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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-07-2020, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 1971 Evinrude won’t start. Need troubleshooting ideas

I wrote a letter taking over an hour to explain nicely about the roughness problems and it threw my letter away. If you want a professional opinion I will write it again.
In summery Mechanical noise...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-07-2019, 08:31
Replies: 104
Views: 11,734
Posted By John Engineer
Re: Is It Time to Stop Sailing?

This is now 101 comments of spurious advice to read! However well done to Dr. Ben Solomon for his experiance and actually making the difference.
Sean, I am sure we are all happy that at least the...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 09-07-2019, 08:02
Replies: 2
For Sale: Boat Crane
Views: 669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: Boat Crane

Thanks for mentioning Trawlers forum.
Sounds like a good idea but I don't know this forum?
Do you have a link or which forum you are talking about so I don't look at the wrong forum for eg?
Thanks...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 06-07-2019, 06:32
Replies: 0
For Sale: RIB 15' (4.6m)
Views: 417
Posted By John Engineer
RIB 15' (4.6m)

This is a RIB that I fully restored 2017 in order to keep as my yacht tender originally. I have drastically reduced the price and it's time to go now.
The Hyperlon tubes replaced a few years ago and...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-07-2019, 06:07
Replies: 2
For Sale: Boat Crane
Views: 669
Posted By John Engineer
Boat Crane

This is an excellent hydraulic boat crane for lifting Jet-Skis or your tender aboard a Yacht. It was bought by me and fully stripped to restore for a customer at great expense to me. He never paid me...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-07-2019, 16:36
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Dear Readers and those that have left comments on this post.

My many years of experience with 2 strokes (good or bad) and the efforts of the best engine manufacturers are still up against climate...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-07-2019, 16:05
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Hi MarkSF.
In reality I agree as we all need to do our part to protect the environment so if the biodegradability of 2 stroke oil reduces harm to environment compared to any other oil that I say...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-07-2019, 02:32
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Thanks to "LIQUIDICE" & "Lake-Effect". Fair comments.
firstly I wish to address the "Shell Nautilus 2-stroke oil" that was found to leave NO residue like varnish (I read it wrong the first time...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-07-2019, 10:20
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

My replies,
Firstly I will explain the basics about 2 stroke fuel mixture adjustments when I re-design engines etc.
The 2 stroke motor has been around long before me and most of you readers but the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2019, 09:05
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Dear everyone,
I wrote a 2 hour long letter explaining spark plugs, combustion chambers, 2 stroke cycle and much more but my letter never made it to the posting.
That's 5 minutes writing for the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-06-2019, 11:47
Replies: 104
Views: 11,734
Posted By John Engineer
Re: Is It Time to Stop Sailing?

Hi Sean, Someone nice (littlewing77) recommended that I offer you help?
I am in Spain right now.
I have read everything from the beginning. Wow! Lots of advice and some good.
Medically I believe...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-06-2019, 09:21
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Dear Mr "Thumbs UP"
I do not mind if someone says I am talking "BS" or similar comments!
I was informed about the disadvantages of 2 stroke oil from a chemist at an oil refinery where I was...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 27-06-2019, 02:28
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By John Engineer
Re: MAX-PROP 20" CLASIC

This Prop has just been relocated to the South of England and can be shipped from there.
194835

194836

194837
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-06-2019, 02:06
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Both previous replies are right in my book. Yes we did only use normal oil years ago.
I have used detergent diesel oils --- Right down to ATF oil for gearboxes without any bad effects on motorbikes...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 25-06-2019, 15:35
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By John Engineer
MAX-PROP 20" CLASIC

I have this 20" Max-Prop classic that is shiny like new condition.
Made for 35mm shaft although a collar could be made to fit smaller shaft if required.
Asking $2200 or equivalent currency plus...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-06-2019, 15:15
Replies: 48
Views: 4,669
Posted By John Engineer
2 stroke oil has disadvantages.

Hi, Many fuel (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/tags/fuel.html) problems with 2 strokes are related to the "varnishes" or residue that is left in your entire fuel...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-06-2019, 15:11
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By John Engineer
Re: 1971 Evinrude won’t start. Need troubleshooting ideas

Hi, Many fuel problems with 2 strokes are related to the "varnishes" or residue that is left in your entire fuel system from 2 stroke oils.
JUST USE REGULAR OIL 15w40 or anything your engine uses at...
Forum: Meets & Greets 25-06-2019, 14:54
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By John Engineer
World of free help!

Hi, I am John and new to this forum.
I hope to learn new things and help everyone with the vast yachting knowledge that I have gained in my profession at sea/land. I specialize in electronics/...
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