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Forum: Cooling System Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By joe_db
It has to be coming from somewhere! There are...

It has to be coming from somewhere! There are only so many places liquid exits the boat.
Forum: Cooling System Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,149
Posted By joe_db
My exhaust stays cool, the ENTIRE exhaust goes...

My exhaust stays cool, the ENTIRE exhaust goes into the bucket, not just the cooling water.
Forum: Cooling System 10-17-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By joe_db
I am still betting on a bilge full of...

I am still betting on a bilge full of anti-freeze. Did the OP ever trace the hose back from the overflow to see where the other end went?
Forum: Cooling System 10-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,149
Posted By joe_db
I always did my flushes by running a hose from...

I always did my flushes by running a hose from the exhaust into a big bucket that also had the intake hose with a screen on the end. I let the vinegar go round and round until steaming hot. I figured...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-09-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
How easy is the shaft to turn by hand in neutral?

How easy is the shaft to turn by hand in neutral?
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-09-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
That looks like a very overpropped engine or...

That looks like a very overpropped engine or there is some other source of drag somewhere.
At 2" I would get over 2,000 RPM unless the prop is badly fouled.
Also, you may want a snubber for the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-09-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
The A4 is very tolerant of fuel pressure. IMHO...

The A4 is very tolerant of fuel pressure. IMHO 3-5 PSI is just fine. Ever since I did the vapor return mine sits right on 4 at all times.
Forum: General Interest 10-09-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By joe_db
I think I have posted about this before. ...

I think I have posted about this before.
Between myself and my friends, we have tried to buy at least one boat, one airplane, and one camper.
1. Boats are either floating junk or sold before we get...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
Yes - at the manifold, not the carb end.

Yes - at the manifold, not the carb end.
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-07-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
Don't let me stop you from buying a new engine,...

Don't let me stop you from buying a new engine, but do check for the Stevedore restriction. Also do get a manifold gauge ASAP, you need to know what the engine is doing. I can't get in or out of my...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-06-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
As shown in the photo I posted, I am doing 6.2...

As shown in the photo I posted, I am doing 6.2 knots in a bigger heavier C&C 35 with an Indigo prop. If memory serves, I was able to do at least 4 knots *towing a C&C 40*. There is something quite...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-05-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
Does your prop look like this? ...

Does your prop look like this?
https://www.darglow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Img088-150x150.jpg

If so, you are WAY over propped. You need a 12x6 or 12x7 TWO blade prop!
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-05-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,022
Posted By joe_db
Something is way wrong. That prop is a normal A4...

Something is way wrong. That prop is a normal A4 size assuming it is a 2-blade.
Are you sure the laser tach is working right?
Is the prop shaft free? You should be able to turn it by hand easily in...
Forum: Electrical 10-01-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By joe_db
FYI - Balmar install ...

FYI - Balmar install
https://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10322&highlight=balmar
Forum: Electrical 09-30-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By joe_db
If it is one of the more common Balmar...

If it is one of the more common Balmar alternators, without a regulator it will not do anything.
Forum: Electrical 09-30-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By joe_db
Most Balmars do not have regulators. How your...

Most Balmars do not have regulators. How your batteries fair is entirely dependent on what regulator you install and how you configure it.
I am using the ARS-5 set to gel charging parameters. It has...
Forum: General Interest 09-29-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By joe_db
What speed are you getting at 2800 RPM? That is...

What speed are you getting at 2800 RPM? That is impressive, I don't think I can get past maybe 2400 with my Indigo prop.
Forum: Electrical 09-29-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By joe_db
The other fix is to add a diode so current only...

The other fix is to add a diode so current only goes from coil to alternator and not the other way ;)
Forum: Electrical 09-27-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By joe_db
That isn't single-wire. It does accurately...

That isn't single-wire. It does accurately describe how to hook up an alternator that needs an on signal.
Forum: General Interest 09-25-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By joe_db
Plenty of boats with diesels have clogged heat...

Plenty of boats with diesels have clogged heat exchangers, wrong props, fuel pump problems, and so on. As you found out, most of the problems most of us have are not inside the engine itself, gas or...
Forum: Electrical 09-24-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By joe_db
If you have a single-wire alternator, there is no...

If you have a single-wire alternator, there is no connection to the coil nor is there an exciter wire.
Forum: Electrical 09-22-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By joe_db
Replacing the regulators is pretty easy and they...

Replacing the regulators is pretty easy and they are cheap, but if you aren't up for it definitely take it to a shop.
Forum: Ignition System 09-19-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By joe_db
This is inspiring me to make my dual-ignition A4.

This is inspiring me to make my dual-ignition A4.
Forum: Fuel System 09-19-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By joe_db
What Al said. Please describe your fuel system...

What Al said.
Please describe your fuel system and please discard the primer bulb once things are working again.
I have had them leak air into the system, leak fuel out of the system, and split...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-17-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,309
Posted By joe_db
The oil was leaking out :eek:

The oil was leaking out :eek:
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