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Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-13-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By tenders
I am out of town this weekend but will embark on...

I am out of town this weekend but will embark on a Quest to find the coupling.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 11-11-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By tenders
Bill/alcodiesel, whatís your shaft diameter? I...

Bill/alcodiesel, whatís your shaft diameter? I have a 3/4Ē split coupling around here somewhere that I intended to use on my 32 but that is incompatible with my vee drive. Not too many 3/4Ē shafts...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-10-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By tenders
If you need it, somewhere around here I have a...

If you need it, somewhere around here I have a beautiful Moyer split coupler for a 3/4" shaft that is sadly not compatible with my vee-drive transmission.

I bought it secondhand but unused from...
Forum: Introductions 09-27-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By tenders
Unless the engine was hot and the thermostat was...

Unless the engine was hot and the thermostat was open, that didnít get antifreeze into the engine.
Forum: Fuel System 09-03-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By tenders
Iím afraid I donít understand the problem this is...

Iím afraid I donít understand the problem this is trying to solve. I have no complaints with fuel flow in my single-tank, non-return system - not in operation, when changing water separator filters...
Forum: Announcements 09-03-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By tenders
Love it. Kind of amazed I haven’t had to do this...

Love it. Kind of amazed I haven’t had to do this yet but with this video it will be straightforward. Stephen sounds a LOT like Don. Best wishes to all the Moyers.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-03-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By tenders
Itís late August. Most every year around this...

Itís late August. Most every year around this time we get questions about power losses. The first thing to check is for a generally clean bottom and unbarnacled prop. If they havenít been scraped so...
Forum: General Interest 08-18-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By tenders
Sudden deaths are good indications of electrical...

Sudden deaths are good indications of electrical problems; sudden deaths when hot, and starting again when cool(er), are classic symptoms of a failing coil.

Inside that coil cylinder is a winding...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-13-2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By tenders
Are you sure the fuel valve is open?

Are you sure the fuel valve is open?
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-12-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By tenders
It is also possible to work the valves a little...

It is also possible to work the valves a little bit with an Allen wrench through the spark plug holes. The valves are off to the side of the head, not under the spark plugs, so this takes a bit of...
Forum: Fuel System 08-01-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By tenders
That is a beautiful, custom, braided, reinforced,...

That is a beautiful, custom, braided, reinforced, old-school fuel line…past its useful lifespan.

Let it R.I.P. and replace it with two brass angled fittings, threaded on one side and barbed for...
Forum: General Interest 06-26-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By tenders
Yes, an awful lot of variables in that engine to...

Yes, an awful lot of variables in that engine to risk compatibility with anything on an A4Öincluding and especially the V-drive.

My A4 does however have the same mesh electrical cable that is...
Forum: General Interest 02-26-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By tenders
Yikes. That thing looks like a Portabote raised...

Yikes. That thing looks like a Portabote raised by wolves, then given a haircut with a rusty fish knife.

https://xshore.com/eelex-8000
Forum: Ericson 02-26-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,278
Posted By tenders
I donít know about the Ericson 29, but my Ericson...

I donít know about the Ericson 29, but my Ericson 32 came to me with a beautiful stainless steel standpipe system made by J&J Muffler Shop down the street from the Ericson factory. After 52 years it...
Forum: General Interest 02-26-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By tenders
An interesting take, Al - I hadnít considered...

An interesting take, Al - I hadnít considered that. But I would counter that the recent spike in gas prices would cancel that step back!

Billions of people are paying higher gas prices. Probably...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 02-25-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,368
Posted By tenders
Letís hope Mr. Murphy For Boats is in hibernation...

Letís hope Mr. Murphy For Boats is in hibernation so he wonít hear you taunting him.
Forum: Exhaust System 02-25-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By tenders
This was a very legit question. I was...

This was a very legit question. I was second-guessing myself too! (Iím RWC.)
Forum: General Interest 01-25-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By tenders
Early stage rust-through in steel fuel tanks can...

Early stage rust-through in steel fuel tanks can also create mysterious gas fumes. My tanks each lasted 21 years before rusting, and then I got a stainless tank, which I expect to solemnly pass on to...
Forum: For Sale - Engines and Engine Parts 01-11-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By tenders
If I were in the market for an A4, which I am...

If I were in the market for an A4, which I am not, I would definitely want to know where this spectacular vivisection took place.

Thinking the exhaust would be particularly tricky to deal with -...
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-03-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,338
Posted By tenders
A valve stuck the up position can be poked down...

A valve stuck the up position can be poked down with a bit of prodding with an Allen wrench of suitable length. The valve is off to the outboard side of the spark plug hole - not directly underneath...
Forum: General Interest 09-15-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By tenders
What marina is this? Name and shame, man. Inboard...

What marina is this? Name and shame, man. Inboard diesels are quite rare on powerboats below, what, about 32'?
Forum: Cooling System 09-01-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By tenders
Is that discharge from the bilge pump? ...

Is that discharge from the bilge pump?

Perhaps somebody poured antifreeze into the bilge to keep it from... well... freezing during layup?

The starboard side of my 32's transom also has a fuel...
Forum: Cooling System 08-07-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By tenders
The Extendobolt is the gentlemanly way to...

The Extendobolt is the gentlemanly way to accomplish this objective.
https://moyermarine.com/product/lower-water-pump-extender-bolt-csob_10_89/

Might you want to install a Helicoil in the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 07-03-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,607
Posted By tenders
Whew. $540 at Defender ($497 if you're a...

Whew. $540 at Defender ($497 if you're a "Defender 1st Member"):
https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=99532
Forum: Fuel System 07-02-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By tenders
To add some sight to the blind link: it's a very...

To add some sight to the blind link: it's a very good video explaining how a carburetor works. It features a see-through 3D-printed primitive carburetor and some really neat high-speed photography.
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