Re: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:47:50 -0700 (PDT)

I feel your pain.  I'm still trying to work out problems on my boat.  As for your's, it's possible the float might need to be adjusted.  Might be too high and the fuel bowl is overfilling and sloshing out the vent at the top into the spark arrestor housing and draining down the sides.

I hear ya on the "man of leisure" status.  I've been out a year this month.  Not to promising at the moment.  Maybe time to consider a complete career change.  Good thing I had my boat, tractor, and several projects to keep me distracted but now running out of projects and boating season is almost over.  How long you been off?

Dallas, TX
1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive

--- On Wed, 9/16/09, Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...> wrote:

From: Justin DeSantis <duc1098desmo@...>
Subject: [OMC-Boats] She let me down...
To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <>
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 9:14 PM

So I pull the old Surfer to the ramp today, get her down in the water.
Hit the key and she fires right up. Runs a few seconds and flat dies.
Repeated tries failed to fire it back up again. It just wouldn't
start. Plenty of juice. Had the engine cover up, and noticed it
smelled of gas. Went back and looked, the entire intake manifold was
wet with gas. Took the air cleaner cover off and watch the carb as I
cranked it over. It's shooting a lot of gas. Actually, looks like it's
shooting more gas than it should while cranking. It was dark by the
time I got it home so I haven't messed with it yet. Tomorrow I'll look
into it further. I'll gladly accept any suggestions of things to look
at tomorrow.

Good thing I'm laid off. I don't know how people with boats have jobs.
There's always something to do to a boat. Who has time to work.
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