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What Spring Projects are you Planning

Anything related to the operation of your boat. Steering, Bilge Pumps, thru-hulls, bottom paint, etc.
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby SplashyLady » January 7th, 2019, 12:55 pm

RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Hoping to convert to electronic ignition come spring. Looking at about a $1200 expense installed.


You don't have electronic ignition now? Still using points and condenser? :-O
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby Midnightsun » January 7th, 2019, 5:44 pm

SplashyLady wrote:Source of the post
RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Hoping to convert to electronic ignition come spring. Looking at about a $1200 expense installed.


You don't have electronic ignition now? Still using points and condenser? :-O


Would you believe some people still have carburetors on their engines. :-O :-D :-D

In the automotive world this is unheard of but in boats it is quite common. ;-)
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby bud37 » January 7th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Midnightsun wrote:Source of the post Would you believe some people still have carburetors on their engines.


Lucky so and so's....... :down:
One thing about points and carbs is they are easy fixes for us old guys... :-D
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby tomschauer » January 7th, 2019, 7:31 pm

Knock on fiberglass, as of mid last season, everything on my boat was working properly, all gauges, meters lights etc. So other than cleaning, compounding and waxing, my hope for other projects this year is emptying fuel tanks and beer cans!
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby RGrew176 » January 7th, 2019, 11:04 pm

SplashyLady wrote:Source of the post
RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Hoping to convert to electronic ignition come spring. Looking at about a $1200 expense installed.


You don't have electronic ignition now? Still using points and condenser? :-O



Yep, and it is working well. That is how the boat came when I bought it. Was planning to do the electronic ignition thingy last year but I needed a new inflatable so I bought that. Hoping nothing else goes wrong so I can do the electronic ignition this year.
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby RGrew176 » January 7th, 2019, 11:06 pm

Midnightsun wrote:Source of the post
SplashyLady wrote:Source of the post
RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Hoping to convert to electronic ignition come spring. Looking at about a $1200 expense installed.


You don't have electronic ignition now? Still using points and condenser? :-O


Would you believe some people still have carburetors on their engines. :-O :-D :-D

In the automotive world this is unheard of but in boats it is quite common. ;-)



Yep, both engines have carburetors, Not planning to change that. It is an 81. Not sure when Carver converted over to fuel injection. Even my 1999 Bayliner 3055 Ciera was carbureted. They went to fuel injection sometime after 1999.
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Re: What Spring Projects are you Planning

Postby tomschauer » January 7th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Believe it or not, you could still get carb engines on a new boat in 2017. I believe as of this year they are all fuel injected.

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