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by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 9996

Re: 1981 32' Marinette FB For Sale

Priced right!
by barkleydave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 80623

Re: 318 ignition system

Why fight with obsolete ignitions. Been running the Pertronix test for 6 seasons absolutely NO ISSUES. i did have to replace one cap.
The testing is completed so no more free stuff... oh well :(
by barkleydave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Help! Scentry 410 Vapor Sensor
Replies: 14
Views: 16445

Re: Help! Scentry 410 Vapor Sensor

Do not depend on the test button on the monitor... it only tests the head not the sensor! Check every season. Place sensor low in the bilge but high enough where it will not get wet. They do not do well when submerged. Test the sensor with a butane lighter (Not Lit) Flick your lighter outside in the...
by barkleydave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Hard Starting
Replies: 6
Views: 12281

Re: Hard Starting

It is common with quads that after sitting a week... the fuel will drain off. Actually this is a good thing. Fuel sitting in the carbs for long periods can cause problems. Anyway you do not need to crank for 30 sec. (that is a long time and very hard on starters) . Crank for only a few seconds... st...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Original Aft deck cleaning and maintenance question
Replies: 5
Views: 10898

Re: Original Aft deck cleaning and maintenance question

Startbrite: Non Skid Deck cleaner works great! Used it for years on entire deck. I by it by the gallon from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Non-Skid-Cleaner-Gallon/dp/B0000C6HOI/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=FNN54BCBKXD&keywords=starbrite+deck+cleaner+non+skid&qid=1557679873&s=gateway&a...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: Zincs- More is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 18846

Re: Zincs- More is better?

There is still confusion regarding galvanic protection. I have used a mag. hang over anode for 15 years now to bring my numbers up. I have the correct anodes on my 29 provided by BoatZincs.com. While the numbers increase they still fell short of the recommended -.95- -105 . mv By using the mag anode...
by barkleydave
Sun May 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Ignition coil replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 8120

Re: Ignition coil replacement?

Coils not your problem
Carb issues most likely
by barkleydave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 42
Views: 53858

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

For reliability replace them all.... I know it hurts... but welcome to boating!

Mine are fine but dreading when it is time. I no longer can do that kind of work so Ouch.... at the mercy of the marina.

I have dreams of new crate engines with closed cooling !
by barkleydave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Un-winterizing help! New boat to me question
Replies: 2
Views: 7560

Re: Un-winterizing help! New boat to me question

If your raw water pumps is in good shape it will pull water through the salad bowls no problem.
by barkleydave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine Temperature spike
Replies: 26
Views: 30615

Re: Engine Temperature spike

Had same problem a few years back... turned out sucking air at the strainer. Was ok at idle then loss of flow at higher rpms.

Often the leak is the O ring on the center bolt of the strainer lid.

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