Maintaining an outboard - Page 7 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 63 Old 08-08-2014
Senior Member
dabnis's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 8,771
Thanks: 2
Thanked 116 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Originally Posted by mombemoo View Post
Outboard mechanic here... this is an extreme example of a dirty carb, but keep in mind it only takes a tiny piece of dirt to clog the fuel passages.
Oh yes, "been there, done that". As Christian did/does, I "fiddled" with 2 stroke off road motorcycle carbs for 30years. The one in the picture doesn't look all that bad. Before ethanol gas, we seldom drained. One of the most common problems was sand & mud in the bowl after submerging the bike in a fast flowing river in the winter.

Paul T
christian.hess likes this.
dabnis is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #62 of 63 Old 08-08-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
christian.hess's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,586
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Re: Maintaining an outboard

have a picture of that but dont want to hijack anymore...basically had a filter completely plug up with sand...but the damn bike was a honda so it just kept running! jajaja

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #63 of 63 Old 08-08-2014
Glad I found Sailnet
Bene505's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,820
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
I like that idea of a clear filter but do you have a link to an appropriate part?

I know the engines are fussy about the micron size and maybe other things?
I used the Sierra 18-7723 fuel filter. West Marine has them.

It fit right where the other one was, under the cowling. And the old hoses fit just fine. Remember to buy a couple hose clamps too.


Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
The best minds discuss sailing (and a little bit of politics). I don't know why. It's a mystery!
Bene505 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maintaining head to wind jbr Learning to Sail 11 08-18-2003 02:30 PM
Maintaining Safety Gear Tom Wood Her Sailnet Articles 0 12-21-2001 08:00 PM
Maintaining Freshwater Kathy Barron Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-11-2001 08:00 PM
Maintaining Freshwater Kathy Barron Her Sailnet Articles 0 12-11-2001 08:00 PM
The Art of Maintaining Brightwork Sue & Larry Her Sailnet Articles 0 12-31-1998 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome