Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 05 May 2007, 19:32   #1
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Project Lomac

I am starting a new thread to record the progress and experience of what is going to be a big project. Hopefull some of my experiences will be of use to others.

Today's work:

1. Pump up tubes and brush with soapy water to find leaks in 2 of the 5 chambers. Found 3 leaks two of which were pin holes and the third porosity in a threadbare area.

2. Been searching for someone that knows about Lomac boats. Called a guy in Aussie land and left a message. George ( NSW) called me back and gave me a whole bunch of tips. WOW. Thank you George.

3. Stripped out the power steering cylinder as the seals are leaking. Have found a local guy that will fix.

4. Removed cracked windshield by drilling out the rivets.

5.Ran a compressed air line out to the boat and tested using a rotary sander on the tubes. Worked great with a foam pad on the disc and 200 grit. Tubes need to slightly deflated to reduce over sanding high spots.

Not enough done worthy of taking photos of.
Regards, T.
PS. My legs ache from climbing in and out of the boat
PPS. Have attached a photo of my best friend Jake
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0024.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	96.2 KB
ID:	26565  
__________________

__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 May 2007, 21:18   #2
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Punta gorda Fl.
Boat name: War Machine
Make: Falcon U.S.A.
Length: 9m +
Engine: twin 250 Yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 936
The" Project Lomac"

Hey, another project thread, sounds good to me, I will be following this with interest. Project Lomac sounds good, has a military or aerospace ring to it. Post on!
Cod will be around here shortly, anytime a new thread goes up....


From one project boat thread starter to another, I feel privileged to have had the honor of posting the first reply!
__________________

__________________
pathalla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 17:24   #3
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Not much to boast about

Have received black paint for tubes and done a sucessful test. Still waiting for red paint to fix the porous stern chambers which go soft after 2 days. Still cleaning a section of tubes at a time with muriatic acid and xylene; not bad effects yet. Removed bent console rail and straighted; fortunately it is made of heavy chromed brass so not to much of a problem, have re attached to console with wife's help to align holes. steering cylinder goes in for re-build next week.
Fired up the tow vehilce to haul boat out for some photes and noticed a serious tire( tyre) problem. See photo. Removing one of these in 105 degrees F. is a major job. not to mention the cost of a new one.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0010.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	97.4 KB
ID:	26813  
__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 17:48   #4
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Well done on the hard work. I'm sure you'll appreciate it when your finished.

I'm surprised your moaning over the cost of the tyre. For the size of them they ain't that expensive in the UK. Only time its a p___er is when its got loads of tread on it and you have to buy a new one.

Keep up the good work and the pictures. Like the mutt, is he your guard dog !
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 18:14   #5
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Hi Bigs
Those are 16 inch wheels, with 8 studs and cost of tire is approx. $175 inc. fitting and lifetime warranty. Yes, there is a ton of tread left so I am P-ed off. Where we live we do not really need a guard dog but he will make a lot of noise and then lick the burglar to death. Of course the trusty 12 gauge will sort any problem once the noise starts.
__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 18:53   #6
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limey Linda View Post
lifetime warranty.
Not an all inclusive warranty unfortunately it would seem.

Your tyre still seems a litttle expensive at about £90 although I can't find any UK links to show you. My last purchase of a Goodyear in that size was £75 each. I say this as I thought the US would have been a lot cheaper for such things.

Trouble with buying tyres in the UK to get the best deal its a case of phoning up the tyre fitters on a day to day basis to get the best deal.

Anyway best of luck with the boat and hope you get it on the water soon. Then at least you'll feel your money has been well spent. Nothing worse than having a boat thats stuck on dry land.
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 May 2007, 20:52   #7
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
They took pity on me

Have been dealing with same tyre store for 15 years. They fitted a new one for 49 bucks. I am well chuffed. Now we are mobile again. The hardest part of this little incident is removing and refitting the wheel.
The bl**dy things weigh about 50 pounds and I have a dodgy back.
__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 May 2007, 21:31   #8
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Engine manual

Decided I should have a service manual for the 200 Mercury. Reviewed all non factory stuff and when they want $30.00 for a manual that covers 3 hp to 200hp I thought that the manual must have to be 2 feet thick if it has any detail. Ended up ordering a factory manual for $75.00. Hope it will be a good investment. Mercury have a good site where you enter serial number and model number to request the correct manual.
Cheers, Tony
__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2007, 18:07   #9
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Hoto check oil injection

I have a 200hp Merc but is does not have Merc. controls. I understand there is a buzzer that indicates if the oil injection is working. If I have no buzzer how can I check the injection operation. I just purchased a heavy duty set of muffs so I start the engine at home. Any help would be appreciated.
T.
__________________
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 May 2007, 19:46   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,260
I think you'll find the buzzer only sounds if your running low on oil. Not sure how to check about the oil injection....that said on the various Mariners/Mercury's I've had I think I'm right in saying that the oil gets "injected" before it goes through the internal filter/separator. If this is the case the fuel in the filter bowl will be slightly blue (or whatever colour your two stroke oil is).
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.