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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
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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: 173
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: 673
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: 260
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: 281
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: 281
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...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By FrankSchwab
As Wake Faller noted, there was a big hull change...

As Wake Faller noted, there was a big hull change for the Maristars in '98. They went from an integrated swim platform to a teak swim platform - which had the effect of increasing the boat size.

I...
Forum: Trailers 03-20-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 67,937
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'll say that I used mine most of last summer,...

I'll say that I used mine most of last summer, worked smooth as a baby's bottom. It was a great upgrade for my trailer.

/frank
Forum: Storage / Winterization 03-16-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By FrankSchwab
I believe that what you're referring to as the...

I believe that what you're referring to as the "overflow" is really intended as the gas tank vent. Under normal circumstances, it's simply a tube that goes into the top of the tank - if pressure...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By FrankSchwab
Streets of New York Pizza here in Phoenix posts...

Streets of New York Pizza here in Phoenix posts this at eye height above the urinals:

http://www.headforart.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Murillo-Two-Women-at-a-Window-Detail-two-figures.jpg

I've...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By FrankSchwab
Take some pictures; your descriptions aren't good...

Take some pictures; your descriptions aren't good enough to understand what's going on.

If there's gas on the outside of the engine (i.e. like a leak from the carb dripping on to something), you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By FrankSchwab
get a non-contact thermometer...

get a non-contact thermometer (http://www.harborfreight.com/non-contact-infrared-thermometer-with-laser-targeting-61894.html), and use it at every stop. I normally just put my fingers on the hub -...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-05-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By FrankSchwab
uh, no. There may be an audible gear whine from...

uh, no.

There may be an audible gear whine from the transmission, but nothing that could be described as a "squeal". Are you doing this in the water, or out?
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-24-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By FrankSchwab
I agree with you - but with all that noise, how...

I agree with you - but with all that noise, how could you possibly hear if the transmission sounds like it's full of rocks, or the flex plate is banging, or if there's lifter noise? What could you...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-24-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By FrankSchwab
Post 3 in this thread...

Post 3 in this thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=65439) has a great picture showing the drive system and the various names that you'll become accustomed to.

And I agree...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-18-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yup - Perfect alignment doesn't mean the shaft...

Yup - Perfect alignment doesn't mean the shaft goes directly through the center of the shaft log, just that the propshaft is perfectly straight from strut to transmission coupling and doesn't hit...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By FrankSchwab
Propping is a bit of an art; getting help from an...

Propping is a bit of an art; getting help from an expert would be a good thing.

Buy the boat, run it for awhile, see what you're really using it for then call the experts for advice on a new one if...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By FrankSchwab
Ooohh, I like that picture Tim. Describes it...

Ooohh, I like that picture Tim. Describes it excellently.

Yeah, I'm going with Curver - likely a bent strut, hopefully the driveshaft is still straight.

Take a photo from about 10' back from the...
Forum: General / Other 02-14-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By FrankSchwab
I haven't had to re-do mine, so I don't know if...

I haven't had to re-do mine, so I don't know if the tube comes with the cable or not. Prostar Slalom above thinks it comes with the cable. If you're gonna get a new one, don't worry about this...
Forum: General / Other 02-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By FrankSchwab
Grease is the right answer; you just have to...

Grease is the right answer; you just have to understand how the tube works.

When you turn the wheel to fully extend the steering cable, there's a lot of empty space in the tube. If you grease the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By FrankSchwab
There should be a weep hole in the rudder box...

There should be a weep hole in the rudder box below the hull. When you pump in grease up above, this is where it's supposed to come out. With time and lack of maintenance, this will plug up and...
Forum: General / Other 02-06-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By FrankSchwab
Search the forum for "saturated foam" - you'll...

Search the forum for "saturated foam" - you'll find plenty of threads.

Yes, it's common to have the underfloor foam filled with water. No, it doesn't cause any huge problems - except it adds a lot...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 02-04-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,603
Posted By FrankSchwab
I was just looking for the Pylon. How much are...

I was just looking for the Pylon. How much are you asking for it?
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 02-02-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,603
Posted By FrankSchwab
Saw a number of people asking about the ski pylon...

Saw a number of people asking about the ski pylon - if you still have it I'd be interested in doing a deal.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-02-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By FrankSchwab
Had a friend who laid up his boat for 4 or 5...

Had a friend who laid up his boat for 4 or 5 years - his approach followed all the advice here, but he added the step of pulling the valve covers and pouring some fresh oil over the...
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