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by turbotodd
21 Feb 2020, 09:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1993 Yamaha 15MSHR
Replies: 7
Views: 169

1993 Yamaha 15MSHR

Most of the duck hunters around here are VERY familiar with the restrictor fitting in the bottom cowling. They get plugged up with dirt sand whatever and when you pull the hose off it flows fine, put the hose back on the restrictor, very little comes out. Most of us carry a piece of wire so that whe...
by turbotodd
21 Feb 2020, 09:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: Oil extractor?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Oil extractor?

I used to have a 7300. I used it daily up to 25-30 times a day, and basically it wore out (just from the abuse of being in a production shop). Bought another, wore it out. It's plastic and that's what always broke; so I just made one out of an old air tank. Still have it. Same exact design, the tank...
by turbotodd
15 Feb 2020, 00:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: Which power tilt/trim?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Which power tilt/trim?

That is par for the course with Cook (CMC).
by turbotodd
10 Feb 2020, 18:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Is this a good price?
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Is this a good price?

In this area you can get nicer rigs for less money, and most of them are used seldomly. Look at the texarkana and little rock craigslist. Maybe even fort smith. I've bought several from fort smith craigslist and have always done well with them, most recently a 1542 Grumman with a 25hp 4 stroke yamah...
by turbotodd
09 Feb 2020, 10:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Live well or storage and just carry a cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Live well or storage and just carry a cooler?

Cooler. I don't always keep all the fish I catch thus if I'm going somewhere that I ain't keeping any, pull the cooler out and have more floor space. If I am keeping any, cooler stays in, with ice, fish go right on ice from the water. They seem to have a better taste that way.
by turbotodd
02 Feb 2020, 11:05
Forum: Motors
Topic: Which power tilt/trim?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Which power tilt/trim?

atlas and cmc are almost identical, relays, wiring and actuator. Even the plate itself is VERY similar. I recommend replacing the relay and a lot of the wiring with an atv winch contactor. The contactor doesn't fail and the wiring is greatly simplified. The relays-do (all of them). CMC/Atlas changed...
by turbotodd
29 Jan 2020, 01:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: old mixed gas
Replies: 8
Views: 438

old mixed gas

The whole "non ethanol" being better--is a total myth. Most don't know this but the government doesn't mandate fuel be labeled with the sticker "up to 10% ethanol" unless it's 7% ethanol content to 10%. Below that it's anyone's guess. Supposed to be 4% or lower to be labeled "no ethanol" but I am su...
by turbotodd
25 Jan 2020, 22:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Back in a tin boat
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Back in a tin boat

Nice rig! The first statement about being without a boat reminded me of the time I had a 1542 Grumman, 25hp yamaha 4 stroke. Liked it but it wasn't the war eagle I had wanted for years and years. So I decided to save up some money and buy that new war eagle. ORdered it, and in the meantime while the...
by turbotodd
25 Jan 2020, 22:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat capacity plate
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Boat capacity plate

You can call Tracker boats and give them the HIN, and they'll send you a new cap tag. I've had to do this several times, with team ward, duracraft, and others. Sometimes they'll send you whatever you want, so if you want one with a higher HP capacity, they'll make you one up. There is a local guy wh...
by turbotodd
25 Jan 2020, 22:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Thru hull fitting on side of boat??
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Thru hull fitting on side of boat??

It's done all the time on even factory built boats. Thru-hulls on the side are very common. Mine were all plastic and even I couldn't knock them loose/off/broken and I fished a lake that was FULL of stumps/trees/junk. I mean you can't go 100 foot without hitting one. I think you'll be fine with eith...
by turbotodd
25 Jan 2020, 22:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: looking to repower 25or30
Replies: 11
Views: 479

looking to repower 25or30

Weight of a 25hp yamaha is currently 125-140 lbs depending on options (PT&T, long shaft, electric start, etc). Mine is 131. Short shaft tiller manual tilt electric start. Weight of a 30/40 is going to be at the minimum 215 lbs, so figure 90 lbs heavier. More with PT&T and long shaft, etc. I think th...
by turbotodd
25 Jan 2020, 22:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: More H.P. ??
Replies: 5
Views: 358

More H.P. ??

It's very rare to see any performance related "upgrades" to 4 stroke motors under 150hp. VERY rare. Yes I've seen a turbocharged (DIY, and UGLY) 4 stroke 25hp Yamaha. Nitrous? Yes I've seen that too. These duck hunters are crazy. Used to be, they'd have duck boat races over at the white river by Aug...
by turbotodd
23 Jan 2020, 09:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Alumacraft MV1546AW
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Alumacraft MV1546AW

Local place has a couple of those MV1546AW's on the lot. While it's a nice boat, it's also a cheaply built boat, IMO. Only rated for 25hp, hull thickness is .080". If you can swing a little extra cash, look at War Eagle 548LDV which is real similar and has as many or more options, is .100" hull, bet...
by turbotodd
23 Jan 2020, 09:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: looking to repower 25or30
Replies: 11
Views: 479

looking to repower 25or30

If you were comparing a truck with a 4.8 to one that's a 6.2, guess what? The 6.2 has more horsepower. Outboards are rated by their horsepower, which means if one motor has 25hp and another one has 25hp, they have....the same horsepower. What is horsepower? It is a calculation of torque and RPM. Thi...
by turbotodd
18 Jan 2020, 00:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor selection
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Motor selection

as said, yamaha doesn't have a short shaft (tiller OR remote) with PT&T. Unfortunate, or I'd have one. But.... out in duck country, they run 25's all the time (and 40's, 50's, 70's, and I know of at least one with a 90 on it) on 1542's 1548's and 1556's. Bunch of 1552's too. Some of these guys are m...