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by Andy Garrett
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 70227

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks to these pics, I've decided to work some teal into the scheme!
by Andy Garrett
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 36
Views: 3797

Re: Count Down

Anything out west coming up?
Now that I live where the rivers run the other direction, my dreams of making a gathering are less lilely to come true.
by Andy Garrett
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Sydney Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: New member from Sydney Australia

Your modeling skills are superb! Well done!

Can't wait to see your build progress. Welcome!
by Andy Garrett
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Supermarine' is now 'Blue Water'
Replies: 1
Views: 895

'Supermarine' is now 'Blue Water'

As I gear up to rework my top-deck and do some touch-ups, I have discovered that the Supermarine 'Ironsides' mil-spec paint that I used is now Blue Water 'Revolution'. The product code is still SM-1000 and the color codes look the same too. I will asume that primers and related products are also ava...
by Andy Garrett
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: New Member

Always been intereted in a pontoon home-build.
Keep us updated!
Enjoy!
by Andy Garrett
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 70227

Re: Michael's ZIP

It certainly does inspire! Thank you!
I was not considering that color, but now...
Wow!
by Andy Garrett
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 70227

Re: Michael's ZIP

You position for the butt joint is spot on--exactly where it is on mine. I like the color interplay as well. Love the sea foam green! That color really gives the boat a 50s feel for me--something I worked hard to maintain on my own Zip. If you go bright on the boat, the maintenance routine gets much...
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Good tip on the end caps. Thanks!
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Tom,
My new hose is USCG TYPE B1.
Made by Mercury.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

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Celebration time!
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Success! Engine running great on last year's fuel! Had to adjust my idle by four spins due to increased fuel flow, but no sputtering or hesitations. Sigh of relief... 15529417235881820547799.jpg Now I'll just be on the look out for a good Mercontrol for parts or future replacement. I'd like the two ...
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Five year old Atwoods line vs new Mercury line.
Attwood on the left
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Ethanol destroys the liners. The Merc line is supposed to be far superior and I should get a far longer service life.

I always try to run ethanol-free, but it's not always available.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Super grateful for all the perspective gang. Thank you. So here is the deal: Took it in to the mechanic this morning. They did a leak-down test on each combustion chamber. All four were excellent. We talked options and we both agreed that the boat needs an older motor to look correct. We discussed a...
by Andy Garrett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 166
Views: 54866

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Very clean work!
by Andy Garrett
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

If it passes the leak down, and I get the fuel pump reworked, and it still has trouble pulling fuel through ten feet of line, maybe I'll just get a smaller tank and relocate it when I re-do the deck and seating.