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Forum: General Interest 09-12-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By sastanley
Welcome..there is of course some risk involved in...

Welcome..there is of course some risk involved in your plan. I was in this same place 10 years ago. I motored the boat down the river in November with a dirty prop and windy conditions to get it...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By sastanley
Al, they are a compromise. Pumping water uphill...

Al, they are a compromise. Pumping water uphill is always an issue.

I agree with Neil that if you want to incur the expense and have the space in the boat, a stand pipe arrangement would be...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-06-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Don't let the cylinder walls get rusty..make sure...

Don't let the cylinder walls get rusty..make sure you spray/squirt oil in there, and keep the feedback from our Q's coming.
Forum: Reversing Gear 09-05-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By sastanley
If the head is off, I would 100% recommend you...

If the head is off, I would 100% recommend you turn the motor over by hand to observe valves..Also, I would individually inspect each valve while open and closed to make sure there is no build up on...
Forum: General Interest 09-04-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By sastanley
+1 what Neil & Jerry said. If you have had issues...

+1 what Neil & Jerry said. If you have had issues in the past, now is the time to come up with 2.5 good-old-boat bucks ($250). :D (New boats a boat buck is $1000)! :eek:

Jerry, that sideways pic...
Forum: Overhaul 08-31-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Too bad I can't double thanks Jerry's and Neil's...

Too bad I can't double thanks Jerry's and Neil's posts. So I'll just do it here with text.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-31-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By sastanley
Steve, given what we have talked about in this...

Steve, given what we have talked about in this thread, it seems reasonable. Still lots of money, but reasonable for the going rate.
Forum: Overhaul 08-31-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,547
Posted By sastanley
Jonathon, One of the issues we are finding with...

Jonathon, One of the issues we are finding with switching to electronic ignition (because it is low maintenance) is neglect of the advance weights, (which still require regular maintenance.) It is...
Forum: Alberg 08-31-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By sastanley
Yes, the former..it is just a balance we need to...

Yes, the former..it is just a balance we need to find with a direct drive motor. A steeped pitch prop at 700 RPM might move the boat at 2.5-3 knots. :confused:

If I am coming into an unknown area,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-29-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,793
Posted By sastanley
GOB, fuel pressure on the A4 is about 3-4 PSI. I...

GOB, fuel pressure on the A4 is about 3-4 PSI. I know we think HF has everything, but not what you need for this application. Most gauges we find that work are 0-15. I have the "Mr. Gasket 1561" 0-15...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-29-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By sastanley
I personally think $10/ft is a ripoff, but I...

I personally think $10/ft is a ripoff, but I understand they gotta pay their people, especially when the travel lift business is s-l-o-w in July...that is what I paid too. I would have never made it...
Forum: Exhaust System 08-29-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,392
Posted By sastanley
SoMD Terp. As always, give me a shout via PM. I...

SoMD Terp. As always, give me a shout via PM. I am busy the next month or so, but it is too hot to work on boats right now anyway. I have done the work thatch mentioned of replacing all the soft...
Forum: Fuel System 08-29-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By sastanley
One more thing. If I remember (it has been a few...

One more thing. If I remember (it has been a few years) the springs need to be installed a certain way..the wrong way and stuff doesn't pump right.I seem to recall I did this, and had to take the...
Forum: Alberg 08-29-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By sastanley
Just to follow up on cajun's post..my WOT is...

Just to follow up on cajun's post..my WOT is about 2,300 RPM with the Indigo. My cruise is 1,950 RPM. If I were going with a Martec or similar folder, I think I'd ask for 6" or even 5" pitch to get...
Forum: Alberg 08-26-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By sastanley
tenders is right, but I agree that is getting...

tenders is right, but I agree that is getting into fine tuning. Enjoy it running for now, but maybe report some idle speeds if you can so we can help decide if it is overpropped or not, and maybe get...
Forum: Fuel System 08-26-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By sastanley
Al, I don't have good pictures handy, but the...

Al, I don't have good pictures handy, but the bale is a u-shaped wire "bale" that should be hanging near the cup shaped bowl on the mech fuel pump. Its job is to move the rubber diaphragm back and...
Forum: Exhaust System 08-22-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sastanley
Buying the studs from moyer, or even making your...

Buying the studs from moyer, or even making your own solve this problem for the future. I've found the dry-exhaust replacement interval to be about 6-7 years. You can buy bolts and cut the heads off...
Forum: Electrical 08-22-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By sastanley
I have been perfectly happy with my two Gr29's...

I have been perfectly happy with my two Gr29's wired in parallel for house (230 AmpHours), and a Gr24 start. We do not have refrigeration or any other large draws, except the occasional laptop...
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By sastanley
Tommy, It depends on which alternator you have....

Tommy, It depends on which alternator you have. The stock Motorola regulator bolted on to the alternator only charges at about 13.8v, which is "low" by today's charging standards. Not too many of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-20-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,793
Posted By sastanley
Mel, thanks for the update...it is indeed a good...

Mel, thanks for the update...it is indeed a good thing to trust the motor. I was exactly where you were several years ago. That is why we are lucky to have this forum.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-19-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By sastanley
Steve, yes. I have a guy that lives on his boat...

Steve, yes. I have a guy that lives on his boat that works at the marina right next to me where I keep my boat. He says the growth in the Chesapeake this year is above normal.

I would recommend...
Forum: Overhaul 08-18-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By sastanley
Just like any other paint job, prep is key....

Just like any other paint job, prep is key. little things like fingerprints also affect adhesion, as Marty mentioned.
Forum: Cooling System 08-17-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By sastanley
Gregg, Neil is right..the terms are weird..not...

Gregg, Neil is right..the terms are weird..not everyone calls them what we would call them these days..Until the last two cars I owned, the rad cap was on the rad and we had an overflow tank...not so...
Forum: Ignition System 08-17-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By sastanley
geekie? I dunno, Neil. My sphelling is not that...

geekie? I dunno, Neil. My sphelling is not that good. My Moyer coil I bought 3 years ago just ran for 4+ hours and burned thru 1/4 tank of fuel last weekend at 175°F FWC without a single hiccup.
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Forum: Ignition System 08-17-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By sastanley
Neil has provided great real world examples in...

Neil has provided great real world examples in the above post. All of that old discussion is still extremely valid, and I finally did the same as Neil..bought an MMI coil for the boat (if you find an...
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