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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    So while the boat is in the shop Iím collecting things to add on when it returns. I have aluminum tubing to weld actual bow rails since the ones currently on there are just screwed on and only about 3 inches tall. Iím planning to do foot high welded rails when measured from the underside of the tube to the edge of the boat. Iím going to repair the 9 foot antenna that is on there since all it needs is the screw and new teeth that hold it in place. Iím picking up a low profile VHF and Iím also thinking of picking up a set of auto adjusting trimtabs but Iím not sure how much of a benefit I will see compared to simple fins on the outboard. Iím also getting new bilge pumps. I want one in the front and one in the back but Iím not a hundred percent on how to go about it. I was thinking of putting a 600 gph up front that sends water aft to a 1700 gph that pumps out. However, if the rear pump were to crap out it would be all over so now I want to see about tying the bow pump into the livewell drain. Any thoughts?


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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    New fuel lines and Grease where I could and the Evinrude fires up right away. It doesnít like to idle for long before stalling out so I have to give it short bursts of choke every minute or so. Seems like a dirty carb to me. Its off to The Boat Doctor for a once over and to fix the tilt system. The pistons donít seem too happy and I have no idea how to work on that. The last tilt system I messed with spewed fluid all over me and the floor and I canít have that right now with my 2 year old niece running around here. Iím trying to document the stuff Iím doing with pics for you guys but itís not possible when a two-year-old wants to help you work on a boat hah.


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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    So the more that I mess with the OMC controls the more I want to re-power with a newer ETec. I just love the torque and simplicity of direct injected 2 stroke technology. The choke on this 88 Evinrude is so numb I feel like its an easy task to flood the carb if your in a hurry due to the inch of play before the choke startes to move. I spent all day today calling between Rockland to San Mateo looking for a used ETec 115 with no luck so Iím going to fix up this engine I have now to use during this season. Then hopefully I can find a used ETec and sell these old controls and engine. I donít really want to buy a brand new 115 horse, and you know I would go for the High-output series since I am planning to do a full enclosure and I feel like the 90 hp would struggle to keep the boat on pad if we were going into a strong head wind fully loaded. An extra 30 hp should help a lot in a situation like that.
    Iím no doubt getting ahead of myself though. The maiden voyage is going to be next week to Martinez with a full 6 person crew. Iím going to make sure the pumps work and hope no water comes in during the trip. So far everything is going smoothly so I feel like the pump will be fine.


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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    For some reason TT wonít let me upload pictures. I will just have to link them for you guys from my social media


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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Yearroundfisherman View Post
    Mine has the buzzer as well. I just want to know for sure I have oil going to the block when weíre under the Golden Gate. It doesnít seem like my preferred area to see whats buzzing, oil or cooling.


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    Premix is the way to go for sure then if it makes you more comfortable. My wife always accuses me of just going thru life dumb and happy and there is a lot of truth in that I guess. I've been 40 miles out of Santa Cruz after tuna it never occurred to me to be worried about the oil system.
    Good luck with your new boat project, it will be fun to follow your progress.

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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by GW208 View Post
    No, there's no oil pressure to monitor, the pump just ads oil to the fuel ahead of the carbs. Not sure about the motor you're looking at, but the oiling system on my 94 has a warning horn alarm mounted at the console that will sound off if the oil tank is low or there is a problem with the oil injection pump.
    Mine has the buzzer as well. I just want to know for sure I have oil going to the block when weíre under the Golden Gate. It doesnít seem like my preferred area to see whats buzzing, oil or cooling.


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    No, there's no oil pressure to monitor, the pump just ads oil to the fuel ahead of the carbs. Not sure about the motor you're looking at, but the oiling system on my 94 has a warning horn alarm mounted at the console that will sound off if the oil tank is low or there is a problem with the oil injection pump.

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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by GW208 View Post
    I've read that a lot on the internet so I guess maybe there could be something to it. All I know for sure though is that my 94 175 Johnson is still running fine with it's oil injection system and I've never once worried about it while on the water. I did have to have it replaced once because the original was leaking oil by and over oiling the motor. It's also nice to not have to bother with a second fuel tank if you have a 4-stroke kicker.
    Is there a way to add a gage to monitor the oil pressure? That would mke me feel better about the system. I donít want to find out the oil stopped flowing when my engine welds itself.


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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
    I would dump the oil tank and injection system. Those older systems had extremely high failure rates and itís one less thing to worry about when on the water. When I told my mechanic I was looking for a used 2 stroke to repower with he said make sure that if itís an older unit i bring it to him to rip out the oil injection system because they were garbage.
    I've read that a lot on the internet so I guess maybe there could be something to it. All I know for sure though is that my 94 175 Johnson is still running fine with it's oil injection system and I've never once worried about it while on the water. I did have to have it replaced once because the original was leaking oil by and over oiling the motor. It's also nice to not have to bother with a second fuel tank if you have a 4-stroke kicker.

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    Re: Another Boat in The Yard

    So I changed the original spark plugs for new ones, added gas, checked for fuel leaks after priming the bolb, gave it the key and it fired up after playing with the choke a bit. 2 minutes into running it I got the buzzer. It was peeing water pretty good but I shut down anyways. Tomorrow I plan on doing the gear oil and looking into canceling that oil tank.
    After reading your guyís comments I feel like I should go grab the 9.9 Merc I was offered. I was thinking I could just use the bow mounted 80 pound Minn Kota if I got into trouble along with calling out on the VHF.


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