[Public-list] Reverse

John Birch Sunstone at cogeco.ca
Fri Jun 18 05:38:00 PDT 2004

Reverse should clunk in to place too - if not, the issue is that you need to
adjust the fork, which is on a treaded rod, where it connects to the trans
shift lever. It should like you currently have in sufficient throw in the
set-up. It should clunk going into forward & reverse.

I will be at the American's weekend in Toronto at Mimico Cruising Club - if
you come we could have a look at it.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gordon Laco" <mainstay at csolve.net>
To: "cbcurrier at spinrx.com, Alberg 30 Public List -- open to all"
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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Public-list] Reverse

> Hi there folks -
> Thanks for all the advice...
> My engine behaves the same as ever in forward; and I am still wondering if
> the reverse thing is just my imagination.  With my Atomic IV, there has
> always been a solid inaudible "clunk" when shifting into forward;... I am
> forward or I am not.  Reverse has always been somewhat progressive and I
> guess what I am wondering is if it is possible that it has become somewhat
> less progressive.
> Oh well, maybe I should stop worrying about it.
> On the positive side I have done well racing the last few times out.  With
> my previous boat we used to do very well regularly but it seems to have
> taken us years to get this boat cranked up.  The last three times out we
> earned a first and two seconds - and that in a mixed fleet of much lighter
> boats. Last Wed we heard that music loved by all racers of old
> boats...comments like "you must have a terrific muffler on that engine"
> "lets have the committee look at your rating".
> We still can't point like I wish we could but that may just be the nature
> the beast. Once I forgot about trying to go to weather like the old boat
> used to (wooden Folkboat) we concentrated on being clever tactically and
> keeping boat speed up.  We also make sure that we get the 'Chute up the
> instant we round marks rather than wait for the rounding to start setting
> up.  It stays up until the instant we round the leeward mark. That is a
> small but obvious thing that makes a difference.
>  What I did really differently this year was pay a lot of attention to
> standing rigging  set up - it really made a difference.
> We usually have 12 -14 boats on a starting line; a few Kirby 25's
> like J25's to you Yanks) a couple of Tanzers, a flock of 80's racer
> cruisers, one CS 36, and a growing riff raff of one-design Sharks.  The
> later are the only ones we owe time to but the little buggers are fast. We
> are the only full keeled boat that races in our fleet.
> Gord #426 Surprise
> > Gord,
> >
> > How are your forward RPMs? Are they decreased?
> >
> > As far as I understand there is a nut for adjusting the reverse friction
> > but for decreased RPMs it should not be the issue. You pretty much have
> > "un Glue" the motor in order to screw up the reversing gear.
> >
> > I would suggest looking into other issues first. SO to do that, are your
> > forward RPMs decreased? Can you rev up as high in neutral as you can in
> > forward and reverse? If not then do a compression test on the motor to
> > that all there is well.
> >
> > Also catch up with don moyer at moyermarine.com he is the source for the
> > best advice. But try to answer those questions first.
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