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  1. Thread: Prop choice

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    Re: Prop choice

    One attached to a 70 hp.

    What diameter/pitch is on it now?
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    Re: Chasing a misfire

    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
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    Re: Chasing a misfire

    The alternator has already been tested right there on the boat and it's toast. It's not making voltage which is why you are getting all these haywire performance glitches. EFI hates it when it...
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    Re: non-mechanic learning OJT

    I mean ten minutes is OK if that's what it takes to open the Tstat but then do what you gotta do and shut it down. There are enough stories of folks blowing their otherwise good engines with this...
  5. Re: Best prop for going slow - trolling with a 2 stroke

    Get a British Seagull. It'll putter along at like 100 RPM all day.
    Honestly tho, there's no prop that will do what you want. If you wanna troll slow you need a trolling motor.
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    Re: non-mechanic learning OJT

    It's generally speaking not a good idea to run the engine on the garden hose for any length of time. For one thing it may not be supplying sufficient water to the intake pump leading to overheat...
  7. Re: New Engine Replacement - Engine Died and Hydro locked after 5 hrs!?

    He knew I had water in the block and he still let the boat still there for 3 weeks with the spark plugs removed. Ill be seeking legal action against him. It was such a horrible experience with him.
    ...
  8. Re: Crusader 305XL unplugged harness connectors

    In the world of marine wiring, purple usually is for trim. This may be for a trim gauge on your dash or something like that. I'm not a Crusader person, so don't take my word. Go find the wiring...
  9. Re: New Engine Replacement - Engine Died and Hydro locked after 5 hrs!?

    Don't leave the slip. Just run while still tied up. At least for a few hours anyway to be certain.
    Water ingestion can happen on sudden deceleration, as the water that you have been pushing out of...
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    Re: engine dies if you put into gear too fast

    did the new carb get clogged with the same contaminates (sic) in fuel tank?

    Guaranteed.
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    Re: engine dies if you put into gear too fast

    Just FYI, slow acceleration and deceleration is kinda how you wanna roll. Jacking the go lever to 100 from a dead stop is really hard on everything. This is why (proper) ski boats have straight...
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    Re: engine dies if you put into gear too fast

    He says the carb is "new" whatever that means. If we can assume that it is indeed new, then the reason for running out of gas must be upstream of the carb.
  13. Re: How to Freshwater Flush an Alpha One While In the Water (No Muffs)

    Look I don't want to be a wet blanket to your notion, but this is a somewhat dangerous idea as far as being certain of your cooling water flow. As much as you'd like to maintain your engine (and I...
  14. Re: How to Freshwater Flush an Alpha One While In the Water (No Muffs)

    No plastic!!!
  15. Re: How to Freshwater Flush an Alpha One While In the Water (No Muffs)

    Boating is not a cheap hobby. Count on 500 dollars for every meter of length per year, minimum.
    Those 1 inch stainless ball valves are $250 each. So spending nearly a thousand dollars (including...
  16. Re: How to Freshwater Flush an Alpha One While In the Water (No Muffs)

    Think of it this way. Your time costs money. Maintenance is about $100 an hour plus parts whether it's your time or someone else's. Now think about exactly how much time you put in to "flushing" over...
  17. Re: Crusader 454 Exhaust Manifolds Replace or Not?

    Ethylene Glycol also raises the solution's boiling point so running just plain water isn't the best option.
  18. Re: Chrysler Nissan SD33 engines in a 32 foot RLM cruiser - outdrive ratio and prop size?

    You aren't going to get that boat on plane with two 90 hp diesels. In addition to the drives being geared down enough so those engines can actually turn the wheels, you have a heavy boat. Because of...
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    Re: 4 blade vs. 3 Blade????

    To get up on plane quicker, hire more horses.
  20. Re: Where is the idle jet on my 5HP 2-stroke carburetor

    Our hosts have the parts you need. This is the diagram for parts on your carb: http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury-outboard-parts/5-2stroke/0t894439-up-usa/carburetor
    The idle jet is number 4...
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