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Forum: Introductions 12-05-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By sastanley
RB, welcome. I have a '77 C-30 also. I knew...

RB, welcome. I have a '77 C-30 also. I knew jack-$#!t about an A-4 when I got the boat 10 years ago.

We can help you through it. We will get into some deep details, but they are all important. As...
Forum: General Interest 12-02-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 37,139
Posted By sastanley
Tom, I actually really liked the color of the 302...

Tom, I actually really liked the color of the 302 High build primer, which is what the seats and stuff in the cockpit are now..however, it is not UV tolerant, nor a sealing primer, like the 442...
Forum: Ericson 12-02-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,605
Posted By sastanley
Bill, I am with you 100%. I have four 48" long...

Bill, I am with you 100%. I have four 48" long stainless hand rails, ready to go on as soon as I get off my lazy rear-end and get the deck work done/painted.

I bought these a long time ago on...
Forum: Ericson 12-02-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,605
Posted By sastanley
Cajun, I know it has been a few weeks since you...

Cajun, I know it has been a few weeks since you posted the engine stuff, but I always suspect a dirty prop when it bogs down in the slip.

Lotsa work to do on those handrails, but they should look...
Forum: General Interest 12-02-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 37,139
Posted By sastanley
Tom, I actually painted the boat, T7152, Pearl...

Tom, I actually painted the boat, T7152, Pearl Grey..Laura wanted to mix it up a little bit from standard Catalina 'white', but I didn't want it too obscenely dark, for several reasons (every scuff,...
Forum: General Interest 12-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 37,139
Posted By sastanley
zellerj, Sorry, I am a month late. Yes, I did...

zellerj,
Sorry, I am a month late. Yes, I did raise the water line, about 1.75", for the same reason. Mine would get especially dirty along the waterline under the cockpit, because we store sails...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By sastanley
I have painted the engine (Rustoleum primer + top...

I have painted the engine (Rustoleum primer + top coat) in place with all major components (manifold/head) attached. I have also made it a habit that any time I need to remove a part from the engine...
Forum: Ranger 11-24-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By sastanley
SJ, welcome, where are you? The members of this...

SJ, welcome, where are you? The members of this forum are spread everywhere. There may be one nearby. I am in the Solomons, MD area.

What do you need help with?
Forum: Fuel System 11-19-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By sastanley
Post Sounds like a solid plan to me! :D

Sounds like a solid plan to me! :D
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-19-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,896
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up two different issues! :-)

We are dealing with two different things here, and this is always a fun discussion: :)

First - higher octane fuels are a waste of money in low compression engines...generally speaking. The only...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 11-18-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By sastanley
Some people's opinion of what "excellent...

Some people's opinion of what "excellent condition" is, is not the same as mine, that is for sure.
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-18-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,896
Posted By sastanley
AFisch, I am a little late into this thread,...

AFisch,

I am a little late into this thread, so apologies in advance if things below have already been mentioned. :o
No need to spend lots on a fuel pressure gauge. I have had great luck with the...
Forum: Fuel System 11-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs down ...and then not bother putting it back in the...

...and then not bother putting it back in the boat!!

http://www.moellermarine.com/product-category/fuel-containment/permanent-fuel-tanks/
Forum: General Interest 11-09-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By sastanley
Mine ended up being a bad o-ring/fuel fill. Since...

Mine ended up being a bad o-ring/fuel fill. Since I replaced that, I have been doing great with no water intrusion.
Forum: General Interest 11-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By sastanley
I have found a case of beer in a cooler on splash...

I have found a case of beer in a cooler on splash day is appreciated..just depends on which type of yard you use! I try to schedule my splashes for Friday afternoons. ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By sastanley
+1 - my experience is with stuck weights the...

+1 - my experience is with stuck weights the engine will either want to run WOT or won't throttle up. If they are stuck advanced, the engine will stumble at low RPM, but run great at WOT..if stuck at...
Forum: General Interest 10-17-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 37,139
Posted By sastanley
Thread bump - A-4 running great. We have...

Thread bump - A-4 running great.

We have actually been sailing some this summer. These pics are from August 2019 taken by some friends on a powerboat. I need to invest in new sails I guess..the...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Some of that comes from knowing the PO of my...

Some of that comes from knowing the PO of my boat, and also knowing he did exactly as described..cranked too long, got water in #4, let it sit, had to pull the head, and beat on pistons to get things...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-09-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By sastanley
The water incursion happens from an extended...

The water incursion happens from an extended crank/no start episode. The impeller in the raw water pump spins with the starter, pushes water thru the engine and out the exhaust pipe at the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 09-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By sastanley
boat, specs and pictures too, please! I am not...

boat,
specs and pictures too, please! I am not quite ready to dump thousands into my prop to gain sailing performance, as I've been happy with Indigo, but we are always interested when others are...
Forum: Introductions 09-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Hey Stiva, welcome! I see you've already got...

Hey Stiva, welcome! I see you've already got another thread going but wanted to say hello here.

There are a zillion (ok, lots) of knowledgeable folks here..they can walk you thru almost anything.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-06-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By sastanley
This is actually pretty common..I found it a lot...

This is actually pretty common..I found it a lot on my A-4 that was always brackish/tidal. One thing it does is the ID is bigger so more flow. Just need to keep an eye on things.
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 08-01-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By sastanley
George, depending on which route you decide, I...

George, depending on which route you decide, I have a 35 amp Motorola alternator. I have no idea if it works now, but it did when it was unbolted from its host years ago. It was given to me as a...
Forum: Overhaul 08-01-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 44,448
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up WOW, 2DOGS!! Looks awesome. Since most of us...

WOW, 2DOGS!! Looks awesome.

Since most of us are pushing a displacement hull, I'd love to see more speed/RPM data and how the engine runs.
Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By sastanley
I would pull the carb drain/main jet access plug...

I would pull the carb drain/main jet access plug and drain it into a clear container and see if you get some gunk come out with it. If you have a mechanical fuel pump, give it a few strokes to flush...
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