Re: boat in water lack of power when in gear

From: Jeff & mel <jam82@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 10:49:06 -0500

pull spark plugs,pour marvel mystery oil in cylinders ,let oil sit
for a few days then try,,or pull heads,,jeff m
----- Original Message -----
From: todd <bocky@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2002 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: boat in water lack of power when in gear

> hi i have a 65 sweet 16 i/o the motor is stuck will not turn over motor
> 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
> > several years my boat has been afloat and engine running. As good as
> > sounds it was disappointing when the engine failed to remain running
> > 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
> > accurately but I didn't get much farther than that. Was with my Dad
> helping
> > him (and he helped me) with his 40HP Force outboard which seems to have
> > faulty starter solenoid. He talked about how the model T cars used a
> > 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
> > water pump is able to work after some trial and error but I made the
> mistake
> > of leaving the "vernatherm" and associated valves of the thermostat out
> > the motor housing. Was thinking it would be better to get all the water
> flow
> > possible in case there were any temporary flow restrictions elsewhere.
> > 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
> > over everything, I get through one portion of do-it-yourself Mechanics
> I
> > 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
> > 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
> out
> > 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
> this
> > 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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