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Forum: Exhaust System 06-13-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By CajunSpike
Keeping Dave's warning in mind...and assuming you...

Keeping Dave's warning in mind...and assuming you know the diameter and length of patch needed....I'd find an automotive water hose long enough to bridge the gap and double clamp it to clean strong...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-15-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By CajunSpike
Slightly open choke does not affect fuel going...

Slightly open choke does not affect fuel going back to the tank..but it does prevent the engine from getting a proper dose of gas to get cold started in the first place.

Even in New Orleans,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By CajunSpike
When I started on my project I too had a no...

When I started on my project I too had a no start.
Turns out points were in fact new, but whoever installed them knew nothing about points gap.

It worked just enough to have a weak yellow spark. ...
Forum: Ericson 03-25-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Latest update

Hadn't posted in a while..so here goes.

Took a while to get back to the boat after the sail/engine issues.
Had to think about the problems and get clear in my head again.

Replaced the trashed...
Forum: Introductions 02-16-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By CajunSpike
I just bought an Ericson 27 about a year ago. ...

I just bought an Ericson 27 about a year ago. If you feel nostalgic, I have pics!
Welcome to the group.
Forum: Ericson 01-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Brought back two carbs and the failed pump from...

Brought back two carbs and the failed pump from the boat.
Have 2 extra spark arrestors also.

I hear the term 'rebuilt' all the time.

For these A4 carbs, whats the steps to consider it...
Forum: Ericson 01-26-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Thought the pickup tube may be an issue for a...

Thought the pickup tube may be an issue for a good while. Nearly pulled the tube from the tank. That's why did some testing using a 2nd known good fuel pump. If the pickup tube was bad or failed,...
Forum: Ericson 01-26-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Situation update

Weather was clear/not too windy/not too cold to make it to the boat today.

Dug out the backup jib that came with the boat. Never thought I'd use it but was glad to have it.
Spent a few hours...
Forum: General Interest 01-24-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,919
Posted By CajunSpike
Welcome to the south, in winter. front is...

Welcome to the south, in winter.
front is cold...warm up....new front...warm up...
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
When I first got the boat, I obtained a carb from...

When I first got the boat, I obtained a carb from a guy who said it had been rebuilt. Put that in back then, but did not help it run. At that time, the real problem was misadjusted points.
...
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
First indication of trouble was a change in the...

First indication of trouble was a change in the sound of the motor...slowing down, some loss of power, but still running. After about a 30 seconds of this, the power came back on and returned to...
Forum: Ericson 01-19-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
The jib came apart in pieces as I was removing...

The jib came apart in pieces as I was removing it. The entire bottom uv strip parted from the body and the sail tore in half about 1/3rd from the top. Its trash.

Found out it was made by a...
Forum: Cooling System 01-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By CajunSpike
I've got the MMI thumb screw pump cover also. ...

I've got the MMI thumb screw pump cover also.
Had no issues when i recently replaced the impeller.
Forum: Ericson 01-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Because of more bad weather moving in, only...

Because of more bad weather moving in, only stayed at the boat a limited time today.

Removed the trashed genoa. It was twisted badly on the furler. Took a while to untangle the remains and find...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
When I replaced the tank, I put a new vent line...

When I replaced the tank, I put a new vent line from the tank to the outlet.
Line has a circle loop in it as suggested by these good people. Outlet opening has a screen in place and is facing...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Was first trip with that much motion, yes. ...

Was first trip with that much motion, yes.

Original metal tank was removed due to rust thru earlier last year.

Since then I've put a total of 12 gallons in the new plastic tank.
This was done...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Day started out with winds <= 10mph. Knew the...

Day started out with winds <= 10mph.
Knew the weather would turn sour but had planned to be in before that happened.

First part of the day was uneventful.

As the front approached, winds...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-14-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes. It bolts to the top of the tranny extending...

Yes. It bolts to the top of the tranny extending rearward. The shift cable end clamps to it, allowing the shift cable to be held steady.
I knew the cable was bad but the condition of this hold...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By CajunSpike
That was the worse spot, but the outer covering...

That was the worse spot, but the outer covering was split in 3 other places.
Where the cable had the hardest bend, is where it was split open in that photo.

If that wasn't enough, the bar that...
Forum: Ericson 01-13-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Not a good day

This is the result of today's trip out, when the motor quit on me at a bad time.
http://cajun.dyndns.org:81/seeker/front.sail.jpg

Was out in the lake and knew a front was going to come thru. When...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-11-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By CajunSpike
Had same issue when I got the boat. Yes fix is...

Had same issue when I got the boat.
Yes fix is shifter cable replacement.
Makes a world of difference.
http://cajun.dyndns.org:81/seeker/cable1.jpg
Forum: General Interest 01-10-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,919
Posted By CajunSpike
Where ya heading once you get across Florida?

Where ya heading once you get across Florida?
Forum: Ericson 12-17-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Went to another West Marine and got 1/8th pfte...

Went to another West Marine and got 1/8th pfte flax.
Have to say, typing the numbers then actually seeing the size of the flax is a big difference.
I doubt 3/16th would fit.

Got to the boat...
Forum: Ericson 12-16-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Thanks for being right Neil. Another West store...

Thanks for being right Neil. Another West store still close enough to drive, has the 1/8th size. Guess where I'm going tomorrow....
Forum: Ericson 12-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,148
Posted By CajunSpike
Got a call the rail was fixed...so went pick it...

Got a call the rail was fixed...so went pick it up.

The shop machined a stub to fit inside the tubing for strength, between the broken parts.
All welded up and ground smooth.

Managed to stuff...
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