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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and happy to be here. I just took the leap and bought my first boat - a 1976 Newport 28. It took all of two days for me to acquire my first high-importance project! The connection between my transmission shifter cable and the lever on the transmission is rusted...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    In my continuing efforts to finish rebuilding the Cape Dory 30, I tackle the sticky inboard rebuild. In my case it's the Volvo MD7A. With parts not being made, it's a challenge finding them but in my experience but for the most part a thorough online and offline searching yielded me results...
  3. Diesel
    Hey all. I have an old inboard Yanmar SB8 in my Sun 28 that I am having issues with. First off, I am not very familiar with diesel engines and rely a lot on friends, and here, for help. So, the engine has seized. Pulled the head off and looked at the piston. Springs on the head were a bit rusty...
  4. Diesel
    Hello Forum, I am a newbie - just bought a '79 Catalina 27'. The original engine was a Petters (sp?) and it currently has a Yanmar 2GM20F inboard diesel. I've heard the engine is worth more than the boat. Ha! At any rate, I have scoured the web, and am not finding any kind of a simple...
  5. Gasoline Powered Engines
    Does anyone have experience with Palmer Inboards? They used International Harvester but it has "Palmer" stamped on the tranny....am putting this in my 68 Columbia 36' sail boat....
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