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10-02-2020, 07:18 AM
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Posted By sdowney717

Heat from a propane torch can easily break 5200...

Heat from a propane torch can easily break 5200 bonds. Cutting things out, well why would you remove a through hull unless it was bad., you can not make old worn ones work well again. The only...
10-01-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By sdowney717

Correct, if the stringers are fiberglassed heavy,...

Correct, if the stringers are fiberglassed heavy, then the wood is less important. Dont the engine mounts bolt into the stringers? So some strength must remain. I suppose you could deal with that...
10-01-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By sdowney717

Started immediately this afternoon, and running...

Started immediately this afternoon, and running smoothly. So something gets wet from rain. We did get 2 inches of rain last 2 days. It may very well be plug wires.
There is a drip gutter that seals...
09-30-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By sdowney717

The plug wires are the same original ones...

The plug wires are the same original ones probably, they look dirty but they dont look bad, and never noticed any arcing. And there is the ignition coil on the back of the motor near distributor. It...
09-30-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By sdowney717

I thought I had gotten to the problem, but again...

I thought I had gotten to the problem, but again a no start. I did however rain very hard here the last 2 days, about 3 inches of rain. I think I am giving up. I told him leave the cover off and let...
09-28-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By sdowney717

His boat developed a new problem, the hydraulic...

His boat developed a new problem, the hydraulic lift motor would not run to drop the outdrive down. Worked ok going up. Has a toggle like switch on the throttle shift lever.
So looking at the pump,...
09-28-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By sdowney717

Ok, I got it definitively, AFAIK. He has been...

Ok, I got it definitively, AFAIK. He has been using it and it was working and occasionally missing, then another no start. So I check it yes, no start. So I put a new set of plugs in, using Autolite...
09-28-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By sdowney717

Wonder if a 303 product can repel the humidity. ...

Wonder if a 303 product can repel the humidity.
https://www.goldeagle.com/product/303-marine-clear-vinyl-protective-cleaner/...
09-27-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By sdowney717

I had to replace one screw and used a SS screw....

I had to replace one screw and used a SS screw. You could also rather than bang on the end, take a vice grip and slightly squash the threads hanging out, if your worried about gluing it in.
09-27-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By sdowney717

Many years of carb repairing and no shaft screws...

Many years of carb repairing and no shaft screws have ever worked loose yet. Even this, some of the staking is on the end of the screw, which prevents the screw from coming out but you can still turn...
09-26-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,834
Posted By sdowney717

Looking at those pictures, a lot of corrosion,...

Looking at those pictures, a lot of corrosion, maybe salt water got sprayed everywhere and then it sat on the surfaces. Or maybe it did sink. Salt water got into the wiring, tubing, crevices and...
09-24-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,892
Posted By sdowney717

One reason mpg on a boat is not used much is prop...

One reason mpg on a boat is not used much is prop slip is so high and the MPG numbers are so low they are depressingly low for most powerboating.
And people travel longer distances in cars while...
09-23-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By sdowney717

Fuel vent should drain all gas back into the...

Fuel vent should drain all gas back into the tank. Maybe your carbon canister is defectively setup. If your boat had the sealed fuel system with a VPR fuel cap and no carbon canister, then would be...
09-23-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By sdowney717

Think about it though, a carbon canister system...

Think about it though, a carbon canister system absorbs fuel vapors, but humid air is still drawn into and out of the tank all the time with small temperature changes all the day and night long,...
09-22-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By sdowney717

yes, think about it, makes logical sense. Lots of...

yes, think about it, makes logical sense. Lots of people though dont experience a problem regardless of how little fuel is in the tank.. I suppose depends on how often the boat gets used, and how...
09-22-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By sdowney717

If you dont smell gas, its not gas. Can you take...

If you dont smell gas, its not gas. Can you take a sample of it, in a cup and light it off? Soak it up in a paper towel and light it off, if its gas, it will readily burn fast.
09-22-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,008
Posted By sdowney717

Part of used boat ownership, is fixing something...

Part of used boat ownership, is fixing something and everything over and over.
09-20-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

By saying 'gravity feed' back to the boat fuel...

By saying 'gravity feed' back to the boat fuel tank, it means it is a zero pump pressure return to the boat fuel tank. There is no fuel pump pressure return hose to the boat fuel tank. There is some...
09-20-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

Look at my post #95. You can return fuel to the...

Look at my post #95. You can return fuel to the tank but it has to be gravity feed only, no pressure at all, nothing sourced from a fuel pump. Someone had said use a bypass regulator and send the...
09-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By sdowney717

Never sail into a storm area in a small boat. Now...

Never sail into a storm area in a small boat. Now if your in a large navy or cruise ship etc... they are safer put out to sea, tied up in port will cause damages to vessels and the port, but they...
09-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

I did find this. A gravity feed back to the tank,...

I did find this. A gravity feed back to the tank, not a pressurized return is ok.

By this I mean that on most marine fuel injected engines, when you turn on the ignition the electric pump comes on...
09-19-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

It would qualify as a pressure line as fuel is...

It would qualify as a pressure line as fuel is being pushed through it back to a tank, as opposed to a supply line where fuel is being sucked into it.
See if the line was cut fuel will flow out, it...
09-19-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

Something to do with a USCG regulation on...

Something to do with a USCG regulation on pressurized fuel line length, as in too long if it goes back to the tank.
Ok to have long suction lines. This is also why you can not have a fuel pump in...
09-19-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By sdowney717

can you wire the ends together and pull the new...

can you wire the ends together and pull the new hose through?
09-19-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,337
Posted By sdowney717

AFAIK, that is illegal on gasoline boats., if the...

AFAIK, that is illegal on gasoline boats., if the return line goes back to the tank
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