Like Tree0Likes

Hard Landing Kills Motor ?

Old 06-30-2003, 01:33 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: tropical Cleveland OH
My Boats: boatless
Posts: 3,284

sometimes its just the right angle where the fuel pushes the float a certain way. Mine has never died from entry but a few big ones did make the motor miss a beat or two.
JUSTONCE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 01:56 PM
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
Ron P's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353

It just need to pause for a moment to say OUCH!
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 02:23 PM
Donzi 1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Columbus, OH
My Boats: 1998 Donzi Classic 22
Posts: 44

You said you checked all your electricals, but I had the same thing happen on my carbed 454 MAG in my 22 Donzi this past weekend. I'll post just to give someone else my experience.

Boat hit very hard. Engine shut off with the key buzzer now sounding. I had power to the key and to the starter as like yours, the engine turned over fine when I tried to restart. My next thought was a problem with the coil and the plugs were not getting fire. Checked all wire connections to the coil and to the distributor. All appeared OK. Has a last ditch effort, I crawled up under the dash and sure enough, found a wire that must have been a hot lead to accessarys and the coil. It had seperated from it's crimpted round piece that was still attached to the ignition switch. I pushed the wires back into this piece and she started right up. We idled to a marina where I was able to buy the needed parts and borrow tools to make the fix. (Note to Donzi: Use a longer screw on the switch when your trying to put 6 of these connections on the switch terminal please.) They had this little bitty brass screw trying to hold 6 of these power leads! Anyway, replaced the small screw with a longer one and reattached all the connections to the ignition switch. No further problems.

As stated by more professional folk than I, your problem appears to be with your carb float. Just thought I'd share what happened to me as it had very similar results to yours.
Donzi 1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mentor , Ohio
Posts: 3,656

Did this phenomenon occur whilst proceding toward the bar ,or during your journey back from said establishment ???

May need to evaluate the "wingnut" behind the steering wheel !!!
LEOPAJM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 02:41 PM
IDRPSTF's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: In your driveway while you sleep
My Boats: Whatever you missed your payment on
Posts: 1,759

I have turned a few airplanes into gliders that way. The float litterally flats to the top and chokes the engine out. Neg G dives will do that. It may not have been the slamming down, it might have gone out on the way down.
IDRPSTF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 03:02 PM
Mike J
Posts: n/a

1 Motor = Fix it now.....
Mike J.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2003, 03:22 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Mentor, Ohio
My Boats: 1991, Baja, 270
Posts: 1,333


Now that you mention it, maybe it was the loose nut behind the wheel, I'll have to check that tonight and let you know.

Maybe, if I don't fix it I'll just ride on the Saber for the poker runs.

To everyone else that had intelligent things to say, I appreciate your help.
Danny Usnik is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
08-16-2006 11:15 PM
General Boating Discussion
01-09-2004 03:57 PM
General Q & A
07-15-2002 09:37 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.