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Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by PaulVato, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. LM Viking

    LM Viking Member

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    Nice to be back in the water. It's been a little cool in northern Michigan but I think spring may be here. My new avatar is her with her new name and slip. Will try to upload picture. IMG_2081.JPG
  2. motoryachtlover

    motoryachtlover Senior Member

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    She looks to be in very nice shape. I have always thought the 44 was a good looking boat.
  3. LM Viking

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    I think it worked. Hope everyone has a great boating season.
  4. LM Viking

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    Thanks. We really like her. She is in great shape.
  5. Skytow

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    Ok point taken, let me see what I can scare up. Lol
  6. motoryachtlover

    motoryachtlover Senior Member

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    Here is my 1995 Viking. Is this considered vintage?

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  7. RT46

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    That's a really interesting looking Viking,
    At first glance, almost looks like a Hatteras.
  8. motoryachtlover

    motoryachtlover Senior Member

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    I don’t know what to think about interesting looking. Just teasing. Some people find the boat nice looking some don’t like the look at all. To each their own. I have always struggled with the European/Italian designs and prefer more traditional lines.
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    MBevins Senior Member

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    I'm with you ! In fact your boat was going to be our jump from the 44viking we currently have. Unfortunately my wife killed that .
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    I like it, interesting in a good way.
  11. LM Viking

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    motoryachlover.

    Nice in a good way. :)
  12. motoryachtlover

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    Thank you all for the compliments. I am on her in the Bahamas as we type. It is times like these that make you feel like all the effort, $, and stress of boating is worth it.
  13. LM Viking

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    Got a little lesson on my Detroit 6-71 TIBs this week end. Out for a really nice cruise on Lake Michigan which was virtually flat. Sunny and about 70 degrees. Not always these conditions.:)
    Came back to take on fuel and pump out and port engine would not shut down with stop button. Now I am not new to the concept that the cut off solenoid might not be working, but I am new to these engines and I had no clue where to look to find this. How do I shut this thing down on Saturday afternoon? :( After finally finding my boat repair guy ( on a nice Saturday), he came down to my slip when we got back and shut down engine in about 5 seconds. Whew! Turns out the connector from the solenoid to fuel shut down lever came loose/broke.
    Now I know where they are on top of engine near front. Mine are just below the saloon floor.

    Anyway sometimes the simplest things can create such stress. But I agree days like that out cruising do make you feel it is worth it.
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    Lol, yes those things can..You could have also pulled the run a way engine cable on your dash , I hope ,or some where to shut them down, then reset the spring loaded damper on the blower. You should test them anyway to be sure they work on both engines. Your boat looks really nice, like new condition.
    Enjoy and ''learn'' your boat, as I'm sure you will.
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    In addition the emergency damper, you can shut the engine off by manually manipulating the fuel solenoid.
    You could also cut off the air going into the turbo, which is more difficult on the TIB because most have some type of Airsep or filter that has to be removed.
    You could also turn off any fuel valves you may or not have near the filter but that may take longer that you think to shut down one of these engines at idle.
  16. LM Viking

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    I initially thought I may have a bad solenoid and thought I would need to manually move it. But I just didn't know where to look for it. This was the first time since we bought the boat last August it would not shut down. The one thing I did notice is that when I pushed the stop button the voltage on the bridge voltmeter would drop. Knowing now that the connector was loose tells me the solenoid was working but couldn't move the normally attached lever.
    I will try and send a photo.
  17. LM Viking

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    You can see the two ball ends with the connector missing. The connector has to allow movement with these two at different heights.
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    Yup. That stuff should be connected together...Lol..that's all I know...are the old worn out parts just laying there? On the engine? You have the other engine to look at to see how it goes back together, sounds like something you can tackle, perhaps?
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    I have had the same problem.
    The nylon receiving fitting between the two balls wears out and pops off.
    In my case I was replacing them and making them too tight.
    This stressed the nylon receiver and made it wear out too quickly and pop off prematurely.
    I ended up leaving a little slack and added a tiny wire tie to keep them seated.