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Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

Very nice job - looks better than factory new.

One quick observation - in the top left of the third photo you have a woven reinforced hose - looks like it comes from a strainer - it looks like it has a bit of a kink in it. I noticed because I just read Tim Lackey's update about replacing some new hose that looks like yours for that very reason - he changed to some similar hose that had wire in it as well as fabric reinforcing.

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Re: Ontario Yachts Viking 33 advice

hmmm...Thanks for the compliment!

I think it is a bit elongated but, I don't think it is kinked. I'll be sure to double check that though! It is a bit oversized as well. It is taking in the cooling raw water so at least it won't soften up and become more pliable...
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Hey, I have another question. I repacked the stuffing box and used Graphtex
Ultra shaft packing. My stuffing box has a cap reservoir type grease fitting.

do I...;
a. need to grease the fitting?

b. if so, do I just stuff some white lithium marine grease into it as best I can and then
fill the cap with it and screw it together?



Obviously that pic is before the new engine situation...
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Another question....

Is this Positive block, just that a positive block or is it something more?

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Re your Atomic 4 engine:
The amount of rust/corrosion internally in a raw water cooled engine is largely related to whether the engine has spent its life in fresh or salt water. An original A4 in any salt water boat of this age is already usually on borrowed time. A fresh water cooled unit had much better prospects for conversion to closed cooling at this age. Also an engine in fresh water or with closed cooling can run a hotter thermostat for less engine wear and better fuel economy.
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Another question....

Is this Positive block, just that a positive block or is it something more?

Sloop... just saw this as the thread was awakened.. looks like a shunt for an ammeter or battery monitor of some sort. If so, it creates a precise voltage drop to infer current passing by that point. The only thing is that they are normally installed on the return, not the hot side.

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Sloop... just saw this as the thread was awakened.. looks like a shunt for an ammeter or battery monitor of some sort. If so, it creates a precise voltage drop to infer current passing by that point. The only thing is that they are normally installed on the return, not the hot side.
HM...I basically put it back the way it was. seems to be working fine!

I actually got to go sailing on her at the end of the season. Had some pretty hair raising adventures!

She does handle well though!

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I actually got to go sailing on her at the end of the season. Had some pretty hair raising adventures!

She does handle well though!
Great news! We're just winding up a bit of a project ourselves, feels good to get to the point of having a sailable boat again.

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yea, I can't wait till next year!! Now i"m looking for a better way to cover her for the winter so it is easier to access for winter work.


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Re your Atomic 4 engine:
The amount of rust/corrosion internally in a raw water cooled engine is largely related to whether the engine has spent its life in fresh or salt water. An original A4 in any salt water boat of this age is already usually on borrowed time. A fresh water cooled unit had much better prospects for conversion to closed cooling at this age. Also an engine in fresh water or with closed cooling can run a hotter thermostat for less engine wear and better fuel economy.
Yea I went straight to an enclosed cooling system with the rebuilt engine. I'm running it about 170 degrees with the Idigo thermostat housing kit. She runs great!

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