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05-10-2003, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,792
Posted By Chisnik

Syncronizing Dual Throttles

To be quite honest I have no idea why the big outboard manufacturers are still marketing the old mechanical controls exclusively. If anyone has ever had the privilege of using electronic controls...
04-21-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,159
Posted By Chisnik

Plugging the Scuppers on a Twin Vee 20

I've got a 21' sharkcat (similar to kevlacat)power catamaran with twin Honda 90's on the transom. The boat is designed to be self-bailing as it has a cutout on the transom approximately 10" long and...
04-14-2003, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Chisnik

Running VHF right to battery......

run it directly to the battery? I understand what you say about other wires failing but seems to me the probability of that occurring is no higher than your VHF wire run having a problem. If you...
04-02-2003, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chisnik

Cover Center hole and screw holes from Antenna Mount

I agree with GW, it's really not too difficult to fill that size hole with a sandable fairing compound. Marine tex works but I'd recommend something even easier to work with, something like the...
03-18-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Chisnik

who makes the best wax

Where do you guys get the Collinite Paste Wax and how much does it cost?

03-18-2003, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Chisnik

Honda owners. Guage package question

I have a pair of Honda 90 outboards and unfortunately Honda seems to be lagging behind Yamaha when it comes to their own accessory equipment. This is especially true with their gauges. From what I...
03-13-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Chisnik

what's your favorite wire and where do you get it?

Tom, if you want some great cable the best stuff I've ever run into is the super/ultraflex wire from (

They will build any length for you. One of the...
03-12-2003, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Chisnik

what's your favorite wire and where do you get it?

Just wondering what the general consensus is on the best marine wire (sizes 8-16) and the best places to get it. I typically use Ancor although I'm not real impressed with it because it seems to...
03-10-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Chisnik

Re-wireing: SMALL wires, what do you guys do?

I hear the's a huge pain in the butt to work with 22 gauge wire. Like already mentioned I usually strip the smaller wire twice as long and loop it back in on itself inside the butt...
03-09-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Chisnik

fuel filter position question

My racor fuel filters are mounted on the backside of the transom just before the splashwell. I have one on each side of the boat feeding its own engine and haven't had any complaints from the coast...
01-25-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chisnik

Help me pick a new trailer for my boat

I believe the general rule in assessing trailer capacity is that loaded weight of the boat should only make up around 80% of the trailer's rated capacity. For example, 80% of a 10,000 pound capacity...
01-22-2003, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chisnik

01-20-2003, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chisnik

Best Fish-Finder ?

Can the Furuno LS6100 be flush mounted in-dash?
11-11-2002, 12:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,517
Posted By Chisnik

Need opinions on powerCat for Rescue/Dive Boat!!

Here are some power cats worth checking out. ( I actually own one of their older sharkcat models (21') and at least during that time the company...
10-05-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Chisnik

Outside winter storage?

Depending on what type of boat you own and particularly the top design (soft t-top, bimini,etc) you need to be careful that the design is able to withstand the weight of a moderate snow fall. Up in...
06-06-2002, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Chisnik

I've have no experience with the product on a steel boat trailer but I use the CRC cold galvanizing spray on various untreated steel beams and struts on a commercial fishing dock up in Alaska. After...
05-29-2002, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Chisnik

I've got a catamaran with a pair of yamaha 130's and my starboard motor exhibited a very similar symptom. Checked water in the fuel, tried test tanks, etc but it turned out to be a problem with the...
05-29-2002, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By Chisnik

Ed brought up something in his post that I have wondered for a long time. In my experience it is more often the pitch of a prop that is talked about as opposed to the diameter, but surely they both...
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