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by nowgrn4
18 Sep 2017, 12:19
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: 16/48 Tracker w/ 145 HP
Replies: 38
Views: 9278

16/48 Tracker w/ 145 HP

Wow! Nice fabrication. Love to have something like that but My SF agent wife would drop my insurance like a hot potato if I went over my Jon's HP rating. And I know, she did it when I exceeded my 17' Pro-Lines HP by 30 HP. Had to go with progressive Ins. Check my Google Earth Foo. Are the last scene...
by nowgrn4
18 Sep 2017, 11:22
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Flotation pods? Do they help?
Replies: 15
Views: 6047

Flotation pods? Do they help?

These would probably be the easiest and least expensive solution for your bow rise getting on plane.

http://www.boatersplus.com/t-and-r-mari ... gLL1fD_BwE
by nowgrn4
18 Sep 2017, 11:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: 30 hp etec or keep my old
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

30 hp etec or keep my old

I had the new lightweight Zuke 60HP in my sights till I got estimates with rigging. Around $7K :shock: I figure I could get around $2K for my freshly restored '03 50HP OMC with harness, controls, freshly rebuilt T&T and SS prop. I sat down and figured how many miles I could get at 4MPG with $5K. 11 ...
by nowgrn4
15 Sep 2017, 18:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Irma
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

Irma

Glad that you lucked out. Most of the guys that have posted on the various fishing sites that I frequent got away with little damage. Of course, some who haven't yet posted may be out of power and just too darn busy to post. Thanks Rich, we're only out the $1,600 to get the other half of the cedar ...
by nowgrn4
15 Sep 2017, 18:06
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Irma
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

Irma

S Tampa 1/3ed of the way down the peninsula here. We're Crackers and heavily prepped. Only big loss was half my 60' Cedar that was the highlight of my 30 years of landscaping. Went through my new fence bounced off my neighbors barrel tile roof and ended up resting across her pool. Only out of juice ...
by nowgrn4
04 Aug 2017, 17:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: Idle adjustment screw?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Idle adjustment screw?

I only adjust idle with the motor in a tub or in the water. The waters back pressure on the exhaust is part of the equation.
by nowgrn4
26 Jul 2017, 07:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: Dodged a bullet on my '99 115 HP Fitch
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Dodged a bullet on my '99 115 HP Fitch

Sure You're not thinking of the V-6's? The V-4's are good engines.
by nowgrn4
25 Jul 2017, 12:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: Dodged a bullet on my '99 115 HP Fitch
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Dodged a bullet on my '99 115 HP Fitch

I use my Jon at my lake place at least 50-60 days a year so my Pro-Line at my other home just sits.....and sits, been over 3 years since it's moved. I usually start it on the hose at least every 3 weeks and run ethanol free 91, Stabil blue and Sea Foam in it. Always fires right up but not last week....
by nowgrn4
19 Jul 2017, 10:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Swamp Shark surface drive
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Swamp Shark surface drive

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by nowgrn4
28 Jun 2017, 10:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Holy Grail of Trolling Motor Plugs
Replies: 42
Views: 6096

Holy Grail of Trolling Motor Plugs

I'm mounting a 4500 lb ATV winch to my trailer tongue so I can dunk my boat on my private ramp at my lake place. I don't always have the tow vehicle my DW prefers when I'm there and a manual shift Miata won't cut it. Going to use my existing trolling motor Deep cycle group 31 battery up front under ...
by nowgrn4
19 Jun 2017, 13:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: Changed first water pump this weekend. Pee is great. But....
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Changed first water pump this weekend. Pee is great. But....

Sender port for a water pressure gauge and cap fell off?
by nowgrn4
19 Jun 2017, 12:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Photobucket is retarded
Replies: 30
Views: 6793

Photobucket is retarded

Flickr works for me.
by nowgrn4
06 Jun 2017, 10:52
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cheap handheld GPS for the boat
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Cheap handheld GPS for the boat

I can't believe the price drop on these handhelds. I paid over $400 for my Garmin 60C back around '04. :oops:

Still works great, if it ever breaks I guess I'll get my next one out of a Cracker-Jacks box. :roll:
by nowgrn4
10 May 2017, 08:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: 30 Mariner 1985
Replies: 11
Views: 736

30 Mariner 1985

How about mounting it out on the tiller handle where it's easy to reach?
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http://www.gamainc.com/site/epage/130232_941.htm
by nowgrn4
08 May 2017, 07:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stainless Props on small motors - good, bad, ugly?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Stainless Props on small motors - good, bad, ugly?

SS props are cupped on the trailing edge. This gives lift, lift raises more of the hull out of the water at cruise, less hull in the water means less whetted surface and less resistance, lower resistance creates higher RPM (less load on the engine), higher RPM at a given throttle setting means great...