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  1. Dear Hank, The tubing is 3/8 od and is made by Imperial eastman 66NSR 2500 PSI rating Chamberlin Rubber Co. Rochester. You may have a problem with minimum buys/pricing Fittings are avaiable also....same problem, minimum buys.Hope this helps you a little bit......borderline 350
  2. Dear Def 1, Call Brett @ 315-986-4451 in Macedon, NY ....North Star Electric.....Major Rebuider of Generators such as yours. Give him the model number & ID so he can give you an idea on what the cost would be to rebuild. Very honest & straight forward. Sincerely, Jet Boat Bill
  3. The gentlemen's name is Tom Toal in Ontario, NY. He is the man to do Q-Jets and any other Rochester Carbs. His Work is flawless. Sincerely,.....X-Jet Boat Bill
  4. DEar CHAS2018, .....The plastic tubing is made by Imperial/Eastman ....66-NSR-3/8...... This is special stuff. The fittings are in their catalog also....for type 66 NSR PLASTIC TUBING!!! The only place you wii be able to order this stuff is thru a large HYD. Service shop that can buy Imperial/Eastman components. Buying the plastic tubing & fittings from Teleflex is your last very expensive resort. Remember also that these fittings are UNIQUE and intended for steering systems. Your automotive compression fittings are the wrong design and ARE NOT APPROVED FOR MARINE STEERING APPS!! Liability problems!!!! Respectfully submitted.....X-Jet Boat Bill;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Just found out that 3/8 ID 1000 PSI approved hose is available on E-Bay.....$2.00 a foot... Something new to me!
  5. Dear SNB, FIRST, ARE you going to use the boat for pleasure or commercial (I.E.) Charter use in USA. If pleasure use, no taxes at the point of entry. Declare your purchase as personal use under NAFTA agreement. Be sure and get a receipt showing what you paid for it or bill of sale from a dealer. POE import officer will give you a receipt showing when you passed thru customs. You have approx. 30 days to pay NYS sales tax. Take all of the info to local DMV, pay sales tax, and get it registered. SAVE THE SALES TAX RECEIPT!! This is a short version.....DO NOT BUY A TRAILER IN CANADA unless it can pass DOT V-5 regulation and has the proper V-5 cert. on the trailer tag. This is most IMPORTANT. USA customs will seize the trailer @ POE if the traler does not meet USA DOT V-5 reg,s.........Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill (my boat was from a Canadian mfg. in Ontario.)
  6. Dear Regulator, My best guess agrees with Hank of L & M.....exhaust shutters just below the L & R exhaust manifold bellows....Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill
  7. Dear King Salmon. Well Said & Done!................X-Jet Boat Bill
  8. Dear Big Mac. A Melling marine camshaft #CCS-37 costs about 135 USD from Summit.gaskets another 150. Lifters 100 to 150. Timing chain and gears 40.00. It usually costs about 600...labor to remove and replace the engine unit. If your Step-Dad is on good terms with you, talk him into it. Now an 96 OEM Mercruiser is not the same as a 1996 Car or truck. So save the parts coming out for correct ID WILL NOT BE A HYD ROLLER CAMSHAFT or it MAY BE!! in 1996. TRy contacting KARBELT SPEED & CUSTOM and talk to someone in their shop who is familiar with 1996 Marine Small blocks. Use blue FELPRO head gasgets...about 20 each. This is a somewhat complicated project. This is a standard rotation engine for your I/O application. That is RH as facing the water pump. Good Luck......X-JET BOAT BILL
  9. Dear BigMac, The camshaft may or most likely WILL NOT clear the first bulkhead and fuel tank. Using a Corvette or passenger car camshaft will reduce performance/power in your boat. A Melling cam...MARINE replacement is your best choice. Be sure and use new hydraulic lifters. I would pull the engine and do a valve job/guide repair minimum. I would stay away from "Crate motors." GM uses their Mexico engine production for all before approx. 2000 year. The Canada "rebuilt" stuff is reproccessed used parts done by who knows who and have 30 day WARRANTIES!! Go slowly here. USE AN EXPERIENCED engine rebuilder with Quality name parts. ......WE have entered 3rd world rebuilding stuff quality....not good for boat engines. Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill in Lewes , Delaware
  10. Dear BigMac, Yes the starter removal on a 96 5.7 Mercruiser V-8 in a 8 ft. beam boat can be a nightmare because of the boat mfg's stringer design/location.....But your bigger problem, " back firing under load" should have been evaluated FIRST. What was the compression PSI in each cylinder? It should be approx. 150 and even across the cylinders. If you paid for the comp. check, what were the values in each cylinder?? If you have a noisy valve train, I would suspect one or more lobes on the camshaft have failed. Just examing the spark plugs closely...when removed can tell an educated mechanic what is going on internally. This damage cost should be closely examined as internal engine failures are costly. Your repair person is chasing a ghost & can be expensive for you. Contact Hank @ L&M/Port Bay or Pugsleys in Ontario, New York also. ..............................Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill in Lewes, Delaware.
  11. Dear SS, Look for "boat seat base" or "livewell box" Look around local marina,s for salvage boats etc. Not easy to find at the moment. Try google too! Sincerely X-Jet Boat Bill in Delaware
  12. To all that our intersted in boat rigging/equipment installation. Capt. Vince is going to give you valuable, straight up info. He has hundreds hours into rebuilding and installing stuff. He also uses his stuff to literally catch tons of fish. This is a great chance to learn how to do it right and improve your set-up. .......Respectfully Submitted....Ex-Jet Boat Bill in Lewes, De.
  13. Dear RR, Several days of East & NE winds on Lake Ontario before today have really moved the water around. I never had success on the south shore of Lake Ontario after East & NE winds, BUT the north shore (Canada)produced some great catchin!! during an east wind!!! X-Jet boat Bill in Delaware....
  14. Dear Baha fans:Their are multiple BAHA'S.....!!!!!!! "Baha Marine"in Ohio which had a fire etc and manufactures performance boats and "Baha Cruiser" In Florida who built the fishing style boats back in the 1980-mid 90 time frame. THEY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS (The Florida Baha!!). And they have all changed ownership/or closed up shop and reinvented themselves........Respectfully submitted......X-Jet Boat Bill
  15. Dear S.T. Very difficult to find any trim pieces or hull adornments even used ones, new ones are next to impossible. The company is gone. Try Google & E-Bay search engines. using "86 Baha" and plan on spending some time. Tried last year for 91 Baha parts.After a long time (4 months) I finally located a guy on Long Island that had bought all the Baha hull vents.(when the company closed) Bought a set and then had to paint them too! You better have a lot of patience in your search. Good Luck!!...............................X-Jet Boat Bill
  16. Dear ADK1, Mercruiser recommends their 25W40 oil I believe. This is an excellent product in my opinion. Engines used for long duration trolling applications could use straight wt. 30 or 40. And change it at 60 hour intervals also!.................X-Jet Boat Bill
  17. Dear Chas 0218, PASSENGER car engines 4.3, 5.0, 5.7 built by GM did start using roller hyd. lifters in 1987 ACTUALLY after Jan 1st, 1986 "2nd Design".. As far as my experience repairing the GM "Marine Engines" used by Merc/OMC/Volvo, ONLY flat face hyd lifters have ever come out of the OEM marine engines built all the way into 1997. The latest one I did was a circa 1997 5.7 "Mercruiser Magnum" high performance VORTEC "880" block and that had flat face hyd. lifters. So beware of what the Boat People tell you. My experience/knowledge is based upon actual disassembly of these engines. ........................X-Jet Boat Bill
  18. Dear Bad Habit, I use Mobil One (5W30) in my 2011 GM car because the engine & cat. converter will only OPERATE correctly and the engine internal parts have been updated to ACCEPT LUBRICANTS WITHOUT A ZINC ADDITIVE. ....I do not recommend the use of any synthetic oil in marine engines, especially the engines that are used for TROLLING at low speed for extended time periods. BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CONTAIN a zinc additive. This additive is especially needed in all the older marine engines with flat face hyd. lifters. The EPA required the oil mfgs to remove the this additive around 2000.(TO PROTECT THE CAT. CONVERTORS) Since then, a lot of work in the laboratory and with the camshaft mfgs. has revealed PREMATURE camshaft & lifter failures due to this ZDP additive being removed!! Go to "Speed Talk" and read the several years of ZDP problems. The only oil mfg. making an excellent product with high ZDP is BradPenn. in Bradford, Pa. Their label has a warning about use in engines cat. converters. DON'T!! The old time good oils like "Kendall" are now made in South Korea & packaged in California..................X-Jet Boat Bill
  19. Dear M....H, Your static problem is very interesting. Remember that your hull is made of blow molded polyethylene, the perfect non-conductive plastic resin. I visited the factory in North Carolina a few years ago. The external metal rigging was not bonded (grounded). Never thought that this could be a problem for a fresh water boat. Your complaint about "static shocks" really opened my eyes! Now this can be solved with a little effort. Take any railings (metal parts etc. and attach a copper grounding wire to each and rig it to a metal thru hull fitting so the static charge is dissipated to the water. Now this is difficult with the bilge design of a Logic Boat. But can be done with patience. I have seen this problem on fiberglass (polyester resin) boats when plastic rod holders are used with graphite rods....on a day with thunderstorms in the vicinity. When you hear snap, crackle, & pop in your rod holders.....I GET OFF THE WATER! Hope this is some help to you......Respectfully submitted, X-Jet Boat Bill & EXNYS too!
  20. Dear Finnlander, The best oil to use is BradPenn with the high zinc additive content. Straight 30 or 40 weight is fine for these old flat tappet engines. Do not use synthetic oils for these old engines.DO NOT USE MULTIVISC' oils if you are trolling. They do not have cat/convertors etc. so no need for the synthetic oils......Respectfully submitted....EX NYS RESIDENT March 1st.........EX Jet Boat Bill.
  21. Dear ADK1, No, 1991 is a prevortec type GM V-6, the newer VORTEC style V-6's....approx. 2003 and newer may have the new style intake casting which cannot be drained properly. Sincerely,......X-Jet Boat Bill
  22. Dear Ray, Just draining the engine and exhaust manifolds will work "most of the time"..... HOWEVER the late 4.3 Carb GM V-6,s have a pocket under the intake that is impossible to drain, hence cracked intake and ruined engine results. I have a customer in Gates that found out the hard way. The intake costs right on 500 to start. BEST WAY is to always fill with undiluted RV antifreeze. Better safe then sorry with winterization procedures.....Respectfully submitted....X-Jet Boat Bill
  23. Dear Curro, Get outside and get the block drain plugs and lower manifold hoses off now!!! We are forecast for a hard freeze tonight!!! Wait until morning and it will be damaged. Or get it into a heated building NOW! .......................Sincerely, X-Jet Boat Bill 6:00 PM Sunday
  24. Circa 1997 Mercruiser (by Carter) carb. with electric choke & Mercruiser/USCG approved flame arrestor. Professionally rebuilt by this writer. Then hot tested & run on 5.7 Magnum engine for ten minutes. Carb almost looks new! Stainless steel OEM fuel line and linkage pin included. $200.00 cash. Installation available at extra cost. ONLY FITS 350 MAGNUM INTAKE BOLT PATTERN...(GM HI-Rise HP intakes with square pattern.) Contact X-Jet Boat Bill via PM
  25. Circa 1990's carbs (TWO). Carbs were professionally rebuilt & hot run tested for ten minutes. Idle speed & mixture set. $ 200.00 each. USCG flame arrestor (like new) available. Installation available at extra cost. Insured Shipping available. Carbs look almost new!! I can recalibrate fuel mixture for 4.3 and 7.4 Mercruiser/OMC engines only @ no extra charge. Contact X-Jet Boat Bill via PM.
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