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Forum: Ericson Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 161
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Posted By CajunSpike
Cracked rear rail

What do you suggest to do about this? The rear rail is cracked 3/4th of the way thru, on both sides, same spot. Was enjoying the day when I noticed I could see daylight thru the railing.
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Forum: Ericson 11-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,744
Posted By CajunSpike
Enlarged pic of the furler hub. Seems like I...

Enlarged pic of the furler hub. Seems like I have lots of space for rope.
Is it just me or is the angle of the rope a little high to get a good rope roll on the spool?
...
Forum: Ericson 11-05-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,744
Posted By CajunSpike
Did some searching and also came up with 5/16th...

Did some searching and also came up with 5/16th line being used for that purpose.

Thanks for confirmation.
Think I'll go to the local West Marine for some good line that size.
It parted as I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-04-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By CajunSpike
If you pull the plug in the suspected cylinder...

If you pull the plug in the suspected cylinder and rotate the motor till its tdc, you can just see the edge of the piston in question. One tiny way to see if the piston is mostly intact at least.
Forum: Ericson 11-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,744
Posted By CajunSpike
I read about everybody putting their boats up for...

I read about everybody putting their boats up for the winter and I feel sad for them....in a way.

Today was low 70's in New Orleans and if a day was ever specifically made for sailing, this was...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By CajunSpike
There's supposed to be a metal line running from...

There's supposed to be a metal line running from that hole to the intake manifold. Its purpose is to capture any fuel that leaked out the carb throat, and feed it back to the intake to be burned....
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By CajunSpike
Timing is probably off..but just because you see...

Timing is probably off..but just because you see spark doesn't mean the spark is right.
I had a situation where you could see spark if you grounded the plug and crank.
However, it was a weak...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the...

Yes, the bit of metal is a broken off part of the failed piston.

When a piston fails, the metal shards get bounced around inside the engine. These shards can cause further damage as they...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-31-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By CajunSpike
The photo above is from a disassembled engine. A...

The photo above is from a disassembled engine. A part called the cylinder head has been removed, so you can see inside the engine. The cylinder head covers up round holes that are supposed to...
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By CajunSpike
duh....yep...the water and exhaust mix further...

duh....yep...the water and exhaust mix further down the pipe.
I stand corrected.

Been a while since I had my head in the motor compartment due to all the heat.

I saw a video on utube about...
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By CajunSpike
hmm.....i have a left over small turbo from a vw...

hmm.....i have a left over small turbo from a vw project...........

:rolleyes:


Actually though, since the water and exhaust are mixed in the exhaust manifold before it leaves the block, there...
Forum: Ericson 10-12-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,926
Posted By CajunSpike
Just to close out my info in this thread.... ...

Just to close out my info in this thread....

Bottom corner of original tank. Was multiple holes and bad metal.
http://cajun.dyndns.org:81/seeker/hole.jpg

Replacement Moeller tank sitting in...
Forum: Ignition System 10-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By CajunSpike
Isn't the distributor for TIMING tuning and not...

Isn't the distributor for TIMING tuning and not rpm tuning?
Forum: Catalina 09-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,986
Posted By CajunSpike
Neil is totally right on the cable type. Had...

Neil is totally right on the cable type.
Had to change my cable too.
Just need to know the length required. Bought it on amazon.

My symptoms were that ANY shift movement was extremely...
Forum: General Interest 09-21-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By CajunSpike
What about temporarily installing one of those...

What about temporarily installing one of those spark plug testers you leave installed inline...that flashes when it sparks?

Don't have to add/remove anything to follow progress while its...
Forum: General Interest 09-05-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By CajunSpike
So the unmodified install looked like it was plug...

So the unmodified install looked like it was plug and play then.


Good to know in a pinch.
Forum: General Interest 09-05-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By CajunSpike
Hoping this is useful... i used to have a...

Hoping this is useful...

i used to have a shrimp boat with a diesel engine.
I found and installed a NAPA single connection alternator to power all the electrical winches and accessories....
Forum: Ignition System 09-03-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By CajunSpike
You must also consider the oxygen permability of...

You must also consider the oxygen permability of the rubber as to the accuracy of the device. More or less rubber thickness may distort the results.
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-27-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By CajunSpike
Other thing I read is a plugged exhaust system.

Other thing I read is a plugged exhaust system.
Forum: Alberg 08-26-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By CajunSpike
My E27 has a 12x8 foldable prop. WOT is about...

My E27 has a 12x8 foldable prop.
WOT is about 2000rpm and just over 5.5 knots according to navionics on my cell phone.
Running at 1500 rpm gives between 4.5 and 5 knots.
Forum: Fuel System 08-25-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By CajunSpike
Only relating what I read on this board. The...

Only relating what I read on this board. The bale is a manual fuel priming lever attached to the fuel pump. You work it by hand(up and down?) to get the air out of the pump and fuel into it.

I...
Forum: Electrical 08-25-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By CajunSpike
My 'would crank, had spark, but would not start...

My 'would crank, had spark, but would not start issue' was solved by correctly adjusting the points.
Instead of the points gap being .2 as per spec, it was way out at .5.
Visibly you would see...
Forum: Ericson 08-19-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,744
Posted By CajunSpike
Went back to the boat yesterday. Finished...

Went back to the boat yesterday.
Finished everything I walked away from last time like ropes and power.
Closely examined the choke pull. The rope WAS keeping the choke pull from being fully...
Forum: Ignition System 08-17-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By CajunSpike
The coil sold by MMI is a Intermotor/Standard...

The coil sold by MMI is a Intermotor/Standard motor products UC15. Other part number on box is V18045.
Easily found on the net. I bought one from them, thats how I know.
...
Forum: Ericson 08-15-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,744
Posted By CajunSpike
This is the panel layout....INSIDE the cabin...

This is the panel layout....INSIDE the cabin door.

http://cajun.dyndns.org:81/seeker/panel.jpg

I'm pretty sure ya'll know what each item is.
Directly below this panel(not shown) is a rpm gauge...
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