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04-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By marketic

Having the props in “clean water” can be part of...

Having the props in “clean water” can be part of the issue. In my case, the configuration of the Armstrong bracket contributed to “dirty water” being fed to the prop —-it was basically a slab of...
04-12-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By marketic

Big help, SaltyG—-thanks!

Big help, SaltyG—-thanks!
04-12-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By marketic

IF a typical resting voltage is 12.7V then yes,...

IF a typical resting voltage is 12.7V then yes, maybe it’s time to pull the batteries and check them under load.The batteries are not old—-the boat is a 2020, freshly rigged last April

But I did...
04-12-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By marketic

The motor being too low on the bracket can be...

The motor being too low on the bracket can be part of it. A DF300 is a heavy outboard. Where are the fuel tanks based on the CG of the boat??? I had a 24 footer with a DF300.....screwing around with...
04-12-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By marketic

Question About Expected Voltage of Resting 12V

I used to keep my boat plugged in to a trickle charger all winter but recently moved it to a Lot that has no access to a plug

What I do is every two weeks, I go to the boat, fire it up the twin...
04-12-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By marketic

OK, guys...thanks...yes, the thrust washer...

OK, guys...thanks...yes, the thrust washer appears way more burly then I’m used to seeing but visually, the hub looks the same. I used to have my boat in my driveway—-I’d just go pull the prop and...
04-11-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By marketic

Suzuki Props: Water Grip or Non WaterGrip?

I bought a 16” Suzuki prop from a guy on THT. He advertised it as a WaterGrip

Upon, receipt, there was zero stamp on the propeller indicating it was a WaterGrip

The guy insisted that not all...
03-27-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By marketic

Nomans makes some very good suggestions. For the...

Nomans makes some very good suggestions. For the fishing you do in the depths you do them, the 600W B60 would be an excellent transducer. I’m thinking Chirp would be overkill when even a transom...
03-24-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By marketic

DWM: you’ve always been prompt with your...

DWM: you’ve always been prompt with your responses and helpful with answers...thanks!
03-23-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By marketic

Appreciate the guidance....any idea how...

Appreciate the guidance....any idea how Seastation will show up on a list of sensors connected to a public NM2K backbone? I ask because I know there is also a public Garmin heading sensor hooked up...
03-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By marketic

I appreciate the comments. I was warned by the...

I appreciate the comments. I was warned by the installer that the joystick functions and Cantrac functions can go sideways if you mess with Otimus private backbone...I usually do my own installs...
03-21-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By marketic

Question About Seastation Heading SEnsor

I have the Optimus 360 system in my boat. I also have the Seastation add-on which I rarely use—-I purchased the boat pre-owned ...otherwise, for the type of fishing I do, Seastation would not have...
03-13-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By marketic

Firestone airbags. Perfect for the F250

Firestone airbags. Perfect for the F250
03-12-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By marketic

Fully agree with Max on that. Installing a...

Fully agree with Max on that. Installing a thru-hull is enough of a nail-biter as it is without worrying abount structural integrity of the mount and trying to get it properly sealed.

I have one...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-09-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,064
Posted By marketic

Hey sugarloaf—-those fish are fanatastic—- The...

Hey sugarloaf—-those fish are fanatastic—- The paint job on the mahi is amazing...good work. I really like the turtle —-nice lines!
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-08-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,064
Posted By marketic

I figured out last March at the start of the...

I figured out last March at the start of the Great Plague that all of us had to do something we’d remember and be proud of some day, something we could look at at say....yup, I did that during the...
03-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By marketic

The flush or no flush debate should include hours...

The flush or no flush debate should include hours of use for that particular outboard compared to idle time. If I’m firing up my outboards and running them, flushing doesn’t seem so critical....it’s...
02-28-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,505
Posted By marketic

Not sure that using term “budget” as a...

Not sure that using term “budget” as a determining issue when steering someone towards or away from a Suzuki DF300 is appropriate. There are many people on this forum who will attest to the...
02-27-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By marketic

Question about the 10R140 TorqShift Transmission

I have a 2020 F250 (gasser) with the 10-speed. I’m a shifty kind of guy—-I drive in Auto but pretend I’m in “M”....I have a camper in the back and downshift when I’m carrying too much speed coming...
02-27-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By marketic

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ...

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In my neighborhood, a small Yamaha 2-stroke that fires up and pumps a good stream of water would sell for $ 600. Buy a 4-stroke? Sure, that’s why...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,658
Posted By marketic

It’s interesting to me how some people seem to...

It’s interesting to me how some people seem to have built this concrete wall between “work” and “play” in their heads. I realize that a 9 to 5 helps stack the bricks in that wall but there are many...
02-13-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By marketic

So here’s the grill—-2020 F250 HD gasser.....no...

So here’s the grill—-2020 F250 HD gasser.....no interest in light bars...just high focused LED’s with narrow beam pattern—-what’s in there now makes me stop the truck off the highway and swab the...
02-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By marketic

You didn’t mention the weight of your boat but...

You didn’t mention the weight of your boat but with a 20 foot boat, a 9 lb Rocna and 20 feet of chain should be fine. Even if I had the 13 lb, I’d still match the chain length to the boat length. 1/4...
02-12-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By marketic

Big help, Raybo—thanks for that. Not interested...

Big help, Raybo—thanks for that. Not interested in a light bar—-will probably get LED’s and either remove the grill or air box / battery etc for the mod..it appears Ford doesn’t make it easy to get...
02-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By marketic

I don’t know what’s in there now....the trim of...

I don’t know what’s in there now....the trim of my truck is Lariat...I can dig that up on line. Probably the base hologens?
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