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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:44 am
by JimmY
Do you have a 55 gallon drum or trash can to put under it? I just know on my older Johnson that it needed it be in a larger container for the water cooling pump to work properly. Once it fires, make sure you have good water flow or shut it down.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:02 am
by TomB
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:27 pm
by BillW
If the motor has not been run in a long time, I would not attempt to start it until the water pump impeller has been replaced.
When it has been unused for years, the rubber impeller vanes will have taken a "set" and probably will not provide good water pressure,
or worse yet, may have pieces of the vanes break off and become lodged in water passages in the engine block.

Also, bear in mind, never run an outboard without water. Even a few seconds running without water will destroy the impeller.

Probably, the motor will need the carbs rebuilt, and ignition tune or ignition parts replacement.

I have no experience with Bearcat motors, but the above info applies to pretty much all outboards,

Bill

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:20 pm
by Craig Aho
Sounds like good advice and feedback Bill, Thank you.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:25 pm
by Craig Aho
I added the additional INterlux coats of paint on the transom and like the way it looks. I also went with FLag BLue color which is a deeper shade of blue which I also like.