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remember that beautiful ChrisCraft. well I'm back and its tight. ive already removed some access panel to get to where I'm at. Im having a hard timing laying down and getting both my hands under the engine to get the hoses back on. had to take a brake to stretch while I posted this
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so for those of you out there with brass housing bravo pumps who service your own impellers. When you see the ridge of this circle thats worn into the housing touch the hole, it is time to replace the housing or find an aftermarket stainless wear plate kit. I like to use the ball point pen test. if you run a ball point pen around the outside of the ring and it falls in, thats how you know.
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I found me some west coast on a prepurchase inspection today. you know those days when work doesn't feel like work?? yep 😁 she's been sitting 5 years and I got her going with nothing more than a fresh battery. Ya, I was surprised too! but I was probably holding back a shit eating grin as I stomped the pedal a couple times.

I'm told she can do 100mph
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I found me some west coast on a prepurchase inspection today. you know those days when work doesn't feel like work?? yep 😁 she's been sitting 5 years and I got her going with nothing more than a fresh battery. Ya, I was surprised too! but I was probably holding back a shit eating grin as I stomped the pedal a couple times.

I'm told she can do 100mph View attachment 1105240 View attachment 1105243 View attachment 1105241 View attachment 1105242
At least 100, it's a jet😉🤣
 

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Helping a friend out with his Air Condirioning today. Somebody did a number on this truck and needs to be beaten with their own tools
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I found me some west coast on a prepurchase inspection today. you know those days when work doesn't feel like work?? yep 😁 she's been sitting 5 years and I got her going with nothing more than a fresh battery. Ya, I was surprised too! but I was probably holding back a shit eating grin as I stomped the pedal a couple times.

I'm told she can do 100mph View attachment 1105240 View attachment 1105243 View attachment 1105241 View attachment 1105242

that things been sitting a long time, any idea who made it, I’ve never seen the small gutter going around the deck before?
 

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that things been sitting a long time, any idea who made it, I’ve never seen the small gutter going around the deck before?

it appears to be a 1990 Rogers. When ibpulled the cover off initially, I was thinking "if not for the jet, this almost feels like an old Omega" It couldve just been the shape of the bow tho
 

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Happy Easter all! Im working today, a calculated sacrifice to be able to spend the next week in havasu with all you fine gentleman (and ladies)

todays patient is a 70s Trojan Sedan Bridge. The generator started making water in the oil and todays work was a tear down inspection of the generator to see if it could be saved. Sadly there wont be any saving of this generator as the chrome lining in the #1 cylinder is coming apart 🙁. Cant get lucky on all of them I guess🤷‍♂️
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however i did find this beauty in the bilge. im pretty sure its one of mine from years and years ago. pretty ecstatic as its about $100 socket lol. its no 10mm but it is a compact snapon wobbly 5/16
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Happy Easter all! Im working today, a calculated sacrifice to be able to spend the next week in havasu with all you fine gentleman (and ladies)

todays patient is a 70s Trojan Sedan Bridge. The generator started making water in the oil and todays work was a tear down inspection of the generator to see if it could be saved. Sadly there wont be any saving of this generator as the chrome lining in the #1 cylinder is coming apart 🙁. Cant get lucky on all of them I guess🤷‍♂️ View attachment 1107343 View attachment 1107344 View attachment 1107345 View attachment 1107346 View attachment 1107347 View attachment 1107348 View attachment 1107350 View attachment 1107351

however i did find this beauty in the bilge. im pretty sure its one of mine from years and years ago. pretty ecstatic as its about $100 socket lol. its no 10mm but it is a compact snapon wobbly 5/16 View attachment 1107356
Looking forward to you being in town. Hope that our paths cross once again. 👍 and don’t worry it will not be in the Docktagon. You’ll pummel my old fat ass!!!🤣🤣🤣😂😅😂😂
 
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nope!!! hell no! i know rattlers swim but not under water from what i have seen. ill stick to the colorado river.
 

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Happy Easter all! Im working today, a calculated sacrifice to be able to spend the next week in havasu with all you fine gentleman (and ladies)

todays patient is a 70s Trojan Sedan Bridge. The generator started making water in the oil and todays work was a tear down inspection of the generator to see if it could be saved. Sadly there wont be any saving of this generator as the chrome lining in the #1 cylinder is coming apart 🙁. Cant get lucky on all of them I guess🤷‍♂️ View attachment 1107343 View attachment 1107344 View attachment 1107345 View attachment 1107346 View attachment 1107347 View attachment 1107348 View attachment 1107350 View attachment 1107351

however i did find this beauty in the bilge. im pretty sure its one of mine from years and years ago. pretty ecstatic as its about $100 socket lol. its no 10mm but it is a compact snapon wobbly 5/16 View attachment 1107356

Why not just have it replated? Instead of buying a whole new generator?
 

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Not very many people know that. Is that a water moccasin?
you know what i meant....

texas has a straw too?


or unless you mean the texas colorado river?

Its the Colorado River in TX

Why not just have it replated? Instead of buying a whole new generator?

its a lot of work and high risk on my part for not much reward. It takes me about twice as long to break down/reassemble one of these generators vs a Mercruiser V8. Theres a lot of little parts and separating the "back end" from the engine is precarious to say the least with a high likelihood of damaging the windings when you get the magnetic field to let go. Its a moot point on this one anyway. While I was in Arizona for DS, that boat hit some kind of underwater obstruction and punched the entire strut through the bottom of the boat and he had to run it aground it to keep from sinking. my customer says his insurance is planning to total it.
 

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Is this your workshop? Looks like a nice space !!!!
 

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Is this your workshop? Looks like a nice space !!!!

oh i wish! My spot is on the other end of the building and is about half the size.

I can bring anything I want to work on up there so long his toys get priority. im getting insulation and air condotioning this month and am going to be installing a lift for my... err i mean his cars.
 

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oh joy. just found this guy in the engine bay of the houseboat Im working on and it was not here a few weeks ago. its a solid 7ft long. theres only one species of snake out here that get to this size. time to call somebody
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Raunchy Westerbeke carbs are the funnest.

the westerbeke carb was actually pretty descent, but the main engine carbs were nasty. both of the counterweight butterflies in the secondaries were frozen shut and the port engine had a cracked float that was flooding rhe engine and was watering down the oil
 

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How the fuck do those rams generate enough force to lift that door? Are they on a gear mechanism? Like they push and turn at the same time?
 

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How the fuck do those rams generate enough force to lift that door? Are they on a gear mechanism? Like they push and turn at the same time?

nope. just really big fuckin hydraulics. Its 220v but essentially it plumbed just like a set of trim rams on an outdrive except on a way larger scale.
 

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What species

ok, not what i thought it was 😨. one of the dock hands at the marina saw it swimming around and its just a very big "Texas" Rat snake. apparently hes been pigging out on duck eggs and freshly hatched duckings and turtles. I was thinking it was a Western Diamondback
 

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ok, not what i thought it was 😨. one of the dock hands at the marina saw it swimming around and its just a very big "Texas" Rat snake. apparently hes been pigging out on duck eggs and freshly hatched duckings and turtles. I was thinking it was a Western Diamondback
That's what I thought you meant but the tail didn't look right
 

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damn if i do, damned if i dont.

I opened up the A Pilar on this Hummer to find/fix a simple power mirror issue. good news is I found the issue and repaired it within 10 minutes.

Bad news is over 2 hours later and I havent closed it back up yet because Im still repairing rodent damage...😨
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I also got a phone call today from my "Toilet Formula" guy that started this thread. said he couldnt figure out how to get the stereo working in his boat [again]. the battery switches were off [again] lol
 

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Back on the snake boat today. now dealing with the microcommander issue. i think ive got in pinned down to poor mechanicing but am basically fully uninstalling and reinstalling this brand new control module. This should br myblast day but is the part i have been dreading the most on this job.

wiring color code is jacked up, was laying in the bilge not mounted to anything, main power wire just draped over the engine. this is not the first time ive been behind this particular mechanic but he the type that gives mechanics a bad name and im getting to the point i can tell when he has wrenched on a boat before me. this guy straight pisses me off and needs to find a new career. word on the lake is he used to be an aircraft mechanic too 🤬😡
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Back on the snake boat today. now dealing with the microcommander issue. i think ive got in pinned down to poor mechanicing but am basically fully uninstalling and reinstalling this brand new control module. This should br myblast day but is the part i have been dreading the most on this job.

wiring color code is jacked up, was laying in the bilge not mounted to anything, main power wire just draped over the engine. this is not the first time ive been behind this particular mechanic but he the type that gives mechanics a bad name and im getting to the point i can tell when he has wrenched on a boat before me. this guy straight pisses me off and needs to find a new career. word on the lake is he used to be an aircraft mechanic too 🤬😡 View attachment 1115606 View attachment 1115607

A mechanic with no attention to detail, is a disaster waiting to happen !
 

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Back on the snake boat today. now dealing with the microcommander issue. i think ive got in pinned down to poor mechanicing but am basically fully uninstalling and reinstalling this brand new control module. This should br myblast day but is the part i have been dreading the most on this job.

wiring color code is jacked up, was laying in the bilge not mounted to anything, main power wire just draped over the engine. this is not the first time ive been behind this particular mechanic but he the type that gives mechanics a bad name and im getting to the point i can tell when he has wrenched on a boat before me. this guy straight pisses me off and needs to find a new career. word on the lake is he used to be an aircraft mechanic too 🤬😡 View attachment 1115606 View attachment 1115607
Man, He has no pride in his work at all, does he
 

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How does the Sea Ray with twin 4.3 run?

I bet that would be a great Powell boat. Easy on fuel but twins for security.
 

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How does the Sea Ray with twin 4.3 run?

I bet that would be a great Powell boat. Easy on fuel but twins for security.

Gets on plane with relative ease, The tabs only have to be used minimally. She will run about 30mph WOT and is surprisingly nimble. This particular boat is fitted with twin alphas and I propped it with 17p 4b alum props from Turning Point. (originally had 19p 3b SS QS props when it came to me and performed like dog shit)

I have seen them optioned with twin bravo3s as well which I think I would prefer but all in all it is a good boat
 
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