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Forum: Troubleshooting 11-10-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By sastanley
Great photo and update. 2.7 is way better than...

Great photo and update. 2.7 is way better than 0.5!!! :):):)
Forum: General Maintenance 11-10-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By sastanley
Tom, Funny you say that. I went into the local...

Tom, Funny you say that. I went into the local CVS and asked the cashier (a female) for the cheapest brightest nail polish. I explained I was getting it for timing marks on a boat motor, and she...
Forum: Grampian 11-09-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By sastanley
Yucko on the duckweed from a boat perspective. Is...

Yucko on the duckweed from a boat perspective. Is it good environmentally for the Bay and southern tributaries? :confused:

Regardless, go the PT-26! :cool:
Forum: Cooling System 11-09-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By sastanley
I have also found sometimes you need to prime the...

I have also found sometimes you need to prime the pump..a nice short hose and a bucket right next to the pump..or you pull the hose from the thru-hull and make it vertical and fill it with water to...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-09-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By sastanley
If you google Craftsman timing light, I have one...

If you google Craftsman timing light, I have one of these..it has a dial on the back to allow for the advance weights, so you can see if they are working correctly too at 17° BTDC. Used, they are now...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By sastanley
I agree with Dave..a little high, but what is...

I agree with Dave..a little high, but what is most important is they are all close!!

The C-advance is the weights in the distributor, under the plate. Make sure those operate freely. A timing...
Forum: Grampian 11-06-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By sastanley
whew..that is looking a little rough!:eek:

whew..that is looking a little rough!:eek:
Forum: Grampian 11-02-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By sastanley
Another good run. Willoughby Spit (the other end...

Another good run. Willoughby Spit (the other end of the HRBT) is 96 miles from Solomons..I made that run helping Spencer deliver his new to him C-30 (with A4) a few years ago...So 40-45 miles...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-02-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By sastanley
Thanks, Neil. You are way better at explaining...

Thanks, Neil. You are way better at explaining it, or more PC, or something than I am! :o :D
Forum: General Maintenance 11-02-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By sastanley
CamaroMan, I debated making this post, but I have...

CamaroMan, I debated making this post, but I have decided I will to try to explain what you see as disappointment and unfriendly.

We are not bashing you directly, or trying to avoid giving you...
Forum: Grampian 11-01-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By sastanley
PT26 made it to Jackson Cr., Deltaville, VA...

PT26 made it to Jackson Cr., Deltaville, VA today. That is about 50-53 miles from Solomons.

https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=338142627
Forum: Troubleshooting 11-01-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By sastanley
Ugh, c'mon, man...Bar's Leaks? Really?

CamaroMan, no offense, but I am trying to figure out where that gunk would apply, and why it would be recommended in this situation?? I will admit to using it when I was a teenager and had a cracked...
Forum: Alberg 10-31-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By sastanley
Greg, I understand...that sounds Ok to me, but I...

Greg, I understand...that sounds Ok to me, but I am not a mech. engineer.. I glassed in PVC boards in the bow for my 25 gal. holding tank with straps over the top and it hasn't moved yet.. :)
Forum: Grampian 10-31-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By sastanley
P & T...thanks for the message. I was up in D.C....

P & T...thanks for the message. I was up in D.C. today for work, sorry I couldn't break out of my normal sorta local to Solomons office for a visit..

We'll catch you on the flip side in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-31-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By sastanley
I think you're safe! :) Sorry your boat is...

I think you're safe! :)

Sorry your boat is put away for the season though..I am hoping to do some fall cruising this weekend!!! :D (if the weather is not totally miserable.) :rolleyes:
Forum: Electrical 10-31-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By sastanley
I think you are smart to disconnect battery...

I think you are smart to disconnect battery terminals in winter..with zero discharge, there should be no reason the batteries can't survive the cold. It is possible that with faulty wiring that...
Forum: Alberg 10-31-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By sastanley
Greg, Will you be able to incorporate their...

Greg, Will you be able to incorporate their integrated hold down clamps into your design ? ?
Forum: Electrical 10-30-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By sastanley
Mary, When you disconnect your batteries, make...

Mary, When you disconnect your batteries, make sure they are fully charged. A dead or discharged battery usually won't come back after being subjected to freezes over the winter, but a fully charged...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-30-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By sastanley
Talking The bypass is about 12" of 1/2" hose...there will...

The bypass is about 12" of 1/2" hose...there will be plenty of pink stuff mixed in that area with it clamped. The objective is to fill the block with antifreeze (and the manifold and exhaust system...
Forum: Alberg 10-30-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By sastanley
Oh boy, I have a Moeller tank, with the plastic...

Oh boy, I have a Moeller tank, with the plastic Perko fill, a plastic Vetus muffler, and the Boaterbits plastic strainer. :rolleyes: All of mine are holding together OK, but certainly there are risks...
Forum: Alberg 10-25-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By sastanley
Ok, I'll jump on the bandwagon too since that is...

Ok, I'll jump on the bandwagon too since that is a steel tank. Since you are going to all this trouble, if the budget allows, I'd also recommend a poly tank. I replaced my aluminum tank (pin hole in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 10-22-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By sastanley
Yeah, you need this manual if really want to do...

Yeah, you need this manual if really want to do any work on an A-4...it is the bible.
Forum: Alberg 10-22-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,289
Posted By sastanley
Greg, looks like a lot of work, but probably...

Greg, looks like a lot of work, but probably worth it to have good access to the tank and not have the fill (I assume) in the cockpit floor.
Forum: General Maintenance 10-22-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,112
Posted By sastanley
Thumbs up Greg, a standard inspection mirror on a stick...

Greg, a standard inspection mirror on a stick should work..When I was a kid everyone must have had super vision, because my Dad's toolbox had this stupid little mirror that was probably the diameter...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-21-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,112
Posted By sastanley
Greg..it is very interesting. What I think I am...

Greg..it is very interesting. What I think I am discovering is that the roll pin (even the pointer in your picture) is a rather blunt instrument and we get better results when we try to use more...
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