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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,620
Dinghy naming

I have been in the infatable bussiness for more than 10 years. The best way of putting the name in the inflatable tube is to do so with a stencil kit and a permanant marker. The Marker cannot be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,235
Honda conversion

There is a way to convert your Honda BF5A^la to a short shaft. You may not like the answer but it is a very expensive undertaking. From Honda , there is no kit available to do this but you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 14,495
Bird, sounds like a good project to tackle. i am...

Bird, sounds like a good project to tackle. i am a traveling marine mechanic, happy to assist , please feel free to call with any questions you may have.

Good Luck
Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 14,495
steamer outboard

This engine is and always was a workhorse. If the engine has not been overhauled in the last 6 years, I would fist say that the engine head gasket is leaking. You will not see this much with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,995
4 stroke woes

Here is the breakdown on the engines. You cannot beat the Tohatsu 4 , 5 , or even the 6 hp engines. The Nissan 3.5 that you have weighs only 30 pounds filled with fuel. I like the Tohatsu engine line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9,140
carb crap

hey there chuckles, great job , that little thumb screw is the jet

way to go
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9,140
Carb crap wo's

Hey there Chuckles, I have an Outboard repair bussiness and i see this everyday. it sounds to me that the jets in the carb are clogged. Even a small 2.5 needs to be able to breath. Year old gas and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
rip van outboard

Sailingdog is on the money here. The engine does not have an impeller as it is air cooled.Drain the engine oil,Replace oil with The Honda 10W30 oil remove and clean the carb. new oil , drain and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 654
enigne oil lifespan

engine oil if in the original sealed container will last for years, If the bottle and seal have been broken , the oil is only good if clean and free of water
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