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Old 24 July 2014, 02:53   #91
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Yes I did notice the spade connectors.Do the coils mount in the same place as original ones as I haven't taken mine off yet.Thanks for your reply.
They do on my tohatsu, not sure about other engines, you have to mount them somewhere different. I think on yamahas the coils are on the other side of the engine? ht leads may not be long enough
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Old 24 July 2014, 05:02   #92
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They do on my tohatsu, not sure about other engines, you have to mount them somewhere different. I think on yamahas the coils are on the other side of the engine? ht leads may not be long enough
Thanks for your reply.Yeh mine is a merc mariner, well the bottom half is think it's yam top half will half to do a bit of researching thanks again
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Man that's some bad luck with the lower unit practically coming off like that never seen that happen before, has me thinking to check those bolts for tightness from time to time.

Still that's a bad-ass little boat you got there. Not too common out here I've only seen ONE on a local lake here...would have chatted the guy up but I wasn't able to catch up with him lol

Hopefully you can get it back together soon.
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yeh bad luck but good luck that it stayed on! I'll be checking those bolts every time I go out from now on.

I've bought some "recoils" on ebay to put into the leg as some of the holes are a bit shredded. New gearbox is here so should be back together soon. Hopefully faster than before
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May be get a few sets of bolts and change at intervals.Did the bolts break when it all went wrong, or did they just come loose.
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May be get a few sets of bolts and change at intervals.Did the bolts break when it all went wrong, or did they just come loose.
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I'll be checking the bolts regurarly definitely! I think they all just vibrated loose, there was no sign of them.
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Got the new gearbox on
Took her out for a run, all seems well. It's weird driving it with a complete skeg, never had one before! Much easier to turn, still need to sort out the torque steer though, unbelievably sore in the choppy stuff we've got just now. Was blowy out and as said quite choppy, still I managed 51.5 knots, I couldn't hold her flat for more than a couple of seconds without starting to lift so I reckon there's still more. We cut down the timing link a wee bit so I run more advance, closer to 24 degrees.

Also the new gearbox obviously doesn't have the exhaust mod yet, so acceleration was pretty poor with the overhub chopper. Going to drill it out, open to interesting ideas for the exhaust mod. Was thinking maybe 2x 1" holes on either side, so 4 holes instead of 2. Not sure if it's strong enough then though.
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Will you photograph the exhaust mod pls? Tempted to do it to mine
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Will you photograph the exhaust mod pls? Tempted to do it to mine
Here's a thread on another forum - Exhaust mod (vids) - Thundercat Inflatables Forum (I'm Roflhat there too)
That was on my old gearbox.
Thinking about doing twin exhaust relief holes like this this time round.
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