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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,982
Posted By FrankSchwab
In that picture, the Airborne looks much better...

In that picture, the Airborne looks much better than the one I found.

I think the ND tower looks better, though. I'm just not sure it looks $1100 better...though SammyD didn't show any love for the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-21-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,982
Posted By FrankSchwab
In their gallery, they show this on a 1999...

In their gallery, they show this on a 1999 Maristar 205VRS (http://www.aerialwakeboarding.com/v/vspfiles/wakeboard-tower/mastercraft/mastercraft.asp scoll down a couple of boats). It looks mighty...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-21-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,982
Posted By FrankSchwab
The gear whine from the V-Drive is normal (make...

The gear whine from the V-Drive is normal (make sure the fluid is good). On mine, I resolved it by switching from ATF to 15w-40 motor oil in the transmission (see attached). Perhaps this will solve...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-19-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 779
Posted By FrankSchwab
The alignment thing is pretty easy. The only...

The alignment thing is pretty easy.

The only fixed thing in the driveshaft system is the strut. Everything else (engine, transmission) get adjusted to keep the driveshaft straight from...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By FrankSchwab
Agreed - but when he replaces the packing, he's...

Agreed - but when he replaces the packing, he's going to have to re-adjust it several times. Might as well see if adjusting what he's got is good enough.

Interestingly enough, I linked to the same...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yeah, make sure to get a good-fitting Neoprene...

Yeah, make sure to get a good-fitting Neoprene one. In Arizona, at least, they need to wear the jacket the whole time they're on the boat - think about wearing your jacket for 3 or 4 hours straight....
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By FrankSchwab
The shaft packing is normally specified to drip...

The shaft packing is normally specified to drip 5-10 times a minute (a drip every 6-10 seconds) while running. This will normally mean little to no dripping when the boat is docked.

You could...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,254
Posted By FrankSchwab
Glad everyones OK! Interesting series of divots...

Glad everyones OK!

Interesting series of divots along the keel there. Was one of them deep enough that that's where the leak was coming from?
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By FrankSchwab
Napa gold 1060 here. Same as the 1069, but a bit...

Napa gold 1060 here. Same as the 1069, but a bit longer with a bit more filter area.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,054
Posted By FrankSchwab
It's about a 15 minute job on my v-drive, and I...

It's about a 15 minute job on my v-drive, and I don't have to drop the side of the motor compartment.

But, like Thrall said, don't tighten that extra bit. My spares kit has an extra impeller, and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-06-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By FrankSchwab
Align it...

Re-aligning everything is an afternoon's job; regardless of whether you pull the tranny or not, I'd go ahead and do it. See attached.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By FrankSchwab
Looks like any of a number of small Tower...

Looks like any of a number of small Tower companies selling Chinese universal towers. I don't see anything particularly sketchy about their site - I figure it's probably not a scam - Most likely...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By FrankSchwab
The Connelly Big Daddy's are great skis. We've...

The Connelly Big Daddy's are great skis. We've had one for awhile, and have gotten a number of people up who have, uhh, increased their gravitational attraction since they last skiied 20 years ago. ...
Forum: General / Other 04-30-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By FrankSchwab
You're gonna have to look at all the hull...

You're gonna have to look at all the hull penetrations - the shaft log, the exhaust flanges, the drain plugs, etc. Something's letting water in; if it isn't the hull/deck joint, it's gotta be one of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-29-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By FrankSchwab
I did the same on mine this winter - used the tap...

I did the same on mine this winter - used the tap to clean up the threads in the manifold, and screwed in the new plugs. No big deal.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By FrankSchwab
1. I'm not familiar with the LT1, but if the...

1. I'm not familiar with the LT1, but if the engine is going into Limp mode, the ECU thinks the engine is overheating (and it doesn't look at the gauge). As I remember, the ECU has a different...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 04-23-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By FrankSchwab
One in...

One in Arizona:
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/cto/4953897628.html
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,265
Posted By FrankSchwab
This. I don't start with my back foot out, but...

This. I don't start with my back foot out, but when my fifty-something body has trouble getting out, I concentrate on reducing pressure on the back foot. I notice that you wrote:

that makes me...
Forum: Trailers 04-19-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yup, had to have mine rewelded. It's a poor...

Yup, had to have mine rewelded.

It's a poor design. The poles are long, heavy, and unsupported on the top end. That means that they vibrate back and forth as you're driving down the highway, and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-18-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By FrankSchwab
I always wondered - are the mufflers superfluous...

I always wondered - are the mufflers superfluous if you install an FAE?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-16-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By FrankSchwab
Fairly hard to turn by hand is a common issue -...

Fairly hard to turn by hand is a common issue - not a big thing, normally, just have to run through the full alignment procedure, attached.

I'd take a quick look at the drivetrain. Does the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-13-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By FrankSchwab
I add about a 2' hose to mine; the standard drain...

I add about a 2' hose to mine; the standard drain hose makes it to the transom, but no further. With the extension, I drain directly into a 1-gallon Rotella container sitting on the ground behind...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 04-10-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'd use 4200 - it's a lot more adhesive that...

I'd use 4200 - it's a lot more adhesive that Silicone, but not as strong as 5200. You're clamping the joint with bolts, so you don't really need the strength of 5200. No sense in making your life...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By FrankSchwab
Absolutely normal. It really doesn't matter...

Absolutely normal.

It really doesn't matter what direction the vanes point when you install the impeller - as soon as the engine cranks, they'll all line up.


/frank
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-29-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By FrankSchwab
Believe me, when you crank the engine they'll all...

Believe me, when you crank the engine they'll all line up nicely.

Looks to me like the engine rotated slightly backwards the last time you shut it off - maybe 30 degrees of so, and the vanes that...
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