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Offline Craig5251

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #180 on: August 10, 2019, 11:48:21 PM »
I meant the hull bearing. No such thing as too much grease

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« Reply #181 on: August 10, 2019, 11:59:47 PM »
Ahhh ok, very good then.  \./8
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #182 on: August 11, 2019, 01:31:10 PM »

Are there ever ď Mokai Gatherings ď? I would love something like that!

Hey Craig5251...I was thinking the same thing. There are a few Mokai owners in the SE Pa, Md and Del area. Just need to find a spot to launch from that everyone for agree on.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #183 on: August 12, 2019, 09:09:28 AM »
Iím very flexible, as long as the water is not rough. My boat doesnít cut through the waves well at all.

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« Reply #184 on: August 12, 2019, 09:22:54 AM »
My boat runs better than ever now! I was on the water from 11am-7pm, snorkeling different spots, magnet fishing, and searching for the magnet I lost. The water was low, and crystal clear. Thatís very rare on the Schuylkill River.
No luck finding it this time.

Iíll still be replacing the engine this winter, but at least I can use it now.

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« Reply #185 on: August 12, 2019, 09:26:21 AM »
Glad to hear it's running good now! And even though you didn't find anything, I know you had fun anyhow. lol  \./8
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #186 on: August 19, 2019, 08:04:35 AM »
Well, it ran all weekend, but took some water from a wave, and the motor suddenly died. It wonít start at all now. Wasnít much water really, so I have no idea whatís going on.
The battery is fine, and it cranks over, but it doesnít start. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #187 on: August 19, 2019, 08:26:29 AM »
Drop the carb bowl and clean it out, probably got water in it.
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« Reply #188 on: August 19, 2019, 08:38:03 AM »
Well, it ran all weekend, but took some water from a wave, and the motor suddenly died. It wonít start at all now. Wasnít much water really, so I have no idea whatís going on.
The battery is fine, and it cranks over, but it doesnít start. Any suggestions?

Either gas or spark must be missing. It's easy to check.

There are probably better way, but I'd start by replacing the spark plug with a new one (make sure gap is correct). If motor still cranks but does not start, remove the plug and smell it - if it is does not smell like gasoline, the carb does not deliver gas. You could pour a bit of gas (<teaspoon) directly into the cylinder, put spark plug back in, and try starting. If it start momentarily then dies that points to problem with gas delivery (carb, fuel pump). 

Otherwise, missing spark remains as main suspect. You could buy an official device designed to check for spark or you could fashion one yourself like this: Put old plug into engine, but do not connect a harness to it. Instead connect the harness to the other spark plug, wrap naked copper wire around plug's thread and  connect the other end of that wire anywhere on on the motor - any bolt will do. Suspend the spark plug such that you have a good view of the gap, crank the engine and watch for the spark to appear in the gap (helps to kill the room light and/or wait for evening). If there no spark, I'd just go ahead and replace the coil/wire/harness assembly. Or you could just replace it preemptively without even checking for spark - its is easy and cheap too.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #189 on: August 19, 2019, 05:55:08 PM »
Please just clean the carb out first, if that isn't it dig deeper. But water coming in the engine compartment and shutting the motor off isn't going to affect the plug, it points to water in the carb so that would be the first thing to check right off the bat. And changing the coil is not that easy for some people, highly unlikely to be the problem. I've never seen one quit working either.
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« Reply #190 on: August 19, 2019, 10:04:13 PM »
Thanks guys. Iíll clean the bowl first for sure. Anything other than the carb is beyond my abilities.
Iím working long hours this week, so I may not even get to it until Saturday. Iíll try to at least drop the bowl sooner, to get any water out.
If I canít get it to run, perhaps a trip to Delaware could be arranged?

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« Reply #191 on: August 19, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
If you look at the bottom of the bowl, you will see a smaller screw offset to the larger one that removes the bowl. That is the bowl drain. Take it out and let the bowl drain into a cup or something so you can see what drained out. Easy fix if that's all it is.
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #192 on: August 19, 2019, 10:32:29 PM »
I will do that.
I failed to mention...........itís salt water.

I had to cross two boat channels to get back to my put-in. The big boats showed no mercy! Going full speed all around me.
Thatís when I got wet, and it died.
Ran great all weekend until that. Fresh water wash outs several times too.

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Re: New owner!
« Reply #193 on: August 20, 2019, 01:05:45 AM »
Salt water just ensures there will be no long term life to the boat, doesn't change the right now situation. My muffler is not designed for salt water at all, nor should it ever get wet and left to air dry, or it will rust out and likely melt something if you don't catch it in time. These are lawn mower engines, salt water will eat them up and spit them out. If you like your Mokai, keep it out of that stuff.  :(
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Re: New owner!
« Reply #194 on: August 20, 2019, 03:31:48 PM »
Thanks guys. Iíll clean the bowl first for sure. Anything other than the carb is beyond my abilities.
Iím working long hours this week, so I may not even get to it until Saturday. Iíll try to at least drop the bowl sooner, to get any water out.
If I canít get it to run, perhaps a trip to Delaware could be arranged?

Craig,  I'll gladly help however I can if you'd like to bring the boat to DE (I am available this week and probably first half of the next).  To be clear, as a mechanic I am not even close to Tom's league, but I did re-build EX21 myself and it still runs fine :)