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Kudzucraft

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  1. Yup! In the States and we are just now starting to see things like this happening here. My Dentist cancelled my visit, has to close except for urgent needs. I understand but people are going to go full on panic as they keep tightening things up.
  2. Minimal experience with diesel engines but that is exactly what I would suspect. They leak on the pressure side and draw air on the suction side of the pump. When you did the vacuum test I assume it was on the pressure side of the pump, right? I would start looking at the other side and would start with adding fuel to the tank. Doubtful but could be so low it is start to pull air with the diesel at the pickup. At least that is a easy one to eliminate and your going to use the fuel anyway so not wasting money.
  3. Do they open? Woudn't want a window I couldn't open.
  4. I worked for Chrysler (USA) many years ago on an experimental electric car project year ago when they were still in the infant stage. We worked upstairs and below us in the lab was where they did testing on the electronics. One of the first things my boss did was take me to the lab and talk about the potential energy in the battery banks. He told of the time one of the techs was working over the battery bank, dropped a wrench and landed perfectly on two of the terminals. He said it welded itself to posts, then glowed bright red and proceed to melt and go up in smoke before anyone could even think about doing anything. Made a very vivid impression on me!
  5. Agreed. Complicated to accurately calculate and considering the speeds they operate I seriously doubt most builders care. I suspect the effort is put into the interior and making the most of the space. Of course is the builder happens to design there boat in something like Rino they could let the software calculate it but again, not sure it really matters in practical terms.
  6. Totally agree with Alan, many a petrol engine has been flooded and saved. I think the key is not to wait, get right on it before rust has a chance to do any real damage and should be fine. If it has any electronics in the ignition those might need to be replaced but I get it will fire up run once you dry it out.
  7. As a woodworker I agree that looks like the finish has gotten wet. My guess is that condensation on the windows would run down and then puddle along that trim strip.
  8. A loose prop is serious and should have been fixed when it was out of the water. The prop moving around on the shaft it going to do damage to the prop and/or the shaft if it hasn't already. Replacing a prop and or shaft wouldn't be cheap. Wait long enough you will have to do both and if it fails you have going to have to be towed. I would be concerned as that could be an expensive repair that needs to be done now. If you ignore it it will be an expensive repair. I am bettin the cost is why I wasn't addressed while it was out. Totally agree with what ALan said too.
  9. Hard to beat FLUKE. Just acquire a used T5-600 and while I have only used it a couple of times I love the shape. Fits in the pocket so well it have quickly replaced my square bodied FLUKE as my go too.
  10. I am a business man and frankly, your money and I don't care how you spend it. So I have no agenda saying this. This is coming from a business mans point of view. If you look at the big picture and you are not going to make money, as in no profit on your items. Plus you have to pay for insurance, you are paying someone for the ability to loose more money. If there is no profit there is no money to put toward to mooring, maintenance and licence fees. Each sale would just lower the amount you lost. I understand doing thing for the fun of it and that don't make money. I enjoy woodworking and for the most part you can't make money at it. That is you choice and I don't care what you do. But there is nothing to put back at your expensive if you loosing money on each sale.
  11. Kudzucraft

    Really

    Holy crap!! I keep looking at the photos and finding hidden gems each time.
  12. Sound advice. Seen many cars do this and 95% of the time it just a dirty/bad connection at the battery. Cleaning that usually takes care of it. Its rare but when that doesn't work the issue is at the connection to the starter itself. So removing those and cleaning them usually fixes it. REMEMBER to disconnect the cable at the batter before messing with the starter connections.
  13. That is the one of the most confusing ads I have ever read. Couldn't tell exactly what it was they were selling.
  14. Without the keel it is going to float much higher in the water. That is going to make is much less stable and while doubtful, it could be that it wants to float heeled over to one side instead of upright since the Center of Gravity has moved drastically higher. Depends on the hull shape and keel weight. But I have no doubt it is going to be extremely tender without the keel. At 22' it might work but it really sounds like a bad idea all around. The bigger the boat gets, the more ballast weighs. not the least bit surprised they don't stay upright with all that rigging the air.
  15. Keep in mind a sailboat hull shape is much rounder than anything used on the canals. Narrow boats are flat bottom which is inherently more stable but even they need ballast. Remove the keel and that sailboats round hull is going to be way less stable and maybe significantly so? Really not sure but I am sure it is going to need ballast to be comfortable or every move you make the boat is going to move from side to side.
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