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Forum: Dockside Chat
07-16-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,277
Posted By JiminAZ

Yes that is exactly what I am saying. I would not...

Yes that is exactly what I am saying. I would not show up for 200. I'm not telling what I make but it is worth it to me.

Understand this: you don't make this kind of money right out of school. I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,277
Posted By JiminAZ

I have been doing it for a long time 2 weeks on 2...

I have been doing it for a long time 2 weeks on 2 weeks off, 12 hour days every day while at work. I really like my work and as an engineer it is non-physical.

I work Christmas, Thanksgiving,...
07-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By JiminAZ

Scam. Exact same ad/pics were up in Phoenix...

Scam. Exact same ad/pics were up in Phoenix about a month ago. It got tagged/flagged/taken down.

I was pretty excited for a bit. Never answered my inquiries.
07-14-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By JiminAZ

I recall getting the impression from my mechanic...

I recall getting the impression from my mechanic that it was time rather than service hours. I can think of two reasons why the outboard scenario may be different.

1) Outboard leads are relatively...
07-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By JiminAZ

I'm going from my experience in the automotive...

I'm going from my experience in the automotive world, where ignition wires have expiration dates. Permit me to tell a side story.

Had a '99 Dodge Durango with about 70K miles on it, I had owned...
07-14-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By JiminAZ

I have an 05 F150. As soon as one wire gives me...

I have an 05 F150. As soon as one wire gives me trouble the entire set is getting replaced.

If you call SIM on Monday they will make sure you get the right part. But I'd still replace the entire...
07-09-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,160
Posted By JiminAZ

I would not change the MAP sensor just because it...

I would not change the MAP sensor just because it helped me, or because you might suspect that it is your problem. I replaced mine because YDS software showed me that the sensor was returning bad...
06-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

Whoops just noticed in post 4 you said...

Whoops just noticed in post 4 you said compression was good.
06-16-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

OK only other things I can think of are to take a...

OK only other things I can think of are to take a peek at your reeds (I think they are visible through the intake), and do a compression check.
06-15-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

Are the carb bowls filling with fuel when you...

Are the carb bowls filling with fuel when you pump up with the bulb? Easy way to tell is tilt up the motor after squeezing the bulb until it is hard. Fuel will run out the front of the carbs.

I'm...
06-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By JiminAZ

OP, I think you will find that if you go with the...

OP, I think you will find that if you go with the 3 in 1 transducer, you'll discover more use for down and side scan than you initially anticipated.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By JiminAZ

USPS will ship a weapon FFL to FFL. It is way...

USPS will ship a weapon FFL to FFL. It is way cheaper this way because UPS and FedEx insist on using airfreight (at least for handguns). I have paid my FFL to ship a handgun to another FFL and saved...
06-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

PS I had a problem with mine with very old fuel...

PS I had a problem with mine with very old fuel lines that were not ethanol compatible. Interior of lines let loose and created a host of problems until I replaced them.
06-12-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

If someone deleted the inline fuel filter at some...

If someone deleted the inline fuel filter at some point, it's quite possible that small particles can partially clog a jet, or stick in the float valve, etc. Even after cleaning the carbs a little...
06-11-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By JiminAZ

Regarding bearing buddies coming in pairs: OP...

Regarding bearing buddies coming in pairs: OP having a spare bearing buddy loaded up with grease is a good thing. Sooner or later you'll hit the right pothole and lose a bearing buddy.

Or at...
06-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

mine has one. In the main line after the fuel...

mine has one. In the main line after the fuel pump leading to the carbs.
06-11-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By JiminAZ

Capt Obvious question here: you did replace the...

Capt Obvious question here: you did replace the diaphragm in the fuel pump, right?

On engine fuel filter OK?

(I have an '86 90 hp tower of power)
06-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By JiminAZ

Yep. I frequently have to back off a couple...

Yep. I frequently have to back off a couple threads to get it to come off.

OP putting in a new fitting is an option but a bearing buddy costs like $12.
06-10-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By JiminAZ

Or you could run the mercury stuff that meets the...

Or you could run the mercury stuff that meets the same specs. As a bonus it's a cool blue color! I've seen it at Bass Pro and (I think) Wal Mart.

Sometime back I ordered a gallon jug of Yamaha...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-10-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By JiminAZ

Just eyeballing (along with my weak electrical...

Just eyeballing (along with my weak electrical engineering 101 memory) it I'd say the top dial is a high pass filter (there is a capacitor on the upper dials), and the selector determines the rolloff...
06-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JiminAZ

Also how are you getting your speed numbers? ...

Also how are you getting your speed numbers? Really should use GPS.
06-09-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JiminAZ

ECU does not indicate HP output. A scan may tell...

ECU does not indicate HP output. A scan may tell you if you have a bad sensor or alarm history that will give clues.
06-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By JiminAZ

When I ordered from Hodges they were out of...

When I ordered from Hodges they were out of stock. I had a little online chat and they told me when they were coming in. I placed the order then because they were only a couple of weeks out.

I...
06-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JiminAZ

As you responded I was editing my post to add...

As you responded I was editing my post to add that your hull may be crusty, or your engine may not be putting out full power.
06-09-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By JiminAZ

All the above advice is spot on. You need to know...

All the above advice is spot on. You need to know what your engine is turning before you can sort this out.

I will offer the opinion that you are currently way underpropped. That prop is more in...
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