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Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By joe_db
Here is the deal with the return line- My aborted...

Here is the deal with the return line- My aborted FWC experiments had the engine hitting 180-190 on a hot day at cruise power or above. This is not too hot for the engine, but it was for the fuel...
Forum: Fuel System Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By joe_db
Water in the fuel is one thing, but if there is...

Water in the fuel is one thing, but if there is visible water in the carb throat that isn't where it came from.
Possible causes inlcude the exhaust flooding back through the engine and a hole in...
Forum: General Interest Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By joe_db
Winter 2018-19 projects

For those of us north of the Carolinas it is that time of the year when the next gas fill-up is probably the last until 2019 and the remaining cruises few in number.
So.....what have you for this...
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By joe_db
HOW the water got there is very important.

HOW the water got there is very important.
Forum: Cooling System 11-07-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By joe_db
Manifold would be the best news, followed by the...

Manifold would be the best news, followed by the head. A hole in the block will be bad news :(
Forum: Fuel System 11-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By joe_db
That could be it. One of my outboards had the...

That could be it. One of my outboards had the advance linkage fall off and it would only idle and died when you accelerated.
Forum: General Interest 11-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By joe_db
If I was there I would just carry it up for you. ...

If I was there I would just carry it up for you.
When I was hauling big batteries - 8 Ds - we had the line as close to the hull as we could get it. Don't swing the boom way out.
Some young beefy...
Forum: General Interest 11-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By joe_db
I have never actually seen a C&C 40 with an A4,...

I have never actually seen a C&C 40 with an A4, they all seemed to get a diesel at some point. That really is too much boat for the A4 by modern standards. Back in the day if the motor moved the boat...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By joe_db
The carb does NOT have any open holes when...

The carb does NOT have any open holes when installed correctly :eek::eek:
You are likely missing the main jet plug or the scavenger tube. Please send a photo, either one of these would be very...
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By joe_db
Don't overthink it TOO much. Get the starter off,...

Don't overthink it TOO much. Get the starter off, flywheel off, and alternator off. Back in my younger days two of us would then just pick it up and carry it around. (Might explain why my back hurts...
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By joe_db
Don't take the head off! You need it to lift/move...

Don't take the head off! You need it to lift/move the engine. Take off the starter and alternator.
Forum: General Interest 10-31-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By joe_db
A battery is very much required. What I used to...

A battery is very much required. What I used to do hauling batteries up a ladder was tie a line to them, climb up on the boat with the line, and then pull them up after me once I was safe on deck.
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By joe_db
You can start an A4 with a battery you can easily...

You can start an A4 with a battery you can easily carry around ;)
Forum: Overhaul 10-30-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By joe_db
So how about a hot cam? :cool:

So how about a hot cam? :cool:
Forum: General Interest 10-30-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By joe_db
Largest A4 powered boat and smallest

Just curious - what are the biggest and smallest?
The largest I know of are some old C&C 40s and the smallest is the Dyer 16 Glamour Girl.
Forum: Cooling System 10-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By joe_db
I reach over the stern and clamp a hose on the...

I reach over the stern and clamp a hose on the exhaust outlet and run it into a bucket. I extend the raw water intake hose into the same bucket. Anti-freeze goes round and round and round :D
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-29-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By joe_db
I have no direct experience, but a look at the...

I have no direct experience, but a look at the prop page shows Alberg 30s, Alberg 35s, and other similar boats using this prop. You might be able to find another Alberg owner for a review.
If you...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 10-29-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By joe_db
I had a similar issue with a 13x7. Getting the...

I had a similar issue with a 13x7. Getting the Indigo 3 blade was a large improvement in motoring ability and made the boat much quieter. Maybe not so much with the Alberg, but for my boat the prop...
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By joe_db
True - you need to make sure the bucket doesn't...

True - you need to make sure the bucket doesn't get empty ;) Wait - did you mean recirculate just the WATER :eek: I run the entire exhaust into the bucket.
Forum: Cooling System 10-26-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By joe_db
I never remove the drain plugs. I also run the...

I never remove the drain plugs. I also run the exhaust and water intake into a bucket to let the antifreeze circulate around and around and get nice and hot. Same thing with vinegar sometimes to...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-24-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By joe_db
Greg - you may want to look into the Indigo prop....

Greg - you may want to look into the Indigo prop. I was very happy with the change from 13x7 to Indigo.
Forum: Cooling System 10-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By joe_db
Yes - pressure test is in order.

Yes - pressure test is in order.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-22-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By joe_db
My boat had a 13x7 at one time. I would, in...

My boat had a 13x7 at one time.
I would, in this order:
1. Compression check.
2. Timing check.
3. Exhaust backpressure check - maybe??
If all that is good, you may want to go to a 12x6 or an...
Forum: General Interest 10-22-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By joe_db
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--requir...

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--required-waste-oil-garbage-placards--8788986
Forum: General Interest 10-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By joe_db
You will find the USCG very uninterested in...

You will find the USCG very uninterested in sailboats. They have only been aboard my boat once, that was after a hurricane when we were stuck with dead batteries (cases cracked in the storm) and a...
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