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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 13:44 #122493

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Awesome Curtis! Congratulations!  Great that you got it sorted while there's still some boating season left for you and your daughter to enjoy that nice looking (...and now performing) boat.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 12:12 #122491

Well dang bud I'm glad to hear you got it running the next question is when are you going to get your 2nd feathercraft it's an unwritten rule you can't have just one I only have 4 now I let one escape now I have to find another one lol
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 11:58 #122489

Success is sweeter when it plays hard to get ;-)
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 03:42 #122485

Curtis, so happy to hear that you finally get to run that boat! Congratulations, you've earned it.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 11 Sep 2022 01:00 #122483

You are correct on that, Dan.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 10 Sep 2022 20:29 #122478

I think the factory prop was 10.375 X 12.5 
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 10 Sep 2022 19:57 #122477

Drop 500 rpm and 1/8th mph, I would bet tachometer.
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 10 Sep 2022 19:39 #122476

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Thx gents very large smile or at least atm..

I’ve found now that I’ve ran for couple hrs WOT rpm have come down, not sure this is normal.. high speed needle is where it’s happy at 24mph at 3500rpm .. not sure but changing to a 11 1/2 prop in future when I find just to see what it does. 
A bit strange rpm drop 500rpm but seem to still run good and planes nice like it did this morning. Idle and temps are still good.. 
mill be checking rpm wire to start haha..
I’ll run it all day and take it home check spark plugs, hoses, steering, points and fix the gosh dang cowling clamps that for the life of me cannot remove.. springs maybe worn out? But done ever To remove screws hold clamps(don’t have springs) and maybe oval hole to move placement to keep tight.. one day I’ll find the lark cowling..

happy boating… for now Dan lol clutch dog brand new and not heard a peep out of it.. not sure if that was sarcasm or truth but agree some curve ball will come absolutely.. let’s hope with all the work/struggles I’ve had I’ve learned enough to repair on my own … time will tell

feathercraft gods have been over me this morning!!
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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 10 Sep 2022 18:38 #122475

My experience is that if it's running like a top....



............then the shift dog is about to go.

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1957 Ranger IV, Evinrude 30hp Lark 10 Sep 2022 17:49 #122473

Happy day, great news
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