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by drbill
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Windshield Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

Windshield Replacement

A couple of weeks ago I had a crisis in my world. I was taking my 22' Chris~Craft Sportsman Sedan out of our bay in Hebgen Lake, MT when a microburst blew me into my 1968 Tollycraft Sportabout. The Tollycraft's windshield was smashed. Moderate damage was done to the gunnel and deck of the Tollycraft...
by drbill
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 5446

This problem has been a real learning experience for me. For a number of years I owned a Conqueror with twin Lincoln 431's which had electric fuel puimps. When I bought the boat in question it therefore seemed natural to me for it to have an electric fuel pump. She has performed flawlessly for 12 ye...
by drbill
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Thanks to those who have responded to my plea for help. Yesterday I convinced a mechanic friend to give me a hand, as I am not quite as flexible as I used to be in close quarters. We first hooked an outboard motor fuel tank to the carburator, and I started the engine while he pumped the bulb. The en...
by drbill
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

It would seem unlikely, as it runs a all speeds except idle. I have about decided it is a dirty low-speed idle jet, and will try carb cleaner and removing it externally if possible. If no go will take the carb off and clean it. Been there, done that and had no parts left over. Thanks for the thought
by drbill
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Engine Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Engine Problem

Greetings all. The MBL engine in my 1951 sportsman sedan has been virtually trouble-free since I acquired her in 1997. Every winter I shoot preservative oil into the carburetor and engine cylinders and treat a full gas tank. This system has served me and the engine well. Plus cleaning and periodical...
by drbill
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Soak Methods
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

:D 1964 has a plywood inner bottom.It should not need much soaking.give it a few days of spraying with the garden hose in the bilge..................mark Hi. I have a 1951 sportsman custom Sedan. I put a new original-type bottom on her four years ago. The best method I ever found to get the hull so...
by drbill
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 5446

Engine Problems

Greetings all. I return to the fray. The MBL engine in my 1951 sportsman sedan has been virtually trouble-free since I acquired her in 1997. Every winter I shoot preservative oil into the carburetor and engine cylinders and treat a full gas tank. This system has served me and the engine well. Plus c...
by drbill
Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Prop Turning in Neutral
Replies: 5
Views: 5127

Greetings. Vis a vis the squeak, it could be be shaft log, which also is lubricated by water.