Hawkey, You got pm.
I've bought from that guy before (Catfish Supply Co.) and always got a decent deal...Catfish said:Nikonos ... <Cough> There are good sellers on ebay ---- Like this guy for instance --
Hawkeye -- Man that stinks -- I got an old 50hp Merc that needs some attention ... However I do not think that would od you much good ..
Sorry brother, I thought you only sold from your site. Please understand that I will contact you directly when I can afford a large enough order from CSC. I do a lot of purchasing online and I know that there are some awesome deals to be had on ebay, but I have heard enough horror stories from reliable sources to keep my money out of their hands.Catfish said:Nikonos ... <Cough> There are good sellers on ebay ---- Like this guy for instance --
SOmething I have never considered in this, and I don't think it was possible for me to think about in my previous anger-clouded state of mind, was pointed out to me by a friend this afternoon.... Maybe the same thing your mechanic friend was getting at... Yeah, I can wobble the FLYWHEEL around like the crankshaft is broken, but it doesn't make any sense that I can still start the boat if the crank is broke... he suggested that the flywheel may have come partially loose and the noise/vibration from the loose flywheel is the source of the problem... It won't cost me a dime to pull it and check, so I'm heading home to think about it. One of the members of our church passed away Sunday, and the visitation (wake for Yankees) is tonight. I have to attend, so I probably won't get the boat looked at this evening. This could be extremely good news.mudd_catt said:Hawkeye, got some insight from my man with the plan. He gave me a couple of things to do and try. The best news of all is that the probability is greater that the crankshaft is NOT broke, than it is. More likely, without him looking at it of course, is that the bearings have gone out. Especially since it will run at idle (you did say it would idle didn't you?)
There are a couple of things try before tearing it apart.
1. Take the spark plugs out. With someone turnin the flywheel BY HAND, use a long rod or screwdriver to feel each piston and see if it is moving in and out. Be careful not to get the screwdriver on the side of the cylinder walls.
2. Take the flywheel off, take the stator off, and inspect the bearings at the top of the motor, move the shaft side to side, up and down. There should be virtually no play any way.
Also, What horsepower is your boat rated for?
Do you feel like driving to MS?