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  1. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Ok, this is great, Finally a reply and it reads like this-

    Sorry you have a warranty follow I understand you do not want to take it out and we do not want to waist our time coming down and find...
  2. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Still no reply as of Wed. evening, unfortunately I have not had the time to drive down there, if there is no action by next week I may have the time for a little face time with these guys. In...
  3. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Still no reply from these guys, I got to say the customer service is quite different from their sales staff...
  4. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Their "warranty procedure" isn't worth half the price of the paper its written on if they dont do anything about it, and if they dont do anything about it I will eventually fix it myself and collect...
  5. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    I would figure that because they're so close that they would like to keep the work in house, if I was a long ways away hiring a local company would be the only option. The lack of communication from...
  6. Re: US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Thanks guys, One of the reasons I went with these guys is because they are local and told me that they are "accustomed to the issues of motor work in larger boats". If they're at the same place that...
  7. US Marine engines, Auburn WA - Anyone have any experiences with them??

    Last fall I bought a new small block for my 30' Tolly from them, over the fall and winter I got my old one out and and swapped everything over and installed, finally fired it off this week:mad: Lots...
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    Re: The passing of Don S

    Godspeed Don, You made it possible for thousands to enjoy the water, Thank You
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    Re: Cummins 6bt 5.9-m thermostat replacement?

    That might be about right for that, Diesels like heat.
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    Factory roller SBC What years??

    As the title says..
  11. Re: What is the longest your boat has been "out" on the water (excluding mooring)?

    When I was a kid we spent 6 weeks on a 28' sailboat just about every summer usually going through the San Juans and up to northern Vancouver Is.
  12. Re: This looks bad, Any help would be really helpful

    Marlins are really tough boats but that thing looks hammered
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    Re: 5.7L Merc, Long cranking before start up.

    My marlin has always been the same way, I've had 3 different carbs and two different ignition systems over the years with no difference in starting, my tolly has basically the same motor/carb/ign as...
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    Mercruiser inboard exhaust question

    I'm replacing the risers and reducers on my new boat (26 tollycraft w/90's 255 mercruiser inboard) the risers were in bad shape, I dont think they would have lasted the season. My question is this:...
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    Re: Inboard prop question

    I went through some of the POs paperwork on the boat and saw 14x12 as the prop that is on now, no mention of 3 or 4 blade. At the end of the month I'll have it out of the water and be able to know...
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    Re: Inboard prop question

    Diameter (clearance) is the problem with these early 26's, the Vdrive boats had room for a 18" prop, they are much more efficient in the 9-15kt range. I like the slow criuse but I know there will be...
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    Re: Inboard prop question

    It has a mercruiser 255 (350 chev) with a 2:1 reduction, it does get to about 4600 but I dont have a speed for that rpm, the newer models had the same power with a V drive, these had a steeper shaft...
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    Inboard prop question

    I recently bought a '26 Tollycraft sedan, its heavy (9000+) not really a planing hull but they will if you want to burn the gas, the older ones like mine came with a conventional drive that left...
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    Re: Cummins 903 smoking

    Does it smoke at all throttle/load positions? If thats the case and it seems to run ok I would look at injection timing, retarded timing will make smoke and high EGT, another symptom of this can be...
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    Re: Questions about an older Chris craft

    The shaft angle makes sense, my big concern is availability of things like risers, pumps and heat exchangers. A good number of these older CC's have been converted over to a Crusader setup and that...
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    Re: Questions about an older Chris craft

    One of them is a leftie but I think its the starboard motor and its the port one that yaks. I met with the owner and he agreed to fix the oil leak on the starboard motor and take care of whatever...
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    Re: Questions about an older Chris craft

    Yeah the starter thing is the only strong logical reason I can see, I guess they missed the bus on being the first ones to piggy-back a starter.
    Yesterday I did the "mechanics inspection" and was...
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    Questions about an older Chris craft

    Getting real serious about a 1969 31' CC commander, twin 327q's low hours since rebuilds, my question is why did CC install these motors backwards? and not its not a V drive boat, the front of the...
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    Re: Hotter thermostat?

    Rick, Mine should redline at 42-4600 and I get about 4800 out of it with a light load, its about perfect with full fuel and 4-6 passengers.
    I keep it moored in Everett, and I run to Seattle,...
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    Re: '77 Luhrs 28 ft. diesel repower SPLASHED!

    Wow where have I been? I cant believe I missed this one, Its too bad this didnt work out as well as you hoped it would. A few things I didnt see mentioned- I think you can take just the turbo setup...
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    Re: Hotter thermostat?

    Yes I have a heater that runs off engine coolant, I have a heat exchanger so salt isnt an issue.
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    Hotter thermostat?

    Right now I have the stock (145*) tstat but am thinking of going to a 160* or a 180* the only reason for this is to get some better heat out of the heater, I assume the only reason for a 145* tstat...
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    Re: not good at low RPM

    Sounds like the idle passages in the carb might be plugged, or someone turned the adjustment screws in to far, if thats not it you might have a vacuum leak.
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    Re: Info wanted: 1988 Olympic Hardtop

    I think that might be tough to find, I picked up an Olympic mostly for the trailer, I tried to find some specs and that was a no go. You might lookup info for a Glasply I know a lot of Olympics are...
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    Re: Re-carpeting boat

    For a different idea, I used foam shock absorbing floor covering that I got at costco, comes in 2'x2' squares w/interlocking edges I used 3m spray glue to hold it down. Its easy to clean nice on bare...
  31. Re: Help Boot between port riser and transom exhaust tube keeps blowing out

    sounds like your shutters on that side are stuck closed, perhaps debri from your old riser is jamming it up.
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    Re: Sea trials at WOT?

    If it was a diesel sure, but a gas motor? I'd do 5 min at WOT and then back it off to the top recomended cruising rpm for the next 25. even if it has an oil cooler those pistons and rings are still...
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    Re: Hard starting-still

    Its definately the choke, started just fine without it again even though I had it set very lean to begin with. I'll guess the accelerator pump on the new carb is working very well witch made it easy...
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    Re: Hard starting-still

    Last night I tried leaning the choke out all the way and it started much easier, in a bit i'll run down and seee if it'l do it again. I didnt use a honest spark tester, but I used a scredriver in the...
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    Re: Hard starting-still

    Cold start: I roll it over for approx. 2 sec. to make sure the carb is full, then I give it one full pump and a partial second pump then I leave the throttle slightley cracked (1/8) then I roll it...
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    Re: Hard starting-still

    Well I tried jumping the coil directly to the batt. and its still the same. 6meter, that same procdure worked great on my old q-jet when it was warmer out but as it got colder too much pumping would...
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    Re: Towing questions.. Bayliner Ciera 2455

    The tahoe, expedition and the pickups you mention all have full frames, cherokee and grand cherokee are unibodies not sure about the explorer or the durango. We have a '95 grand cherokee with the v8,...
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    Re: Toss my power steering or get creative?

    Could you space the dog house from the transom? assuming yours has the fold down panel in the back the way most GP's do it would be easy to do without looking cheesy, I'm sure you'll miss your ps if...
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    Re: Hard starting-still

    It's getting fuel, two pumps seems to be too much when its cold, but one isnt enough. I also checked power @the coil- 12.3v same as the battery, one thing I havnt tried is jumping the coil to the...
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    Re: Towing questions.. Bayliner Ciera 2455

    Ditto the trans cooler, and dont use your overdrive when towing, take it easy and keep your rpm up when laboring up grades even if it means downshifting manualy, auto trannys dont do well with low...
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    Hard starting-still

    In the last few weeks I have installed a new carb, changed the plugs and checked the timing. It runs well and the fuel economy is up a little bit, but still even with a choke that works it takes 15...
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    Re: How many hours are too many?

    As long as it was ran and maintained by someone who didnt abuse or neglect it, it probabley has a lot of life left in it. Mine has 915 hrs on it and the motor is rock solid, the drive shows the hours...
  43. First impressions of my new edelbrock 1409

    First, I already had an edelbrock 2104 manifold with my Q-jet on top, so that was already done. My problems with the Qjet- no choke, sometimes it could be hard to start. The fastest I could go...
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    Re: Quadrajet or not ?

    The E-brock is a lot cheaper than the Qjet, would recomend a matching square bore intake to match, if your motor has center bolt valve covers the E-brock 2104 is the manifold for you.
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    Re: fuel line requierments

    I should probably read the regs a little closer, I wonder if mounting it with a band clamp or holy strap would suffice?
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    Re: How many times did you do it in 2010?

    303 hrs and 922 gallons of fuel, didnt keep track of days or miles, but I did add about 1500mi. to my handheld gps that I rarely use, the boat has been in the water since late April and got used...
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    Re: fuel line requierments

    I want to run a hose for the last 12" so I can add an inline filter, right now all of my filtering is ahead of the fuel pump witch is ok with the Qjet because it has a small internal filter, the...
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    fuel line requierments

    Santa got me a new Edelbrock 1409 to replace my tired Qjet, do I need to make a new hard line or can I run a hose?
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    Re: 5.7 alpha 1 vibration

    Good idea- Ill borrow an alignment tool check it when i pull the drive, I know if the alignment is way off it will take out the gimbal bering but I could see if its a little off it might give me the...
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    Re: 5.7 alpha 1 vibration

    Roger the prop, but it does it in neutral as well, the only thing that jives for me is worn splines in the coupler causing slop and letting the shaft wobble a little, but thats a lot of work if its...
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