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View the latest post 466 midship cleat loose


Survey last week on a prospective 2004 466. Discovered aft midships cleats on both sides a little 'loose' - i.e., when the surveyor rapped them with his hammer, the cleat would rotate off center a little bit; and then when rapped on the other side/end, the cleat would rotate back the other way, just a smidge...

I'm wondering if anyone else has tackled this issue on a 466 and can offer some words of advice on how to get in to the back side (i.e. backing plates side) of those?.... Thanks

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View the latest post Window weather stripping (Cat Whisker) replacement


I contacted Taylor Made and no longer stocking the weather stripping for my 94 390CPMY. They sent me samples that I could try and match up. However, no matter how many times I look at these windows, I can’t figure out how to get them out of the tracks to replace the weather stripping. From outside? Inside? Suggestions?

Thanks!

Tony

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Gotta love amature hour installations!


I am replacing my Davit with a Presto Marine XL500 hydraulic lift so in preparing for the install I removed my current davit. Access to the the hardware is thru the 4 access holes on the platform deck. When I opened the covers I discovered really poor craftsmanship in the attempt seal the cellulose core. The installer simply smeared silicone sealant around the edge which of course did little to seal over time. They did not seal the actual frame of the access hole so water just seeped in.
As a result I have quite a bit of rotten core to remove. As far as can tell, the damage is limited to an inch or so in from the cuts, the core is just soaked so over the next few 90 plus days I will leave all the holes open and see if it will dry out enough for me to dig out the bad core and replace with reinforced filler to seal. I can detect little or no soft areas on the deck so I am not planning to tear up the deck. there were two Weaver Snap Davit plates still installed and I found that there was no sealant nor even nuts on the bolts!
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Word to the wise, before you hire modifications done to your boat that is near of under the water line, make sure you get specifics on what the plan is to seal the area. There are a lot "mechanics" out there that either have no clue or just don't give a damn about their work. This is why I NEVER let anyone touch my boat. I am blessed with the background and experience to do my own work and I know that not everyone is. I feel so bad for those who are held hostage and have to rely on the "professionals" to do the job right.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1987 carver voyager


We just bought a 1987 carver voyager 2827 double helm and we are looking for the enclosure for the upper helm. We have the bimini top with the frame already just need the side curtains or will buy complete used or new or even something that may need some repair. We are located in Michigan. Thank you for any help or suggestions. Picture is of our boat for reference.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) position of crane slings for lift out


any pictures or diagrams of position for crane slings for lift out 1986 carver 3607

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View the latest post Location of Fuel Cut Off Relay


My engine starts and dies immediately. The solenoid is not actuating. I've replaced the fuel cut off solenoid and ignition switch. I still have no power at the solenoid. My diesel mechanic friend says it's my relay switch but I'm not able to locate that switch and he lives 900 miles away. I have a Cummins engine. Any idea on where this might be located?

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View the latest post 1990 4207 with Cat 3208


Purchased a 1990 4207 AC with Cat 3208 TA's a few months ago (first boat). Starboard engine was smoking (white, unburned fuel) when purchased; seller thought that it was a fuel nozzle over-feed problem. Thought that would be fairly reasonable to get fixed. Had a tech to work on that issue and found other problems. Now looking at engine replacement worst case; maybe just top-end rebuild.
$25k-$30k for engine replace is worst case I've been told. Just not up for it from a time and effort standpoint. Paid $60k for boat. Anyone interested in a "project" boat at $40k. Boat located near Nashville, TN on Old Hickory Lake.

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View the latest post 1990 4207 Cat 3208 replacement


Hi all - I purchased a 1990 4207 with Cat 3208 TAs a few months ago. Starboard engine was smoking when purchased and seller felt like it was fuel nozzle overfeed, so I thought that would be a fairly inexpensive fix(relatively speaking). Had a diesel tech start to work on that issue and when he took off valve cover on right side (looking at front of engine) found a bent rod and loose valve spring. Other side had three bent rods. Evindence also that engine may have over heated at some point. So much for trusting what a seller says. In any event, I've had two other people look at it and they say it's best to replace the engine. I've been told $30k-$35k. I paid $60k for the boat and was willing to put $10k into it, but not $30k-$35k. How would one get the engine out? Piece by piece down to the block and take the block out a window? There a re some other things that need fixing as well. Any one interested in a project boat for $40k? Boat is in Nashville, TN.

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View the latest post 466 midship cleat


Survey yesterday on a prospective 2004 466. Discovered aft midships cleats on both sides 'loose' - i.e., when the surveyor rapped them with his phenolic hammer, the cleat would rotate off center a little bit; and then when rapped on the other side, the cleat would rotate back the other way, just a smidge...

I'm wondering if anyone else has tackled this issue on a 466 and can offer some words of advice on how to get in to the back side (i.e. backing plates side) of those?.... Thanks

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View the latest post Kohler 10E (gas) engine parts (Ford VSG413)


Hi All,
I have a Kohler 10E in my 396. It has a Ford VSG-413 4 cylinder gas engine with a build date of 2002. The generator has low hours on it and is in great shape except for one thing. One of the exhaust valves rusted into place slightly open, probably from lack of use before I bought the boat. I removed the head and a machine shop got the valve out, but it is damaged. The head itself is fine. Finding parts for this engine (other than some tune-up parts) is very difficult. Kohler has discontinued most parts for this engine. Their list prices for some of the parts (they don't have) is 10X-20X the typical price from a distributor. This engine was used in other applications such as Bobcats and skid-steers. I have tried industrial and farm sites. I found a few items but no valves or push rods. I think I have a line on a head gasket set as a custom order from Clevite through Jegs. We'll see if it actually shows up. I also found a site in England (MotorDoctor.co.uk)that has parts for Ford cars which share some of the parts, but their shipping to the US is quite expensive (although way less than a new generator) I am going to contact them to verify if parts for the J6B Ford engine found in older Fiestas will fit the VSG413. The valve specs are identical. I have placed an order for a custom valve from Manley Performance to replace the bad one, but I can't find a replacement pushrod. Has anyone run across a source for parts for this engine? I hate to replace a genset that could run for many hours with a few bucks in parts. Several sites list parts for this engine, but most don't actually have stock and can't get the parts. I will share any sources I find. I 'm sure somewhere there's a warehouse with a bunch of new old stock or replacement parts that is just not accessible through internet searches. I hope we can pool some knowledge and avoid spending $14K on a new replacement.

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