[Public-list] Reverse

Gordon Laco mainstay at csolve.net
Fri Jun 18 05:45:37 PDT 2004

Hi John - 

I am in Midland, on Georgian Bay, about a 2 hour drive north of the Mimico
Club - thanks for your kind offer but that may not be practical.

I will look at it this after noon and write what I see.

Cheers - Gord

> 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.
> Cheers,
> John
> ----- 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
> in
>> 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"
> and
>> "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
> of
>> 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
> (somewhat
>> 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
> to
>>> "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
> see
>>> 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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