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by SeaFaring
05 Aug 2018, 12:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

Does anyone know why the Johnson kill switch assemblies are so effing expensive? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk My guess would be lawyers. Regarding your 3.5 carb, you could try taking the low & hi spp\eed needles out & squirting carb cleaner in, maybe rinse & repeat a few times. There wasn't a...
by SeaFaring
04 Aug 2018, 20:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

So, I finally just pulled the carb. The needle had fallen out of its seat, so the gas was basically in free flow regardless of the float height. I fixed that, and it will run with the choke on, but not otherwise. Looks like I need to rebuild the damn thing. I’m getting a bit more confident with carb...
by SeaFaring
30 Jul 2018, 18:16
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 3 times, not "One and Done"
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: 3 times, not "One and Done"

Clearly, that bass wanted to be caught.


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by SeaFaring
30 Jul 2018, 17:40
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Tarpon Springs Surf Fishing?
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Tarpon Springs Surf Fishing?

I heading down to Tarpon Springs, Florida the first weekend in October for a (very sad) memorial. I’ll be traveling alone and will likely have to fend for myself as I don’t want to burden the folks I’m visiting with entertaining me. I am planning to take my 8’ and 9’ surf rods (the biggest that will...
by SeaFaring
30 Jul 2018, 17:34
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Dayum BIG striper!
Replies: 13
Views: 4491

Re: Dayum BIG striper!

What a monster!


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by SeaFaring
24 Jul 2018, 19:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Getting a new (used) outboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Getting a new (used) outboard

I like the quality/price balance of Tohatsus. I haven’t owned one, but my family did a bareboat charter in the Carribean a few years ago and the dinghy had a 9.8 Tohatsu that was really good. IIRC, all Mercury and Evinrude(?) outboards 15 hp and under are really rebranded Tohatsus with a markup. Tha...
by SeaFaring
24 Jul 2018, 07:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1965 Trailorboat Speedmaster 9 FT.
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: 1965 Trailorboat Speedmaster 9 FT.

httpss://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180723/eaefd39d3670b32f122daf658041bdd9.jpg I had a boat with a similar bench arrangement. An aluminum angle with a swivel seat was a good solution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Did you actually book-match your floorboards? If so, that’s quite impressive. S...
by SeaFaring
23 Jul 2018, 11:31
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

This tells me it’s probably a clogged jet, but I’m not sure how since I ran the carb dry before putting the boat up for the winter. Could someone give me a suggestion or two on how to get this thing running? Thanks! John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk My experience with small motors is that run...
by SeaFaring
21 Jul 2018, 11:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Duck Boat Accident
Replies: 25
Views: 2908

Re: Duck Boat Accident

I haven’t taken a look in a while, but for a long time the Duck Boats in the DC area were the original WWII vintage ones. Then I was in Boston for a wedding and the duck boats I saw were new builds. Broadly similar, but not ancient, and were USCG inspected IIRC. I just checked and in Boston, at leas...
by SeaFaring
21 Jul 2018, 08:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

The worst part of the job was removing the cheesy wire hose clamps. Look for a utube how-to. Lay out the parts you remove in order on a bench. Set float height by turning upside down & look that it is parallel with carb body. Bend tab with pinch nose pliers to change it (I had to), but it doesn't t...
by SeaFaring
20 Jul 2018, 23:26
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

LDUBS wrote:Congrats on the new baby and the new job!! =D>
Thanks! My daughter, who is 4, offered to teach him to fish [emoji476]

Life is pretty good sometimes even when a #%^*ing carburetor is clogged. Again.


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by SeaFaring
20 Jul 2018, 22:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: 2-Stroke Refresher

I have a 4hp Evinrude & had same starting problem. I put in a new float, needle & seat, also replaced the packing around the mix needles. Cleaned it well. The float was original cork one! Not a hard job. It starts 1 pull now, so well worth the effort. The kit was about $20, get an OMC one. Carburet...
by SeaFaring
20 Jul 2018, 19:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2-Stroke Refresher
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

2-Stroke Refresher

Hi everyone, I’ve been away from the forums for a while (new job + new baby). I hope all are well. I’m using my 2 weeks of paternity leave (during which my main responsibility seems to be to keep our 4 year old from driving my wife nuts) to FINALLY get my tinny going for the summer, and I cannot get...
by SeaFaring
17 Jan 2018, 22:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Be careful out there
Replies: 14
Views: 3661

Re: Be careful out there

water bouy wrote:Wow. It would have been their word against his if not for the cameras.
The crushed fishing boat is also good evidence.


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by SeaFaring
17 Jan 2018, 20:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: No, I never get bored.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: No, I never get bored.....

I like it!


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