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Old 12-09-2011, 11:37   #1
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Starboard Is Cranking

Having just picked up this boat, I spent Saturday giving it a bath an yesterday working on the electrical. Even got the starboard Enron to crank freely. The portside was not so willing. Needs a little TLC to have the smoothness that the starboard showed.

WD 40, Marvel Mystery Oil and Pyrol Penetrating Oil should bring it around. Shes been sitting for several years and the batteries were blown due to over charging and crossing the poles.

Looks like I'll be running new wire through the entire boat, which was expected. Better safe than sorry.

It is easy to run new wire. Just make sure to mark everything and only remove one wire at a time.

To maintain your batteries, slap on a low voltage solar panel with a cheap regulator. Do not run direct!
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Old 12-09-2011, 19:55   #2
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My port-side Con Ed is sub-par
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Having just picked up this boat, I spent Saturday giving it a bath an yesterday working on the electrical. Even got the starboard Enron to crank freely. The portside was not so willing. Needs a little TLC to have the smoothness that the starboard showed.

WD 40, Marvel Mystery Oil and Pyrol Penetrating Oil should bring it around. Shes been sitting for several years and the batteries were blown due to over charging and crossing the poles.

Looks like I'll be running new wire through the entire boat, which was expected. Better safe than sorry.

It is easy to run new wire. Just make sure to mark everything and only remove one wire at a time.

To maintain your batteries, slap on a low voltage solar panel with a cheap regulator. Do not run direct!
Say what???????? what have you been drinking for breakfast??
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Old 13-09-2011, 07:29   #5
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Re: Starboard Is Cranking

I wonder if that balky motor will be an oil burner.

burned up the wires, well recycle that copper.
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Is there a question in here or are you just telling us about your new (to you ) boat. congratulations and welcome
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I wonder if that balky motor will be an oil burner.

burned up the wires, well recycle that copper.
I am hoping not.

I got them both to crank freely, but I'm not sure how well they are going to actually run. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

And yes, this is just about the issues I'm dealing with on this new boat. New to me that is.

Did spend a nice day having drills with friends. Always a great way to spend a Sunday.
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Is there a question in here or are you just telling us about your new (to you ) boat. congratulations and welcome
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Did spend a nice day having drills with friends. Always a great way to spend a Sunday.


i have never doe drills with friends,,, usually I do those on a boat for practice. What type of drills did you do?
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