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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    You guys keep saying to clean the carb but the carb looks incredibly clean. It looked clean before I even cleaned it. Then I cleaned it, with carb cleaner. The jets were easily screwed out and cleaned. I can easily blow air with my mouth through every air and fuel line in the carb. I could...
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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    I did clean it as well. Still didn't work. changed the spark plug and that didn't change anything. The old plug had a black tip though. Too rich I guess. I would’ve pulled out the plug before but I didn’t have the tools on board (which is dumb and I do now have the right socket in my on board...
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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    I took the carb apart and blew it out. No visible gunk or anything in the carb. Appeared clean and dry. Blew out the jets with air and seemed as though everything was in fine shape. Cleaned out everything anyway with carb cleaner and reinstalled. Still having exact issues. Haven't changed the...
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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    This was my thought process. I just wasn't sure if this motor would have 2 jets
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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    New. It was a month old when the problem started but I changed it out
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    6HP outboard engine sputtering

    I have a Suzuki 6HP 4 stroke outboard that I am having issues with. It starts fine but will sputter and die when I increase the throttle. It doesn't matter if its in neutral, forward, or reverse. The engine will run when the throttle is kept at or below the starting ignition position. It will...
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    Keel Cable Replacement

    Bit of an older thread but I figured I would add something to the conversation. I have an '86 Catalina 22 and did the keel cable on it last winter without raising the boat off the bunks. I just removed the rubber support for the keel on the trailer. Crank the keel all the way up, then remove...
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    Grade of Aluminum Used for Mast and Booms

    I cracked the boom on my 1986 Catalina 22 and need to do some welding repairs. Does anyone know what aluminum grade the factory used to make the extrusions? I'm guessing 6061. Can anyone confirm? Thanks
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    Mixing metal in a mooring

    Interested about stainless cracking in saltwater vs freshwater. Will stainless not be prone to breaking without warning in freshwater?
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    Mixing metal in a mooring

    Thanks guys. Longest my boat is unattended is maybe a week at a time. Then I pull it out of the water when the rowdy winter weather comes. I think I'll just leave it and check on it regularly.
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    Jib furling

    Depending on your furler material, you may consider repairing it yourself. I cracked my plastic furler and repaired it with PVC pipe. using a heat gun, soften up the length of PVC pipe then cut it open with scissors. The heat gun can then be used to help mold the pipe around the furler. Using a...
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    Mixing metal in a mooring

    For my mooring I have galvanized chain and a stainless swivel shackle attached to it just under the buoy. I am in fresh water. I am wondering how long I can expect this system to last. I understand that mixing metals is less than ideal for underwater applications but I could only find a...