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Not mine, just sharing the link. Solid boat at a great price.  \./8

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Jet Pump Discussion / Re: FlexRing Performance Report
« Last post by Painlesstom on May 07, 2024, 06:54:52 PM »
Pretty amazing how durable these are.  The aluminum rings were a game changer, too.

I'm very impressed, and pleased, with the results. The aluminum rings served their purpose, but I'm glad those days are long past; wasn't possible to get such tight clearances as with the FlexRing. I don't miss making them either, when the FlexRing became the norm, I was so relieved.  :D
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Jet Pump Discussion / Re: FlexRing Performance Report
« Last post by Hillbilly on May 07, 2024, 06:16:27 PM »
Pretty amazing how durable these are.  The aluminum rings were a game changer, too.
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Mokai ES-Kape / Re: On/Off Toggle
« Last post by Lwing on May 07, 2024, 11:07:34 AM »
I was pretty sure I could count on you,
Thanks Tom
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Mokai ES-Kape / Re: On/Off Toggle
« Last post by Painlesstom on May 07, 2024, 10:07:57 AM »
The power switch has opposing contacts, so when you turn power on it closes contacts to let power flow on one side, and opens contacts on the other side that open the ground circuit to the coil. Your switch only has the power wires. The green wires wired together is grounding the coil and the engine won't start, separate those and it will. But you will need to use the safety lanyard switch to shut down. Here is a link to the double pole switch you need. You have to know how to solder to use it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LBNFC1R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Jet Pump Discussion / FlexRing Performance Report
« Last post by Painlesstom on May 07, 2024, 09:59:33 AM »
I rebuilt these pumps and impellers August of last year, set up with my FlexRing. This customer is brutal on his boats and runs them hard, in bad conditions. But after 15 trips each, these FlexRings and impellers still have perfect clearance and have sustained no wear to speak of. Impellers are exactly the same. Great testament to the new design. 🤓👍
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Mokai ES-Kape / On/Off Toggle
« Last post by Lwing on May 06, 2024, 08:46:07 PM »
Hi there,
Broke the on off toggle, no power, it was a 6pin,
Couldn’t find anything local small enough to match, put a two pin in and wired two green together,
I have power now, turns over great, but won’t start, sounds like no fuel
Remove red safety toggle lanyard  and it does same thing?
Do I need the factory six pin, wired like it was? Explanation why?
It fired up great in the shop, must of broke toggle cocooning it to lake, now wondering if I’m gonna have to order a new toggle from Mokai?
Thanks
Greg
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Engine Performance and Modifications / Re: Revisiting the GC190
« Last post by Hillbilly on May 05, 2024, 07:33:08 AM »
Thanks, Tom,
I didn't think to check downstream speed. Maybe next trip. Another week of rain coming.  I was always frustrated by the complicated setup and poor performance of such a beautifully packaged, lightweight and overhead cam motor.  It has a history of longevity on power equipment by this time and they are available for small change or even free.  You probably have a box of EX21 mufflers on a shelf, too.  The TFB carb is fun because it's so easy to tune and gives nice torque, but It's not cheap and the plastic linkage on the carb itself is fragile, as you know.  I'm working with a cheap stock clone carb now.  IF it can be tuned well it could make an appealing package for someone on a budget.  Your hood modification/cover makes all kinds of intake and exhaust modification possible.
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Engine Performance and Modifications / Re: Revisiting the GC190
« Last post by Painlesstom on May 04, 2024, 05:18:09 PM »
Now that's some fine ingenuity there. I never considered the old GC190 worth upgrading, but for someone on a budget and the ability to tinker, it looks like a worthwhile effort. Interesting the electric start flywheel and charging coils are plug and play, never would have guessed that! Nice job, and 10 mph going up river isn't far behind my 2011 and it's KX21. I typically see 10-12 depending on current. What is your down river speed with it?? The carb adapter and EX21 muffler were excellent upgrades. Thanks for sharing, it's great to see you still active in playing with these old boats. If you ever need any CG parts, I have a dozen or more on the shelf taking up space.  \./8
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Engine Performance and Modifications / Revisiting the GC190
« Last post by Hillbilly on May 04, 2024, 11:35:02 AM »
After waiting out the April flooding here in Western Pa., I finally had a day on the Youghiogheny River.  Great day and very pleasant surprise.  The motor in my boat was the GC190.  It's been at least 15 years since my last outing with the old Honda.  I spent some time last winter with older motors that I didn't want to see go to waste. I addressed the well known faults of the motor with a couple of upgrades.  The results were worthwhile.

The Honda provided good power and throttle through the whole rpm range.  10 mph upstream in well used and repaired 2007 hull with a 170 lb pilot is pretty good.  Sound was good.  I was able to cruise easily in shallower water that I could with my electric start clone or Subaru motors.

Mods:  Governor removed.  Subaru EX21 muffler.  Tillotson TFB carb with K&N filter and direct throttle linkage.  Dual charging coils with Yamaha voltage regulator.  Flywheel from old electric start clone ( starter ring removed).  Squeeze bulb for filling dry carb bowl. 

Here are some pics.  First is of easily made adapter for carb.  Then charging coils and voltage regulator and one with 12v bulb on charging system. One of plumbing and last one in the boat.

Hoping there are others working with the Honda who have ideas to share or just want a dependable, inexpensive motor which is fun to run. Won't win any races but will get you to the fishing holes.
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