Fab1

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  1. Best lock if it's to prevent theft is a tack weld on the existing nut.Nothing is truly anti-theft though. I could have pretty much anything off within sec/min including wheel nuts. Some photos would help guys recommend options too. Cheers.
  2. Fab1

    Yamaha gear oil

    As they say there's only one way to find out.Personally I'd keep filling from the bottom drain plug.
  3. I've probably had the boat in the water a couple hundred times at a guess and it has never been used to drain the bildge. No pee,blood,ink guts or fish in my boat.As a matter of fact my boat is bone dry under floor unless i give it a good hosing then tilt it up,remove bungs and drain water. I must have a dud boat. 😂😂😂I should take it back to Quinny and complain it doesn't get water in the bildge,have cracked welds and they forgot to bloody paint it!😂😂
  4. Your bung itself may be leaking around it's housing.My tinny is only a few inches deep underfloor too. For what a bilge pump set up costs and how easily installed they are,they give you peace of mind not to mention added safety too. I've never used mine in 8yrs or so I've had my current boat and hope i never need it too , but it's there. Test it BEFORE every trip if you decide to go that route and keep the screen on the base of the pump clean as regurlarly as possible as they can and do clog with debris. Cheers.
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    Yamaha gear oil

    You can get away with just the one bottle if you have access to air( I use compressed air)and put a small hole in the base of the bottle when you can't manually squeeze anymore by hand and give it a squirt with compressed air to force the fluid into the gearcase. Another option is filling a large syringe and injecting the oil in . I've used both methods for various applications and they do work.
  6. You always do a good job Z. Well done!!
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    Yamaha gear oil

    It's very hard to get it all out using just the bottle, infact it's almost impossible. Buy a pump,look after it and it will serve you well.
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    Windang Fishing

    I'm intrested too.
  9. Fab1

    Guide poles

    Good job.Hopefully they serve you well.I wouldn't be without mine.
  10. Just glad you're not a detective mate.😂😂
  11. All you people that complain how hard it is to hitch your boat to the car i found you guys are doing it all wrong. YOU NEED TO LIE DOWN.😂😂
  12. Nice catch mate.Good on you for helping them.
  13. Nice haul you managed there.
  14. I'd be locked up as this is my pet hate.Right up there with idiots leaving filth in "OUR" Bushland etc. These people only understand one language Rick, but the problem is not many are prepared to give them "Free" language and swimming lessons hence it continues to happen. Watching someone do the wrong thing without getting involved achieves nothing. Not having a dig at you mate as i know your reasons for not doing more than you did.Just saying that there's no point getting upset really as while we as a race continue to stand back and do nothing these vermin that do these things will continue to do the wrong thing destroying everything in their path dud to greed.
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    Impellor stopped.

    Me too.If not I'll pass the mrs the paddles.😂😂
  16. Fab1

    Impellor stopped.

    I agree with what you've said but this is a first for me using after market.Maybe it got through qc unchecked. Beats me. I've ordered a whole genuine yamaha impellor kit.May as well replace the lot.
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    Impellor stopped.

    Put old impellor on and works fine.Checked new impellor with micrometer...thickness of vanes,height of hub,length of vanes etc and there was found to be slightly smaller then the OEM Yama ha one originally fitted. For those that change impellors on a yearly basis here's something to ponder . My impellor is the original one that came with my boat/engine when bought in 2011.Apart from some very light creasing where the vanes meet the hub of the impellor itself its like brand new.So is the stainless cup and plate with very,very light wear The thing i do religiously is turn the motor over by hand every week as well as move the steering from lock to lock a couple of times. You make up your own mind how often the impellor should be changed. I've been ordering after market parts for years and this is a time when it's bitten me on the Arxxe. The only thing i can put it not pumping water is that that non-genuine impellor was slightly out of spec(they are rubber) and not sealing/functioning correctly as all other variables remained the same when swapping from old to new and back again. Thanks for reading.
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    Impellor stopped.

    Have checked as that was one of my initial thoughts and it was still located in the same place by it's locking tab. Yes, still to try that as well as test the impellor off the outboard. Yes,I've heard/read that before. After all the tests i do and if it's found the impellor isn't working when bench testing it(In this case in a drum removed of the motor) i will put a whole new impellor kit. There's a first time for everything i guess.The thing thats odd is it pumped like a trooper when i tested it after fitting at home and on the water then it stopped at some stage. Like i said, i noticed it not peeing back at the ramp when going to flush it. I would have thought if there was something wrong with the impellor itself,the stainless cup or plate were scoured ,o-ring was leakibg,cracked housing,sheared woodruff key etc the issue would present itself immediately. I thought i sucked up something causing a blockage but it seems fine when i checked.
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    Impellor stopped.

    Never had one pump then stop before.Problem is i don't know how long it was pumping dry before i noticed it back at the ramp.
  20. Fab1

    Impellor stopped.

    Still my yammy 30 hp mate.
  21. Fab1

    Impellor stopped.

    Impellor i changed was working fine when i was on the water today. When i pulled the boat out at the ramp i noticed it wasn't pumping water when i went to flush motor.(Don't know how long i ran it with no telltale). Not sure what the hell happened. Got home filled tub with water,ran engine,stuck wire in telltale,Nothing. Pulled the leg off 3 times,checked everything, all looked good.Tried it on muffs,nothing. Stuck hose up pick up tube and water came out telltale. Beats me I'll pull it apart again on weekend.
  22. Fab1

    Impellor stopped.

    Looks like I'll be busy.