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by Andy Taylor
22 Apr 2015, 12:19
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Proper trailer tire pressure ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Proper trailer tire pressure ?

Thanks guys. The reason I asked is because I modified a 4' X 8' utility trailer to haul 4 kayaks. All 4 kayaks and spare tire weighs only 250 lbs. The tires are 4.80 X12. Does that 250 lbs include the weight of the trailer? No. The 250 lbs. is the weight of the 4 kayaks and spare tire. The trailer ...
by Andy Taylor
21 Apr 2015, 17:33
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Proper trailer tire pressure ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Proper trailer tire pressure ?

Thanks guys. The reason I asked is because I modified a 5' X 8' utility trailer to haul 4 kayaks. All 4 kayaks and spare tire weighs only 250 lbs. The tires are 4.80 X12.
by Andy Taylor
20 Apr 2015, 17:49
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Proper trailer tire pressure ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Proper trailer tire pressure ?

I read that trailer tires should always be inflated to the max. cold pressure on the tire? Is that accurate?

If so, what about when the load is very light, and you are experiencing a rough, bouncy ride?

Thanks.
by Andy Taylor
13 Mar 2015, 23:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

Thanks. I don't even know what I'm looking at though. :?:
by Andy Taylor
13 Mar 2015, 23:23
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

"Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension

Thanks guys. Now I just have to wait for these damn lakes here to thaw out. :(
by Andy Taylor
13 Mar 2015, 14:31
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

"Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension

Thanks Barefoot_Johnny. What you show is what I used last season. But I don't have it screwed onto my tiller handle. It's too long to leave it attached like that. I use it on my kayak(Nucanoe Frontier 12'), and just slide it on and off. A sharp turn cannot be made with my extension though, whereas y...
by Andy Taylor
13 Mar 2015, 02:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

Do you have a pic or a link of what you have in mind?
by Andy Taylor
12 Mar 2015, 19:49
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

"Helmsmate" U-joint tiller extension

Does anyone use this with a Minn Kota Endura Max motor? I want to make sure it will fit over the tiller handle of my Endura Max motor, because the Endura Max handle is thicker than the Minn Kota motors used to be. Also, how do you like this product? Thanks. https://www.amazon.com/HelmsMate-Tiller-Ex...
by Andy Taylor
12 Mar 2015, 19:37
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

Thanks Rich. Do you guys think the clips in the link below would be too tight on the battery post to disconnect if I fell out? They have serrated edges, which will grip pretty well. I'm also wondering if the force might rip the tether off of my vest before the clip disconnects from battery post. Mak...
by Andy Taylor
12 Mar 2015, 16:19
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

TNtroller wrote:Why not just use a rod leash and attach it to you and the yak. If you fall out, then you don't get separated from the yak.
Even if I didn't get run down by the kayak, the kayak would still keep going after the leash broke from the force.

Does anyone think my idea would work or not?
by Andy Taylor
11 Mar 2015, 22:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

This is what I was thinking of. But these are only rated for 30 amps. My motor is a 40 lb. thrust. I need to look for heavier duty ones, correct? https://www.cabelas.com/product/Seasensereg-Battery-Clips/1750206.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0...
by Andy Taylor
11 Mar 2015, 22:05
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

Maybe "alligator" clip isn't the correct word. I'm talking about the spring clips that the Minn Kota trolling motors used to come with.
by Andy Taylor
11 Mar 2015, 19:49
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?
Replies: 36
Views: 7623

Has anyone installed a kill switch for trolling motor?

I'm reviving this thread because I never did this last fall. This is for a trolling motor I sometimes use on my kayak. If I use alligator clips to connect to the battery posts, drill a hole and attach a rope or tether to one of the clips, and attach the other end to my life jacket, wouldn't that wor...
by Andy Taylor
04 Oct 2014, 20:34
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Where to find trailer wheel covers
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Where to find trailer wheel covers

Thanks