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  1. It would be the 4.3 GM block with a Mercruiser outdrive. Or just text Roy as suggested.
  2. 3 year old topic .I would bet the OP has a boat by now.
  3. Bozeman Bob

    Picked up this pretty cheap

    May want to replace the Fish finder with a combo unit. The one in the picture looks slightly dated. VH radio ,riggers ,rod holders and or tracks ,Fishhawk, updated safety gear ,2nd battery and selector switch ,new impeller and outdrive gear oil , thermostat , are all possible items that you may want to look into. Or none of the above and just use what you feel comfortable with.
  4. Bozeman Bob

    Picked up this pretty cheap

    Salmon banger ? Out with jumper and back to back seat or seats,can't tell from the picture.. Pair of captains on swivel bases. Sound insulation on the engine box.Carbed engine ,you may be able to get it down to trolling speed without putting a plate on the outdrive. Whatever you paid for it is going to be at the very least matched or doubled by what you put into setting it up. I know this from first hand knowledge by doing it to a couple boats in the last few years. Good luck with a barn quality find !
  5. Hmmm , I thought I read someplace that it takes a year for a "drop " of water to move from one end of Erie to the other. I would think if they opened up the dams as much as they can on the St Larry that they could keep the levels somewhat under control. Not going to lose any sleep over it , just deal with it when the time comes.
  6. Bozeman Bob

    Volvo D4 service tech near Wilson NY

    Not sure where the original post is, this one does not mention Volvo D4. Correct in doing your homework ! Personally anything under 30 or so I would prefer gas ,from a cost standpoint , ease of replacement, troubleshooting and being more familiar with working on them.
  7. Bozeman Bob

    Volvo D4 service tech near Wilson NY

    Yes Advantage is the dealer I was thinking of ,a few doors down from Milton. The bigger question may be what year is the Volvo he is looking at. Marine engines seem to be a few years behind land engines, so it may have minimal electronics on it to even worry about. If the boat was what I was looking for along within my price point and the engine was a "basic" diesel I don't think I would back off the deal worrying about a mechanic to work on it, [ knowing who is in the area ,or having the ability to pull and trailer it to a shop if need be ]. They are fairly bullet proof , can run twice as long as a gasser if maintained ,gobs of torque, more efficient ,not to smelly if you have a side exhaust or run a additive.
  8. Bozeman Bob

    Volvo D4 service tech near Wilson NY

    I did write " in most cases " and did mention diagnostic equipment as the biggest difference. There is no real differences in the actual design/ working parts of any diesel. The main differences are USUALLY found in the electronics and fuel delivery. Pistons,glow plugs,injectors, crank. cooling system are all basically the same, whether a Cat/ Volvo/Detroit etc. Just like all 4 stroke engines work the same ,except the Wankle .There is a Volvo dealership with certified technicians in Batavia. Just down the street from Milton Cat. One of the techs in there is a big speed boater on Ontario, but I haven't been in there in years to be able to give you a name. They have road technicians.
  9. Bozeman Bob

    Volvo D4 service tech near Wilson NY

    Unless it's a newer engine and must be serviced by a " certified " Volvo tech to remain in warranty I see no big upside in " certification" . I call on mechanics all week long and the certified ones at dealers in most cases is just a piece of paper. The independents might not have the car makers dedicated scanners ( can't buy them ) which makes it easier for trouble shooting, but they figure the problem out ,might take a few more minutes because of that.
  10. Bozeman Bob

    Volvo D4 service tech near Wilson NY

    Dan the Diesel Man ( Dan Chappman ) works independently out of his service truck. Keeps his boat at Bootleggers and is there at least every weekend and then some from mid April to late fall.Dont know what his expertise is with Volvos, but to me a diesel is a diesel with the only factor being the electronics involved. Probably can get his number if you want to pick his brain.
  11. Bozeman Bob

    Wanted Boat Trailer

    I would be at 9200 and up.30 + - gallons of gas and 3 batteries along with anchor ,lines , crap in drawers and safety gear alone is around 500 + lbs. Probably have a 200 gallon tank and most people will not run them much below 1/4. You also have a holding and freshwater tank ,which you would empty out at end of year but if your trailering during season, probably not.
  12. Bozeman Bob

    Wanted Boat Trailer

    Are you sure about the weight capacity ? My 27 comes in at close to 8,000 and the 28 with a cored hull at 8500. These are listed are by the mfg. and straight off the construction floor, no gas [ 7 lbs a gallon ] batteries, oil, gear , riggers and anything else you can think of. You may want to recalculate the carrying capacity to have a small margin of error.
  13. Bozeman Bob

    Niagara bar spring fishing

    Wilson is 12 miles from the bar. That is why the creek that flows into the harbor is called 12 mile creek. In Olcott it is 18 mile creek . Then there is 4 mile creek which is also 4 miles from the Niagara River, the starting point for the names of these creeks.
  14. Bozeman Bob

    Crestliner Sabre 1989

    I think most people use the expandable foam that comes in cans like paint.. Not sure if they do small sections so they can ream out the drain holes. Maybe run a line of rope through them and then pull it back and forth then pull it all the way out. Some guys use pool noodles , even read where someone was contemplating ping pong balls. You would have to check/Google Canadian boating laws in regard to legality. Think its something like 20' and under in the USA that it's required.
  15. Bozeman Bob

    Hydraulic steering

    I am no engineer but I would say that when they say one motor they are referring to you possibly having 2 " 90 HP " engines ,not a kicker which is not going to be used when the main motor is running. I should hope that at trolling speed you can use the 4200 like you planned. I would think that there concern would be the thrust of two 90 hp engines at speed and being able to turn them, not a kicker at idle attached to your main motor. Have the EV 200 on one inboard boat and the 150 on another inboard both twin 350's with excellent results. The 150 came out after I installed the 200. A bit cheaper but same great quality.