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by JL8Jeff
06 Jun 2020, 10:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stalling
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Stalling

Have you tried squeezing the fuel line ball when you start to give it throttle to see if it will keep running? I had to rebuild the 3 carbs on my Mercury a few years ago. I think what happened was the ethanol in the fuel caused the inside of the rubber fuel lines to deteriorate and that clogged my f...
by JL8Jeff
04 Jun 2020, 09:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stalling
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Stalling

I think there is an issue with the Yamaha 40 4 stroke and I forget if it's injectors, carbs or fuel pump. My cousin had problems so I'll ask him. On my Mercury 2 stroke, I had problems where the O-ring on the fuel connector was letting air get into the fuel line and it would bog down with any amount...
by JL8Jeff
03 Jun 2020, 21:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 49
Views: 1335

Corona Virus

Somehow, you guys jumped ahead of us in NJ. Our governor has no clue what he's doing and he's destroying the small businesses. Somehow, it's ok to go to Home Depot and shop and hand a cashier money, but it's not ok in the mom and pop stores. [-X I just gave myself another haircut since our salons an...
by JL8Jeff
02 Jun 2020, 10:53
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: 1996 Bass track 18 jet boat with 95xr motor
Replies: 6
Views: 144

1996 Bass track 18 jet boat with 95xr motor

I have checked the intake and that looks good, nice and clean. I thought of the clearance but didn’t think about adjusting it with the washers, will check and try that. Thanks for all the input guys. No, that washer/shim adjustment is for outboard jet motors, not inboards. Have you checked the reve...
by JL8Jeff
01 Jun 2020, 10:38
Forum: CONTESTS - GIVEAWAYS - TOURNAMENTS
Topic: Megabass Big Gabot Giveaway!
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Megabass Big Gabot Giveaway!

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I love the topwater action we get on the river later in the season.
by JL8Jeff
31 May 2020, 10:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery in the front, slow cranking...
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Battery in the front, slow cranking...

Have you tried just going straight to the motor with the cables and not using the switch and buss bar? I have 18' cables and cranking a 60/45 motor so you should be able to crank a 25 easier.
by JL8Jeff
30 May 2020, 22:16
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer bunks
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Trailer bunks

My trailer came with rollers that I used for a few years before converting it over to bunks. The bunks sit lower, provide a more even surface to support the boat and it actually loads easier with the bunks.
by JL8Jeff
27 May 2020, 13:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reriveting floor
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Reriveting floor

As long as the holes are clean and the old rivet post isn't stuck in there, it's a pretty easy job. I bought a rivet gun at the local hardware store and it had fittings for several size rivets. You load the rivet (which you can get at the hardware store) and push it into the hole and start pumping t...
by JL8Jeff
26 May 2020, 10:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rookie Boater seeking advice on Family Jon Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Rookie Boater seeking advice on Family Jon Boat

For 4 people, you will want at least a 15'-16' boat. And the wider the better with more people in it. A 1548 to 1660 would work best, but finding one with a motor and trailer for under $3500 could take some time. I have a 1652 and my garage measures out to 19' 6" and I can just fit the boat/trailer ...
by JL8Jeff
26 May 2020, 10:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ants in my boat seats!?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Ants in my boat seats!?

I had ants get into the foam insulation under the center console on my old Boston Whaler Rage. They actually marched out the dock, then the chain holding the boat to the dock to set up camp in my center console! I think I just used regular insect spray or ant killer to get rid of them. I never did a...
by JL8Jeff
23 May 2020, 19:04
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer steps, who has them?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Trailer steps, who has them?

I'm the guy in shorts walking in the water in Feb, Mar, Apr if the air temp is warm enough to take the boat out. 34 degree water is crazy cold even if the air temp is around 70. :shock: My uncle bolted a 4x4 along the main trailer tongue beam so he could walk on it to load/unload the boat without ha...
by JL8Jeff
23 May 2020, 10:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Polar Kraft
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Polar Kraft

It's strange that it's so tough to find the hull thickness but so far the only thing I found was a review on the Sportsman 1754 from 2015 that said it was .100" thickness which is similar to other brands like G3. I see just about every brand of modv boat with jet outboards where I am on the Delaware...
by JL8Jeff
22 May 2020, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boat Trailer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 279

New Boat Trailer Setup

It looks like you could go down a hole or 2 on the bunk brackets to drop the boat a couple of inches. But that trailer doesn't really look wide enough for the boat, it almost looks like a jet ski trailer. I would check back with the dealer to see if they would exchange it for something wider. My boa...
by JL8Jeff
18 May 2020, 10:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery in the front, slow cranking...
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Battery in the front, slow cranking...

No buss bar, no battery switch, crimped the lugs. Have you tried going around the buss and battery switch? Since you have other accessories connected at those points there could be some extra draw. With shorter cables and a stronger battery than me, you should be ok so something is causing extra dra...
by JL8Jeff
17 May 2020, 15:38
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery in the front, slow cranking...
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Battery in the front, slow cranking...

Your battery should be fine, it might be your longer cables. I moved my battery up front under my console and ran longer cables back to the motor and it cranks over fine. I'll check my cables to see what size they are the next time I go up to the boat (it's in the water for the season). Have you mea...