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    Main table tightening knob

    I think we have a missing knob in our main table, I was wondering what the missing piece looks like and if we can source or make it. The top wobbles and rotates freely, the bottom knob and the fitting is solid. The brand sticker says Zwaardvis but it doesn't look like the current models.
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    Loose exhaust riser

    We wrapped up this project and here is the update. I was able to get one more full turn on the loose junction, 3/4 of it was without any tools except for a vice to hold the pipe in place. The last quarter turn required a long pipe for more leverage but it turned without cracking or anything. I...
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    Loose exhaust riser

    I made sure that the wall thickness matches the old piece. I haven't verified that it is the thick one though, partly because I am not sure if I want to know or not. I am definitely not replacing the whole elbow even if it's made of schedule 40 pipes so maybe it's better not to know. I cleaned...
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    Loose exhaust riser

    Here, both sides have right handed threads so this does not work. I was already waiting for the thread sealant Maine Sail recommend in the above link. Real-Tuff is not in stock in Home Depot around here so I ordered it online from a different site. Thank you Christian for the reference. I also...
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    Loose exhaust riser

    Exhaust elbow flange was not hard to remove at all. I did not even need to use a penetrating oil. The elbow looks good to me except for some carbon build-up. I think I can tighten the loose connection without much trouble but for now I will wait for the gasket and thread sealer. Every little...
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    Loose exhaust riser

    We will attempt to remove the flange tomorrow. I have just come to the realization that the pipe has to turn 360, otherwise it won't work. If that's the reason that the connection is loose and the orientation doesn't allow tightening it more, would it be reasonable to jam as much pipe sealer as...
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    Loose exhaust riser

    It looks pretty beaten up at that junction. I don't think it's possible to tighten without taking the elbow off. I cannot rotate the piece around. However, it looks like it is necessary to address this though. Now the hesitation is to remove the exhaust flange.
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    Loose exhaust riser

    I have started working on the aft end of our Universal 5432, taking off the muffler and the heat exchanger. The plan was to replace the leaking muffler, check the hoses for build up, clean the heat exchanger. Then I realized the exhaust riser rotates easily, as seen in the video. I'd like to...
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    Surveyors in San Diego

    Our offer got accepted for an Ericson 38 and we are looking for surveyors in San Diego area. Are there any names standing out (good or bad) for marine, engine and rigging surveys?
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