Second boat, added 2 feet!

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SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Picked this up yesterday because I decided my 10’ Jon boat wasn’t big enough…

I need a trailer, and I’m not sure what the motor needs… previous owner put a fuel pump on it to convert it from a pressurized tank… he said he got it to run, but it didn’t run very well… I’ve got almost 20 years experience as an automotive mechanic so I’m sure I can get it going (unless there’s something catastrophic wrong)…

I’ll post updates (and probably a lot of questions about the motor) as I work on it…
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SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Found a trailer!
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SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Messed around with the motor a little tonight, wanted to see if I could get it to make some noise… it has spark and compression but I couldn’t get it to fire… looks like I’m going into the carburetor…

SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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It runs, and the water pump works! I’m gonna need a new gasket for the sediment bowl (water separator?), it leaks a little…

SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Took the boat out the other day with the trolling motor… (electric-only river). We had fun, and the boat did well!
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Still need a few minor things for the evinrude… the previous owner has to dig the fuel tank out of his shed, and I will have to get fuel lines. I’ve also got to change the oil in the lower unit and I’m seriously considering just replacing the impeller as a precaution even though it pumps water just fine…
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SomethingIsFishy
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Guess what I get to do! Since I’m going in to do the seals I’m obviously going to do the water pump while I’m in there…

Edit- magic oil/water mix flows sideways. No idea why my pics randomly post sideways…
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CedarRiverScooter
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Second boat, added 2 feet!

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Make sure & replace shift rod oring too. That was the hardest one to do, I had to drive it out with a punch.

SomethingIsFishy
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Thanks! I might not have thought of the shift rod o ring…

SomethingIsFishy
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Any recommendations on where to get parts for the evinrude? Thanks!

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I have had good response from Marineengines.com. Their online parts catalogs are a big help in figuring out what you need. You might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, but they may not have the same level of service.