Repower for Reelaxation

The Peddler

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May 28, 2008
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Matt
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2400 SeaSport Explorer - "Permanent Waves"
You don't see many radial arm saws these days.
For good reason!! I sliding/compound mitre saw and a table saw are way more efficient.

My dad had a big radial arm saw when I was growing up. It was a good one, but he used to curse the thing. I tried to take a finger off with it one time, ripping a board.

Back to the repower thread. Sorry.
 
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fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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Bremerton, WA
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Greg
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
Took a couple of days off to spend the requisite amount of "family time" before retreating back into the guy-rage. Finished stipping down the old block and it's ready to be returned for core deposit. Refurbished, painted and installed the damper on the new engine.
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Contacted Les's Radiator Repair (Seabeck) today and will drop off the heat exchanger tomorrow for a flush and pressure test.

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Sand blasted, primed and painted 10 brackets and dip stick tube.

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Bunch of new parts ordered and should start arriving Tuesday. Starter, alternator, all the pressure/temp sensors, etc.
 
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fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
A little Purple Power, some touch up paint, waiting on intake manifold gaskets to reinstall.
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Jun 1, 2009
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Wire brushed, painted and replaced the pulley on the power sreeing pump today. Merc came out with a service bulletin changing the old style plastic pulley to a larger metal one which also changed the length of the belt I wanted to replace.
 
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Jun 1, 2009
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Hey Russ, the hour meter was just over 2200 hours. She still ran, but was making some loud chatter under the hood. I never did see anything obvious after I opened her up. I was kinda expecting to find something loose or broken, but not so.
 

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Jun 1, 2009
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
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Intake gaskets arrived today. After doing a little on-line reading I decided to order new intake manifold bolts so the intake will have to wait another few days.

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When I removed the power steering pump, I noticed one of the mounting holes had sheared off. Hard to explain, but one of the tabs had a clean fracture and completely broken off from the rest of the bracket. A little welding, grinding, wire brushing, primer and paint, she's good as new. It's hanging by the bolt hole that was broken off.
 
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
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Shiny new starter and "fuse of shame" arrived Saturday.
 
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Jun 1, 2009
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I know it seems like it's slow going, but what you don't see is the scrubbing, wire brushing and painting of every nut, bolt and washer which I didn't buy new. I'm also doing this in my spare time, so only an hour or two per day.
 

fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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Hey Blake, yes. As soon as it warms up some, I plan to pull the exhaust Y pipe and the Gimbal out of the transom, refurbish those parts and reinstall. The bilge will get a good scrubbing and a new coat of epoxy paint. Then two new bilge pumps and a new non-collapsable ventilation hose before dropping the motor back in. Of course I'll have to replace everything that even hints as being marginal, wires, cables, etc.

If anyone happens to have a Quicksilver Alignment Tool (part #91-805475A1) that I could borrow, I'd very much appreciate it. Otherwise I'll pick up a used one off of Ebay and resell it when I'm done.
 
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Jun 29, 2009
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That big fuse thing next to your starter gave me quite a bit of a headache. Boat wouldn't turn over the night before Westport Halibut opener. I ended up bypassing it that night and later on at home just removed it. It had corroded and just fell apart.
 

fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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Ready to start bolting on some new parts. Intake manifold and distributor are ready for Saturday.
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Jun 1, 2009
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Other than being lead astray by the service manual to torque the intake bolts to 35 ft/lbs, I made pretty good progress today. As it turns out, the torque spec chart at the front of the service manual actually calls for 11 ft/lbs. I only figured it out after snapping off one bolt at 30 ft/lbs. A few choice cuss words later, I managed to get it drilled and backed out without any further damage. So for now, I retorqued the bolts using one of the old bolts and reordered a new set.

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Round one.

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Starting to look like a real motor again.

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fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
Its been a slow week on the engine rebuild. Removed and replaced the intake manifold bolts, added oil and water sensors, new thermostat, new fuel pump plumbed in and finished painting the heat exchanger.

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fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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Thanks Fred, more patience than talent sometimes. :-)
 
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Olympia, Wa
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Danny Gabriel
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Slippery Finn/Lisa M
Hey Blake, yes. As soon as it warms up some, I plan to pull the exhaust Y pipe and the Gimbal out of the transom, refurbish those parts and reinstall. The bilge will get a good scrubbing and a new coat of epoxy paint. Then two new bilge pumps and a new non-collapsable ventilation hose before dropping the motor back in. Of course I'll have to replace everything that even hints as being marginal, wires, cables, etc.

If anyone happens to have a Quicksilver Alignment Tool (part #91-805475A1) that I could borrow, I'd very much appreciate it. Otherwise I'll pick up a used one off of Ebay and resell it when I'm done.
I have one you can borrow, if you are still interested.
 

fishchasr

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Jun 1, 2009
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2052 Trophy "Reelaxation"
Thanks Danny, I'll keep that in mind here in a couple of months. Engine is almost done then I'll be working on the outdrive, gimbal and engine compartment in the boat.
 

fishchasr

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I decided the polished aluminum thermostat housing didn't look right under the heat exchanger bracket so it got a coat of black paint.

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Ordered new hoses and a tune up kit for the heat exchanger today.
 

goatram

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Apr 3, 2008
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grrrrrrrr
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33' RBW MISS ELIZA
Very cool you should be good to go for another couple thousand hours after this
One can hope.

Just something about a inboard outboard that cause me to cringe. Your doing the right things to make her last. I will keep watching.