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Projects / Tweed interior?
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:19:25 PM »
How well do you guys think tweed interior would hold up in a boat?

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WTB / WTB mercruiser exhaust manifolds. Sbc
« on: May 13, 2013, 04:43:22 PM »
Hey guys. I'm looking for exhaust manifolds for a mercruiser 260 I/O. They are the logs not center rise. Both are cracked :(

The No Wake Zone / Cast iron worth anything?
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:16:19 PM »
I have to replace both my exhaust manifolds. Cracked inside and out. Just curious if the scrap yard would give me much???

Random Boat Parts For Sale / Windshield
« on: May 03, 2013, 12:03:38 PM »
Dug out my old windshield. Excellent condition. No cracks or chips. 68" wide 5 1/2" tall at center. Make offer.

Gelcoat / Paint / Fireberglass Repair / Fill small holes?
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:28:56 PM »
So I want to fill the small holes on the to deck where the wind screen/shield used to be. Is there anything I can use that will be easy to color match. The plan is NOT to paint the boat for a while. I don't want a bunch of colored spots though. Any ideas?

Interior / Dyno mat engine cover?
« on: November 09, 2012, 07:27:17 PM »
Just kicking around an idea. Figure somebody here will have an answer. I'm wondering if I can dyno mat the inside of my dog house engine cover? Will it cause heating issues? Just wanted to make it a little quiter. Even though I'm thinking I'm doing a thru hull exhaust. Lol. Btw it's a 79 centurion I/O.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Blown head gasket????
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:10:56 PM »
Ok first off it's an I/O so go easy on me guys lol. Bought a 21ft 1978 centurion with a mercruiser 260 which is a 350 small block 260hp. So previous owner says it's lake ready including the impeller in the water pump. So I take it to the lake and run it 1/2 to 3/4 throttle for a couple mins watching all my gauges. All looks good. Make another lap little longer looks good. Stop at shore look for leaks and what not. Looks good. Boat is running like a bat. Surprising fast. So go out for another lap. Running around 3000 rpm (WOT RPM is claimed to be 4600) temp starts climbing hits 200 keep a close eye start heading for shore. Climbs to 220 I idle down and shut it off. Coast to the dock ( with a little swim) and call it a day. Next day I install a new impeller old one was shot. Take it back to the lake the next day and it won't start. Sounds like dead battery or starter dragging. Make a few phone calls and was advised to get it home and pull the plugs. 2 CYLINDERS WITH WATER. So I attempt to run a compression check but after checking first cylinder I notice after I let go of key about 3 seconds later starter disengages. So I look at the starter and the whole front piece is cracked. So it's pulled. Waiting to get another tomorrow. Oil Is still fresh and semi clean. No milkshake or obvious water mix. What do you guys think. Blown head gasket? Can't be sure till I run a compression check this I know. Just trying to get an idea of what's going on???? Any help or ideas will be appreciated

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / Cracked exhaust manifold
« on: June 24, 2012, 07:29:53 PM »
So I took out my new to me boat today (1978 centurion 21ft I/O) I know not a jet. Lol but it got hot on me and started spraying water/steam from a hairline crack on both exhaust manifolds. 1.... Are these repairable (weld?) 2.... Will the cracks alone cause heating issues?

Project Boats For Sale / 1976 Waikiki day cruiser
« on: June 16, 2012, 05:09:25 PM »
21ft 1976 day cruiser. $ 500 for boat and trailer minus engine. $1000 with engine. 351w needs a few pieces to finish (starter alternator flywheel water pump) interior is complete in fair condition. Outdrive is a Volvo penta. Has been serviced in excellent condition. No time or patience to finish. Call or text 661-578-3777

The No Wake Zone / lost motivation.....
« on: August 03, 2010, 10:26:51 PM »
ok really guys how do u keep motivation? Some of you know my story,but i used to have jet sold it for more of a family boat.Got a 76 21ft waikiki daycruiser.Its an i/o,so im lost.But anyways ive finally got the engine and most of the parts.I still need a crankshaft pulley and a water pump pulley and an alternator mounting bracket,so if any one has one let me know,its a 1974 351w.But i think i have finally lost alllll motivavtion to finish it.The wife doesnt mind forkin out the money but i cant find a shop willing to touch it here and i dont know anyone that knows anything about boats how do i get re motivated.......i guess this was just my way of venting for the night....thanks ,Daniel

Boat Showcase / small update on my project...
« on: July 07, 2010, 05:38:20 PM »
Well i know its an i/o so be nice First boat was a jet. Finally got it all cleaned up and got a motor for it.Almost ready to install.Still gotta figure out some of the cooling parts im gonna need(raw water pump and lines???) I think it wasnt a bad find for 700.00.Its in really good condition.

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / motor mounts....Help!!!!!
« on: June 20, 2010, 11:23:52 PM »
heres my deal guys,bought the boat with no motor,Finally got me a nice 351w to go in it(thats what came out)but what i do i do for motor mounts?This is whats in so far please help !!!

Random Boat Parts For Sale / I need a 351W....Anybody????
« on: May 22, 2010, 10:09:51 PM »
Hey guys anyone one have a 351W decent price?Doesnt even need to be complete....already have exhaust  and a few other pieces

Boat Showcase / my new daycruiser project.....
« on: April 17, 2010, 08:20:33 PM »
Finally took a few pics of it.1976 21ft Waikiki. No motor but have a ton of parts for a 351 that was in it.Ive talked to a couple ppl on here about it it already.Will have a ton of questions as son as i come up on a 351 to put back in it.New to the whole sterndrive out board

Interior / vinyl spray paint?
« on: April 10, 2010, 06:58:32 PM »
Has anyone evr heard of this and does it work?Would it be smart or a waist of time?????????

Boat Showcase / please dont hate me....went from jet to prop
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:13:15 PM »
Well i was buying a jet boat..the one on my profile..but long story short dont buy from family.So anyways i moved on to a new project.1976 21ft Waikiki day cruiser i/o.Interior is decent has no motor.So the first of a couple questions....Has anybody heard of this model? And it had a 351 but the last owner yanked it out.Outdrive is all complete.I dont wanna put a 302 in then regret it and wished i put a 351 in much power difference is there?I know a lot depends on how much i wanna more....I would like to make the exhaust a thru transom,is that a bad idea????

Engine Mechanical / Electrical / that much gas??????
« on: September 13, 2009, 05:08:14 PM »
Hey whats up guys. I just got back from the buenavista for 3 days.Just curious.I went through about 45 gallons of fuel.I wasnt on the lake non stop and i wasnt buried in the throttle the whole time.Does this sound about right? Its a pretty much stock 460 with a holley carb.i know the timing is off(backfire through the carb when u fire it up)could this cause any problems.I just rebuilt the carb and it runs really good,could i just be running way to rich?Thanks for help guys

Boat Showcase / Another cen cali newbie
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:08:45 PM »
Just wanted to say whats up.This site is great.You guys are all so helpful.Which i will have many questions coming soon.Just picked up my first boat.77 eliminator w/460.

Interior / sterring very stiff???????
« on: July 19, 2009, 05:20:34 PM »
Hey i just bought a jet boat.1977 eliminator ss with a 460 and a berkley jet.The steering is horrible.its so stiff.what can i do? Someone told me to take the cable out and grease it then put it back in????????????

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