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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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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    The marine engines are basically Auto engines. Auto machine shops rebuild them all the time. If possible............ Marinas ? Could just convince owners to buy rebuilt or brand new very easily. Follow Wingnuts advice. I would also check the block surface for some warpage. Machinist blueing sprayed on a oil free surface & then drag a cast 3 or 4 foot level across it in several directions. if it scratches 90 % fairly evenly ? I am satisfied with the block surface.
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    1/2 inch braided line weakest point

    I use ALL / SOLID BRAIDED Nylon lines. That pretty fine braid is used COMPLETLY THROUGHT the line. Other way to not have those pretty loops come apart ? Put a hand made simple loop on the end of the lines. I also put a 1/2 hitch at the end of all lines with knots. The 1/2 hitch prevents the end from yanking out of a hand made simple loop. The shorter the line....... ALL DOCK LINES ............ the greater the hard " RIP YOUR CLEATS OUT " yanks ? OH WELL. Long crossing dock likes with 1 or 2 black rubber shock absorbers are excellent. Those Long whippy poles are great. Sometimes. 5 waves from a yacht that push sideways ?? To the dock ? Oh NO Mr. Bill. My fender count & size per side is way too much for average people. But I have never had wood or concrete scrapes on the gell coats.
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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    While looking around. Pull the other side apart & inspect it very carefully. Small time to catch a beginning of it having a problem. You get a set of head gaskets. Pull the head & check it & pistons very carefully. You deserve some good luck for a change.
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    Serious leak from transom area

    That is a very old leak area. Guess it is time to repair it
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    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    If it helps us do less damage ? Buy it.
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    Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System

    I did NOT cause the crash !! I was in the bathroom SITTING DOWN !! How dare you accuse me !! Sure my 12 year old aggressive son.
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    Port Engine lost power - Need some help please

    Valve train checkout. Rocker arm check out. Hydraulic lifters. Blocked oil paths to that side of the valve train. Broken valve springs. Valve spring keepers popped off. Bent pushrods. Check ro This engine has a roller cam & hydraulics ? Check the cam lobes & rollers for wear. Big question........... What failed to cause 1 side to fall apart. Find that first if possible.
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    I like Gumby. White boat with a green captain. Too much coffee today.
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    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    WRONG I have no trees near the house. I cut them down
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    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    Lets get really honest about anchoring and going to sleep on a boat. Night or daytime. Makes no difference. only safe way is with NO ENGINES RUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any engines running puts you at risk of death or brain damage............... Gas poisoning. From wind .........Both speed and direction...........Using.front & rear anchors........closing windows to keep warmer or cooler.. Generator fumes CAN & DO CLIMB INTO A BOAT.. Fumes can get sucked along side wall coverings or under floor paths......... If some others anchor near you ?........... You kill them or they can kill you. any or all the detectors fail in a silent manner......Who ever figured out a detector should only be high mounted ? Never has dealt with cool C O & CO2 gases in a boat flooring system....... Yeah yeah All of us are not perfect on testing & and maintaining electrical equipment......... I sure am not. If you can accept joining the people who die each year or causing others to die each year ? Run any engines you want to while asleep. That includes drifting during daytime. While taking a quick nap. When you are asleep ? You are TOTALLY defenseless. Accept that basic fact.
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    How to Anchor and Sleep Safely

    I put all lights on during the night. Why ? Because I want the drink & drive people to see my boat in the dark. They might just wake up enough to see the lights & miss me.
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