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by Craig Aho
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Picked up another complete powerhead for the Bearcat with pertronix ignition as well, Kind of wish I had the short shaft leg it was mounted on as well as they are harder to come by and would be nice if I decide to build the Malahini, it is the one on its side, the other white one I have had as a spa...
by Craig Aho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Thanks Billy C. I have been told the original used a chrysler style fuel hookup which I think is what I bassically have at this point. I like your thought though on the line direct to the filter.
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Thanks Roberta. Cool stuff on his site.
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Since this is my first experience with an outboard motor, does anyone see any problem with my fuel line plumbing? It was kind of time consuming trying to decide and install some kind of attachment fittings. I finally settled on this quick connect setup.

Craig
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Thank you Roberta, I did as you suggested. I am thinking I might like to aquire a few outboards to refurbish and collect. I just wish my son Chris was nearby and not living in Phoenix since he is a trained motorcycle mechanic so I could have his help. Those old Merc's have my interest and look so co...
by Craig Aho
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Can anyone recommend a good book on vintage outboard motors and restorations etc.?
by Craig Aho
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I will need to make a new block of wood to attach the cable clamp block to the transom, I managed to spit the one in the photo.
by Craig Aho
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I managed to get the steering cable hooked up and sorted out. I also was able to get my motor control lever working but still dont care for the cable routing but will continue to think it out and do the best I can to have a clean installation.
by Craig Aho
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1083
Views: 231169

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt I did the same as you with the windshield frame and rabbited with trim pieces as you are planning. It was the easiest way for me and worked out pretty good. I am sure you will end up with a good windshield.

Craig
by Craig Aho
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Matt, I am not sure about the engine mounted tube, perhaps? At the present time I am still trying to use the 90 dollar transom mount clamp system and I think with a clevis kit on the engine end of the ram I might be able to make it all work but probably would have to move the clamp nearly up againt ...
by Craig Aho
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I am not sure jimbob but I like the brainstorming. I think that swiveling tube holder would be a better idea for me but then it would likely require a shorter cable setup than what I have and I sure don't want to spend for another cable.
by Craig Aho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

thanks guys, Yes the setup you see works as long as I dont tilt the motor up which moves the ram through to much of an arc where it connects to the motor.
by Craig Aho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I am starting to think my 85 dollar transom mounted bracket is the wrong one. :( starting to feel like my next boat purchase might be a big sharp AXE.
by Craig Aho
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 99975

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I am finding it very difficult to route and hookup my very expensive steering cable system. I may have to cut a elongated hole and have the cable enter to the motor from an angle low to prevent binding with other cables etc when the motor is tilted up. I also discovered why my helm motor control lev...
by Craig Aho
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 5208

Re: General outboard questions

Wow I didn't even consider that Idea Carl, Thank you.