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by Davef
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Aquasport Rebuild - Classic "Flatback"
Replies: 325
Views: 199131

Joel is doing one heck of a job on this. I stopped by friday and checked it out. Can't wait to see it finished.
by Davef
Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB-15 virtually complete in Spring, TX
Replies: 16
Views: 4516

Adam,

That looks real nice. I am contemplating converting mine over to the flush decks this winter. I like the looks of it and will get more storage.
by Davef
Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Porpoising
Replies: 17
Views: 2787

Scott, Hope I don't rain on your parade, but a hydrofoil is designed to help with getting a boat to plane. If the motor is setup correctly on the boat, the foil should be out of the water or jsut skimming it when the boat is planning. If not, you will lose speed. What type of prop are you using? I j...
by Davef
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: student research project
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Good luck Robert and we are all here hoping you come up with something that works real great. Please keep us informed of your progress.
by Davef
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 86 JOHNSON 40 buzzer
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

I would recommend a factory manual if you don't have one. I couldn't live without mine. It will guide you through the link & sync without a problem. Leah is doing great. She's 2 now so I'm sure you know what that means. Can't wait until she's 3. :lol: We are still in the process for our second. It's...
by Davef
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 86 JOHNSON 40 buzzer
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Scott, I hope you got it fixed. My tell tale is just like Joel's, nice & strong. Did you try clearing the line using compressed air and going backwards? A decent test for the engine temp is to put your finger on the top of the head and see how long you can hold it there. You should be able to hold y...
by Davef
Thu May 25, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 86 JOHNSON 40 buzzer
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Amen Joel
by Davef
Thu May 25, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 86 JOHNSON 40 buzzer
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Yup, the pisser. Blow backwards and that help get rid of any junk in there. Running without the t-stat may help get all that out (if there's anything in there). Compressed air may help also. It's more affective to blow backwards. Do you have the same t-stat as mine? Mine is located at the top of the...
by Davef
Wed May 24, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 86 JOHNSON 40 buzzer
Replies: 22
Views: 3140

Scott, If it were my motor, I would change the complete water pump (impeller & housing). I would also replace the t-stat. Don't run without a t-stat, the OMC motors don't respond well to that. I had a similar problem and decided to do the above. If you t-stat is like mine (which it probably isn't), ...
by Davef
Fri May 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 paint: A love/hate thing
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Try thining it more. I did and it worked fine. I sprayed mine on in 80+ temp days and thinning helps. I'm sure I went way over 10% with no problems. I think it's just a matter of doing what it takes to work. Good luck.