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Forum: Electrical 08-01-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By marthur
This is another piece of evidence that the...

This is another piece of evidence that the battery switch has something loose.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,285
Posted By marthur
I wish I had seen your post earlier, I would love...

I wish I had seen your post earlier, I would love to have stopped by to see your project. I just got back from sailing in the North Channel! Been making the trip every year for 15 years. For our...
Forum: Ericson 04-12-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 22,667
Posted By marthur
For me, it is the smell of fresh diesel in the...

For me, it is the smell of fresh diesel in the morning.....

Mike
Formerly a multiple A-4 owner, now running a Yanmar 2GM20F.
Forum: Ericson 03-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,374
Posted By marthur
Heck, I even check in. And I am now running a...

Heck, I even check in. And I am now running a diesel. For those of you who are wondering, the answer to the question is that I was attracted to both the smell and the noise. And the fact that the...
Forum: Ignition System 03-07-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,230
Posted By marthur
Post a link or model number!

Post a link or model number!
Forum: Troubleshooting 03-06-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,722
Posted By marthur
I also regularly ran E10 in my A-4 with no...

I also regularly ran E10 in my A-4 with no problems. Like Niel, it took only one dose of watery marina fuel to convince me of the value of fresh clean gas from a high volume gas station.

The A-4...
Forum: General Interest 01-29-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By marthur
I concur with Al, but as a unreconstructed pack...

I concur with Al, but as a unreconstructed pack rat I would keep the best of the water pumps and the side covers if in good shape.

The cracked manifold is scrap. I have never replaced a...
Forum: Specialty Tools 01-11-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,402
Posted By marthur
I have a Lincoln MIG set up. I use the shielded...

I have a Lincoln MIG set up. I use the shielded wire and gas. Have welded all sorts of projects including stainless.

The welder I bought runs on 120 v, so I can plug it in anywhere. It will...
Forum: General Interest 12-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By marthur
Back to the oil filter question: I installed the...

Back to the oil filter question: I installed the Indigo oil filter kit and was very favorably impressed with the change in my oil. There was a night and day difference in the color and clarity of...
Forum: General Interest 12-14-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,042
Posted By marthur
Lots of ordinary maintenance and: Take down...

Lots of ordinary maintenance and:
Take down mast and rewire, new lights, new wind system, new radio antennas
Remove hot water heater
Replace rotted portion of forward most bulkhead
Build /...
Forum: General Maintenance 12-10-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By marthur
You can do a similar trick to transfer fuel from...

You can do a similar trick to transfer fuel from your jerry cans while underway without spilling a drop. I keep a spare bulb and fuel line specifically for that purpose. The fuel will even siphon...
Forum: Reversing Gear 12-07-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By marthur
The reduction gear itself is not overly heavy,...

The reduction gear itself is not overly heavy, about 20 lbs. For that weight, it is incredibly robust. The gears and bearings would easily handle many times the horsepower of the atomic 4.
Forum: Fuel System 12-06-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By marthur
With the current regime, I would have expected...

With the current regime, I would have expected anything that even sounded "eco-friendly" and reduced need for petroleum to be killed. Guess that corn lobby has got some real muscle LOL
Forum: Reversing Gear 12-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By marthur
It is easy if you are swapping the entire...

It is easy if you are swapping the entire reversing gear. In the boat access might make it a little harder.

You want to swap the entire reversing gear to avoid having to dissasemble it.
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 11-30-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By marthur
Sorry Sam, I'm pretty sure it went with some...

Sorry Sam, I'm pretty sure it went with some spare parts when I sold my spare motor back in January.
Forum: Fuel System 11-26-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By marthur
I would also watch out for small black specs...

I would also watch out for small black specs showing up downstream in the fuel / carb. On my boat that was the fuel pump diaphram beginning to slowly disintegrate.
Forum: Alberg 11-21-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,403
Posted By marthur
Another thought on the strap, if you want to...

Another thought on the strap, if you want to avoid corrosion issues: I have successfully used high strength zip ties to secure tanks in my boat and camper. I usually keep some on hand with a...
Forum: General Interest 10-23-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,331
Posted By marthur
Try the newly edited link.

Try the newly edited link.
Forum: General Interest 10-23-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,331
Posted By marthur
Smile Here is a video I made a while ago hand starting...

Here is a video I made a while ago hand starting my A-4:

Hand Cranking (https://youtu.be/ntUkgUXM0-o)

Edited for bad link
Forum: General Interest 10-11-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By marthur
If you have an iphone, you might want to look at...

If you have an iphone, you might want to look at this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYTHWK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Worked pretty well for me.
Forum: Cooling System 10-05-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,452
Posted By marthur
My neighbor at the Muskegon Yacht Club has that...

My neighbor at the Muskegon Yacht Club has that layout and a sweet running A-4. So a few must have dribbled east.
Forum: Cooling System 09-19-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By marthur
I had the same thing happen. The number one tool...

I had the same thing happen. The number one tool is patience.

I had just enough bolt sticking out of the head to get vice grips or a very small pipe wrench on the thing (ended up using both). It...
Forum: Introductions 09-14-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By marthur
I have had good luck with spray carb cleaner to...

I have had good luck with spray carb cleaner to dissolve the carbon and varnish sticking valves in place. Just be ready to change your oil to remove the carb cleaner that runs down into the oil pan...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-06-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By marthur
Is this gas on the exterior of the engine? If it...

Is this gas on the exterior of the engine? If it is, you need to trace the fuel path looking at connections carefully until you find the leak.

One place in particular is the bowl of a...
Forum: Fuel System 06-26-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By marthur
I wouldn't worry about the extra holes, I would...

I wouldn't worry about the extra holes, I would worry ab out getting a good gasket on. My aluminum gas tank had them too. The 40 year old rubber gasket did a great job of sealing them right up...
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