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by BlueSkye
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Distributor rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Distributor rebuild

I would never go back to points.
by BlueSkye
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Old gas

On the full gas tank thing, my marina is OK with it not being full. Their big concern is that a really full tank will maybe spill if the boat swings in the travel lift. Anyway, at the refinery they taught that tank explosions happen in fires, and the tank will not blow as long as there is still liqu...
by BlueSkye
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Old gas

Bill, sorry to hear about the Admiral's lost boating season. I didn't think Seafoam had any preservative properties at all, rather that it was a varnish solvent. I am guessing that your fuel will lose octane based on my experience with my Airstream. It runs like crap on low octane gas and that's wha...
by BlueSkye
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Old gas

I was working across the Arthur Kill from this in the '70s. If I have the story straight, the tank was supposedly empty and they force ventilated it with air, so that workers could go inside.

http://www.silive.com/news/2013/02/40_y ... _isla.html
by BlueSkye
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Old gas

Gasoline vapor by itself will not burn (explode the container). >92% air must be present in the mixture. I think "extra ventilation" in the gas tank is not a good idea. Personally I don't think (almost) completely empty is the right choice. Don't worry so much about 12 volt setting off gas...
by BlueSkye
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: Marinette purchase advice

My Express has a FB and the lower wheel is on the starboard side. My '68 was the same way. I motor from the lower station mostly because I interact a lot with the crew. Also, my deck hand is a Spaniel and he goes mental if I disappear up to the fly bridge.
by BlueSkye
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Starter
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Starter

Also might check the engine ground connection to the starting battery, on the engine end. This has troubled me more than once with the starter.

Did this happen all of a sudden or is this engine new to you?
by BlueSkye
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Fuel Starvation

Not sure what it means to drop rpm at high rpm. You mean it doesn't reach the same rpm?

New distributor. Timed at idle I assume. Are you timing the advance at 3000 rpm also? Mechanical advance?
by BlueSkye
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Starter
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Starter

Did I mention that having mine rebuilt was less than $100?
by BlueSkye
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fuel Starvation
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Fuel Starvation

Could you explain the symptoms of this starvation in more detail?

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