Discussion in 'Downeast Projects and Boat Building' started by WoundUpMarine, May 31, 2019.
The Duffy’s are definitely fat bottom girls. Love it!
Did you make those tie down rings?
No sir, a local welder makes them up. I've had them on all my boats, should probably buy another 20 of them before he retires!
Nice boat John, I’ve had the drain plug deal happen last year on a ZF 360A do that on a sea trial! Like you said the worst is cleaning the mess up but better than calling my insurance company and making a claim.
The QSB 5.9 480 ReCon is a very robust engine. According to UK Cummins guru Paul Foulston.......the 480 has "beefed up innards" that the lesser hp QSB 5.9s do not have. I'd like to own one before my boating life is done
Got the new turbo on today, of course the very last fitting doesn't fit, so Amazon to the rescue for a larger banjo bolt. Got the swim platform on too, not my favorite but the wife wanted one so there it is.
Ya got to keep the Admiral Happy!
Got what I felt like was a very good deal on a used but never installed radome for the boat. Question now is to mount it to the top, use a small stand, like the one from Hamiltons, or have a legit mast made up.... opinions welcome.
I’m looking forward to how she scoots with the new turbo. When does she go back in the water?
I like the small one from Hamiltons.
I'm heading back to work on Tuesday so she wont go back in until I'm home, mid August.
Will run bow up slightly so should work fine just bolted down the way you have it pictured I think. Be a good idea to read the instructions on installation because they should say something about obstructions/running angles and mounting locations but I think you will be fine like that or might need some wedge in time.
keep it simple, bolt it to the roof, no stand, keep overall height down.
roof, wedge, stand, tower..........radar will work/show the same targets.
Well I think I'm going to see at least an 10-15hp gain with the fancy new air filter Turbo is on, engine test run, just need to get back from work in a month to see how it boosts. We might not have a boat in the water but we have a golf cart and a new fire pit so life ain't too bad.
AEM cold air intake?
Hey John you might wanna put a rubber connector hose between compressor housing and high performance ace hardware PVC elbow, that housing gets hot (not judging your high performance parts)
Hey Tim, there is a rubber buffer inside the elbow that connects to the compressor housing. The PVC is a half inch oversized and the rubber takes up the space. I should have taken a picture before I put it on, but it is isolated. I'll also throw something below the high performance PVC intake and the charge air pipe that goes to the aftercooler. And yup it is an AEM filter. If only 10-15hp was as easy as a new intake!
Good deal! Didn’t want you to loose out on that horsepower modification. Haha