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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 12:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,373
Posted By noelm

It's kind of interesting that people refer to the...

It's kind of interesting that people refer to the red and green as bow lights or front lights, they are side lights, they don't need to be on the bow as such.
Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By noelm

Faulty reeds are pretty rare, they get blamed and...

Faulty reeds are pretty rare, they get blamed and tinkered with, but rarely fail, we still need to know if it's got spark or not.
Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By noelm

Measure centre of prop shafts, measure centres of...

Measure centre of prop shafts, measure centres of steering arm at front, loosen valve, move motors until the measurements are equal, close valve, go boating.
Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By noelm

it's pretty hard for us to see the cowl is off on...

it's pretty hard for us to see the cowl is off on an audio file that didn't work, is the motor turning over or is the starter just spinning and not engaging or is nothing happening? most of those...
Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By noelm

OK, now we know where you are talking about, I...

OK, now we know where you are talking about, I have seen a couple worn there, usually it's from continually running it with the nylon bushes missing, and sometimes the bushes get melted from heating...
Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By noelm

Didn't play for me, you might need to remove the...

Didn't play for me, you might need to remove the cowl and see what's actually going on.
Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By noelm

It would be a shame to have a bright stern/all...

It would be a shame to have a bright stern/all around white light, don't want anyone to see you do you? a stern light is not optional, neither is an anchor light.
Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By noelm

Just to explain what we need to know, there is a...

Just to explain what we need to know, there is a tube that runs across the motor, that the motor tilts on, there is a swivel bracket that runs vertical that the motor swivels on to steer, and there...
Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By noelm

OK, once more slowly, which bracket? tilt tube or...

OK, once more slowly, which bracket? tilt tube or swivel bracket?
Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By noelm

You need to do some trouble shooting, does it...

You need to do some trouble shooting, does it have spark? does it have compression? you might need to actually clean the carbs depending on the first two test results, soaking is not cleaning.
Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By noelm

Just to be sure, is it the tilt tube or the...

Just to be sure, is it the tilt tube or the swivel bracket that's worn?
Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By noelm

Is the starter engaging or just spinning over?

Is the starter engaging or just spinning over?
Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,079
Posted By noelm

why would this be an issue, you don't have to...

why would this be an issue, you don't have to service them for 5 years!
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By noelm

An aerial spray with Agent Orange, a can of bug...

An aerial spray with Agent Orange, a can of bug spray, 10 minutes with a flame thrower, then a whack with a shovel should fix it up.
Yesterday, 02:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,519
Posted By noelm

If you multiply the height by the colour, then...

If you multiply the height by the colour, then subtract the number of screwdrivers in a set, and add the length of your shoe laces, you will arrive at a figure that means absolutely nothing, just...
Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By noelm

I don't know the boat, in fact I have never even...

I don't know the boat, in fact I have never even seen one, but, I can tell from your post, that regardless of what anyone says, you are in love with the boat, the salesman has "sold himself" and you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7,019
Views: 2,903,106
Posted By noelm

no, I think it's a BeeMW

no, I think it's a BeeMW
07-20-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,201
Posted By noelm

now that's a crock of shit.

now that's a crock of shit.
07-20-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,201
Posted By noelm

very cheap and lightweight! who knows? no one...

very cheap and lightweight! who knows? no one knows if they are ever going to manufacture one, so far it's just a "I heard"
07-20-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By noelm

You don't know if you need a "rebuild" at all,...

You don't know if you need a "rebuild" at all, corrosion could be from sitting in the water, to at least inspect for some internal corrosion, remove the thermostats and have a look inside, it might...
07-19-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,079
Posted By noelm

nope, no American laws require me to do anything,...

nope, no American laws require me to do anything, unless I visit there on holidays.
07-19-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,264
Posted By noelm

I'm guessing you have an inboard then? you didn't...

I'm guessing you have an inboard then? you didn't say, so guessing becomes the only option, some guessed you had an outboard, hence "through bolting" through bolting will not be a big hit on an...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,019
Views: 2,903,106
Posted By noelm

Yeah, 12 minus 1

Yeah, 12 minus 1
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-18-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,373
Posted By noelm

I have yet to see a chart plotter that identifies...

I have yet to see a chart plotter that identifies a boat anchored with no lights, or a kayak directly in front.
07-18-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,079
Posted By noelm

Why, because I can't be bothered being involved...

Why, because I can't be bothered being involved in how many power strokes my motor has, or how much an oil change costs, or how fabulous my etec is? or maybe just because you don't like straight to...
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