Recent content by twodzusfittings

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    Removing Shaft from flange on Universal M-25

    A few years back I had to replace my entire stuffing box, first because it was old, second because the surveyor noted it on the inspections and the insurance company needed a million and one (maybe twelve) items corrected, third because I was on rent free hard and it was the best time to do it...
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    WHICH SIDE DOES THE FUEL TANK COME OUT

    Well, A new year and a new vigor to get things done. Well, let's say, damm it's bloody cold, let me see what I can remove, take home and re think this set up. And.....da dah, here it is. I received some private messages from this forum, thanks for that, suggesting switch valves so that if one...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    This is a picture of my bilge with the up haul tube for the centerboard, after the rule bilge pump and the manual pump pick up have been removed. It's currently all dry on the surface, leaving behind residue from the cracked areas. A closer look shows the crew holes for the manual pick up and to...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    @ Project_Mayhem. So tell me if I have the correct approach to this project. As in the picture you can see where I have damage. Here is my action plan: I’m going to remove the two bilge pumps, clear away all loose flaking fiber glass, clean down to good steel, seal the steel, then apply a layer...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    Funny you should mention about screwing the bilge pump into the bilge without the use of any sealant. The PO had done the same. Since I have owned the boat I've had water in the bilge, not much, but enough to make it nasty and stagnant. My aim is, while the boat is out, I'm going to grind the...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    I can get it down another 3 inches at the front, but still can't get it out. The Yard's equipment can't lift it any higher and the boat is blocked in with other boats, so the sling lift can't get to it. My plan is to sand, clean and paint the area I can get to, and finish the rest in the spring...
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    WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING (WALLET)?

    Happy New Year to all. Santa must have forgotten I had a boat this year, but he did do well with giving me a new Mac Book Air, so now I don't have to plug in to power after 45 minutes of using my HP battery whilst communicating with the greater world! Funny how we come full circle. My first...
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    @ Alan 2210. Thanks for the great picture of your finished shaft/strutt/anode set up. My question to you is: Having replaced the cutlass bearing, did you need to realign the shaft, or was the replacement as simple as just replacing and ready for immediate use?
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    WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING (WALLET)?

    It is that time of year when our babies are either sitting in the frigid waters of their docks, surrounded by 3/4 horsepower de-icers if your lucky, or your sitting on the hard waiting for a little warmer weather to start some of those projects you promised yourself you would do before the new...
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    CENTERBOARD HELP

    TOOL CREATION: Some folks call it a back scratcher, some even call it ugly! All I know is it is a long handled scraper to use inside the centerboard cavity area to clean the inner walls. Hey its time to get the work done with low cost tools.
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    Mmmm. Sounds like its worth looking into.
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    @ dmax. Not hard at all. I started with a large Philip's head on a ratchet tool. That loosened two of the four machine screws. The other two needed some talking to with a impact tool. Once loosened I backed them out with a large screw driver. I them pulled a little and with a Stanley knife I...
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    I'm hiding my wealth from my kids!!!!!
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    34/35 Prop Shaft Strut?

    Not quite as nice as eherlihy's but still nice
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    CENTERBOARD HELP