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Old 06-22-2019, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
Have you looked through the VV502 or Simrad Go5 Operator’s Manual? They’re essentially the same unit. Mercury didn’t include all of the features in their manual.

It looks as though your fuel sender isn’t connected or the tank setup isn't correct in the settings. If the sender is not connected, you can have the Fuel Used be your ‘level source’. It will adjust your Total Fuel based on the Fuel Used, but it will require to reset after each fill up. This feature was included in order to not require the use of a often inaccurate and unreliable fuel level float sensor.

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I reset my fuel after each day once I fill up. not sure what is going on with my fuel gauge. it takes roughly 2 hours with the engine running for my gauge to actually give me a true reading. the gallons indicator will continue to creep up until it hits 70 gallons.
Old 06-22-2019, 08:06 AM
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If you want to use the float as your source, you should probably go though a manual calibration. If not, just set the level source as ‘Fuel consumed by engine’. If you refill after each use, it will set your Total Fuel to max after each reset.

Setting > Fuel > Vessel Setup
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Originally Posted by PAWG View Post
I know of a 2012 224 Blackjack with a Yamaha 300 extremely low hours about to go on the market.
Any additional information? I will be in the market soon for a 22-24 bay boat.
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I second this! I’m going today to look. Anyone have one with forward cushions? Cant find many pics and the wife has that on her list of must haves
Old 06-26-2019, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
If you want to use the float as your source, you should probably go though a manual calibration. If not, just set the level source as ‘Fuel consumed by engine’. If you refill after each use, it will set your Total Fuel to max after each reset.

Setting > Fuel > Vessel Setup
thanks,
will check it out. I believe my issue is coming from my vessel view. there is an update available, but I am having issues loading the new update. My fuel reading issue also started the first time I tried to load the update. I am going to try and use an SD card this time, load the update to the card and go that route. the last 3 attempts have been through the wifi.
Old 06-29-2019, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
I second this! I’m going today to look. Anyone have one with forward cushions? Cant find many pics and the wife has that on her list of must haves
I am not sure blackjack makes forward cushions other than the one seat in front of the CC.

some of the older models have rear seats, and to get a rear seat on the 2019> models you have to special order it, as it is not a standard addition anymore.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
I second this! I’m going today to look. Anyone have one with forward cushions? Cant find many pics and the wife has that on her list of must haves
They do make forward cushions - I have some for my 256 ... I got mine from Crown Leisure in D'Iberville, MS.
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Beautiful boat visc, congrats. I saw that boat at the Biloxi show as a couple buds and I went to that show. (They wanted to look at several boats and options/choices for salty boats are usually nonexistant here at TN boatshows and schedules only allowed for the Biloxi show.) We made the show Friday then fished with Captn. Brodie that Sat before leaving for home Sun. Brodie had a 22 BJ with a 300Yam. The BJ hulls are definitely sexy and good runners, for a 22 they ride "decently" but you'll feel the choppy days for sure. (Despite the weather, we caught plenty of fish with Brodie, good guy and enjoyable morning.)

Great boat, great price, what's not to like? Congrats again.
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
Beautiful boat visc, congrats. I saw that boat at the Biloxi show as a couple buds and I went to that show. (They wanted to look at several boats and options/choices for salty boats are usually nonexistant here at TN boatshows and schedules only allowed for the Biloxi show.) We made the show Friday then fished with Captn. Brodie that Sat before leaving for home Sun. Brodie had a 22 BJ with a 300Yam. The BJ hulls are definitely sexy and good runners, for a 22 they ride "decently" but you'll feel the choppy days for sure. (Despite the weather, we caught plenty of fish with Brodie, good guy and enjoyable morning.)

Great boat, great price, what's not to like? Congrats again.
Thanks, she rides great. I have never had to use trim tabs on such a small boat before. Let me tell yea, I used them one day with seas 3' to 4' and before trimming the boat, the ride was choppy, once I trimmed the bow down and used the boat as it was designed... man she road like a dream. I have had her in 4' to 6' seas and she rides just as dry as she does when it is slick calm. I use the trim tabs all the time now, and have even been able to get a little better fuel mileage as well.

I only have one issue with the BJ and do not know how to solve it. The live well tank fill pumps loose their prime when floating, when I am on a plane, the front live well will then start to work. Now the rear live well tank will not fill at all. I bring the boat to the dealer tomorrow and while their doing some recall work to the mercury, I am going to have them look at the live well pumps.

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Old 07-22-2019, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
If you want to use the float as your source, you should probably go though a manual calibration. If not, just set the level source as ‘Fuel consumed by engine’. If you refill after each use, it will set your Total Fuel to max after each reset.

Setting > Fuel > Vessel Setup
Found out what was wrong... it was the Vessel View itself. It would not take the latest update, and the other day it just stopped working all together. I have a new one coming this week, and I hope this fixes all my issues.
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Originally Posted by visco View Post
Thanks, she rides great. I have never had to use trim tabs on such a small boat before. Let me tell yea, I used them one day with seas 3' to 4' and before trimming the boat, the ride was choppy, once I trimmed the bow down and used the boat as it was designed... man she road like a dream. I have had her in 4' to 6' seas and she rides just as dry as she does when it is slick calm. I use the trim tabs all the time now, and have even been able to get a little better fuel mileage as well.

I only have one issue with the BJ and do not know how to solve it. The live well tank fill pumps loose their prime when floating, when I am on a plane, the front live well will then start to work. Now the rear live well tank will not fill at all. I bring the boat to the dealer tomorrow and while their doing some recall work to the mercury, I am going to have them look at the live well pumps.
The 224's have a very well known issue with livewell pumps priming - it has been discussed ad nauseum on the Blackjack Bay Boats Owner's Facebook page... Seems that the consensus is that some 224's rear fill hose is too long and has a big sag in it.. Several guys have shortened it and fixed the issue - also some guys have stepped up from the 500gph pump to the 800gph pump .... Talk to Chris and Jason at Crown about it and they should help you out. I have a 256 - they do not have the issue - so I have not experienced this myself on a 224, I have just heard it over and over and over and over again on the FB page with 224 owners....
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Originally Posted by BeerEngineer View Post
The 224's have a very well known issue with livewell pumps priming - it has been discussed ad nauseum on the Blackjack Bay Boats Owner's Facebook page... Seems that the consensus is that some 224's rear fill hose is too long and has a big sag in it.. Several guys have shortened it and fixed the issue - also some guys have stepped up from the 500gph pump to the 800gph pump .... Talk to Chris and Jason at Crown about it and they should help you out. I have a 256 - they do not have the issue - so I have not experienced this myself on a 224, I have just heard it over and over and over and over again on the FB page with 224 owners....
will do, thanks
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Well, Visco K is back in the yard, and the Vessel View is set up and ready for the next trip. The live well issue was looked at, but nothing found. It drives me nuts when you have a problem and when it is taken in for service nothing is found. Jason did give me some advice, and that was to close off the fill tubes when not using them as it will cause the loss of pressure if left open. They stated that the live well issues are with the older generation BJs not mine. Will let you know what I find out on my next trip.
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Reviving an old thread here, but I'm under contract for a 2020 (300 Pro XS). Wondering if the power steering option is a must on this boat.
Anything else I should consider before signing on the line? Thanks in advance!
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Reviving an old thread here, but I'm under contract for a 2020 (300 Pro XS). Wondering if the power steering option is a must on this boat.
Anything else I should consider before signing on the line? Thanks in advance!
Yes, power steering is a must. I have the 250 ProXS and it can be a pain to turn even with power sterring, I can just imagine how hard it would be without it.

I would also highly recommend the 10' power pole, and the minn kota terrova i-pilot with either the 72" or 87" shaft. I have the minn kota with the 60" shaft and if there is any type of waves 1' or greater she will cavitate and drive you nuts. For the power pole, it is just simply awesome, to be able to stop when you want is very handy. Good luck

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Thanks so much. I was planning on going with the 60", called and swapped to the 72". Putting 2-10' white blades on the back. Can't stop thinking about this thing!! I'll be running from the house in Slidell to the Biloxi marsh pretty often...hoping this thing takes a Lake Borgne size chop OK.
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Originally Posted by gapier View Post
Thanks so much. I was planning on going with the 60", called and swapped to the 72". Putting 2-10' white blades on the back. Can't stop thinking about this thing!! I'll be running from the house in Slidell to the Biloxi marsh pretty often...hoping this thing takes a Lake Borgne size chop OK.
The Blackjacks take a chop like no other bayboat I have been on, if you use your trim tabs, it will make the ride even better. Hopefully I will see you out there some day, I fish the Biloxi Marsh from Oct thru March.

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