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Forum: General Interest 10-17-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,382
Posted By sastanley
Thread bump - A-4 running great. We have...

Thread bump - A-4 running great.

We have actually been sailing some this summer. These pics are from August 2019 taken by some friends on a powerboat. I need to invest in new sails I guess..the...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Some of that comes from knowing the PO of my...

Some of that comes from knowing the PO of my boat, and also knowing he did exactly as described..cranked too long, got water in #4, let it sit, had to pull the head, and beat on pistons to get things...
Forum: Exhaust System 09-09-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By sastanley
The water incursion happens from an extended...

The water incursion happens from an extended crank/no start episode. The impeller in the raw water pump spins with the starter, pushes water thru the engine and out the exhaust pipe at the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 09-06-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By sastanley
boat, specs and pictures too, please! I am not...

boat,
specs and pictures too, please! I am not quite ready to dump thousands into my prop to gain sailing performance, as I've been happy with Indigo, but we are always interested when others are...
Forum: Introductions 09-06-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Hey Stiva, welcome! I see you've already got...

Hey Stiva, welcome! I see you've already got another thread going but wanted to say hello here.

There are a zillion (ok, lots) of knowledgeable folks here..they can walk you thru almost anything.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-05-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By sastanley
This is actually pretty common..I found it a lot...

This is actually pretty common..I found it a lot on my A-4 that was always brackish/tidal. One thing it does is the ID is bigger so more flow. Just need to keep an eye on things.
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Engines and Engine Parts 08-01-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By sastanley
George, depending on which route you decide, I...

George, depending on which route you decide, I have a 35 amp Motorola alternator. I have no idea if it works now, but it did when it was unbolted from its host years ago. It was given to me as a...
Forum: Overhaul 08-01-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 43,286
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up WOW, 2DOGS!! Looks awesome. Since most of us...

WOW, 2DOGS!! Looks awesome.

Since most of us are pushing a displacement hull, I'd love to see more speed/RPM data and how the engine runs.
Forum: General Interest 07-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
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: 498
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 436
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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: 129
Views: 35,382
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.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
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: 479
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: 25
Views: 1,240
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: 41,806
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: 116
Views: 5,627
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: 1,441
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: 116
Views: 5,627
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
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