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Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: KL Block Cracked
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

KL cracked block

Ron, Sorry to hear of your broken engine. I agree with Don (Ayers) the K series blocks are plentiful. Keep in mind the K blocks (K, KB & KBL) are the same. However, the L is a .25" longer stroke and the KB & KBL engines use a lighter flywheel, hotter cam plus triple down draft carbs. Your engine sho...
Fri May 19, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Transom Name Lettering Vinyl vs Painting
Replies: 5
Views: 5775

I think the Vinyl vs Painting issue depends two issues-will the boat be shown at a high end Concours and the budget. The Razz got 24kt gold on the transome (pictured here) and 14 kt gold for "Chris Craft" (also pictured) because she was headed for the Lake Tahoe Concours. The Razz has registration n...
Fri May 19, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: winterizing engine
Replies: 0
Views: 3073

winterizing engine

Boat engines sit for long periods of time between use much like aircraft engines. So, the Lycoming aircraft engine studies show 70% of engine wear in this situation occurs during start up. Cylinder, bearing and valve guide surfaces can be dry from non use so galling happens quickly only showing up s...