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by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

A low pressure nozzle is much stronger than a hose. It has enough pressure to dislodge stubborn dirt and sea growth. It is also the setting that is required to use with a soap siphon. You run the siphon hose from the power washer into a container of soap solution and it draws it in and mixes it with...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

How much anti-fouling paint will be removed with a bi-weekly power washing of the hull bottom? None [because the boat being power washed would not have bottom paint.] I don't mind taking the boat out for a good cleaning every three weeks or every four weeks. [Every three or four weeks] is too long ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

If you are in Jersey you will find the same kind of growth I find in New York. Procedure: ⋅ Go to the area where you will be docking the boat. ⋅ Take something that you can tie a rope to and submerge it there; a bucket will do. ⋅ Come back once a week and lift it out so...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: 170 Montauk: Lifting Hull Off Trailer Bunks to Paint Bottom

It hurts to paint a clean unpainted hull. Hauling the boat and power washing works. But barnacles are a problem and must be scraped off. I used to lift the boat off the trailer with a bottle jack. It slipped once and scared me to death. Now I use two cradles I welded up from some street sign poles I...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Broken Bow Eye
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: 13-footer Broken Bow Eye

I think [MRMTHOMAS—the originator of this discussion] was using [the bow eye] as a trailer tie down—as most of us would. I am not sure what the original materials were used on the bow and lifting eyes. I do know my own [boat’s bow eye and lifting eyes] have suffered from saltwater. I generally use s...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Starting 1976 Evinrude 40 After Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Starting 1976 Evinrude 40 After Storage

The OP hasn't gotten to the carb rebuild requirement yet. The engine has to start first.

If the OP has no skills or tools then the engine should be sent to a shop.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Starting 1976 Evinrude 40 After Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Starting 1976 Evinrude 40 After Storage

While OMC used electronic ignition as early as 1971, it was not standard until 1977. So there are points under the flywheel. I would start there since you don't know how old they are. As Jim stated, removing the flywheel can be a problem. I use a big automotive pulley removal tool and a big hammer. ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 13-footer Broken Bow Eye
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Broken Bow Towing Eye

The bow eye and the inside lifting eye are connected with a threaded rod. Since your bow eye is broken you would take a drift and punch the remainder of the rod and lifting eye out of the hull. Then you make sure the fiberglass around the hole is in good shape. I had to re-glass the area since the h...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Done. I rebuilt the smaller manual/electric choke 35hp carb and went two high speed jet sizes bigger. The original 35hp used a #59 jet. The original 30hp used a #63 jet. Neither was very optimum. I split the difference and used a #61 jet in the 35hp carb. That way I don't risk running lean at WOT an...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

The carburetor on the 30-HP engine has developed a huge mid-range bog. I'm not sure if the carburetor got dirty or what. For now I will go back to the carburetor from the 35-HP engine. Also, I hate the primer system. I needed to hold the primer in the "ON" position for a very long time to ...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Yes, I needed another prop change. I went down to an 11-pitch propeller—MUCH better. Now I can hop-up on plane and even throttle back to cruise.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Old Caulk

Hmmmm, I've never seen it NOT cure. It usually cures in the tube after a while. If you are in 'Bama I would assume it is very humid so it should have cured pretty quick. As much as I hate grouting it is the right way to repair old grout. Scratch out all the old stuff and re-grout.
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Good thing I checked the timing. I had to retard it a few degrees. I installed the modified 30hp carb and the electric primer works OK. It idles very nicely. WOT is better too. I can actually drop the rpm a bit after getting up on plane. This with just me and my pandemic pounds. I still think I will...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Old Caulk
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Old Caulk

I also use Boat Life for many things around the house and on my cars. Yes, it does take time to cure. That stuff is moisture cured. Spraying a fine mist of water will accelerate the cure.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Testing reveals the addition of another passenger hurts performance a lot. That would indicate another reduction in propelor pitch. But before I do that my next task is to change carburetors. The 1985 30hp used a slightly larger carb than the 1980 35hp and with a high speed jet 4 numbers larger. Ver...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Tachometer error at high speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Tachometer error at high speed

The rectifier was replaced three times. And swapped with know good ones. Nothing changed. I think Jim nailed it- the charge coils are the problem.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Tachometer error at high speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Tachometer error at high speed

I was just browsing the parts places and the 1985 separate stator charge coils that started this whole thing are now obsolete. And they had only cost $50. However the one-piece stator that the 1980 used has been replaced by a more modern assembly that IS available—for $400.
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Tachometer error at high speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Tachometer error at high speed

...voltage gets too high, then the tachometer cannot count the pulses correctly. Could the reason be that this is an unregulated charging system? At high rpm could the charging voltage disrupt the tach signal? ASIDE:Funny you should mention the oscilloscope- my cousin told me to use one too. Back w...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Tachometer error at high speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Tachometer error at high speed

Jim, THANK YOU, for correcting me!!! No one has explained it that way before. The first thing that was suggested by the Dealer was to check the rectifier. Several brand new ones were tested, installed, and no change resulted. That leaves the stator charge coils. Initially, the Dealer installed brand...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Tachometer error at high speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Tachometer error at high speed

When my 1985 Evinrude 30-HP engine with electric start and charging accelerates to 5,200-RPM, the tachometer begins to read lower going down to 4,3000 to 4,500-RPM, while the engine speed is still increasing. Years ago I saw this on this engine, and then I added new charge coils [apparently part of ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

The SOLAS prop with 12" pitch made a huge difference. It scoots along on plane well with just me in the boat. Now I need to test with company aboard. Another problem surfaced. When my tach gets to 5200 rpm, it drops back down to 43-4500 rpm. Even though the boat is up on plane and accelerating....
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

The 30hp Evinrude starts, idles, and shifts well. Low speed is fine. It wants to jump up onto plane but that is where it struggles. When it finally gets up on plane it is not reaching operating rpm range. The range is 4500 to 5500 and this is just barely getting to 4800. You can feel it laboring. Th...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 27, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using Front-mounted Hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Using Front-mounted Hitch

"Driving down the highway in Reverse" - I wonder if that is why the cop followed me for several miles going home.I guess I did all right because he never pulled me over.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 27, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Using Front-mounted Hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Using Front-mounted Hitch

I use an old Jeep Cherokee XJ as a tow vehicle. In 2021 I installed a front-mounted hitch. This was the easiest launching I have ever experienced. You have total control and can see everything right in front of you. At night, your headlights light up the operation. I use four-wheel-drive. If you onl...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 13, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Terminal Corrosion Protection
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Battery Terminal Corrosion Protection

I have had great success [in preventing battery terminal corrosion] using LANOCOTE to coat battery terminals. The LANOCOTE is a corrosion inhibitor made from sheep lanolin. It neutralizes acid. I also use rubber battery terminal covers to keep dirt from accumulating on the coated terminals. Keeping ...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 13, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Corrosion in 1.5-Volt Battery Compartments
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Battery Corrosion in 1.5-Volt Battery Compartments

No, they are size "C". No visible signs of leakage.
by Oldslowandugly
Thu May 13, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Battery Corrosion in 1.5-Volt Battery Compartments
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Battery Corrosion in 1.5-Volt Battery Compartments

I have [a boat electronic or electrical device that operates on 1.5-Volt batteries from a internal battery compartment]. I always check to make sure it has fresh batteries and it works before stowing it on board. This year it did not work. I opened up [the unit] and found corrosion at the bottom of ...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: BoatUS Discount at COSTCO
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: GEICO Takeover of BoatUS Insurance

That is a great deal. NEW TOPIC: When GEICO took over the BoatUS insurance division, I was able to shift the towing and trailer assist over as part of the boat policy. That saved me almost $100 on the towing and reduced my BoatUS membership cost to around $10. If I didn't need insurance to be at a m...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 08, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Evinrude Rumors
Replies: 29
Views: 3917

Re: Evinrude Rumors

If BRP held on to the ETEC tooling then it is conceivable. To re-start from scratch would be a monumental task.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 08, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: Scarcity of New Outboard Engines

I am glad I kept my old 30hp around. My 48hp is down and I just swapped the 30hp on in it's place. My Evinrude guy said if he could locate a new 50hp it would cost $10,000.00 by the time it was rigged. And that was a big "IF".
by Oldslowandugly
Mon May 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Safety Lanyard Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Re: Safety Lanyard Poll

I voted "often" because when underway I use it. Actively fishing or fighting fish I don't because I would need a ten foot lanyard. Under those circumstances I rarely exceed idle speed. A life jacket is worn at ALL times- no exceptions.
by Oldslowandugly
Sat May 01, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

The 1985 Evinrude 30-HP engine is working well. It starts up and idles well. All the electrical features are functional like choke, tachometer, temperature gauge, electric start, safety lanyard engine stop switch, and battery charging. I decided against using a larger carburetor because that particu...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

I took the lower unit to the dealer and he just rolled his eyes. He said I did a good job of getting the bearing retainer out. He also said the exhaust bearing housing should have just pulled right out. The fact it is stuck means more trouble. Right now I have the entire lower unit soaking in #2 oil...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Mounting the 30-HP engine; adding neutral safety switch; getting engine running, checking thermostat

The 30-HP engine is mounted. Even though I have a neutral-start-safetly switch at the remote control box, I added another to the shifter mechanism right on the motor. I had the correct switch in my spare parts. Since I have both electric and rope start on this motor, there is also a cable interlock ...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Variation among carburetors on older OMC engines

I discovered why the 1985 30-HP engine ran so much better than the 1980 35-HP engine:the 30-HP used a slightly bigger carburetor and a #63 jet. The 35-HP used a smaller carburetor and a #59 jet. BACKSTORY: I used to have a 1969 Johnson 40-HP engine, and it also used a single carburetor with a #63 je...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Temporary Engine Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Temporary Engine Mounting

I removed the 48hp motor today. The bolts were one half inch but the holes were slightly larger. Phil, I had a 9/16" hardwood rod so I used that. The transom measured two inches thick so I cut the rod into 1.5" lengths. The 9/16" wood plugs fit very tightly into the holes. I left abou...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Temporary Engine Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Temporary Engine Mounting

Of the two engines involved, which engine has the mounting holes in position according to the BIA standard: the temporary replacement engine or the permanent engine? The 48-HP engine has the BIA standard mounting hole locations. The temporary 30-HP engine has two of the old-time thumbscrew clamps a...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Temporary Engine Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Temporary Engine Mounting

I am temporarily changing outboard engines. The mounting bolt pattern on the temporary engine is different from the mounting pattern on the engine already on the transom. Q: What is the best method to fill the transom mounting holes so that I can re-use them later? I was thinking of using wood dowel...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Sport 15, 30-HP

Biggiefl- that is the prop I have. It made my 18ft Lund Skiff fly. This 30hp has a higher gear ratio than my 35hp and it can push a bigger prop than the 35 could. I had to use a 10.5 x 11 prop on the 35. EDIT: The engine harness connectors are the same. The pin-outs are different. I found another 48...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

It looks like my 48hp will not be ready anytime soon. I pulled my 30hp out of the shed and inspected it. Under the powerhead cover looks as good as when I put it away. On the outside the paint suffered. I am pretty sure the control cables will interchange since both motors are post-1979. My books sh...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

The biggest problem was avoiding damaging the driveshaft. Any nicks or scratches would interfere with the seals. I don't think you could have welded this together better than the salt water did. Now I need to get the propeller shaft bearing housing out because so much debris got down into the gear c...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

No gear cases available at local dealers. I asked around. These gear cases are pretty rare. Even at on-line auction websites the gear cases are either the wrong year or are in worse shape than mine. Around here there are only a few old OMC dealers left, and my guy is one of the oldest. And yes, I ge...
by Oldslowandugly
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

I'm way past trying to cool it. I am about halfway down using the drill/hammer/chisel/drill/hammer/chisel method. It is going slowly but surely. I just have to be careful not to damage the driveshaft or the gear case. At least with the aluminum gear case I can repair any damage with Marine Tex. It i...
by Oldslowandugly
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

1993 Evinrude 48SPL: Removing Upper Bearing

My 1993 Evinrude 48SPL had water in the lower unit oil after the 2020 boating season. I took the 1993 Evinrude 48SPL engine to my favorite repair shop to get [the gear case] re-sealed. The repair shop can't get the upper bearing out so the seals can be replaced. After two months of trying heat and o...
by Oldslowandugly
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Re: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Thanks Jim, I forgot about that reference. So if a 20hp motor will move a 15 footer, them my husky 30 hp should work just fine. Speed is not a requirement. As for the 30 hp rating, I read somewhere that during the late 1970's/early 1980's the outboard motor manufacturers were under fire for exaggera...
by Oldslowandugly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Engine exchanges on a Sport 15
Replies: 15
Views: 3584

Engine exchanges on a Sport 15

Is a SPORT 15 too heavy for a 30-HP engine? BACKSTORY. My 1993 Evinrude 48SPL lower unit showed water in the oil when I drained it in 2017/ The cause was the shifter shaft seals; I repaired that myself. In 2020 I found water in the oil. This time the leaking is deep inside the gear case. My favorite...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Aqua One Bottom Paint

This boat sits in salt water for six months straight. "especially if the boat sits still for long periods." That is the problem. Unless the fish are committing suicide the boat will sit around waiting for weather, moon, tides, and bait to present a feeding opportunity. It can sit for weeks...
by Oldslowandugly
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Aqua One Bottom Paint

This is my first time using the Aqua One. I too am curious about how well it resists marine growth. The biggest problem in my area of NYC is barnacles. Oddly, I have been using the bargain priced Nautical Ablative made by Interlux for many years. It was great at preventing barnacles from taking hold...
by Oldslowandugly
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Aqua One Bottom Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Aqua One Bottom Paint

Aqua One bottom paint is much better than the old stuff. I put the first coat of Interlux Aqua One water-based anti-fouling on my 15-footer. It is much better than traditional solvent based paint. Aqua One bottom paint doesn't stink like bottom paint usually does. Aqua One bottom paint doesn't burn ...
by Oldslowandugly
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Requiem for the Two-stroke-power-cycle Outboard Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Requiem for the Two-stroke-power-cycle Outboard Engine

BRP missed a huge opportunity. I can see leaving saturated market [of four-stroke-Power-cycle outboard engines]. On small boats the two-stroke-power-cycle engines are lighter and easier to maintain. The others [outboard engine manufacturers] abandoned the two-stroke-Power-cycle outboard engine] mark...