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  1. fwebster replied to the thread Never doubt Frank - he’s right again!!.

    I'm not the surveyor, but this might help you understand the "telephone survey" the OP described. The 3176 Caterpillar has a design...

    Nov 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM
  2. fwebster replied to the thread 1986 34 ft searay windlass.

    Good Windlass is a good choice (uggg!). Sea Ray used them quite a bit in the pre-1995 period. Brunswick decided to big foot the purchase...

    Nov 13, 2018 at 9:19 AM
  3. fwebster replied to the thread Air Conditioner Flush.

    I think they may have changed their labeling from "Prep N Etch" to "Concrete and Metal Prep".....looks like the same product and both...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 10:51 PM
  4. fwebster replied to the thread Soft Deck, What Would You Do?.

    Cool nights followed by warm days will cause a cored structure to weep tannin from the wood decay process. Another indicator that you...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  5. fwebster replied to the thread Deisel Westerbeke.

    I really meant the outlet end of the manifold: XX.x BTD - COOLING SYSTEM Click the (+) and (-) buttons to zoom in and zoom out [IMG]...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM
  6. fwebster replied to the thread Soft Deck, What Would You Do?.

    I had a platform damaged on my 390EC is Hurricane Opal in 1995. Like yours, it was bolted on and not integrated into the hull. We opted...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  7. fwebster replied to the thread Deisel Westerbeke.

    Remove and check the exhaust elbow for a carbon build up. Generators are sized for full load operation of all the power requirements on...

    Nov 11, 2018 at 10:09 AM
  8. fwebster replied to the thread Removing the waterline off bottom paint.

    Every time my boat is out of the water, I pressure wash the bottom then mask the bottom paint and clean the scum off the gelcoat and...

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:36 AM
  9. fwebster replied to the thread Air Conditioner Flush.

    Be careful using chlorine or bromine based pool sanitizer pucks in sea strainers. The chemistry isn't compatible with Perko or Groco...

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:26 AM
  10. fwebster replied to the thread 410 Sundancer/Express Cruiser and 400 Sundancer/Express Cruiser **Official Thread**.

    You can, if you have an accurate tach to use. You can either install Aetna tachs which will solve your squirrely tach problem forever...

    Nov 9, 2018 at 1:44 PM
  11. fwebster replied to the thread 1996 Cat 3176TA engines ?? Any thoughts??.

    Suggest you address the rest of your questions to RollerCoaster. He seems to know more about this than I do.

    Nov 8, 2018 at 3:53 PM
  12. fwebster replied to the thread 1996 Cat 3176TA engines ?? Any thoughts??.

    Mechanically, the 3176 is a good engine, but the 500DA is an old boat design and is very heavy. I suspect that she is going to be...

    Nov 8, 2018 at 12:44 PM
  13. fwebster replied to the thread Searching a paint code match.

    If you are working on a Pewter hull from the first year or so Sea Ray used Pewter, be aware that there were some bonding problems with...

    Nov 8, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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