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Forum: General Q & A
08-08-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By US1 Fountain

Griff, Yes timing has been checked. its set at 34...

Griff, Yes timing has been checked. its set at 34 now. Yes he ran the boat before rebuild.He's only had the boat 2 yrs now. It has never ran since day 1. It was the same thing, just couldnt get over...
Forum: General Q & A
08-07-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By US1 Fountain

Beings how we are pretty sure that the 1.5 is the...

Beings how we are pretty sure that the 1.5 is the way to go, or at least can be nothing but better, been working with a shop to change it over.
Forum: General Q & A
08-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By US1 Fountain

Yes, we have also been told about the drag of...

Yes, we have also been told about the drag of this lower unit. Boat does not wander at all. Been using a MSD with a 5200 chip.

But back to the main question, is it likely the 1.34 ratio be the...
Forum: General Q & A
08-04-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By US1 Fountain

I don't know the specs of the cam or heads....

I don't know the specs of the cam or heads. Originally it had a real mild cam and this one was recommended by builder. I want to say its on par with the old Crane xxx751 hyd roller cams. Owner did...
Forum: General Q & A
08-04-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By US1 Fountain

Wrong drive ratio?

Trying to help out the owner of a 29' Scarab that has a 598 motor, rebuilt and dynoed this spring. I think it came in around 650hp @ 5200 (Not my boat, so not positive on numbers)
Boat has an IMCO...
12-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By US1 Fountain

I do that just to show it’s always covered.

I do that just to show it’s always covered.
11-28-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By US1 Fountain

Non skid

Non skid
11-28-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By US1 Fountain

Resin cleanup

I spent last winter doing a lot of glass work using VE resin. Had cardboard and blankets down in the cockpit to keep the nonskid resin free. Appearantly I failed, and now the floor looks very...
Forum: Wanted
11-20-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By US1 Fountain

No problem. Glad to have had what you needed. ...

No problem. Glad to have had what you needed.

And being true to the Fountain standard, I said it was a 30' piece, but it really measures 27'. LOL
Forum: Wanted
11-19-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By US1 Fountain

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/4803a4e3_29bf_4539_94f3_4040f9d80fe1_8d24d2aeca2816133b3b2a7fc3249b9e81811b27.jpeg...
11-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By US1 Fountain

Do you have the hoses connected to the pump...

Do you have the hoses connected to the pump housing for a LH direction?
11-05-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By US1 Fountain

As Sydwayz said. All your water will will go...

As Sydwayz said.

All your water will will go out the drive with just the watered on. Once you start the motor, the SWP will suck the water into it and then thru the motor. Makes no difference how...
Forum: Fountain
11-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,396
Posted By US1 Fountain

Looks good. Did you have to go to a larger vent...

Looks good. Did you have to go to a larger vent in the door?
10-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,124
Posted By US1 Fountain

I am pretty sure that Mercury designed the...

I am pretty sure that Mercury designed the cooling system so that all of the hose clamps are positioned in such a way that any need to lean over the front of the motor or reach around it, results in...
Forum: General Q & A
10-28-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By US1 Fountain

I believe its just your standard McGill switch....

I believe its just your standard McGill switch. Replaced several on my boat this spring.
...
10-15-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,302
Posted By US1 Fountain

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/640x480/p9250036_d10db264098d7fb1c8dc44a126da7d6c1d0d7b3a.jpg
10-15-2018, 09:10 PM
10-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By US1 Fountain

Same here. When we bought our previous cruiser,...

Same here. When we bought our previous cruiser, we kept the Fountain, just in case. In the following 5 yrs of owning both boats, the Fountain left the garage 3-4 time total. Sold it and never looked...
10-15-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By US1 Fountain

Mine has the cockpit ice maker and I only used it...

Mine has the cockpit ice maker and I only used it one day, just to try it out. Never used it again. Didnt like the fact that once shorepower was unplugged, the ice maker was off. Whatever water/ice...
10-13-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By US1 Fountain

I've had good luck heating up an old screw driver...

I've had good luck heating up an old screw driver with a torch and melting the tip into the remains of the drain plug and unscrewing. Got in the habit of just replacing those plugs every so often...
10-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,124
Posted By US1 Fountain

Normal everyday saltwater use and normal everyday...

Normal everyday saltwater use and normal everyday fresh water use will probably contribute to any type of corrosion way more than the cheap pink antifreeze that has “corrosion inhibitors” ever will. ...
10-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,124
Posted By US1 Fountain

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/1600x1200/p1030003_1e6d68742de0b1eaec23b233e78fe44be60ac49a.jpg
Never an issue.
09-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,722
Posted By US1 Fountain

Still here. I'm a cruiser guy now, but the water...

Still here. I'm a cruiser guy now, but the water calls me just as much.
09-17-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By US1 Fountain

A buddy has same boat ‘91 cafe carbon fiber and...

A buddy has same boat ‘91 cafe carbon fiber and replaced his hinges a couple weeks ago. His were Gem (Gemlux) brand. But his were the more traditional square style with 6 screw holes. Not sure why...
08-28-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By US1 Fountain

Lube it up with dish soap and push it in by hand....

Lube it up with dish soap and push it in by hand. Or at least thats all I've ever had to do on the several Ive done. Have seen some take a 2x6 and cut it just a tad smaller in dia and use it as a...
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