Originally Posted by Fenlander
How are you getting on with the outboard pee stream?
Thanks for asking Fenlander,
I filled the barrel with more water and stream is there when engine is revved, not at idle though.
I changed the gear oil and noticed it looked a little on the milky side to me. I refilled and noticed no washers on either the fill or overflow bolt. I've put 2 replacements on from my plumbing toolbox and will see if that helps. I stripped and cleaned the carburettor and on reassembly I have a leak from the washer on the float bowl.
Just waiting on delivery tomorrow for new washer, but it did fire straight back up until the leak made it cut out.
Engine is old from 1981 and I'm hoping to get a newer (90's model) 25-40hp one next summer. Until then I won't be going out too far without oars on board! I managed to bag a pair of original 2 piece Avon ones from fleabay, so shouldn't get caught out.
I should get kill switch lanyard come through this week too and hope to have it back in the water for the weekend. I'm guessing after the weekend new oem washers are going to be needed on the lower unit and probably new gear seal(s). All good fun!
Have you managed to get plenty of sea time yourself? I imagine you use your RIB for fishing as most people seem to?