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Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By FrankSchwab
It may be the way the boat is weighted -...

It may be the way the boat is weighted - depending on how much load (people, beer, stuff) is loaded on port v. starboard, it can affect how the boat turns each way.

I found a unique handling issue...
Forum: Trailers 11-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By FrankSchwab
Gotta agree. Having a brake fluid that absorbs...

Gotta agree. Having a brake fluid that absorbs water is great in a boat trailer - it keeps the inside of the brake system dry. Any water that gets in gets absorbed and diluted rather than sitting...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By FrankSchwab
This is one of those critical problems that need...

This is one of those critical problems that need to be fixed before you even think about starting the engine again. People die from this kind of issue.

Gas fumes are heavier than air and collect in...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By FrankSchwab
It probably won't leak more than the bilge pump...

It probably won't leak more than the bilge pump can keep up with. Leave the bilge on Auto, and go have a blast.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By FrankSchwab
Everyone who changes their own impeller does...

Everyone who changes their own impeller does this...once. The brass screws really don't like to be tightened much.

When I did it, I was able to use a jeweler's screwdriver to push on a ridge...
Forum: General / Other 11-02-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,255
Views: 460,273
Posted By FrankSchwab
Well, as the picture is topless it technically...

Well, as the picture is topless it technically doesn't qualify for the swimsuit thread...

That's a serious rebuild right there. Good luck.

Today, I pulled everything out of the boat, cleaned all...
Forum: Appearance 10-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By FrankSchwab
When the trailer gets dunked, the tubes fill with...

When the trailer gets dunked, the tubes fill with water which drains out when you pull out. The inside of the tubes isn't painted/protected, where the outside is, so in general the rust starts on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By FrankSchwab
OK, a quick answer for you. If the Mercruiser...

OK, a quick answer for you. If the Mercruiser oil is the appropriate weight (15w-40), and has the specified API service classification (it undoubtedly does), then it'll be a fine choice for the...
Forum: Appearance 10-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By FrankSchwab
OK, from the non-purists point of view... If you...

OK, from the non-purists point of view...

If you get a great deal, accept it as it is - a Mastercraft with upholstery that isn't perfect and a scratched hull. Then go out and have fun - drive it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By FrankSchwab
Well, that would certainly cause a vibration. ...

Well, that would certainly cause a vibration. Glad you figured it out.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-22-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By FrankSchwab
Whining could be coming from misalignment of the...

Whining could be coming from misalignment of the trans to the propshaft. Significant misalignment causes high bearing pressures on the output bearing. Verify that you got less than 0.003"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By FrankSchwab
Only if it's repairable. If a blade is bent at...

Only if it's repairable. If a blade is bent at the hub, it's probably not repairable. Still usable as a backup - a slow boat is better than no boat...
Forum: General / Other 10-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By FrankSchwab
He doesn't need to - he's already got the workout...

He doesn't need to - he's already got the workout equipment. Just needs to drive it more! Three times a week with hour long sessions should get him in great shape by next spring!
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,389
Posted By FrankSchwab
And here we have the other side of the...

And here we have the other side of the story....

Sorry about your situation, Larry. Not much help we can offer you here, you're probably more of an expert at resolving the ownership/disposal issues...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By FrankSchwab
First off, what's the size of the new prop? Is...

First off, what's the size of the new prop? Is it the same 14x18 as you originally had? Is it the same manufacturer?

Second, sit down and look at the prop. Damage that's enough to cause the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 10-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By FrankSchwab
I've got the standard clamp, in great shape, that...

I've got the standard clamp, in great shape, that I need to replace with the B204V v-drive clamp. I was planning on doing that this winter; maybe we can work something out.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By FrankSchwab
Well, I think you're going to need this...

Well, I think you're going to need this (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box&page=1).

The packing probably isn't going to like you pulling the propshaft out of the stuffing box, then...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-02-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By FrankSchwab
The initial steps (2-9) are a...

The initial steps (2-9) are a one-time-in-the-life-of-the-boat alignment meant to establish that the transmission coupler is directly pointed at the strut. According to Mastercraft, you don't need...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-30-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'll remember that if I have to do mine....

I'll remember that if I have to do mine.

Thanks,
/frank
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By FrankSchwab
It'll take about an hour or two the first time...

It'll take about an hour or two the first time you do it - maybe 20 minutes the second time.

Take a look at it in your boat, and see how easy it is to get to it - can you slide the packing nut far...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-26-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By FrankSchwab
Never hurts to take the input hose off the...

Never hurts to take the input hose off the transmission cooler and check for obstructions, but there's no need to prophylactically replace it or remove it for inspection if you're not losing fluid or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By FrankSchwab
Everything you ever wanted to know about your...

Everything you ever wanted to know about your stuffing box:
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By FrankSchwab
Hey Taylormade - Good to see you back; hope you...

Hey Taylormade -

Good to see you back; hope you have good luck selling. It looks excellent.

/frank
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By FrankSchwab
Bikinis?

Bikinis?
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By FrankSchwab
One problem with asking a group for a checklist...

One problem with asking a group for a checklist is that you get a superset of items - everything the EMT would bring along, plus everything the boat mechanic would bring along, plus everything the...
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