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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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    06-13-2016 12:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    07-22-2012 10:11 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  1. Electrical Readings

    As all of you know, I had some corrosion issues with my Aluminum Hulled Kingscraft. I finally got the electrical rewired and corrected. I took some...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-12-2012 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-23-2012 07:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-26-2014 11:45 PM Go to last post
  3. Hot V-drives

    After running the boat for awhile, should my V-drives be hot to the touch? As in so hot it will burn your hand? Both drives seem to get really hot...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-10-2012 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-29-2013 09:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Kohler Generator Winterization

    I have a 7.5kw Kohler genset on my houseboat. Do I just drain it out where the stickers on it tell me and then run some antifreeze through the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 10-25-2012 08:13 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-25-2012 09:56 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. This guy asking for trouble?

    I just saw an add for an old aluminum Marinette Seacrest that was completely updated. He has put stainless steel Struts with brass Cutlass and...

    Started by JTAlberts, 04-26-2014 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2014 07:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Pulling Transmissions

    Well, I am getting both transmissions rebuilt this year. This is the thing I have dreaded most. I have to cut some supports out of the inside of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-24-2014 11:48 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-31-2014 07:54 AM Go to last post
  15. Engine Room Fire Suppression

    Just had a recent survey completed and the surveyor has listed a requirement of a "Fixed Fire Suppression System." Looking around, I see a lot that...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-12-2014 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-13-2014 10:06 AM Go to last post
  16. Electrical Leak....Help!

    While investigating the prospects of changing out the anodes on my trim tabs I got a pretty decent electrical shock when I touched my starboard trim...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-14-2014 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-20-2014 08:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Strong exhaust smell.

    I have taken the new boat out a few times now and I have noticed a significant smell of exhaust in the cabin after docking for the day. The wind has...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-20-2014 08:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-22-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  18. Anyone have any ideas how to deal with this?

    So in this phase of my rehab, I need to get my rudders straightened or replaced. I have dismantled the shaft log for the rudders to almost nothing....

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-21-2015 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-21-2015 04:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Window condensation

    Im working on my 1997 Jamestowner 16x64. My problem is the condensation on my single pane windows, Anyone have any advice other than replacing them...

    Started by KC24, 01-30-2017 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-03-2017 06:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Maintenance Spread Sheet

    I've searched here on the forum and Googled this subject but with no luck. Has anyone made an Excel spread sheet covering a comprehensive...

    Started by KC55, 11-18-2012 08:46 AM
    data, excel, maintenance, preventative
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,013
    11-18-2012 11:13 AM Go to last post

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