"Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu May 29, 2014 9:55 pm

:lol: .... Can we PLEASE NOT tell Mama that one!

Contacted J Sterns and they are sending me a color swatch of the raffia grass. Already have about $160 set aside, which should get me in the ballpark for 30lbs.

But SERIOUSLY I need to get the rollers done ... but with the upgrades, and the doubles at work ... NO TIME! :no:
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Fri May 30, 2014 10:23 pm

: The job that NEEDED to be done ... and the job I've been DRAGGIN my feet on ... IS DONE! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

HAD to get the boat trailer in shape! It was lacking, and needed some TLC and elbow grease ... New padded bunks are done, and work like a charm! Still need to replace 1 roller that is cracked, but the other 4 are greased and oiled, along with re-positioned / raised to cushion the boat and guide. :biggrin:

Last year, there was only 1 roller actually "touching" the keel of the boat, and the so-called bunks were torn carpet, and absolutely useless. :no:

Off loaded the boat today, dropped anchor, and got to work for 2-3hr's ... Have to say, it was cool to have about 4-5 different groups of guys come by and say "Bad Ass Duck Boat!" One of the guys who stopped works at Home Depot and gave me a lead on the netting to secure the 30lbs of raffia grass. :lol: :thumbsup: :lol: :thumbsup: :lol: :thumbsup:

Allllllll - n - Alllllllll not a bad day! Check off another project as "complete" or 85% since I need to replace the ONE lone roller now! Just ordered 6 x 8" cleats (already have 2 x 6" cleats) ... But lesson learned from last year, "You can never have to many tie off points" ... So I'm already gearin up for my next project !!!
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:07 pm

: Well, ... Took M.I. out on the Columbia for 2-3hr's today ... She ran GREAT 85% of the time. I called CBL and said "Come out, she's purrrrrrrriiiinnnnggggggg!" This is AFTER I ran her up and down the river ... HARD! Noooooooooo hicccc-ups! NOTHING!

So CBL shows up ... we jump in, ... run her for 15min or so, hard headed DOWN river, make the turn to come back ... STALLS! .... """"" ***?!?!?!?! """"" ... Like I ran outta gas. Power her back up, prime pump, throw a splash of starter in the motor ... Vvvvvvvvvvvvermmmmmmm! Back up and running, ... odd???? Oooooo well, once off, no issue ... ran her UP river for 10 min, no issues! Soooooo I start to figure 8 on way back down to ramp, ... stalls AGAIN ... Now REALLLLLLYYYYYY ***?

So drop CBL and his son off, leave her in the water, ... turned her on and off, started right up ... FFFFFFFFfffffff it, I jump back in, ... run her out 300 yards from shore, run her up, run her down ... start to figure 8 ... STALLLLLSSSSS again!

Think I have a vacumn leak in the fuel line, ... or tank ... or adapters. It's not electical ... Its not fuel (ran tank dry, new gas)
Anyway ... as CBL said, summers the time to fix the kinks! So I'm out fixen!

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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby WSUWESTON » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:41 pm

Is the gas moving away from the intake tube in the tank when you are turning?
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:11 pm

Possibly ... Has the top entry though
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby brokerbyduck » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:35 pm

I'd be looking hard at the fuel line to see if its getting kinked or stretched when the motor is turned. Could be getting pinched off or could be a small hole that only let's in air while stretched. If its not that, the fuel pickup in the tank could be the culprit.

If you still have a problem, might need to focus on the carb.
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:42 am

: Thanks for the heads up brother ... But I'm pretty sure my problem is the fuel line, ball or tank. Last year she worked/ran like a charm, no issues. The fuel line shows signs of cracking, while small, still there. ... The ball doesn't show cracking, but is soft, maybe problem, maybe not ... The tank was left sun exposed for about 8 hours, with 3/4 tank ... rather than square, it looked like it was a circle at one time. So, thats where the problem solving will start ... and maybe a tune up prior to season starting.
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:31 pm

: Problem solved ... Replaced the fuel line, new ball and new fuel.

Ran her up and down the river, sharp turns ... no stalls. Feelin pretty good!
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby BigBlondeBirdDog » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:53 pm

: Sorry for the 6000000 update, but its a project, and when you complete a project, or a part of the overall whole ...

So, as I ran her up and down the river the day before yesterday, I lost an access plate along the way ... Bought another, up and running!

So installed the 8 x 8" cleats along the rails, ... Look GREAT !!! And well, had to throw on a couple fresh coat of paint! Next is the depth finder, and "door"

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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby WSUWESTON » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:04 am

Looks good man, glad to hear you got her running right.
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Re: "Murder, Inc." ... BBBD's Diver Slayin Beast!

Postby northern hunter » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:10 am

Looks great, keep the updates coming..
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