Category Archives: Crusaders

Sandpaper and Screwdriver helps stop a Crusader 454 from stalling at idle…Say What?

Recently I had an issue with one of my Crusader 454s on my Bertram 30, Scuba-Do. The engine was running fine, but then shortly after bring the throttle down to idle, the port ending stalled at idle. After repeated tries, … Continue reading

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Old Spark Plug Wires the Cause of a 470 Mercruiser Engine to lose RPMs.

Recently, I was running my 1983 17 foot Formula One off of Playland Amusement Park in Rye, New York for an early morning water ski session. In Long Island Sound, finding flat water can be a challenge at times. This … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting why a Mercruiser 470 Inboard/Outboard does not start

After a long winter layup for my 1983 17 foot Formula One with a Mercruiser 470 I/O, the engine would not turn over on the first start of the season. The engine was winterized properly and was running well at … Continue reading

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A Classic Bertram 31 Sinks in Nantucket Sound After Hitting Rocks off of West Dennis

While scouring the in internet, I came across an article posted back in August 16, 2007 by Cape Code Today. Apparently the operator of the Bertram 31, The Raven, on the evening of August 15, 2007 was leaving the Bass … Continue reading

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The launching of “This Old Boat”

“This Old Boat” is a Weblog that will support the issues that are related to the ownership and maintenance of an older boat, hence “This Old Boat”. While it is wonderful to be able to buy a new quality boat, … Continue reading

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