• krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Mike

    There’s no gasket on the impeller plate for the Suzuki, but then there is only one screw for the oil on mine so there may be differences. I would just take it off and have alook.

    Regards

    Keith

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 9 months ago

    Hey Mike

    I’m not laughing – I’ve done exactly the same in the past and much worse.

    If the cooling water is coming out then the impeller is fine. Change the plug and the oil and off you go.

    regards

    Keith

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Mike

    Did you see cooling water spraying out the back of the engine?

    regards

    Keith

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Mike

    You have some gears at the bottom of the shaft. There is a vertical rotating shaft going down the leg of the engine with a gear on the end of it, this meshes with a gear at 90 degrees to it to turn the vertical rotating shaft into a horizontal rotating shaft. There is a big screw on the bulge behind the prop on my engine to drain the…[Read more]

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Mike

    Impeller – On the suzuki

    Found a handy exploded diagram on the web. My blue scribble shows where the prop sits. As I said you whip off the prop. undo the two nuts on the impeller plate and that’s it. I’ve also marked the water inlet holes and the impeller.

    [attachment=0:2uq96rhv]Impeller.PNG[/attachment:2uq96rhv]

    I have the other…[Read more]

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Mike

    From memory – the impeller is in the leg directly behind the propeller. I think on mine you remove the prop and then there are two nuts holding a plate where the propeller shaft exits. The impeller is behind that plate I think. I think there are slits in the housing behind the prop that are the water intake point??

    I’ll try to…[Read more]

  • krgough replied to the topic Mercury Outboard in the forum Technical 8 years, 10 months ago

    Hi,

    My guess is that the service will be v. expensive and probably not cost effective on a 2nd hand engine. I’d be tempted to run it up in a bucket of water to see if it runs ok and to check for some exhaust/cooling water spraying out the back somewhere. My Suzuki has 2 little holes on the shaft facing backwards and the spray comes out of them.…[Read more]

  • krgough replied to the topic 2011 Calendar in the forum General 8 years, 11 months ago

    Hi,

    Hmm.. Just like to point out that it does not follow that a request for diversity is a critisim of the committee or the race, both of which I believe are good for the class.

    regards

    Keith

  • krgough replied to the topic Topping Lift in the forum Cruising 9 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Mark

    No. If I need to support the boom (e.g. when motoring in a calm) I just pull in one of the reefing points which lifts the end of the boom high enough so that it doesn’t bash my head when it swings about.

    One thing I have done is to make my halyard long enough to use as a topping lift – I take it to the end of the boom and haul away.…[Read more]