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by seasprite
28 Mar 2012, 21:05
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Bearing Grease seal, spindle - should there be a gap?
Replies: 36
Views: 8206

Bearing Grease seal, spindle - should there be a gap?

It's normal to have grease on the inside of the rim and on the tire. That means the grease is being pushed through. If you have to fill the hub after every use, you might have the wrong size bearing. I can't see how that could be possible, you'd think you would have some bearing damage??? I guess a ...
by seasprite
27 Feb 2012, 01:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New Guy Project ! !
Replies: 32
Views: 3471

New Guy Project ! !

Be careful with decking the front, you might have stability issues. If the boat doesn't have a deck on it now do some homework before you decide to install a deck. Get the boat in the water, put a life jacket on and walk on the front bench. If you find your out of balance and having to sway to keep ...
by seasprite
06 Feb 2012, 00:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12 ft v with 5.5 speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

12 ft v with 5.5 speed?

I would take the foil off, it's not doing you any good. Try and move some of your weight around, move some more weight towards the bow. It might trim better and will gain some more speed.
by seasprite
21 Jan 2012, 05:08
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Lets see your game mounts
Replies: 31
Views: 4006

Lets see your game mounts

Nice Bone!!!!!! They say you can't eat the antlers, boy they sure are great to look at.
by seasprite
20 Jan 2012, 00:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Identification help needed with aluminum boat
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Identification help needed with aluminum boat

It looks to me like a late 1950s Studebaker.
by seasprite
16 Nov 2011, 22:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14 ft Starcraft Seafarer
Replies: 33
Views: 4345

14 ft Starcraft Seafarer

A quick fix to repair the missing rivets is use the same diameter nut and bolt and washer on each side and smear it with a water sealer (3M) tighten it down,been holding on my boat for years. In fact it works better than a rivet.
by seasprite
27 Oct 2011, 00:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Please help me decide what motor I need!!
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Please help me decide what motor I need!!

I have a 14 foot semi V which had a 9.9hp mercury on it. I weigh about 240 with all my gear and fishing buddy i didn't like the speed i was getting out of it. I purchased a 15hp mercury for it, with a battery, trolling motor, gas tank etc. i barely get on plane. I can run about 12 mph. I you fish mo...
by seasprite
17 Oct 2011, 23:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question about my V Bottum
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Question about my V Bottum

The Styrofoam is floatation that prevents the boat from sinking to the bottom. Even if the boat fills with water it shouldn't sink do to the Styrofoam. Removing it will increase the chance of it sinking, if you remove it try to replace it in a different location.
by seasprite
17 Oct 2011, 23:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Winter storage question....
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Winter storage question....

I live in North East Pa, it will get cold in November and freeze. This is what I do to winterize my boat. I run the fuel out of the motor, then spray a fogging agent into the engine through the spark plug holes. I use stable in the gas tank, then I charge the batteries and cover it up. Is it possibl...
by seasprite
27 Sep 2011, 22:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Worth the aggravation
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Worth the aggravation

NO! Don't bother fixing it, you'll have more than it's worth in materials. I did a minimal re-fit ( paint, seats, pedestals, new wood) on my boat and it was close to $500.
by seasprite
24 Sep 2011, 23:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: Frozen transom mount bolts :-(
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Frozen transom mount bolts :-(

Try using a solvent called PB Blaster keep applying it for a few days, it just might work, blaster is good stuff. If not try and heat them up. That should work.
by seasprite
15 Sep 2011, 23:43
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FIsh Finder
Replies: 4
Views: 761

FIsh Finder

If it were me, I'd purchase a new depth finder. Cuda as well as Hummingbird make a very affordable finders under $90/ As a matter of fact cuda makes the 620 line it retails for $74. I use a Cuda and haven't had any troubles with it. Cuda stands behind there finders, I bent a connector (my fault) I c...
by seasprite
03 Sep 2011, 16:51
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorcycle battery for starter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Motorcycle battery for starter?

I own an 1856 Jon boat with a 50hp jet motor. I use a car battery for starting and a deep cycle for the TM. I'm a guide and I use both batteries hard with no trouble at all. Like they said if you start the motor enough with a small battery it won't last
by seasprite
22 Aug 2011, 23:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: coating and paint for steel boat
Replies: 12
Views: 726

coating and paint for steel boat

I used rustoleum and a roller, make sure the surface is clean before you start. I did 2 coats. It will save you money, steeflex is expensive. I did it on my boat and it shines as so far It's bullet proof.
by seasprite
22 Aug 2011, 23:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom Saver Options
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Transom Saver Options

Among my fleet of boats I have a 1951 star craft 14 foot with a 15hp mercury 2 stroke. With the same trouble you have. The site that nomowork suggested is a good template. If you can weld or know someone that can you can make your own. Save the $64 plus shipping and do it yourself. I welded a strait...