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by nccatfisher
30 May 2020, 21:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: '93 Johnson 25HP, Can't get it to idle right...VIDEO!!
Replies: 19
Views: 195

'93 Johnson 25HP, Can't get it to idle right...VIDEO!!

Before we get into a bunch of obvious questions let me ask just one. How fresh/clean is your fuel? I had a motor just like that, it almost made me pull my hair out. Turns out my "fresh" fuel although very recently bought was contaminated. Changed it out, drained the carb and lines and readjusted eve...
by nccatfisher
29 May 2020, 22:09
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Should the nav light pole and base be grounded?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Should the nav light pole and base be grounded?

They have a ground wire run to them in the fixture. The base is never grounded as in a chassis ground.
by nccatfisher
29 May 2020, 20:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?

Your OMC fuel tank should work unless it is real old.
by nccatfisher
29 May 2020, 20:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Type and thickness of aluminum patches
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Type and thickness of aluminum patches

As a general rule if you are patching the hull I go with the same as the hull thickness. But I am usually welding and I try to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
by nccatfisher
27 May 2020, 18:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reriveting floor
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Reriveting floor

Or better yet use aluminum rivets with steel mandrels. They pull the rivet down about twice as tight and you will have much lees of them coming out. They are slightly more expensive but worth it. As stated if you are going to do this often get an A frame tool or better yet an air over hydraulic. I d...
by nccatfisher
25 May 2020, 22:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rookie Boater seeking advice on Family Jon Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Rookie Boater seeking advice on Family Jon Boat

Unless he gets a swing away tongue a 16' boat won't go in a 20' garage and the door close with a motor hanging off the back.

The good thing is they are not that expensive to add on and pretty easy to do.
by nccatfisher
25 May 2020, 11:01
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram needed
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Wiring diagram needed

Tracker was terrible about wiring diagrams, it was hard to get info for fairly recent models. You better get a decent meter and start tracing.
by nccatfisher
24 May 2020, 20:38
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 25 Hp Help
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Johnson 25 Hp Help

Took the motor out on the water for the first time. Can you look at the pics and tell me if the following is normal. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200524/c9ea7dadf18b2d01c36ddb9ce5f815b6.jpg Fuel accumulating when engine is tipped up. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200524/699bd65121568739b...
by nccatfisher
23 May 2020, 19:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 25 Hp Help
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Johnson 25 Hp Help

It would be to me IF the 30 was in as good of shape as the one I had. That being said I don't know what you are putting it on so I don't know which is best for you long or short shaft.
by nccatfisher
22 May 2020, 21:21
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Aftermarket reel handles
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Aftermarket reel handles

I almost exclusively flathead catfish, I put power handles on my 6500s.
by nccatfisher
21 May 2020, 22:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: Water jacket, 115 Mercury
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Water jacket, 115 Mercury

You may want to go over it with some very fine grit sandpaper (like 800 grit) on a flat block and see if that polishes it up any without removing any excess material. Make sure and keep it flat and even, do not round the sealing surface.
by nccatfisher
21 May 2020, 21:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 445

Flywheel wobbling

Nevermind, I don't need a pic of the top of the flywheel, I froze a shot of it on the video. I may be wrong but I think I know what has happened. I think you have to remove that starter assembly from the top of the flywheel and use a crows foot puller to remove that flywheel. I am guessing you used ...
by nccatfisher
21 May 2020, 21:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 445

Flywheel wobbling

Can you post a pic of the top side of that flywheel?
by nccatfisher
21 May 2020, 18:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 445

Flywheel wobbling

I have never seen one like that but they obviously are a combination flywheel/vibration dampner. I am guessing there is a special tool needed to remove it and also guessing you probably used a conventional puller to remove it which probably is what caused your issue. turbotodd probably would be the ...
by nccatfisher
21 May 2020, 14:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: Flywheel wobbling
Replies: 28
Views: 445

Flywheel wobbling

... get that flywheel off and find out what is going on ... ... before it flies OFF on its own :shock: ! Good luck and please tell us the diagnosis! I had a late 70's 15 HP Johnson throw the flywheel off WOT and it scared the crap out of me. Upon inspection it did no damage but for the life of me I...