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  1. cyclops2

    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    That blocked water / drain line did a real job on the engine. I would be seriously considering a replacement engine. What material is hidden & stuck in the cooling passages of the block ? I would go with a crate engine. If you want & like & want the boat ? Consider all the options. My biggest concern is all the other same side parts could fail after replacing the obvious damaged parts. How long will the old not replaced parts last ?
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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    I think I see several areas that had air leaks. big air leaks on the intakes.
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    IRS scammer, lets have at them

    " This is Sargent Robertson of the N J State police. " CLICK goes my connection of any type. I call the police. Or IRS. They have no need to call me.
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    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    I have found that the 40' lengths of 1/2" solid braid are so very much easier on the hands and skin in rough weather docking. All sizes of my boats in a real pinch. II can tie them together as a tow line. I do not use the anchor line for towing.
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    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    I did the spread your legs apart slowly. Until it hurt to much. Groin pulled muscles for a while. I was quick enough to eject the wallet & cell phone. As I fell flat on my face with a crowd around
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    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    Bingo Hatem !! I have amidship S S cleats on dock & boats. The boats have a circle of 1/2" line that allows about 6" of slop between boat fenders & dock. That allows a easy connecting of the boat to the dock in normal breezes. Then I toss all lines onto the dock. Hop out & do a permanent tie up the first time. Getting in the boat is just the reverse. Toss all lines into the boat. Step aboard. Start engines. Coil up all lines. Check gauges. Check fishing gear & water bottles and TOILET PAPER !! Unhook the amidship loop from the dock. All reverse 1/4.
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    Noisy water pump

    Also check for a fairly slow leak on the pressure side. The water is going somewhere. The leak rate & run time will get longer.
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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    I loosen all the head bolts 2 turns. With the sparkplugs in the holes. If the heads are still stuck down ? I do a VERY quick / short blip of the starter. That will pop the head loose.
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    Winterizing Help

    Your water pumps NOT on the engine will / might require electrically opening the solenoid if equipped & doing the large compressor tank blow out of the tank , lines & motor. Having the pressure relief valve open might be necessary to clear that length of pipe in the tank. Not all H W tanks & plumbing are drained the same way. Experience on your system is necessary.
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    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    The reason your lines are rubbed apart ? The cleats have ROUGH spots on them. The cheaper Galvanized Cleats can have several rough spots. 2 cures . Only use smooth cleats. Or do a complete 2 wraps of line ....VERY TIGHTLY..... around the cleat first Then do the 2 locking hitches. Note The factory made / spliced loops are EASILY chewed up by Galvanized Cleats. I never just drop a loop over the cleat horns. Chaffing from wind or boat waves.
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    Winterizing Help

    You might do $ 270 of damage if you do not do it right ? Totally all your call
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    Hull Advice - Disappointed

    The older I get . The more I believe all posts. Thanks guys.
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    Does the galley refrigerator have a drain?

    Different. & expensive. Better? No comment without tests. Tabs are normally most effective when run across the end of the stern / transom. Those appear to look & act just like speed brakes in the 1950s & 1960s jet aircraft
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    Hull Advice - Disappointed

    Did you buy the boat used ? Of did you hit something very hard with the drive section. All the small cracks & a larger one. Then had it repaired ? I can not see any other way to have rusting bolts in a 1 year old boat. They should have been S S Sounds like a drive gasket was left off also ?
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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    None of us would derail you about your boat after the time & effort you have done............... Well done Dozer.
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