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by Fastjeff
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

Just helped a buddy of mine change a mechanical FP on his Mercruiser big block. The fuel and water pumps are combined in one unit, belt driven, with a separate oil sump to lube the fuel pump cam. Not sure any of y'all (I'm a Southern now) have such a set up, but if you do be sure to maintain the oil...
by Fastjeff
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

One STRONG caution: I have had (bad) experience with small fuel pumps like that one, and I've found out the hard way that SOME of them do not pump enough flow at the 5 psi or so needed to feed the carb at high throttle settings. In fact, the clunker now on my little boat (60 hp outboard) can't keep ...
by Fastjeff
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Electric fuel pump issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Electric fuel pump issue.

Agreed that the mechanic pumps are reliable, but if you want to stay with the e-pump you'll need to trace and test your circuits to make sure the e-pump can run under the momentary (to fill the carb) and normal run conditions. If not, keep checking for 12 volts until you find the problem. Your circu...
by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Good man! I added a few sheet metal screws for good measure.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Splash Curtains
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Splash Curtains

After I 'retired' mine, I found the wind didn't push the boat around so much--or maybe it was my imagination.... Lots of sail area back there with those things.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Swim Ladder Question/Restoration

Not being a purist, and having back problems, I added an additional step to my ladder (and never regretted it). Did the same thing on my present boat.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Gaskets for San Juan Bellingham strainer

An O-ring works just as well as that square gasket and tends NOT to fall in on you. On my homemade, I rubber cemented the wire that I stuck inside the tube ends and pushed the pieces together. Piece of cake and they worked perfectly for years. Jeff PS: My homemade O-ring was a bit thicker so, being ...
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bilge Blower Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Bilge Blower Restoration

Can't see how the hoses are CLAMPED to the vents. That's the critical area, so they don't rattle off on you.

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Fuel System Restoration: Tanks to Carbs...

They have gotta make them run even better!

Jeff
by Fastjeff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: First Post, First Boat, 32' Sedan

The anchor line was in the center of the bow, in its usual location. Weird.

Jeff

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