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Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By maitman99

Have a couple of Mitsubishi units, installed them...

Have a couple of Mitsubishi units, installed them myself, they were pre charged making for a very easy installation.
Bought them from www.ecomfort.com same day shipping, great packing and lots of...
Yesterday, 11:41 AM
07-22-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,013
Posted By maitman99

Here is something easy and cheap that may get the...

Here is something easy and cheap that may get the engine running.
Remove the gas line at the carb. If its hose great, if not, unscrew the line from the carb and install an 89 cent threaded barb hose...
07-21-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By maitman99

I would check the fuel shutoff solenoid. The...

I would check the fuel shutoff solenoid.
The shutoff is usually connected to sensors for overheating and low oil pressure.
The sensors sometime go bad, wire falls off, gets corroded etc. or the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-21-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By maitman99

Had the same no yield problem in the past. Made...

Had the same no yield problem in the past.
Made a few changes to planting and now I have lots of tomatos
Of course you need good soil, manure, compost etc. and lots of sun.
But, the difference for...
07-20-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,084
Posted By maitman99

Sorry for your frustration. First off you need...

Sorry for your frustration.
First off you need to change service providers. If a service tech cannot solve a habitual starting problem, then he or she is useless.
The starting and the outdrives...
07-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,995
Posted By maitman99

What a fun boat. Out of curiosity what is its...

What a fun boat.
Out of curiosity what is its PHRF rating?
Is it a longer faster Melges 24 with a bigger deliverable on fun and pucker factor?
Good luck with the sale
07-14-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By maitman99

Is there not a water pump in the stern drive that...

Is there not a water pump in the stern drive that manages the water pick up and pushes water to the engine for distribution by the pump installed on the front of the engine?
My first guess is a bad...
07-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By maitman99

I greatly underestimated the expense and work...

I greatly underestimated the expense and work needed to replace my below the floor fuel tanks.
When I got into the area under and fore and aft of the tanks, I realized I needed additional structural...
07-11-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By maitman99

Lay the motor horizontal on the floor with the...

Lay the motor horizontal on the floor with the front of the motor/pull cord on the floor. (spark plug holes up)
Fill with mystery oil, check the oil level every few hours, add if necessary, leave...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-11-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By maitman99

I have been buying my mooring tackle from...

I have been buying my mooring tackle from Jamestown Distributors. Great selection and good advice.
Here is a link to short article about installing a mooring.
...
07-11-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By maitman99

Small piece of King Starboard from West Marine or...

Small piece of King Starboard from West Marine or online would be better.
07-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By maitman99

While you are installing the pump it would be...

While you are installing the pump it would be easy to add a new gas line hose from the inlet connection to the pump and from the pump to the carb.
To make it super easy, just use small black tie...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,955
Posted By maitman99

The dogs we owned many years ago all lived longer...

The dogs we owned many years ago all lived longer than dogs today. My childhood pet, a spaniel mix, lived 19 yrs, my wife's childhood pet, a Brittany Spaniel, lived 20 years. Our last dog to pass,...
07-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By maitman99

Beg borrow steal a quality compression gauge and...

Beg borrow steal a quality compression gauge and check again.
In my opinion, if your compression is in the sixties you have a very tired well used engine that will be very hard to make run well...
07-05-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By maitman99

I would first check the compression to see if the...

I would first check the compression to see if the engine is worth fixing.
Good compression, start going down Ricks list.
My guess is its the fuel system, most likely pump, hoses and a dirty carb. ...
07-04-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,951
Posted By maitman99

Run it a bit and then immediately pull the plug...

Run it a bit and then immediately pull the plug on the suspect cylinder to see if it is wet. Wet, you have an ignition problem, dry you have a fuel problem.
If your compression test results are...
07-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,748
Posted By maitman99

If your AC will keep up with the extra demand,...

If your AC will keep up with the extra demand, open the hatch a small amount over your berth and another down stream.
The generator is running all the time anyway, so if your AC has to work a little...
07-01-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By maitman99

Great Pics When you return to St John give the...

Great Pics
When you return to St John give the south shore a try.
Salt Pond Bay and Little Lampshur are a real snorkeling treat.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By maitman99

Love my Maui Jim's and a big reason is the...

Love my Maui Jim's and a big reason is the service. Unbelievable prompt inexpensive repair. Over the top!

Never had Costa's
06-11-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,945
Posted By maitman99

Very cool boat, looks like the aluminum boats...

Very cool boat, looks like the aluminum boats that are built up in the Georgian Bay area (Ontario, Canada). Lots of folks from Ohio have cottages on Georgian Bay could be where it came from.
I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,688
Posted By maitman99

Ladies rooms are never cleaner, quite the...

Ladies rooms are never cleaner, quite the opposite.
When I was on the board of our local yacht club we always had complaints about the Ladies Washrooms and trust me the complaints were warranted.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By maitman99

I wouldn't be cutting them up, they are a rather...

I wouldn't be cutting them up, they are a rather complete set of good looking quality bits.
Your can buy a brace on Amazon...
06-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,015
Posted By maitman99

If they are fun loving folks you can't go wrong...

If they are fun loving folks you can't go wrong with Mango's on Ocean Drive South Beach.
Ask for bottle service on the 1st floor near the very small stage.
Good spot for ladies and guys, very high...
06-03-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By maitman99

Easy Test before you remove the Alternator

Get a decent Multimeter, take a reading of the battery voltage with the motor off, master off, take another reading with the master on and then the last reading with the engine running at about 2000...
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