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by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 SUPER SPORT 15: Drawing showing placement of interior
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: 1988 15' super sport

That is a gorgeous boat, and the work was well done.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Jim the last hatch was plywood and I had rubber feet at the outer ends of the rear section. I did notice that when my grandson stood on the open hatch it bent slightly. Being plywood it took the stress and rebounded. The mahogany is made of sections and I was afraid it would split them apart. As for...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A novel way to change a water pump impeller
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: A novel way to change a water pump impeller

Very clever! Sure beats the poor guy I saw trying to do that on a boat in the water. I still can't believe he did not drop a single thing. I told the people watching whatever you are paying him it should be three times as much.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1986 Montauk Steering Wheel Cap, Bezel
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: 1986 Montauk Steering Wheel, Bezel

[Boat steering wheel caps are sold on] eBay.

Caps from Boston Whaler are expensive.

I have a Teleflex plastic bezel that has stood up very well.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The new hatch looked a lot better before the ruler and the wood blocks went on. Of course it did. Much like a spanking new hull looks better than after it is fitted out. The oak was handy, and I had no mahogany pieces like that. I have used rubber feet before. They did not last. I also considered s...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Adding Non-skid Filler to Varnish

hatchAlmostFinished_.jpg I am considering trying [to improve the traction of a glossy varnish surface by adding a non-skid material to the varnish]. My recently home-made front hatch is now varnished. When the fish hit the deck, the bow cockpit area gets very slippery. The old painted plywood hatch...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

http://continuouswave.com/forum/download/file.php?id=5459 The almost finished hatch. The stainless steel ruler [seen above screwed onto the hatch ] was cleaned up and varnished. The little wood blocks are oak parquet flooring. The [opening front] hatch rests on them in the open position.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

If you are going to replace the helm, the physical dimensions of the replacement helm and the space available behind the console may dictate which model you will use more so than an anecdotal recommendation. This is very true. The smallest is the Safe-T, which is why I used it. The Big-T probably w...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

Just get a new cable. They are readily available and not hard to change out. The head unit is probably fine. Mine is over 20 years old and in great condition. I have only ever seen one helm unit go bad. The original helm that was in my boat was busted where it would not turn more than a few degrees....
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 15 Sport: Sealing Holes from old Fasteners
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: 1989 15 Sport: Sealing Holes from old Fasteners

Wow what a score--that boat is beautiful. I also have a 48SPL engine, and it is just about perfect for the 15-footer. I agree [with jimh] about the seats. First try those seats, then try sitting down low where the originals would be. See how your back and legs react. I think you will find the curren...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

What steering do you have now? I would appreciate any personal experience you may be willing to offer. I used the Teleflex [now known as SEA STAR SOLUTIONS--jimh] Safe-T Quick Connect. The QC merely means that I can remove the cable at the helm by inserting a wire clip tool to disconnect it. Older m...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

More information about modified steering console: P7240458_01_.jpg I used the long lasting mahogany on the deck where the console is mounted. I did not want the console screwed into just the fiberglass deck as the strain would be excessive. I made a base that is screwed and glued down with 3M-5200. ...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The Sun came out! Here is the top side with the hinges. You can just see the old hole that I plugged. That used to be the center so you can see how much I cut it down by. The 17-footer hatch is about five inches wider than the 15-footer hatch. Length was almost the same.

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New hatch top side
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by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

It is solid mahogany, as my prior plywood hatch did not stand up to the abuse. It is not a single plank though. It looks like it was doweled and glued from many small planks. Then they added the reinforcing pieces on the back. Those look to be screwed and glued. I was able to cut it so each section ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Classic 15 Replace Steering Wheel and Helm

I used that same flip-back cooler seat, and it is nice for dry storage. I used a very small TODD center console as there is not a lot of room on the 15-footer. P8230503_01_.jpg I see no reason why a small steering wheel would be a problem unless the loss of mechanical advantage made the steering eff...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The two pieces of the hatch are not joined. The hatch was made by Specialty Marine as a single piece to fit the Montauk 17. I cut it down to fit the Sport 15 well. Then I cut it to make a folding hatch. There are two Perko hinges on the other side. The larger piece stays in place while I lift the fr...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

[The illustration below shows] where [the project to create a replacement hatch for the SPORT 15 has progressed] so far.

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Fig. 1. New reproduction hatch for SPORT 15.
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The braces underside keep the hatch located nicely. It can't slide out in rough seas. I had to fill in the original hole with the plug I cut for the new hole.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Powering Above OEM Rating
Replies: 27
Views: 821

Re: Powering Above OEM Rating

"Boats under 20' and under fall under the Federal Code CFR https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2002-title33-vol2/pdf/CFR-2002-title33-vol2-sec183-43.pdf" I used that very formula to determine the max power rating for my 1969 Lund 18' aluminum skiff. It had no capacity plate. It turned ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Six Questions: 17-footer with 90-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Six Questions: 17-footer with 90-HP

Good plan. When I had to remove my tilt assist the biggest hassle was getting the long mounting bolt out. That is the one that goes through both side brackets and the unit mounts on. It is under saltwater almost all the time. Mine was horribly corroded, the nut was stripped, and it took a long time ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport

What about something like this Tempress high backed bench seat? If it is not tall enough you can adjust the height by spacing it above the plank with another plank. You could even fill the space with flat tackle boxes. I was going to use the Tempress bench on my 15 footer but instead I used two of t...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Six Questions: 17-footer with 90-HP
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Six Questions: 17-footer with 90-HP

I think adapting the 25 inch shaft is more trouble than it is worth. If the 90 hp is otherwise working perfectly I would concentrate on fixing the tilt pump. First I would take the pump off and disassemble it. Clamping the pump body in a vise and trying to get the broken bolts out will be a challeng...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Now I have six coats of clear polyurethane on both sides of the hatch. It looks just as good as the factory finish that was on it from Specialty Marine. It is a very hard finish to sand, so I think the wood is well protected. Now, I am putting the Schooner varnish over that for a UV filter. I usuall...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

Hi RichS. Thanks for that info. Makes sense. But in my case the layers right on the wood are doing fine. It is the top layers that peel. I assume it is UV light as well as salt peeling layer by layer.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Updating Seating for 15' Center Console Sport

That is a very clean boat. Good find. I can suggest, while keeping the original wood and railing, attach a short pedestal seat to the wood bench. The pedestal for boat seats come in many heights. To the pedestal you can mount the high backed seat of your choice. I also hated the short bench seats in...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

WOW that helm console is the nicest looking wood I have ever seen. I looks like molded plastic it is so smooth. I can only imagine the craftsmanship that was involved. I agree the winter cold is not my problem. It is the summer sun, the salt, and the abuse my boat sees. For what I put it through the...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

"Geez, the things you don't know about owning million-dollar yachts." Ain't that the truth. There is a Zillion dollar mega-yacht at my marina. It hardly ever moves and when it does it limps home from some mechanical disaster. Usually when the owner insists on piloting it himself instead of...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

I used [natural oil based varnish] on my boat's stern bench seat. [That finish] is 40 years old. All I have ever done was give [the varnish] a quick sanding and a few thin coats every Spring. But at the end of the season it is flaking and peeling a bit. Thus, the re-coat. I guess for the abuse [the ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The 207 hardener is made for clear coating and has UV protection Thanks for that [information and hyperlink]. I see now how WEST System resins work. The Schooner is still needed as a cover coat. Your cover looks exactly like the one I got from Specialty Marine with the exception of the white lines....
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

So West System epoxy will protect the wood but then that must be protected as well. I will investigate the West System epoxy. The Schooner varnish is very high in UV blockers. That sounds like a plan. For the wood I bought a blemished cover for the seventeen foot Montauk at a steep discount from Spe...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Re: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

The old cover I made was exterior plywood. I wanted to experiment with designs until I made a permanent cover. It started out solid then I made a hinged front section to drop fish in. I sealed it by painting it with polyester resin. The same resin is used for fiberglassing. Then painted with white m...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover
Replies: 33
Views: 1038

Sport 15 Making Replacement Anchor Locker Hatch Cover

I acquired my Sport 15 with no forward anchor locker cover. I made one out of glassed-over plywood but it has not weathered well. I am replacing that with a mahogany cover. Q1: Since the replacement mahogany cover will be walked on and fished upon, what is the best finish? Q2: Is the best finish var...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BoatUS: Saved money on Insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 366

BoatUS: Saved money on Insurance

My marina requires boat insurance so I use BoatUS. I was going over my next year policy and I spotted a redundancy. They were charging me for towing and emergencies coverage. I already have the Gold Unlimited towing coverage with my BoatUS memberhip which includes trailer towing. I called them and a...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Best Bottom Paint

biggiefl wrote:One gallon only covers 3 coats on a 15'? I can paint my 13 twice with a quart.

And that is with a 3" roller. With maybe one coat's worth left in the can for next season. At $100 a gallon I can't complain.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Bottom Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Best Bottom Paint

I do my own but that is my bane. Normally cheapest is never the best. However I have found an inexpensive bottom paint that actually does better than the expensive ones. It is called Nautical Proguard Ablative. It is ablative which means it wears away by water action exposing fresh biocide over the ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp

Jim you are correct. Telephone wire was not the thing to use. I had an old hand-held quartz lantern that I never used for anything. It had a long coiled wire power cord from the lantern to the power plug. It was about the same coil size as a telephone cord and fit inside the tubing nicely. I simply ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp

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Fig. 3. Pole collapsed
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Fig. 4. Pole extended
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The adjustable wing nut is actually a set screw from a Bimini top pole.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 494

A New Telescoping Pole for an All-round Lamp

I took the advice of Katpil about the location of an all-round white navigation lamp [to be mounted at the center console and modified an existing white-all round pole lamp to have a telescoping support pole]. I fabricated an adjustable support pole for the lamp. I placed my 1985 original equipment ...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Salt Water Sportsman magazine ranks “Best Fishing Boats of All Time”
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Salt Water Sportsman magazine ranks “Best Fishing Boats of All Time”

It is older. It began in 1939 as a single page paper focused on Boston area fishing. Right after WWII Frank Woolner and Hal Lyman launched the magazine version covering New England waters. They were the first to exploit Cape Cod with home-rigged dune vehicles such as Model A's, Army surplus Jeeps, a...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Salt Water Sportsman magazine ranks “Best Fishing Boats of All Time”
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Salt Water Sportsman magazine ranks “Best Fishing Boats of All Time”

When I was a kid I got Salt Water Sportsman in the mail. I remember the Whaler advertisements as well as ones for the Bearcat outboard engine. I also an article by Frank Woolner about trailering a Whaler to the beach and pushing it into the water with the prime mover. Those guys loved the Boston Wha...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Missing Boater: Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Wear PDF

Wear a PFD; attach the safety lanyard to your body; reduce speed in high seas. Exactly. On my boat everyone wears a PFD. Say no and you stay home. No exceptions. That way if you fall in I can pick you up on my next drift. And when I am alone if I drown at least they will get the body back easily. A...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Yes, I agree. My 30-35 hp motors use the old style small stainless/brass thermostat that rarely fails. In fact the only time I had a problem was when a tiny little snail shell got lodged in the mechanism and it stuck open. Good thing too because on those models the entire thermostat cover must come ...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 12918

Re: Boating Season Ended

Done. No fish. No reason to stay.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Well I pulled the boat out for the winter. I have the motor hanging in a big barrel so I can do a flush and tune. I usually wash the boat at this time and I toss some boat soap in the barrel to clean any salt out of the motor. Not only did the balky thermostat work fine again, all of the other ones ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Nice site. Mine is not listed.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

I can not find a stainless thermostat for this [1993 OMC 48SPL engine]. And the brand new one is acting up already after only a month of usage. Since I have a few bad ones on hand maybe I will experiment with drilling holes in them. A hole of a specific size should result in a specific operating tem...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Remove Steering Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 8852

Re: Remove Steering Wheel

Use a gear puller {as previously recommended and illustrated]. It will get the wheel off without ruining it. To ease future removal, install the wheel with anti-seize such as Permatex Aluminum Anti-sieze compound. More at: https://www.permatex.com/products/lubricants/specialty-lubricants-anti-seize/...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Season Ended
Replies: 13
Views: 12918

Re: Boating Season Ended

I'm still in but no Bluefish in a week. I got a short Striper yesterday but if that is all then I am considering leaving soon.
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

I used to own some ancient Evinrude 30-HP engines. They had no thermostats and ran poorly. I really welcomed the idea of decent operating temperature. The carburetors work better with [an engine whose operating temperature is regulated by] a thermostat. I don't even like the way [ancient Evinrude 30...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

Re: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

JIm, any and all of the above could be true. Perhaps they just don't make them like they used to.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life
Replies: 11
Views: 7708

1993 OMC 48SPL Engine Thermostat Service Life

Once again the thermostat in my 1993 OMC 48SPL engine has stuck in the open position. It was installed in the Spring and only lasted five months. When I get home I submerge [the engine thermostat[ in vinegar. The vinegar turns green from the dissolved corrosion on the brass pellet mechanism. After a...