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Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-11-2012, 09:55 PM
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Posted By blown formula
Question IRMO, SC- Anyone from around there? IMPORTANT

:thankyouthankyou:I need someone in or around IRMO, SC. to pick up a GPS unit for me from a Craiglist sellor. He doesn't trust anyone to sell out of town too. If you are from that area please contact...
Forum: General Q & A 04-01-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By blown formula
:thankyouthankyou: Perfect!! After looking...

:thankyouthankyou:

Perfect!! After looking at Grainger's, I think I can buy the ready made cheaper than the raw material.

Thanks for the tip.
George
Forum: General Q & A 04-01-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By blown formula
Question HELP!- Thru Hull silicone gasket source???

I have 5" Lightning Header tailpipes thru hulls, the pipes go thru a silicone gasket with stainless trim rings. I need a source for the silicone gaskets. They have about a 4" center hole with...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By blown formula
Well, I don't know if anyone else is...

Well, I don't know if anyone else is interested....
but the stock swivel pin measures-
bushing surface 1.122"
square part for the gimble is 1.375"
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-06-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By blown formula
Bravo 1 swivel pin (gimble ring swivel pin) ......

Bravo 1 swivel pin (gimble ring swivel pin) ... Sorry, but that is the only swivel pin on a boat I was aware of..... Sonic 30SS. My bad!
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By blown formula
Exclamation Swivel pin clearance/tolerance question???

Does anyone know the bushing to swivel pin clearance or tolerance? Can anyone measure a good or new swivel pin so I will know if I need to replace one or both of my s. pins......
both have different...
Forum: General Q & A 03-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By blown formula
Swivel Pin measurement

I am replacing both my swivel pin seals & Bushings but was curious what the swivel pin bearing/seal surface itself measurement is and its wear tolerance. Mine seem to be pretty good but one is...
Forum: General Q & A 02-29-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By blown formula
How many pins in the connector you want?

How many pins in the connector you want?
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 02-28-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,367
Posted By blown formula
Drill out to solid wood with a LARGE bit, chisel...

Drill out to solid wood with a LARGE bit, chisel the rest... then use "laminating & layup epoxy" & filler from "rotdoctor" (very flowable stuff)... follow their "routine", as long as the rot is not...
Forum: General Q & A 11-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,459
Posted By blown formula
also, the drain thru hull must be below the...

also, the drain thru hull must be below the header drain water log which will naturally put it below the water at rest usually.
Forum: General Q & A 11-05-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,459
Posted By blown formula
Below the water line is "at rest in the water",...

Below the water line is "at rest in the water", not on plane. Yes, water will run out when running, (only a 3/8" hose, one drain per engine) but not enough to cause any problems. You want the drain...
Forum: Sonic 06-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
I launched yesterday...... my preferred ramp was...

I launched yesterday...... my preferred ramp was closed so the alternate was necessary. The windf was blowing hard across the ramp.... so hard the waves were splashing into the engine bay vents!! ...
Forum: General Q & A 06-04-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By blown formula
This worked like a champ!! It was so easy, it...

This worked like a champ!! It was so easy, it scared me.... at least on one engine. The second had more severe alignment issues, but without this method I never would have made it!!
OSO members are...
Forum: General Q & A 05-26-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By blown formula
Got a 1" dowel, it actually measured 1.004" but...

Got a 1" dowel, it actually measured 1.004" but fits perfectly. Now I can actually see what needs to be moved & how. Great idea!! Thanks,
George
Forum: General Q & A 05-25-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By blown formula
That link did not work for me.... but I do have...

That link did not work for me.... but I do have an alignment tool.
Going to get a dowel rod today (I hope I can get one on a holiday).
Thanks!!
Forum: General Q & A 05-24-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By blown formula
Good idea on the dowel... I can use that. But...

Good idea on the dowel... I can use that. But what is this about the "ball" in the gimbal bearing being off slightly??? How to check that??? & fix??
Forum: General Q & A 05-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By blown formula
Engine alignment... Best way to do it??

I just reinstalled both engines in my Sonic. The motor mounts were never moved, but the transom assemblies were removed, resealed & reinstalled.... now the alignment is off. What is the best way to...
Forum: Sonic 05-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
Right, no Christmas card this year (or ever!!). I...

Right, no Christmas card this year (or ever!!). I hope you are correct on the speed. Last summer even with the problems & one engine only turning 4500, I was running 75. I hope to be able to move up...
Forum: Sonic 05-09-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
Wink Ok, here we go.... we found several things...

Ok, here we go....
we found several things wrong with the engines.... God must love my previous engine builder cause he must have been asleep when building these engines!! Here is a list....
top...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 02-20-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By blown formula
I had remote start with a full blown Black Dog...

I had remote start with a full blown Black Dog (Clifford components)alarm system (two F150's '01 &97) & it was great!! I had doors frozen shut at times with ice 1/4-1/2" thick......only way to get it...
Forum: Sonic 01-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
Oh, I also found a small water leak that has bee...

Oh, I also found a small water leak that has bee eluding me....
the port transom donut gasket was leaking, so I removed both assemblies & am replacing the gaskets. I am also replacing the drive...
Forum: Sonic 01-23-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
Structurewise a Sonic is very strong & HEAVY!! At...

Structurewise a Sonic is very strong & HEAVY!! At least the '88 models were comparitively so to a lot of boats.... but maybe thats why they take rough water so smoothly & the ride is so good (better...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-22-2009, 12:09 PM
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Views: 2,515
Posted By blown formula
Got it!! 20-25 ft# Thanks!

Got it!! 20-25 ft#
Thanks!
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,515
Posted By blown formula
Bravo Transom mounting bolt torque??

Found one of my transom assemblies leaking on my Sonic. I removed both completely, cleaned & ready to remount. Does anyone know the Merc specified torque required on the thru transom mounting bolts?...
Forum: Sonic 12-16-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,430
Posted By blown formula
DKerns- I live at Porum Landing.... & work with...

DKerns- I live at Porum Landing.... & work with the Porum Landing Fire dept also. We boat all over the lake but mostly hang at "The Island", Alligator Cove or a beach up close to Belle Starr. ...
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