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07-09-2016, 07:45 PM
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Posted By ironsinker

Thanks for the info. I have young daughters so...

Thanks for the info. I have young daughters so pushing a red button is easy for them to do. Hopefully its never an issue and they can handle using a cell phone if needed.
07-09-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By ironsinker

YUP...VST screen needs to be cleaned or replaced....

YUP...VST screen needs to be cleaned or replaced. Do this before trying anything else. Lots of info on here about it. One thing to note; you can clean the filter (or screen) with carb cleaner. ...
07-08-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By ironsinker

Wow a first boat being a new Whaler!! That's...

Wow a first boat being a new Whaler!! That's awesome! For me personally I believe that particular boat and the size of that boat is perfect for just about everything. I'm really jealous that is an...
07-08-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By ironsinker

Is your trolling motor a 12v, 24v, or 36v? if...

Is your trolling motor a 12v, 24v, or 36v? if you have one battery it's 12, two its 24, 3 its 36.

Look at how those batteries are connected to each other. What you'll probably see is the red...
07-08-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By ironsinker

DSC on inland Lakes

I have been boating more on Lake Anna in Virginia than the Potomac river over the last couple years. It's just an all round better experience in my opinion...cleaner water, no tides to worry about,...
11-23-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By ironsinker

West Marine is AWEFUL!!

At least that's how I feel about them.

They cancelled my order without telling me. I called them to find out why they cancelled my order for this radio and was told they couldn't find one to...
10-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By ironsinker

That $89 radio is broken. They are selling it...

That $89 radio is broken. They are selling it for parts if you read the description so beware.
10-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By ironsinker

Westmarine was selling it for $199 with free...

Westmarine was selling it for $199 with free shipping to your house. I ordered it, but got an email stating it was on back order for a month. I'm wondering if the listing was a mistake on...
10-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By ironsinker

I should clarify.... If you are not an electrical...

I should clarify.... If you are not an electrical engineer that can find an AIS chip for $10 and make it work on your boat, this may be a good deal. :)

I have not seen anything cheaper as far as...
10-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By ironsinker

Standard Horizon GX2150 AIS

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/standard-horizon--gx2150-vhf-radio-ais-receiver-black--14533392?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-Shopping_PLAs-_-14533392&adpos=1o1&creative=81255305644&device=c&matchtype=&network=g...
06-23-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By ironsinker

Stinking Oil Strainer

Guess my day of leave tomorrow is wasted!! I just put this oil strainer on last Fall and it appears to be separating at a seam. Figures!!
01-25-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,765
Posted By ironsinker

Buying a used boat with bottom paint may cover up...

Buying a used boat with bottom paint may cover up damage you would otherwise see. If you don't plan on keeping the boat in the water I'd stay clear of bottom paint if possible for issues mentioned...
01-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By ironsinker

If you are asking if you can run your electronics...

If you are asking if you can run your electronics while on a charger....yes. Make sure you have the right size fuses for your electronics not that you have to worry that much about it.
12-26-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By ironsinker

Ethanol is hell on a fuel system. I don't know...

Ethanol is hell on a fuel system. I don't know about the engine itself. My experience has been as long as my fuel system is clean and able to handle ethanol there are no problems with the engine. ...
12-13-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,448
Posted By ironsinker

I have a sunbrella cockpit cover. It is very...

I have a sunbrella cockpit cover. It is very light material and easy to work with as far as taking on and off.

It does require treatment though to stay waterproof. Also, my cover is green. It...
11-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By ironsinker

They are legit. I bought JL speakers from them...

They are legit. I bought JL speakers from them last year. Shipping was good. One of the speakers started sounding like it may have been blown after a few weeks of use. I sent it back to Sonic and...
11-08-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,870
Posted By ironsinker

I think some areas of the country are more prone...

I think some areas of the country are more prone to having water in the tanks. When I was flying planes in Virginia, I never got water when I sumped the tanks before flight. When I was flying out...
10-20-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By ironsinker

Started a new hobby

Just bought a mountain bike. Been reading a lot of biking forums and notice they talk a lot about how expensive it can be. THEY HAVE NO IDEA!!!

Being a boat owner for about 3 years now has made...
10-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,487
Posted By ironsinker

Perfect ! Thanks for the replies. The reason I...

Perfect ! Thanks for the replies. The reason I posted the question was I saw a lot of recent discussions where I either misinterpreted their response or the people posting were misinformed about...
10-17-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,487
Posted By ironsinker

Here's a scenario that a lot of us face: Two...

Here's a scenario that a lot of us face:

Two battery banks, 1 for starting 1 for house.

I spend most of the day fishing with my electronics on and playing the stereo. The house battery gets...
10-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By ironsinker

There are some knowledgeable people on this...

There are some knowledgeable people on this forum. However, maybe you should jump to a stereo forum, wakeboarding boat forum, or something like that. Those guys are audio hounds who may be able to...
10-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,487
Posted By ironsinker

Battery Equalization when charging

I'm trying to use my own logic with this so I'm probably wrong. Can some clarify if batteries will actually equalize "while charging" if you parallel them?

It makes sense they would equalize if...
10-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By ironsinker

It sounds like your IPhone is working right. ...

It sounds like your IPhone is working right.

Next logical thing I guess would be to check your amp. Do you know how to tune your amp by checking the voltage going to the speakers? If so, why...
10-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,869
Posted By ironsinker

Don't see why it would matter since the negatives...

Don't see why it would matter since the negatives are touching each other and the positives are touching each other when in parallel. Of course you do have to have the batteries in parallel for it...
10-13-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,869
Posted By ironsinker

Not being a joker, but how does the weaker...

Not being a joker, but how does the weaker battery get drawn down if you have a 14 volt charge going to it? It would seem to me it would only get drawn down if you parallel the batteries when not...
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