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Yesterday, 11:00 AM
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Posted By jfbetz

I called boat covers direct for my boat, and got...

I called boat covers direct for my boat, and got no help at all. My boat is not complicated, 26’ Whaler, closed bow, shallow windshield, no T top. Pretty straightforward. Told me to go elsewhere....
10-25-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By jfbetz

This argument is old. Speed and fuel economy are...

This argument is old. Speed and fuel economy are so similar, it's hard to believe anyone choosing twins vs single based on these two measures. There is no "coolness" factor as espoused by single...
10-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By jfbetz

Pics sure look like pressed in hubs

Pics sure look like pressed in hubs
10-23-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By jfbetz

This is what I would do and have done with twins....

This is what I would do and have done with twins. Nice having a batch of replacement parts readily available, especially if you do your own work. Swap the powerhead, or just the whole engine. You...
10-16-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,662
Posted By jfbetz

No, it’s not. Smallest engine available for a 3/4...

No, it’s not. Smallest engine available for a 3/4 ton Chevy is a 6.6L V8, in either gas or diesel.
10-16-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By jfbetz

If you took the paint off, and want to re-apply...

If you took the paint off, and want to re-apply new paint...properly, you will need a zinc primer, paint, and 2 part clearcoat. Otherwise, just order extra paint...you will need to repaint every...
10-15-2020, 05:28 AM
10-14-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,942
Posted By jfbetz

Yes, this makes good sense. Why not just do it...

Yes, this makes good sense. Why not just do it and put the issue to rest.
10-13-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By jfbetz

Looks about right... As was suggested, I'd...

Looks about right...

As was suggested, I'd pay attention to your set-up...and prop selection. If you are after speed, I'd consider a pair of Tempest Plus. But you’d probably be better served with...
10-13-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By jfbetz

What is your basis for your thinking. Boat...

What is your basis for your thinking.

Boat Speed = The Square Root of ( Shaft Horsepower / Weight ) x Constant

Based on the info you provided, you constant is around 210-215 depending on...
10-13-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By jfbetz

A 50% increase in HP should increase your speed...

A 50% increase in HP should increase your speed 9-10 MPH, all other things being equal.
10-13-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By jfbetz

What is size and weight of your boat? Increasing...

What is size and weight of your boat? Increasing yout HP from 300 to 450 should yield more than 3-5 MPH. Perhaps double that. What are your current performance numbers?
10-12-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By jfbetz

The bolt in question is a hex head, flange bolt.

The bolt in question is a hex head, flange bolt.
10-11-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,942
Posted By jfbetz

If you have a standard rotation prop on a counter...

If you have a standard rotation prop on a counter rotating gearcase, and shift into forward, you would be experiencing the same effect as a standard rotating prop on a standard gearcase shifted into...
10-11-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By jfbetz

You need the Mercury thrust washer for Yamaha...

You need the Mercury thrust washer for Yamaha 2-strokes. Part number 12-853948T thrust washer or the kit is 853271-Q2.
10-07-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By jfbetz

Been running OX's for 15 years. Fouling of the...

Been running OX's for 15 years. Fouling of the O2 sensors is almost always a product of over-oiling. And perhaps compounded by, ironically, using yamalube. If the oil linkage is properly adjusted,...
10-03-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By jfbetz

This is why I have 2 LED spots mounted on the...

This is why I have 2 LED spots mounted on the rear bumper of my F350. Lots of a-holes rolling behind me either with bright lights on, or abnoxious driving lights. Flashing 200 watts of LED in their...
10-02-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By jfbetz

Are you looking for one local? Pretty sure I...

Are you looking for one local? Pretty sure I have one on the shelf in the garage. May be in need of an impeller. Let me know if interested...
10-01-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,957
Posted By jfbetz

Jethro1 = Alloyboy

Jethro1 = Alloyboy
10-01-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By jfbetz

Both 5200 and 4200 are adhesives AND sealants. ...

Both 5200 and 4200 are adhesives AND sealants. 5200 simply has stronger bonding characteristics.
09-30-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,846
Posted By jfbetz

If you are buffing/polishing/waxing gelcoat,...

If you are buffing/polishing/waxing gelcoat, forget about a dual action machine. They're just not as effective as a rotary. If it's variable speed, and spins in a circle, it will work fine with the...
09-29-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By jfbetz

I hope you defer 1st to the OP if some one posts...

I hope you defer 1st to the OP if some one posts up some engines for sale, since you are stepping on his thread...
09-28-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By jfbetz

I would not start the engine with that much water...

I would not start the engine with that much water in the tank; you risk catastrophic failure. Either drain the fuel tank yourself-completely, or take it to another well known mechanic and have them...
09-28-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By jfbetz

There is no check valve on the oil fill hose. ...

There is no check valve on the oil fill hose. There is a strainer at the base of the remote oil tank. If the engine is tilted up, the oil fill nipple on the main engine mounted oil tank would be...
09-26-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,064
Posted By jfbetz

Twin 2000 250 OX66’s on my 25’ classic Whaler. A...

Twin 2000 250 OX66’s on my 25’ classic Whaler. A few years ago, I repainted and decal’d the upper and lower cowls...cause I wanted them to look as good as they ran...like new, with great power and...
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