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  • https://youtu.be/jmYmZeveDMM
    Short video for those interested.

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    • Looks like Canada, Ah !

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      • Originally posted by larry herman View Post
        Looks like Canada, Ah !
        Sure is!
        Can’t wait until it’s legal to invite our cousins in New England to come show us how it’s done.

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        • Lots going on with work this spring but looking to get out next Thursday (Canada Day), just making a few minor adjustments (fin height and carb changes). I figure another dozen laps and the motor should be broken in enough to start seeing what it can do.


          We're picking up another 20ssh for my brother later this week, may have it gone through by next week as well. It's exciting times in the Maritimes up here in New Brunswick.

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          • Well the weathers not cooperating, but I headed up to my fathers garage today to do a few little things on my boat and help my father install a water pump on his bow rider and wouldn’t you know it another 20ssh appeared in my absence.

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            • a nicely preserved 1986 carruthers 20ssh

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              • Albert
                Albert commented
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                My brother is certainly showing himself to be the smarter of the Albert’s. He bought a boat that only needs minor paint work, and a motor that wasn’t pre-blown up. Sometimes I wonder if we’re even related.

            • Well I had a pretty humbling weekend. We had everything from a boat going under on Saturday (luckily only in 2-3 feet of water and motor was already shut off) to potential motor damage yesterday when a motor inhaled a piece of seaweed. While all this was going on with other boats I was struggling big time with carb issues. Ultimately we did get my carb mostly sorted and on my final test run I also got my coolant passages plugged with seaweed (won't be running at that low tide again). Fortunately I was watching and brought the boat in on lap two (was in and out of the throttle not full speed laps). My 80 got very hot but after cooling down and flushing the coolant passages it started fine and seems to be alright. Unfortunately I think Carruthers has some work to do on his.

              Overall the win of the weekend was seeing my brother get more comfortable in his new red boat. He was making huge strides and getting faster every run out! His newly acquired 80 runs well and the boat seems quick and stable.22C6AF64-89E0-4C30-8679-108B6BCD852F.jpeg
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              • Albert
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                I was very concerned at the heat of mine. We backflushed it with a garden hose as you mentioned then forced water up from the foot to make sure it was flowing well. Mine got quite warm but didn’t stick. No tight spots turning it over and once it cooled off it fired first pull again.
                I had issues getting my main jet to seat properly then we had to adjust the float (I’d have to check but it’s right around 1” maybe an 1/8 below). We had also shimmed my motor up an 1/8th so it was a bad combo for cooling. Usually if I’m anywhere but full speed I get a good flow of water out.

              • ZUL8TR
                ZUL8TR commented
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                The 80 is touchy on cooling if too high. At your 1/8" up what is the depth below bottom of prop shaft rear tip center with level prop shaft? Best height on my 80 on the hydro is level prop shaft with prop shaft end center 1/2" - 5/8" below bottom using a 3 blade 6.6" diameter x 11.5" avg pitch at 2" radius measured from 3 local blade pitches at LE, mid, and TE along the 2" arc(not including cup). Some props do not feed water as well as others to the 2 holes in the exhaust snoot. Start low on the transom and move up gradual, keep the prop shaft level if the boat gets enough lift with out kicking out. I find level the best. Some hydros with too much bow lift need tuck in, not good if you don't need it.

                I run my main jet 26 clicks out from full closed, more than that is too rich for my engine. One rev on my 80 main jet is 28 clicks open from full closed, yours may be different because there could be a different taper on the main tip?

                Float pin is 1"

              • Albert
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                I think it was more to due with water conditions than set up. Very low tide combined with lots of floating seaweed and live seaweed seaweed reaching very nearly to the surface.

                I think this is what lead Carruthers to overheat his motor and I was the same. I was at 1* of tuck with and 5/8 bellow the bottom.


                Carb settings sound about right, I think I started at 1 turn out and we ended up going in a few clicks to lean it up a bit. I did not set my low speed air bleed but I think I will do that and re-set timing before my next run out.
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