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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 12:06 #107118

VinTin wrote:

MercuryMarc wrote:
That's pretty darn fast for a 40hp Dan???








I'm not one that usually stretches the truth.

But I made an exception just for you!



A truly well deserved and understandable stretch Dan! Lol!
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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 02:48 #107116

MercuryMarc wrote:
That's pretty darn fast for a 40hp Dan???








I'm not one that usually stretches the truth.

But I made an exception just for you!
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
From Kenneth Grahame‘s classic, The Wind in the Willows.
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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 02:31 #107115

VinTin wrote:

MercuryMarc wrote: Looks like beautiful waters Dan., 64+ miles, nice solo run for sure.
Glad you got the timing set right.




There is an ignition plate hard stop that mounts under a starter bolt. I've never had that bolt lose so it's been like that since I got it. High speed advance is set at 18° BTDC.

I'm seeing just a little over 38 MPH. :)


That's pretty darn fast for a 40hp Dan???
Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six

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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 02:12 #107114

MercuryMarc wrote: Looks like beautiful waters Dan., 64+ miles, nice solo run for sure.
Glad you got the timing set right.




There is an ignition plate hard stop that mounts under a starter bolt. I've never had that bolt lose so it's been like that since I got it. High speed advance is set at 18° BTDC.

I'm seeing just a little over 38 MPH. :)
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
From Kenneth Grahame‘s classic, The Wind in the Willows.

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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 02:00 #107113

Looks like beautiful waters Dan., 64+ miles, nice solo run for sure.
Glad you got the timing set right.
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River Forks park up the Chestatee and around Lanier 29 Aug 2020 01:28 #107112

I did a 64+ mile solo cruise today. With Lanier a little over full pool I was able to get up the Chestatee as far as I ever have. The Tohatsu is running great. Come to find out the timing at idle was at 5° BTDC and it should have been set at 3° ATDC. It made quite a difference on low RPM running and of course at idle.

















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Van Pugh to upper Chattahoochee 12-26-2014 05 Aug 2020 14:50 #106616

Boatboy wrote: Did you run into any shallow water on that cruise? I have only gone boating twice since I was in Florida and both times at local AOMCI meets in Ohio with my 14 foot AlumaCraft and 18 H Evinrude. I really need to get out on the water in my Vagabond again. Summer will be over before we know it.


There was shallow water around but I know the way pretty well. Didn't hit bottom or anything else. I worry about logs that may be sunk in shallow water and not visible when I get way up the hooch.

MercuryMarc wrote: Cool Dan! Glad glad to hear the motor is running smooth. There are ways for me to get PTT. But it takes a little research and some backyard ingenuity.

I had PT on my 13 ft Lyman, it was so nice to have. Are you bringing the Tohatsu to AH?


I might bring the Tohatsu. I like it but I would like to stick to OMC. The three cylinders does make it a little smoother running at lower RPM or it could be my imagination.






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“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
From Kenneth Grahame‘s classic, The Wind in the Willows.
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Van Pugh to upper Chattahoochee 12-26-2014 05 Aug 2020 13:22 #106614

Cool Dan! Glad glad to hear the motor is running smooth. There are ways for me to get PTT. But it takes a little research and some backyard ingenuity.

I had PT on my 13 ft Lyman, it was so nice to have. Are you bringing the Tohatsu to AH?
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Van Pugh to upper Chattahoochee 12-26-2014 05 Aug 2020 02:58 #106610

Did you run into any shallow water on that cruise? I have only gone boating twice since I was in Florida and both times at local AOMCI meets in Ohio with my 14 foot AlumaCraft and 18 H Evinrude. I really need to get out on the water in my Vagabond again. Summer will be over before we know it.
John

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1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
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Van Pugh to upper Chattahoochee 12-26-2014 05 Aug 2020 02:31 #106609

Boatboy wrote: I assume the trip was about 30 miles each way? What time did you get back to the launch ramp?


Yes, 30 each way. I got back to the ramp at 7:30 PM, so it was a three hour tour.

The Tohatsu is running good!




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