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Forum: Exhaust System Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By ndutton
I have no direct experience with the MMI...

I have no direct experience with the MMI stainless version but based on their business model I have no doubt as to it's quality. That said, stainless waterlifts in general tend to develop pinhole...
Forum: Exhaust System Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By ndutton
Sorry Shawn. I agree the Vetus waterlift...

Sorry Shawn. I agree the Vetus waterlift functions as intended as long as the cooling system is functioning properly but on the other hand it quickly turns into a melted POS when things go wrong. ...
Forum: Ericson Yesterday, 03:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,075
Posted By ndutton
100% of the builders I worked for installed all...

100% of the builders I worked for installed all the deck hardware prior to mating the hull and deck.
edit:
And 100% of the hardware was thru-bolted.
Forum: Cooling System 11-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By ndutton
That's how mine is (spare engine pictured for...

That's how mine is (spare engine pictured for clarity)
Forum: Cooling System 11-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By ndutton
The water pump mounting bolts are 3/8"-16. Lat's...

The water pump mounting bolts are 3/8"-16. Lat's spec is right in the neighborhood of what I was guessing (25 ft-lbs.).
Forum: Ericson 11-11-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,075
Posted By ndutton
In order of preference I would think Find a...

In order of preference I would think

Find a stainless welder with a portable TIG, have it welded, ground, acid washed and polished. Your local full service boat yard may be a source of referral....
Forum: General Interest 11-11-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By ndutton
Joe, it sounds to me like your heat exchanger...

Joe, it sounds to me like your heat exchanger is/was insufficient to do the job. I speak from experience, the best thing I ever did for my FWC was to replace my eBay 2 pass Sendure HX with a new...
Forum: Fuel System 11-06-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By ndutton
Centrifugal advance might be a problem.

Centrifugal advance might be a problem.
Forum: General Interest 11-05-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By ndutton
Well Greg, it should have. That was in fact NCL...

Well Greg, it should have. That was in fact NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines).
Forum: Ericson 11-05-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,075
Posted By ndutton
Old saying about jib furlers when they first came...

Old saying about jib furlers when they first came out and were notoriously unreliable:
Sails go up and down, toilet paper goes round and round
Forum: Overhaul 11-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By ndutton
I typed "Mennonite" in the forum search function,...

I typed "Mennonite" in the forum search function, it turned up that thread. Reading a few posts led me to Russ.
Forum: Overhaul 11-04-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By ndutton
Looks like it was Lat64 Russ ...

Looks like it was Lat64 Russ
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12067&postcount=7
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By ndutton
A cooling system pressure test is indicated - -...

A cooling system pressure test is indicated - - before taking anything apart.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By ndutton
Is it smoke or steam? It makes a big difference...

Is it smoke or steam? It makes a big difference in chasing it down.
Forum: General Interest 11-04-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By ndutton
I finally saw it

I decided to take a sunset cruise this evening and to my great pleasure I finally saw it. I've tried for decades since I first learned of its existence but up until tonight it has eluded me. Cross...
Forum: General Interest 11-02-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By ndutton
BSDS First time at a boat show, sail only,...

BSDS

First time at a boat show, sail only, SCMA Long Beach auditorium, went on every boat in the place. Cool.
Second boat show a year later, same event, skipped all the gleaming boats, hit the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By ndutton
The hole you're talking about is an alternate...

The hole you're talking about is an alternate fuel inlet. If not used it gets a threaded plug that must be sealed.

About your no-start, did you remove the distributor as part of the work you...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By ndutton
With that kind of damage I recommend getting the...

With that kind of damage I recommend getting the crankshaft checked for straightness. Our crank with no center main bearing is more susceptible to bending than most any other crankshaft that...
Forum: Overhaul 10-31-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 609
Posted By ndutton
When evaluating this have a critical look at the...

When evaluating this have a critical look at the lifter surfaces in contact with the cam. Decades ago I rebuilt a Ford 390 that included a new camshaft. I learned there would be no warranty unless a...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-29-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ndutton
At Islander we offered both three blade and two...

At Islander we offered both three blade and two blade props for the Freeport 41, the two blade being the recommended prop for the following reason. An option was an indexed prop shaft brake that...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-29-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ndutton
Other than my own Westsail I never built a boat...

Other than my own Westsail I never built a boat with a prop in an aperture. However, I'm not sure that matters. Prop tip proximity/water jetting would apply in either case. I'm not advocating for...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-29-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ndutton
General industry specifications were 1 ~ 1˝ X...

General industry specifications were 1 ~ 1˝ X shaft diameter for clearance between the prop tip and the hull. Any closer risks a water jetting effect on the hull.
Forum: Fuel System 10-29-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By ndutton
I have the exact same cable, no issues.

I have the exact same cable, no issues.
Forum: Fuel System 10-28-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By ndutton
Have you tried removing the return spring?

Have you tried removing the return spring?
Forum: Fuel System 10-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By ndutton
I serviced mine this morning (removed and greased...

I serviced mine this morning (removed and greased the core wire). Took me 20 minutes start to finish. I do it at least annually which keeps the cable and sheath in good condition inside and out. ...
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