Brooker435

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  1. Brooker435

    Outboard servicing

    Each to their own, but one thing id be doing if I was to get my work done is ask for the old parts back. As no matter what they say you can not be certain that they are actually changing the parts some of the mechanics do this already and I think it is good practice. Obviously brand new outboards, you have no choice if you want to keep your warranty (Not a concern for me but many would disagree) The other issue a lot of us have these days is time, depending on individual circumstances etc so its just more economical to have someone else do the work for you one day if I can afford to and trust the mechanic enough, I may just let them do the work for me but I do not see that day coming anytime soon. The good thing about doing work yourself I have found is you always learn something each time and you will be able to identify other problems, when I cleaned my carbs I found 4 bolts missing from my manifold, would have never known about this if I did not do the work and as this is not part of a service unless you request it the bolts would have remained missing for many years to come. Best of luck to you all and happy boating!!!
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    Outboard servicing

    My 12 Monthly Service I do myself includes new spark plugs, cleaning of the Fuel & Oil filter strainers as I have oil injection, I also replace the Impeller, Greasing of all grease nipples and linkages. Fluid level check on Hydraulics and Gearbox Oil Replacement. obviously newer tech engines would be different. anything else that comes up between I would just deal with at the time. I.E Carby Cleaning / Adjustments as these should not need to be done unless you have bad fuel or worn out components on the carbies, I also want to have a go at checking the timing on the Motor but need to get my head around this process, I have a Clymer manual which explains everything but I just need the time to read through it and get myself familiar before attempting it you can also replace the anodes but I have never bothered. also when I replace the impeller I like to remove the prop and clean any debris out and apply some grease to the shaft. I will probably not bother servicing my outboard this year as I would be lucky to have done 3 engine hours since it was last serviced in November however I pull it out of the garage once a month and run it for about 15 mins and give it a visual and never keep the fuel sitting in it for more than a month it gets used on my mowers and cars.
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    No electrics with engine running

    At the bottom where the positive meets the negative, what exactly is that doing? By how I understand it you have ran directly to the bus-bars from your battery so there should be no interference on your ignition circuit, I will have another look at home tonight but I would try disconnecting that and seeing what happens as it does not look right to me.
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    No electrics with engine running

    Good Luck with it Cooky,
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    No electrics with engine running

    Yep did the same thing as I did not want to mess with any wiring that has anything to do with the Motor, your switch panel only requires one positive feed as the switches piggy back off each-other well that is how mine is anyway. I did however install a sealed earth terminal block which has not given me a single issue so far. I am very interested in seeing Cookies wiring diagram.
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    Port Hacking Squid 24/4

    Nice!!!
  7. Brooker435

    Hawkesbury River

    Honestly, with the weather the way it has been just get out there and have a go!!! I have heard Wisemans is good around this time of year but I have learnt the best time to go fishing is when you have time and the weather is favorable. Good Luck if you do manage to get out for a fish!!! Regards, Nathan
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    No electrics with engine running

    Hi Cooky, That's very interesting. The fact that it all works before turning on the ignition makes me think you have the earth for your accessories on a relay or something along those lines that cause once you power up the ignition the relay would become a positive connection depending which connection you have it connected to if this is the case, had a similar issue on my boat. There is probably suitably qualified people on here that may disagree with what I am saying but honestly best not to jump to conclusions just work through the problem from the very beginning. To be on the safe side we would need to look at the diagram before jumping to any conclusions. Upload a picture of the wiring so we can understand it a bit better. also when you put the key into ignition I would carry out a test using a test light in the following way. Before using the test light connect it directly to the battery to ensure it works, sounds silly but a quick check to make sure your device is working will only take a few seconds!!! Connect the Negative wire directly to the battery, then with the positive wire on the test light try the connections on the switch panel or switches depending how you have wired it, if the light turns on you have positive at your switch so the problem is with your negative, once you have established which circuit is turning off then you need to determine where its connected and work your way through it. The main thing you need is patience and no interruptions when your working through these issues. every-time I have had to do stuff like this I will make sure the Wife and Daughter are well aware to stay clear of me or encourage them to go out for a few hours, you will be very happy with yourself once you have it nutted out. Best Regards, Nathan
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    Couldn't turn a reel.

    Glad to hear you got your outboard running nicely, good job!! In my experience Dealers cant always be trusted to fix issues as there service departments generally look at warranty jobs as a loss and they want them done as quickly and cheaply as possible labor wise, parts they do not care about as they can claim that from manufacturer but labor is a different story. As for the fishing oh well there is always next time mate!!! sure beats working! Regards, Nathan
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    MEDIA ALERT - Jetskis Georges River

    If they really want to get serious about this they should impound their Jet-Skis like they do with hoons in their cars. Its a real shame that it has come to this but people just don't seem to learn!!!!
  11. Brooker435

    Navigation lights

    I mounted mine on top of my Bimini, got sick of being blinded by it and have a removable plug and socket and hold it in place with Alligator clips have used this setup on 2 boats and it works fine.
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    Windang

    Ohh well Mate, that's why they call it fishing and not catching lol. At least you managed to get out on the water, by boat hasn't seen the water for 6 months lol cleaned the cobwebs off it yesterday and gave it a wash, surprisingly she kicked over after 3 pulls gotta love the old 2 strokes!!!! Regards, Nathan
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    Caravanning - anyone into this?

    My mrs has always wanted one but I would prefer a bigger boat personally. The problem is wifey always seems to get her way lol, I think I am getting soft!!
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    season starting to warm up

    Well done, sounds like a story that will never get old!! great effort on light gear to land such a quality fish that a lot of boatie anglers dream off well done to you!!! Regards, Nathan
  15. Brooker435

    Winter king

    Nice Kingy, way to clean the cobwebs, would have been damn cold this morning!!! Regards, Nathan