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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
That's probably Will- we worked at Munson in...

That's probably Will- we worked at Munson in Volo, about 20 years ago.

Wish them good luck on expanding service- good marine service techs are ridiculously hard to find and boats are becoming more...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By JimN
How did you search online? I entered 'SW Ohio...

How did you search online? I entered 'SW Ohio trailer repair' and found a lot of links-

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=SW+Ohio+trailer+repair&atb=v228-1&ia=web
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
How often does the impeller pop out when you use...

How often does the impeller pop out when you use Dawn? Glycerine cuts the friction when it starts to spin, but it stays in place. We install the impeller by turning it in the correct direction as it...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
Exactly. Don't use 30W, either. And definitely...

Exactly. Don't use 30W, either. And definitely don't use gear oil. While it reduces friction, it might slow things down a bit.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
Volvo Penta ships their impellers with a small...

Volvo Penta ships their impellers with a small packet of Glycerine. It's harmless and doesn't degrade anything. It's used in skin creams and in woodworking, to keep veneer flexible. Rockler...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
Moving boats and admin have a cost, but there's...

Moving boats and admin have a cost, but there's really no reason a mechanic should have to drag boats in and out of the shop when yard guys would be there, anyway. Obviously, this depends on the size...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,358
Posted By JimN
What city?

What city?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By JimN
Don't just add for the manifolds, check the block...

Don't just add for the manifolds, check the block to make sure the anti-freeze got there. If you didn't drain the block before adding the anti-freeze, I would suggest doing that, first. The logic of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By JimN
Never assume that a heater can't fail. Murphy's...

Never assume that a heater can't fail. Murphy's Law, you know.

Ever hear of O'Toole's Corollary to Murphy's Law? "Murphy was an optimist".
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By JimN
The auction shows 'Titled', not 'clear title'.

The auction shows 'Titled', not 'clear title'.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
The rear of the engine is the rear of the engine,...

The rear of the engine is the rear of the engine, not the back of the boat. The crank pulley is at the front of the engine.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
You found a leak? The procedure they taught us...

You found a leak?

The procedure they taught us at MC service classes:

-Do a visual inspection of the engine, battery, cabling and plugs
-Verify the problem
-Do a 'wiggle test' of the wires, cables,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
You didn't mention anything about fuel line but...

You didn't mention anything about fuel line but yes, it could decrease volume, but it would also leak gas.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
CHECK FUEL PRESSURE! If that never drops out,...

CHECK FUEL PRESSURE!

If that never drops out, check spark. Those are the two things that would cut power but also, watch the voltmeter- if the voltage drops out, it indicates a problem. Sucking...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
I didn't see this post- as mentioned, no- it's...

I didn't see this post- as mentioned, no- it's not safe to run it without water; less for the impeller, more for the safety of the engine.

You can't diagnose performance problems on the trailer...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
One plug wouldn't be noticeable, I doubt two...

One plug wouldn't be noticeable, I doubt two would make much difference at higher RPM either, if they're spaced apart in the firing order.

I got 186K miles on the original plugs in my 2005 Astro...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By JimN
Always check fuel pressure if performance issues...

Always check fuel pressure if performance issues arise, especially if it happens at higher speed. Next, check all grounds- battery posts may look clean, but they may actually be dirty and if you use...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By JimN
Atlantic's website shows 2 year warranty- not...

Atlantic's website shows 2 year warranty- not sure if they allow unlimited hours, but....

I have used Jasper and even went to their plant for a tour- it was pretty cool to see how they do things....
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By JimN
If they're willing to cut/repair the floor and...

If they're willing to cut/repair the floor and have a tank custom-made, they should be willing to send it to MC, so they can do it and use the correct part.

Structural issues from splitting the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By JimN
"Dislodged", as in, the nut at the end where it's...

"Dislodged", as in, the nut at the end where it's fastened to the coupler came undone? Had this been removed before? If so, it's on them, even if the old nut was re-used. This is a nylock nut- it's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By JimN
Would you rather have this? The yacht club lost...

Would you rather have this?

The yacht club lost the whole year of dockage fees and any added business because of one storm and that would have been a bit better if COVID hadn't reared its ugly head...
Forum: Appearance 11-04-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By JimN
Is that for oxidation or the crap that gets on...

Is that for oxidation or the crap that gets on the hull when it's sitting on the water over the season?
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,016
Posted By JimN
I voted at about 5PM- walked in, got my ballot,...

I voted at about 5PM- walked in, got my ballot, marked it and sent it through the machine and asked the worker "That's not a shredder, is it?". Out the door in five minutes, max.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,016
Posted By JimN
Who sets terms and conditions of employment for...

Who sets terms and conditions of employment for members of Congress? Congress, that's who. Why would they intentionally set limits on their gravy train?

I think the states would have to convene a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,817
Posted By JimN
That kind of damage is from the backside of the...

That kind of damage is from the backside of the vinyl- it always needs to be dry before covering.
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