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Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By sastanley
I would pull the carb drain/main jet access plug...

I would pull the carb drain/main jet access plug and drain it into a clear container and see if you get some gunk come out with it. If you have a mechanical fuel pump, give it a few strokes to flush...
Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up SP, looking good. If you look at the ammeter...

SP, looking good. If you look at the ammeter straight on, it is likely above zero. One of the problems I think that ammeter has is the scale is too big for our boats. The Motorola amp will NEVER send...
Forum: General Interest 07-08-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Yes, I used Alexseal 442 primer as well..4 coats....

Yes, I used Alexseal 442 primer as well..4 coats. I could probably done it with 2 if I had used the Alexseal 302 high-build primer first..but the number of total coats would probably be the same, 4...
Forum: General Interest 06-30-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Roll and tip....3 coats on the grey, 4 coats on...

Roll and tip....3 coats on the grey, 4 coats on the stripes. Took the boat out today!
The A-4 ran flawlessly, by the way! :cool:

Not sure what my wife was doing on the bow but she was having...
Forum: General Interest 06-27-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By sastanley
I have several opinions on this, but the bottom...

I have several opinions on this, but the bottom line is I do not run ethanol laced fuel in any of my small motors. The lawn mower being the only exception since I run it every week, but in the fall I...
Forum: General Interest 06-27-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Thanks to all for the compliments. By the...

Thanks to all for the compliments. By the way..after a 60-ish day layup on the hard, the A-4 started almost instantly, and pushed the old girl at 5.2 kts at about 1,900 RPM effortlessly..(a clean...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Russ, I can see maybe I was not clear that I did...

Russ, I can see maybe I was not clear that I did the work, but I did..I had a bit of help along the way..a friend I trusted with a brush sometimes tipped behind me, and sometimes I just tipped it...
Forum: General Interest 06-25-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
One of the nice things about Alexseal is that it...

One of the nice things about Alexseal is that it is repairable. You can do a 'soft edge' with tape and sand a bit and repair and topcoat again..I hear Awlgrip does not really work like that. I...
Forum: General Interest 06-25-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Tiller steering was standard I assume (I made a...

Tiller steering was standard I assume (I made a new tiller for the boat.) The pedestals were an option, but with the A-4 engine controls in the middle of the cockpit they were way forward almost up...
Forum: General Interest 06-24-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,955
Posted By sastanley
Thread resurrection day

Well, 10 years to the day from the last post I made in this thread, I re-launched TA today. I have certainly used her over those past ten years, but this spring it was time to get her cleaned up.
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Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
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: 315
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: 605
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: 39,716
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: 3,790
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: 1,115
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: 3,790
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: 1,137
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: 458
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: 370
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: 687
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: 687
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: 2,542
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: 612
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: 6,569
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...
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