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by EWRice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

In the last few years I have seen the internal diaphram fail on the oil pressure alarm switch and leak on alot of boats. One broke the plastic housing and pumped all the engine oil out. Cost him an engine. These have all been 1980's vintage Chrysler and Crusader engines.
by EWRice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

In all the years I have been working on boats and equipment, there have only been a few "wonder" products that I don't condemn, and even fewer that I recomend. The recomended: Sea Foam (For gasoline ONLY) Stabil Marine (the blue stuff) Stanadyne diesel fuel treatment (this stuff is incredi...
by EWRice
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Stantions and railing mods

I need to make a run to Wolf's soon so we can probably meet up. I think I found some of the round ones. I would post a picture but they are all at the polishing shop.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Paint
Topic: Paint Stripper
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Paint Stripper

As I begin my repainting project, I am removing hardware and realizing how many layers of paint are actually there. Has anyone used Aircraft Paint Stripper on their boats? From what I am reading this is the easiest way to remove paint from aluminum.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Stantions and railing mods

I decided to go ahead and cut out the section on the port side. I will mill out the new caps before I weld them in for extra heavy hinges. I will take some pictures as I go. I am still looking for the rectangle stanion bases if anybody has any. I am also looking for a few of the angled round aluminu...
by EWRice
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Stantions and railing mods

What you did is exactly what I was planning on doing. I plan on welding a plug in the cut ends and installing a hinge to flip the railing up onto itself. Are your stantions aluminum or stainless?
by EWRice
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Stantions and railing mods
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Stantions and railing mods

I am just starting my cosmetic repairs on the 72 express. I am looking for a few spare rectangular aluminum stantion bases for the railing around the stern and flying bridge. I am also curious to hear from those that have an opening in the railing at the transom. I want to cut a section out between ...
by EWRice
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Stress cracks ???
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Stress cracks ???

The only time I have seen so called "stress cracks" in a metal hulled boat was when the hull was allowed to get substantial amount of water in it that froze solid over the winter. That was on a Roamer but I was amazed at how many welds were cracked. They decided to cut her up after that.
by EWRice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: good info to print out
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: good info to print out

shade2u2 wrote:Would my 1986 39 with Crusader 454's have this tranny?
I honestly don't know.


You should have Velvet Drive 72C transmissions (or 10-18 in certain literature).
by EWRice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan
Replies: 31
Views: 2189

Re: Question to owners about your 32' FB Sedan

Be careful comparing trawlers to Marinettes. That is like apples to marshmallows. Completely different hull designs and purposes. A trawler will have a displacement or semi-displacement hull that will be very fuel efficient close to its rated hull speed with a lower power engine. Marinettes are cons...

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