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Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By tenders
As others have mentioned I'd run the engine for a...

As others have mentioned I'd run the engine for a while to see if the valve frees itself after a few heating/cooling cycles. I wouldn't use PB Blaster in the cylinder, just use MMO, two-stroke, or...
Forum: General Interest 09-30-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By tenders
My installation is the one that triggered the...

My installation is the one that triggered the note on the Moyer store that the split couplings don't work with a Vee drive. Too many differences - face indexing/register pattern, bolt distance from...
Forum: General Interest 09-19-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By tenders
Shaft alignment and coupling issues are a huge...

Shaft alignment and coupling issues are a huge source of frustration for me too. I'm limping through this season with misalignment and spattery shaft rotation following a late-spring last-minute need...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 08-17-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By tenders
Closing this out: the McMaster couplers were a...

Closing this out: the McMaster couplers were a no-go, so I ended up reusing the better of my two used OEM couplers.

If anybody needs a Moyer 3/4" split coupler for a DIRECT DRIVE A4, have I got a...
Forum: General Interest 08-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By tenders
FWIW I shipped my Ericson 32 across the country...

FWIW I shipped my Ericson 32 across the country in 1995 and didn't disconnect the coupling, never thought to do so, never was advised to do so, and never regretted not doing so.
Forum: Announcements 08-09-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By tenders
Thank you, Bill. I have said for years that this...

Thank you, Bill. I have said for years that this forum is the most valuable thing I've used on the entire internet, and it was your good stewardship that made it possible.
Forum: General Interest 07-31-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By tenders
Al, so...supposedly the A4 has 30 horsepower, but...

Al, so...supposedly the A4 has 30 horsepower, but your photo suggests it may be more like 30,000 squirrels (or gerbils)?
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-19-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By tenders
A+ on those blue silicone cooling hoses. They’re...

A+ on those blue silicone cooling hoses. They’re fantastic - they stay flexible for years and years.
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-14-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By tenders
How old is your tachometer? Mine seems to get a...

How old is your tachometer? Mine seems to get a little sticky some days.
Forum: General Interest 07-13-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By tenders
Yeah, I was going to say "three boat lengths...

Yeah, I was going to say "three boat lengths after you float off of the marine railway system at 3/4 reverse throttle."
Forum: Exhaust System 07-13-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By tenders
It isn't OK. If you're having difficulty finding...

It isn't OK. If you're having difficulty finding the source, check the spark plugs. If they're loose, they'll leak exhaust gases.

A properly-contained exhaust situation means the cabin doesn't...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-03-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By tenders
It is possible to have a partially blocked...

It is possible to have a partially blocked exhaust that allows some water and gas out but not enough to permit the engine to exhale properly and deliver proper power. This can happen from...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-01-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By tenders
Potential cause 1: carb issue, as discussed in...

Potential cause 1: carb issue, as discussed in the video
Potential cause 2: blocked exhaust
Forum: The Wish List 06-27-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By tenders
Shaft centering cones

If your boat has adjustable engine mounts, how do you know where the engine should go after a replacement or rebuild to be ideally aligned with the strut and shaft tube?

You guess. You can’t see...
Forum: Wanted to Buy - Other items 06-26-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By tenders
After years of searching for replacement knobs...

After years of searching for replacement knobs for my ancient engine controls (and spray painting the original ones every few years) I discovered that the knobs are stock items at McMaster.com,...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-19-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By tenders
Yup, that's the oscillating saw. It is pretty...

Yup, that's the oscillating saw. It is pretty darn handy.

Harbor Freight tools are to me a no-lose situation: if you wear one out, or break it, that's good news - you used it enough to justify...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 06-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,291
Posted By tenders
I had to cut my shaft two weeks ago, and used a...

I had to cut my shaft two weeks ago, and used a cheep Harbor Freight oscillating saw and 2.5 bimetal Bosch blades (not too expensive). It took about ten minutes. Couldn't do it with a Sawzall - not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-18-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By tenders
I agree this could easily be a coil issue, but...

I agree this could easily be a coil issue, but wouldn't rule out a fuel starvation problem. I suggest adding a cheap fuel pressure gauge between the fuel pump and the carb to check it when the engine...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By tenders
Electronic ignition is the best A4 upgrade for...

Electronic ignition is the best A4 upgrade for the money and time required. Simple installation, extremely reliable, and removes two potentially unreliable components, the condenser and points. I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By tenders
Depending on the scope of the punkiness, it is...

Depending on the scope of the punkiness, it is absolutely possible to gouge out a section of the stringers until you’re into good wood, replace the punk with epoxy that is strongly adhered to the...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-28-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By tenders
Annoying that McMaster never crossed my mind....

Annoying that McMaster never crossed my mind. Their split couplings seem to have shorter collars, but they do have the promising three-hole pattern.

Unfortunately I just dropped both of my...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-28-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By tenders
Ugh. I decided to pursue the most direct...

Ugh. I decided to pursue the most direct solution, and Moyer's coupling arrived yesterday. It's the same as the over-sized coupling I already have. The "direct drive" coupling diameter and hole...
Forum: Ignition System 05-26-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By tenders
Congratulations! That is probably not the...

Congratulations!

That is probably not the worst mistake ever made. Not even bottom decile.
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-25-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By tenders
Yes, that would be part of the job. Some...

Yes, that would be part of the job. Some additional metal would need to be drilled or ground off from the neck of the coupling to allow the heads of the attaching bolts to fit. Also some room to let...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 05-25-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By tenders
This is my fourth time doing this over the years....

This is my fourth time doing this over the years. Maybe fifth? I am absolutely certain both couplings are 3/4", and that the shaft is 3/4".

That blue coupling came off the boat in 2008 and has...
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