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by turbotodd
01 Apr 2020, 20:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: downside of a long shaft?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

downside of a long shaft?

I had a long shaft on a boat that should have used a short shaft, it was a wild ride! When you steer at full throttle watch out, the pivot of the motor makes the boat go on it's side real quick! Although mine was a 25hp and it was on a very light 14' Grumman. You should be much better off with a 9....
by turbotodd
30 Mar 2020, 13:15
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: weak reverse throttle
Replies: 5
Views: 835

weak reverse throttle

sometimes you can adjust the linkage and that'll take care of it. Other times not. Don't know what 90hp motor you have but some of the 60/40 Yamaha Jets (F40JEHA) have a different mapping for the EFI (and ignition timing) based on gear position. This is done because the jet loads the engine differen...
by turbotodd
30 Mar 2020, 13:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Compass necessity?

LDUBS wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 23:31
And, if there is some knucklehead out there without any sense we hopefully will hear them coming.
That's one of the only things that I find "good" about a 2 stroke outboard. Hear it a mile away (usually). Or two miles if it's a jet.
by turbotodd
29 Mar 2020, 23:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Compass necessity?

One of the lakes I fish commonly during the summer will fog over something bad. My boat's 15' length and there are times when I can't see the bow (no, really). Navigating can be tough. I mean I "think" I know the lake but there have been times when I've been running along (at idle or just above) and...
by turbotodd
27 Mar 2020, 07:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Notched transom
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Notched transom

Most of the time a tall (20") transom is notched to make it a 15". Only reason I can think of.
by turbotodd
26 Mar 2020, 07:50
Forum: Motors
Topic: 100 hp tiller?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

100 hp tiller?

If it's set up right, should be very little. However, when you are at full tilt and then go to make a turn while still on the throttle, you might need a couple helpers to be able to turn it. I've run a 115 tiller. Not much fun. Have also run a 115/80 jet tiller and those ain't bad. One thing I like ...
by turbotodd
25 Mar 2020, 08:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: Has anyone ever come across a used duck boat motor without a destroyed lower unit?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Has anyone ever come across a used duck boat motor without a destroyed lower unit?

yeah all the time. Problem is, if the foot's not hurt, something else usually is. I steer clear of duck boat motors for that reason. Out here flooded timber is where the ducks are at and flooded timber means lots of junk laying on the bottom, which means trashed powerheads, foots, legs, trim/tilt, t...
by turbotodd
23 Mar 2020, 09:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor spray
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Motor spray

Keep raising it.
by turbotodd
21 Mar 2020, 23:38
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet

Most of the 40's use standard BIA 4 bolt mounting. SS fine thread is what I see a lot of, however Mercury sends coarse thread 1/2" SS bolts with theirs. I do like the fact that Mercury uses locking nuts but sometimes they won't come back off. Never had a problem with yamaha's double-nut/fine thread ...
by turbotodd
15 Mar 2020, 12:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: max occupancy and weight limit tags
Replies: 2
Views: 86

max occupancy and weight limit tags

Ha how ironic. A friend and I just chatted via phone and I was mentioning this since he knows more than I do. He said go to amazon and order one. Link he texted me was: https://www.amazon.com/Capacity-Outboards-Decals-Stickers-Outboard/dp/B07QTC19BS/ref=pd_sbs_263_img_2/143-4115619-4889600?_encoding...
by turbotodd
15 Mar 2020, 12:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: max occupancy and weight limit tags
Replies: 2
Views: 86

max occupancy and weight limit tags

I deal with this often. "Most" of the time I'm able to call the manufacturer of the boat and they'll ask several questions, hull length, material thickness, height of the sides, and width at transom and beam. Once those are known, they'll make a new cap tag. Sometimes the manufacturer is no longer i...
by turbotodd
13 Mar 2020, 19:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Ultrasonic Parts Cleaners

Yeah we have a Crest 7 gal unit at work. For carburetors it works awesome, assuming the proper chemical is used. For a while we were using Yamaha's carb dip; one bottle (quart) to 7 gal of water, let it degas, then drop the carb(s) in. In 5 minutes they came out looking shiny new. Problem is (in our...
by turbotodd
10 Mar 2020, 23:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?

At the top of the ramp usually, but that's about 1/8 mile from the river. They have a station there specifically for fish parts and it's almost always overrun with alley cats looking for a handout. Cute little boogers but they are a nuisance. At night the coons show up and fight the cats, now that i...
by turbotodd
10 Mar 2020, 23:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: Which power tilt/trim?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Which power tilt/trim?

Yup start at 3" and work your way up from there. There's a lot of dependencies (prop, hull, etc) but 3" up is probably a good starting point. Only one I know of that couldn't run at 3" was an older Mercury that had the exhaust coming out under the AV plate, which aerated the prop and made it blow ou...
by turbotodd
07 Mar 2020, 21:51
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F70
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Yamaha F70

Thought you guys might enjoy this. Did a routine service on a 17 Yamaha F70 mounted on a crappie boat (1754). Interesting setup; works great for the guy who uses it. Anyway At one point I remember telling y'all how I loved the F70, how quiet and smooth it is. So here's the proof. The loudest part of...