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Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-10-2007, 5:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
Art, you helped me troubleshoot so free beer...

Art, you helped me troubleshoot so free beer still applies ;)
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-09-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
It was a blown head gasket between #1 and...

It was a blown head gasket between #1 and #2...nearly a 3/4" long section was missing! I took the head off, had it milled flat and reinstalled. I have yet to adjust the valves and fire it up. <BR>...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-04-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
Bad news! Checked compression b/c I was having a...

Bad news! Checked compression b/c I was having a hard time keeping idle and I have 2 low cylinders. #1 75 psi, #2 50 psi, #3 120 psi and #4 125 psi. <BR> <BR>Sounds like a head gasket but I'm doing...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-01-2007, 4:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
UPDATE: <BR> <BR>It's fixed! I took off the...

UPDATE: <BR> <BR>It's fixed! I took off the rotor cap and sprayed WD40 liberally to the cap, points and condenser and wiped clean. It started right up after a few turns of the crank! The oil on...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-01-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
Some guys on the iboats.com forums seem to think...

Some guys on the iboats.com forums seem to think it is moisture in the distributor cap which is causing misfiring upon startup. They say the fuel system is a closed circuit and can only get water...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-01-2007, 7:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By uncc_grad
I've used a Garmin Etrex Legend and Legend C. ...

I've used a Garmin Etrex Legend and Legend C. the Legend C is the way to go for a reasonably priced unit. It's small, good on batteries and the color screen makes it much easier to read in sunlight...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-01-2007, 6:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
I'm thinking it might have been drawn back...

I'm thinking it might have been drawn back through the exhaust when shut the motor shut down in forward gear. With all the water in the rear of the bilge forcing the the stern down, the exhaust would...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 05-01-2007, 5:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
I'm sure it's a fuel problem now. Last night I...

I'm sure it's a fuel problem now. Last night I checked for spark and had it going to the coil and to the spark plugs. I squirted a shot of starting fluid in each cylinder, cleaned all the plugs and...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 04-30-2007, 8:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
Art, how would it get in there? The water level...

Art, how would it get in there? The water level was way below the distributer, unless water got in the crankcase and migrated up the shaft to the cap? I'm going to be looking into it more this week...
Forum: Archive through May 25, 2007 04-30-2007, 8:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By uncc_grad
I have a 17' bowrider with 3.0 Mercruiser. I had...

I have a 17' bowrider with 3.0 Mercruiser. I had my boat in the shop to replace a shift cable recently and when I took it out for a test run, I forgot to put the plug in. I tried to plane off and...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-17-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,110
Posted By uncc_grad
For those concerned about SS props taering up...

For those concerned about SS props taering up your lower unit if you hit something, it's a myth. I've talked with numerous prop guys and they all say the same thing. SS props are built with a...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-13-2007, 6:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By uncc_grad
That thing is awesome! I've got a buddy of mine...

That thing is awesome! I've got a buddy of mine who builds wooden boats so I know how much time and effort go into something like this.
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-12-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 709
Posted By uncc_grad
Are you trailering the boat? If not, lead is a...

Are you trailering the boat? If not, lead is a good option for a good amount of weight in small compartments...unless you are concerned with freeboard. <BR> <BR>I'm betting the sand buckets are...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-12-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 709
Posted By uncc_grad
Why not buy bags of play sand from Lowes/Home...

Why not buy bags of play sand from Lowes/Home Depot? They are something like $3 per 50# bag. You will already be taking up space with the buckets and at least the bags can be put on the floor. <BR>...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-12-2007, 6:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,709
Posted By uncc_grad
'89 Winner 17' with a 3.0. I bought it for $1K...

'89 Winner 17' with a 3.0. I bought it for $1K less than NADA. It's not the best, but it's paid for and in great shape. I've recently added a CD player, sub and better speakers. I've also waxed...
Forum: Archive through May 13, 2007 04-12-2007, 6:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By uncc_grad
I agree with those who said core muscles...lower...

I agree with those who said core muscles...lower back, abs, obliques, etc. <BR> <BR>I workout all the time and have a fairly muscular physique but at the beginning of the season my core muscles take...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-10-2007, 8:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 525
Posted By uncc_grad
Nice ride masteritaly! <BR> <BR> For those of you...

Nice ride masteritaly! <BR> <BR> For those of you guys ripping on the hubcaps...who cares? I've never had someone on the lake tell me how cool my wheels on the trailer were. (And yes...I own an old...
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-10-2007, 6:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,010
Posted By uncc_grad
Same here, leave 'em be...I like it

Same here, leave 'em be...I like it
Forum: Archive through May 01, 2007 04-10-2007, 5:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By uncc_grad
The first step is getting a prop with the correct...

The first step is getting a prop with the correct pitch. I run a 3 blade SS 17P on my Merc 3.0 I/O and it tachs out about 4400 and has plenty of low end, although I haven't added any weight yet. ...
Forum: Archive through April 17, 2007 04-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By uncc_grad
Anyone used this line? <BR> <BR><a...

Anyone used this line? <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Airhead-Spectra-Thermal-Wakeboard-Towrope-NEW_W0QQitemZ120104564455QQihZ002QQcategoryZ74048QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem"...
Forum: Archive through April 17, 2007 04-06-2007, 6:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 964
Posted By uncc_grad
SPCA, PETA....all of them can bite me. I kill...

SPCA, PETA....all of them can bite me. I kill ducks in the winter time but have never ollied one on the water, nor have I cared to. Ours get too skittish around boat traffic to do that.
Forum: Archive through April 09, 2007 04-05-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By uncc_grad
Too bad you aren't near NC or I could give you...

Too bad you aren't near NC or I could give you some sheet lead. I worked for a GC and got it out of a hospital x-ray room but never have done anything with it. <BR> <BR>One idea I read about was...
Forum: Archive through April 09, 2007 04-05-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By uncc_grad
If you've been looking at the Evinrudes, I'm sure...

If you've been looking at the Evinrudes, I'm sure you've looked at the E-Tecs. A buddy of mine has a 75hp E-Tec on the back of his 20' Crestliner jon boat and it has been flawless. very quiet, easy...
Forum: Archive through April 09, 2007 04-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By uncc_grad
If the belt is new and you are sure it is tight,...

If the belt is new and you are sure it is tight, you can take a bar of ivory soap and let the underside of the belts run on it for a second or two and it will keep it from screaming.
Forum: Archive through April 09, 2007 04-05-2007, 6:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By uncc_grad
If you look closely, 2WD trucks are often rated...

If you look closely, 2WD trucks are often rated at a higher towing weight than 4WD. I have a 4WD Dodge Dakota and 2WD Dodge Durango that I use to tow my 17' I/O and my 16' hunting skiff. <BR>...
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