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03-23-2019, 09:34 AM
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Posted By c1steve

Shop rate is usually 3x what the mechanic is...

Shop rate is usually 3x what the mechanic is paid, and includes overhead, equipment purchases, insurance, etc., etc. Good mechanics are extremely skilled and intelligent, definitely on par with most...
03-23-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By c1steve

Check ebay for used maps.

Check ebay for used maps.
03-22-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By c1steve

In 2013 Ram went to rear coil springs. I believe...

In 2013 Ram went to rear coil springs. I believe the 3500 went to coil springs in 2012. CJFlynn, towing company on THT, recommends 500-800 tongue weight max. So no need to put 10% of a 15,000 lb....
03-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By c1steve

These are excellent: They make full and half...

These are excellent: They make full and half systems. I have installed a few of them, very good quality.
Custom & Stock Marine Heat Exchangers & Cooling Systems - Orca, WA...
03-19-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By c1steve

My Garmin with the B175HW shows incredible detail...

My Garmin with the B175HW shows incredible detail at 100' down. It shows individual clumps of 3' tall seaweed growing on the bottom.
03-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By c1steve

Your transducer is the main problem. I you could...

Your transducer is the main problem. I you could install an Airmar B175, which is 1000 watt and flush, you would have excellent images. However this is a chirp unit, so that would require upgrading...
03-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By c1steve

A two bank system would be best. This way, while...

A two bank system would be best. This way, while drift fishing he would have maximum battery power to run electronics, or if drifting offshore at night, he could run the radar more without having to...
03-19-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,064
Posted By c1steve

Mount the kicker close to the main engine, so...

Mount the kicker close to the main engine, so that in a swell the boat will steer fairly straight. Best to run the fuel out of the kicker after every use, so it does not dry up inside the carb. ...
03-17-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By c1steve

The Propeller Demand table is not the fuel usage...

The Propeller Demand table is not the fuel usage under load. Full throttle is 349 hp, while Propeller Demand hp is only 181. If you do an internet search for Propeller Demand, there are multiple...
03-16-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

On the valve cover gaskets, there are 6-71 and...

On the valve cover gaskets, there are 6-71 and V6-71 engines. Those two will have different gaskets. From what I remember there were a couple of different variations on the gaskets, where later...
03-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By c1steve

I believe it should be okay. I have let gallon...

I believe it should be okay. I have let gallon containers out in a shed, and have not noticed any problems.
03-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

When timing the injectors and adjusting the...

When timing the injectors and adjusting the valves, use the sequence shown in the manual. All the injectors on one side are linked together on a linkage rod. You have to make sure that you use a...
03-14-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By c1steve

I have seen photos of a 200' yacht that was...

I have seen photos of a 200' yacht that was completely painted with Awlgrip using the roll and tip method. It was gorgeous.
03-14-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

The AirSep system works well for Detroit two...

The AirSep system works well for Detroit two cycle engines, pretty much stops any leaks.
03-14-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

https://www.toolsource.com/misc-c-318/kent-moore-t...

https://www.toolsource.com/misc-c-318/kent-moore-tool-j1853-injector-timing-gauge-1460-p-242206.html
Double check this in the manual, but pretty sure this is the one.
03-14-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

If you read the manual, it is not difficult to...

If you read the manual, it is not difficult to adjust the valves and "time" the injectors. You need the tool, J139 I believe, which is about $15. If you take your time, and do this while rested, your...
03-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 267,123
Posted By c1steve

When you get caught up, and rested a bit, you...

When you get caught up, and rested a bit, you might want to swap in a set of injectors. There are different sizes, I believe N30-N90 from what I remember. You can buy them rebuilt and swap them in...
03-12-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By c1steve

Any reports yet on how well the Fantom 54 and 124...

Any reports yet on how well the Fantom 54 and 124 are working at showing birds? What about in general, how well are the more powerful Garmin solid state radars working?
03-09-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By c1steve

The AGM's cannot handle high voltages, but can...

The AGM's cannot handle high voltages, but can use very high amperages.
That isolator is a poor choice. There is .7 volt drop through the unit, so the alternator has to work extra hard. In hot...
03-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 119,012
Posted By c1steve

A friend has a 35' downeast style boat, with a...

A friend has a 35' downeast style boat, with a Cat diesel. Some of the thru hulls are very hard to reach, so at last haulout he installed two Groco e-valves. With a push of a button, the seacock...
03-08-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By c1steve

It looks as though the TZT 2 BB is eclipsing the...

It looks as though the TZT 2 BB is eclipsing the TZT BB. Perhaps a new TZT version will come out. Reading the ad text, it appears that this new model is much more intuitive to use.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-07-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,402
Posted By c1steve

You could rent a boat for a few days, and have...

You could rent a boat for a few days, and have your own saltwater trip. Lots of big fish up there of all kinds.
03-07-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By c1steve

There has been an extremely interesting thread...

There has been an extremely interesting thread here, where the Furuno NXT (solid state radar) is proving to be better at finding birds than a magnetron radar....
03-07-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By c1steve

Bump for Brian at IMS.

Bump for Brian at IMS.
03-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,350
Posted By c1steve

This is correct. Forces go up with the square of...

This is correct. Forces go up with the square of the speed, so that hitch should be totally safe at 30 mph.
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