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by kdgrills
29 May 2020, 12:24
Forum: Trailers
Topic: State of Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 358

State of Illinois

jethro wrote:
27 May 2020, 08:55
Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
$206, If you really want to get fleeced pull it through a toll gate. :shock:
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by kdgrills
04 Apr 2020, 16:15
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Mounting 2" round tachometer
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Mounting 2" round tachometer

Perhaps a couple of brackets over the gunnel to hang it, and / or a piece of angle attached between the ribs to support it from below.
by kdgrills
20 Feb 2020, 21:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: Oil extractor?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Oil extractor?

Yep, I have a Mityvac 7201. I use it on all of my
vehicles, one of my better investments.

Not endorsing the seller, just the 1st link that popped up:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/MITYVAC-0720 ... r/40905256
by kdgrills
17 Jan 2020, 10:26
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor selection
Replies: 20
Views: 769

Motor selection

That's a 16" transom, requires a short shaft motor.

Yamaha doesn't offer PTT on a short shaft F25.

Suzuki may be an option for you:
https://onlineoutboards.com/collections ... -trim-tilt
by kdgrills
21 Dec 2019, 15:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6/2 duplex marine wire
Replies: 9
Views: 519

6/2 duplex marine wire

I generally use bestboatwire.com, they carry everything by the foot, always great service. They also dba genuinedealz.com. $3 a foot for duplex: http://www.bestboatwire.com/6-2-awg-marine-grade-wire-tinned-boat-cable-flat-blk-red-by-the-ft $1 a foot for single cable: http://www.bestboatwire.com/mari...
by kdgrills
21 Nov 2019, 21:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Cleaning In-Tank Filter
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Cleaning In-Tank Filter

I installed this little water separator/filter when
I re-powered my little 14ft. Probably overkill for
6 gallon portable tank, but it gives me piece of mind.

https://www.partsvu.com/yamaha-mini-10- ... lt-as.html
by kdgrills
21 Nov 2019, 20:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Where do you keep your Boat?

bcbouy, living my dream. =D>
Good on you!

You hosers got muskies up there in the great
white north, eh?
by kdgrills
26 Aug 2019, 20:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: Tomahawk Nationals 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Tomahawk Nationals 2019

Would you happen to know Allan Nacke? He lives right on the Tippecanoe River down in Battleground, In. Lesa and I went to his house on the Monday following Tomahawk and enjoyed their hospitality. What a great guy and amazing shop and outboard collection! No, I can't say I do. I'm not really a part ...
by kdgrills
23 Aug 2019, 14:10
Forum: Motors
Topic: Tomahawk Nationals 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Tomahawk Nationals 2019

Cool stuff.

We've been to several MOB meets at Webster Lake In.
One of the guys there has several Clarke Trollers, by far my favorite motor.

https://www.mlaoc.ca/uploads/1/0/5/9/10 ... roller.pdf
by kdgrills
20 Aug 2019, 21:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron?

:wink: I think you're stirring the pot. I use ringfree because Yamaha sez I should. I don't use very much, so what the heck. If I used a lot of fuel I might reconsider. I've never used any fuel additive in any other engine I've owned in the past 50 or so years, never had a fuel related issue. They g...
by kdgrills
20 Aug 2019, 21:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: EFI and Carb motor storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

EFI and Carb motor storage?

Oh, VST, I was thinking fuel / water separator.
Regardless, I don't drain either.

I do run ringfree and stabilizer every tank.
Who knows if it actually does anything, but
for the little bit I use, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
by kdgrills
20 Aug 2019, 17:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: EFI and Carb motor storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

EFI and Carb motor storage?

I have a Yamaha. Last trip out I add stabilizer / conditioner to my fuel (non ethanol) at Yamaha's recommended ratio for extended storage. When I get home I disconnect the fuel line at the motor, connect a small container of fuel mixed up with Yamaha's EFI Fogging Oil & some more stabilizer, and run...
by kdgrills
20 Aug 2019, 16:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1813

Prop

Anyone have real data on RPM difference between the Yamaha 11 1/4 and the 10 1/2 pitch props. See my thread re-propping a 2017 F25SWHC: https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44985 To summarize, I gained ~700 RPM, ~2 MPH: 11-1/4, WOT was 24ish MPH @ 5400 RPM 10-1/2 WOT is 26ish MPH @ 61...
by kdgrills
02 Aug 2019, 17:04
Forum: Electrical
Topic: transducer mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 504

transducer mounting

That's the general idea, get it in the cleanest water you can.
How big a difference does it really make? I'm not sure.
How much "clean" water is really there behind a planed hull?

Get a mounting plate for it, so you're free to experiment
with placement without turning your stern into swiss cheese.
by kdgrills
22 Jul 2019, 13:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Junkyard 14' Mirrocraft brought back from the dead.
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Junkyard 14' Mirrocraft brought back from the dead.

I think if you email Mirrocraft the hull number they can tell you the model. Is that the OEM paint? Mine was originally yellow. Unfortunately the previous owner painted it battle ship grey with rustoleum, peeling now, looks like hell. It is nice not having to worry about scratches and such though.