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by floater
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Johnson v4 90HP outboard 2000MY
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Johnson v4 90HP outboard 2000MY

Firstly this motor is a lot newer than anything I'm used to so what I'm about to say may be completely irrelevant. I have some 60s 70s motors including Evinrudes, some have a stopper on the gear mechanism that acts as a limit for the throttle when the gear is in neutral to prevent you reving the nut...
by floater
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Albatross Mark 3 - Next project
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Albatross Mark 3 - Next project

Welcome to the forum, nice project you have started. There are plenty of Albatross owners in the club so I stand to be corrected, however I believe the boat would have originally been fitted with an SU pump. That said they are hateful things in cars and likely fare even worse in a boat so a modern s...
by floater
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hayling flood
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Hayling flood

Popular stop on the he Hayling island rally of old. The fear used to be running out of water whilst enjoying the pub.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... e-59564248
by floater
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider
Replies: 16
Views: 12333

Re: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider

Part 10 now available, Ilfracombe to Neyland.

by floater
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Official CMBA Events
Topic: CMBA at Ivy Lake Chichester Saturday November 6th
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

CMBA at Ivy Lake Chichester Saturday November 6th

Once again I'm giving very early notice because to give the best chance of a good number of entries, if you'd like to come please get the date in your diary and post your entry ASAP. I will be sending out an e mail and entry form to past attendees shortly. If however you have not been before but wis...
by floater
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bluebird K7
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Bluebird K7

Latest episode

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-58614899

I am clearly mistaken but I'd have thought the remains brought up from the lake would be considered "salvage" and therefore property of whoever claimed it? :hmmm:
by floater
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 21
Views: 6573

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

That looks like it's running much better with the new float.

I have a few Evinrudes and johnsons from 1960 to 70, 3 to 40hp, trouble is I've not touched them for a couple of years which is why I'm struggling to remember what's got what.
by floater
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 21
Views: 6573

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

Yup, second vid is certainly chuffy, so I think you're right to be looking at the carb. Regarding your oil, that's probably why your test tank is sludgy, marine two stroke oil (TCW-3) spec is formulated to break down in water, general two stroke isn't. When your motor was made there wasn't much choi...
by floater
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 21
Views: 6573

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

I've run my early 70s Evinrude 40s in test tanks, Typically up to 1/2 hour at a time much to the neighbours delight. They are always quite smokey and there's a good old black sludgy mess in the tank after, which is of course the remains of the oil. The first question is therefore are you sure you've...