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by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved

I feel for you Al. Same as me- stung by a "new" part. But at least you found [the defective new part] and are on the water again. I've seen guys lose an entire season over a dumb problem.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP

Understood. But after breaking down on the water due to the neglected points ignition I am spoiled by the CDI rock solid performance. I would definitely look for a parts motor to scavenge the system. Or even use my current electric start/ charging parts on the parts motor if they were compatible. I ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 5112

Re: Battery Maintainer for Boat In Storage

I use a NOCO Genius charger. It can charge, maintain, and repair a battery. All this is done automatically. I keep my battery plugged in at all times at the dock. I charge it occasionally over the Winter. I have it wired to dock power and mounted under an aluminum cover to keep rain off. While "...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP

Normally a 40-HP engine would be a screamer on a 13 footer. As stated, you have added a lot of weight to a small boat. A 40-HP engine is big and heavy to begin with and being a four-stroke makes it even heavier. I recommend first to move weight around. If moving weight around does not help the perfo...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved

Thanks Jim. Although I discovered numerous small problems with the fuel system, I have to believe that the entire episode was caused by the defective spark plug. Every year I am tempted to re-use the spark plugs if they look good. But I change them out just because. Looks like this year I got stung.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean- SOLVED- kinda

I went down to the dock armed with tools, hoses, and parts. I was not leaving until [the problem of fuel delivery at high engine speed] was solved. Even if I had to re-build the whole fuel system. I changed the line from the engine-mounted fuel fitting to the pump because it was a little soft. No ch...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

In a perfect world no filters would be a dream set up. Nothing to leak. Unfortunately the gas here varies from perfect to horrible. I know because of the clear in-line filters. Ocassionaly the crud is so bad I need to take it apart just to run. Then there is the water. I had really never had a probl...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

A gasket. Two holes for the screws and one center hole for the pulse. New when other pumps were tested. I'm seeing OEM BRP pumps going for around $100. And of course there are Chinesium pumps on Ebay for s little as $9.50. Even used factory pumps are around $50 these days. Amazing. My hose barb orde...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Re: Scepter-brand 5-gallon Gasoline Container Leak

The only brand can I have ever seen around here is called BLITZ. I have some that are decades old with no problems. I agree the new push-to-vent systems really are horrible.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

No pulse line. The fuel pump bolts directly to the crank case. Alternating positive and negative crank case pressure works the diaphragm in the pump. I probably will get a new pump just because, but I want to test the pressure first. If I had a small electric fuel pump I could mount it somewhere out...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Loose Bow Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Repairing Loose Bow Eye

As for getting out [the bow eye and its threaded rod sometime in the future after a repair has been made with the method that suggests the threaded rod should be fixed in place with adhesives] I think just a sharp blow will remove it. The bolt shaft is really smooth with nothing to anchor it. My pro...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

This [fiddling with the carburetors is becoming] a pain. I put back on the two rebuilt carburetors. I adjusted the idle speed per the factory manual. The idle screw settings I recorded before tear-down were much too lean. In fact, I ended up making them a half turn richer than the factory suggested ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Repairing Loose Bow Eye
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Repairing Loose Bow Eye

What I did: --first, enlarge the hole, --then re-insert the eye bolt from the outside, --then pour fiberglass resin down the shaft filling the hole and locking in the eye bolt; --once the resin cures to hard, fill and dress the end of the hole around the bolt end with white Marine Tex; --then screw ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

The threads are the same so they can be interchanged. The orifices are different depending on application. The OMC manual list about a hundred different orifice sizes. I remember that the same type were also used in my 125hp 4 cylinder Evinrude. Pretty smart on OMC's part keeping costs down and allo...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean

I didn't mean the same size hole but the same basic interchangeable type part. The 30hp uses a #67 jet in a single carb and the 50hp uses a #55 in two carbs. I mention the 50hp because according to my OMC factory manual that is the carb I have. The 48hp uses a slightly different one but same size ma...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: High speed lean-out NOT solved

I pulled off the carburetors. Both were clean inside and no crud. All I found was that the float levels were both wrong. I attribute that to worn needle or seats that allowed the needle to go in too deeply. They may have even gotten stuck and failed to flow properly. I have one carburetor already re...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: High speed lean-out NOT solved

Today I swapped the other fuel tank and line and tested it alone. The 48-HP Evinrude ran at 6000-RPM with no hiccups. But when I stopped, it would not idle below 2000. It would die and not re-start without choking it. Then it would run great until I slowed down where it would conk out again. So I ra...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: High speed lean-out NOT solved

I have a fairly new 50-HP fuel pump on there now. I tried another spare 50-HP pump and nothing changed. Then I tried a 30-HP pump and the engine actually ran somewhat better. At 6000-RPM [the 48-HP engine] only wavered a bit. I attributed that to the smaller volume of the 30-HP pump. That was when I...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

Re: High speed lean-out NOT solved

Yesterday I ran up and down the mile long creek leading to the marina six times. At WOT [the Evinrude 48-HP engine accelerated to] 6000-RPM with no problem—not a hiccup. Today I took out my daughter looking for Bluefish. As soon as [the boat] got on plane the engine stuttered and shook. Same problem...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved
Replies: 24
Views: 4649

1993 Evinrude 48-HP High-speed Lean: Eventually Solved

My 1993 Evinrude 48-HP engine was suffering a high speed lean-out condition. At Idle and mid-range [something was] perfect. At full-throttle the carburetors would run low on fuel and the engine would stumble. Squeezing the primer bulb re-filled the bowls, and then [the engine] would run fine again. ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Upgrading 1976 Johnson 15-HP to Electronic Ignition
Replies: 0
Views: 1660

Upgrading 1976 Johnson 15-HP to Electronic Ignition

I have a 1976 Johnson 15-HP engine, and 1976 was the last year of points ignition.

Q1: Can 1977-and-later electronic ignition be re-fitted to this 1976 power head?

Q2: Assuming all the parts can be sourced, does the electronic plate assembly attach to the power head the same as the points plate?
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP

DT- thanks for the illustrations. The carburetor I own for a 15-HP engine is presently on an engine so I could not show it. My 15-HP engine is a 1975 or 1976 model. I know it to be the last year of breaker [spark plug] ignition. Q1: Can the later model electronic ignition be swapped onto [engines wi...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: Racor filter service interval

DT- Yes, I read that while shopping for the filter. I made sure the one I got was the yellow tinted model. As Jim said, I too have never found even a drop of water in the Racor bowl. Yet, several years ago I was stopped dead in the water from contaminated fuel. My small in-line filter was full of wa...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: Racor filter service interval

I went out again yesterday. The motor ran fine. I can't believe that a turn-and-a-half tightening of the hose barb cured the [fuel flow problem]. Live and learn. [There are] filters on both fuel tank lines for just this reason, that is, if the main filter is clogged or otherwise disabled, I can bypa...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP
Replies: 9
Views: 4172

Re: Increasing 9.9-HP to 15-HP

I have a lot of experience with the OMC Johnson and Evinrudue 9.9 and 15-HP engines. I can tell you after much investigation that the absolute only difference between the two is the carburetor. The 15-HP carburetor is physically slightly larger and jetted slightly bigger. The manifold the carburetor...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 4401

Re: MONTAUK 17 Trailer

When I bought my Whaler 15 it came on a totally inadequate trailer. Searching for a Whaler specific model was fruitless. Then I found this site and I read Jim's trailer recommendations concerning Whalers. I decided to modify my old Magic Tilt skiff trailer which was for a fourteen to sixteen foot bo...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Need to Repair Small Gouges Below Waterline; Costs of Repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: Need to Repair Small Gouges Below Waterline; Costs of Repairs

That's a great looking boat. Perfect for fishing. Since the holes are small I would fix them with some white Marine Tex. That is a very good brand of epoxy that once dried is totally waterproof. Clean out around the holes and make sure the area is totally dry. Use a hand held hair dryer if necessary...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: XD50 Oil

UPDATE: I had a chance to pull the spark plugs and they were clean like new. So far I am very happy with the XD50.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: Racor filter service interval

UPDATE: I went fishing today and the motor ran great. So maybe the turn-and-a-half loose filter hose nipple was the culprit? I will wait and see because it was intermittent and fooled me before.
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Coolers
Replies: 0
Views: 3107

Coolers

I am using a cooler-seat. The back rest flips back and forth. I don't drink anymore so it gets used for dry storage which is also scarce. I hand carry a small Igloo Playmate for bait and my ice tea. I built a secure spot for it between the stern seats. https://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/fours...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4015

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I know good proper eyeglasses are very expensive. I have a friend that goes through the selection of stock glasses at the supermarket until he finds one "good enough". As my optician said- "It's only your eyes.....".
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: Racor filter service interval

UPDATE: It may have not been a clogged filter. I went out today and again as soon as I left the dock the motor stumbled and wheezed. This time I headed right back and pulled the spark plugs.They were clean as a whistle. So it was not ignition or the filter causing this. Again I by-passed the filter ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4015

Re: Non-prescription sunglasses with progressive lenses

I can't help with non-prescription. I have prescription progressive polarized bifocals. I added the darkest tint available as well as anti-glare and anti-scrath coatings. They are great, but are so expensive I try not to wear them fishing. Instead I use my "old" prescription polarized bifo...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

Look at the schematic Jim posted. See the two O rings in the shift shaft housing? Do they look like the ones in your kit? I hope they are because it is good practice to change those out when doing the water pump. A couple of years ago I suffered water in my lower unit oil. The prop shaft and drive s...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Re: Racor filter service interval

So in lieu of plumbing in a vacuum gauge can I assume that changing the filter every year will probably eliminate the possibility of clogging during the season? I figure if it went two years and was marginal the second year then one year should be non-eventful. I have cleanable in-line filters on ea...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Racor filter service interval
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

Racor filter service interval

I know Prudence would say change out the fuel-water separator filter every year as a minimum. I had suffered water in the boat’s fuel several years ago, and I installed a Racor 10-micron fuel-water separating filter as a precaution. I wanted to know how long it took to clog so I left it in place for...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

Re: Re-power SUPER SPORT 15 with 115-HP

When I was young and stupid, (now I am old and stupid), just for a goof I mounted an Evinrude 125hp on my 18 foot aluminum skiff. The first thing it did when starting out fast was to pop a wheelie and almost flipped over backwards. After we changed our shorts we took off- slowly- and went about test...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: XD50 Oil

If "your guy" is buying Evinrude oil in 100-gallon drums, they must be darn big container. Yes, the oil containers used by my guy are huge blue plastic containers. I guess my guy felt it was not worth stocking both oils, and so my guy just offers XD50. My guy charged me the same price for...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

Evinrude may have included the two O-rings for another model. That way one pump kit fits many more models.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

Re: XD50 Oil

Yes, I saw that Evinrude still offers [XD30 oil]. Perhaps my guy was reluctant to order another 100 gallon drum just for guys like me.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: XD50 Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

XD50 Oil

Q1: Is anyone using Evinrude XD50 oil in an older outboard? Q2: [Are there] any problems [caused by using Evinrude XD50 oil in an older outboard engine]? BACKSTORY: I pre-mix my boat's fuel at 50:1 ratio for gasoline-to-oil. I usually buy my two-cycle oil at my Evinrude dealer who sells it out of a ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 3711

Re: 1989 Evinrude 40 Water Pump O-ring Locations

I have a 1993 48hp, very similar. By the phrase "large O-ring" do you mean the spaghetti seal? It fits into a groove in the water pump housing and seals against the steel impeller plate. The shape of the O-ring is the same as the groove. As for the small O-ring there is a groove at the top...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Water proof seat covers

Yes, my Wife does amazing things with her Kenmore machine. I am all thumbs with sewing. She said she will try and see how well that fabric works. It turns out my friend's dad sold his machine after they got rid of the boat.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS
Replies: 5
Views: 2430

Re: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS

I read Jim's advice on Whaler hulls and why they need keel support. I realized most trailers are not meant for Whalers. So I had a long steel square tube galvanized and I ran it down the middle of my bunk trailer. I wanted to extend the front neck anyway so it all worked together. I bought 10" ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Water proof seat covers

A friend's Dad used to sew new vinyl covers for his seats and bolsters. I think he had a special sewing machine for that. I am going to see if he still has it and if he can help me with the covers.
by Oldslowandugly
Sun May 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Water proof seat covers

SAILRITE has everything.

My wife has a Sears sewing machine and she can probably whip up some covers for me. My Bimini top is made of [Glen Raven Mills SUNBRELLA fabric]. It feels easy to work with. Thanks for the info.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Re: Water proof seat covers

Thanks Ken. Is [Glen Raven Mills SUNBRELLA] the [fabric used] on Bimini tops?

I have 303. I never thought to use it on the seat covers.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri May 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4544

Re: On Board Hand Tools

Butch, I used to carry a huge tool box as well as a tackle box the size of a dog house. No more. I only take what I actually need learned through experience. It only took 40 years to figure that out. I don't waste money on stainless tools because if you get salt water on them and don't clean them- t...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: On Board Hand Tools
Replies: 17
Views: 4544

Re: On Board Hand Tools

I have pared down my on-board tool set. I used to carry way too much. The only thing I have really ever needed was fresh spark plugs and a plug wrench. So I carry several sets of plugs and the wrench in a sealed baggie. The plug wrench also fits my thermostat housing so I carry a spare thermostat to...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Water proof seat covers
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Water proof seat covers

I have a small console, a flip-back cooler-seat, as well as three Tempress fold-down swivel seats on my 15 footer. I first tried the Taylor-Made seat covers and they barely lasted a season before cracking and tearing. I tried some polyester covers that did not tear but they let too much water throug...