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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Tom023
It is brutal to do, no way around it...hope you...

It is brutal to do, no way around it...hope you have good flexibility. One word of caution: be sure to use the cap Eric sent you on the drive shaft, or wrap the edges in electrical tap, before you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tom023
Same boat as mine, this is what I did; 1. Moved...

Same boat as mine, this is what I did;
1. Moved the bilge pump to the center of the boat right inside the center access hatch.
2. If that is the original bag, it's probably getting close having to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom023
Yep, I have the Gorilla Wrench and Jiffy Jack...

Yep, I have the Gorilla Wrench and Jiffy Jack (aluminum version of yours). Have had the displeasure of using normal jack and my current set up on the side of the road and prefer the latter.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom023
Or

You could just carry a Jiffy Jack and lug wrench and forget the rest of the stuff if you have a tandem as you mentioned. Works great, is faster than a scissors jack and no need for the extra boards...
Forum: General / Other 09-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Tom023
Squeaky steering

The steering rack/coupling started to squeak this weekend on my 2001 X30. Steers fine and is not binding, just starting to make some noise. A quick check and I could not find a grease fitting...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,800
Posted By Tom023
Good chance the leak could be from the dripless...

Good chance the leak could be from the dripless seal. It's easy to damage the seal inside just sliding the shaft back up through. The threads, or splines on those shafts, nick the seals and cause a...
Forum: Trailers 06-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Tom023
Contact UFP. They would be the best source for...

Contact UFP. They would be the best source for information.
http://www.ufpnet.com/
Forum: Electrical 06-30-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By Tom023
If your boat uses and MDC with electronic gauges...

If your boat uses and MDC with electronic gauges it could be the sender or the gauge. I had the same problem and swapped out the sender only to have the same readings. So, I hooked up an oil...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-25-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Tom023
The seal for the shaft is on the inside of the...

The seal for the shaft is on the inside of the boat, this is a picture of the outside portion of the fitting that the shaft seal attaches to. You may be getting some water leakage around this, where...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-25-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tom023
The shaft should pull out of that seal easily,...

The shaft should pull out of that seal easily, but that is really not your problem. Your issue comes when trying to install the shaft back through the OJ dripless seal. The "graphite" seals inside...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tom023
Just ordered a 4" drop today for the same reason....

Just ordered a 4" drop today for the same reason. 07 Tahoe and tandem trailer. I had a 2 inch drop but that ran a little high. Took a bunch of measurements and figured a 4" will work well for me. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Tom023
It's actually not a new rudder but an "old"...

It's actually not a new rudder but an "old" rudder. Some one as on my 2001 X30. Some things better left unchanged.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-02-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tom023
We'll see another before the world ends in 2012...

We'll see another before the world ends in 2012 just not on New Year's then. Actually it is even more rare, to end a decade with one is roughly every 229 years.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tom023
You're safe. The article was a little off, they...

You're safe. The article was a little off, they happen on average every 19 months, not years.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-26-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By Tom023
The breather vent on top of the transmission was...

The breather vent on top of the transmission was also an element contributing to water intrusion. The vent would normally be sealed unless excess pressure in the transmission forced it open to vent....
Forum: Trailers 12-21-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,215
Posted By Tom023
Even if the trailer hadn't broken I think this...

Even if the trailer hadn't broken I think this picture answers your question on who is the stupid one. LMAO
Forum: Trailers 12-20-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,215
Posted By Tom023
The painted ones are made "just for fresh water"....

The painted ones are made "just for fresh water". That's why they make galvanized for salt water. No trailer manufacturer would state their painted trailers are made for salt water. If people are...
Forum: Trailers 12-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,215
Posted By Tom023
AZDave is correct, that is salt water damage. ...

AZDave is correct, that is salt water damage. Only takes a couples of times for a painted trailer to be ruined if dunked in salt water and not properly flushed. Been there, done that. That's why...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,663
Posted By Tom023
Not that it matters because the vanes will flip...

Not that it matters because the vanes will flip immediately upon initial rotation, but the new impeller is installed with the vanes bent in the wrong direction. The pump will rotate counter...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-30-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Tom023
Having had I/Os and the ease of prop removal, I...

Having had I/Os and the ease of prop removal, I used to wish I had the splined shaft and I'm not sure why anyone would bother to replace a splined with a tapered either. However, recently I had an...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,751
Posted By Tom023
Good chance the brake lines are not stainless. ...

Good chance the brake lines are not stainless. Although you can get stainless, most OEM lines are coated steel and and if wrapped will eventually rust like anything else. If his are stainless, he...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-25-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tom023
Don't they say these things come in threes? So...

Don't they say these things come in threes? So maybe you're past your spell. I've been boating on the same lake for 9 years and never hit anything until two weekends ago I hit a stump in 15 feet...
Forum: Trailers 08-25-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,935
Posted By Tom023
After this weekend I have to retire another...

After this weekend I have to retire another Goodyear Marathon. Although mine are 8 years old, in the past two years I've either caught an early stage separation or broken belt inside the tire,...
Forum: Upholstery 08-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 32,404
Posted By Tom023
Mag, I wouldn't find that acceptable in a 5 year...

Mag, I wouldn't find that acceptable in a 5 year old boat that has been well cared for. Seems to me MC was replacing skins not only for the pink stains but for the splitting vinyl as well. I got a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-25-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tom023
Yes, I have one and have removed the drive shaft...

Yes, I have one and have removed the drive shaft more than one time and replaced the strut bearings once. Works just like it is suppose to. I couldn't imagine doing the job any other way now.
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