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03-05-2017, 04:28 AM
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Posted By jerrybark

brand new boat/motor,huh? I would go to wal...

brand new boat/motor,huh?

I would go to wal mart and buy a new grease gun, then go to the yamaha dealer and buy a tube of the yamaha grease. label the new grease gun and use it solely for...
Forum: Gulf Coast
12-03-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,383
Posted By jerrybark

I was thinking the 6/0 penns would catch 96.4% of...

I was thinking the 6/0 penns would catch 96.4% of what he might run into,

Just sayin'.
11-26-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jerrybark

with anything electrical on a boat I start with...

with anything electrical on a boat I start with checking ALL of the wiring and connections for corrosion.

Just sayin'
11-14-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By jerrybark

on both motors but not at the same time?? I...

on both motors but not at the same time??

I would start with checking for bad connections/corrosion on any part of the engine wiring harnesses, or the harnesses under the dash. On my boat the...
10-23-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By jerrybark

Check the battery cables carefully, that is where...

Check the battery cables carefully, that is where my money is.
10-17-2016, 03:34 AM
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Views: 567
Posted By jerrybark

My bet is a bad fuel line on the engine that...

My bet is a bad fuel line on the engine that won't rev. When the demand for fuel increases too fast the line collapses but if it increases slowly it is ok.

Good luck,
Jerry
09-24-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By jerrybark

What caught my eye on this post is "plastic...

What caught my eye on this post is "plastic filter collapsed."

OK, let's help solve this problem right here: put on a good canister water separator/filter, and while at it change out the fuel...
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-18-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,350
Posted By jerrybark

This is just my opinion, but no matter what drag...

This is just my opinion, but no matter what drag setting you prefer it is VITAL that your drag washers are clean, in good condition and properly lubed.

A dry, sticky, jerky drag will cost you a...
08-26-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By jerrybark

A Pro Mag has a full deck and a livewell so there...

A Pro Mag has a full deck and a livewell so there is plumbing under the deck for the livewell plus a livewell pump pick up that is below waterline. Any of that could be leaking, or a few leaky...
08-08-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By jerrybark

1. there is no oil in carb spray so don't do...

1. there is no oil in carb spray so don't do that too much.

b. replace the fuel line, bulb and fuel filter

3. take apart the fuel pump and clean it out.

Try again,
08-07-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By jerrybark

The 70 and the 90 are the same block and same...

The 70 and the 90 are the same block and same basic set up. I hope that does it, if not change the plug wires.

A bad plug wire will misfire under load cutting in and out randomly, very common...
08-07-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,240
Posted By jerrybark

I think you have made a good move with the...

I think you have made a good move with the charger, but I wonder how often your bilge pump runs?

If it runs once a day on a sunny day then you have something leaking and should probably go on the...
08-06-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By jerrybark

that is a three cylinder, my bet is a bad plug or...

that is a three cylinder, my bet is a bad plug or wire. This is classic bad plug wire symptom.

So do two things:

1. Put new plugs and wires on all three cylinders. Just change them all.

2....
06-17-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By jerrybark

How about making a tray out of starboard that sit...

How about making a tray out of starboard that sit up there with cup holders on it? you could make it removable for future changes. I like to toss stuff on my console top and think a nice tray would...
06-17-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By jerrybark

there is a shift interrupt switch that briefly...

there is a shift interrupt switch that briefly stops the spark when you shift gears to allow the shift to occur more easily. This sounds to me like it's loose or gone bad. I suggest you look up a...
06-16-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By jerrybark

don't bother, just fix the wiring.

don't bother, just fix the wiring.
06-14-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By jerrybark

it was wet with fuel/oil. That kind of points...

it was wet with fuel/oil. That kind of points toward my thought of bad spark.
06-14-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By jerrybark

Help: spark plug "reading"

So I have learned a lot by reading on here and thought I would pose a question for those who may have some thoughts.

My mother in law has a pontoon boat with a 75 hp Force, 1996 or so. It runs...
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By jerrybark

Is there a fishing pier near you? pretty...

Is there a fishing pier near you?

pretty inexpensive to go pier fishing. Or go fishing in the surf.

Jerry
Forum: Gulf Coast
06-08-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By jerrybark

I had a similar situation, but only about 30...

I had a similar situation, but only about 30 gallons. I bought gas cans ans used it in my lawn mower for most of two years.

I bet that if you know someone with a lawn service you could trade the...
06-02-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 149,728
Posted By jerrybark

pretty sure they are temporary screws.

pretty sure they are temporary screws.
04-30-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By jerrybark

The ACR would go on the common of one of your...

The ACR would go on the common of one of your switches if you always run on one battery or the other (one option with the way you have that set up).

If you run one battery for one motor and the...
01-31-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By jerrybark

Having built a Tolman Skiff and used 14 gallons...

Having built a Tolman Skiff and used 14 gallons of epoxy, I want to add a couple of thoughts.

First, you want slowest cure possible given your situation. I used Aeromarine epoxy with wood...
01-31-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By jerrybark

Thanks for all the suggestions, I see several...

Thanks for all the suggestions, I see several that would make a good day for the Mrs.

The suggestion for renting a car makes a lot of sense, I should have thought of that, and it only costs $10...
01-30-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By jerrybark

how to kill a few hours in Miami or near FLL

So, my wife and I have the same spring break for the first time ever and I booked us a cruise (because she won't go fishing) for that week.

The cruise ships generally disembark around 9-10 am,...
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