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Forum: General Q & A
06-25-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By sleeper_dave

Thanks, that's kind of what I've been thinking,...

Thanks, that's kind of what I've been thinking, but just seeing it creep up a little bit every time concerns me. I did another change and have another sample to send in, hopefully it stabilizes or...
Forum: General Q & A
06-14-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By sleeper_dave

Elevated copper in oil

I've been seeing slightly higher copper in my oil analyses. All was well for 200 or so hours after the engine rebuild, now i'm seeing copper increasing. Was consistently in the teens, now it's going...
06-14-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,372
Posted By sleeper_dave

They all have the hull to deck joint bonded like...

They all have the hull to deck joint bonded like that. On the ones with the integrated transom, I don't think the transom is bonded like that, but the rest of the boat is. Can't get to that part of...
Forum: General Q & A
06-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,366
Posted By sleeper_dave

I've been seeing the same problem on my engine. ...

I've been seeing the same problem on my engine. All was well for 200 or so hours after the engine rebuild, now i'm seeing copper increasing. Was consistently in the teens, now it's going up - last...
02-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,404
Posted By sleeper_dave

saw mark viii and had to check the thread. I had...

saw mark viii and had to check the thread. I had 2, a 94 and a 97. I'm looking at picking up another, but as a beater. DD'ing the tow vehicle sucks at $4.50 a gallon.

Nice benz!
07-07-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,157
Posted By sleeper_dave

In the water BEHIND the boat. Even worse. I...

In the water BEHIND the boat. Even worse.

I see it every weekend. Boats tie off in two long lines, back to back, and the "gauntlet" is in the middle, where the party is at. People start their...
07-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By sleeper_dave

sounds like a fuel problem.

sounds like a fuel problem.
07-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By sleeper_dave

I saw one last weekend, 2 girls on 1 PWC, 3 guys...

I saw one last weekend, 2 girls on 1 PWC, 3 guys on another. The 3 guys come up behind the 2 girls (slow and at an angle, no real risk of collision) and turn and splash them good...and promptly fall...
Forum: Fountain
07-03-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By sleeper_dave

I always either step on that handle or step on...

I always either step on that handle or step on the dash to get on the bow. Way quicker than going through the cuddy. When you're running the boat yourself you have to be able to get on the bow to...
07-03-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,157
Posted By sleeper_dave

A guy almost got killed by a prop in Muscamoot...

A guy almost got killed by a prop in Muscamoot bay in Lake St. Clair not last weekend but the weekend before. They were pulling the boat into deeper water, one guy in front one guy in back, the boat...
05-14-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By sleeper_dave

I've been out twice so far, but I just got it...

I've been out twice so far, but I just got it cleaned up and waxed yesterday. It's still sitting in the garage waiting for decent weather. I was hoping to run it this weekend, but it's looking like...
Forum: Fountain
05-12-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,300
Posted By sleeper_dave

I just remove the bolt from the top of the ram in...

I just remove the bolt from the top of the ram in the fall.
05-09-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By sleeper_dave

I'm going to keep my boat at a storage yard on...

I'm going to keep my boat at a storage yard on Jefferson in Harrison Twp for the summer, $40 a month. I'll get an annual pass at the DNR and use the Harley Ensign ramp at the end of South River most...
Forum: General Q & A
05-09-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By sleeper_dave

Is the stock bore 4.466 or 4.470? I've seen both...

Is the stock bore 4.466 or 4.470? I've seen both numbers, am I to assume the 4.470 is just rounded up from 4.466, or is 4.470 the actual bore?
Forum: General Q & A
05-09-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By sleeper_dave

Then there's the cost effective kind. ...

Then there's the cost effective kind.

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/category/Mocal_Remote_Oil_Thermostat

That's what i'm running on my boat. Works great.
Forum: General Q & A
05-09-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,479
Posted By sleeper_dave

The effect on the motor is the same... not an...

The effect on the motor is the same... not an issue of lugging vs. spinning the motor. Your prop would have to be changed to accomodate the gear pitch.

What it's going to come down to is prop...
04-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,589
Posted By sleeper_dave

No it's not. There is no global oil shortage, or...

No it's not. There is no global oil shortage, or gas shortage, or anything. And demand is not at a level that would warrant these prices.

It's speculation and a weak dollar driving up oil prices.
Forum: General Q & A
04-24-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By sleeper_dave

$$$$ Buying a new carb would cost me at...

$$$$

Buying a new carb would cost me at least 2 weekends worth of boating time AKA gas money :(
Forum: General Q & A
04-24-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By sleeper_dave

I only have one engine, so swapping is not...

I only have one engine, so swapping is not possible.

Given that gas was getting into a place in the carb where it's not supposed to be (the well where the weights for the secondary valve thingy...
04-24-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By sleeper_dave

I have a certain amount of $$ budgeted for fuel. ...

I have a certain amount of $$ budgeted for fuel. The more it costs, the less I can use. :(
Forum: General Q & A
04-23-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By sleeper_dave

I don't think it's the needle and seat. For a...

I don't think it's the needle and seat. For a second there I was thinking you were talking about the metering rods. But I replaced the needles and seats when i rebuilt it for the first time, and...
Forum: General Q & A
04-23-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By sleeper_dave

Well... now that the lake is thawed i've been...

Well... now that the lake is thawed i've been able to get back out on the water.

I took the carb apart again before launching, inspected everything, checked the float height, and put it back...
Forum: General Q & A
04-23-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By sleeper_dave

What does the noise sound like? Mine's been...

What does the noise sound like?

Mine's been making noise for a couple of years. Don't know WTF it is. I'm down to just assuming piston slap and going with the run it until it dies method. ...
Forum: Fountain
04-17-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By sleeper_dave

I have a single engine boat, so this isn't an...

I have a single engine boat, so this isn't an issue for me, but I have read a number of threads on this.

One issue i've seen brought up is that there may be an internal difference in a RH drive...
04-17-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,150
Posted By sleeper_dave

I don't think i'd do it in an open bow boat...

I don't think i'd do it in an open bow boat either. I don't like open bow boats for boating on anything but small inland lakes. Just too many stories of taking a big wave over the bow and sinking.
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