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by samuelh1987
14 Feb 2020, 12:06
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Utility V Boats
Replies: 1
Views: 43

New Utility V Boats

In the near future i'm going to be purchasing a new utility V and tiller outboard. What does everyone use & what are their dislikes. I'm wanting something in the 14'-16' X 6' range. I'd prefer split middle bench and a flat floor.
by samuelh1987
13 Feb 2020, 09:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' V Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 97

12' V Floor

Here is a simple idea for adding a floor to small V bottom boats. All I did was use the ribs as a guide and cut the plywood to match their shape. Plywood sits neatly on top. Very Little weight has been added by doing it this way and no framing was required. It also kept the COG down as low as possib...
by samuelh1987
11 Feb 2020, 12:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to secure deck and flooring
Replies: 9
Views: 197

How to secure deck and flooring

I always use simple L brackets.
by samuelh1987
02 Feb 2020, 15:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

Sorry if it seemed like I was disregarding your info, in no way did I mean to come off that way. The motor is now starting with ease and running well in my Barrell. Between rebuilding the carb again and a different fuel pump my issue has been resolved. The reason it was sneezing was that the needle ...
by samuelh1987
31 Jan 2020, 22:46
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

Perhaps Im just overthinking the whole thing lol. Pertaining to the fuel pump, I was able to blow outlet to inlet and inlet to outlet. When blowing inlet to outlet there was no resistance or "quack" from the diaphragm.
by samuelh1987
31 Jan 2020, 13:44
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

Finally got motor to start up from cold. I rechecked my carb setting and made sure everything was air tight again. When watching my fuel circulate it would stop moving and go backwards after about 30 sec. Took off the fuel pump and blew through it, unfortunately, you can blow clean through the outle...
by samuelh1987
29 Jan 2020, 12:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

I verified that the leafs are working correctly when I redid my carb last night. I taped a piece of paper in front of the manifold and pulled engine over. Sucked the paper right in. I also adjusted the float slightly and added additional packing to the low speed needle.
by samuelh1987
28 Jan 2020, 10:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

That's what I was thinking. So basically a fuel delivery problem within the carb. I have the slow speed needle backed out 1 turn. Its will sneeze if you go any further in and stall if it comes out much more than a quarter turn from there. I have 2 packing washers on the needle. would it be wise to a...
by samuelh1987
28 Jan 2020, 10:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

everything within the carb looked great. What I don't understand is that it runs great once it starts & will restart with no issues. An idea I had is that Its got one of the small square fuel pumps, and it may be undersized. The 18hp I had previously had a much larger pump, could that be a issue? Th...
by samuelh1987
27 Jan 2020, 21:48
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

Who's tune-up kit did you use? What all was installed? On the carb does the choke blade close FULLY? You mentioned you had to manually place fuel into the cylinders to get it to fire. Who's carb kit was used ? Did you pull the aluminum plug on top of the carb that cover the idle calibration holes? ...
by samuelh1987
27 Jan 2020, 14:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 426

1968 EVINRUDE FASTWIN 18HP - COLD START PROBLEMS

I came across a 1968 18hp Evinrude that appeared to be a great runner. Ran great at the sellers place, he had it running before I got there (hint), and told me it could take a few pulls to fire up from cold. Sure enough the next day it was awful, Ended up spraying fuel into cylinder to get it to sta...
by samuelh1987
22 Jan 2020, 12:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1959 Alumacraft FD Restoration Project Journal
Replies: 16
Views: 298

1959 Alumacraft FD Restoration Project Journal

love the color scheme!
by samuelh1987
16 Jan 2020, 13:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer

Not sure what it was called but I used to have a mount that went on the hitch of my truck that clamped on the transom of the boat and you could swing it over the top of the truck. The bow of the boat would set on a cargo carrier rack and strap it down to the front of the truck. Worked great but not...
by samuelh1987
16 Jan 2020, 10:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer

I have a vhull of similar size and used a truck to pick it up from the original owner. We put it in upside down, transom against the cab. It had to lean a on a fender, but, rode fine.
by samuelh1987
10 Dec 2019, 15:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Any pilots, or wanna be pilots on here?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Any pilots, or wanna be pilots on here?

Been running outside operations @ airports for 10 years. Love it, but, I'm no pilot.