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Old 09-23-2013, 11:01 AM
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sorry for your season being over... got chilly last night on the water here in southwest Chicago.

Only need about 2.5 gallons of anti freeze to fill block. I always get a bit drain out of my exhaust as well
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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Worked on a heater install.... it was not going well....
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:03 AM
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Sprayed my cover with Scotchguard. The waterproofing was starting to lose a little of it's effect. Might get some rain this week to performance test my efforts. Dirt cheap at Wally World.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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Installed a garden hose connection and a Sherwood strainer on the water intake line.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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Installed a garden hose connection and a Sherwood strainer on the water intake line.
Nice, I need to move the strainer on mine, and while I do that I think I will add that hose connection.... Thanks for the post up.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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Installed a garden hose connection and a Sherwood strainer on the water intake line.
Nice clean installation.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:10 PM
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Nice! Can you provide a little more detail on your cleaning process "including hull on bunk boards. Jacked up hull on both side with 3.5t jack". Just curious how you did that...



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Summer is officially over in Seattle, as least for us.

Pulled boat out of water:



Cleaned with Starbrite. Awesome stuff. Including hull on bunk boards. Jacked up hull on both side with 3.5t jack and did it proper.



Also, ran on hose to warm fluids and get lake water out of engine. Fogged engine with MM Oil. Changed oil and filter with Mobile 1 filter and 5q Valvoline VR1 20w-50 (conventional).
Drained engine block, both manifolds and heater. Pulled impeller. Stabilized fuel with Seafoam and Stabil.

Tomorrow, wash and wax. Vacuum, Vinylex and put in garage for winter.

Lots of projects scheduled for the off season.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:43 PM
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To get the entire hull, I took my 3.5t (Arcan - Costco {all steel}) jack, put about 5-6 (4" square) pieces of 2x4 and jacked toward the rear of the hull (behind the trailer fender) on the edges (figured that was the safest/strongest area).

Got 3" or so clearance along the entire bunkboard, sprayed Starbrite on kitchen sponge (wearing latex gloves of course). Cleaned the entire bunk-hull area clean. Rinsed well.

Boat just rocked over on opposite bunk, still totally stable on trailer.

For the front I disconnected everything and jacked on keel. Boat sort of pivoted enough to get under front v carpet resting area.

Not terribly difficult.

I have MCOCD. Maybe not as much as some around here, but it is an affliction.

Now boat is taking its long winter nap, happy,warm and dry in my garage.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:57 AM
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Last night I replaced passenger side leaf spring, thought it was broke or sagging as the tire was rubbing the fender. No change after new spring, don't see anything bent. So I added a 1/2" block under the spring welded to the axle. Back to normal height. It's just like the boat was heavier on that side? Nothing what so ever in the boat though.

Then I fabricated round 2 of fae, more conventional this time and I think it'll function great. Trying it out tomorrow! Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21380286626.881333.jpg
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:19 AM
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Last night I replaced passenger side leaf spring, thought it was broke or sagging as the tire was rubbing the fender. No change after new spring, don't see anything bent. So I added a 1/2" block under the spring welded to the axle. Back to normal height. It's just like the boat was heavier on that side? Nothing what so ever in the boat though.

Then I fabricated round 2 of fae, more conventional this time and I think it'll function great. Trying it out tomorrow! Attachment 101598
Replacing both springs this winter... do you recommend thread lock for the bolts? Mine are just 18 years old... the metal can bounce only so long... right?
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