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Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Painlesstom 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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Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by happul3 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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Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Painlesstom 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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Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Craig5251 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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Instructions / Tutorials / Re: Aluminum Wear Ring Resurfacing and Install video
« Last post by Painlesstom on August 18, 2019, 05:54:22 PM »
Absolutely never pry, my rings come out by hand as shown in any of my videos about them. Do you have one of my aluminum rings or the stock plastic one?
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Instructions / Tutorials / Re: Aluminum Wear Ring Resurfacing and Install video
« Last post by BoFly on August 18, 2019, 05:03:50 PM »
What is the best way to take out the aluminum ring. I see there are 2 slots . Do pry it out using a screwdriver?
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Boat Riggings and Modifications / MOVED: Stik boat bilge pump
« Last post by Painlesstom on August 14, 2019, 11:46:50 PM »
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Chat / Re: Stik boat bilge pump
« Last post by Rottweilerman on August 14, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
There was no name, but Wholesale Marine has the same pump.
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Chat / Re: Stik boat bilge pump
« Last post by Mokai Dreamin' on August 14, 2019, 10:48:26 PM »
Thanks John. May I ask the brand? Rule maybe? 
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