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by Shaugh
22 Jan 2020, 13:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: shorten jon boat 2 feet
Replies: 6
Views: 339

shorten jon boat 2 feet

I never met anyone that actually wanted a 10ft jon.... that ain't much better than a log....

look into a rooftop / trailer hitch carrier..
https://www.etrailer.com/Watersport-Car ... 8-924.html
by Shaugh
06 Dec 2019, 13:34
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

SUNRISE...MANY MONTHS AGO

It was foggy that day..
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by Shaugh
27 Nov 2019, 10:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Under water cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Under water cameras

I got one thinking it would be interesting to actually see what I saw on the depth finder and determine exactly what I was looking at. But as said the range you can see near the bottom is about a foot in most lakes... so even finding the thing I wanted to investigate was near impossible.... been sit...
by Shaugh
26 Nov 2019, 10:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ladders... I'm using ladders.
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Ladders... I'm using ladders.

You guys might be overthinking this a little... a typical extension ladder at 5 foot span with decking screwed on top will work great... https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1309&bih=670&ei=JDvdXcuMFIfmsAWJ1Zn4Cg&q=ice+crevasse+ladder&oq=ice+crevasse+ladder&gs_l=img.3...1892.73...
by Shaugh
25 Nov 2019, 12:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ladders... I'm using ladders.
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Ladders... I'm using ladders.

If I was going to try this I'd be more inclined to find an extension ladder.. parallel sides.. significantly stronger rails... Buy an old one off craigslist: I'm sure you'd find similar near you: https://nashville.craigslist.org/tls/d/lebanon-24-extension-ladder/7021122472.html https://nashville.cra...
by Shaugh
23 Nov 2019, 17:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: What happens to your boat motor when you are retired
Replies: 3
Views: 629

What happens to your boat motor when you are retired

Luv it. Nothing like a shiny fresh motor. Like a time machine... We want the full centerfold when she’s done.
by Shaugh
22 Nov 2019, 16:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ladders... I'm using ladders.
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Ladders... I'm using ladders.

It's good thinking. More often than not the profit margin on something like a ladder is much smaller than on the equivalent raw materials. Only concern would be strength... a step ladder is actually pretty weak in that direction... I'd test it before I did the whole boat...
by Shaugh
17 Nov 2019, 14:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

It's a good lesson for all. No matter how diligent and well informed, as you certainly were, there should always be the first assumption that you likely just need to redo something you thought you did properly.... Then move on to zebras only after you've triple checked the obvious...
by Shaugh
15 Nov 2019, 22:06
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

I always try to keep a 2nd parts motor of anything that I have in service for me.... a 2nd carb brings to mind a similar story.... my 58 35 hp ran ok... but just seemed to be lacking that full throttle anger that I expected... on a whim one day I took the carb off a 59 35hp parts motor I had in the ...
by Shaugh
15 Nov 2019, 21:46
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

Here's a 61 with some good photos to compare.... an unmolested second carb would be the easy way to figure out if the one you have is kerfuffled…. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-EVINRUDE-MODEL-35524-40-HP-OUTBOARD-CARBURETOR-CARB/264500996167?hash=item3d957ce847:g:m5YAAOSwlQddp3In a 62: https://www.e...
by Shaugh
15 Nov 2019, 11:17
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

Note the differences between carburetors from 60 to 61. It's possible that you're working with mixed parts... 1960: https://www.marineengine.com/parts/johnson-evinrude-parts.php?year=1960&hp=40&model=35018&manufacturer=Evinrude§ion=Big+Twin+Carburetor 1961: https://www.marineengine.com/parts/joh...
by Shaugh
15 Nov 2019, 10:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

The only other basic idea I'd have is that somehow the float is not opening the valve. It can appear to function without the bowl attached, but a gasket that compresses can protrude and jam the float in the closed position... etc... I'd look hard at that... Beyond the horses the next step is zebras....
by Shaugh
04 Nov 2019, 11:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

It's a common mistake to not compress new needle packing enough. It doesn't take much pressure to lock the needle from turning but there is still a lot of space that the packing needs to fill, seal and lock up the bushing. I usually put grease on the needle because those new packing are very grippy....
by Shaugh
04 Nov 2019, 10:19
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1903

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

I can recall a similar situation. The needle valve bushing might be the cause. There was a burr on the thread of the needle that jammed in the bushing. So when I was turning the needle I was merely spinning the bushing.... That would be my first take apart and examine... completely new packing needs...
by Shaugh
28 Oct 2019, 16:44
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin starting/running issues
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Evinrude Big Twin starting/running issues

It's a theory... although I have my doubts that a tiny vacuum leak would do much.... a 2 cycle motor of that vintage is an incredibly crude device.... but sealing it can't hurt.... I'd do that and only that to see if it makes an immediate difference.... That's the problem in diagnosing a motor.. oft...