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Forum: Formula 12-11-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Keith
And steer clear of the Perko "automatic",...

And steer clear of the Perko "automatic", stainless steel, spring loaded valves. I tried them twice, but it appears the springs where the weak point. Eventually temps began to rise as the spring...
Forum: Formula 12-11-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Keith
The system Sydwayz described is the simplest, and...

The system Sydwayz described is the simplest, and most elegant. I installed this on my boat years ago, and used it every season to winterize the engines with antifreeze. This same system is going...
Forum: Formula 02-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By Keith
Thanks, I agree. Several friends have the...

Thanks, I agree. Several friends have the extended platform, and it really does provide a lot of room. We'd be happy with either model, it's going to come down to the best bang for the buck.
Forum: Formula 02-21-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By Keith
We're shopping and looking at both 370 & 400...

We're shopping and looking at both 370 & 400 models. Your info helps because I've been guessing we'll need to spend $5k or $6k if we find a boat without it. Thank you.
Forum: Formula 02-20-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,177
Posted By Keith
Need some ballpark figures. What was the cost of...

Need some ballpark figures. What was the cost of the factory platform purchased and shipped from Formula, and then installation?
Forum: Scarab 08-31-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Keith
I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd add...

I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd add to it for future searches. (BTW, Tinker, good to see you still around bud. I'm getting ready to sell my Scarab soon, the wife wants a cruiser.)
...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 04-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Keith
2001 Optimax Saltwater Series issues

2 questions. My neighbor just blew a hole in the engine block of his 200HP Optimax, seems to be a common issue when I google it. Since the block is shot, are there any options short of replacing...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-18-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By Keith
Brian, thanks for letting me know. I'll post the...

Brian, thanks for letting me know. I'll post the info on our website.

Frank was very well known over the many years I've been with CBPBA, and he participated in a lot of our events. I last spoke...
Forum: Scarab 10-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Keith
I believe that was for the brass stripper pole...

I believe that was for the brass stripper pole option that year. :D Then again, could have been for a GPS antenna or original anchor/bow light. Just a wild guess, but back in the mid to late 80's...
Forum: Scarab 10-16-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,644
Posted By Keith
Found some more info. Do a Youtube search for...

Found some more info. Do a Youtube search for hydrographic printing, several companies show how the process works.

Also found the link to the guy who did the gauge/electronics covers above. ...
Forum: Scarab 10-16-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,644
Posted By Keith
Going through the gauges will be a cake walk if...

Going through the gauges will be a cake walk if you've already been through the engines. :D Whatever brand you decide on, the process is pretty simple. I used the camera on my Droid for picts of...
Forum: Scarab 10-15-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By Keith
Yes, 1 bilge pump in there and I wouldn't...

Yes, 1 bilge pump in there and I wouldn't recommend wire nutting it. Wiring diagram? Nope, they didn't keep records back then or if they did, they're long gone. Use crimp connectors and/or shrink...
Forum: Scarab 10-15-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,644
Posted By Keith
The original brand in my 1990 was VDO. They...

The original brand in my 1990 was VDO. They served me well for about 15 years. I tried another popular brand, but they fell short of the intended mark from a quality and service standpoint. I went...
Forum: Scarab 10-15-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Keith
Oops, never answered your question. The only way...

Oops, never answered your question. The only way to get to those vents up front are through the headliner padding, which has to be removed. If you have a cabinet/console and enclosed head, removing...
Forum: Scarab 10-15-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By Keith
That particular project takes an enormous amount...

That particular project takes an enormous amount of work and it's just not worth the effort. The dryer hose will dry rot and fail again under the weight of any water entering the vents via wave...
Forum: Poker Runs and Boating Events 08-31-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,360
Posted By Keith
Looking forward to this, should be a lot of fun.

Looking forward to this, should be a lot of fun.
Forum: General Q & A 06-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 36,344
Posted By Keith
For $105 I can run my boat across the Chesapeake...

For $105 I can run my boat across the Chesapeake to have lunch with some friends. :D Using my directions, you can take two 10 cent butt splice connectors, connect your GPS data output wires to the...
Forum: General Q & A 04-23-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Keith
Thanks Griff, I think that's right. From what...

Thanks Griff, I think that's right. From what I've been told thus far by my crew chief, I'm going to need 3/8 hose, and a 3/4 NPT to 3/8 hose barb.

Doing a quick internet search, I'm getting...
Forum: General Q & A 04-22-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Keith
And still not 1 picture, schematic or diagram of...

And still not 1 picture, schematic or diagram of the setup from Merc, Gil, Hardin, or community. :D This must be a great kept secret. :D

Hardin sells a kit for it with hose and fittings to...
Forum: General Q & A 04-22-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Keith
Thanks guys. So it goes to the 3/4" on the top...

Thanks guys. So it goes to the 3/4" on the top of the manifold, opposite the normal hose hookup. Any pictures? I'm thinking -6 (dash six) braided hose would kind of dress it up a bit.

And the...
Forum: General Q & A 04-21-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Keith
Where to plumb this small fitting on Hardin/Gil 9" Riser?

I recently purchased Hardin's replacement for the GiL HP500 9" riser. I have never seen the small 3/8 fitting on the underside, and I'm not sure where I have to plumb it.

Hardin told me Gil...
Forum: General Q & A 03-17-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,826
Posted By Keith
I just bought a bunch of VDO gauges, which were...

I just bought a bunch of VDO gauges, which were in my Scarab originally. They're back with a full line of marine gauges, and they're priced right.
Forum: General Q & A 03-01-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,826
Posted By Keith
I know this is an old thread, but I found this...

I know this is an old thread, but I found this via a Google search because I am also looking at these gauges. They're primarily an OEM, so they make gauges for other companies. A lot of the gauges...
Forum: General Q & A 10-24-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Keith
Okay, I'm learning a few things here, thanks. :D...

Okay, I'm learning a few things here, thanks. :D I've been a little nervous about billet, thought it would pit and fade. Coating is key I suppose, seal it and protect it. Makes sense.
Forum: General Q & A 10-24-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Keith
Thanks for the input. Wow, that Cig looks nice. ...

Thanks for the input. Wow, that Cig looks nice. I really like that polished stainless or chrome type of scheme, that's close to what I'm looking to do. Just one color, and the rest chrome or...
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