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by bobmwsc
08 May 2019, 21:06
Forum: Motors
Topic: Torquing the flywheel nut.
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Torquing the flywheel nut.

I take a sparkplug out and push a piece of rope into the hole. Rotate gently until it firmly binds, then torque your nut. Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk This method worked to get the flywheel off of a lawnmower I had. I think it was a thick nylon rope I used. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapat...
by bobmwsc
08 May 2019, 08:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury 3.3 carb rebuild kit or aftermarket carb?
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Mercury 3.3 carb rebuild kit or aftermarket carb?

I ran it for a bit yesterday and everything seems good aside from the fact that after shutting the motor down I tilted the motor to get it out of the bucket and fuel came pouring out of the carb I'm 99%sure everything was reassembled correctly. What portion of the carb would I need to be looking at ...
by bobmwsc
06 May 2019, 18:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury 3.3 carb rebuild kit or aftermarket carb?
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Mercury 3.3 carb rebuild kit or aftermarket carb?

I got the Johnson running well after the carb cleaning so now it's time to move on to the other motor... A Mercury 3.3 (it's either a 1995 or 96). This one was suffering from a similar illness as the other one... the carb is all gummed up. Even after a thorough cleaning it still doesn't seem to be q...
by bobmwsc
27 Apr 2019, 22:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp

Thanks for the info. I was looking at an OEM Johnson carb rebuild kit. I know it comes with a few extra parts for other models but I believe it's the appropriate one. Evinrude/Johnson Kit Ay, Carb Repair 439073 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035L5COU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nIqXCbP1QXXY8 Attached is the l...
by bobmwsc
27 Apr 2019, 21:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp

You need to take carb apart & run wire thru the passages. Soaking in pinesol isn't enough. Get a kit & change out needle & seat. Mine was hard to start too & carb rebuid fixed it. All the passages were clear the first text when I soaked it. It got clogged up again with the innards from the old fuel...
by bobmwsc
26 Apr 2019, 20:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Questions on 1987 Johnson 4hp

Motor is a 1987 Johnson BJ4RCUD 4hp I was hoping that all I needed to do to get ready for getting on the water was swap out the plugs and call it a day. I was wrong. The plug swap was fine and I was glad they had the plugs at Walmart for just a few dollars a piece. I snapped them out, put some new f...
by bobmwsc
07 Apr 2019, 22:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Think this will work out?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Think this will work out?

I ended up passing on it. It was a great deal and I may have been able to repair it well enough but I hadn't considered how narrow it was (thanks for the heads up!). I'm going to keep my eyes open for something a little wider that's hopefully in better shape even if it means I spend a little more. W...
by bobmwsc
03 Apr 2019, 18:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Think this will work out?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Think this will work out?

I found a relatively inexpensive boat on Craigslist. The seller seems honest about the condition (decent shape with a few patched rivets that were leaky). He sent a few photos and there appears to be a decent sized dent in the transom. It's hard to tell from the photos if the wood in the transom is ...
by bobmwsc
29 Oct 2016, 23:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Clearing a cloudy gauge lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Clearing a cloudy gauge lens

Nice JOB! Thanks... I just figured a quick $7 fix was better than shelling out a few hundred and having to rewire all the gauges. They came out better than I expected. I know that when I did my headlights they lasted for close to 2 years before needing a second application being subjected to the Ne...
by bobmwsc
23 Oct 2016, 17:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Clearing a cloudy gauge lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Clearing a cloudy gauge lens

Wow, huge difference there. I think I would try to use the original gauges as long as they work, that is unless you want to save them for down the road, then I would install the new ones using an adaptor, new gauges are always nice though! Your call, as they say 6 of one, half dozen of the other, o...
by bobmwsc
17 Oct 2016, 16:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Clearing a cloudy gauge lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Clearing a cloudy gauge lens

I tried in on the worst condition lens. it's better but not great. The plastic has a bunch of hair line fractures in the surface. I may try again with some fine sandpaper followed up by the headlight kit.

Original:
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Clear(er):
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by bobmwsc
17 Oct 2016, 15:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Clearing a cloudy gauge lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Clearing a cloudy gauge lens

So yesterday I was working on one of my projects - a 1989 Bayliner Capri 1750. I have a set of replacement gauges that I scored online a while ago to replace the original gauges. Four of the six original gauges are in terrible shape (maybe 10% transparent) and two of them look brand new. I took out ...
by bobmwsc
23 Apr 2016, 17:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 9' Jon - Duratech 93
Replies: 5
Views: 675

9' Jon - Duratech 93

As far as the floor, it is def flat enough, however I'm concerned about the crunching and crinkling that I think would happen with me standing and walking around, would that be an issue? Maybe cut and glue some of the interlocking foam squares to fit the floor to reduce the noise and be a little mo...
by bobmwsc
22 Apr 2016, 09:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat Dolly
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Boat Dolly

When I got a small 10' jon it came with something similar to one of these: https://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LyxzHAuiL._SL1000_.jpg You flip the boat over and slide it on over the transom. The wheel base if kind of narrow but it gets the gob done. The other link may be better though just beca...