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by JMichael
24 Apr 2020, 06:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

This weeks project is converting my 3 year olds 12V John Deere tractor to 18V. Supplies should be here this week. Not sure who's more excited, him or I!!! Ha get your video rolling. It's been 30 years ago but I converted my sons 6v single motor car to a 12v dual motor setup. I'm still laughing abou...
by JMichael
22 Apr 2020, 08:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

Mike what town are you in? Were you close to where the tornado hit? I checked up with all my kin after the tornado that took out a bunch of Jonesboro. One of my cousins lost his truck while working at the post office, but they’re all okay. Still all have their homes, too. I’m originally from the St...
by JMichael
17 Apr 2020, 11:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Now canceled world-wide ...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Now canceled world-wide ...

Here they are pushing to stay at home from 9 PM to 6 AM. Stay safe everyone! [-o< The mayor of West Memphis AR started that for his city the other day. 9pm till 5am, no one on the streets unless they were essential in the work place, out for food, doctor, etc. I'm not sure he has the authority to d...
by JMichael
17 Apr 2020, 11:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

Looks like I'm a couple of weeks late to the party. But conditions haven't really changed for us over that time. We're not on lockdown but with all the tornadoes of late and crappy weather in general, I haven't had the boat out yet this year. I gave it a good cleaning from stem to stern. Discovered ...
by JMichael
17 Apr 2020, 10:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: HELP PLEASE! (I need help identifying my Manufacturer & Model Name / Number for Arkasas boat registration...
Replies: 15
Views: 219

HELP PLEASE! (I need help identifying my Manufacturer & Model Name / Number for Arkasas boat registration...

I'm not sure if they manufactured a boat that size, but back in the day, Ouachita was a popular boat brand in AR during the 50's-70's.
by JMichael
03 Apr 2020, 21:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Now canceled world-wide ...
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Now canceled world-wide ...

Rumor mill says they're pushing the Governor to put us on lockdown in AR. I checked earlier this week and there were only a little over 500 confirmed cases in the state with only 2 of those in the county I live in. Everyone I see is doing pretty good with the whole social distance thing and the traf...
by JMichael
03 Apr 2020, 21:38
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Batteries

I'm a bit ashamed to say it but mine might have lasted longer if I had bothered to check the acid level once in a while. When I pulled it out I popped the caps off and could see the dry tops of the plates in 4 cells. :oops:
by JMichael
03 Apr 2020, 13:20
Forum: Short Stories and Humor
Topic: 10 "Old is When" Quotes
Replies: 4
Views: 548

10 "Old is When" Quotes

You're not getting old when your hair turns grey
You're not getting old when your teeth decay
But you know you're getting old when your bones start to creak
And your mind makes a date that your body can't keep
by JMichael
03 Apr 2020, 12:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Batteries

I know some of you do not care for walmart batteries, but I have had good luck with them whether it's in my boat or on my lawnmower as long as I keep a battery maintainer connected when not in use. Just getting the boat ready to start another season of fishing when I discovered my starter battery ha...
by JMichael
20 Apr 2018, 23:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Daily rant---DMV fees
Replies: 36
Views: 4773

Daily rant---DMV fees

AR doesn't do titles on boats or trailers and the registration fee is 3 years for $7.50 (although they did make some changes to the process this year that should help cut down on boat theft). The trailer license is a lifetime of the trailer plate that cost like $8 I think (too many years ago). I als...
by JMichael
27 Mar 2018, 00:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: Hard starting 20HP Mercury
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Hard starting 20HP Mercury

That primer system uses a diaphragm to give a squirt of fuel to the carb. If the little plunger isn't stuck (as mentioned above) it could be a busted diaphragm. So check to make sure it's actually getting that shot of fuel into the carb.
by JMichael
26 Mar 2018, 13:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: WOT RPM range for 25hp Mariner
Replies: 2
Views: 507

WOT RPM range for 25hp Mariner

I have what I believe to be a 1984 Japan built Mariner 25hp. I believe the stainless prop that is on the motor is the wrong size and lugging my motor at WOT. But so far I have been unable to find the recommended RPM for WOT. Currently it runs at 4580 rpm and I suspect it should be something like 500...
by JMichael
12 Mar 2018, 16:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Fisher Water Rover complete rebuild - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Replies: 34
Views: 10343

Fisher Water Rover complete rebuild

I've got a 77 model water rover that is almost identical floor plan. Only real diff I see at this point is the front drink holder and trolling motor mount are on the opposite side to what mine are. I had to all but replace the transom on mine once I removed the wood and saw all the corrosion.
by JMichael
15 Feb 2018, 20:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: Short and log shaft Outboard Question
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Short and log shaft Outboard Question

If it's a short shaft it should be something close to 15 inches from the top of the clamp where it rest on the top of the transom when mounted to the large plate just above the prop. Long shaft that measurement will be closer to 20 inches.
by JMichael
15 Feb 2018, 20:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need help Identifing 18 ft Jon Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Need help Identifing 18 ft Jon Boat

Have you checked to see if you can find the hull ID number. Should be on the transom (usually outside right side) if it has one. May not have one if it's old enough or if someone removed it.