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Old 25 July 2018, 14:32   #1
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She's finally arrived, now to get to work!
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Old 26 July 2018, 10:07   #2
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cool CB OTH

Did she come with the damaged tube set ?

How many hrs on the 6LP ?
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Old 26 July 2018, 10:10   #3
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Did she come with the damaged tube set ?



How many hrs on the 6LP ?


No tubes. That will be spendy.

1600 hours and looks pretty clean.
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I have a similar boat with the 6lp,its a great motor.
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Old 26 July 2018, 15:01   #5
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I have a similar boat with the 6lp,its a great motor.


Just looked at the quartz timer. 67 hrs on motor and drive. 1600 on hull. Feeling even better about this project!
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Old 26 July 2018, 15:19   #6
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Just looked at the quartz timer. 67 hrs on motor and drive. 1600 on hull. Feeling even better about this project!
How many hrs on the yanmar engine tach gauge ?

what is the quartz timer ?
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The engine tach , rollover style, shows 1600. There is a second hour meter connected at the fuel distribution on the engine and it ready 67 hours which I can believe by the condition of everything even after sitting for a year.

The other engine drive assembly would have just been replaced prior to the govt getting rid of this boat.
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Old 26 July 2018, 21:19   #8
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The engine tach , rollover style, shows 1600. There is a second hour meter connected at the fuel distribution on the engine and it ready 67 hours which I can believe by the condition of everything even after sitting for a year.

The other engine drive assembly would have just been replaced prior to the govt getting rid of this boat.
Second gauge is a fuel vacuum gauge ?
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Old 27 July 2018, 14:22   #9
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Run engine,watch gauge.
Must be additional engine hr gauge.
Are there any hrs or dates written on the fuel and oil filters?
Post up a overall pic of the engine.
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Oil filter was changed early last year. It will be a bit before I get her to turn over with all the other things that need done. I'm away for a week but will post requested pics then.

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Old 09 November 2018, 19:51   #15
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Sent Ryan a PM but unsure if he'll get to it before I attempt sponson install again... And wing may not reply back either due to holiday weekend.

Anyone have thoughts? Can't get the tube to go more than 30" down from the bow due to the aggressive " key" bend on the top channel. Used soapy water but maybe I should use straight soap? Also considering making the entry key longer so the turn isn't so sharp. I'll gladly welcome anyone's pie in the sky thoughts!

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Try either neat washing up liquid or lube like KY.
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Sent Ryan a PM but unsure if he'll get to it before I attempt sponson install again... And wing may not reply back either due to holiday weekend.

Anyone have thoughts? Can't get the tube to go more than 30" down from the bow due to the aggressive " key" bend on the top channel. Used soapy water but maybe I should use straight soap? Also considering making the entry key longer so the turn isn't so sharp. I'll gladly welcome anyone's pie in the sky thoughts!

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You can try a better Lubricant like Gordy suggests....which has got to help!...
The fact you are asking for hints on a Forum would indicate to me it's one of those times to "Bite the Bullet" call in the Cavalry...and pay for some professional help..
(I certainly would NOT recommend modifying the Hull in any way until it's been seen by a pro!)

A) to sort the enpass..and B) to make sure this fundamental part of the build is 100% right and correct...as it certainly needs to be! It may well be money well spent.
I don't know of your networking scope...or what contacts you have...but often if you know someone who knows someone,you can get this sort of thing "done on the side" by a Pro in his off time....in the process save a packet ($) and potentially a lot of grief (or potentially catastrophic failure) down the line.Good luck.
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First thing, make sure the aluminum channel isnt pinched anywhere. Then, clean up the channels with sandpaper and or scotchbrite wrapped on a dowel(cleaning the inside of the channels) the goal is to get them pretty smooth, no sharp edges etc. The smoother the better, polished as much as possible. Have the tube mostly deflated. Then use plenty of soap and maybe some water and slide em on. You really should have a bunch of people (4-5) feeding them and pulling every few feet. To put the left tube on, feed the tube from the right side of the bow ( because the front of the left channel on the bow is actually pointed in the 2 O'clock position) They will slide on, you need soap and manpower. I would not attempt it if it was just me, it takes a group of about 5ppl an hour or so to install a set. Good Luck!
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Need more info on tubes?? Are the inflatable or a foam collar that is laced in between the two boat ropes ? One piece or port and starboard separately laced together at the bow?
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Thanks everyone! Ryan also got back to me.

We make another attempt today with more hands and better lube. Ryan also said to work 12" art a time and then move to the other side. Also to work work completely deflated tubes. I'll update tonight!
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