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Yesterday, 03:33 AM
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Posted By davidwademarine

Put quad V8s on whichever you go with....

Put quad V8s on whichever you go with. Considerably more torque, less weight and they only require 87 octane fuel. Fuel economy is always 15-30% better with V8s, sometimes more. Unless you’re running...
05-12-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,772
Posted By davidwademarine

They weigh 1200 pounds and are almost $80k each....

They weigh 1200 pounds and are almost $80k each. It’d be cheaper and it’s less weight to go with quad V8 300s.



They’re as close to a Mercury 350 V8 as you’re going to get until the 350 is...
05-11-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By davidwademarine

VesselView Mobile doesn’t not connect to any...

VesselView Mobile doesn’t not connect to any chartplotter. Phone or tablet only.

You’re likely talking about the NMEA Gateway to connect to your Garmin. Mercury has released the SmartCraft Connect...
05-11-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By davidwademarine

Open circuit. Could be on the power or ground...

Open circuit. Could be on the power or ground side. If the new fuel injector didn’t fix it, it’s time for some diagnostics. Likely a wiring harness issue but I’d confirm before throwing parts at it....
05-11-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By davidwademarine

The power steering pump turns on when it senses...

The power steering pump turns on when it senses engine RPM. Crank one of the engines (if installation is correct) to turn on the pump.
05-11-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By davidwademarine

The 350/400 Verado has a 1.25” propshaft and they...

The 350/400 Verado has a 1.25” propshaft and they can use the Mercury Racing HD hub kit or the SSR HD hub kit. They come with installation instructions.
05-11-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,772
Posted By davidwademarine

The new 300R V8s with the Racing AMS midsection...

The new 300R V8s with the Racing AMS midsection would be the way to go if you want a slight increase in performance over the regular 300 V8s. The 450Rs on a 34 are overkill. Expensive overkill....
05-09-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By davidwademarine

Turn on the shaded relief setting as well as...

Turn on the shaded relief setting as well as SonarChart (or hi-res bathy)
05-09-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By davidwademarine

Settings > Network > Sources > Rudder > set to...

Settings > Network > Sources > Rudder > set to VRF (virtual rudder feedback)
05-09-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By davidwademarine

Swap the PCMs and then swap the 14 pin data...

Swap the PCMs and then swap the 14 pin data harness connection at the Command Module dash harness. This lets you test all of the port engine rigging components on the starboard engine.
05-08-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By davidwademarine

Settings > Network > Data sources > AutoSelect ...

Settings > Network > Data sources > AutoSelect

Make sure the key is on before you do this.
05-08-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By davidwademarine

Settings > Echo > Network depth and temp data >...

Settings > Echo > Network depth and temp data > Select the transducer you want to use for network data
05-08-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By davidwademarine

Update the software in your Vessel View Link. The...

Update the software in your Vessel View Link. The NMEA drop cables that come with the VVLinks and VV displays (has metal threaded ends) have been known to fail. Replace the cable.
05-07-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By davidwademarine

Let me guess, they’ll finally be shipped out in...

Let me guess, they’ll finally be shipped out in March 2022. They have moved back expected delivery dates back three times now on their equipment. Went from March to April, then April to May and now...
05-07-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By davidwademarine

Crank the engines, open one cylinder bleeder at a...

Crank the engines, open one cylinder bleeder at a time allowing the fluid to drain into a cup until there’s no air, open the other side, go into the Garmin settings and jog the AP pump back and...
05-07-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By davidwademarine

I guess those dry stack employees shouldn’t have...

I guess those dry stack employees shouldn’t have asked for $15 minimum wage.
05-07-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,353
Posted By davidwademarine

Yamaha and Suzuki cancelled all dealer orders for...

Yamaha and Suzuki cancelled all dealer orders for 2021. Their engines are going to OEMs only. Does that make you feel better?

Mercury hasn’t canceled their orders but their expected delivery dates...
05-06-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,353
Posted By davidwademarine

If you’re having a fiberglass boat built this...

If you’re having a fiberglass boat built this summer, and the hull isn’t completed yet, it may not be for some time with the fiberglass shortages that are already causing boat builder shutdowns.
05-05-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,353
Posted By davidwademarine

Same supply chain problems as last year, but much...

Same supply chain problems as last year, but much worse. No shutdowns yet (I hope there aren’t any) but the unprecedented demand coupled with parts shortages are forcing the delays again. They’re...
05-05-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By davidwademarine

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https://www.gpsbabel.org
05-05-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By davidwademarine

54 weeks if he did not get them ordered back in...

54 weeks if he did not get them ordered back in February. He needs to be looking for some used engines and don’t be hung up on having white engines.
05-05-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By davidwademarine

No. Care to elaborate? Do you feel...

No.



Care to elaborate? Do you feel this way because you failed to read the fine print of an extended warranty policy and you don’t understand what’s covered and not covered? The same fine...
05-05-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By davidwademarine

Unplug the trim sensor and see if it goes away....

Unplug the trim sensor and see if it goes away. Not common but also not hard to diagnose.
05-05-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By davidwademarine

The SeaStar PowerAssist pump is what you will...

The SeaStar PowerAssist pump is what you will want to use since you already have a SeaStar steering system. You’ll need the pump and an extra set of steering hoses. A return line has to be added from...
05-05-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,353
Posted By davidwademarine

All Mercury engines over 40hp are at 54 weeks...

All Mercury engines over 40hp are at 54 weeks backorder. Even longer for Racing engines. It was only at 6 weeks back in February and has been extended since then. I hope you got your orders in. If...
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