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by DougDoty
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Kicker motor
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Kicker motor

We have a Honda 60 on a MacGregor sailboat with no mast, which is 26' long and 7.5' wide and weighs about 3500 lbs loaded. At 3000 rpm it pushes the boat 8 mph. It has a 14 inch X 9 pitch prop. Max speed empty with 2 people is 20 mph, loaded max speed is 12 mph. At 8 mph it uses 1 gph at max loaded...
by DougDoty
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Kicker motor
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Kicker motor

It have often wondered what a pair of Honda 50 FS outboards would do in a great loop setup with a huge center fuel tank for long range.
by DougDoty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: No fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: No fuel

Do the hand pump test and then if it flows you are looking at what is likely a fuel pump. if not you will have to start taking things apart and searching for a clog. I assume there is no chance you got siphoned over the winter ?? Sure you got fuel ??
by DougDoty
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FYI, sounds like transmission grinding but was a dirty carb idle circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 64

FYI, sounds like transmission grinding but was a dirty carb idle circuit

FYI on todays project. I had a carb start idling crappy on the port motor late last fall and I decided to wait to spring to go through it. About that time, and I noticed it again this spring my transmission on that same port motor started getting real noisy and sounding like it was asking for someth...
by DougDoty
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Exhaust hose advice
Replies: 24
Views: 431

Re: Exhaust hose advice

Has anyone tried using an automotive exhaust pipe expander to loosen things up a bit. You cannot do this !! Exhaust hose has a hard spirially wound single strand hard wire and will be ruined if you do this. Just cut the old off and use some slippery soap and water to install the new. Edited: to cla...
by DougDoty
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: About My Boat Brags
Topic: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: MY 1966 26 ft 327 fireball

I got no advice but I just like your boat !!!
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Water in my front compartment

Just like a cold can of beer, quite the appropriate comparison. :)

My bilge water flows forward in both compartments, bilge pumps at low point of both, do not have one at the transom stern for when on plane, thinking of installing one.
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Water in my front compartment

My front and rear compartments are separated by the firewall in the engine area in my boat so I do not see any flow back and forth.
by DougDoty
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rudder shaft corossion concern.
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Rudder shaft corossion concern.

I would switch to bronze if in the need to redo it. The bronze packing gland should not even touch the rudder if installed and packed correctly. it is a non factor. I believe my packing glands for the rudders rise above my resting waterline, anyone else? I have realized I gain bilge water when under...
by DougDoty
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Water in my front compartment
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Water in my front compartment

This is an old question but after years of curiosity and looking I am certain that air conditioned Marinette hulls condensate on the hull sides and run down into the bilge in the summer. My boat never gets enough water to pump it out but the amount is always relative to how much and how long the AC ...

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