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Forum: Underwater Running Gear Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By bochnak
I had the same issue and found the rudder box...

I had the same issue and found the rudder box bone dry and zerk rusted shut. If you have a zerk, can you grease it to the point where it purges out the weep hole in the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By bochnak
I recently made a water bucket. I used hose from...

I recently made a water bucket. I used hose from ACE, the clear stuff, and what a PITA it is. It has a thick wall and not very pliable. Cold temps make it worse.

Try and find something that is a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By bochnak
There are 2 paths in which water can take, large...

There are 2 paths in which water can take, large hole when tstat is open, or the other hole shown in gasket linked below. Both passages dump into exhaust.

Maybe my terminology is not correct, just...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By bochnak
Tstat closed or not, there is a bypass hole that...

Tstat closed or not, there is a bypass hole that feeds exhaust.

Keep in mind draining is probably enough, RV is cheap insurance.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By bochnak
I love smoking pork...

I love smoking pork...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By bochnak
Pretty cool savings! BTW, your name address &...

Pretty cool savings!

BTW, your name address & account # from your bill is shown. Might want to black that out?

I can see the panels on your roof from google maps. Nice house!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By bochnak
Cool, glad you got it fixed. I bought this tool a...

Cool, glad you got it fixed. I bought this tool a while back and it is awesome for pulling...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-06-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By bochnak
Pulling ours out 10/18. Just ordered oil, etc...

Pulling ours out 10/18. Just ordered oil, etc...
Forum: General / Other 10-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By bochnak
Hard steering all the time or at speed?

Hard steering all the time or at speed?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By bochnak
I found it a PITA to remove from packaging also....

I found it a PITA to remove from packaging also. I used a razor and cut around the perimeter of gasket to aid removal.

Should really be packaged differently IMHO.
Forum: General / Other 09-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By bochnak
I can't remember the exact size, but they were...

I can't remember the exact size, but they were available at any auto store.

It is a hex...
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 09-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By bochnak
Let me know if you will sell pump separately.

Let me know if you will sell pump separately.
Forum: General / Other 09-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By bochnak
Nice find. I'll keep that in mind when installing...

Nice find. I'll keep that in mind when installing the new one.

Here is some info on bend radius from Teleflex:

http://www.teleflex.com.au/products.php?pID=2
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,552
Posted By bochnak
Mid October here.

Mid October here.
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By bochnak
In this case I would disconnect cable from tiller...

In this case I would disconnect cable from tiller and see if it is still tight. If so, new cable is needed.

Also, replace zerk and shoot it full of grease until it purges from weep hole. Turn rudder...
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By bochnak
Just went through this and here is my...

Just went through this and here is my thread:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=58370

When is the steering tight? All the time or at speed?

Don't be fooled by a rudder that...
Forum: Ballast 09-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By bochnak
Thanks. I have no idea on speed, speedos don't...

Thanks. I have no idea on speed, speedos don't work. I would guess 22+.

This was the first time I put ballast in it. I want to try filling the whole fat seat and find another sac to go up front.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By bochnak
I'm 33, and my family has owned a place in the...

I'm 33, and my family has owned a place in the dells for 40+yrs, and never been to a show.

I'm going to make it a point to take the kids next year.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By bochnak
LOL...I think a boat would be cheaper than that...

LOL...I think a boat would be cheaper than that setup :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By bochnak
There is a weep hole on bottom of rudder port. If...

There is a weep hole on bottom of rudder port. If grease does not come out when you are pumping it in, then there is a problem. In my case, the zerk was rusted shut.

Figure 2 hrs or less for the...
Forum: Ballast 09-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By bochnak
I bought a fat seat recently, the 1800lb version....

I bought a fat seat recently, the 1800lb version. Here is a wake shot with about ~600-800 in the fat seat and 300-400 in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,915
Posted By bochnak
No, did not have to pull tank. I did have to jack...

No, did not have to pull tank. I did have to jack one side of boat off trailer bunk so rudder would clear trailer once dropped. I used a small jack and several 2x4's to raise it about 3-4".

Send me...
Forum: Upholstery 09-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By bochnak
Chicago/SE Wisconsin upholstery shop recommendations

Looking to have the driver, observer, and 3 bow cushions reupholstered over the winter.

Can anyone recommend a local to me shop?

Thanks,
Matt
Forum: Storage / Winterization 08-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By bochnak
NPT...

NPT info:

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/npt-national-pipe-taper-threads-d_750.html

Maybe brush on some evaporust and skip tapping?

Mine are pretty rusty too, and don't have a lot of thread...
Forum: Electrical 08-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By bochnak
^ what he said. Where are you located?

^ what he said.

Where are you located?
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