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    Re: 84 150 slow hole shot.

    Usually motor tilted all way down is best bet. Prop size is factor , some people want to go wide open and not worry about hole shot. Some say a 4 blade prop is better for hole shot. I had a 19 ft....
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    Re: adjusting rod merc 40 hp

    That would be your manual trim. Motor lower unit too close to transom will cause bow to dig and too far bow will be too light. Somewhere between these points will be best operating for you depending...
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    Re: Long shaft to short shaft?

    Not knowing what motor you have, you will need a shorter water pickup tube- shift linkage-drive shaft
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    Re: My 70hp Johnson lacks power

    I'd be the first to admit i'm no boat mechanic but have owned a 70 hp with less compression than yours and could plane my little tri-hul and skier. Are you sure you are running on all cylinders?
  5. Re: Who sells that liquid rubber coating for sealing electrical connections ?

    Lowes -home depot- most hardware stores in can with bush. Called Liquid Tape. Also on-line. I think this product is what you are referring to.
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    Re: Some help-please!

    I guess spark could had quit when my son took it out at end of summer,but today it had good spark both sides. Is it possible that when it heats up , for spark to quit. If so what could cause this?
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    Re: Some help-please!

    Checked compression with gauge 0f questionable working order. All cylinder 100 psi. Checked spark, all can jump 7/16 gap. Any idea why one bank of spark plugs looked new and other side looked used?
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    Re: Some help-please!

    Did not have oil tank on my first outboard powerhead. This powerhead had vro but has been bypassed so i mix oil in gas. Thanks.
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    Some help-please!

    I have a 1984 powerhead on a 1978 150 Evinrude. I haven't done a compression check yet,loaned it out and hasn't come home. My son took boat out at last of summer and said it was turning up too high...
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    Re: stuck in gear

    Drain lower unit, you will find if you have water -oil- or a mixture of both. Either way it sounds like you are going to need to fix something inside lower unit.
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    Re: trailer lights question..help

    Check the source, your car or truck for 12 volt at plug. The lights work off the vehicle lights and turn signals and brake lights. If you have power there check and clean all light sockets contact...
  12. Re: Mariner 75 4 yll of Johnson 70 3 cyl.

    I own both brands . Can't really offer an help on specific motors but i'd be more concerned with compression and spark . Newer doesn't mean has been well maintained. I had an 1984 150 evinrude that...
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    Re: RPM question

    Thanks for information on prop it could use some work on edge and several layers of paint are coming off near edge. will tend to that and see how it goes this weekend .
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    Re: RPM question

    I'm at work now, but why would it cavitate all of sudden. Same prop that came on boat and never had much use. I brought boat from a work buddy . He put about 40 hrs on boat and keep it stored for...
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    Re: RPM question

    I"m going to take it out and check the hub, but he said it pushed nearly 7000 rpm before he slowed it down. when he slowed it down alarm stopped. Just wondering what the connection between alarm and...
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    Re: RPM question

    I really don't know about the cooling part,but I have beat in his head to keep an eye on water flow since he was a little tyke and he is 28 now. I was wondering if intermittent beep had something to...
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    RPM question

    My son took out my old 1978 Cobia with 150 hp evinrude yesterday and was experiencing some high RPM at wide open. I have the same prop I have always had. He said hole shot was the same. Does this...
  18. Re: Is the brand name for 2-cycle oil important ?

    I've used super tegh oil for years with no problems. I have a freind that will use only oil made by motor manufacturer. I have an 84 year model 150hp Evinrude and a 2005 Mercury 50 hp.My friend says...
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    Re: 2005 mercury 50 hp 2 cycle

    Replaced fuel line and primer bulb,no better. Rebuilt fuel pump and ran fine but had a slight miss. Rebuilt carbs and now runs like new. Thanks for all the replys.
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    Re: 2005 mercury 50 hp 2 cycle

    Spark plugs just changed, built in tank. I had been noticing some gas in drain well in front of motor. I couldn't find leak from hose or primer bulb. Will a hole in primer or gas line cause a motor...
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