boat maintenance summer 2020

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by Brackish*Water, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    cleaned carburetors
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    replaced two prebent hoses
    -pulse hose for fuel pump
    -hose from VST to fuel pump
    was impossible to replace without removing fuel bracket
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    bought a new cranking battery and cleaned wire connections
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    cleaned the battery box too
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    oh yeah also regapped spark plugs they had gotten a bit wide...like 0.055....regapped to 0.030
     
  2. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    forgot to add all four carburetors got new float bowls because the originals were warped
     

  3. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    Appears you have done rebuilds more than once and have it down to an art. What caused the bowls to warp? Not sure I have ever encountered that before.
     
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  4. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    thanks Jay I really dont know I bought the replacement bowls a few years ago as I figured I would need them (the originals were clearly warped even then but I put them back on)
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    I tried to line up the gasket surface with a straight edge to show the curvature but I couldnt really do it justice. it is easy to see when they are on the carburetor however. and it is a common issue with these plastic carburetors.
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    a couple of them are cracked too
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  5. Cuda

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    If you coat your cable ends with solder they will not corrode.
     
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  6. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    well
    its alive
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    started 2nd crank
    smokin a bit
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    I got a load of horseapples to put in the river
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    gonna pull out and head back to the house and grab a rod and some water
     
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  7. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    he who takes boat test drives heads UP stream and UP wind
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    but ala...its still running kinda crappy
    mid range shudder and miss
    time to keep looking.....powerpacks coils etc
    Im alone so I cant put my hand over individual carbs while under way.....
    well.

    I could....but yeah
     
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  8. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    so meanwhile Im just tied up in the shade
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    got some little shad
    kickin back with the elephant ears and banana spiders
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    pretty weird I am tied up to the bank parallel and yet I am in twenty plus ft of water
     
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  9. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    at least it is not leaking anymore dripping slow
    nice to be parked for a while and not see an oil slick
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    I got me a water sample to test salinity
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  10. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    Steve just sent me psychic message telling me
    DUDE
    GET UP THERE BY THAT TREE!!
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    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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