Originally Posted by Flyingfd
you did is amazing. Hopefully i don't have to go that far yet. I sealed all of the deck
joints and everything looks good. I attached a picture of my tang which is different than your setup. Who would you recommend for the stainless fabrication? Also, did you repower
, if so what did you end up with? Its a great boat
we just motor
sailed her for the first time and it was awesome.
If you are in NJ, look up marine
fabricators. Don't go to regular welder because he may not comprehend marine
concepts. Yeah that aluminum
tang looks like it has very little "meat" to support the through-bolt. I would not send that somewhere. Just find a local fabricator or a rigger and have him make new one. Didn't you say you are getting new rigging
? That is a big job. 16k just for wire and turnbuckles is what i paid.
The first time I motor sailed, I was leaking more fuel
out the bottom of my tanks
than the engine
. My engine
was replaced in 1991. Ford Lehman
North East 90HP was put in. That is different from SP 90 so while American diesel
was helpful, they could not supply any of the marinized parts
. My engine mounts were crap. 5/8" studs and one was broken, and the others were very rusty from previous owner almost sinking the boat
. That's probably why all my tanks
were leaking on the bottom as well.
I did do quite a bit of work
on the engine and shaft/transmission.
Here are few threads on my engine endeavors.