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by nomowork
09 Aug 2013, 00:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Buying a house...
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Buying a house...

Wow, a home with a view of water! That will make for a relaxing end of the day! Congratulations.
by nomowork
08 Aug 2013, 00:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Built a cradle today. Pretty happy with how it turned out
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Built a cradle today. Pretty happy with how it turned out

A few more pieces and you would have a hydrofoil!
by nomowork
08 Aug 2013, 00:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Kayaking Rapids Taught Me a Few Things.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Kayaking Rapids Taught Me a Few Things.....

I had a two seat sit on top kayak before and I can tell you that paddling that thing against a wind was a chore, much less trying to control it in rapids. We fish the Colorado River in the Arizona side below the Hoover Dam (Willow Beach). I thought of taking our tin there because the trout stocking ...
by nomowork
04 Aug 2013, 11:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: v hull that will fit flat between wheel wells in crew cab
Replies: 3
Views: 398

v hull that will fit flat between wheel wells in crew cab

JMHO but by the time you figure on the motor, gas, ice chest, fishing equipment, life vests, float cushions, safety items, etc. you'll wish you had a trailer. Heck, I bought a full size van just to tow my boats! The storage space inside the van is a big plus!
by nomowork
03 Aug 2013, 23:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: No ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 453

No ignition

This is one that I will have to remember. Replaced both plugs and it fired right up!
by nomowork
02 Aug 2013, 11:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: Ethanol and boats
Replies: 50
Views: 2488

Ethanol and boats

I haven't read all of the postings but my two cents. I HAD a 1980 something Merc outboard. I also have a 2011 Honda four stroke. Both manuals said to drain the carbs after each use due to ethanol in the fuel. I also have a 90hp Tohatsu 2 stroke on my glass boat but it is a direct port fuel injection...
by nomowork
02 Aug 2013, 11:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Im almost there.. thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Im almost there.. thanks

Projects are fun and even better when you get to use them! Keep up the good work!
by nomowork
01 Aug 2013, 23:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: I hate it when.....
Replies: 11
Views: 762

I hate it when.....

There's a lake nearby that has the sign posted for no fishing on boat ramp but just after they stock the lake (at the ramp) the poles and lines are all over the place on the ramp. The sheriff's station is a few yards at the top of the ramp. :twisted: :shock: :roll: #-o :evil: :cry: I even saw a boat...
by nomowork
01 Aug 2013, 12:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1985 Merc 80hp remote w/ tilt and trim - Opinions Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 160

1985 Merc 80hp remote w/ tilt and trim - Opinions Wanted

---He said it was "missing a little, but that could be from it sitting for 2 years.--- When I bought my tin for $500, it came with two motors which both ran! The boat was sitting in a backyard, uncovered, for over twenty years! The primary 18hp ran but would quit after several minutes so I figured i...
by nomowork
01 Aug 2013, 12:16
Forum: Motors
Topic: No ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 453

No ignition

WaterWaif » Today, 07:53 wrote:Am not familiar with your engine. Is there a kill switch involved?Just to be sure no effect on ignition .
I traced the wiring from the kill/dead man's switch and verified that it works. I don't know how many times I've tried to start my boat motors without the dead man's switch in place! :roll:
by nomowork
01 Aug 2013, 12:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: Low compression results... would you trust this gauge?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Low compression results... would you trust this gauge?

Gauges can vary as you found out. I have three gauges for my compressor and tires. They all vary on the same pressure source. Can't give too much advise on two stroke motors but going back to my hot rod gear head days, I once had an engine that idled well and ran well at low speeds but as soon as I ...
by nomowork
01 Aug 2013, 01:17
Forum: Motors
Topic: Trouble starting 4stroke high elevations
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Trouble starting 4stroke high elevations

Carbed motors are very touchy animals in cold and high altitude situations. I usually just pull the choke all the way out to get it running initially.

My other boat has a two stroke direct injected motor and fires up easily (electric start).

My carbed motor will be the last of it's kind for me.
by nomowork
31 Jul 2013, 23:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Low compression results... would you trust this gauge?
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Low compression results... would you trust this gauge?

May not help, but from my hot rod days, we used to squirt oil down the cylinders via the spark plug holes and if the compression readings increased, it usually meant some bad rings/cylinders.
by nomowork
31 Jul 2013, 23:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: Trouble starting 4stroke high elevations
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Trouble starting 4stroke high elevations

Choke? I have a three year old Honda four stroke 15hp that always had trouble starting in Mammoth at about 7000-9000 feet elevations. Mine is a pull start and my arm always had a good work out. Funny thing is that we just came back from Mammoth last week and it started on the first pull every time u...
by nomowork
30 Jul 2013, 22:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: No ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 453

No ignition

Re-measured secondary side this time with plug wires attached and got a reading of 28K ohms which is more in line with the manual. I re-measured input voltage into the coil from the CDI unit and this time came up with about 60vdc but still no spark at the plugs when I ground them to the engine case....