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Forum: Fuel System 06-16-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up I am in the mid-Atlantic area and there are...

I am in the mid-Atlantic area and there are several retailers that sell NO-Ethanol fuel. Some are roadside and some are water based.

I've found https://www.pure-gas.org/ to be an excellent...
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-15-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sastanley
ILR, Good luck selling her! Plenty of us will...

ILR, Good luck selling her! Plenty of us will always take you sailing. I am even on the east coast and only one state away! :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-15-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By sastanley
If your boat has any colored wires back there...

If your boat has any colored wires back there behind the panel (which I hope it does!), the purple wire is usually the "+12v while running for gauge power" and is usually daisy chained to all the...
Forum: Ericson 06-15-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,590
Posted By sastanley
Cajun, I had to press my couplers apart using...

Cajun, I had to press my couplers apart using Ed's procedure about 5 posts up. I had to have 3 sets of bolts, each 1/2" or so longer than the last, but it did eventually come off. The details in my...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-10-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By sastanley
So, if you have plugs that are cool, maybe the...

So, if you have plugs that are cool, maybe the timing is off...did you think about resetting everything with regards to timing and make sure you have the plug wires correct 1-2-4-3?
Forum: Ignition System 06-06-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By sastanley
Sometimes, if the magnetic collar is too high up...

Sometimes, if the magnetic collar is too high up on the shaft it impedes the rotor's key from locking into the shaft and it spins freely.

The other issue is (if you broke off the tabs to allow...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-06-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By sastanley
I use an 'old school' style oil can and squirt a...

I use an 'old school' style oil can and squirt a couple squirts in each spark plug hole..then if you have a hand crank, crank her over several revolutions and let it sit..or blip it with the starter...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By sastanley
GEM, a BIG problem with the C-30 is the fuel fill...

GEM, a BIG problem with the C-30 is the fuel fill location. Up there on the side deck, rain water rolls over the fuel fill all the time on its way to the scuppers under the track. A bad o-ring easily...
Forum: Ericson 06-04-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,590
Posted By sastanley
And be careful not to let the shaft slide out...

And be careful not to let the shaft slide out when you remove the set screw. If you have the space..a simple hose clamp might keep the shaft in the boat. I would also have a bung/plug for the shaft...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-04-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 821
Posted By sastanley
Seems like GEM gave up from the result of two bad...

Seems like GEM gave up from the result of two bad mechanics...too bad..:(

edit - It has only been two days..maybe he'll come back and get invigorated. C'mon, GEM, we can help you, but you will...
Forum: Fuel System 05-28-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By sastanley
Trevor, I found the liquid gauge to be a pain and...

Trevor, I found the liquid gauge to be a pain and unreliable. I went back to the $15 (US) Mr. Gasket brand.
Forum: Pearson 05-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By sastanley
Splash1, The only remedy is grind down to good...

Splash1,
The only remedy is grind down to good material and assess from there. Since glass and metal is involved, please wear a mask, even with a vacuum sander.

Been there done that back in the...
Forum: Exhaust System 05-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By sastanley
SoMD, Down here where we live it is always an...

SoMD, Down here where we live it is always an adventure. I would suggest Dyson's or Ace Hardware. Most exhausts between the engine and muffler is 1-1/4" black iron pipe. It looks like you have a...
Forum: Cooling System 05-07-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,682
Posted By sastanley
Just make sure your thru-hull fitting/seacock is...

Just make sure your thru-hull fitting/seacock is in good working order and actually stops all water.. (no way to check this except to pull the hose..have a backup plan like a tapered plug..which...
Forum: Good Guys 05-07-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By sastanley
I hate using ether, but this is the quickest fuel...

I hate using ether, but this is the quickest fuel system test. I agree with Al. It is called motor crack for a reason..:rolleyes: (just don't use it all the time...it is more of a diagnostic tool.)
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By sastanley
If you did not replace the cutless bearing and...

If you did not replace the cutless bearing and everything else is in order as you've described, then that would be something to check, especially if you have no history.

As Dave suggested, confirm...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up I am pretty sure the part Neil pointed to is what...

I am pretty sure the part Neil pointed to is what makes the starter/solenoid ignition proof for an inboard gasoline engine...a USCG requirement.
Forum: Fuel System 05-05-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,736
Posted By sastanley
Greg, looking good..the pressure gauge instantly...

Greg, looking good..the pressure gauge instantly tells you if you have a fuel delivery problem. While 3-4 PSI seems nominal, I've seen mine run just fine as low as 1 PSI too, while motoring thru a...
Forum: Cooling System 05-03-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By sastanley
I am running a home built system with a johnson...

I am running a home built system with a johnson electrical pump for the antifreeze side too. I am not having any problems, but as others have said, CLEAN out the block thoroughly before you introduce...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 04-30-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By sastanley
Wow...I am very interested to hear these details....

Wow...I am very interested to hear these details. A 3-blade direct drive prop at 12" diameter must be very light on the pitch. Even most 2-blade Martec's for A-4's I've researched should be 12 x 5 or...
Forum: Ericson 04-29-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,590
Posted By sastanley
Nice! Another boat on the water out sailing!...

Nice! Another boat on the water out sailing! :cool:

Looking good CSpike! :cool::cool:
Forum: Cooling System 04-29-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By sastanley
Remember the function of the bypass...it allows...

Remember the function of the bypass...it allows some water around the closed thermostat (if installed) during warm up, so that cooling water still gets to the manifold (heat is generated there first)...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 04-27-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,350
Posted By sastanley
J Quest's bad links are probably an artifact of...

J Quest's bad links are probably an artifact of Moyer's recent big forum shift. I know Admin Bill is working on repairing some links, but I dunno if he'll ever get to all of them.

One suggestion...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By sastanley
CaptCro, I always recommend chatting directly...

CaptCro,
I always recommend chatting directly with Ken when you are ordering parts (call the parts line and have a talk with him about everything you are dealing with.) He has built more A-4s in his...
Forum: General Interest 04-27-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By sastanley
Already solved by the brain trust, but +1.

Already solved by the brain trust, but +1.
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