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08-03-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,784
Posted By DonV

Good!!

Good!!
07-10-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,174
Posted By DonV

Let's see, in my case this month is the 42nd...

Let's see, in my case this month is the 42nd Birthday for my Seacraft and my brother's is a smooth 48 years old. Let's see how today's "pretty boats" look in 42 years.

The real reason they are so...
05-31-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 112,740
Posted By DonV

I seriously doubt it!!!! Very seriously! I have...

I seriously doubt it!!!! Very seriously! I have heard the new Mercs are well into, if not above, the Yamaha price range, especially for re-power!
05-31-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By DonV

Hummm......$64 total for the motor to go back in...

Hummm......$64 total for the motor to go back in a leaking cylinder? New O-rings or not, I'd have to think about that. I found new cylinders a few years ago for $129 total on eBay, just went ahead...
05-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 112,740
Posted By DonV

Bain Capital and that wonderful Senator Mitt...

Bain Capital and that wonderful Senator Mitt Romney, don't they kinda go together?
05-28-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 112,740
Posted By DonV

That's a tricky one for sure Moose. Yeah BRP may...

That's a tricky one for sure Moose. Yeah BRP may "honor" the warranties, however what will the dealer network look like in say 3 years. What good is a warranty if no one is around to work on the...
05-24-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By DonV

One of these work really well!! Don't worry about...

One of these work really well!! Don't worry about the mess :)
...
05-22-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,743
Posted By DonV

Interesting thread. I bought a used '04...

Interesting thread. I bought a used '04 Pathfinder with a 150 Yamaha. Did not like the boat all that much and sold it after about a year and a half to a Sheriff who was in love with it. Anyway I put...
05-22-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By DonV

I see no one mentioned the 920 cleaner before the...

I see no one mentioned the 920 cleaner before the 925 wax. The cleaner seems to be a bit tougher to apply, however the wax application after the cleaner is "like butter" as my Nephew says. I normally...
05-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By DonV

Buffer with a wool pad, a light cut compound like...

Buffer with a wool pad, a light cut compound like Aqua Buff 2000 (not the 1000) with water spray mist per instructions. Then Collinite 920 and a coat of the 925 wax. I've buff my 42 year old...
05-20-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,480
Posted By DonV

Yeah, a three day weekend where all the amateur...

Yeah, a three day weekend where all the amateur drunks come out on the water!! Really pisses off us professionals!!! :)
05-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By DonV

Reply to post #19, not going to quote the whole...

Reply to post #19, not going to quote the whole thing. If you are going to the expense of Anchor quality heat shrink connectors use the proper tool to crimp. Plus the magic word in his post...."home...
05-16-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By DonV

Is the steering smooth? When I turned the wheel...

Is the steering smooth? When I turned the wheel the helm unit had a "clunking" feel, especially against the engine torque. Plus I had the same problem with it not holding pressure and the engine...
05-16-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By DonV

Odds are this will fit. Just replaced one on my...

Odds are this will fit. Just replaced one on my Honda 250 and it was M6.
...
05-16-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By DonV

Very good chance you have leaking seals in the...

Very good chance you have leaking seals in the helm unit. Funny that I saw this today, mine has been giving me the same problem for at least a year. Just replaced the helm unit two days ago, soooo...
05-11-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By DonV

Even in fresh water there should not be steel...

Even in fresh water there should not be steel trailers, I know I bought a used boat with one, not galvanized, that the previous owner said the BPS salesman told him would never rust, special coating...
05-10-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By DonV

My Tohatsu is the same as DocStressor, the...

My Tohatsu is the same as DocStressor, the thermostat is a 190 and that's what I run @ 4000 - 4500 sometimes touching 200. About 175 at idle.
05-09-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By DonV

Ditto on the Collinite, spend the time and do the...

Ditto on the Collinite, spend the time and do the two step 920 cleaner and then the 925 wax after buffing.

moonzy1 mentioned a compound, I like the Aqua Buff 2000. That being said I did not know...
05-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,696
Posted By DonV

I beg to differ, Yamaha has done a wonderful job...

I beg to differ, Yamaha has done a wonderful job having everyone drinking their "kool-aid".....
05-08-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By DonV

Sorry, no NEMA 2000 on that engine.

Sorry, no NEMA 2000 on that engine.
05-07-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By DonV

I've helped on three Bolt installs, one new and...

I've helped on three Bolt installs, one new and two retro-fits, all were very easy and the installs were perfect fits as stated above!! Good luck!! If my 40+ year old Bennett hydraulics ever fail I'm...
05-07-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By DonV

That's strange!!! I've never, ever had a problem...

That's strange!!! I've never, ever had a problem with Bennett's customer service. However I did it the old fashioned way....I called them.
05-03-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By DonV

Not sure where you are going to be, but go in the...

Not sure where you are going to be, but go in the back country in the grassy, pot hole areas about ten feet deep and chum for mango snappers. Usually calm and easy to fish. I know it's not offshore,...
04-29-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,126
Posted By DonV

From those pictures it looks like the cav plates...

From those pictures it looks like the cav plates are actually below the hull.....looking at a level, straight line. Not good. As the water comes of the transom, the white area in your case, it rises...
04-29-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By DonV

The premium plus is a synthetic blend, not full...

The premium plus is a synthetic blend, not full synthetic. I think, from articles I've read, to be a synthetic blend it has to be a minimum of 10% synthetic versus mineral. Rest assured the oil...
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