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Old 05-22-2015, 07:46 PM   #31
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Nope, no compression. Head gaskets gone. Think I may not have cleaned the block well enough before reassembly. 😳
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Nope, no compression. Head gaskets gone. Think I may not have cleaned the block well enough before reassembly. 😳
Won't make that mistake again
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:10 AM   #33
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To be honest... I probably will. I'm pushing 40. I think if you average it out, I've built an engine a year... You'd think I would know better.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:47 AM   #34
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Well I have 15 years on you and I still make mistakes, it's all part of life. The best we can learn is to accept our mistakes without being to hard on our selfs.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:39 PM   #35
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All back together. Ran a couple miles down river and back. Seems okay so far. Gonna head downtown tomorrow.



I think I have too much growth to get on plane. Looks like a bottom job is up next!
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I'll take having to clean the bottom over engine issues any day.

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Engine held together! Ran 20+ miles at 6-7 kts. Tried to push on plane a couple of times, but there is just too much drag. Don't want to push the engine too hard until im sure that the bottom is clean.



Had a great time at the concert, first boat, right next to the stage.
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Looks like my starboard bellows failed. Taking on water. Coming from the transom assembly somewhere.



The marina I had planned to use is booked up and can't haul me. So... Now I'm trying to find someone that can haul me tomorrow, or i may have to leave it in the water for a week praying the bilge pump doesn't fail.



Oh, and I'm out of town for work this week.... Ugh...
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Looks like my starboard bellows failed. Taking on water. Coming from the transom assembly somewhere.



The marina I had planned to use is booked up and can't haul me. So... Now I'm trying to find someone that can haul me tomorrow, or i may have to leave it in the water for a week praying the bilge pump doesn't fail.



Oh, and I'm out of town for work this week.... Ugh...

Not good, hope you have someone who can keep a check on the boat if it has to stay in the water for the week.
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My fiance will be home, but not 24 hours a day. Thinking about rigging up an extra auto bilge pump.

Even if one of the other marinas can take me tomorrow, they all close at noon. Couldn't make it there on one engine by then. Not going to run the starboard with a leaking bellows. Lost an outdrive that way on a previous boat.
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