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by GYPSY400
05 Jun 2020, 18:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: carpet vs no carpet
Replies: 7
Views: 103

carpet vs no carpet

I have nautolex in one of my boats.. 10 years old and still looks like new!! And no snagged hooks
by GYPSY400
01 Jun 2020, 09:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?

Look like you ended up getting a good deal.. around here ( ontario canada) that motor would be double that price in running condition.

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by GYPSY400
01 Jun 2020, 08:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?

I would replace the impeller first off if you can get the motor to fire up.. then save up for a new prop. Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk While one can't argue that replacing a water pump is always a good idea, I did not heed your advice and it was no problem in my case. Thank for the imput! Y...
by GYPSY400
31 May 2020, 16:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: Compression low?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Compression low?

I'd pull the head an investigate.. might just be a head gasket.. if the cylinder looks good, I'd put a new head gasket and run it.. but before doing that I'd go over all 3 carbs, the center one might be running lean.
It's on the borderline of being concerned
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by GYPSY400
30 May 2020, 21:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: '93 Johnson 25HP, Can't get it to idle right...VIDEO!!
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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

Another thought is the thermostat.. it will be hard to tune properly if the engine temp is not consistent.

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by GYPSY400
29 May 2020, 16:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Evinrude 30hp, another poor decision?

I would replace the impeller first off if you can get the motor to fire up.. then save up for a new prop.

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by GYPSY400
26 May 2020, 17:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New fishing boat project
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: New fishing boat project

Silicone a piece of plastic under the gunnel right before the corner at the transom. This may deflect water down and keep it from turning the corner and splashing into the boat? Cheap to try and if it doesn't work you can pull it out Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk To elaborate on this.. a cut ...
by GYPSY400
21 May 2020, 20:31
Forum: Motors
Topic: '56 Corsair 7.5 hp
Replies: 7
Views: 177

'56 Corsair 7.5 hp

That is a nice motor!! Hey if you can run it and not paddle home more power to you!
Good job on the restoration
by GYPSY400
16 May 2020, 04:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: Jon Boat Outboard
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Jon Boat Outboard

If your buying new - which I'd recommend if you can afford it, they are all pretty good nowadays. There is not really a " bad" brand of motor out there ( except the offshore no name stuff) One thing to consider is where your most convenient dealer is located and how they treat you when it comes time...
by GYPSY400
14 May 2020, 16:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2 stroke boat gas in a weed eater.
Replies: 7
Views: 172

2 stroke boat gas in a weed eater.

I'd do it
But I wouldn't use air cooled oil in a boat motor tho.
by GYPSY400
11 Apr 2020, 17:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2019 merc 40 running poorly after storage...
Replies: 3
Views: 104

2019 merc 40 running poorly after storage...

Bring it in for warranty.. if you mess with it first, they might deny warranty.
by GYPSY400
05 Apr 2020, 08:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: Getting a 2-stroke to run cleaner?
Replies: 17
Views: 633

Getting a 2-stroke to run cleaner?

It is the nature of the beast. 2 things you can try: Replace the thermostat and tune the carburetor appropriately, so it can run as lean as possible.. if its running cold all the time it wont burn fuel efficiently. Run 100:1 mix when trolling with good synthetic oil. This topic will stir up some deb...
by GYPSY400
29 Mar 2020, 17:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: downside of a long shaft?
Replies: 19
Views: 662

downside of a long shaft?

No downside to a long shaft except a slight weight penalty. If you have a 20" transom all the better. The extra 5" really makes a difference when you've got a wake catching up to you or reversing into some waves.
by GYPSY400
26 Mar 2020, 11:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: 100 hp tiller?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

100 hp tiller?

You can buy a new 250 or 300hp with the tiller option.. they have some sort of power steering involved though.