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Search: Posts Made By: simmonct
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By simmonct
New Main Sail for a Good Ol' Boat, who has em?

I'm looking for a new main sail for my 1978 C&C 34, well not literally new, but new to me...and in good shape. I've contacted some local sail making shops and they only offer "new" sails...I'd love...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Well, it's almost the start of the 2014 boating season here in Chicago and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to some warm weather and precipitation that's not in the form of snow. I was...
Forum: Atomic 4 06-27-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Well, I thought I would just close the loop on this thread and give a quick update...

I am very happy with my decision to take on the project. The money I saved is not even close to the...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By simmonct
Re: A4 first start success...but water leaking from bronze pieces

Black pepper...that's interesting...how will this help stop the leaking plugs? Will it fill in the small voids? Is there any risk of damaging the motor?

I am trying to avoid having to drill and...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By simmonct
A4 first start success...but water leaking from bronze pieces

I just finished my A4 rebuild and finally got it started this past weekend. I noticed that after the motor came to temp, that water began to seep out of the round bronze pieces on the top of the...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By simmonct
A4 Overhaul - First Start

Hello, I just completed the assembly of my A4 after an overhaul. I am ready to attempt my first start after the rebuild and wanted to get some tips/pointers from the Sailnet community.

One...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-13-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By simmonct
Re: Carburetor Gasket + Form-a-Gasket...sloppy?

Really, naked? The old gasket that I removed felt like a rubbery type material...wont the paper get beat up with the high temps and interaction with fuel?

I may have another gasket laying around,...
Forum: Atomic 4 04-13-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By simmonct
Carburetor Gasket + Form-a-Gasket...sloppy?

I'm in the midst of an engine overhaul and just disassembled and cleaned my carburetor. I'm getting everything ready for reassembly and I wanted to get a sanity check on the gasket. I ordered a...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-31-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Thanks Sloop,

I already had the crank ground down, and purchased the appropriate sized bearings to accommodate the new size. I bought a set of engine brushes, so I plan on going through the motor...
Forum: Atomic 4 03-31-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Well, its been a few weeks and I thought I'd give an update along with some pics...

I picked up the motor from the harbor, and it was already completely disassembled and housed in several plastic...
Forum: Atomic 4 02-23-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

There is some great feedback here, thanks to everyone for the input! After reading these threads I've decided to explore the rebuild option myself. I'm good with a wrench, having tackled many auto...
Forum: Atomic 4 02-13-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Thanks for the quick replies everyone. The diesel option is definitely more expensive, but can I expect to receive a greater return from that as opposed to just rebuilding/replacing the patro Atomic...
Forum: Atomic 4 02-13-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 12,428
Posted By simmonct
$6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

I just received a quote to rebuild the Atomic 4 motor on my 1979 C&C 34. I was shocked at the $6,640 price tag for this job and I asked them to hold off on the repairs while I consider alternative...
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