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by drrot
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Mariners' Museum
Topic: The Mariners' Museum is open
Replies: 4
Views: 309

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: 309

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: 402

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: 397

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: 489

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: 489

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: 364

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: 221

Re: M Series Chris engine oil fill

Yes :D
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by drrot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 18' Riviera
Replies: 8
Views: 860

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: 994

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: 921

Re: Changing ampmeter to a voltmeter

cc Wiring_Diagram 1952.jpg
Here is one from 1952
by drrot
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Deck Maintenance Varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Deck Maintenance Varnish

Jim,
Being lazy, I like the ALL-IN-ONE type.
by drrot
Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Need a new engine

Click on "Trading Dock" at the top of the page and post an ad.
by drrot
Wed May 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Need a new engine
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Need a new engine

Here is a 350 for under $2K. It says not for marine use but what that really means some stuff (freeze plugs) need changed. They also will not warranty one in a boat. https://www.jegs.com/i/Chevrolet-Performance/809/12681429/10002/-1?CAWELAID=230006180039261018&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=54888473260&CATCI=au...
by drrot
Tue May 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Fire extinguisher

1941 page from the FE site
by drrot
Tue May 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Fire extinguisher

The one on EBAY, and all of them are pretty useless without the mounting bracket. Harder to find than the extinguisher. 1941 Accessory catalog shows a neat fire suppression system but no shots of a brass one.
by drrot
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: The Building of Miss Dot
Replies: 78
Views: 12201

Re: The Building of Miss Dot

CONGRATULATIONS!!
by drrot
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Cleaning aluminium Glenwood square exhaust logs

Ask your local radiator shop what would happen if they dipped them.
by drrot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Empty Boat Trailer on East Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Empty Boat Trailer on East Coast

WOW!! Maybe someone needs my 26 or 28' triple on the West coast :lol: If not try John Freeman.
by drrot
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: MCL Flywheel Timing Mark

This one was colored to find it easier. That's the correct flywheel. Older ones do not have the dot.
by drrot
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: zapping condensers

I would be very cautious with that NAPA. See the current Sierra catalog. They don't offer condensers for your application. Also Sierra reboxes other parts, they generally don't make anything.
by drrot
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4205

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Troy,
Sounds like you read "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowatt
by drrot
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: zapping condensers

ASK for it :D Expect to pay 50% more. You'll save that much in aspirin.
by drrot
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: zapping condensers
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: zapping condensers

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There is a known issue with imported condensers. :lol:
by drrot
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 4205

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

Space the planks. 5200 is strong but the wood will still move. Bottom would look like ruffels potato chips. Been there.
by drrot
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

Can you tell if it is galvanized or monel? Monel is a type of stainless. A magnet sticks good to galvanized and sticks but not as good to monel. How does it look inside?
by drrot
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Replacement Fuel Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

Re: Replacement Fuel Tank

The original ones I have removed have either been galvanized steel or monel. Monel seems to survive better.
by drrot
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Sea-Mite Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Sea-Mite Siren

Terry,
Do you have a local starter/generator shop? Ask them.
by drrot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: oil sending unit
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: oil sending unit

No. The sending unit has to be matched to the gauge. The rebuilder would need the gauge to be sure it is correct.