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Forum: General Interest 08-23-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
The 'new' boat spins it props at 3,200 RPM at...

The 'new' boat spins it props at 3,200 RPM at cruise speed of 17kts with clean bottom and running gear. It can easily go over 4K so I hear, but then I am definitely throwing $20's out the back at the...
Forum: General Interest 08-23-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Thanks everyone! I appreciate you sharing your...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you sharing your personal stories. Some folks (like my father), just up and quit sailing one day and never looked back..it is just time for us to open our book to a new...
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Dave Neptune
I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than...

I rewired my E-35MkII a bit different than original. My goal was to shorten the runs where ever possible. The engine was in the middle of the boat, the "panel" and power switch was in the galley, the...
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-28-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By JimHo
Problem solved -the choke cable lever arm is...

Problem solved -the choke cable lever arm is slipping on the shaft, and is not opening properly.

Thanks for all the help
Forum: Troubleshooting 07-27-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Dave Neptune
First thing do not add any MMO to the gas yet as...

First thing do not add any MMO to the gas yet as it will make it worse.
Check to see that the choke is working properly in both directions so you know it is open when running.
Check the C-advance...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-16-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By joe_db
I too have never put MMO in the oil. It is much...

I too have never put MMO in the oil. It is much thinner than the regular lube oil, I have no doubt it would lower the pressure.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-26-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By sastanley
I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you...

I will 2nd the 'don't rush to rebuild if you don't have to, but do it when you have the time & energy.'
When I got my boat, my PO said, "engine is in pretty rough shape, but will get you in and out...
Forum: Exhaust System 04-20-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dave Neptune
Looks great. One "MINOR" suggestion. As the old...

Looks great. One "MINOR" suggestion. As the old pipe was a bit longer on the down side I will assume you have the room to add a couple of inches to the space between the top "el" and the MMI fitting....
Forum: Overhaul 04-13-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,428
Posted By GregH
Wiring things up for home test and tuning this...

Wiring things up for home test and tuning this weekend.

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Forum: General Interest 03-26-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By ndutton
It went in as one unit, no reason it can't come...

It went in as one unit, no reason it can't come out the same way. A word of caution though: if using the factory alternator bracket/lifting eye as the lifting point, it must be reinforced as...
Forum: General Interest 11-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By joe_db
A thought on A4 repairs and thanks all!

Early Thanksgiving Shout-Out:

I recently had an ignition problems with my engine. I was able to search this forum and find out a couple of things I needed to know about setting the timing that I...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-05-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,009
Posted By rickinnj
Joe, Dave, John, that is my prop...three blade...

Joe, Dave, John,
that is my prop...three blade feathering. I'm fairly certain the strobe-tach is working, but regardless, the engine just barely rises off of high idle speed and maxes out there....
Forum: Troubleshooting 09-17-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By Sam
Agree with John and Al. I would also add a...

Agree with John and Al. I would also add a little grease - lithium or silicone etc to shaft when carefully inserting shaft back in through the bushings. I remove the impeller / shaft at the end of...
Forum: General Interest 09-14-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By lat 64
I'm here! Shawn texted me. We're alive and...

I'm here!

Shawn texted me.
We're alive and well. Boat still on the hard:rolleyes:.
Spent most of this past year doing remodel on a second house that we got for cheap.
Doing some boat stuff...
Forum: Drive Train / Propellers 07-08-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By ndutton
800~1000 RPM at idle seems high regardless of...

800~1000 RPM at idle seems high regardless of prop size. A very precise timing exercise followed by carburetor idle mixture and throttle stop adjustments are in order. Look for around 600 RPM.
Of...
Forum: Troubleshooting 06-29-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,378
Posted By Ando
Here it is. The instructions call for PVC but I...

Here it is. The instructions call for PVC but I just couldn’t do it and went with brass

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Forum: Cooling System 06-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By roadnsky
Mike- Soak the "old" cruddy thermostat for a...

Mike-
Soak the "old" cruddy thermostat for a day or so in pure vinegar and you'll be surprised how much it cleans up.
Then for some fun, boil it in a pot using a meat thermometer to see what...
Forum: Reversing Gear 05-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Dave Neptune
In the video are you going from forward to...

In the video are you going from forward to reverse? Or are you just moving the shifter around in the "neutral zone"? I ask this as I see the detent for forward is not engaging.
The back and forth...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,363
Posted By Dave Neptune
Another way

If you can still spin the engine with the starter or even by hand do this, Since the valve is stuck in the up position cranking or spinning the cylinder through the cycles do you see the valve moving...
Forum: Drawings and Schematics 03-16-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,749
Posted By W2ET
Operation and Maintenance Manual

I just stumbled upon this (https://www.westerbeke.com/operator's%20manual/200156_atomic4_operator_man.pdf), and I don't recall having seen it before. Others?

Interesting stuff.

Bill
Forum: Announcements 03-01-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By tenders
In this clip, Neil and Don troubleshoot the...

In this clip, Neil and Don troubleshoot the prototype for a significant upgrade to the Engine Warning and Diagnostic System (KTAS_01_564).
Forum: General Interest 01-23-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By roadnsky
From Don in the FAQ section: Two years is...

From Don in the FAQ section:

Two years is not all that long for an Atomic 4 to be idle. Nonetheless, here are a few steps to help get it off to a good start:

1) Check for good quality oil (30...
Forum: Fuel System 12-23-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By roadnsky
As Tom says, a GOOD FITTING slash tube goes a...

As Tom says, a GOOD FITTING slash tube goes a long way.
To that point, Tom made one of his special "Thatch Mod" slash tubes for me a few years ago.
Since then, my older engine runs much better and...
Forum: General Interest 08-16-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By sastanley
Hello - went boating

Sometimes, it is fun to just post about a problem-free day. About 4 hours total of engine time today....two hours each way. A-4 ran great. I need to get the backlights on the gauges working better,...
Forum: Announcements 08-13-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,718
Posted By Administrator
Hi, John: Here are the ones we've added to...

Hi, John:

Here are the ones we've added to the forum software.

Bill

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