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Old 05-01-2013, 11:16   #1
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Double Water Lift

Well..just about the time I was going to buy bolts for the chain plates on Idora (104 in all) reality intruded. As she sat nonmobile in her slip the aging exhaust system rotted out. This was discovered during a periodic engine run. Not being one to put up with such events, I suited up and sailed her up to PT. A bit cool on deck but I had the whole Sound to myself. Up she went onto the hard for bottom paint, zincs and a cool new double water lift exhaust. The new system should make for a cooler and more quiet engine space. Hopefully done in 10 days or less.

The chain plate bolts will have to wait till I get her home.

Todd
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:30   #2
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Re: Double Water Lift

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Well..just about the time I was going to buy bolts for the chain plates on Idora (104 in all) reality intruded. As she sat nonmobile in her slip the aging exhaust system rotted out. This was discovered during a periodic engine run. Not being one to put up with such events, I suited up and sailed her up to PT. A bit cool on deck but I had the whole Sound to myself. Up she went onto the hard for bottom paint, zincs and a cool new double water lift exhaust. The new system should make for a cooler and more quiet engine space. Hopefully done in 10 days or less.

The chain plate bolts will have to wait till I get her home.

Todd
Suggest you look to a commercial fastener supplier for the bolts. (yellow pages or Google) We build machines, use stainless and don't get them from West. Another source is McMaster Carr on line.
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Re: Double Water Lift

Yep, such is the boat story, just when you think you are on an improvement trend, something comes up requiring a diversion to just maintain the status quo...!
Bolts: Maybe Tacoma Screw Products
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:53   #4
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Yep, I told the guys at the yard that Idora had decided to stimulate the local economy. At least she is first in line, nobody up there to speak of (not counting fish boats).
The upside was getting away from the dock...the sun was peeking through some holes, the vis was good and the breeze was steady. Guess I rather enjoyed it.
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