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by jfrprops
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: slow leak at transom and hull join
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: slow leak at transom and hull join

you might very well be able to stop that one with boatlife...sets up under water...mostly....you would be best to force it in there with the caulking gun and then keep it in place with a block or brick or something until it sets up. I have actually done that on a cavalier and it lasted for years. Jo...
by jfrprops
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

I fear that paint requirement will fall between one and two quarts. Got one of those paperweights.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

I say Boatlife, white.... (lifecaulk)

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Trading Dock

to expand on my clueless response: I don't know squat about this stuff but know for sure that I am not going to use fakebook. My rather rare classic boat, a Fairchild Scout 30, got a fakebook page back in the day and while I would love to be able to communicate with other owners...I am not going to ...
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: M27 Chrysler Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: M27 Chrysler Engine

All the guys I know are using goop instead of gaskets...claim good products out there and good results????

John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Trading Dock
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Trading Dock

I am with brother Staib! John in Va
by jfrprops
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
Replies: 13
Views: 4955

Re: Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?

love it bilge rat...after TWELVE fricking coats anything will dent! Us two coat guys never have that problem...lol.....

I am sticking (literally) with Epi.....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Water pump

now now....don't pooh pooh that cured by rusting deal....I have seen it work too....lazy man's repair.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: HF-7 pink milk

I would like some others to comment on this...but after reading you last post as to what happens....squeal is not something a wet disc unit really does...bearing maybe but not the disc that make it go. And as to just disengaging....well...I am more pointed back to the damper plate....especially sinc...
by jfrprops
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: HF-7 pink milk

that vid does not tell me much....and my suggestion of damper plate is just covering all possible bases. Clearly, milky oil is the sign of trouble. Remind us all what boat that is exactly and what engine? Will she still move through the water and at what speed and duration. There are not many guys l...
by jfrprops
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Water based varnish, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Water based varnish, anyone?

I am a Epifanes guy....but as to advice...Johnroy's post and the on just above are both right on. The sea gold does work Ok...but the post just above mine tells the whole story...
John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: HF-7 pink milk

Back in the day we said that Paragons had a "system" like stomachs, intestines, and kidneys....that would "pass" buckshot...whereas Borg Warner/ Velvet Drives would not pass number 9 shot....meaning that paragons were really tough and hard to kill. I just re read you symptoms are you confident you h...
by jfrprops
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: HF-7 pink milk
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: HF-7 pink milk

Ok, the HF-7 must have a cooler I am pretty sure. That cooler is a small heat exchanger of the capsule with tubes design. That is a smaller version of the heat exchanger on the engine if you have fresh water cooling. The ATF gets pumped around in the unit and through the heat exchanger to be cooled....
by jfrprops
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 paintable?
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: 5200 paintable?

I swear from the picture I would but that baby in the water and just Go Boating! Good initial work all those years ago...and still looking way tighter than most that spent that long on the hard....

John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Hydraulic transtran

Dave sent me a great response via private email...many thanks
by jfrprops
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Hydraulic transtran

David, sent you a private email about this...thanks, John in VA
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Hydraulic transtran
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Hydraulic transtran

maybe I am late to the post? But if you are talking about a Paragon Hyd. unit....it certainly can be reversed and with little ill affect....true the gearing has a sort of preferred cut to it....but you just rotate the plate and voila.
John in Va
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Serving out my term as President, resigning BOD

Let me be the first to comment.....it was a fine run Buddy and good times...more to come...many thanks,
John in Va. hurricane coming
by jfrprops
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 217
Views: 34676

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Great digs....get on it....perfect work space.

John in Va
by jfrprops
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Most interesting breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Most interesting breakdowns

a true clean your pants out moment ole buddy...but nicely done! and you are right polyprop has no place on the water...

Been boating at Reedville show...poor weather....great friends!!

John in Va
by jfrprops
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Most interesting breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Most interesting breakdowns

this one was more of a nervous breakdown...almost. So I moved my 33 foot seastrake with twins into a tight spot next to a floating work platform I intended to use to do some paint touch up on the hull. I had a flat blue polyprop line and while getting settled I just tied it to a stern cleat and one ...
by jfrprops
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Donation for Chris Craft Lovers

Like Matt I sort of missed the fact that this is a 4 year old posted question...so the solution has likely been found....but I had to sell one for a buck....zero market for those lovely old cruisers.....sad but true.
John in Va.
by jfrprops
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 217
Views: 34676

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

keep us informed on this great project!

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cooling sytem pattern from water pump to engine
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Cooling sytem pattern from water pump to engine

that Jim, he has it all! Amazing really.

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

The coil resistor on older engines is always located near the coil....it is a white ceramic deal about 3 inches long and 1/2 wide and across.....inside it is a coil of wire ( visible on the open back side of the ceramic deal) that acts to reduce the high voltage of starting from burning out the poin...
by jfrprops
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Engine bogs down past 2,100 RPMS

you say you have petronics….but if you left a coil resistor inline....and it has burn through....those are the symptoms?????

John in Va.
by jfrprops
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: The Mariners' Museum is open

love both of Jim"s messages!
by jfrprops
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating

Dave, sounds like you were OVERHEATED in Powhatan 20 years ago too!
Did you live around here?
Do, of course, check the impeller right off...but if she did not overheat on the restart...doubt that is the main cause....
John in VA
by jfrprops
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: 1950 U22 Mercruiser 302 overheating

I would bet your thermostat was stuck... and she did not get all that hot.....go boating....John in Va.
by jfrprops
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Lil' Plastic Thingy I Found In My Bilge

Nah....not big enough for shaft....look at the glasses and pen.....some "not to worry" piece of plastic off something brought aboard or some such...???? don't know....because of the splined insides we are thinking this is more than it its ….could it have been on the shaft through bolt/key to hold it...