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About Hein

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  • Birthday 02/01/1960

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    wakesurfing, kitesurfing, skiing, biking, swimming, product development, CAD/CNC, Sprinter (and other) van conversions.

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    Centurion Enzo SV230

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  1. installing our new prop. My method is to put on the puller, tighten the nut to put some tension on it and then gently heat the propeller with a propane torch until it expands enough to pop loose. Works great and no need to really crank down on the puller nut or bang on anything with a hammer. New prop was not very well de-burred so I'll clean up the sharp edges with some 200 grit.
  2. Forgot to ask about the holes. I have a lot of projects going. Carefully punch those out to see if they line up. Sorry for all the back an forth. Prefer we continue the conversation via email. Hein at DIYvan . com All the best, Hein
  3. Can you post a photo? Did you check the print out to see if was printed at full scale in both directions?
  4. Glad you got it done without a trip to the ER. I was going to suggest spraying some silicon on the fiberglass part to lube it up. Good idea to check all the band clamps. Hoses compress over time and heat cycles. Preventive maintenance.
  5. For pumps in general, the suction side would normally have the larger port. If you can determine the direction of rotation then put your drill on the shaft, turn it that way and then see which port sucks and which port blows.
  6. Want to try one of my cheap a$$ suck wedges? I've got an extra one I could send out for you to try. Advise given about attaching the suction cups is spot on. I install ours below the waterline and make sure there is no air under the cups. Water is not nearly as compressible as air so creates a very strong suction. It goes right ahead of the sideswipe on our boat. The wedge surface is smaller but it's completely submerged with our ballast system filled. Fits on the middle section of the hull profile in the back. Photo below is of an earlier version. Current design has a smaller wedge plate. We've never lost it but it does float. Suggest painting it yellow. We carry a spare in case it falls off and we can't recover it.
  7. Would like to see an update to this thread with some wave photos and/or video. Same for Shaka's implementation.
  8. Download this file: http://www.impact3d.com/sideswipe_bezel.pdf print at 100% scale, cut out and see how it lines up with your bezel.
  9. Good call to verify. I have the trim plate as an ellipse 5.200 x 7.560 so quite a bit shorter than yours. Can you post a photo? I can modify the model pretty easily but it's still nice to print a paper template to check the fit before printing parts.
  10. Calling all PDX

    Tempting. We are waiting on a prop. Wakemakers let us down. Where do you splash? I'm old and broken but have thick suit. Flow is high so be aware that there is a lot of debris in the river right now - if that's where you are going. Bent our prop on last outing. Would love to session a Ri257 and Glad to pay for fuel.
  11. Ordered a prop. They said it was in stock. Didn't arrive and no shipping information was available via my account. Called and found out they drop ship props from ACME which causes processing and shipping delays. If you want your prop to arrive in a timely manner then don't go through Wakemakers. They don't stock anything. Order props direct from ACME. They actually know something about props too.
  12. Believe this is the part: https://www.amazon.com/Engine-Temperature-Sensor-coolant-Mercruiser/dp/B00BFJL8JM/ Your temp seems a little low which could throw off timing and air/fuel ratio. Our '08 runs at about 175F according to the gauge. I would consider that a bit on the cool side also. When our boat starts running rough it's time to clean or replace the cap/rotor. Presuming there are no new issues.

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