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Search: Posts Made By: Pater
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pater
It all depends upon the chop your sailin' in, to...

It all depends upon the chop your sailin' in, to my way of thinkin'. Sailed a 34ft Rue gaffed rigged 7.5 ton schooner for 12 years, when the glass boats headed in she just healed to 15 and stayerd...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,964
Posted By Pater
Points at 25 thousandths Plugs at 30 thousandths

Points at 25 thousandths
Plugs at 30 thousandths
Forum: Irwin 09-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Pater
diverdad69, I Have an Irwin 28 CIB "Express" did...

diverdad69, I Have an Irwin 28 CIB "Express" did you say you have 3 atomic 4s? Mine rusted through the waterjacket floor into the crank case. Could I convince you to sell one of your A4s?Pater
Forum: Atomic 4 08-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,923
Posted By Pater
Don Moyer has a simple method for checking...

Don Moyer has a simple method for checking cooling systems with a bicycle pump and a pair of schrader valves. go to Moyer Marine and ask. A great resource for Atomic Four owners.
Forum: Atomic 4 08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,949
Posted By Pater
Fuel pumps fail for a few reasons. The diaphrams...

Fuel pumps fail for a few reasons. The diaphrams leak (generally when exposed to fuel with high concentrations of alcohol) The valves stop sealing well (varnish, dirt, rust from old tanks,etc). the...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By Pater
I'd pressure test the water jacket before going...

I'd pressure test the water jacket before going any further. I had water in #3 replaced the head gasket, designed and built a new exhaust with a dry loop and water injection installed a diverter...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,201
Posted By Pater
Test it in place first

Take a bicycle pump with a built in pressure guage (PeP Boys $15.00) two tire stems with valves. Remove the hose from the barb at the thermostat housing and insert the bulb end of one tire stem and...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By Pater
A sudden increase in load can create a cylinder...

A sudden increase in load can create a cylinder 'stall" requiring a hotter than normal spark to generate ignition. While it may be points related, the utility fours I've worked on (and the A4s too)...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 9,495
Posted By Pater
Hi WSTEEVES, my name is Pater,ad I'm interested...

Hi WSTEEVES, my name is Pater,ad I'm interested in your A4, the one in my Irwin 28 has a rusted through waterjacket which I discovered after doing a valve job, carb rebuild and new water pump and...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-10-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6,583
Posted By Pater
Atomic Four For My Macushla

I've spent the season rebuilding the A4 in my Irwin 28 only to have the water jacket rust through and fill the crank case with coolant. ARGH!! I'm located in Suffolk county and have a protable engine...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Pater
Check with Mystic SeaPort in Mystic Conn. I...

Check with Mystic SeaPort in Mystic Conn. I understand they have an extensive collection of plans, loftings and dimensional drawings in their research library.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Pater
Try "Start Sailing Right" written for the...

Try "Start Sailing Right" written for the beginner, it clearly covers all the topics the US Sailing Association considers necessisary for getting the proper start, and it's the first text I hand my...
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