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by GB49
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Hard to start?
Replies: 10
Views: 2675

Re: Hard to start?

Similar issue here as well. I'll give each engine a few pumps long before I start just to get some gas moving into the bowl. Also in the habit of a few pumps after running and engines have cooled down. Seems to help keep things primed.
I do like Jeff's electric pump setup!
by GB49
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Cut Capac Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 1798

Re: Cut Capac Cable

There should be a yellow tube that contains the factory splice. Its just a butt connector. The tube keeps the water away from the butt connector. If you need to add another butt outside of the tube get some shrink tube butts from West or use a regular butt and add some adhesive heat shrink before yo...
by GB49
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New hole needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: New hole needed

A drill and hole saw will work. Hull is not that thick. Just make sure the saw is for metal and not wood. Can get the bronze seacock and thu hull from West Marine. Don't forget "below the waterline" adhesive and a package of gloves. Also helps to have 2 people. 1 inside to tighten and 1 ou...
by GB49
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 10
Views: 4172

Re: Trim Tabs

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by GB49
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Raw Water Intake
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Re: Raw Water Intake

There is also (as I said above) the possibility of sucking air into the motor cooling stream, and you'd be surprised how little air can causer big problems. Jeff Good point Jeff! Also consider hose volume issues although its not like the toilet is flushing constantly while the engine or generator o...
by GB49
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Raw Water Intake
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Re: Raw Water Intake

I see now. He wants to T off an existing hose? Would never consider doing that under the waterline. Too many elbows & hose clamps to fail. Make a new hole and do it correctly, imo.
Don't want to end up in the BoatUS magazine claims section.
by GB49
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Raw Water Intake
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Re: Raw Water Intake

Just noticed his name is Mytoy28. Assuming he has a 28.....We had a 1989, 28 with the traveler head (single tank under bowl). Toilet water was supplied by the freshwater tank & pump which was a waste of water given the tiny tank. 2 pump out ports on topside (1 suction pump out and 1 macerator). ...
by GB49
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Raw Water Intake
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Re: Raw Water Intake

You can put an intake anywhere you have access to make a hole. The intake for my head is under entry to the fwd cabin on the 32'. If you are looking in the engine room for intake location I'm assuming you have a 28 with the head on the aft right side of the cabin? Just be sure to seal everything wit...
by GB49
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help with info; data to choose a boat
Replies: 9
Views: 4100

Re: Help with info; data to choose a boat

28' is 11' wide & has single 100gal fuel tank 32' is 12' wide & has twin 75gal fuel tanks Fuel use on twin is very economical compared to fiberglass boats of same size with twin engines. Twin engine is much easier to maneuver and also makes troubleshooting easier. The only single engine I wo...
by GB49
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel economy
Replies: 28
Views: 12820

Re: Fuel economy

I haven't done it on the 32 yet but on the 28 we took the flame arresters off while running and looking at the carbs you can tell when the secondary valves open. Make note of the RPM and stay below it, you will save fuel.

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