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by JL8Jeff
06 Apr 2020, 10:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: Getting a 2-stroke to run cleaner?
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Getting a 2-stroke to run cleaner?

Idle will always give you more smoke as will a restart. Depending on your situation and how you run your boat, you can run 100:1 mix which will help cut down on the smoke, but if you need to use full throttle often, I wouldn't recommend it. I run my boat upstream around 1/2 to 2/3 throttle (it's the...
by JL8Jeff
03 Apr 2020, 10:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ideas for a console
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Ideas for a console

Thanks Jeff for the pic instructions. I got it on here, sideways but here, from my phone. I'm no computer head by any means. I can't help you with the sideways or upside down picture issue, I don't have a cell phone. I see this happen to people on quite a few message boards. I think it has somethin...
by JL8Jeff
02 Apr 2020, 10:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ideas for a console
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Ideas for a console

When you click on "Post Reply" if you look down below, you will see 2 tabs "Options" and "Attachments". Click on "Attachments" and then click the "Add files" button to upload a picture. My console had an Evinrude prop outboard with that gauge in the console that was part of the wiring harness so I h...
by JL8Jeff
31 Mar 2020, 11:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ideas for a console
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Ideas for a console

Have you searched Ebay to see if there is anything in your area? Also check with your local dealer to see if they have anything in stock or if they have some old boats sitting around they might be able to steal one from.
by JL8Jeff
31 Mar 2020, 11:10
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Now canceled world-wide ...
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Now canceled world-wide ...

I also saw something yesterday where they said we should be able to detect which people won't get it (maybe through antibody testing). Add that to the fact that we don't know how many people already have it and are asymptomatic and the reported numbers and deaths aren't even close to actual fatality...
by JL8Jeff
30 Mar 2020, 17:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Now canceled world-wide ...
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Now canceled world-wide ...

Jun 10th is ridiculous. Once the rapid testing kicks in and the virus treatments pick up speed, they will realize we need to get back to normal a lot sooner than that. I bet that date is just a way for them to make sure schools stay closed but you can't shut down the country for 3+ months.
by JL8Jeff
29 Mar 2020, 19:01
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Selling boat question

If you were to get a 1448 WOF type of setup, you could have the side console added and still retain your current motor/controls setup. There are several at AKMccallum to give you an idea.

https://www.akmccallumco.com/check-out- ... es-storage
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by JL8Jeff
29 Mar 2020, 15:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Selling boat question

Yeah, that 1756 is a pretty heavy boat. My 1652 is quite a bit lighter. Like you said, a Carolina skiff 14' or a G3 1448 WOF would be half the weight or even less. You may want to look into keeping your motor since you know it's history and I think most people looking at a 1756 would be looking for ...
by JL8Jeff
28 Mar 2020, 17:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mounting my Merc 60/40 Jet
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Mounting my Merc 60/40 Jet

You should be fine if you plan on using the plate or wedges. Most of the newer boats with the Yamaha 60/40 jets actually use the CMC riser brackets to lift the motor even higher due to the long shaft. My guess is they think their could be a chance of the bolts vibrating loose with a wedge or plate b...
by JL8Jeff
28 Mar 2020, 12:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mounting my Merc 60/40 Jet
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Mounting my Merc 60/40 Jet

Your images aren't working for me, it may require a google account which I don't have. My motor is mounted up at the 2nd to last hole so that isn't really an issue and I also have wedges which I needed to reduce the porpoising. I'm guessing that the Mercury mounting information is to cover their but...
by JL8Jeff
28 Mar 2020, 10:19
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Stay at home order
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Stay at home order

I got out in the boat yesterday since it was sunny and 68 degrees. I decided to float the dock as well, but I didn't hook up the runways yet because the forecast was for rain today and tomorrow. I think next week we'll put the lower stairs in and one of the runways to the dock. When we get a lot of ...
by JL8Jeff
24 Mar 2020, 10:30
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 341

Corona Virus

I think it has been here longer than people realize already. I keep hearing stories about people who were sick and got tested for the flu but that wasn't what they had. We have to be concerned about the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, but it does seem to be overdone. I think it's...
by JL8Jeff
23 Mar 2020, 10:15
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Mowing season has started!
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Mowing season has started!

With the milder than normal winter with almost no snow, I noticed some patches of grass in the yard that were starting to grow real fast. Since I've been practicing my chipping in the back yard (local golf courses are closed due to virus), I finally had to break out the mower to level things out. It...
by JL8Jeff
20 Mar 2020, 10:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet

I think the bolt pattern is pretty standard. My boat had a 40 hp Evinrude prop motor on it when I bought it and I changed to the Merc jet and used the same bolt holes. So if your transom already has holes drilled, you'll probably be fine.
by JL8Jeff
19 Mar 2020, 22:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet

I'm pretty sure my bolts are 1/2" but it looks like they are course thread. I'm not sure the thread matters but go with what you're comfortable with. I read somewhere that you should put 2 bolts in from the outside and the other 2 from the inside so I did that. I ended up mounting mine about 2-1/2" ...