Looking for bare engine block with pistons

GA_Boater

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lol I feel I've been demoted!
You should have posted this in the Issues section instead of complaining in other threads. You wasted most of the day! Check your post in Issues.
 

Lou C

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sorry about that, I totally forgot that I had another account because it was 18 years ago!
 

Westieman

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No worry's!
We do need to respect the Admiral! ;)
Today I winterized the FW. Temp is dropping and soon, at night, it will be freezing so one less thing to worry about.
Took off most of the water hoses and opened the engine flush valves.
This was a bad year, no boating at all. Hope next winter passes fast so I can put the FW in the water and open up the throttle and see how she goes on open water. You can not imagine how I am looking forward to that day.
Patience is a virtue they say....
So, you will be attacking the upholstery of your FW? Please Lou, send some pics as the work progresses ! Is your boat on the dry or still in the harbor? Where you live, you can always adore your boat, the sea, the water.... Great place to live.
The Fletcher is nearly ready. Finished the fiberglass works wile temperatures are still OK.
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Rock solid, now some paint to give it the finishing touch.
Started polishing, the result is.... great!
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Have a nice weekend you all !!!!
 

Lou C

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No worry's!
We do need to respect the Admiral! ;)
Today I winterized the FW. Temp is dropping and soon, at night, it will be freezing so one less thing to worry about.
Took off most of the water hoses and opened the engine flush valves.
This was a bad year, no boating at all. Hope next winter passes fast so I can put the FW in the water and open up the throttle and see how she goes on open water. You can not imagine how I am looking forward to that day.
Patience is a virtue they say....
So, you will be attacking the upholstery of your FW? Please Lou, send some pics as the work progresses ! Is your boat on the dry or still in the harbor? Where you live, you can always adore your boat, the sea, the water.... Great place to live.
The Fletcher is nearly ready. Finished the fiberglass works wile temperatures are still OK.
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Rock solid, now some paint to give it the finishing touch.
Started polishing, the result is.... great!
View attachment 327293

Have a nice weekend you all !!!!
Looks Good! I will put up pix when I get the coaming pane off on the starboard side, this job is a pain because of how FW attached them, stainless studs with nuts on the inside, but of course the do not come off. When I did the port side I had to cut them with a hacksaw, took me hrs. This time I have an electric hacksaw that will work faster. I used a plastic wedge to push the panel away from the side of the boat so that I could get the blade in. Then I used studs that had wood screw threads on one end and machine screw threads on the other to secure the port side panel. That makes it much easier to get off if needed. The other thing I want to do after fixing the rotted wood on the starboard side one is to replace the loose old OMC throttle control, I have a nice new Teleflex Ch1700 which is much more positive but been lazy about changing it because removing these panels is such a pain. Here's the port side, they rot right at the last 18" or so of the panel, just carefully peeled back the old vinyl and then stapled it back on. Second pic is panel re-installed
 

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