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Search: Posts Made By: 1970Columbia34
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Re: Best sander for bottom sanding?

Yeah I am just looking to rough it up / smooth it out for a new coat. Its thought to invest 500+ dollars into a sander for limited use. I never thought of automotive paper vs the lowes version I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Best sander for bottom sanding?

Every couple of years we like to go through and sand the bottom really well before a new coat of vc17. What we use is a couple of Porter Cable 5" random orbitals. They works good but seem to lack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,072
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Just finished some more bags for a Captin and...

Just finished some more bags for a Captin and his crew in Northern Wi.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/PaperboyRacing/Mobile%20Pictures/64660c0f.jpg
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Universal/ Westerbeke Warning Buzzer

Well now that we have our motor running well time to tie up some loose ends. We have the upgraded panel with all guages, Tach, water temp, oil pressure, volts. But the panel does not have a warning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Great info, one diffrence in our situation is our...

Great info, one diffrence in our situation is our gear is a 3:1 v-drive which is why is has a 16" prop on it. I have a feeling that is why it needed ot be adjusted that from the factory it had a 2:1...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1970Columbia34
yep still only goes just above 3300-3400.

yep still only goes just above 3300-3400.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Can't ansewer this I found a post on several...

Can't ansewer this I found a post on several catlina forums about having to make this adjustment on there boats since this M25 was in alot of those boats. I agree it sounds odd but it work like a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Fixed My New Diesel Engine

Well after the marina charging me $102 to haul the boat to try a diffrent prop and then when that did not work another $353 to trouble shoot the motor and they found nothing wrong and suggested...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,645
Posted By 1970Columbia34
I have the same depth sounder that we no longer...

I have the same depth sounder that we no longer use if you just want to replace it with the same one you have.

Scott
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Here is our fuel system setup. we have a 29...

Here is our fuel system setup. we have a 29 gallon tank that is in the cabin under a seat about the same height as the motor and about 10-12 feet away. The motor has a mechanical fuel pump on it, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By 1970Columbia34
New Diesel Still with problems

Well guys still having problems with the remanufactured motor. We put in the M25xp and Martec made a 16"x16 rh prop for the boat and 2 other prop makers confirmed that would be the prop for the boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Ken I see you are from west michigan, if you seen...

Ken I see you are from west michigan, if you seen this you seen it closer to home we live in battle creek, but keep our boat in bay city where my wifes family is from. this boat/ molds was here in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Interesting idea on the sculpture, the amount of...

Interesting idea on the sculpture, the amount of vines and stuff that are on the boat if thats the case he has lost his vision, and given up on the project.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Anyone Need A New Project Boat

I don't really understand what is going on with this bboat, but found it interesting when I was out making some site visits for work and thought I would share some pictures.

The grid work is like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By 1970Columbia34
i am wondering if the 16x11 will not be enough....

i am wondering if the 16x11 will not be enough. the old motor had a 2:1 gear ratio so at 2200 rpm the prop was spinning at 1100, and with the new gear ratio of 3:1 we would have to run the new diesel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By 1970Columbia34
yeah after our motor up the river yesturday its...

yeah after our motor up the river yesturday its way to much pitch. with our old 22hp palmer p60 we had a 16x11, i figure the diesel should be able to handle more pitch but i thin Martec went to far...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Prop Help

Well we hit the water today with the new motor, motor seems to run great, with the motor in neutral it would rev to 3000+, in gear we could only get about 1800 rpms and about 3.5 knots :(. the motor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By 1970Columbia34
yeah I agree this setup is way better than the...

yeah I agree this setup is way better than the previous setup. The support at the rear of the motor is really pretty solid its bolted to the motor and the held to the exhaust with 2 hose clamps then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Diesel Conversion Update, New Exhaust!

Well were pretty much done with the job just have to clean up now.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/PaperboyRacing/Diesel%20Conversion/5.jpg
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 5,043
Posted By 1970Columbia34
We got our M25XP Re-Man with v-drive for 6k...

We got our M25XP Re-Man with v-drive for 6k included everything. We have more than 6K into it with new exhaust and other stuff, probaly around 7k total. I am doing all the work my self and was really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Wet Exhaust Hose

Anyone found good prices on wet exhasut hose? Looking for 2" with wire helix.

Scott
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,351
Posted By 1970Columbia34
No I am not offend by your comments and that I...

No I am not offend by your comments and that I why I am posting so I can get all your opnions. I see your point on the exhaust size, one then that comes to mind right to me is why would I need say a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,351
Posted By 1970Columbia34
the exhaust is pretty much 90% dry water does not...

the exhaust is pretty much 90% dry water does not get injected back into the exhaust tell just above the muffler. and the picture is a bit decieving the exhaust does slope away from the motor but not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By 1970Columbia34
Racor Filter Needed?

Just wondering if we need to use a racor filter on our new diesel, we have one that was connected to our old gas motors fuel system. we have a new stainless steel tank. In the picture you can see it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,351
Posted By 1970Columbia34
very nice setup!, after more thought where as...

very nice setup!, after more thought where as what I have will work, I am going to take and bring it home with me next weekend and see if I can get a shop to bend up a piece of pipe for me and weld...
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