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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: 5067

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: 4681

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: 15380

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: 15380

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: 15380

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...
by floater
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider
Replies: 23
Views: 25244

Re: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider

Part 9 out now
by floater
Fri May 14, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1000th post
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

1000th post

Only wish I had something worthwhile to say. :giggle:
by floater
Fri May 14, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: The Antique Outboards Section
Topic: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s
Replies: 21
Views: 15380

Re: OMC 40hp Gearboxes - late 1960s

I too have battled with many seized bolts whilst wrestling with outboards, even stainless screws are no guarantee. I have usually resorted to drilling them out once broken, I've never had much success with any of the special extractor tools which promise much but deliver only a hardened sheared off ...
by floater
Wed May 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider
Replies: 23
Views: 25244

Re: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider

Part 8 now out



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