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Forum: Troubleshooting 01-18-2021, 12:34 PM
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Posted By joe_db
Photo please! Your hot section is NOT wrapped ?? ...

Photo please! Your hot section is NOT wrapped ??
:eek::eek:
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-16-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By joe_db
With the engine running pour a cap full of MMO in...

With the engine running pour a cap full of MMO in the carb. You'll get a cloud of smoke out of the exhaust and it should make any exhaust leak obvious.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-15-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By joe_db
Don't worry about it for now. The engine just...

Don't worry about it for now. The engine just might burn a little oil or it may all burn off.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-14-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By joe_db
You violated 2 Prime Directives: 1. If it ain't...

You violated 2 Prime Directives:
1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
2. Don't fix 2 things at once.
Assuming you didn't do some third unknown thing, either the timing is too far off to even start...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-13-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By joe_db
The firing order is NOT 1 2 3 4. Is that how you...

The firing order is NOT 1 2 3 4. Is that how you have it wired :confused:
Also black smoke is a rich mixture, blue smoke is oil, and white smoke/steam can be coolant or a natural result of the wet...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-13-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By joe_db
Re the spark plug wires, when I was running...

Re the spark plug wires, when I was running electronic ignition I found them to have a relatively short life and it was usually the coil to distributor wire that failed first. It wasn't sudden...
Forum: Fuel System 01-12-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By joe_db
If this isn't a diesel I hope the insurance is...

If this isn't a diesel I hope the insurance is paid up :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By joe_db
No, most car LED ballast resistors would not be...

No, most car LED ballast resistors would not be anywhere close to 5,000 ohms. PM me your address and I'll send you some resistors, I have a ton sitting around.
Forum: General Interest 01-07-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By joe_db
That tach has its very own thread. ...

That tach has its very own thread.
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11410&highlight=chinese+tachometer
Forum: General Interest 01-07-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By joe_db
A loud alarm is what you need, you can't always...

A loud alarm is what you need, you can't always stare at the gauges.
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By joe_db
My A4 powered boat has been to Bermuda 3 times,...

My A4 powered boat has been to Bermuda 3 times, that is a 1500 mile round trip, if that helps you :)
Forum: General Interest 01-04-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By joe_db
I have that and am looking to add coolant flow....

I have that and am looking to add coolant flow. My fuel pressure gauge has a warning light for under 1 PSI.
Forum: General Interest 01-04-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By joe_db
OIL-WATER-FUEL at the helm and these on the cabin...

OIL-WATER-FUEL at the helm and these on the cabin bulkhead:
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15044&stc=1&d=1589803874
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By joe_db
That is my original gelcoat color. My wife wants...

That is my original gelcoat color. My wife wants to repaint the boat back to that.
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
:eek: I wasn't the only one, I saw 3 or 4 boats...

:eek:
I wasn't the only one, I saw 3 or 4 boats out sailing. It was in the mid-50s yesterday and pretty warm in the sun. Our water is down to 45 :(
I am not going to winterize the engine this year...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By joe_db
Thanks! Got off to a good start - I had a nice...

Thanks!
Got off to a good start - I had a nice sail across the Chester and back today and then ran the engine hard for a bit to get the oil heated up and easy to pump out. One of my more enjoyable...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-31-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By joe_db
Barnacles on the prop or a really over-pitched...

Barnacles on the prop or a really over-pitched prop would show up about the same. This photo is after a bottom cleaning, but being badly over-pitched will cause the same problems as barnacles....
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By joe_db
First thing I would do is hook up a vacuum gauge....

First thing I would do is hook up a vacuum gauge. You might just have a fouled prop.
Forum: General Interest 12-30-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
Be aware there is a lower limit for them. The...

Be aware there is a lower limit for them. The discharge water is colder than the inlet water by a few degrees, so when it gets close to freezing the water freezes up in the coils.
Forum: General Interest 12-29-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
http://www.dellabarba.com/sailing/gor/GOR.html ...

http://www.dellabarba.com/sailing/gor/GOR.html
Scroll down to see the photo of a burning boat and the story. IMHO nothing is as dangerous to cook on as a pressurized alcohol stove.
Forum: General Interest 12-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
To cook on or heat boats? For cooking, those...

To cook on or heat boats?
For cooking, those and Coleman propane camp stoves are a pennies on the dollar substitutes for "real" marine stoves. They are safe enough *if the gas is stored outside when...
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
Radiator heaters surely can work well with FWC...

Radiator heaters surely can work well with FWC engines, the coolant from a RWC engine is liable to be not that hot and many heater cores are not designed to deal with salt water.
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
An Espar is like an electric heater, it creates...

An Espar is like an electric heater, it creates hot air. It neither adds nor subtracts air from inside the boat. It does not add moisture nor remove it. It can "keep up" just fine if large enough for...
Forum: General Interest 12-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
Espars are not damp. All combustion products go...

Espars are not damp. All combustion products go overboard.
* I used to work on them
Forum: General Interest 12-26-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By joe_db
The thing I like about the Espars is they suck in...

The thing I like about the Espars is they suck in combustion air from outside and vent the exhaust outside. This adds a layer of safety.
The wood/coal stove on our old Dickerson sucked air from...
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