Search found 1161 matches

by turbotodd
30 Nov 2019, 20:46
Forum: Motors
Topic: New mercury 40hp
Replies: 31
Views: 1204

New mercury 40hp

y'all outta come out to stuttgart and watch the duck hunters. 15' boats with 70, 80, 90hp outboards, almost all tiller steered. They spend more on the motors than I did on both of my cars combined! Mods?? Mod a 70 to make 130hp...seen it quite a few times and they scream. But for me, 30mph is fine (...
by turbotodd
28 Nov 2019, 00:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14'v bottom or 15/42 jon?
Replies: 6
Views: 568

14'v bottom or 15/42 jon?

Is a 1548 or 1552 or 1556 out of the question? Why? If you can swing it and if fits the usage (and possibly storage?) grab one of those listed, with a "low deck" (which is what I call a "half deck"). It's not quite full height, but not zero either, kinda halfway between. They work great; if ya ain't...
by turbotodd
25 Nov 2019, 23:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: New mercury 40hp
Replies: 31
Views: 1204

New mercury 40hp

What you are describing is perfectly normal assuming there's nothing wrong with the hull (rocker). That is exactly what trim is for. When you load the bow, you can trim up. When you load the stern, you trim in. The 40 is a little heavier than the 25 and that doesn't help. A prop with a lot of rake t...
by turbotodd
20 Nov 2019, 15:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 17
Views: 943

3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?

a 2 stroke carbureted outboard is going to use approx 25% to 50% more fuel than the same horsepower EFI 4 stroke. Personal experience, 25hp.
by turbotodd
12 Nov 2019, 21:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 28
Views: 1224

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Yeah I keep one in the truck. Supposedly it will start the truck (diesel/two batteries). I haven't tried yet but it WILL start the tractor. It goes in the boat when I'm fishing. New motor has backup recoil start so I am not too concerned about it but I still keep it with me. I forget what brand, I t...
by turbotodd
12 Nov 2019, 09:26
Forum: Bowfishing
Topic: The ultimate bowfishing boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

The ultimate bowfishing boat?

That's pretty nice. Almost identical to the one I used to fish with but mine didn't have a tunnel. Once you fish from an airboat, outboard powered bowfishing rigs become novelties. Airboat is the only way to go if you're real serious.
by turbotodd
08 Nov 2019, 20:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25hp tiller tach
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

25hp tiller tach

I put a 4 blade spitfire prop on tpm went up to 5700/5800 on the 25hp efi speed stayed same 22-23 mph hole shot was much better was a little harder to steer. Could take running 19mph cruise so I sold motor yesterday , lucked out guy got rear ended and Insurence gave him check for his outboard so I ...
by turbotodd
30 Oct 2019, 20:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Casting Decks
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Casting Decks

Better visibility. Better casting distance. Both work for you if you are casting, particularly when precision casting (into brush, etc). Less stuff to trip over (ribs, seats, etc). Also gives a ton of storage options which LMB anglers like. I had a smaller Tidecraft (aka Tidecrap) with a 90hp, typic...
by turbotodd
30 Oct 2019, 19:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1986 Yamaha 6hp wont pump water without first blowing compressed air throw tell tale
Replies: 9
Views: 440

1986 Yamaha 6hp wont pump water without first blowing compressed air throw tell tale

I have had this happen on a 25ESH. Customer taught me about it, sometimes that's how you learn things. On that particular motor, the impeller had failed and pieces had gotten jammed up into the water tube. I got all that out no problem, replaced impeller, it pee'd and I was good with that. BUT...Mr....
by turbotodd
28 Oct 2019, 09:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?

There's quite a few boats that are made like that, designed to have offset mounting. They seem to work. Most of the ones I've seen are 1836, 2036, 2148, etc river boats. Only downside is you get some torque-steer but most of the ones I've seen are under 15hp. And yes...a 15 will plane a 20' 48" boat...
by turbotodd
22 Oct 2019, 17:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 17
Views: 943

3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?

LDUBS wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 21:03


PS: I guess one nice thing about the 3 gal tank is I cycled gaso through it so fast that I never had to worry about it going bad.

That is a VERY important consideration
by turbotodd
21 Oct 2019, 15:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 17
Views: 943

3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?

Depends on how far you plan on going. 3 gal with a 15hp 4 stroke is going to net you about 1.5-1.8 GPH on average. With that, you can run about 2 hours on a 3 gal tank. If your boat goes 20 mph, that's 40 miles (give or take). I can tell you from my own experience that a 25hp (I know we're not talki...
by turbotodd
15 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: 10w-40 alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

10w-40 alternatives?

The additive package in automotive lubricants favors an engine that runs at 50% load or less for most of it's life. The additive package for FC-W marine 4 stroke engines is designed around engines that run at 100% load and 100% maximum RPM most of the time. I ain't saying rotella isn't bad stuff. Ju...
by turbotodd
14 Oct 2019, 22:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Your opinions?

Wyota wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 23:16
Are you in Lebanon, TurboTodd? I'm from Lebanon, but have lived all over last 30 years, in VA currently


Negative.