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Forum: General Interest 10-10-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By TomG
I just cranked mine after a four week layoff and...

I just cranked mine after a four week layoff and it started after a second or two. That's pretty typical. (Full choke, throttle off the stop.)
Forum: General Interest 09-19-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By TomG
I know every group has an outlier and I guess...

I know every group has an outlier and I guess it's me.

If I was 300 yards from the boatyard, I'd leave the mast right there.

I just rewired, relighted, and re-rigged my mast last fall. It...
Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By TomG
A couple things to offer: If you have water...

A couple things to offer:

If you have water in the oil, that's no bueno. As Neil said, a pressure check of cooling system is really important since the previous winter layup is of dubious...
Forum: General Interest 09-10-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By TomG
Water is heavier than gasoline, so unless you are...

Water is heavier than gasoline, so unless you are certain you are drawing from the very lowest place in the tank, you can't be sure you're not just getting the fuel off the top. I don't know how...
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By TomG
When I got my current boat (with an A-4), I had...

When I got my current boat (with an A-4), I had to get new batteries as the original lead acid were shot. That was in November 2010. I installed a matched pair of Group 24 AGM batteries, a Blue Sea...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-22-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,980
Posted By TomG
Can you? I suppose you could, but why would you...

Can you? I suppose you could, but why would you if you could unstick the valve easily?

The advice to treat to the gas (and each cylinder) with MMO is great advice.

You state that the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-14-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
That explains a lot. This is good in a...

That explains a lot.

This is good in a way. Now you know where to look to solve the problem!
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
This is very puzzling. You have a spark, so...

This is very puzzling.

You have a spark, so we know you have power to the coil, yet the pump isn't working with the OPSS bypassed, but DOES work connected straight to the battery.

I'd...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
smosh, Just to clarify, with the fuse and...

smosh,

Just to clarify, with the fuse and OPSS bypassed and the pump connected directly to the coil, the pump doesn't work (with the ignition switch ON, obviously)?

What's your start switch...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,980
Posted By TomG
GEM, I'm glad you're still here checking in....

GEM,

I'm glad you're still here checking in. I know you asked for a good A-4 mechanic in Maine and I also understand why. If I knew of one, I'd surely offer his or her name. Instead of a good...
Forum: Exhaust System 05-28-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By TomG
Yeah, me too Neil. Are you thinking what...

Yeah, me too Neil.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Forum: Exhaust System 05-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By TomG
Are these pictures upside down? I know not...

Are these pictures upside down?

I know not all standpipes look alike, but having the water injection at the bottom and exhaust leaving the standpipe at the top seems backwards.
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
Yes, the carb needs to be off to clean the jets...

Yes, the carb needs to be off to clean the jets and passages. It seems more mysterious than it really is. As you are well aware, the carb is a hassle to get to on our T30s. Actually getting the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
smosh, You have compression. That's good. ...

smosh,

You have compression. That's good.

You have a spark. That is also good.

If the timing is correct, that really only leaves fuel.

If the engine WAS running and the distributor and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-13-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomG
smosh, I too went from a Catalina 25 with a...

smosh,

I too went from a Catalina 25 with a Merc outboard to a Tartan 30. I loved that Catalina 25, but the only thing I miss about it is the swing keel. And Catalina Direct.

As sdemore...
Forum: Exhaust System 05-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,192
Posted By TomG
Nice work afsam!

Nice work afsam!
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 04-10-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By TomG
I don't know a lot about boat propellers, but...

I don't know a lot about boat propellers, but what about the Indigo prop? I know we can get into some quantum mechanics with the dark art of proper propping, but I love my little Indigo. It's...
Forum: General Interest 03-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By TomG
Peter, I know you asked for recommendations...

Peter,

I know you asked for recommendations for a good A-4 mechanic in the area, but I don't know of any, and I live here too. I'm sure there are some around the Annapolis area, but simply put,...
Forum: Ericson 03-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,978
Posted By TomG
This is a fascinating thread and one of the...

This is a fascinating thread and one of the reasons I love this forum.

The OP "took on a project" and immediately ran out of gas.

After one post, he ran out of gas again.

He ran out of gas...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-18-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,313
Posted By TomG
Well, something's leaking. My boat had a...

Well, something's leaking.

My boat had a steel tank that developed a pinhole leak. A PO elected to leave the tank in place and install a new poly tank in the aft quarter berth. This...
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-14-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By TomG
Would the amount of MMI in the cylinder also...

Would the amount of MMI in the cylinder also effect the PSI? It seems that the volume of the cylinder would decrease with the addition of relatively incompressible MMI and cause the pressure to...
Forum: Fuel System 03-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,562
Posted By TomG
You'll play hell starting without the choke.

You'll play hell starting without the choke.
Forum: General Interest 02-25-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,406
Posted By TomG
Been there, done that. What are you replacing it...

Been there, done that. What are you replacing it with? I wish I had gone with NuTeak or one of the other synthetics.
Forum: Cooling System 02-23-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By TomG
Neil makes a good point. I wouldn't spend $350...

Neil makes a good point. I wouldn't spend $350 on a used manifold, but I'd be interested at $50. If the used price was $350, I would certainly buy new from Moyer.

As a T30 guy, I would be...
Forum: Cooling System 02-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By TomG
As a T30 guy myself, you definitely want the...

As a T30 guy myself, you definitely want the exhaust out the front of the manifold. If it were me, I'd take the original manifold and have it hot-tanked, repaint it and be done. If the manifold is...
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