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    Engine mounts

    Just reread your post... I think they should install defibrillator s at all marine supply locations ...errr But. Was wondering what did you use to cover / protect your mount? I think the previous owner thought he was doing a good thing by coating the metal portion of the mounts with some sort...
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    Engine mounts

    Just curious Why is it important to stick with Yanmar oem parts?
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    Engine mounts

    Anyone have any thoughts on replacing motor mounts ??? I have a Yanmar 30GM in a cat 320 . Yanmar mounts are going for about 250 a piece ..ouch... Anyone heard of Dual-Flex mounts and have any feed back on them Thanks
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    Shaft alignment

    Thanks for the reply! I get what your saying about the pivoting . Problem is I'm out of adjustment . So short of elongating the holes I'm not sure what to do . It seems like an extreme measure to go to , you'd think there would be enough adjustment as is. I just don't want to forge ahead when I...
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    Shaft alignment

    Hi all Had my 320 out of the water did the bottom, replaced the shaft and the cutlas . My question is about the shaft and engine alignment. How perfect does it have to be? The info I have says .003 all around the flange . And that up and down is the most important, which leads me to believe...
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    Changed oil and engine won't start???

    Thanks all! Found the problem !!! After reading your inputs and a little research fond a corroded connecter between the start button and the starter solenoid . I new changing the oil wasn't the problem ! Thanks again
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    Changed oil and engine won't start???

    That's Great thanks , Ill check it out and see what I get
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    Changed oil and engine won't start???

    I checked for any wires that might have been knocked off after changing the filter and cleaning that area but couldn't see anything out of place. Was going to check voltage at the starter solenoid but need to check which pin is which
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    Changed oil and engine won't start???

    I checked the voltage when I first got to the boat and hey seemed fine, BUT now that I think the charger may have still been connected , Ill check it !
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    Changed oil and engine won't start???

    Okay what happened? Started engine after sitting for a couple of months with no problem. Shut it down and changed the oil. Then hit the starter and nothing!!!. All looks normal ,power to gauges when the key is turned on, just nothing when I hit the start button ??? It's a Yanmar 3GM30 in a /96...
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    A Good Idea or Not?

    Okay decision made! Thanks all
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    A Good Idea or Not?

    Thank you for your responses ! One thing that scared me was an issue with clearance in the through hull. I was "told " that the bellows with the PPS system is less supportive and could allow for a little more movement of the shaft and possible chafing with the glass in the through hull. Anyone...
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    A Good Idea or Not?

    Happy New year! I'm replacing the original brass shaft in my Catalina 320. Just wondering what your thoughts are on a PPS drip less seal???? I've talked to a few boat yards and have some conflicting reports. Help me make up my mind !!!! Thanks