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05-18-2019, 07:15 AM
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Posted By jethro1

Mercurypartsexpress shows an electric model and a...

Mercurypartsexpress shows an electric model and a manual model. Each uses a different stator and flywheel.

I would measure the AC voltage from the two wires that you mention to see if they have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-20-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,356
Posted By jethro1

I ordered an $800 pressure washer from Amazon....

I ordered an $800 pressure washer from Amazon. Came with free delivery and at the time no tax required. Has a Honda engine. SOB was a bear to start despite all other Honda motors being a breeze.
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10-12-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jethro1

Thanks for the feedback. You are a crafty fellow...

Thanks for the feedback. You are a crafty fellow for repairing the motor in the way that you did. Good job.
09-25-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By jethro1

Yamaha US makes it too easy to get the correct...

Yamaha US makes it too easy to get the correct parts for a specific motor. Go to the parts catalog at www.yamahaoutboards.com (http://www.yamahaoutboards.com). It is under the maintenance section....
09-25-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By jethro1

Very easy. Don't ask me how this is known.

Very easy. Don't ask me how this is known.
09-24-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jethro1

The snap ring fits into a circular groove. If it...

The snap ring fits into a circular groove. If it is not properly inserted it may blow out when pressure is applied.

It is also possible that after 30 plus years corrosion has caused the circular...
09-24-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 91,555
Posted By jethro1

If Mercury did not miss its forecasting why are...

If Mercury did not miss its forecasting why are they not able to meet all demand? Do you think they are intentionally making less motors than they can sell? If so, why? To drive the price up?
09-23-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By jethro1

Any idea why? Why modify a test propeller so...

Any idea why?

Why modify a test propeller so that it might perform differently when modified, but not as it will normally be in use?
09-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 91,555
Posted By jethro1

It can be hard to predict the future. Could...

It can be hard to predict the future.

Could Mercury have predicted that Yamaha would have failed to predict the future? Could Suzuki have predicted that both Mercury and Yamaha would fail to...
09-22-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By jethro1

A motor that is over propped at WOT will be over...

A motor that is over propped at WOT will be over propped at any RPM. The 19" pitch propeller over props the motor.

The 17" pitch appears to be spot on, particularly if the boat was loaded during...
09-22-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By jethro1

Neither motor is better than the other. They are...

Neither motor is better than the other. They are just different. Two ways to obtain the same results.

As noted, when it comes to used or new motors, folks want four strokes for the most part. By a...
09-22-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By jethro1

Why is that? Do you know? Curious. Many...

Why is that? Do you know? Curious.

Many aluminum propellers are painted. Is that part of the reason why they have a reputation for having less performance?

Can't imagine anyone painting a SS...
09-22-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By jethro1

I agree with what you have heard. Go by a...

I agree with what you have heard.

Go by a lawn mower repair shop in the spring. Lots of motors not starting or running well will be there just from letting gasoline sit and gum up the system over...
09-21-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By jethro1

The gauge can indicate fuel flow for one or two...

The gauge can indicate fuel flow for one or two motors. Three motors requires either three gauges or two gauges. I suspect two were chosen as a cost savings measure.
09-21-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By jethro1

Ten year old motor with less than 100 hours....

Ten year old motor with less than 100 hours. There's the problem.
09-21-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,004
Posted By jethro1

6K for an F425 gear case will be a great deal....

6K for an F425 gear case will be a great deal. They are over $10,000 now.
09-20-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By jethro1

What is the sleeve?

What is the sleeve?
09-20-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By jethro1

With a leak you just have to look and find where...

With a leak you just have to look and find where the leak is coming from. Thoroughly clean the tank and all related components. Then run the motor and look for the leak. Dyes are available that can...
09-20-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By jethro1

I don't think that he is kidding at all. ...

I don't think that he is kidding at all.

Stainless steel plates having the structural and sealing properties of the original components that have been removed would be no different than having the...
09-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By jethro1

ABYC just gives recommendations. Voluntary...

ABYC just gives recommendations. Voluntary recommendations. The OP was asking about regulations I believe.

The law specifically excludes outboard powered boats from a vast number of the fuel...
09-20-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By jethro1

And if it did then it would be just fine and...

And if it did then it would be just fine and approved for use in an inboard powered boat.
09-20-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By jethro1

Apparently some THT'rs know better about GW boats...

Apparently some THT'rs know better about GW boats than does GW.
09-03-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By jethro1

You may be in for a long wait. While...

You may be in for a long wait.

While waiting, you are free to believe that Yamaha has done nothing to address the issue.
07-03-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By jethro1

The blue wire to the electric oil pump is...

The blue wire to the electric oil pump is grounded by the CDI/ECU (1) if the CDI/ECU gets a ground from the L/G wire from the engine oil tank sensor and (2) if the CDI/ECU is receiving a ground from...
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