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Bozeman Bob

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  1. The fuel pump is working , otherwise it wouldn't start or run . They are either good or bad , no in between . If it was me I would buy a new or rebuilt one before having mine done local . Maybe try customrebuiltcarbs.com which I have used 6 times over the last 4 years on various boats . Jegs is another option .
  2. When I say "running out of gas " I don't mean how much gas is in your tank. The passageways and or bowl float check valve are not 100%. When the float etc isn't working your motor will run on the trickle of gas your getting . Give it some throttle and it's now starving for gas. Usually if the points are bad , if you don't have a electronic ignition , it will miss , run rough , but not the same symptoms as your describing . And running it on muffs in the driveway is not the same as being on the lake . You are not putting any sort of load on the engine , so a quick rev is going to use a shot glass of fuel , do that on the water in gear and you have used a cup , bit of a difference in the fuel demand .
  3. Sounds like your running out of gas . When's the last time the carb got rebuilt / cleaned / gone through ?. Should be a off the shelf car coil unless it's for something like a Petronix system. If I had electric issues and it needed some control module I would buy a new electronic distributor for less than 150.00 online and run it direct to the coil before I dropped any stupid money on " there " module .
  4. Don't overthink it , it's just gas and your going to end up buying it in Wilson / NY at some point anyway. Put X amount aside and enjoy your vacation.
  5. What are you using for weights ?
  6. Judging from the position of the engine , up against the transom I would venture to say it's a I/O. Along.with it being listed as such in both ads.
  7. Have 3 Magnum Metalz on one boat , easy , reliable , small footprint, quality work , folding boom.is nice ( same as traxstech) and decently priced with holders attached. Big boat has the Traxstech and the slow start , slow stop feature takes all the anxiety away with losing gear from sudden stop go action . They are also at the top of the food chain as far as price goes. No issues with those 3 as well.
  8. Topcat , Outboard and I/0s are completely different animals.
  9. And you can move that shifter with the drive off to make sure it's engaging. Should spin only one way in forward and the opposite direction in reverse . Of course with it off the motor you can turn the prop with some effort and watch the drive shaft move.
  10. Did you make sure the male shifter lever on the outdrive slid into the channel slot on the housing ? I believe you should be in forward when doing this. Sometimes if you miss that , the drive still goes on .
  11. Charter Lakes will require a recent survey , in and out of water, by a certified surveyor.
  12. Spray Nine for scuff marks and just about anything else that is not going to be mopped up.
  13. After your done I would suggest going with Marine Mat deck carpet. Snaps in , easier to clean than SeaDek and less money.
  14. Find the water intrusion first . Might try googling Inject a dek to get real world reviews on it. Personally I would cut it out and replace the wood , inject a dek to me is a band aid . I go with the saying : fix it once the right way and be done with .
  15. Ok , fair enough , from what I have seen of the entries most if not all participants are big boats that already are docked at either port. The smaller boats , if any sure could use the public launch if slips were not available. Hope the tournament goes well for all ! (.Sorry I missed the Olcott , not Oak in the spring , must be the lack of fish west of those ports )
  16. Pretty sure that's what I just stated. Doesn't answer my question .
  17. Curious as to why the Big Boy is out of the Oak and Wilson for spring and the summer event is just out of the Oak.
  18. 2 year old thread, rule # 1 , do not use pressure treated wood on a aluminum boat. Electrolysis will happen and eat away at any aluminum touching that wood.
  19. Northern Tools , search Fuel Caddys, decent selection and various capacities.
  20. Way to go Brandon , great energy policy starting on day 1 . If it isn't broken why did you " fix " it . More gas per day was pumped through the Keystone than we import from the Russians per day. Gas will be 6 .00 a gallon on the water the way things are trending right now. FJB.
  21. Yes a 90 will move it but you add weight and gears and that engine will be working hard . The standard for powering is to be within 20 -15% of the max marked on the boat. The minimum I would run would be 120 hp. The extra 500 lbs in weight vs what your running it on now is huge on a small single engine boat. The boat will be a slug and pretty much have to be run at WOT to stay on plain and that isn't good for the engine , your working it to death.
  22. Size and shape screams 50s . Short shaft isn't working on any glass boat with more than 2* of deadrise.. Slap it on your wall of fame as you mentioned.
  23. Tom Allen posted it yesterday on Facebook. I am pretty sure he is a reputable source.
  24. Went there last year as well. No issues. I would blame Fauci and his involvement in the Wuhan lab if I contracted it . Anyway it sucks for the people running it , the local hotels , bars , restaurants, vendors and on and on. I received a random , if you want to call it that , today from NYS , telling me to jab any of my kids over 5 year and dont forget the useless booster. Harassment 101 and my " kids " are all over 30 .
  25. Total BS if it was bc of the China Flu. Just flew out west and back., O'Hara was as packed as it gets , full capacity on planes . No issues in Bozeman as in face diapers and going to a packed venue for a concert . Fricking NY tyrants.
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