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03-31-2018, 02:39 AM
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Posted By Firewood

Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
03-16-2018, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Firewood

still got it? Where are you located?

still got it?
Where are you located?
04-21-2017, 05:07 PM
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Views: 2,088
Posted By Firewood

Swithing over to backlit switches -

My current switches are not engraved and the writing is really getting faint. Rather than just replacing the covers, I'd like to go with backlit switches. I'm just worried that replacing 20 switches...
07-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,033
Posted By Firewood

thanks- I'd say thats the limit then. 230gal...

thanks- I'd say thats the limit then. 230gal total fuel capacity - probably 200+ usable fuel
The 65 mile range one way is tough - Could always run a bladder on the big trips I guess.
Its a sweet...
07-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,033
Posted By Firewood

whats the range on it? you say 65 miles out at...

whats the range on it? you say 65 miles out at what cruise speed?
65 out and 65 back with trolling - how much fuel burned?
Thanks -
Forum: Northeast
03-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,315
Posted By Firewood

I've been changing over to 30's and now vsx 16...

I've been changing over to 30's and now vsx 16 two speed - I put almost 600 yards of jerry brown 130 hollow on them. the 16's are everyones favorites that fish with me.
the 50w runs in the wayback...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Firewood

I have a 120 gallon aluminum tank I'd like to get...

I have a 120 gallon aluminum tank I'd like to get rid of. Iknow you wanted a bladder but maybe you have room for an extra tank - if your interested let me know. I can get the measurements for you - ...
03-11-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,915
Posted By Firewood

Just was watching a episode on tv fishing P.E....

Just was watching a episode on tv fishing P.E. Island and had a canyon 80 and the screws that attach the base to the reel got ripped out - looked like six screws in the base and they got pulled out...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By Firewood

Orient By the Sea

Ramp is behind the resturant. 20 bucks for ramp fee.
it can be a bit steep and short at low tide with a big boat and float on trailer. Hope you have a roller trailer. If your there early there is...
09-18-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,073
Posted By Firewood

popped it out finally. I took the bellhousing off...

popped it out finally. I took the bellhousing off - supported it on the bottom with a 2" pipe - then put a socket on top & followed it up with a lump hammer -

Plan on droppin the motor back in...
09-14-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,073
Posted By Firewood

no luck. Snapped the 3/8 rod I had. I had good...

no luck. Snapped the 3/8 rod I had. I had good pressure on it and heated it with a torch -
didn't budge. Right now I have to weld up a few pin holes in my oil pan. Once thats done I'll take the...
09-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,073
Posted By Firewood

I like the idea using a treaded rod to pull it...

I like the idea using a treaded rod to pull it out. Otherwise my brother in law has
a press in his shop - but then I have to take the flywheel housing off again.
Take two steps foward and one step...
09-11-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,073
Posted By Firewood

Replacing rear motor mounts on mercruiser

I just replaced my coupler - seems the cause was one of the rear motor mounts
went bad. I have 1986 224cu. 190hp with alpha drive.
How do you get the old mount out of the flywheel housing?...
09-11-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By Firewood

Replacing Rear Motor Mount On Alpha Drive

I just replaced my coupler - seems the cause was one of the rear motor mounts
went bad. I have 1986 3.7 190hp.
How do you get the old mount out of the flywheel housing?
Hydraulic press?
I put a...
08-30-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,043
Views: 2,028,495
Posted By Firewood

gotta love the classics

I did this restoration soup to nuts myself. It all started with 500 bucks...

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Forum: Northeast
04-03-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,120
Posted By Firewood

David Wessler in Hampton Bays. I have his...

David Wessler in Hampton Bays.
I have his number in my truck. I'll try to remeber to put it up - with tommorow being Easter.
04-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,913
Posted By Firewood

I have a offshore angler 6'-6" heavy duty is...

I have a offshore angler 6'-6" heavy duty is great- fiberglass, light weight and you cant break it or bend it. The lighter model has a thinner hook and whippy handle -
stick with the heavy duty...
03-26-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Firewood

I had an old x85 unit and the backlight stopped...

I had an old x85 unit and the backlight stopped working. I was also told the unit was to old to work on, but Lowrance did send me a coupon towards a new unit. It was like a few hundred bucks off a...
03-26-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,320
Posted By Firewood

I had a problem with my speed/temp sensor. I was...

I had a problem with my speed/temp sensor. I was getting high water temp readings.
I called and explained the problem and they express shipped me a replacement totally free. I've owned 4 Lowrance...
03-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Firewood

is that the new HD fish n chip?

is that the new HD fish n chip?
02-28-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By Firewood

I too have been researching into outfitting my...

I too have been researching into outfitting my boat with a set of outriggers.
All I can say is that people seem to say the 18' poles are too whippy, the Taco are not the best but have good customer...
02-20-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Firewood

The 18' Rupp poles you have, do they have a...

The 18' Rupp poles you have, do they have a spreader? Any problem with pulling two spreader bars with the 18 footers. I only have experience with 22' single spreader poles on my buddies boat, we...
02-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Firewood

Anyone have experience with the new TX model...

Anyone have experience with the new TX model 16.5' Lees (telescoping)??
02-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Firewood

When surf fishing in dirty water I'll put piece...

When surf fishing in dirty water I'll put piece of gulp soaked buckskin on with my bait and it works.
I'll fish 3 hook rigs and the hook with the gulp gets more fish. I can find gulp strip baits...
02-17-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Firewood

Rupp or Lees Outriggers?

I spent so much time reading old posts and trying to decide what poles to get. The 16' extra strong lee's seem like a good choice, but the collapsable look nicer.I have 1.5" base - Taco 270. Seems...
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