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Forum: General Interest 01-23-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By roadnsky
From Don in the FAQ section: Two years is...

From Don in the FAQ section:

Two years is not all that long for an Atomic 4 to be idle. Nonetheless, here are a few steps to help get it off to a good start:

1) Check for good quality oil (30...
Forum: Fuel System 01-19-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By roadnsky
See pics below...

See pics below...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By roadnsky
NO. If you have a leak you need to find it and...

NO. If you have a leak you need to find it and fix.
Or, better yet, replace the entire exhaust.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-18-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By roadnsky
IF the heat wrap was NEW then it is normal for it...

IF the heat wrap was NEW then it is normal for it to "Off Gas" (smoke) for a while.
Keep hatches open until it settles in.
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-15-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,710
Posted By roadnsky
For future viewers of this thread, here is a...

For future viewers of this thread, here is a diagram...
Forum: General Interest 01-09-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By roadnsky
One piece of valuable gear we neglected to...

One piece of valuable gear we neglected to mention is an AUTO HELM or autopilot...
I made one long journey and crossing on a vessel without one and would never want to do it again.
A reliable...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By roadnsky
A few more pics to "stir the juices"...

A few more pics to "stir the juices"...
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By roadnsky
First, Happy New Year and welcome to the forum! ...

First, Happy New Year and welcome to the forum!

Ed will be along eventually.
He has made that trip a few times in a 30-footer with A4.
He can share his experience and advice.

I have also...
Forum: General Interest 12-31-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By roadnsky
I haven't had that issue here. (Water never gets...

I haven't had that issue here. (Water never gets below about low 50's)
I guess if you were in freezing climate I could see that happening.
Forum: General Interest 12-30-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By roadnsky
Another way to go is to install a "central air" ...

Another way to go is to install a "central air" AC/HEAT system.
Of course, not the cheapest. BUT certainly safe and efficient.

Where I live, I absolutely NEED the Air Conditioning part of the...
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By roadnsky
As Tom says, a GOOD FITTING slash tube goes a...

As Tom says, a GOOD FITTING slash tube goes a long way.
To that point, Tom made one of his special "Thatch Mod" slash tubes for me a few years ago.
Since then, my older engine runs much better and...
Forum: Troubleshooting 12-08-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By roadnsky
COMPRESSION TEST PROCEDURE Test the engine...

COMPRESSION TEST PROCEDURE
Test the engine while its warm, as you'll get different readings hot and cold.
Your readings will be higher on a hot engine, but if it passes cold it will pass hot.
...
Forum: Introductions 11-27-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,612
Posted By roadnsky
Yes, just aft of the carb. See the attached...

Yes, just aft of the carb.
See the attached pics...
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-14-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By roadnsky
Thanks Peter! :D Here is a close up view.

Thanks Peter! :D
Here is a close up view.
Forum: Fuel System 11-10-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By roadnsky
Do you have an inline FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE? ...

Do you have an inline FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE?

Welcome to the Forum! :D
Forum: Exhaust System 10-25-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By roadnsky
Tim- I would recommend 30-35 lbs

Tim-
I would recommend 30-35 lbs
Forum: Cooling System 10-07-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By roadnsky
Barbara- Doing all of the bolts with the...

Barbara-
Doing all of the bolts with the backing plate kits is a good way to go.
(I wish I'd done mine at the time of my repair)
As Neal says, "Do it right... only cry once"

As far as Permatex...
Forum: Cooling System 10-06-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By roadnsky
Barbara- Note that you can easily cut the...

Barbara-
Note that you can easily cut the backing plate of the repair kit in half if you just want to do only one bolt hole.
The JB Weld will hold it in place. (See pics)

Of course, there is...
Forum: Introductions 09-26-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By roadnsky
Another welcome to the crew! You would also...

Another welcome to the crew!

You would also be well served investing in the MMI Bible (https://moyermarine.com/product/service-and-overhaul-manual/) as well as viewing some of Don's VIDEOS...
Forum: Introductions 09-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By roadnsky
Serial number is stamped under the oil fill and...

Serial number is stamped under the oil fill and possibly on the flywheel and the date stamp where SURCOUF said...
Under the manifold.
PICS to help... :D
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,096
Posted By roadnsky
Here's a couple of pics... ;)

Here's a couple of pics... ;)
Forum: Polls 09-06-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By roadnsky
Not sure why you would close the engine intake...

Not sure why you would close the engine intake thru hull while underway?
There is a very high probability of needing to start your engine.
I can think of other reasons for closing it... but not...
Forum: General Interest 08-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,516
Posted By roadnsky
Ric- The guys have made some good observations...

Ric-
The guys have made some good observations and suggestions already.
(John's post #2 pretty much sums it up)

Obviously, it appears you’ll need to:
• Rebuild the exhaust (easy and inexpensive...
Forum: General Interest 08-29-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By roadnsky
Did you replace the carb and find the source of...

Did you replace the carb and find the source of the water intrusion?
How was this resolved?
Forum: Fuel System 08-28-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By roadnsky
Hmmm, the 30 hours steady running before this...

Hmmm, the 30 hours steady running before this started seems telling.
As Ed says it may be dirt in the carb "recycling" and clogging/unclogging the jet.

You could easily do a "quick clean" on it...
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