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07-17-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By SweetD

I was quoted locally this year for a brand new...

I was quoted locally this year for a brand new Yamaha 70 4 stroke with all new controls, installed, for $10k. Just a reference point.
07-17-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By SweetD

I'm going to chat with him about it this weekend...

I'm going to chat with him about it this weekend at his office (the beach). Will definitely follow up here!
07-17-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By SweetD

I've said it many times over the years on here...

I've said it many times over the years on here and other places...

I prefer two separate units, even if they are relatively small. Especially as I have gotten a little older and my eyes aren't...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,551
Posted By SweetD

Wait til he gets even more down on his luck and...

Wait til he gets even more down on his luck and the stuff in your shed starts going missing.

Best answer above is to mention to him that you think someone is stealing gas from your boat. If it is...
07-17-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By SweetD

You might look for a verified good used one from...

You might look for a verified good used one from a reputable eBay dealer...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-17-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By SweetD

Very nice, color me jealous! Enjoy.

Very nice, color me jealous! Enjoy.
07-17-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,321
Posted By SweetD

It's obviously a worthwhile and necessary thing...

It's obviously a worthwhile and necessary thing to be able to navigate "manually". That being said, I can't see a reason not to have modern electronics available on your boat. Maybe you do but just...
07-17-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By SweetD

Is there anything wrong with the current 115...

Is there anything wrong with the current 115 Johnson that's on the boat? If not, maybe run it 'til it quits and then think about a repower?

My buddy's had a 16' Maycraft 2005 since new, and it's...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,995
Posted By SweetD

I second this, I have three pair of the "dry on...

I second this, I have three pair of the "dry on the fly" pants, which are perfect for me for both work and casual. They don't require an iron at all, and are really comfortable. Also they pack well...
07-16-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By SweetD

Interesting post. Please keep us updated. I...

Interesting post. Please keep us updated. I love to learn anything I can about older OMC motors.

Seahorse is a great resource.
07-15-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By SweetD

Second this reply. Also, just because the...

Second this reply. Also, just because the tell-tale is "peeing", It doesn't mean the cooling system is functioning properly thru the head. It just means that the water pump is picking up the water...
07-15-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By SweetD

If I had a stern swim platform I might consider...

If I had a stern swim platform I might consider doing that.

As far as finding the product, the guy that I got it from has a limited supply with him when I see him at the beach. Pretty informal,...
07-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By SweetD

Rather than a garden hose, you could attach the...

Rather than a garden hose, you could attach the new cable to the old one and pull it that way. Electrical tape works well.
07-15-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By SweetD

Got a chance to use the product yesterday, it...

Got a chance to use the product yesterday, it worked really well.
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07-12-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By SweetD

This is good advice.

This is good advice.
Forum: Northeast
07-12-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By SweetD

Wow that is awesome!

Wow that is awesome!
07-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By SweetD

Pretty cool sand spike for smaller boats -

Thought I'd share this sand spike I recently bought from a fellow local boater, as I have not seen anything quite like it available on-line or otherwise.

It's intended to replace your bow anchor...
07-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By SweetD

My 1985 25hp Johnson was having the same issues...

My 1985 25hp Johnson was having the same issues last year, would not start when warm.

Turned out there was a pinhole leak in the fuel pump diaphragm, and it was allowing fuel back into the bottom...
07-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By SweetD

Could be time for an actual mechanical carb...

Could be time for an actual mechanical carb cleaning/rebuild. Running stuff through them usually doesn't do the trick.
07-07-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By SweetD

It could just be gummed up. Check out this...

It could just be gummed up. Check out this video, the first half he explains how it works, the second half he explains what the problems could be. Very good.
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07-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By SweetD

Funny because it doesn't look from your picture...

Funny because it doesn't look from your picture that the female splines are worn away or corroded...
07-07-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By SweetD

Doubtful, or Sea Foam wouldn't be in business for...

Doubtful, or Sea Foam wouldn't be in business for too long, or for so long.

More likely that ethanol-laced fuel is the problem. That will warp the plastic over time.
07-07-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,823
Posted By SweetD

Just do it. Do the minimum you need to do to try...

Just do it. Do the minimum you need to do to try and get it usable. If you can't get it in the water after what has been suggested, get rid of it however you need to.

You are suffering from...
07-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By SweetD

I had a similar experience with my 2005, and it...

I had a similar experience with my 2005, and it turned out to be the plastic carb float bowls had warped, allowing a fuel leak/air leak.

Do you have ANY fuel leaking from the carbs at all? Even...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By SweetD

Funny you posted this, they were all over us and...

Funny you posted this, they were all over us and our boats at the north end of Narragansett Beach today. No bites, just wicked annoying!
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