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Forum: Motors and Props 10-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By staylor
The forward bushing should be all you need. The...

The forward bushing should be all you need. The hub kit that includes the bushing is 835257K6- aka the K6 hub kit. The bushing itself can be added to the kit that didnít come with one, but for a 19...
Forum: Boats 09-26-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,386
Posted By staylor
Just for a sanity check- take a look into your...

Just for a sanity check- take a look into your lower unit near where the front of the Trophy Plusí barrel sits and look for an odd looking white plastic ring. If your lower is the same as the stock...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-21-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By staylor
Youíve got a lot of options. One is to find a...

Youíve got a lot of options. One is to find a decent prop shop and take Tom Pís advice and have some cup added to the Black Diamond aluminum. Make sure you tell the prop shop to add some tip cup in...
Forum: Motors and Props 07-17-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By staylor
More info is needed- like what type of boat...

More info is needed- like what type of boat youíre running the 115 on, and what gearcase you purchased- standard or CT. You can also go to the Mercury website and use their prop selector to see the...
Forum: Motors and Props 07-01-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By staylor
The old surface gap plugs look to be pretty well...

The old surface gap plugs look to be pretty well fouled with the heavy black deposits. Iíd run the L-82Cís for a few hours and pull them out for a comparison photo. In general, heavy black deposits...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By staylor
I suggest you drop down an inch in pitch. ...

I suggest you drop down an inch in pitch.

Iím running a 15 Merc 2S on a 14 ft open Starcraft, no flooring. Stock pitch was 9 inch and the motor would bog down with more than 1 passenger in the...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-25-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By staylor
I never had any issues. On the Evinrudes they let...

I never had any issues. On the Evinrudes they let you use either plug, just a straight swap. All the plugs I listed should have identical threads and thread lengths, and your motor is not high...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-25-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By staylor
Fun with spark plugs time! The NGK BUHW-2 is a...

Fun with spark plugs time! The NGK BUHW-2 is a surface gap plug- and these are notorious for fouling in older engines. This is also the hottest heat range available in a surface gap plug that fits...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-24-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By staylor
Yarcraft- Sierra Parts (on-line) may have the...

Yarcraft- Sierra Parts (on-line) may have the diaphragm kit, but it wonít be as high quality as the original- Doug
Forum: Motors and Props 06-24-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By staylor
X2 on REWís suggestions- keep some extra plugs...

X2 on REWís suggestions- keep some extra plugs around and run it until it wonít light the weak cylinder when youíre on-plane. Many years back I had a 4 cyl Merc 50 with low compression on 1 cylinder...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-24-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By staylor
Yarcraft- sounds like either the fuel pump- or an...

Yarcraft- sounds like either the fuel pump- or an ignition trigger thatís slowly dying. I had a similar problem years back on a smaller Merc and after rebuilding the fuel pump with no improvement I...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-06-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By staylor
I have the Seastar 5345 cylinder and when...

I have the Seastar 5345 cylinder and when properly bled and adjusted the play as measured at the cylinder piston rod is plus/minus 0.04 inches- just about a spark plug gap- when pushing/pulling the...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By staylor
The only way to tell for sure if its running cold...

The only way to tell for sure if its running cold is to pull the thermostat(s) and test them after looking to see if a piece of crud or a weed deposit has blocked them open.....or, just go to a Merc...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-29-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By staylor
Iíve owned 2 of these little motors with...

Iíve owned 2 of these little motors with relatively low crud build-up now- compared to lots of crud in the first year or two I owned them. I learned the exhaust relief port clean up trick from...
Forum: Boats 05-10-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By staylor
You are correct, with a dual cable system you...

You are correct, with a dual cable system you have a back-up if one cable fails by breaking. Of course with the much more common single cable systems things wonít go well if the single cable fails....
Forum: Motors and Props 04-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,441
Posted By staylor
Prop Blowout to the extreme causes a near...

Prop Blowout to the extreme causes a near instantaneous loss of forward thrust from the prop. There is a scary video of what can happen that comes up if you Google search: Bass Boat Veloster 400R...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-28-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,441
Posted By staylor
Unfortunately the Bobís blow out ring is for the...

Unfortunately the Bobís blow out ring is for the Merc 2S gearcases for the 2.5/2.4L motors and will not fit the current Merc 4S gearcases. It has a somewhat different use than the plastic ring Merc...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-15-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By staylor
I went from a 150 Opti 2S to a 150 4S on almost...

I went from a 150 Opti 2S to a 150 4S on almost identical hulls. The props from the 2S worked fine on the 4S but I found the best performance on hole shot with the 4S running roughly half the hole...
Forum: Boats 04-10-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By staylor
If its not the reservoir then typically its a...

If its not the reservoir then typically its a slight leak in one of the cylinder bleed plugs. The bad news is that you may have to bleed air from the system to eliminate excessive play. I went thru...
Forum: Boats 03-16-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,875
Posted By staylor
I had a similar situation some years back with a...

I had a similar situation some years back with a 17 ft Sea Nymph aluminum. I ran it for 6 years with no problems- but I trailered the rig to and from the local launch site. I sold the boat and 2...
Forum: Boats 03-16-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By staylor
Iíve had 5 Starcrafts over the years and the ones...

Iíve had 5 Starcrafts over the years and the ones closest to what youíre looking at include both a 2002 Superfisherman 176 and a 2014 Starfish 176 maxed out with 150 Mercs in both cases. I had zero...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By staylor
Iím with REW in that you donít want the 11.5...

Iím with REW in that you donít want the 11.5 pitch. Iíve set up several 14-16 ft open fishing boats with Mercs of 9.9-25 hp and Iíve always found that the Merc prop selector seems to want you to over...
Forum: Motors and Props 02-22-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By staylor
In general, on a 2 stroke motor the extra weight...

In general, on a 2 stroke motor the extra weight of the SS prop will probably not be noticeable on a 115 Opti. Shifts may be a bit louder but that's about all. If you were running one of the newer 4...
Forum: Boats 01-26-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By staylor
The Antique Outboard Motor Club, aomci.org has...

The Antique Outboard Motor Club, aomci.org has many members restoring old tin boats and they are becoming quite popular- especially the ones more than 50 years old. Typically the preferred power...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-18-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By staylor
If you put in a lot of Storage seal and didnít...

If you put in a lot of Storage seal and didnít turn the motor over by hand with the plugs out you may have a hydraulic lock from the pistons stopping dead against a puddle of storage seal. I would...
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