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08-31-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 44,124
Posted By MustangMike

Re: Launching - Do you unplug your trailer lights?

If you do not have disk brakes, unplug. My last trailer would pop the bulbs about 50% of the time if I dunked them hot. Just make it part of your checklist to plug them back in before taking off...
07-07-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By MustangMike

Re: Bearings hot....need help!

Drums are fine. As stated above, disks cost more and work better. Would not worry - use the drums until they need to be replaced (as they will), then consider upgrading to disks if the funds allow....
07-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By MustangMike

Re: Oceanrunner leaking oil while sitting

I have two 1994 Oceanrunners (60 degree V-6 carb models). Both have a small slow oil drip when sitting, but motors run like a champ. Mechanic has never stated this was a problem.
11-24-2005, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Easiest Way to Remove Fuel from Tank?

I did a search on hurricane fuel and nothing came up. Have a question on this topic.... if you have 2 cycle oil mixed in with your gas, can you still burn this in a 4 cycle engine without major...
11-24-2005, 12:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,491
Posted By MustangMike

RE: How do you protect trailer lugs from rust?

I just spray mine with some WD40 after the trailer has been washed down with fresh water. Torqued at the proper specs + some WD40 and I have never had a problem with rusty lug nuts or removing the...
11-21-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By MustangMike

RE: used truck advice?

I have a 1994 Ford F150 with 302 V8, 3.73 read end ratio, and 187000 miles. Truck is a short wheel base regular cab. I pull more weight with it then I like, and it keeps on ticking. I am close to...
11-01-2005, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,737
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Best boat wash???

I use Liquid Tide with Bleach Alternative after a hard day of fishing. If the boat is not that dirty, just regular boat soap. The tide does a good job at removing blood stains.
10-31-2005, 03:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,584
Posted By MustangMike

RE: 4 wheel drive?

I've used both 4x4 and 2wd. Depending on where you are boating, it can be done with a 2wd, however, I would recommend the 4x4. The advantage of getting yourself out of a jam on a slippery ramp far...
10-31-2005, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By MustangMike

RE: What is there to know about launch ramps?

All above are good ideas. A few additions, spend a Saturday checking out some ramps during the busy season. Keep in mind how far people are backing down the ramp, the people that are using the...
10-31-2005, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,381
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Do most of you have a life raft on board?

25' Center Console. Use it up to 50 miles offshore. Have all the safety equipment (EPIRB, flares, backup VHF, backup GPS, etc etc etc). I do not have a life raft but I SHOULD! Each year I...
10-30-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By MustangMike

RE: life of batterys

With one engine an two batteries, I say you have a backup if one fails. I assume you have it on one of those multi function switches that allows you to start the engine from either battery. Every...
10-30-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,509
Posted By MustangMike

RE: VRO Johnson 2000 or newer

Twin J150, 1994 models. Both with VRO Pumps. Working for me.
10-30-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Whole Process of waxing and the upkeep

Don't use a buffer due to swirl marks? I can understand this statement if your hull is painted, but is it really a concern if your hull is not painted. I wax every year and use a buffer and have...
10-22-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By MustangMike

RE: trailer tire question

Little different topic but along the same lines. I inflate my tires between 35 and 40psi. The max rating on the tire is 51 psi cold. Most car tires have a max rating when cold of 44 psi and the...
10-21-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,051
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Nissan Titan Towing larger boat

Ok… I’m not going to say you can or can’t. I am sure the Titan is a high quality truck as is the F150 or 1500. What I will state is I tow a 25 foot Center Console that with everything included...
10-21-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,801
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Spanish Fly

fishcop,

Might be a stupid question, but he was ticketed for a DUI. I thought the difference between a DUI and DWI is the level in his blood. Will a DUI cost him is Coast Guard Licence?
12-29-2004, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Question about fuel stabilizer...

At 6-8 weeks you should not have a problem, however, adding stabilizer will not hurt either. It is best to add when the tank is close to empty to make sure it is all mixed up after the refill,...
12-05-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,140
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Why does my Johnson 130 ob smoke so bad?

I concur with the above. Sounds normal. My 94 Johnson 150's do the same thing.
12-05-2004, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By MustangMike

RE: OK to store canvas in PVC pipe?

All good ideas. Think I may try the PVC pipe for short term storage on the boat, and Canvasman method for long term storage. :)
12-04-2004, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,783
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Winterizing Outboard Engine?

I am not an expert and also live in Texas. Therefore, my Winterizing does not require as much as yours due to the warmer weather and possibly longer season in Texas then NJ. I think the best advice...
12-03-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By MustangMike

RE: So I finally did it!!

Start planning your electronic's packages :grin: Congrats!!!
12-03-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By MustangMike

RE: de-carb question

Now that you say that... I think your right. It was 90 degrees not 180.

I'm am also a Mustang fan... so sometimes I may bleed a little blue :thumbsup:
12-03-2004, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By MustangMike

RE: alum fuel tank life

I have a 94 Wellcraft 238 CCF. I have been concerned with the fuel tank as I do not see an easy way to get it out in the event it starts leaking. I am hoping that I would only have to remove the...
12-03-2004, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By MustangMike

RE: de-carb question

The manual will tell you how often to de-carb. I have 1994 Johnson 150, and it states at least once a year. Last time I tried it, I ran into a problem. I connected the Johnson engine Turner to the...
12-01-2004, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By MustangMike

RE: Chevy vs. Ford ?

I am a Ford supporter, however, never pull anything that heavy. By looking around at the local Construction market and Boat Manufactures, most are using Ford and\or Dodge trucks. They may get a...
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