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by Fastjeff
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Help me name her!
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Help me name her!

That reminds me of a town in England called Wetwang. Honest!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Aft Deck... Diamond plate aluminum?

Hey! I patterned that repair procedure! Had to replace a few rotten plywood areas, first. The 1/8 inch aluminum I used was smooth, not diamond finish. I pre-drilled and chamfered all the holes and used # 8 flathead SS screws into the wood. (Much easier screwing DOWN into the wood than UP from below!...
by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: Help me name her!
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Help me name her!

X-T Sea
Dances with Waves
Knott My Problem
My Absolute Last Boat # 5


Etc.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

One of the old Carter AFB carbs I had on my old boat was not rebuildable--it was pin holed enough (thanks to ethanol) that it would run rich at idle regardless of having the idle screws turned all the way in. I rebuilt it a few times with no improvement before tossing it out and going to Edelbrocks....
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

The ethanol component can not be pumped through a pipeline (for several reasons) and has to be trucked from the producer to the gasoline distribution centers, where it is mixed with gasoline from the pipelines. That is yet another reason to eliminate ethanol from our gas--the transportation costs (a...
by Fastjeff
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gas fillup, dilemma over
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Gas fillup, dilemma over

I'm not gonna gain any friends with this... I filled the old tanks with the usual 10 % ethanol gas WITH stabilizer for several years (winters, actually) and never had a problem. The trick is to stabilize it thoroughly, fill the tanks (to lessen air volume, and run them way down in the spring before ...
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Must disagree a bit here. On my old boat, at one time. I had a 16 x 16 on one side and a 16 x 15 on the other. I had taken the 16 x 15 to a prop shop to have it repitched to a 16, but the guy said he couldn't do. He added a lot of cup (using a hammer and a wooden post), and it worked great! RPM and ...
by Fastjeff
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: auto pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 3888

Re: auto pilot

I let my brother-in-law Steve run the boat as a favor to the Admiral. After 'prompting' him a few times on looking ahead for debris and buoys, which he was having trouble doing, he eventually "explained " to me that he didn't have his glasses on! Needless to say he was relieved on the spot...
by Fastjeff
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Good. DON'T run it long with that set up.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Prop size and operating RPM for 318 Chrysler engines

Ouch! You are WAY under propped. As I recall, 16 x 14 were about normal for your set up.

Jeff

PS: I'll bet she leaps out of the water!

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