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Forum: Troubleshooting 11-21-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By zellerj
I have a question about fuel pressure. If there...

I have a question about fuel pressure. If there was crud in the carburetor bowl periodically blocking the jet, would a fuel pressure gauge hold steady at a good pressure? OR would the pressure...
Forum: Cooling System 11-09-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By zellerj
Water in the oil does not have to be from an...

Water in the oil does not have to be from an engine issue. The only time I had water in the oil was a result of large wakes hitting my stern when I was stuck on a sandbar. If you do not have a plate...
Forum: Overhaul 11-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,828
Posted By zellerj
This video shows a head stitching job done in...

This video shows a head stitching job done in Pakistan. I enjoy watching these old school videos and the skill that these people have with not very modern tools.
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Forum: Overhaul 11-04-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,828
Posted By zellerj
Can you post a picture of the "stitching...

Can you post a picture of the "stitching job"?
Forum: General Maintenance 10-26-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By zellerj
How I winterize my raw water cooled atomic 4: ...

How I winterize my raw water cooled atomic 4:

1) un screw the cap at the end of the nipple just behind the alternator. I hook up a piece of tubing to the nipple and blow into it to periodically...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-19-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By zellerj
Fuel, spark, compression, and timing. Are you...

Fuel, spark, compression, and timing. Are you sure about the timing? Could have the distributor moved?
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-30-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By zellerj
Recently my starter and solenoid fried, and it...

Recently my starter and solenoid fried, and it smelled like the remnants of a house fire. Plastic smell might be the insulation of a wire that got hot because of a short. Check out the wires that...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By zellerj
solenoid smells burnt and starter has broken windings

So after my reversing gear issues, where a bunch of noise was heard coming from the engine after I had a hard time getting it into reverse, I went to the boat to sort out the issues and I have not...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-26-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zellerj
So back to the boat today to take another look. ...

So back to the boat today to take another look. What I found was the two square headed set screws that hold the gear selector bracket to the shaft were loose. Would this lead to a hard shifting...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-25-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zellerj
Here is the picture as it should be from Don's...

Here is the picture as it should be from Don's video screenshot.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-25-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zellerj
Today I went to the boat armed with a magnet to...

Today I went to the boat armed with a magnet to see if I could fish anything out of the reversing gear box. No luck. I then compared my reversing gear to the Don Moyer video. I noticed that a...
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-24-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zellerj
Yes the shift level is firmly attached. It was...

Yes the shift level is firmly attached. It was not able to be moved at all while it was having the issue, but then it behaved as it normally does. Has me stymied too.
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-24-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zellerj
Intermittent issues

Dear Afourians,

On a sail today I had two issues. The first was that it would not shift into reverse and was hard to put into forward. This was a new issue, because it has always been good at...
Forum: General Interest 08-09-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By zellerj
For 20 years I have never smelled gas. And then...

For 20 years I have never smelled gas. And then during one particularly robust sail, I could smell gas odors coming from the cabin. Only happened on starboard tacks when the port side was the low...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-06-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By zellerj
Sometimes a piece of dirt can momentarily block...

Sometimes a piece of dirt can momentarily block the jet to the carb. Make sure you have filter between the fuel pump and the carb, and take the time to remove the carb and clean out the bowl, and...
Forum: Cooling System 06-23-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By zellerj
Water can also get into the engine via the...

Water can also get into the engine via the exhaust when large waves hit the stern pushing water back through the exhaust. This happened to me when I was stuck on a sand bar and boat wake slapped the...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-20-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By zellerj
I would caution against a screw extractor, they...

I would caution against a screw extractor, they are hardened steel and prone to breaking also because hardened steel is brittle. The broken bolt is fairly soft so can be drilled out quite easily if...
Forum: Fuel System 05-31-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By zellerj
Carb looks clean.

Carb looks clean.
Forum: Good Guys 05-08-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By zellerj
Since the temperature seems to fluctuate, You...

Since the temperature seems to fluctuate, You could have a piece of rust or a piece of broken impeller, or something stuck in the system that partially blocks some coolant flow but moves around...
Forum: Fuel System 04-13-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By zellerj
My guess is that the suction tube is plugged in...

My guess is that the suction tube is plugged in the tank causing the fuel pump to work very hard and overheat. Another idea is there is a hole in the downstream gas line or suction tube that...
Forum: Cooling System 03-23-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,348
Posted By zellerj
I always had problems with those paper thin...

I always had problems with those paper thin gaskets getting mess up while I put the face plate on. I have since found that two small binder clips will hold the gasket to the face plate until the...
Forum: General Interest 01-05-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,057
Posted By zellerj
Lady K sailing did this trip from Lake St Clair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4uRGgORQo&list=PLSJrKsVWRm-A6zId1HPVvrWDPxb0H0aOX&index=75
Forum: Overhaul 10-19-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,225
Posted By zellerj
Please keep in mind that acetone is pretty...

Please keep in mind that acetone is pretty flammable, and the starter my spark upon activation. So use your nose and sniff around the low points of the bilge, and if you smell any acetone or other...
Forum: Fuel System 10-05-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,335
Posted By zellerj
My 30 something aluminum fuel tank had pin holes ...

My 30 something aluminum fuel tank had pin holes that slowly leaked gas. Have you checked the bottom edges of your tank for corrosion?
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-04-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By zellerj
To clean out your block of that goo, I would try...

To clean out your block of that goo, I would try this:

This is a mixture of oil and and water that has been mixed to form an emulsion. You need something that dissolves both water and oil. This...
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