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Search: Posts Made By: dabnis
Forum: Outboard 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dabnis
Re: Maintaining an outboard

With the bow of the boat to your right the carb will be about 2/3rds of the way back. At the very bottom of the carb there is a slotted screw, facing you. Just back the screw out, doesn't have to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

One more time, integral tank motor, either new or used on Craigslist, then sell the old motor on Craigslist, easy. :D

Paul T
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Oh my, $500, after tax & shipping, for a 6 gallon tank. They are really proud of their product. For a little more he could buy a motor with an integral tank, & sell his existing motor.

Paul T
Forum: Diesel 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By dabnis
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

My hands on experience was with VW turbo & non-turbo diesels & Detroit
( Screaming Jimmy's) diesels. I don’t remember ever seeing any external adjustment feature like that. I am really surprised a...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By dabnis
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Interesting, sounds like Yanmar doesn't want anybody to tinker with it.

Paul T
Forum: Outboard 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dabnis
Re: Maintaining an outboard

I can only speak from my own experience. On many different motors, 2 & 4 stroke, I have always, except the one time I forgot, drained the carb unless I was going to use the motor in a few days, &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Don't know what your transom arrangement is but the "Dingy Mate" might work, or perhaps it could sit on the cockpit floor?

Scepter Marine - OEM and Topside Fuel Tanks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

It is possible that you may not pass a Coast Guard or Sheriff’s safety inspection test with anything “home made”? Also, an insurance claim, either liability or property might be effected? My guess is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Maybe try a Google search on "Plastic outboard motor fuel tanks"?

Paul T
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By dabnis
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

I misunderstood, thinking there was too much friction. If there are no adjustments in the lever mechanism, maybe a "return spring" pulling in the direction of full throttle?

Paul T
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By dabnis
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

I should have said “combustion”, instead of “ignition”.

Paul T
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

Try this:

Moeller's Tempo Ultra3 Gas Fuel Tank 620003LP (http://www.iboats.com/Moeller-s-Tempo-Ultra3-Gas-Fuel-Tank/dm/cart_id.607692614--session_id.250740088--view_id.729912)

Paul T
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By dabnis
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

You didn't say what kind of motor you have, but most small outboards ,even 2 strokes, don't burn much fuel. From your description, 2 gallons or so would probably be more than enough. I have a 6HP...
Forum: Outboard 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dabnis
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Good suggestion. In 1947 I bought my first outboard, a Johnson 5 HP 2 stroke. I ran it hard for 40 years, always flushed it out. I gave it to a friend for his duck boat, used in salt water. He didn't...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By dabnis
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

No hands on experience with Yanmars, but am wondering about the "Throttle limiter"? Sounds like the mechanic may have advanced the timing if you picked up some RPM's, maybe too much? It is critical...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By dabnis
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Two kinds of knock, ignition & bearing. Ignition, kind of like a ping in a gas engine, short & sharp. Bearing, kind of low frequency, longer duration, awful sound. I think if it was a bearing it...
Forum: Diesel 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By dabnis
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

If the engine ran OK after you put the new injectors in them & the knock just suddenly appeared afterwards, it is possible something fouled an injector tip, effecting the spray pattern? The fact that...
Forum: Outboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dabnis
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Draining gets as much gas out as possible. running it dry will leave a small amount of fuel in the bowl. Run it dry & then open the drain to see how much.
I have had a number of outboards, both 2 &...
Forum: Outboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By dabnis
Re: Maintaining an outboard

I have a 6HP Tohatsu 4 stroke, same engine, I think. Sounds like you have it covered. The fuel filter is clear so you can see if anything large may be plugging it up. I carry a pint container in case...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,803
Posted By dabnis
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

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Well, this warrants a 5,000 word rant, but I will spare you that. I think the one way only fuel tank vent is an EPA requirement. However, California always seems to go one step further...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,803
Posted By dabnis
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I have one of the new "vent-in" only tanks on my Tohatsu 4HP 4 stroke & was concerned about the high pressure that developed when it was I the sun. I removed the little "one way in" valve from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By dabnis
Re: Building a Quality Boat from a Bare Hull - What's Involved and $$

I helped my Dad build both boats & houses, really not much fun, for me, anyway.

I enjoyed sailing more than building. If you want to learn "skills" there are lots of ways to do that besides...
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 1,753
Posted By dabnis
Re: Compression test 2GM20F

Life is good.

For many years I was the ultimate tinkerer, many/most times accomplishing nothing, & in some cases, making things worse.

A quote from my wife:

"Make sure there is fuel in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By dabnis
Re: What the heck is this?

That must have been a really old unit. Thanks for the feedback, always interesting.

Paul T
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By dabnis
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

Could be, however it is always interesting, to me anyway, to find out what causes various problems. I hope he is not stuck under the engine. :D

Paul T
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