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Forum: Overhaul 10-12-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By tenders
Good point. Them are "Rapunzels."

Good point. Them are "Rapunzels."
Forum: Overhaul 10-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By tenders
I'd say she's dead, Jim. That block froze hard or...

I'd say she's dead, Jim. That block froze hard or was badly dropped somewhere along the way.
Forum: Fuel System 10-04-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By tenders
Yes, if the needle valve gets stuck in the "down"...

Yes, if the needle valve gets stuck in the "down" position (perhaps the float is mired in a bit of goo from vestigial fuel evaporate), or if there is a bit of dirt or worn-off rubbery coating...
Forum: Catalina 09-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,853
Posted By tenders
I replaced mine in...umm...I guess it was all the...

I replaced mine in...umm...I guess it was all the way back in 1993, how about that...via the West Marine in Long Beach, CA. It was a pretty expensive special order item at the time, too, but I was...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-24-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By tenders
While a little extra Marvel probably never hurt...

While a little extra Marvel probably never hurt an engine, you can reduce a bit of the eyeball factor by repurposing a Sta-Bil bottle as an MMO delivery mechanism. Those have built-in 1oz dispensers,...
Forum: General Interest 09-20-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By tenders
If the mast is rigged, it'll be a struggle for...

If the mast is rigged, it'll be a struggle for two people.

If the mast is bare, it'll be a cinch for two people.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By tenders
This engine sounds perfectly fine to me. If...

This engine sounds perfectly fine to me. If you're getting a bit of soot on the stern, maybe the carb is running a little rich?

Or maybe just forget about it? It probably starts very easily.
Forum: General Interest 09-19-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By tenders
If you can find one or two helpers, two...

If you can find one or two helpers, two reasonably sturdy dock carts can be placed about a third of the way from either side of the mast and be very helpful in guiding the mast a few hundred yards.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-09-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By tenders
With known water intrusion and bad behavior in...

With known water intrusion and bad behavior in three cylinders, I'd take the head off to assess all valves, cylinders, and head gasket. Worst case, you've got a head start, so to speak, on the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-04-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By tenders
I vote for intermittent valve sticking. Add an...

I vote for intermittent valve sticking. Add an ounce of Marvel Mystery Oil for every five gallons of gas in the fuel tank, more or less, and see what happens after an hour's running.

(Note,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-04-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By tenders
I was in Kingston last weekend and received the...

I was in Kingston last weekend and received the worst haircut of my life in Gananoque. (About every ten years I get a bad haircut on a vacation and complain about it for the next eight years.) I’ve...
Forum: General Interest 09-02-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By tenders
Sure it was the pump and not the inline filter?...

Sure it was the pump and not the inline filter? How long are those filters supposed to last? I should probably replace mine this winter, it's been a long time.
Forum: Fuel System 08-26-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By tenders
If there something was wrong with the needle...

If there something was wrong with the needle valve in the carb with the electrical pump installed, it isn't clear how the mechanical pump is going to fix it. My guess is there's a speck of dirt...
Forum: Electrical 08-25-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By tenders
Sudden stop with good spark and some gunk in the...

Sudden stop with good spark and some gunk in the sediment bowl: I would be looking for carb issues. If the priming lever is hard to move, the fuel pressure may be fine (note, I have an electric pump...
Forum: Ignition System 08-25-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By tenders
Those voltage fluctuations don't seem unusual to...

Those voltage fluctuations don't seem unusual to me.
* cold alternator output intentionally regulated higher on batteries before they are fully charged, to speed charging
* warmer alternator output...
Forum: Cooling System 08-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By tenders
Cool pic, Neil! How did you cut that head like...

Cool pic, Neil! How did you cut that head like that, and what made you decide to do it?

Look at how thick the bottom of the head is, which was presumably always under water. Is it safe to assume...
Forum: Overhaul 08-18-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By tenders
I don't know how, but my engine would get that...

I don't know how, but my engine would get that one pregnant if it could.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-16-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By tenders
Exhaust back pressure was the first thing that...

Exhaust back pressure was the first thing that came to my mind, too. If you replaced the riser last year, did you replace the hose too? That can collapse from the inside with zero external evidence.
Forum: Ericson 08-16-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,729
Posted By tenders
You could put the tiller back! Don't blame...

You could put the tiller back!

Don't blame the technology. Blame some PO for not finishing a big job of wheel conversion.

Most 32s have wheels, or were converted to wheels, but mine still has...
Forum: Cooling System 08-16-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By tenders
These are technical terms of course, but you...

These are technical terms of course, but you schmear that grease all over the gossamer-thin O-ring and, for good measure, spooge it into the channel in the plate the O-ring fits into.
Forum: Alberg 08-15-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By tenders
This would be a good time to install a vacuum...

This would be a good time to install a vacuum gauge on the intake and take a bunch of measurements at various RPMs and speeds so you can tell when your prop or your bottom starts to get fouled up.
Forum: Ericson 08-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,729
Posted By tenders
A. While choke on warm start may be necessary for...

A. While choke on warm start may be necessary for an engine tuned to maximize fuel efficiency at cruising speed, CajunSpike's experience is a good illustration why an engine should probably be tuned...
Forum: Ericson 08-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,729
Posted By tenders
Sounds like you’re doing everything right but,...

Sounds like you’re doing everything right but, maybe, the choke, which could explain the stall and the failure to immediately restart. Especially if you didn’t have time or presence of mind to give...
Forum: Ericson 08-14-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,729
Posted By tenders
It's a little tricky to determine if stalling at...

It's a little tricky to determine if stalling at low idle is a problem with the carb settings, the idle setting, the timing, or not a problem at all. Low idle is all about precision, and some people...
Forum: Ignition System 08-11-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By tenders
The OPSS controls nothing more than power to the...

The OPSS controls nothing more than power to the fuel pump. If there isn't oil pressure, ie if (1) the engine won't start or shuts down or (2) there isn't any oil, it turns off the fuel pump so (1)...
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