 - 1900 rpm range and fuel consumption was anyw...
by bruegf
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: check out this beauty
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: check out this beauty

Dave,

Even 20K for a 28 is quite optimistic, I didn't even get that for my 88 32.

Fred
by bruegf
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: check out this beauty
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: check out this beauty

I wish it was hard to believe. I finally was able to sell my boat, but only got a fraction of what I expected to get even though, between the cost of gas and the state of the economy, my expectations weren't all that high. The reality is Big M's (and most older, larger power boats) are selling at ba...
by bruegf
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Replace your cockpit floor
Replies: 12
Views: 5232

Re: Replace your cockpit floor

Jeff, Just curious how long ago you did this. I would think that approach would cause a rapid deterioration of the underlying plywood as water would wick down along the screw shanks and both sit between the bottom of the aluminum and the top of the plywood keeping the wood wet as well as wicking dow...

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