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  1. xbskt

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    The fine tuning continues.
    I had the new mast shortened. It looks much better and GOMER will now go over the road without taking the mast down.
    Replaced a thruhull and it's valve that was stuck for good.
    Alarms on the engine and a new 21st century AP will have her ready for another year.
    Yes, she is still for sale. I have to admit I'll miss her when she goes.
    Many thanks to Tidal Creek Boatworks for the top notch work as always.
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    The boat has come along way since you first got her. She looks nice and should be a great boat for many years to come. GLWYS
     
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    Finally installed the high temp alarm sensor switch onto the Cummins this evening. The fitting supplied by Seaboard Marine with the alarm kit would work well for higher HP 6CTA's but the lowly continuous 300hp has a return tube not seen in the Seaboard instructions. This requires a tee and hose barb to adapt the fitting with the sensor into the plumbing. Time ran out before launch and haven't had much time till now.
    Still picking away at projects.
     

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    pretty sure my earliest 370 had the same vent back to the tank
     
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    Love that boat congratulations you'll enjoy what you going to name her gone fishing
     
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    I would like to call her SOLD.:rolleyes:
     
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    .Ok now that there is Funny !!!
     

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    Way back in '16 around post #48 I asked about gaskets for my Bomar 4810 round hatches. Fishonnelsons helped with the needed answer and I ordered the gasket material. And there it sat.
    26 months later I am all over it!
    I took out the old gasket that was more like half round hard rubber, cleaned the corrosion and old adhesive out of the groove with wire brush, acetone and elbow grease, lathered some rubber cement back in and on the ends of the precut new soft round gasket and laid it in the groove. Set the hatch on there for the night for some set up time and tomorrow I'll adjust my dogs for a nice snug sealed hatch and Robert is you mothers' brother.
    Some times good things take time.
    Pretty nice night on the water.
     

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    Gomer is high and dry and I found some time between doctors appointment and work to start in on a couple of projects that are past due.
    I am going to go through the cooling system completely. It has been an ongoing annoyance.
    The thermostats have been "sticky" since we bought the boat. They always pop open but at just over 200'. They will get replaced.
    I have the heat exchanger off for a thorough cleaning and repaint and new hoses when it goes back on.
    I have the raw water pump off for inspection and rebuild or replacement. It is possibly the original 1992 pump housing and at least I think it could use a new cam and if other things look sketchy I'll treat her to new unit.
    I'll also be sending the turbo out for a rebuild. Over the summer it has been taking longer than normal to build boost so I think it's time.
    Any suggestions on a good shop in Mass to do the job?
     

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    two boats/projects/doctors appts./work......jeeze
     
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    How does the aftercooler look? Maybe the turbo doesnt need to be rebuilt, could just be other issues.
     
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    I just has all my coolers worked removed and cleaned by Niemiec in New Bedford. The after cooler was clogged and they told me my boost will increase significantly. As woundUp suggested I would have the after cooler inspected before rebuilding the turbo.
     
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    Aftercooler? We don't need no stinking aftercooler.;) 300Hp m1 from 1992. No aftercooler. Less is more on this one. Wish I had the 480 but it just isn't in the cards.
     

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    She's stripped down for the off season. Needs some love in the turbo department. Definite signs off blowby but it can't be too bad as not much oil has been missing during the season.
    I doubt this turbo has been touched in this decade and wouldn't be surprised if not in this century.
    I had only one snapped bolt on the heat exchanger mounts and the turbo oil feed line fitting wouldn't break free of the line so I had to remove the adapter for disassembly.
    All the hoses I touched will be replaced.
    I wish someone else was paying for it but I am confident I'll get it back on resale. NOT!:cool:
    Heat exchanger will get a sprucing and the water pump will get serviced or replaced.
    New thermostats and she'll be good to go for the new owner come spring.
     

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    ahhh....you have an after cooler. If you listen to the advise you may save some money and time.
     
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    I guess I just learned something. Maybe I'll just rip that off too.
     
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    It looks like there is a cooling water line going from the intake manifold to your expansion tank, so I'm guessing fresh water aftercooled, if its never been cleaned it could be fouled up with oil and all that good gunk. Just worth checking into.
     
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    You are correct.
    I am on a slippery slope here.
    I once had a NORTON restoration/rehab start with a carburetor rebuild....
    Wish she had sold but I need to be sure it is right for any new owner that may be out there.
    I learn as I go.
     
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