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by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 10:16
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6/2 duplex marine wire
Replies: 9
Views: 332

6/2 duplex marine wire

I got all my electrical supplies from Tinned Marine Wire when I did my boat several years ago. High quality stuff. They have really nice terminal connections and lugs as well. Zero complaints in the 6 or so years since I wired up my boat. $2.84 per foot for the 6/2 AWG https://tinnedmarinewire.com/w...
by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 09:55
Forum: CONTESTS - GIVEAWAYS - TOURNAMENTS
Topic: Team Daiwa Hat
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Team Daiwa Hat

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by BigTerp
26 Nov 2019, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

With most travel trailers you are able to charge the batteries through the 7 prong trailer wiring connection. On my truck ('07 F-150) there was a specific relay you needed to pop into the fuse panel of the truck to accomplish this. I would run the refrigerator while towing on 12V power, and the char...
by BigTerp
26 Nov 2019, 10:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ladders... I'm using ladders.
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Ladders... I'm using ladders.

maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 08:09
Don't try this at home.
Or in a boat where you could fall in and drown.
by BigTerp
13 Nov 2019, 09:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

I have two. One for my truck/boat and the other for my wife's car. It has saved me twice. Once when my truck battery was dead. It started my 5.4 liter V8 several times that day until I could get to Auto Zone for a new battery. Also saved a day of fishing when after I got everything unloaded and read...
by BigTerp
03 Oct 2019, 09:52
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Shucks, they were wrong AGAIN. Steak on the grill is OK.
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Shucks, they were wrong AGAIN. Steak on the grill is OK.

Grill is over rated. I only do sous vide steaks finished in a cast iron skillet now. Easier and 10x better. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk This. Although I do finish my sous vide meats over charcoal from time to time when I feel like messing with it. If you like steaks sous vide, try thick cu...
by BigTerp
30 Sep 2019, 08:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sizing a Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Sizing a Trolling Motor

I have 2 group 27 deep cycles (WalMart Everstarts) setup just like you are describing. I run a 24V 74# MK Maxxum with the 2 batteries in series and then pull 12V off each battery for other accessories and to crank my outboard. Have only ever had issues once where the battery wouldn't crank the outbo...
by BigTerp
06 Sep 2019, 10:15
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extending trolling motor cables.
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

extending trolling motor cables. Cables running hot

Just joined the forum. Hello! Fairly new to owning a boat and I've already found answers to several questions here. The question now is about hot cables so this looks like a good place to start. Got a hand-me-down Trolling Motor from a friend. Took it out yesterday for a check out and the head AND ...
by BigTerp
27 Aug 2019, 08:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?

For something like a seat base and really anything for that matter you need it to be mounted solidly and that usually means that you will need some kind of backing. A thicker piece of aluminum say 1/4" plate, drill through it and bolt through it using SS bolts. I am assuming you are referring to mo...
by BigTerp
20 Aug 2019, 09:46
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 855

To much boat for my vehicle?

Great advice BigTerp. Additionally, I was informed by my auto insurance that if an accident were to occur and a claim was made, if it is determined that the payload capacity of the vehicle was exceeding vehicle spec at the time of accident, any claim or coverage would be denied. Usually folks just ...
by BigTerp
20 Aug 2019, 09:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Soft or hard cooler?
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Soft or hard cooler?

Got my Orca 75 quart yesterday. Really nice cooler. A bit heavy at 40#'s empty, but it will serve us well, especially on our upcoming beach trip and subsequent camping trips. Lifetime warranty, so I expect it to last a long, long time.
by BigTerp
19 Aug 2019, 08:33
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jon boat advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Jon boat advice

I run a riveted 1648 with a '94 Johnson 50/35 2-stroke. Used to get high 20's before beating the crap out of the bottom. Now get low to mid 20's. IMO, the 50/35 is bare minimum for my 1648. Previous poster is correct about getting on plane and getting there quickly. Other than that as long as it run...
by BigTerp
19 Aug 2019, 08:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: replacing a rtted transom in a v-hull aluminum boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

replacing a rtted transom in a v-hull aluminum boat?

I have a different boat, but found it very difficult to even remove the old transom without removing both of my knee braces. They were reattached with stainless bolts and nyloc nuts through the transom and then solid rivets through the hull (same as factory). I'd imagine most small tins use solid ri...
by BigTerp
19 Aug 2019, 08:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Soft or hard cooler?
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Soft or hard cooler?

You really need to prechill them by adding bottles of frozen water the night before. This is what I do with mine, especially if I'm trying to keep ice for an extended period. I keep a few 2 liter bottles of frozen water in my deep freezer. Throw them in the night before to prechill the cooler. If y...
by BigTerp
16 Aug 2019, 08:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: Shear Pins
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Shear Pins

I found OEM shear pins for my 1956 Johnson 5hp on ebay for pretty cheap. That was about 6 years ago though.