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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    I do know someone who fabricates custom motorcycle frames that will redo the piece for less than what a boatyard might charge
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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    When I looked at the bill for the work, I felt like I was getting charged $100.00 for a haircut at the local beauty school
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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    Saying stainless steel won't rust is like saying a Jeep Wrangler will NEVER get stuck in the snow or mud
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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    Well thank you everyone. I am posting another photo of the same fitting. At the lower right you can see salt deposits left over from water that was seeping out from the rusted part of the weld, and then boiled off by the heat.
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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    Another thing to consider is the location of the weld. The elbow is subject to considerable heat from the exhaust. The pipe, on the other hand is cooled by the seawater. This means that the two pieces will expand and contract to different degrees, resulting in further stress on the weld...
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    Rust Never Sleeps.

    Back in 2019 I had extensive work done on my 2003 Catalina 310, including replacing the exhaust elbow, as the weld connecting the stainless steel cooling water pipe to the cast iron elbow had cracked. I had a new elbow/pipe assembly made up entirely of stainless steel. Now the weld at its...
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    Fuel pump/lift pump failure

    Do you have an oil pressure gauge
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    Fuel pump/lift pump failure

    I don't "dig" them them either, so lets just call a spade a spade
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    Fuel pump/lift pump failure

    Could not help chiming in. I own a 2003 Catalina 310 with the original fuel pump. Unfortunately, the fuel pump is wired to the same alarm as the oil pressure switch, so when the buzzer and light go off, it is hard to tell which is the culprit. Starting at the end of last season, it was...
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    High Seas Home Depot

    While I have little knowledge of metal recycling, I somehow suspect that steel cable is harder to recycle than sheet metal, rebar, or girders
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    Going up to masthead on Hunter 356

    Try eating at my ex-wife's home before attempting this. In two weeks you will weight just under 100 POUNDS
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    High Seas Home Depot

    Now I see why the marina in Staten Island where I used to keep my boat, removed all of the gas barbecues shortly after opening an on site restaurant
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    High Seas Home Depot

    IMHO, the place where it is riskiest to substitute might be electrical wiring and components, due in part to the risk of corrosion. In some cases, it could be a fire/explosion hazard. When I took the USCG auxiliary safety course, our instructor warned of such dangers if one substituted an...
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    High Seas Home Depot

    While the manufacturers and sellers of products labeled as marine grade would love you to think that they are the only way to go, most of us, whether due to cost or convenience, have gone the "Home Depot" route, and bought lubricants, varnishes, fasteners, cleaners, as well as mechanical or...
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    Random Photos

    Sailboats in and Around my home town