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The No Wake Zone / Trailer and boat repair in Palm Springs area!!!
« on: June 19, 2016, 09:53:16 PM »
So we were on our way to echo lodge today. We stop in Palm Springs, and I notice the boat was listing on the trailer bad. The driver side rear is also very low. It appears the left main rail of the trailer has split and is digging into the hull of the boat. At this point I'm afraid to drive it. We rented a hotel room for the night but I have no idea about anyone in the area that can repair trailers or boats for that matter. My google search turned up a few places like weld shops, but I would like to know if you guys know of anyone out this way that can help or point me in a direction to go so it doesn't completely ruin my week at the river. Thanks.


Hey guys, I have a 1978 18.5 ft Hallett mini day cruiser with a stock 460 ford and a Berkeley JC. I bought it from the original owner at the end of last year. It runs and is in overall great shape. When I got it home I noticed that not a lot of water was running out of the port side exhaust. I pulled the water lines off the snails and found what appeared to be sand and calcium in the line coming out of the bottom of the port side snail and very little sand out of the starboard side. Once replaced the water hoses I had a lot better flow out of both exhaust tubes. With everything looking good I took it for a spin at my local lake.

Once I got it out on the lake it ran great for about 25 minutes. Then all of a sudden I noticed a decrease in propulsion and my temp gauge starting to rise. I immediately backed off the throttle and headed toward the ramp. By the time I got close to the dock I had practically no propulsion and the engine had reached a temp of 225. from the time I initially noticed a problem to the time I shut it down and pulled it out was around 10 to 15 minutes. I pulled it out and went home.

After I got home I opened the hand hold and noticed a little bit of grass wrapped around the impeller shaft. Worried that the overheating blew a head gasket I checked the oil on the dip stick and found no milkshake. I also pulled all the plugs and checked for water. I found no water in any of the cylinders. I then did a compression check on all the cylinders and came up with the following:

1.  115           5.  60
2.  118           6.  80
3.  120           7.  80
4.  125           8.  50

cylinders 5-8 are all on the port side and are obviously significantly lower. What do you think would cause the entire port side to have such low compression? I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys before I tear into it. Thanks in advance!


Central Valley / Berryessa?
« on: September 03, 2015, 12:00:47 AM »
Hi all, I was thinking of checking out Lake Berryessa in Napa County. I know it's a little north for most of ya'll but I've heard some good things about it. I've never been and it's close to my house. Has anyone been there recently and can clue me in on the better launch to go out of. Also water conditions/level and best spots to beach if there are any? Any info on the place would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Sent from "The Brown Chair"

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