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by MrGiggles
30 Jun 2020, 12:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Weight bearing on overly large hatch?
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Weight bearing on overly large hatch?

1/2" will work as long as it has support that is no further apart than 16".
by MrGiggles
30 Jun 2020, 12:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: What oil to use in a lower unit?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

What oil to use in a lower unit?

I have used Quicksilver, Supertech, and Lucas.

Supertech does not emulsify water very well. When I had a lower unit leak, there was always a little bit of crystal clear water in the bottom. Not so with Quicksilver and Lucas.

Otherwise I haven't noticed much of a difference.
by MrGiggles
23 Jun 2020, 14:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: New to Boating - Outboard Motor Question (help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 162

efisher222 wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 12:49
Maximum HP is 150. I believe the standard motor recommended is 90HP. Boat weight is 1425 and the boat is fiberglass, if it's helpful.
I would try for a 150 or 115.
by MrGiggles
22 Jun 2020, 13:21
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where to mount transducer
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Where to mount transducer

I prefer to have them on either corner on the boat.

In your situation, I would probably put them a couple inches up on the end of the sponson, but if you run a lot of shallow water, and have no need for side imaging, a thru hull transducer may be preferable.
by MrGiggles
22 Jun 2020, 13:17
Forum: Motors
Topic: First steps to take on a "good" motor that hasn't been run in years?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

First steps to take on a "good" motor that hasn't been run in years?

Just a prime with pre-mix to see if it fires off, if it does, then I will hook up the fuel system and see if it will run without a prime.

I don't mess with the water pump right off, there's no sense in spending money on it if the motor has other hidden issues.
by MrGiggles
19 Jun 2020, 22:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What's the easiest/cleanest way to pre-mix two stroke gas with built in gas tank?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

What's the easiest/cleanest way to pre-mix two stroke gas with built in gas tank?

The above solutions seem overcomplicated to me, but to each their own. Assuming a 10 gallon fill up, that's 25 ounces of oil at 50:1. The oil film left in the filler tube would be inconsequential, if not totally washed away from gas splashing around on the way to the lake. Just dump it in, no need t...
by MrGiggles
19 Jun 2020, 18:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What's the easiest/cleanest way to pre-mix two stroke gas with built in gas tank?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

What's the easiest/cleanest way to pre-mix two stroke gas with built in gas tank?

I used one of these. Just top off the tank, note how many gallons you put it in, measure the corresponding amount of oil, and dump it in. About as painless as it can be. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Attwood-11873-1-Wide-Mouth-Marine-Fuel-Oil-Mixing-Bottle-1-Quart/38057090?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSell...
by MrGiggles
14 Jun 2020, 12:37
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Does the outboard get in the way of sidescan?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Does the outboard get in the way of sidescan?

I have a 14ft Polarcraft and just ordered a Lowrance Elite9ti2 with a 3 in 1 transducer. I was wondering if people have problems with the sidescan being obstructed by the outboard or trolling motor. Looks like its going to stick out quite a ways from the back of the boat and the lower unit would in...
by MrGiggles
14 Jun 2020, 12:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Motor Size Help Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Motor Size Help Needed

Hi, just got a new/used fishing boat after about 10years off the water. Happy to be back and my young son is ready to fish. We ended up buying a used 2017 Tracker Grizzly 1448, wanted the stability with my son on-board. But it is a heavy boat. Going to be a bit more difficult for me to deal getting...
by MrGiggles
09 Jun 2020, 19:08
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish Finder Battery Revisited....
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Fish Finder Battery Revisited....

Most units draw somewhere in the neighborhood of 500ma, some more, some less. The current draw of any particular unit is usually always listed in the specs. At 500ma, you should get about 14 hours from a 7ah battery. Amp hour rating is a measure of current over time, 7ah would be 7 amps for 1 hour, ...
by MrGiggles
09 Jun 2020, 19:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What kind of primer for bare aluminum?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

What kind of primer for bare aluminum?

Epoxy is nice in that it will practically stick to anything, works well on aluminum provided that you sand and hit it with a good solvent first. The caveat is that it is very difficult to sand, although there are workarounds if need be.
by MrGiggles
07 Jun 2020, 19:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Alumacraft Skiff
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Alumacraft Skiff

I'm currently trying to determine the value of an old fishing boat that's been the family for quite a long time, and I'm having a hard time nailing down the exact make and model, let alone the value. It's definitely an old 15'10'' Alumacraft boat, but the weird thing is that the Hull ID doesn't mee...
by MrGiggles
07 Jun 2020, 18:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New member and first project
Replies: 1
Views: 81

New member and first project

Deleted, duplicate.
by MrGiggles
07 Jun 2020, 14:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Introduction and first questions
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Introduction and first questions

I used single stage car paint, which ended up being not single stage after I decided to clear it. I did not remove the old paint, and used epoxy primer. Zinc chromate is recommended for bare aluminum. Here are the before and afters. http://forums.ozarkanglers.com/topic/66907-turd-polishing/ I ordere...