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Forum: General Interest 10-15-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By CalebD
I'll second or third the thumbs down on Natty Bo...

I'll second or third the thumbs down on Natty Bo beer. Water makes more sense.

Would love to meet Russ and other A4ians. Not sure if I'll be able to get there from NYC.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 10-03-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By CalebD
Go Fred. Hope all is going well. How...

Go Fred.

Hope all is going well.

How well did the original raw water cooled A4 work ?

My best,
Caleb
Forum: Fuel System 10-03-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By CalebD
Sometimes a gentle tapping on the carb with a...

Sometimes a gentle tapping on the carb with a screw driver handle can cajole the float needle to move.

Also draining the main passage plug on the carb helps I find. Air needs to get in there...
Forum: Ignition System 05-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By CalebD
Coil. Definitely. Also make sure you are...

Coil. Definitely.

Also make sure you are running your engine "room" fan and that it is working efficiently. 4 hours of running puts a lot of heat into the surroundings in the engine room. I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By CalebD
My $.02. For draining the fuel tanks for...

My $.02.

For draining the fuel tanks for sludge on the bottom I pumped the fuel out of my fuel filler tube, so I could "suck" from the bottom. On the Tartan 27' the fuel fill tube to the tank is...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-02-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By CalebD
I recommend checking your fuel tank for sludge...

I recommend checking your fuel tank for sludge (eg, water & crud) on the bottom of your tank in a newly unknown boat. I have a famous picture of the nearly 3/4 gallon of sludge I pumped out of the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-13-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,521
Posted By CalebD
Good luck with all those parts! Ken rocks.

Good luck with all those parts!
Ken rocks.
Forum: Tartan 07-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By CalebD
I wouldn't say that the center board on a T27 is...

I wouldn't say that the center board on a T27 is prone to falling out, but it could. Normally, with the board deployed you can hear it banging around in the trunk as the boat rocks.
There are 2...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-30-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,521
Posted By CalebD
Tim/Fishguy, So glad you found your way...

Tim/Fishguy,

So glad you found your way here. This is one of the friendliest forums I have found on the internet and not to belittle our T27Owners yahoo group (which is great for all things T27...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-23-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,521
Posted By CalebD
Yeah, I apologize for stirring the pot. I had...

Yeah, I apologize for stirring the pot. I had hoped the fella that is having the problems would have found his way over to this great resource once I provided the link to this discussion. Guess...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By CalebD
Looks to me as though the C&C 30 mk 1 has a strut...

Looks to me as though the C&C 30 mk 1 has a strut securing the shaft under the boat. I suspect that the strut may be your problem as if that gets at all loose it will create noise/banging sounds....
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,521
Posted By CalebD
Thanks for your initial ideas. I have...

Thanks for your initial ideas.

I have emailed the owner with a link to this thread so hopefully he shows up.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-20-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,521
Posted By CalebD
helping a Tartan 27 owner with an A4

A member of my Tartan 27' owners group is a recent owner and is struggling with a new/old engine. I am sure I linked this forum to him to ask his questions about the Atomic 4 but sometimes the best...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-24-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By CalebD
I think you are on to something with those angle...

I think you are on to something with those angle irons.
See if the bolt holes can be lined up with what appear to be the engine mounts.
I think the excess lumber, 4x4"s and such were just used...
Forum: Specialty Tools 05-21-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,232
Posted By CalebD
This one? Wouldn't I need some kind of...

This one?

Wouldn't I need some kind of fitting to adapt to the spark plug holes as well ?
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-21-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,091
Posted By CalebD
Good job Marty. You get good karma points while...

Good job Marty. You get good karma points while brushing up your troubleshooting skills. Win-win.
Forum: Cooling System 05-17-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By CalebD
Another T27 owner here. Have owned her for 12+...

Another T27 owner here. Have owned her for 12+ years.

I remember dealing with the water pump early on in my ownership trials. Boy, that super awkward getting access to that area on my T27. I...
Forum: Ignition System 05-11-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By CalebD
If they are compatible with Champion J8 or RJ12C...

If they are compatible with Champion J8 or RJ12C plugs they should work.

I have used some cross referenced Bosch plugs in a pinch but I mostly try to use the Champion RJ12C or one of the Autolite...
Forum: Cooling System 05-09-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By CalebD
I bought my MMI 501 pump used from another sailor...

I bought my MMI 501 pump used from another sailor nearly 10 years ago.
Mine has survived that many winters flawlessly.
Forum: Exhaust System 05-05-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By CalebD
Milky oil should clean up in about 3 oil changes....

Milky oil should clean up in about 3 oil changes. Been there, done that.

Your problems might clear up with replacing the head gaskets but bear in mind what Neil Duitton just mentioned:
-...
Forum: Exhaust System 05-03-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By CalebD
Replacing the head gaskets is not the most...

Replacing the head gaskets is not the most difficult job, IF that is what you need to do. You would need to use 2 gaskets that are sold here; 2 of the same head gasket - as recommended per Don...
Forum: Pearson 04-13-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By CalebD
Welcome

Welcome to the Moyer forum on the Atomic 4.

If oil is not leaking out by the shaft it could be leaking out through the raw water pump which has both an oil seal and a water seal.

I'll suggest...
Forum: General Interest 04-13-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By CalebD
Angry Neil: thanks for your detailed description and...

Neil: thanks for your detailed description and thoughts on strut alignment. Now I am unsure about how C&C originally installed the strut on this C&C 35' mk iii. It seems evident they did not...
Forum: General Interest 04-13-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By CalebD
Welcome back Skywalker

I think I recall your telling us of your T-bone incident. Hope your repairs allow you to sail this summer. Stony Brook harbor sounds nice, if small.

I am also done buying expensive sacrificial...
Forum: General Interest 04-12-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By CalebD
The "funny" part about that incident was that my...

The "funny" part about that incident was that my friend was speaking with another member at our club who owns the exact same boat (C&C35' mk iii) and he told my friend that it was likely the strut as...
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