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by JL8Jeff
18 Nov 2013, 16:56
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury sneeze
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Mercury sneeze

I just dealt with this on the 90 hp Merc on my Wahoo this past summer. After adjusting all the other stuff to spec (timing, idle adjustment, etc.) it came down to the book saying back out the idle air screws on each carb 1-1/4 turns. It wouldn't run right at that setting. I went to 1-1/2 on each car...
by JL8Jeff
18 Nov 2013, 11:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 697

1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?

Thanks. I'm only looking to increase the performance to help get as much out of the jet as possible. If I convert the 40 hp to jet, I think it will be around a 28-30 hp jet. For what I will be using the boat for, I think that will be fine for me (I'm usually out on the water alone and I only go upst...
by JL8Jeff
18 Nov 2013, 09:48
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 697

1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?

I've been doing searches and either get back way too many hits that aren't specific to the 40 vs 50 or there are not many results and they usually end up leaving the original question hanging without a useful resolution. Google searches have really gotten worse and worse with all the ads everywhere....
by JL8Jeff
17 Nov 2013, 22:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?
Replies: 4
Views: 697

1996 Evinrude 40 hp upgrades?

The boat I just bought has a 1996 Evinrude 40 hp E40TELEDS outboard that seems to be running well. The original owner thought it was a 97 but maybe he bought it in 97 and never realized it was a leftover 96. He thinks it has less than 250 hours on it since he only used the boat for duck hunting. Any...
by JL8Jeff
12 Nov 2013, 22:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT

I paid $3K for the boat/motor/trailer. The trailer is a 2001 and he had new hubs and bearings done on it last year and the motor had the water pump impeller replaced last year as well. I'll try to get more pictures soon, but with the time change, I'm getting home in the dark now. Here's a shot of th...
by JL8Jeff
11 Nov 2013, 19:03
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: What shaft length jet would work best on my Lowe 1652 VT?
Replies: 4
Views: 683

What shaft length jet would work best on my Lowe 1652 VT?

The boat currently has an Evinrude 40 hp prop (20" shaft) and I want to switch to a jet. The options are to convert the existing engine to a jet and probably need to lift it at the transom with a bracket or jack plate. I could buy a used jet outboard so that would give me the option of runnign a 15"...
by JL8Jeff
11 Nov 2013, 18:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT

I took the boat out for a test run today to see how it rides. It definitely needs weight moved to the front, it was porpoising bad at barely 1/2 throttle. The 40 hp Evinrude runs good but I couldn't push it much to see what it could do. I was out in shorts and the water is cold (maybe mid 40's) and ...
by JL8Jeff
11 Nov 2013, 11:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT

The console measures out to 30.5" tall, 19" wide, 13" deep at the bottom and 7" deep at the top. I'm 5' 6" tall and it's just tall enough with the big steering wheel to be comfortable. When I was looking online, I found several places with consoles. This one from U-fab is a little bigger at 36" by 2...
by JL8Jeff
10 Nov 2013, 14:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT
Replies: 27
Views: 3936

2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT

So after researching and looking around the past couple of weeks I ended up buying this 2001 Lowe 1652 VT. It has a 1997 Evinrude 40 hp prop outboard, but I think I want to switch to a jet. I might just do the jet conversion to the engine since it runs so well. The original owner estimates it probab...
by JL8Jeff
30 Oct 2013, 20:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Post a Pic of your boat!
Replies: 2038
Views: 345946

Post a Pic of your boat!

Well, I don't have a tin boat yet, but that's why I joined up, to get more info on the various makes and models to run in shallow conditions. I recenlty sold my 17' Wahoo center console and I'm looking for an aluminum center console jet. But I do have a fun boat that is a flat bottom! I found out af...
by JL8Jeff
29 Oct 2013, 19:43
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Is a tunnel really better for running jet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Is a tunnel really better for running jet?

I just looked at a 1656 CCJ DX today. It has an older Merc 60/45 2 stroke jet which is kinda loud. The boat has some rock damage where that center rib is partially caved in and bent over for about 12-18". The bottom of the boat itself looks fine and there are no holes or leaks but I would imagine th...
by JL8Jeff
29 Oct 2013, 10:00
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Is a tunnel really better for running jet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Is a tunnel really better for running jet?

RiverBottomOutdoors » 28 Oct 2013, 12:45 wrote:I have a 1656 CCJ....great boat.
How do you like it in terms of performance? I'm not looking for something really fast (my JSS will do 75 mph), but I also don't want to run upstream at full throttle making all kinds of noise near some of the houses along the river.
by JL8Jeff
28 Oct 2013, 12:09
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Is a tunnel really better for running jet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Is a tunnel really better for running jet?

Thanks for the reply, I'll be using it almost exclusively on the Delaware River and it can get pretty low in the summer or fall if we aren't getting rain. I'm going to look at a G3 1656 CCJ DX and I think that's the boat I want. I'm not worried about the speed, I have the JSS boat for that! :wink:
by JL8Jeff
26 Oct 2013, 16:24
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Is a tunnel really better for running jet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Is a tunnel really better for running jet?

I'm looking to move into an aluminum boat with a jet so I can run further up river. I just looked at a leftover G3 1656 CCJ but they also had a 1548 MV with the floor and vinyl and side console all rigged up for a Yamaha but no motor. I'd pefer the center console as I like to stand up while running ...