jlogger

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    Irondequoit Bay
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    Thompson Gunner

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  1. jlogger

    4.3 Mercruiser Overheating

    Well the verdict is in. Apparently my lower housing on the stern drive corroded between the exhaust and water jackets. I was pushing exhaust into the incoming water. Took out my brand new water pump too. Hopefully fixed and back in water by next week sometime. Just figured I would update in case someone ran into similar problem.
  2. I think I've decided to go with a new unit from Sterndrive Engineering.. Thanks for the replies.
  3. Thanks, but that would be a Gen I. I need a Gen II.
  4. Looking for an Alpha One lower case. Existing drive is a 96' on a 4.3. Drive serial 0F711503
  5. Hi jlogger. I was going through the posts and came across this one. I understand that you have a 24 ft Thompson that has a kicker. Can I ask how do you steer the boat when the main is off and the kicker running? What type of steering do.you have?

    Thanx

    Scooter 

    1. jlogger

      jlogger

      Scooter, I have a steering linkage between the main and the kicker so i just steer with the wheel. The name of it is escaping me right now but they are fairly common. It is just two brackets, one one the main and one on the kicker with an adjustable rod between them. I honestly am thinking about upgrading to an auto pilot or remote unit on just the kicker. I can't fish alone with the way it is and even two people can be tough with any sort of chop when it comes time to net the fish or clear other gear

    2. jlogger

      jlogger

      EZ Steer

  6. jlogger

    4.3 Mercruiser Overheating

    He suggested a test to run which I will be doing after work today. Also, thanks to everyone who took time to offer suggestions. Much appreciated.
  7. jlogger

    4.3 Mercruiser Overheating

    I have a 1996 4.3 liter that has had some cooling system issues since late last season. I thought it was a Zebra Mussel issue but apparently it wasn't. It will run at a consistent 150 when I keep RPMs below 3200 or so. When I run engine at higher speeds, the temp gauge quickly fluctuates between normal temp (150) and completely cold. After a couple of miles the engine then begins to overheat. I installed a new thermostat last season when the problem started and had the impeller and bellows done last fall as maintenance. The problem existed before and after all of this work was done. I searched and saw some postings other places that indicate a possible water pump problem. I am worried that a faulty head gasket compression seal may be pushing compression into the water jacket. I am hoping I am very wrong on that suspicion. Anyone ever experience or hear of this? Thanks
  8. jlogger

    Sutters on I-Bay

    I was wondering what could cause that mess. Looks like a bomb hit the south dock. Hopefully they can give me a temp slip until the repairs are done.
  9. jlogger

    Sutters on I-Bay

    If you dock at Sutters you might have to wait a couple extra weeks to put in. I can still see my slip, it's just not exactly where it used to be. This is the South dock which is the worst but the others are not much better. I hope they open up and get to repairs soon.
  10. PM sent on cover.
  11. jlogger

    Spoon storage

    I can store them on my boat for you. No charge.
  12. Y Ya know, I had that laying around a couple of weeks ago but I spent it on spin doctors, spoons and flouro leaders. Damn it!
  13. Any word on whether Sandy Creek Marina will be operational?
  14. jlogger

    Help identifying tracks...

    I saw one of these while backpacking in the High Peaks one morning. It was coming right toward the lean too we were in. Big sucker. I started walking towards it and banged a couple of pans together to shoo it away and it just looked at me with a who the F are you attitude and kept on coming. I stepped back into the lean too and let it pass.