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10 May 2014 - 06:23 AMIf you have a gps and you can see and stay in the channel, It would not be a problem, My buddy gets on plane in a 35 Chris Craft Catalina without problems.
25 March 2014 - 07:48 AMWhy not post the price you are looking to get? Is the price different for different people? Im only throwing this out there cause im sure these items would sell quickly on this website but most people will not even ask you what you want for them as they are fearing a high price!!!
12 March 2014 - 08:19 AMIt's really not complicated, but does require some basic mechanical knowlege, and special tools. Most of which you can rent from places like Auto Zone. I'm willing to bet there's some good youtube video's on rebuilding a GM 4.3 V6, which is what you have. There's a number of good books on it too. With an engine that was given too you how much could you be out if you screw it up? The cost of rings and gaskets?
What's wrong with the one you where given other than it sat outside? If it was an otherwise running motor I would just soak the cylinders with oil, spin it on the starter a few times, and fire it up. Those old GM engines are suprisingly resiliant.
The one that was given to me sat in the back of a truck with no heads on it. The cylinders are rusty. He doesn't know if it was a left or right hand motor either as it came out of a boat with dual's. LOL NO way I would be able to tell if the cam is right. I guess I could take the cam out of the one with the cracked block in order to be safe BUT I have NO idea how to check anything. I have changed the heads on a motor before and thats about it. Guess I am too unsure of myself to play with a motor. Give me a laptop or printer and I can fly through repairing them.
First, purchase the book, "how to rebuild your small block chevy" (this is what you have minus two cyinders)Read it, take notes (highlight more than notes) then Disassemble the motor your self, (pretty easy to do). Send block to IDJ. They are located on groesbeck and 696, The place is a sh*t hole but they do great work and are super cheap. They will machine your block and put in all the bearings. Take block back home and assemble with the book right next to you. The book makes it that easy!!
Sorry I went off topic. Personal experience here, all I have ever owned were small block chevy boats. Every one i sold had over 1700 hours when I was sold them and they were still running strong. My father has an 87 that he purchased with 2000 hours. That motor retired at the end of last season will over 3000 hours. He ended up purchasing a 34 sea ray this week with with 454's with 1200hrs on them. Im pretty sure he didnt even question the hours this time around.
28 January 2014 - 09:22 AMIt is just not that complicated solving these things, the problem is usually the insurance company will just pay the claim because they are a business and write it into their costs.
Not much different than when the insurance companies buy used parts to repair a car... and then wonder why chop shops exist in large numbers.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.....
Their process effectively legitimizes stolen property and drives up rates for everyone.
Agreed, most marine insurance fraud is padding repair bills.
At any rate insurance companies are not high risk takers by nature and certainly not many in the corporate world. Very few insurance people stick their neck out and to offer a 50k reward on top of paying a 400k boat claim. Normally will not happen, however in this case the insurer specialized in high speed boats and had been eating theft claims for 10 years, they had to stop it.
Now paying commission on a stolen boat when recovered offers no risk the the insurer. They go that route but you usually will not see a large company guy stick his neck out for a reward plus paying a legitimate claim.
It sucks that only the hauler went to jail, everyone else made enough money off the gig to keep themselves out. lol
06 December 2013 - 11:28 AMHey Kemper, Where do you get all your supplies from? Have you shopped price? I have a 21 footer in my garage with the floor torn out. Stringers are fairly decent (couple small repairs are needed) but i want to encapsulate them with glass and also the floor when I am done building it. Maybe you can direct me were to go!!!