Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

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Sinkingfast
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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by Sinkingfast » 28 Aug 2016, 19:19

I installed fiber reeds on my 9.9/15omc in April during a total rebuild. 250 hours later and it won't start easy, fuel in the airbox, screwie jetting and no idle. And barking out of the carb...

Was going to tear it down this winter again for other mods so this forced my hand. Back to my 18ft canoe with a f2.5 yami...

Anybody else with little hours and blown fiber reeds? I expected 1000 hours or so..
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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by wmk0002 » 29 Aug 2016, 10:23

Are Boyesen and the likes fiber? If so they are advertised as only having a life of something like 20 hours aren't they? Granted that is for racing applications at some seriously high rpms but I would imagine a typical life for general use is still only double digit hours. Just a guess though.
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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by turbotodd » 29 Aug 2016, 17:28

I was just going to say, 250 hours seems like a lot of hours. But then again, I only use my rig twice a week from Feb through Nov and average 40 running hours a year.

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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by Sinkingfast » 29 Aug 2016, 20:04

Yea..The wife and I have taken the boat out about 2 hours every day since the middle of April. Maybe missed 6 days par month.

CC reeds new in April. Now I have a decision to make...try boyesen or go back to stock.

What would you do? We boat from April to mid November couple hours per day on average.
2 stroke every time I can
4 stroke only when I have to..I don't like boating with my lawn mower

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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by Lil' Blue Rude » 31 Aug 2016, 19:17

Call Chris and let him know what's happened and he'll take care of you.
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Gollygeewhiz..250hrs and fiber reeds are shot..

Post by Sinkingfast » 31 Aug 2016, 20:58

I did like the reeds and it is a good company as i called asking about the shim and someone answered the phone! Holy crap...

Since we put on a lot of time on the motor I'll probably go back to steel. I haven't opened up the motor yet so I'm not sure how they failed.
2 stroke every time I can
4 stroke only when I have to..I don't like boating with my lawn mower

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