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by homeiste
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Need a wood craftsman near Sarasota, FL
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Need a wood craftsman near Sarasota, FL

My brother has a 22' 2003 CC Launch with the heritage package (teak floor and mahogany accents). Beautiful boat, but the finish on the metal dash, glovebox and other small parts is poor and deteriorating quickly. He would like to replace some of these parts with stained and varnished mahogany. Can a...
by homeiste
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Converting a Hercules to Fresh Water Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Doug, Probably no concern with the small amount of salt, which is far less than runoff from salted roads in some areas of the country. However, I am originally from the great lakes area that suffers from multiple infestations of invasive species such as the gobi, zebra mussles, asian carp, milfoil, ...
by homeiste
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Anything out there that will plug an oil leak?
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

I don't think so. I haven't worked on an M, but the crankcase is open into the transmission housing on my 283. If there is enough oil in the engine pan, it flows over a 'bulkhead' into the trans housing. That's why it leaks if you add oil either place and explains why you still have some oil in the ...
by homeiste
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Anything out there that will plug an oil leak?
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

If I understand the thread, you need a temporary way to keep oil from exiting (dripping/no pressure)from the bottom of the transmission case. How about just sandwiching some rubber gasket material between the bottom of the transmission case(covering the hole)and a metal plate and holding the sandwic...
by homeiste
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Battery on the port side?
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

I've never worked with a 6V system, but I assume they must make 6V chargers for them, and that a 12V charger could/would damage a 6V battery. Is yours a 6V charger?
by homeiste
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: 1961 chris craft 283 liquid cooled generator problem
Replies: 15
Views: 5490

Contact Mike Murley at Murley's Marine, located in Fair Haven, MI just down the road from Algonac. He rebuilt my 283 generator (not water cooled) and water pump a few years back. Talked to him today and he said he can repair it for you. Said he built special tooling years ago to separate the halves ...