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Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By sastanley
I personally find that in low throttle...

I personally find that in low throttle situations, the reverse will usually stay engaged, but if I get the RPMs up, it is necessary to hold the brake band tight with the lever.
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By sastanley
Sounds OK..the best part is that it is running!...

Sounds OK..the best part is that it is running! Great news.

What part of the manifold bolts won't grab? Those are usually studs. Since the threads are in the water jacket, it is common for them...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-12-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up good report. Sorry your s#it got jacked up..:)

good report. Sorry your s#it got jacked up..:)
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-29-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 39,029
Posted By sastanley
Cityhix, Since you are already in it this deep, I...

Cityhix, Since you are already in it this deep, I would add "Clean the carb (again)" to your list as you may have gotten some crap in the carb too..Stuff still gets by the filters once in a while,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-25-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,278
Posted By sastanley
Rob, you could also use silicone hose which is...

Rob, you could also use silicone hose which is designed for that application. Lots of power boater engines use them between the manifold and exhaust to allow the engine to move independently..

I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By sastanley
One thing none of us Catalina owners like are...

One thing none of us Catalina owners like are those damn trailer plugs...Looks like a 27' with the engine location and your avatar pic??

One piece at a time dude, and you'll get it back in order....
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,278
Posted By sastanley
+1 on the MMI flange pump

Man, I love my MMI pump I got a few years ago..which reminds me I probably should change the impeller. :o
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-22-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 952
Posted By sastanley
Yes, that is a very likely scenario. If you...

Yes, that is a very likely scenario. If you pressure test the manifold and it comes out OK, you can probably assume the water lift filled up. If the manifold is no good, that could dump water in the...
Forum: General Interest 04-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By sastanley
+1..I had this exact same issue, and ended up...

+1..I had this exact same issue, and ended up replacing the tank with a plastic Moeller.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 04-05-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By sastanley
Spencer, Welcome to the forum. I am not too far...

Spencer, Welcome to the forum. I am not too far away. I am always seriously looking for a block/motor to rebuild.

Some pictures would help. let's see what you got. :cool:

Edit - You should have...
Forum: Electrical 04-02-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By sastanley
It does trip my 100 AMP main panel breaker if I...

It does trip my 100 AMP main panel breaker if I crank too long (15+ seconds). I have a 150 AMP breaker I've thought about installing directly to the start battery, bypassing the 12V DC panel, but...
Forum: Electrical 04-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By sastanley
Like RC, I have had as much luck with Wal-Mart...

Like RC, I have had as much luck with Wal-Mart batteries as anything else. I do not have enough loads to warrant upgrading my current boat with anything other than flooded batts. I use my parallel...
Forum: General Interest 03-21-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Rick...great pictures, and massive progress...

Rick...great pictures, and massive progress...
Forum: General Interest 03-16-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By sastanley
I am almost ready...the first thing I am doing is...

I am almost ready...the first thing I am doing is hauling and painting. I had a reef last year and my local marina charged me as much for a short haul as I can haul wash and launch and do my own work...
Forum: Overhaul 02-27-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,197
Posted By sastanley
That is certainly one way to do it McQ! Nice job...

That is certainly one way to do it McQ! Nice job on the door. All of my doors of that style had weakened frames. I used a simple flat "L" bracket at each corner and a little wood glue to stiffen them...
Forum: Cooling System 02-13-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By sastanley
If the threads match up, typically 1/8" NPT,...

If the threads match up, typically 1/8" NPT, there is no problem cutting some length off the zinc itself. I had to do that to fit in my HX. I probably used a hacksaw or dremel tool. Which reminds me,...
Forum: Helpful Videos 02-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By sastanley
GOB, Make sure you review the discussions about...

GOB, Make sure you review the discussions about coils and total amperage and all that.

There are several topics on the forum, but this one by Don Moyer, as usual, is clear & precise.
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Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-07-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By sastanley
MC, that should clean up just fine..the patina is...

MC, that should clean up just fine..the patina is probably protecting the metal underneath! :)

It would be nice to know if it will turn over/isn't frozen/etc, but that hasn't stopped people like...
Forum: General Interest 01-27-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,367
Posted By sastanley
So, I have only driven thru Marathon on several...

So, I have only driven thru Marathon on several occasions, and I remember that it is a lot of old people (I mean OLD) walking around checking out the yard sales and stuff...Go thru at night, and they...
Forum: Reversing Gear 01-23-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By sastanley
The reversing gear really screams when you rev it...

The reversing gear really screams when you rev it up to 2,000+ RPM, and I think until you are used to the noise, it scares people.

Also, newer users to the A4 may not realize they need to lean on...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By sastanley
KS, An auto parts store should have a copper tube...

KS, An auto parts store should have a copper tube kit for exactly this purpose. I think I got one at an Advance Auto store. The copper should be more accurate and less prone to failure than plastic...
Forum: General Interest 01-13-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,367
Posted By sastanley
Ed, I have been to Key West 17 of the last 20...

Ed, I have been to Key West 17 of the last 20 years...But as I recall, lots of folks anchor north of "Key West Bight", or you can pay big bucks to tie up in Key West Bight..There are several places...
Forum: General Interest 01-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,367
Posted By sastanley
that looks like an alligator..I guess we should...

that looks like an alligator..I guess we should hope he does not climb into the boat! :cool:
Forum: Cooling System 01-06-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By sastanley
Ed, when are you heading back down...I need more...

Ed, when are you heading back down...I need more adventures on your blog!!!:confused:
Forum: Cooling System 01-02-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By sastanley
I would remove the distributor cap, and then tape...

I would remove the distributor cap, and then tape the rotor/shaft to the distributor housing so you don't have to move anything, and be sure the orientation is noted at removal and replace at the...
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