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by drrot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL to 283 repower
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: KL to 283 repower

This might help.
283printa.jpg
283printb.jpg
by drrot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

No smell-o-vision?
Does it smell like gas?
by drrot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M engine belt change
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: M engine belt change

Remove the starter :D
by drrot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 95 K Oil Leak
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: 95 K Oil Leak

First put an oil absorbent pad in the bilge. Check the oil level, The K engine has no main seal and will weep oil if over filled. wipe the oil pan down with carb cleaner or laquer thinner to help find out where the oil is coming from. Keep us posted.
by drrot
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Self bailer
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Self bailer

1/16". If you plug it and it is siphoning when you stop moving it starts filling the boat up. Been there :(
by drrot
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Repower or rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Repower or rebuild

Bilge Rat hit most of the important points. One more. Does your boat have an original bottom? I wouldn't add V-8 power without a new bottom.
by drrot
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: REAR DECK VENTS
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: REAR DECK VENTS

Matt,
I think yours was on the back of this memo
Vent change over memosm.jpg
by drrot
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: K Series model differences
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: K Series model differences

And of course the 100hp K with a serial# over 204761
You really want the long stroke. Everything will line up better.
by drrot
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Looking for Help Deciphering My Hull Card...

I would guess there would be some sort of markings as to where they were. Holes. Plugged holes.
by drrot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: General Error

Looks like this :D
by drrot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Correct 283 valve cover decals
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Correct 283 valve cover decals

Classic Boat Connection in MN has decals listed in their catalog.
decal.jpg
by drrot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: General Error
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: General Error

The one I get says too many are logged on. It goes away after a day or so.
by drrot
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: How to Best Add an an Avatar from Photos

Can you email it to yourself and make it smaller while doing it? Works on Samsung.
by drrot
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Anyone able to recognize a model/year from this cockpit picture?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Anyone able to recognize a model/year from this cockpit picture?

Hard to tell from one photo. Windshield says Holiday. Gauges say 1957-newer six cylinder.
by drrot
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cooling sytem pattern from water pump to engine
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Cooling sytem pattern from water pump to engine

Here is the Tach drive. Go to http://www.finewoodboats.com/ML%20engines.htm for photos of a 283
283tachdrive.jpg
by drrot
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Continental wiring diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Continental wiring diagram

Closest I have is this one from 1952
cc Wiring_Diagram 1952.jpg
by drrot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Regulators
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Regulators

What generator and regulator numbers are you using?
by drrot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 1007

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

Actually with a 153624 firing order 1 and 6 are 180 degrees apart so the timing mark would light either way.
by drrot
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: The Mariners' Museum is open

You would if you ordered them from ME :lol: :lol:
by drrot
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 487

The Mariners' Museum is open

I ordered some hull cards Monday and they were emailed to me on Wednesday :D
by drrot
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Research Related
Topic: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Cavalier Futura VXE-30-6003-2 - Italy to down under?

Welcome! And thanks for posting a photo. I thumbed through "The Essential Guide" which was written on the material at the Mariners Museum and it does not show your hull number either. Let us know what the Museum says when they open.
by drrot
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating

Could need new waterpump impellers.
by drrot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?

Here is a custom made seat in one of my U-22s. Comfy and has storage in the base. Also on the correct side to open the engine box, unlike the factory optional seat. You could probably buy a couple dozen of those chairs Matt shows for what it cost.
by drrot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: 1950 U22 Stern facing seats behind front seats - any idea?

Pretty sure it was added later. The factory optional third seat faced forward and was not very comfortable. Have seen several seats like you mention but all were recent additions.
by drrot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Paragon Manual Gearbox HP rating

I don't have an exact number but I see them in Jersey Skiffs that put out some serious power.
by drrot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: M Series Chris engine oil fill
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: M Series Chris engine oil fill

Yes :D
MCL2.JPG
by drrot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: 18' Riviera

Post photos!! We like photos. I'd start with having the fuel tank and the rest of the fuel system cleaned.
by drrot
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1959 CC Ski 18'
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: 1959 CC Ski 18'

There should be two gauges. One for each sender in the exhaust manifold. The original pump is actually two pumps in one. Each half of the pump cools half of the engine. The water originally never crossed over so if half the pump went bad half the engine could overheat.
by drrot
Sun May 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

cc Wiring_Diagram 1952.jpg
Here is one from 1952