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Offline 58Johnson

Boston Chaser Shakedown
« on: October 25, 2014, 04:39:31 PM »
We had a gift of a beautiful day here in the Finger Lakes region of NY so I gave the new to me 2002 Sea Chaser 16 a shakedown run.

Trailer...Rides really smooth. I will decode the previous owners wiring later.

Launching...So much different than my old " drive into the lake and shake me off if you can" boat/trailer combo. The boat shoots off the roller trailer in next to no water. Required an re-adapt attitude for my solo launch technique. Me likey.

Motor...Boat has a Honda 50 4 stroke. Idles high (1900 rpm) in N. Did not start on first crank, but did not fight me either. Out on the lake it ran like a dream. Does shift hard (with a loud clunk) between F, N and R. Did not bring GPS but felt like mid 20s top speed. today's run convinced me that the Yammie F70 is the correct motor for a repower. I had strongly considered the Honda 60.

Hull...Boat is well used for a 2002. The hull and starboard are good, but normal wear and tear stuff (canvas snaps, screws in horn and bow light,etc) will keep me busy replacing/repairing. The biggest problem is the deck color. I have a white/cream color/biscuit color dog that blends in perfectly with the floor and I nearly stepped on him a hundred times today.

It was a good day today.
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Offline La-Z-Buoy

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 05:26:42 PM »
Good initial run. I would say that the loud clunking when shifting is due to the high idle. It should idle closer to 700 rpm. As to the color of the deck: paint the dog  :biggrin: !

As far as cleaning the deck goes, I have had really good luck with the magic eraser. Just the inner walls and deck, not the outside! It will scratch.
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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 05:43:31 PM »
I have lots of spare reddish brown dog hair available if you would like to try a transplant   :shrug9:

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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 06:41:36 PM »

I have lots of spare reddish brown dog hair available if you would like to try a transplant   :shrug9:

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2014, 08:43:31 PM »
Sometimes a seller will adjust the idle fast because of rough idle or stalling at idle speeds.
May be a carburation problem- I'd start with a good treatment of Sea Foam.
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Offline BayWolf

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 09:13:05 PM »
Sometimes a seller will adjust the idle fast because of rough idle or stalling at idle speeds.
May be a carburation problem- I'd start with a good treatment of Sea Foam.

Might try a good strong mix of "Techron".  You can get it at most auto parts store.  Get the boat out and run it WOT for about 30 mins.

I did this in mine and it really helped!

As far as the floor. Shinna and I just used some tide laundry detergent and a good stiff brush. On our knees scrubbing. Made a world of differences.  One thing I noticed though. Every thing shows up on these floors. It is near impossible to keep them clean looking for long with normal use.

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Offline 58Johnson

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 09:26:14 PM »
Mark,
The boat came with gas in the tank. I am trying to run it down some before I Seafoam it. I know you can buy a portable and use 1 gallon of gas and Seafoam, but I think I would like to run the Seafoam in the main tank and I want to get some fresh gas in the tank too.

BayWolf,
The deck is not really bad. It was a cloudy day and the old iPhone camera makes it look darker/dirtier than it really is. I will try your tide wash and see if it brightens up. Do you have any experience with Seafoam vs Techron? I've run old old two strokes for years and Seafoam has been very effective and safe in them. Do you know if Techron has advantages over Seafoam?
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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 09:25:00 AM »
BayWolf,
The deck is not really bad. It was a cloudy day and the old iPhone camera makes it look darker/dirtier than it really is. I will try your tide wash and see if it brightens up. Do you have any experience with Seafoam vs Techron? I've run old old two strokes for years and Seafoam has been very effective and safe in them. Do you know if Techron has advantages over Seafoam?

Don't know.  I was told about the Techron from a Honda outboard tech at King Salmon Marina. My motor was running rough at idle. (99 Honda 90 carbed) he said to run a genourouse mix of Techron at WOT for 30min. Might save a carb job.  I've never used seafoam. Not sure what is in Seafoam, might be something like Techron.
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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 09:51:18 AM »
x2 on the SeaFoam.

I've also had exceptional results using Mercury Tune on Carburated engines.

When used in combination with the SeaFoam I don't think there's anything better!
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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 10:49:53 AM »
x2 on the SeaFoam.

I've also had exceptional results using Mercury Tune on Carburated engines.

When used in combination with the SeaFoam I don't think there's anything better!

Is the active ingredient in "Mercury Tune" Techron?
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 04:31:25 PM »
If the fuel in the tanks is over 6 months old I wouldn't run it, I'd siphon it!  My previous boat had fuel that was 4+ years old because the previous owner didn't use the saddle tanks.  I siphoned them and replaced all the fuel pick ups and fuel lines, filter head and new filter.  That fuel could be the cause of your issues!
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Offline 58Johnson

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 05:55:31 PM »
Mark...
Getting the old fuel out is definitely the best thing to do..
Thanks
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Offline CompTime

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 08:01:42 PM »
Satisfied Sea Foam user here.
As for the dog you could use one of these to make him more visible.
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Offline GregE

Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2014, 08:21:22 AM »
Yep


We tinted the Kiwi Grip deck paint we used on the SE 16 recently sold to match the hull color.  Most paint stores will tint and mix for you.  Used a darker gray on the Osprey to reduce the glare on sunny days........  remember those?   :wink:

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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2014, 09:41:40 AM »
x2 on the SeaFoam.

I've also had exceptional results using Mercury Tune on Carburated engines.

When used in combination with the SeaFoam I don't think there's anything better!

Is the active ingredient in "Mercury Tune" Techron?


Not sure...
Since it is a spray you put into the thoat of the carb...
I just know that I have had incredible results using it on my carb'd outboards and my friends (yes Russ...I have a couple of those) IO'S.

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Re: Boston Chaser Shakedown
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2014, 11:18:13 PM »
x 2 on seafoam. when i had the old merc 100 2st and the f100 yammie it was the best thing since sliced bread