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Messages - Craig Illman

RE: Starting with shore power on
You can send excessive voltage to the glow plugs with the shore power on. I managed to burn out a couple once.

Main Message Board / Re: K75 motor mounts.
January 13, 2024, 05:55:58 AM
I expoxied some small dowels in the original hole and redrilled without moving the engine. It was over 12 years ago, so I don't remember the whole project.

For your depth and speed, get at NMEA2000 tri-ducer that will interface with multiple manufacturers. There's another thread from just a short while ago that addressed wind indicators.

Main Message Board / Re: bad starter?
September 02, 2023, 05:24:37 AM
There can be a dead spot in the starter solenoid, I had one back in the day on my '63 Chevrolet. Very inconvenient when the ferry lands and you're ready to unload. I'd also look at the engine ground lug's connection to the wiring. If it's still original equipment, I'd suggest upgrading the factory 4 gauge to 2 gauge and solder the lugs if you can.

Take a ferry ride to Seattle and visit Fisheries Supply at the north end of Lake Union. They should have all the charts you need. I haven't stopped in there recently, but West Marine here in Anacortes should be stocked with them as well (if you're coming up Saratoga Passage on your way north).

Main Message Board / Re: M35B Hisssss
August 05, 2023, 05:38:06 AM
Ken - Maybe he is talking about the copper compression washers between the injectors and the engine head?

Main Message Board / Re: Correct engine RPM range
July 22, 2023, 06:18:25 AM
An unrelated observation from your pictures. Your hoses are 23 years old. You should consider adding their replacement to your project list.

My 2 cents.....
Main Message Board / Re: Correct engine RPM range
July 18, 2023, 05:26:20 AM
What does the tachometer show in the slip in neutral?

You might see if these folks have something that could address your search for an alternative.

I stripped them with a heat gun, then sanded.

Main Message Board / Re: LPG
February 17, 2023, 08:35:44 AM
Propane refrigerators (common on RVs) need to be level, or nearly so, to function. Along with the safety issues, this precludes effective use on boats.

Main Message Board / Re: waterbased or oilbased
December 08, 2022, 06:31:15 AM
This is a good reference book:

Brightwork: The Art of Finishing Wood by Rebecca Whittman
Main Message Board / Re: does anyone know where this goes
September 02, 2022, 01:13:17 PM
Also, maybe contact Sure Marine in Seattle. (800) 562-7797  or
Main Message Board / Re: Taco marine rub rail number
March 03, 2022, 05:07:03 AM
Alex - RE: your shoal draft keel...... Fossil Bay on a less than zero tide?