Recent content by twodzusfittings

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    Stanchion Talk

    I got to answer my own question yesterday. I enlisted the help of my best friend to help me with removing the stanchion bases. They are all nuts and bolts with small washers (1/4-20) I bet the boat was built it in three parts. Namely the top was created, all hardware (bowsprit, stanchions...
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    BELT DUST

    Universal M20. Straight edge and spring caliper. Belt tension measured with up down movement allowing 1/2 either way using manual force. Using Auto Zone 15430 belt or Dayco Top Cog 11A1090. Sheaves have been checked visually. No dull spots or rough areas. Belt rests on the grooves (visual...
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    BELT DUST

    With the recent and latest cleaning efforts, I have found quite a bit of belt dust on the engine. I believe I have my pulleys lined up. The tension according to the manual is correct. All the pulleys match as in the width and depth of the groove. I ask the list, is there something I have missed...
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    Stanchion Talk

    Continuing on this subject but with another question. The stanchion base has four hex head bolts. Can anyone confirm that the outer two are screwed in (as in lug screws) and the inner two are bolts and nuts?
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    Looking for Oday 25 Head Ports

    Looks like a Gray Port. Check the store on this forum under parts
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    LESSONS LEARNED

    While I let the third helping of Pecan Pie settle, I thought I might just put something out there that I recently found by chance. Once again, I changed my oil on the M20, this time as part of the winterization process. I used the oil extractor like I always do. Thought I got it all, however the...
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    @ Allan12210 Very nice and makes perfect sense.
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    "Pink"? Is this a term used when the metal used to make the strut is failing and due to the elements it's in, is changing the molecular structure? I'm seriously interested, ergo this question.
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    ODay 34 Reefing Lines

    use a chaser line and remove the original. Measure original, cut new to length and replace using chaser. My lines are all nasty with mildew and green stuff, so I am using this method to remove them, soak in dawn, rinse by hand and impregnate with Starbrite Water Proofing. My attempt at making...
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    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    Naturally less. can't say for sure. One time, I do remember fighting head winds and tide, I struggled to reach four knots. But this was a crazy experience where nothing was going right. Chainplates: No issues so far. Everything is well embedded on deck and no signs of moisture inside. Can't say...
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    Was O'Day 28 Standing Headroom, Now Various Questions About 28 and 30

    My 1983 30' Oday C/B build number 313 has a M20 which was the replacement for the 5416. It is 16HP. It has a two blade prop. My speed at 28,500 RPM's on average is 5.75 knots. I say on average as it depends on tides and current directions. I find it has a good power range for slow speed...
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    Stanchion Talk

    just in the winter, ice.
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    Stanchion Talk

    I need to remove all the bases for my stanchions so I can re bed the bolts and stop water from coming trough into the cabin. On staring at a few of them, I noticed water in the base where the stanchion post slides in. Has anyone drilled weep holes to let the water out? Or is there an better...
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    Drilling hole to run lines through cabintop mounted traveller

    How about something like this?