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Hot, Dam!
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:16:11 PM »
     I believe the dreaded HOT engine issue happened to my wife's boat yesterday, and not the best place to experience being dead in the water either. What to do, save the woman & children first, or the Mokai?  :D

I ended up pulling alongside my Sis and grabbed on to her Mokai (cockpit) and towed her to shore. Upon getting out to check the engine, sank up to my knees in mud that tended to smell like raw sewage.  >:(
I pulled the engine covers and we let them cool down for 30 minutes. Her engine was considerably hotter than mine. I wonder if changing my oil helped my Mokai, but since I didn't change hers (less hours), it may have contributed to the problem?  >:D
It was the first time we ran them more than 8 miles straight at full throttle with one or two breaks on the way to the Dam. We proceeded back to the launch at to throttle and experienced no more issues. I wanted Tom to leave the pull starts on as a cautionary backup system to the electric starts in May when we had them down in Ludowici, but now am rethinking that decision.

Tom, what is the best tool to use to cut the slot in the pull start mechanism to save the cord?

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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
Shutting down when hot, and letting it sit for a while, will sometimes require some extra cranking and maybe a little throttle to get things going. Probably would have started just fine if you had been in the seat instead.

What are you asking with regards to the pull start and cutting a slot? If you want to take the pull starts off you have to cut the end of the rope and pull it through the plenum eye, then you will need to remove the pull start mechanism and find some spacers to use on the bolts so they don't go in further hitting the flywheel fan blades.
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 10:58:58 PM »
Shutting down when hot, and letting it sit for a while, will sometimes require some extra cranking and maybe a little throttle to get things going. Probably would have started just fine if you had been in the seat instead.

What are you asking with regards to the pull start and cutting a slot? If you want to take the pull starts off you have to cut the end of the rope and pull it through the plenum eye, then you will need to remove the pull start mechanism and find some spacers to use on the bolts so they don't go in further hitting the flywheel fan blades.

Thanks for modifying the pictures.  :)

I am referring to the way your plenum eye is cut with a slot. You showed us how we could avoid cutting the rope and storing the pulley mechanism in the storage hatch. Can you post a picture of your plenum eye area?
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 11:02:17 PM »
Ahhh right, forgot you have the later models...  :-[  Yeah, you can use a dremel tool to cut a slot so the rope will come out. I'll get a pic tomorrow when I go out to the shop.
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 11:23:00 PM »
Ahhh right, forgot you have the later models...  :-[  Yeah, you can use a dremel tool to cut a slot so the rope will come out. I'll get a pic tomorrow when I go out to the shop.

I was beginning to think it was Top secret information.  ???
Found the video I shot...I'll post it for others to see.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75rni6YReM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75rni6YReM</a>
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 11:27:46 PM »
There ya' go. Forgot you made a video, good job.  \./8
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 11:34:24 PM »
I'm glad I made the videos, use them often along with Forum posts.
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Re: Hot, Dam!
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 11:45:33 PM »
 \./8 :) \./8
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