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Main Message Board / Re: cutlass bearing size defined
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:49:32 AM »
Patches, let me know how it works out for you. 
You can contact me here for return or if you want to hang on to it as somebody may need it soon this time of year.
my email is

Main Message Board / Re: macerator pump
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:39:46 PM »
Mark, I had same problem with mine.  Run it off a battery charger and it acted like it was brand new.
Put it in the boat and it popped the breaker.  Could be bad breaker, higher than normal resistance in the circuit connections getting to the pump. Or in my case it's just a crappy pump no pun intended. I removed it after trying to shim the pump housing with more gaskets and found that it's not worth the effort it took to make it work. 

Main Message Board / Re: Winter and shroud
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:33:00 PM »
On this subject I'd like to point out that the shrinkage of the hull at temps down to 0F are enough to pull out all the screws in the Eyebrows I put back on in 90F summer temps.  I drilled and filled all the holes, used teeny bit larger screws and put my teak eyebrows on the boat during a nice hot week in the high 80's to 90F.
Over the winter the eyebrows pulled most of the screws out mid Eyebrow.  My plan is to do this again when temps are about 48degrees.  Any thoughts??

Main Message Board / Re: Furling line blocks and fairleads suggestions?
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:18:34 PM »
Joyride so where is the old furler?  I'm not ready to part with mine... would be interested in parts from it.

Main Message Board / Re: Slightly Bent Prop Shaft/New Coupler
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:44:25 PM »
Food for thought:  My bronze shaft which is cast, so you can only indicate on the machined ends was within .005" runout.  All the vibration in my case was from the prop which I had balanced and 1 blade re-pitched back to normal. If there is any vibration from the shaft it's pale in comparison to what the engine is doing.

 .025" is a lot and it also takes a huge amount of force to bend a ss shaft like that so I would be inclined to think it was like that when they put it in your boat or it was hauled with the strap over your prop shaft. 

Main Message Board / Re: Cabin Table
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:29:51 PM »
This is my low budget table solution.
It started out as a cherry glue up I did for a head board for a single bed.  It never got finished so one day I just took to it and laid out an ellipse that was as large as possible 36x19 I think.  It swivels on the pedestal for easy access and is perfect for 2 eating at the table and perfect for 4 doing cocktails etc...   we never eat below underway. 

I can't understand how you'd need to do anything to Black Dragon after reading/seeing all the posts of the PO.
There again, this only confirms that boats are always a work in progress.  I dropped my keel, you may want to see what we did there.  In my opinion it was an easy task as long as you have a bit of mechanical ability.

Main Message Board / Re: bio fuel
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:24:32 AM »
Can I suggest you take the tank out and clean it.  It comes out easy.  Hardest part is getting the filler hose off.
I put a gallon of simple green and a gallon of water in the tank and left it in my work truck all winter. Sloshing around while driving.  It never froze even if it did it's doubtful it would hurt at 2gal level.  Drained and rinsed with boiling water.  Clean as a whistle.

Main Message Board / Re: secondary fuel filter pin-hole leak
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:01:33 AM »
I bought my 1990 in 2008 and it had the original painted same color as the engine secondary fuel filter.
I replaced it with a Napa in 2008 and have not changed it yet as there is less than 150 hours of run time since then.

Main Message Board / Re: Companionway Screeching New stocked Available
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:44:43 AM »
put mine in in less than five minutes this weekend.  What a deal!  slide and forget

Main Message Board / Re: M25 XP photo forensics
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:27:13 AM »
Is that the original spin on filter for the injection pump??

Main Message Board / Re: Thru hull cleaner rod
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:42:49 AM »
I wouldn't bother removing the hose barb. Barnacles stick out enough you'll knock the out with merely a coat hanger.  However I now have a piece of 1/4 plastic tube and a 30'' length of hose for unclogging my engine intake.  Pull the engine hose, slip on the 30'' water hose no clamp needed, open the ball valve, shove the plastic hose down the whole works, done.  I got clogged at sea and I had nothing on board for this.  I didn't want to go over the side.  I used my shower to unclog the intake: unscrew shower/faucet head from hose, withdraw hose from sink fixture, remove hose from water pump on the engine. shove faucet shower hose into engine intake hose. Turn on the water.  The pressure began to increase then there was whoosh sound.  This won't remove barnacles of course but anything else will have a hard time staying in there.

Main Message Board / Re: Stanchion Vent Drip
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:27:57 AM »
Getting back to the dripping stantion, no one has mentioned that the weld should be checked on the stantion base.  I rebedded all my stantions and I found that the weld for the wire support to the base which appears to be in a hole punched in the base had a void in it, letting water that pooled on the deck when the scuppers were clogged leak into the core.  Also the weld for tube the hose connects to was also a leaker.  I just re-welded mine with a mig I happen to have but any weld shop can fix that in 5 minutes.

Main Message Board / Re: Emergency Starting Process
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:16:15 AM »
You're not starting that engine with a rope or a drill or a hand crank. 
A spare battery is the only practical backup.
but I could be wrong!

Main Message Board / Re: Universal M25XP Oil Pan 300131
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:00:25 AM »
ouch... that took all the fun out of it.

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