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Forum: Electrical Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ndutton
There are a lot of opinions on what is the best...

There are a lot of opinions on what is the best charging system design but what none of them take into account is what is best for you, your boat and most importantly, your troubleshooting skills...
Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
Thank you Al but really all I'm doing is paying...

Thank you Al but really all I'm doing is paying it forward. Throughout my lifetime I've benefited from advice/tutoring/instruction from a variety of people and not only about engines. Now it's my...
Forum: General Interest 02-16-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
Update on the Ando project We had a very brief...

Update on the Ando project
We had a very brief session at his boat today, like maybe 30 minutes but here is what we learned:

SHE RUNS!! And quite smoothly but not without a few issues yet to...
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
Take out the thermostat, close the bypass valve,...

Take out the thermostat, close the bypass valve, open the intake thru-hull when the engine is running, close it during prolonged cranking (no-start or hard-start). Next time I'm there I'll explain...
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
Why not go the full Monty from the start? Make...

Why not go the full Monty from the start? Make it as good as it can be. As for the thermostat, for the time being I'd remove it and close the bypass as a temporary measure until you get the engine...
Forum: General Interest 02-14-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
I can bring by a graphite based sealant rated to...

I can bring by a graphite based sealant rated to 750°F that may help. It can be used on the pipe threads and gasket.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-13-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
Joe, I went through that too. Prior to...

Joe, I went through that too. Prior to converting to FWC I gave her a good acid flush so my internal passages were as clear as they were going to get. I did not have a thermostat and closed the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
The volume of the waterlift should be able to...

The volume of the waterlift should be able to contain all of the normal exhaust hose backwash. The Pearson exhaust system is configured exactly like the Catalina 30 with a couple of significant...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-11-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
If that were the case wouldn't it happen every...

If that were the case wouldn't it happen every time the engine was used? Since the boat came from the factory?

No, your cooling system pressure tests and compression test confirm everything is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-11-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
Greg, I think you're understanding fine. My...

Greg, I think you're understanding fine. My assessment of the drawing of the existing exhaust system is it is exactly the way it should be with the possible improvement of locating the water...
Forum: General Interest 02-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 949
Posted By ndutton
I can add a little more information. On Sunday...

I can add a little more information. On Sunday we performed a few basic tests:

Ando had already done a spark test. There was spark at the plugs but not of the highest quality. See item 6...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-10-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
Not so fast

I don't think the exhaust water backflood theory is conclusive yet so I wouldn't be so fast to reconfigure anything. There still hasn't been a cooling system pressure test or a manifold pressure...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
If it were me I would not remove the head until a...

If it were me I would not remove the head until a compression test on all 4 cylinders and a cooling system pressure test is complete. Please report back with the results. I did not read that you...
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-07-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By ndutton
To support Dave's comments, my direct drive with...

To support Dave's comments, my direct drive with precise timing (set with a light to factory spec) and a smallish 10x8 two blade prop maxes out at 2600 RPM (calibrated tach) in forward gear.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-04-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By ndutton
Andewkw, responding to our questions helps us...

Andewkw, responding to our questions helps us help you. Please come back.
Forum: Troubleshooting 02-03-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By ndutton
Did you test for spark before changing things? ...

Did you test for spark before changing things? Check for spark after? Is there fuel in the carburetor bowl?
Forum: General Maintenance 02-03-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By ndutton
Actually, it can be. Just last week on another...

Actually, it can be. Just last week on another forum the admin received a notification from the hosting service that they were approaching the maximum storage on their plan saying the pictures were...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-02-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By ndutton
File size makes a huge difference in aggregate...

File size makes a huge difference in aggregate server storage. I always try to keep my pictures sized at 640 px maximum dimension.
Forum: Tartan 02-02-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By ndutton
Art, now that you have it you can post it to the...

Art, now that you have it you can post it to the Tartan group yourself.
Forum: Fuel System 01-31-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
I wouldn't go there Art. MMI thoroughly analyzes...

I wouldn't go there Art. MMI thoroughly analyzes and tests their products to be what they feel is the best for our engines. If they recommend the Racor, you'll be hard pressed to find a better...
Forum: Fuel System 01-30-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
I'm not advocating it as the filter everyone...

I'm not advocating it as the filter everyone should use. It was on the boat when I bought it and I liked the idea of regular canister and sealing gasket replacement so I stayed with it. Performance...
Forum: Fuel System 01-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
MMI lists the micron specification for their...

MMI lists the micron specification for their small inline filter. It's all metal housing is also USCG compliant....
Forum: Fuel System 01-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
No, it is a cheap cartridge type filter with a...

No, it is a cheap cartridge type filter with a spin-on element. I use Sierra 18-7945 water separating cartridges. With a full 12 gallon tank it takes 36 minutes to run the entire tank (3 mins./...
Forum: Fuel System 01-29-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
Art, Joe, the system in not intended to remedy...

Art, Joe, the system in not intended to remedy goo stuck to a tank's internal surfaces. It is intended to filter contaminants out of the fuel before that.

About the polishing filter, I've never...
Forum: Fuel System 01-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By ndutton
Here is a post with drawings from 7 years ago: ...

Here is a post with drawings from 7 years ago:
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=67554&postcount=6
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