Re: boat in water lack of power when in gear

From: todd <bocky@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 11:22:41 -0400

hi i have a 65 sweet 16 i/o the motor is stuck will not turn over motor is
out and on work bench any suggestions
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob h" <omniverse@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:59 PM
Subject: boat in water lack of power when in gear

> Hi to everyone. A little update story about my '66 Evinrude Playmate.
> I think I just said it all in the subject line. Today is the first time in
> several years my boat has been afloat and engine running. As good as that
> sounds it was disappointing when the engine failed to remain running while
> the stern drive was in gear. It would just slow to a stop in a matter of
> seconds. Figuring it to be timing I made sure the breaker points were set
> accurately but I didn't get much farther than that. Was with my Dad
> him (and he helped me) with his 40HP Force outboard which seems to have a
> faulty starter solenoid. He talked about how the model T cars used a spark
> advance lever or something, but he doesn't know anything about these old
> motors. I'll need to recheck throttle linkage cam setting later on after
> reading up about it in the repair manual.
> Anyway, that wasn't the major part of the disappointment. It turns out the
> water pump is able to work after some trial and error but I made the
> of leaving the "vernatherm" and associated valves of the thermostat out of
> the motor housing. Was thinking it would be better to get all the water
> possible in case there were any temporary flow restrictions elsewhere. Bad
> idea. The motor started to overheat. So I gave up on it for the day. Not
> sure if I'll get back to it Sunday. Seems I don't spend enough time going
> over everything, I get through one portion of do-it-yourself Mechanics and
> quit for the day. The days being weeks apart too, more often than not.
> Parents 50th anniversary is coming up and I've been helping get "projects"
> done at their house, and place at the lake, before next week. Backyard
> driveway, patio, screened room just to name a few. Sure was nice sitting
> on the water in my own boat again anyway. My Dad suggests selling it and
> getting a reliable jon or bass boat with outboard. If I weren't so into
> cool old boat I wouldn't think twice. I'll let you all know how it goes
> either way.
> The End.
> Bob H.
Received on Sunday, 16 June 2002

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