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by Imaginethat
Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: captains chair
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: captains chair

I've been on the hunt for something sturdier than the standard sideways collapsible directors chairs to use as a helm seat on my 36 classic. The Totally Bamboo model linked above looks perfect! While poking around for more information, I found they have another model that is similar but has some cur...
by Imaginethat
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 6404 injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Ammarine 6404 injectors

And don't overtighten the fuel lines!
by Imaginethat
Wed May 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 6404 injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Ammarine 6404 injectors

There are not difficult to remove... unless they're stuck. There are pullers available (try searching for pencil injector puller, John Deere 4020 if you need to narrow it down). Definitely get new return line connection boots. The injection shop should have them, and can recommend whether the inject...
by Imaginethat
Tue May 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 404 exhaust riser / exhaust manifold coolant passage question
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Ammarine 404 exhaust riser / exhaust manifold coolant passage question

Hi all, I've got a cracked weld in one of my risers (SS box construction) and am planning to remove it to inspect/grind/re-weld or worst case, cut apart and copy to make a new one... my question is whether the exhaust riser has open coolant passages that are sealed by the riser flange - i.e. weather...
by Imaginethat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Taps on top of fuel tanks
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Taps on top of fuel tanks

Originally, copper fuel supply lines to the engine(s) were connected to those taps. Their purpose was to be able to shut off the fuel "at the tank", necessary if you want to draw from only one tank on a twin engine boat, and awfully nice when changing filters to stop fuel flow. It looks li...
by Imaginethat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Fuel issue

Single or twins?
Some fuel return ports have dip tubes to the bottom of the tank to keep return fuel from splashing/aerating, which might explain the siphoning. Picture of your fuel manifold would help a lot.
Pete
by Imaginethat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Steering cable wheels or blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: Steering cable wheels or blocks

The name for it is "cable sheave", which will help with your search. You should be able to get one from industrial suppliers like Grainger or McMaster Carr, or specialty places like this: http://www.bearequipment.com/products/sheaves/ or https://www.redwoodplastics.com/products/sheaves-pul...
by Imaginethat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: GB36 hull form drawings or 3D model? (for planning trailering)
Replies: 0
Views: 1519

GB36 hull form drawings or 3D model? (for planning trailering)

I'm looking at putting my 1974 GB36 on a trailer to bring home for some projects this winter (replacing teak deck, interior mods, etc.) to have it next to my workshop. There is a suitably heavy boat hauling trailer available for sale locally, but I need to determine if the boat will fit before pulli...
by Imaginethat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: oberdorfer 402-M
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: oberdorfer 402-M

What's wrong with your old pump? I just rebuilt both of mine for under $150 in part (each). I also came up with a simple way to modify the $30 lip seal (that doesn't come in $100 rebuild kit) so that it can be pushed out without destroying it. If you need help rebuilding yours I'd be happy to do it ...
by Imaginethat
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Loose engine mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Loose engine mounts

Nope, loosening adjustment nuts have nothing to do with wood or glass. Yards fault - They probably didn't tighten the top nuts after alignment or didn't put lockwashers where they should be.
by Imaginethat
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

Re: ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?

Thanks guys. Tom, that's and interesting mount (aside from your boat being upside down! ;)
I've never seen one with the compliant ("squishy") assembly at the top and a rigid base. Usually the base has the rubber bits.
by Imaginethat
Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?

The engine mounts on my 36 classic with twin JD 6404's are welded up "boxes" - no flexibility/compliance. I'm wondering if this was factory, or if someone "fixed" collapsing mounts by boxing them in. I expect it'd quiet down the engine vibration and beat frequency significantly i...
by Imaginethat
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Ham radio on board
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Ham radio on board

A bit late to the discussion.... I installed a HAM/SSB on my fiberglass sailboat (44ft CSY) and used it extensively while crossing the Pacific (Puget Sound, WA to Auckland, NZ) for voice, PACTOR (Winlink) and weather fax. I ran copper strap from my tuner to a home built DC blocking coupler (a bunch ...
by Imaginethat
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: On board PC
Replies: 11
Views: 4350

Re: On board PC

I'm using OpenCPN as well for the past 3 years, running on an android tablet. The built in GPS works just fine, so only have a USB charging cable to plug in, and easy portability from main helm to flybridge. The latest version of OpenCPN seems to be much more stable. US charts are free, and it has a...
by Imaginethat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 404 - where to connect water heater loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Ammarine 404 - where to connect water heater loop?

Thanks Tom, I can't quite see where/how the one on the front of the engine is connected. I'll have to have a look at mine in that area tomorrow to see if I can match it up.

llunson, If you can take picture too I'd sure appreciate it!

Cheers,
Pete