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by navybluejacket
01 Jan 2012, 07:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: looking for help with outboard selection
Replies: 3
Views: 513

looking for help with outboard selection

around 50 hp, new
by navybluejacket
31 Dec 2011, 19:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: looking for help with outboard selection
Replies: 3
Views: 513

looking for help with outboard selection

I grew up around boats and I feel that I had an honest grasp on the engines that were on the market 20-30 years ago. However, times have changed and so have boat motors. With so many different choices and vastly different designs today, I feel like I don't know where to start. I fully understand tha...
by navybluejacket
09 Oct 2011, 16:06
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Long winded rant...
Replies: 32
Views: 1351

Long winded rant...

The only thing that I don't like about Toyota is they don't offer the same diesel engine that the rest of the world gets. When I was in africa, EVERYONE drives Toyotas, and they love them. They like their Toyotas as much as people in Green Bay love the Packers! We're talking about an area where it's...
by navybluejacket
08 Oct 2011, 20:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Anyone have experience with a newer crestliner, 2070 model?
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Anyone have experience with a newer crestliner, 2070 model?

https://www.crestliner.com/Retriever-models?item_id=96 I was at the boat dealer and they have a nice looking crestliner jon boat. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with one. I like how wide it is, all the way through and the open layout. most of the boats I've looked at have such nar...
by navybluejacket
05 Sep 2011, 20:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Prop Help

Hi, I've been restoring my older 14' polar craft and recently purchased a 25 hp mercury. It's a 1984 merc with a pretty beat up aluminum prop. So I've been searching for a replacement prop, but keep getting lost in the details. So, could someone please point me in the right direction. I want to know...
by navybluejacket
15 Dec 2009, 19:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking for SteelFlex reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Looking for SteelFlex reviews

Does steelflex make the boat slide across the water better, (faster)? Or does the rough texture and added weight negate any friction loss'?
by navybluejacket
11 Dec 2009, 08:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: First post! Looking for PolarKraft info.
Replies: 6
Views: 880

First post! Looking for PolarKraft info.

I emailed Polarkraft and this is what they sent me: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mike, I do not have any records of that serial number. It was built in Olive Branch, MS. That facility closed down in 2003 and production was moved to Syracu...
by navybluejacket
11 Dec 2009, 08:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ice how thick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Ice how thick?

Get a scratcher. What's a scratcher? I couldn't find a picture, but it's basically an outboard with a big steel wheel on the end of the shaft. The wheel looks like a saw blade and allows you to "scratch" your flat bottom boat across the ice. They are fairly popular around here, the trappers use to ...
by navybluejacket
11 Dec 2009, 08:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ice how thick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Ice how thick?

Get a scratcher. What's a scratcher? I couldn't find a picture, but it's basically an outboard with a big steel wheel on the end of the shaft. The wheel looks like a saw blade and allows you to "scratch" your flat bottom boat across the ice. They are fairly popular around here, the trappers use to ...
by navybluejacket
09 Dec 2009, 00:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ice how thick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Ice how thick?

Get a scratcher.
by navybluejacket
06 Dec 2009, 00:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?

Ummm....yeah. I didn't realize the price of SS vs AL. I can buy a lot of AL props for the cost of SS. Is there an AL prop that has better performance, or are they all about the same? Thanks for the help. There are all different types and the one that will give you the best performance is one that i...
by navybluejacket
05 Dec 2009, 14:12
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?

Ummm....yeah. I didn't realize the price of SS vs AL. I can buy a lot of AL props for the cost of SS. Is there an AL prop that has better performance, or are they all about the same?

Thanks for the help.
by navybluejacket
04 Dec 2009, 11:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Stainless prop vs aluminum prop?

I have a 25 hp merc on my 14' polarkraft flat bottom. I noticed the aluminum prop has a few dings in it, so I will file off the rough spots for now. I do want to get a new prop before next boating season, and I was wondering what the advantages are from SS to AL? I heard the SS is faster but AL give...
by navybluejacket
04 Dec 2009, 09:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: First post! Looking for PolarKraft info.
Replies: 6
Views: 880

First post! Looking for PolarKraft info.

OOPS! I almost forgot, this website ROCKS! I have searched some of the projects that members have done and I am very impressed. I actually found this site on youtube. There are some great craftsmen here and the fact that everyone shares information like this is awesome. Thanks for all of the help so...