Sunstone at cogeco.ca
Fri Jun 18 05:46:17 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 sounds like you currently have insufficient 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: "John Birch" <Sunstone at cogeco.ca>
To: "Alberg 30 Public List -- open to all" <public-list at alberg30.org>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Public-list] Reverse
> Reverse should clunk in to place too - if not, the issue is that you need
> 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 -
> 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"
> <public-list at alberg30.org>
> 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
> > the reverse thing is just my imagination. With my Atomic IV, there has
> > always been a solid inaudible "clunk" when shifting into forward;... I
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > > but for decreased RPMs it should not be the issue. You pretty much
> > > "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
> > > forward RPMs decreased? Can you rev up as high in neutral as you can
> > > 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
> > > best advice. But try to answer those questions first.
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