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Forum: Announcements 03-24-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By BunnyPlanet169
So long, and thanks for all the fish

Fellow Afourians:

It's been a while since I've been here, and coming back brought a wave of happy nostalgia. Not the least of which was remembering my password ;>)

I started lurking on the...
Forum: Announcements 08-08-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,931
Posted By Administrator
Saying goodbye

Some sixteen years after conceiving and managing the forum on a daily basis, I am stepping away from responsibility for it, A member of the MMI family will hopefully inform you soon as to whether...
Forum: For Sale - Other Items 06-04-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,485
Posted By edwardc
Russ, Nice job. If you ever want to create...

Russ,

Nice job. If you ever want to create a custon engraved anodized Aluninum panel for that, try Front Panel Express:
http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/ .

Their software is very easy and...
Forum: General Interest 05-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,696
Posted By Administrator
Incrementals: VOM (volt/ohmmeter) Rescue...

Incrementals:

VOM (volt/ohmmeter)
Rescue Tape.

Bill
Forum: General Maintenance 05-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,903
Posted By Al Schober
First, try to verify that the leak is coming from...

First, try to verify that the leak is coming from the seal and not one of the lower bolts. The lower bolts will leak if they have split lock washers - should have solid washers.
You can unbolt the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 01-23-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By ndutton
Lord et al, I apologize for what I'm about to do...

Lord et al, I apologize for what I'm about to do but it's time to waive my resume' around a little.

I built sailboats throughout most of the 1970's and among other things, installed literally...
Forum: General Interest 12-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By JOHN COOKSON
Sold My Boat

At the moment I don't have plans buy a new one. I plan on staying active in the forum at least for awhile. I enjoy the Afourian camaraderie.

My Catalina 27 was built in 1980. I purchased the boat...
Forum: Ignition System 09-22-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,894
Posted By tenders
15 minutes of fame: Spark Plugs

Yeah, I was skeptical too. But this did not disappoint. Unless you're Dave Neptune there is a lot of new information here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smIqDKTm2hE

So that's what a...
Forum: Electrical 08-29-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,632
Posted By joe_db
Shunts usually are on the negative side. That way...

Shunts usually are on the negative side. That way you don't need to fuse the wires from the shunt.
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8433&stc=1&d=1382825753
The...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-25-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By capnward
Vanilla shake, anyone?

That milky oil thing happened to me a couple of months ago. I feared a blown head gasket, but compression was good. Thought it might be exhaust water coming back into the cylinders, but engine ran...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 53,054
Posted By sastanley
Russ, I can see maybe I was not clear that I did...

Russ, I can see maybe I was not clear that I did the work, but I did..I had a bit of help along the way..a friend I trusted with a brush sometimes tipped behind me, and sometimes I just tipped it...
Forum: Ignition System 06-11-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,454
Posted By tenders
I read up on graphite a little - get as much of...

I read up on graphite a little - get as much of that stuff out of your distributor as possible and take the can off the boat. It is conductive and promotes galvanic corrosion. Ain’t nobody got time...
Forum: Testing Protocols 06-03-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,669
Posted By ndutton
Pressure testing a block

Recommendations for testing the water jacket of an Atomic 4 block:
14249

Here is a gauge and Schrader valve assembly available from Home Depot:...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-02-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,491
Posted By thatch
Wisakedjack, Sorry it took so long for the light...

Wisakedjack, Sorry it took so long for the light to finally come on, but, since we're dealing with a Catalina-30 here, you may have a vacuum leak at the back end of the manifold. Here's how it...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-26-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,220
Posted By SailingReckless
14238 Here is a pic of the new coil.

14238

Here is a pic of the new coil.
Forum: General Interest 05-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,278
Posted By edwardc
The epoxy fix worked perfectly. We put in 5 1/2...

The epoxy fix worked perfectly. We put in 5 1/2 hours before anchoring on the South Edisto River to wait out some T-storms. Only 7 1/2 more hrs to Charleston.

Meanwhile, a friend contacted me...
Forum: General Interest 05-09-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,278
Posted By edwardc
After Titusville, we spent 4 days in a slip in St...

After Titusville, we spent 4 days in a slip in St Augustine to reprovision and wait out some rainy weather. I always enjoy a stop in St Augustine.

From there, we stopped at the free dock in...
Forum: Introductions 05-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,412
Posted By ndutton
Eight years later I re-read this thread and felt...

Eight years later I re-read this thread and felt a better H metal (hull and deck joining system) drawing with more detail was in order for our Columbia friends, attached here.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-03-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By zellerj
I would add a couple quarts of isopropanol,...

I would add a couple quarts of isopropanol, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol Isopropanol will dissolve both water and oil.
Forum: Fuel System 11-30-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,686
Posted By joe_db
That is a very old school fuel filter. If you...

That is a very old school fuel filter. If you can't get parts to fix it, there are many modern filters you can buy.
Also forget the fire extinguisher, that stuff is not going to catch on fire until...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-11-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 24,397
Posted By tac
Zenith Needle Valve Clip

See
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=97135&postcount=24
Forum: Introductions 12-07-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,766
Posted By sastanley
Fred, Greg's comment is interesting. I am a...

Fred, Greg's comment is interesting. I am a scatterbrain..When I was a newbie on this forum, and I was trying to get a handle on the A4, I was all over the map.

I've learned that when these guys...
Forum: Reversing Gear 12-06-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,190
Posted By Al Schober
I think the reduction gear is more like 40-50...

I think the reduction gear is more like 40-50 lbs. marthur would be able to give you the actual weight.
You're considering doing without the reduction gear? What kind of boat is this? My thought...
Forum: General Interest 11-05-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By zellerj
New use for Marvel Mystery Oil

I removed some bolts from my boat and they were covered with old silicone sealant. I put them in a container and covered them with MMO, and to my surprise, within about 15 to 30 minutes, the bolts...
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,924
Posted By SV Tabula Rasa
Are those the older Lewmars? if so be cautious,...

Are those the older Lewmars? if so be cautious, there are few parts available now, I passed up getting a pair for that reason, the Barients are still serviceable through Arco/Hutton and the Maxwells...
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