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by sunshine
18 Apr 2019, 07:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 3959

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

I have an XI5.

I'll never, ever own another boat without some sort of GPS enabled trolling motor.
by sunshine
09 Apr 2019, 07:26
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Things are warming up
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Things are warming up

What's "truck trout" mean? Never heard that term.
by sunshine
21 Mar 2019, 08:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Multi tool type boat
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Multi tool type boat

My do-all is my 16' Lund S-16 that I recently did some mods to. I duck hunt out of it, freshwater fish (mainly crappie), and take it into Tampa Bay and the backwaters and flats. I still need a mud boat for some of the duck hunting I do, but it works for about 90% of my needs.
by sunshine
21 Mar 2019, 08:33
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: For Gary or anyone else in real South FL.
Replies: 5
Views: 861

For Gary or anyone else in real South FL.

You don't even have to go all the way to Miami, but a Glades trip would be fun. There are tons of exotics to catch in the glades and the canals south of Fort Myers. Chiclids and all sorts of stuff, was even a big red tail catfish caught down there. I can't give any pointers, but I'm sure you'd enjoy...
by sunshine
13 Mar 2019, 13:42
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Tough hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 2069

Tough hooks

Gamakatsu is all I use offshore when I'm digging grouper and snapper off the bottom with drag locked down. Can't remember the last time I broke one of them.
by sunshine
24 Jan 2019, 11:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: I’m done with this cold weather
Replies: 42
Views: 3319

I’m done with this cold weather

Florida's full. :LOL2:
by sunshine
24 Jan 2019, 11:18
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 29
Views: 4720

Home Brewing

I used to make beer and wine, but have since cut back to just wine. I mainly do the fast wines, "skeeterpee," "dragon's blood" etc. Haven't run a batch in awhile, about to close on a house with a big garage and am really looking forward to getting back into it. Best bet as far as buying equipment go...
by sunshine
24 Jan 2019, 08:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Unknown 1449 Total makeover
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Unknown 1449 Total makeover

Check out the EVA foam for the decking (SeaDek knockoff) that you can find on amazon and ebay. I used it on my Lund build and am really really happy with it.
by sunshine
12 Jan 2019, 09:48
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lowrance Fish Finders
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Lowrance Fish Finders

I through-bolted a piece of starboard with a bunch of 5200 to seal it on my transom, then screwed my transducer to it so the adjustments wouldn't require a new transom hole each time.
by sunshine
05 Jan 2019, 10:09
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: tin boats in salt
Replies: 21
Views: 9480

tin boats in salt

I run my 16' Lund all over Tampa bay. I do like to stop on the way home and dunk the trailer a couple times at a freshwater ramp.
by sunshine
05 Jan 2019, 09:43
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: New Member in Tampa Bay
Replies: 10
Views: 5409

New Member in Tampa Bay

Welcome from Lakeland! I fish over in Tampa here and there, heading over to the upper bay tomorrow morning for some early morning duck hunting then going to try fishing to see what we can find. I just bought a flyrod, haven't even tried casting it in the backyard yet. Duck season ends the 27th so I'...
by sunshine
05 Jan 2019, 09:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start

Forgot to come back and update this.

It was, in fact, a bad wire going from the neutral safety switch to the solenoid.

Thanks for everyone's contributions.
by sunshine
11 Dec 2018, 11:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start

Since I cut open the wire bundle and messed with it last week, every time I walk by this thing I mash the button to see if I can get it to act up again so I can put the meter on it and find where the actual problem is. So far, no luck. It fires right over. Every. Single. Time. I think I'm going to r...
by sunshine
07 Dec 2018, 15:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start

Battery connections are clean, reads 12.7v at the solenoid, same as at the battery terminals. The terminals were cleaned when I installed the new solenoid and starter. I do think I'll put replacing the battery wires on the list though. Again, neutral safety switch is bypassed for diagnostic purposes...
by sunshine
07 Dec 2018, 08:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Yamaha F25ESHA intermittent push button start

Grabbed a new multimeter on the way home. And, of course, the push button worked every time for about 10-15 minutes, so I could not replicate the problem to actually diagnose it. This is a 2002 engine. That's what happened to my starter, it hung up on the flywheel and fried. This engine has a separa...