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by galamb
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Remote controls for small motors
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Yes and no - Merc makes a number of "remote attaching kits" for their line of outboards. I know for sure that kit's exist for 25 horse and under models reaching back into the 1970's because I have installed them. Kit's that were originally marketed for the 18/25 horse models fit 6/8/9.9 an...
by galamb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Thanks Gayle, I'm glad I found this forum. I belong to an outstanding marine engine forum but had been looking around for boatbuilders forum since building will be my weak area to some extent, having taken on the construction of a "big" boat - well, big in my eyes. But since the plans are ...
by galamb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Absolutely... I spend alot of time answering outboard/rigging questions for a few reasons. Because I have the time - because I was fortunate enough to have some decent (teachers) who instilled their interest and some of their wisdom upon me - because I'm really cheap and hate paying for anything, so...
by galamb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Dave,
this is just all part of my master plan :D

As I am working on my major build I'm sure I'll have a number of questions and all you guys will owe me by then :lol:

Graham
by galamb
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Pertronix makes conversion kits (that I'm aware of) for 4 and 6 cylinder inline and V6/V8 Mercruisers, as well as V8 - Volvo, Inmar, Pleasurecraft, Marine Power and OMC (built) engines - possibly others and no doubt adaptable to the "home builder" who has done their own marine conversion, ...
by galamb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

Dave, in a very few cases it is possible to change over to more modern ignition on an outboard, but often times even if the parts exist it is quite cost prohibitive (like 4-500 bucks). There is a company in Austrailia that used to market a conversion kit in North America called the "Atom Comput...
by galamb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Thanks John - and yes, Laings is excellent for most old parts. I have a couple of other sources (old Chrysler parts are somewhat scarce in particular) but http://www.discount-marine-parts.com bought up tons of the warehouse stock when (then bankrupt) Chrysler outboard got bought out by Bayliner back...
by galamb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Dave, yes, the same proceedure is what I use for any 2 stroke outboard you are bringing back into service. Of course, if they are a little newer you don't have to fiddle with points/condensors and some of the old ones have a distributor/rotor assembly similar to a car - but all in all, they are pret...
by galamb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 2324

If I can add my 2 cents - Motors built before the mid 1980's were not rated the same way as motors today. A 1970-something 25 horse would we the equivalent of a modern 20 horse motor. Having said that, a 20 horse (or 18 or 25) is best suited for about 14 feet of boat or less, that has a dry weight o...
by galamb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

It's very difficult to go wrong with a "vintage" Evinrude. Until they switched over to modern electronic ignitions in the 1980's, very little changed on them parts wise through the 60's/70's. There is lot's of them out there still running well and they are the perfect motor if you are look...
by galamb
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Thanks for the replies. And I do look forward to answering questions and providing assistance where I can. I am a senior writer for http://www.marineengine.com which is an outstanding site with many expert contributors (both shade tree and professional) covering all marine engines including inboards...
by galamb
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Cambridge, Ontario
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

New Member from Cambridge, Ontario

Hello all. Been doing some reading through the forum - some knowledgeable members with great advice. Just about to start construction on my first Glen-L boat, Ken Hankinsons Cuddy Sport. Although this particular project started about 3 1/2 years ago for us, we have just got to the point where we wil...

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