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    Default Getting ready

    I just paid a visit to my boat. The snow build up in front and back isn't as bad as I thought. Tomorrow morning I will head back out there and dig it out and change all the fluids.
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    Default Removing fuel filter

    Anyone have any suggestions on removing the Recon fuel filter. It looks like ti sealed it's self. When I try to twist it, it won't move and inch.
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    Default Not certain about your fuel filter

    but I have had really good luck with the strap wrenches that I purchased at Sears. They provide a gentle twist.

    I've been buying my boat little gifts, a new anchor and anchor rope. Other stuff too, can't wait to throw it in the water.

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    I prefer to get the bowl off the filter before removing both from the head. If not, then the filter element goes in the vise and a large pair of channel locks works to remove the bowl.

    Not all filters have the bowl, so that makes it easier.

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    That reminds me that I should swap out the filter in mine too. Is there a cutaway diagram or instructions for maintenance for these online anywhere. I don't remember that I have ever changed mine out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    I prefer to get the bowl off the filter before removing both from the head. If not, then the filter element goes in the vise and a large pair of channel locks works to remove the bowl.

    Not all filters have the bowl, so that makes it easier.
    Are you talking about the bottom part(clear part)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Are you talking about the bottom part(clear part)?
    Yep, that's what I call it anyhow.

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    I 've had luck poking a large screwdriver thru old filter and the getting some levarge on it, to twist off.gl

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    Tomorrow is D-day for the old filter. I'm hoping it dosen't fight back
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    I would start rigging my boat but I think it would just depress me more until I could get on the water............. Come on APRIL!!
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    Oh yah...I just went out this morning and gave her a big hug and peeked under the tarp.

    I think break-up is here! Maybe another week or two and most of the snow will be off the tarp. Once that happens I will be putting in a new water pump, installing a new impeller and a few other goodies I got.

    Throwing in some new wheel bearings and I'm ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    I would start rigging my boat but I think it would just depress me more until I could get on the water............. Come on APRIL!!
    Dman you should come to the derby. I'm going to have fun... maybe even catch a king.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Dman you should come to the derby. I'm going to have fun... maybe even catch a king.
    All depends on when the baby gets here!
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    Gary i have snap-on strap type filter wrench that my son gave me but i have used plumbers tape and vise grips.

    My son and i have been busily working on "new" boat for couple months
    a bit more to get done with a newly acquired USED boat than routine spring get ready stuff.
    need to go apply 4th coat of bottom paint in a couple hrs and last coat will be tomorrow then tuesday back on trailer and then i head back to work. I have spent more time with boat in last 10 days than i did on my previous boat all last summer.
    new 2nd bilge pump , added sea water strainer, added in cab heater/ defroster, new side marker lights. new storage access hatches for flying bridge dash area. new vhf antenna
    new bell housing and need to get outdrive back on.
    new aluminum, hatch in roof to access flying bridge or use as escape hatch. covering seat cushions and adding and cover bed cushions, adding removable bunk bed above dinette bed. so a third person can sleep comfortably. still need to paint hull and outside of cabin. and install davit for pulling shrimp pots (would be nice if it could be used to lift inflatable on board also).
    refinishing all outside wood , not much of that thank goodness
    trailer all fixed, son spent 2-3 days replacing all the bearings they were trash lucky i got it home after i bought it, he cut rotting steel buck supports off, cut & welded new ones on, drilled and bolted new boards and carpeted them. side bunks to be added later. needs to get done before spring bear season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    All depends on when the baby gets here!
    make her stand on her head. This should delay the process
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    Seems I can never find the strap wrench when I need it. Most often I grab a tie down strap and use that instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    make her stand on her head. This should delay the process
    HA HA HA HA! I'll tell her you said that!! MAN I'M READY!!!!
    ... aboard the 'Memory Maker' Making Memories one Wave at a Time!

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