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Terry could use your help with his 10" flame thrower

May 12 2006 at 8:03 AM

Paul  (Premier Login FEfinaticP)

Response to Paul, I have wiring diapgram for 38' commander

He got an estimate of something like $1800 to refurbish the light. Perhaps it just needs a little TLC? The drive mechanism for those things isn't too much different than the motors on a rear view mirror. They should last a long time if they're built for the marine environment with marine wire, etc.

Believe it or not, I don't have a 38 wiring diagram and could use one. If you can scan one and email it, that would be great, or just post it so others can see it too. No need to use the snail mail.

Sounds like you have the fuel pump issue pretty well resolved. I hope you guys are able to get some quality time running your boat this year. You've done more restoration work in less time than anyone else I know, so you guys really are to be congratulated. Everyone appreciates the thoughtful write-ups and great photos you've shared too.

I'm going to be doing the underwater gear thing, and painting the hull in a few weeks. Props are on order, shafts have been paid for, strut bearings are in hand, and not sure at this time if I'm going with Drivesavers or not. I'll be installing a new depth finder of some sort, haven't decided which is best for my water here in Tennessee.

Regards, all the best,

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