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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dana outdrive information

    These questions come up every once in awhile: What brand do I have: Rounded upper with fin with hole DANA Rounded upper with a chunk no...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:07 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cable oiler

    Once in a while a request comes up for information on how to lubricate control cables. You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:15 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Older boats using dana outdrives

    A large number of mid 60s to the mid 70's houseboats were equipped with DANA and CHRYSLER DRIVE 90 outdrives. Most installations utilized 225 HP 318...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:11 PM
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  1. replacing fuel lines

    My outboards’ fuel lines are now 9 years old and look pretty weathered. The last 3’ of hose is pretty much exposed to the elements year round as...

    Started by GoVols, 01-21-2014 07:00 AM
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    02-05-2014 02:56 PM Go to last post
  2. need a how to suggestion

    Last year after a total kitchen make over, I purchased a half dozen 1st alert water alarms. Super sensitive, I refined them by placing the sensor...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-02-2014 09:43 AM
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    02-04-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  3. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 09:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
    • Replies: 9
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    12-27-2013 09:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Need TV antenna advice

    My boat was built in ’05 as an ’06 model, so a lot of the TV equipment on it is not exactly cutting edge stuff. It came with a Shakespeare brand...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2013 12:55 PM
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    11-29-2013 06:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Angry Just when I thought I was done fixing stuff....

    My mini blinds in my hallway broke the other weekend! And, like any typical boat related breakage, there's no easy fix because it is 1 of 4 total...

    Started by GoVols, 10-15-2013 02:48 PM
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    11-08-2013 05:05 PM Go to last post
  6. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 06:38 AM
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    10-14-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  7. more engine headaches

    Finally had a weekend for the boat. The starboard engine didn't want to start but when it did the water pump was squealing like a pig. I fought...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-28-2013 07:48 AM
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    10-05-2013 05:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Wiring Harness

    I am looking into gettng both my engines rebuilt this coming off season. Yeah, I know the boat isn't even in the water for this season yet. I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 11:19 AM
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    09-25-2013 07:21 AM Go to last post
  9. More transmission questions

    Since I have only laid eyes on my paragon transmission are there differences between the years of the same model? Mainly, would any Paragon PV33L...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-09-2013 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-09-2013 07:32 PM Go to last post
  10. Kohler genset parts and service

    My boat has a 1971 7.5 kw Kohler genset. Does Kohler still have parts for these? My hoses are pretty rotted out. Most of them are molded and I'd...

    Started by JTAlberts, 08-25-2013 05:23 PM
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    08-28-2013 07:11 AM Go to last post
  11. Vibration when underway

    Took the boat out last night and noticed a vibration in my cabin as I was underway. Cut the trip short due to this but by the time I got back if I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-17-2013 01:17 PM
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    08-23-2013 06:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Replacing pumps sugestions please

    I enjoyed the previous issue on pumps. I was in harbor freight a couple days ago an purchased a 12 vote utility water pump (marine printed on the...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-15-2013 01:45 PM
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    08-15-2013 07:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Need help with 4.3L V6 Volvo in runabout

    I took my 2004 Regal 1800LSR in for skeg repair about 3 weeks ago. The shop was to: (1) weld on new skeg (2) replace original impeller (3) replace a...

    Started by GoVols, 07-12-2013 08:21 AM
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    07-29-2013 08:19 AM Go to last post
  14. 12.5kw Westerbeke coolant

    My coolant tank for the gen is indicating I need to add coolant. The current coolant is the green colored type. Can I just buy the typical green...

    Started by GoVols, 07-12-2013 10:05 AM
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    07-15-2013 10:35 AM Go to last post
  15. Kohler Genset not pumping water

    So after clearing up the engine issues I have been having, I turned my attention to getting my genset up and running. It started up however we...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-24-2013 08:41 AM
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    07-01-2013 04:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Aluminum Struts

    So I am going to replace my struts after this season. The one is really eaten away from the corrosion and the other isn't in that bad of shape but...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-13-2013 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-14-2013 06:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Diesel Engine hours

    My friend is looking at an old Kings Craft with diesels. What is usually an acceptable amount of hours on a diesel before you even start thinking of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-11-2013 08:06 AM
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    06-12-2013 07:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Lighting up the toilets

    I figured I'd start a new thread for this so I don't hyjack my other toilet thread. So, I'm doing a bunch of work on my toilets to get them in...

    Started by GoVols, 06-04-2013 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-11-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  19. Generator Exhaust

    We experienced an issue last year when our battery bank died and we had to run off our generator for a night to charge the batteries. The generator...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-23-2013 01:22 PM
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    05-25-2013 04:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Paragon p200, p300, and p400 manual

    I just got a copy of the service manual for the p200, p300, and p400 series transmissions. I will make an electronic copy. Send me an email if you...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-21-2013 08:01 PM Go to last post

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