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by JL8Jeff
26 May 2020, 10:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ants in my boat seats!?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Ants in my boat seats!?

I had ants get into the foam insulation under the center console on my old Boston Whaler Rage. They actually marched out the dock, then the chain holding the boat to the dock to set up camp in my center console! I think I just used regular insect spray or ant killer to get rid of them. I never did a...
by JL8Jeff
23 May 2020, 19:04
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer steps, who has them?
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Trailer steps, who has them?

I'm the guy in shorts walking in the water in Feb, Mar, Apr if the air temp is warm enough to take the boat out. 34 degree water is crazy cold even if the air temp is around 70. :shock: My uncle bolted a 4x4 along the main trailer tongue beam so he could walk on it to load/unload the boat without ha...
by JL8Jeff
23 May 2020, 10:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Polar Kraft
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Polar Kraft

It's strange that it's so tough to find the hull thickness but so far the only thing I found was a review on the Sportsman 1754 from 2015 that said it was .100" thickness which is similar to other brands like G3. I see just about every brand of modv boat with jet outboards where I am on the Delaware...
by JL8Jeff
22 May 2020, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boat Trailer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 330

New Boat Trailer Setup

It looks like you could go down a hole or 2 on the bunk brackets to drop the boat a couple of inches. But that trailer doesn't really look wide enough for the boat, it almost looks like a jet ski trailer. I would check back with the dealer to see if they would exchange it for something wider. My boa...
by JL8Jeff
18 May 2020, 10:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery in the front, slow cranking...
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Battery in the front, slow cranking...

No buss bar, no battery switch, crimped the lugs. Have you tried going around the buss and battery switch? Since you have other accessories connected at those points there could be some extra draw. With shorter cables and a stronger battery than me, you should be ok so something is causing extra dra...
by JL8Jeff
17 May 2020, 15:38
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery in the front, slow cranking...
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Battery in the front, slow cranking...

Your battery should be fine, it might be your longer cables. I moved my battery up front under my console and ran longer cables back to the motor and it cranks over fine. I'll check my cables to see what size they are the next time I go up to the boat (it's in the water for the season). Have you mea...
by JL8Jeff
13 May 2020, 22:48
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Center Console Cable Route
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Center Console Cable Route

I just ran them to the side and then to the back. My boat has a floor and I thought about running under it, but it's riveted to the cross bracing so I don't think it would have worked.
by JL8Jeff
11 May 2020, 10:28
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Loading the boat
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Loading the boat

I just retrieved my boat the other day with about 1/3 of the bunk in the water because of the high river level and angle of the ramp. I was easily able to winch it up with my weak arm, but I think the vinyl downspouts I have covering the bunks made it a lot easier. With a wet hull, it slides up eas...
by JL8Jeff
10 May 2020, 10:39
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet motor trim angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Jet motor trim angle?

From what I was reading online, it sounds like the Mercury binnacle controls can be connected either way, push or pull. I haven't seen one in person to verify it, but I'm seeing people say that in quite a few places. I put a binnacle mount on my old Hobie Skiff center console (but that was a 40 hp J...
by JL8Jeff
09 May 2020, 09:55
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet motor trim angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Jet motor trim angle?

Are you by chance on the Tacoma world forum as well? Yes, I'm on there with the same username. If being tucked in too far causes your boat to plow too much, you'll notice it. I think the Tracker is a heavier boat than the Lowe so you might be on the best pin location, but it never hurts to try the ...
by JL8Jeff
08 May 2020, 10:18
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet motor trim angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Jet motor trim angle?

Trimmed in all the way works best for my setup when it's just me in the boat. If I add any people, it usually needs to be trimmed out a little because the extra weight helps keep the bow down usually. When the foot is tucked in farther, it seems like it can get water in easier. But the real issue wi...
by JL8Jeff
07 May 2020, 20:56
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet motor trim angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Jet motor trim angle?

Are you talking about the height the motor is mounted (2nd to last hole) or the maximum amount of trim the motor is pulled in? Does your boat porpoise if it's trimmed out too far? I had to add trim wedges to get mine tucked in as far as possible to get rid of the porpoising. If I start to trim it ou...
by JL8Jeff
05 May 2020, 10:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

Is this what the part is? If so, it shows it as the roller detent #45 in the diagram here https://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury-marine-accessory-parts/remote-controls-and-components/1994-up/commander-2000-remote-control-16900-series and unfortunately, the diagram doesn't seem to show the best h...
by JL8Jeff
05 May 2020, 10:07
Forum: Motors
Topic: 40hp mercury ignition systems
Replies: 2
Views: 112

40hp mercury ignition systems

Off the top of my head, I think a lot of the Mercurys are best set around 1/4 turn out. If it's off too much, you can get that Mercury "sneeze" at idle. It's more like a stumble but it takes some fine adjustment on a warmed up motor while running it in gear. So you can do an initial set of it while ...
by JL8Jeff
05 May 2020, 09:58
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Bunks
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Trailer Bunks

I was looking through some older posts today and another idea that has possibilities is using vinyl house gutter over the bunks. Appears a few people turned the gutter over onto the bunks. This seems to have made for a slicker surface allowing the boat to go on and off with less physical effort. Si...