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07-26-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By flipperhead

RE: Another stupid grounding question...

Not sure I've seen any equipment with three power feeds except for Shortwave radios or the like. Anyway I possed this question to Don Casey from 'this old sailboat' and boatUs reference library. ...
07-05-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By flipperhead

RE: cut gps antenna wires

How did you splice them back together? I spliced mine and the first crimp did not work. I had to double the length of the striped wire and fold it over to get enough thickness on the butt...
03-14-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Humminbird 787 C ?

I got mine last year, and had it half arsed installed to bring my boat down from Connecticut. Unit work flawlessly, even had the transducer shooting through the hull all season. The screen is bright...
12-11-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Humminbird 787c2

Mine only came with an external antenna, Im not sure they have an internal one. The new ones coming out next year may have the internal?
09-27-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,377
Posted By flipperhead

RE: humminbird combo units

Whatca wanna know? I got the 787c2 with the navionics gold chip and at present shooting thru the hull dual beam transducer.
09-20-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By flipperhead

RE: lowrance or humminbird

Also got the 787c2, the gold charts are great, at the moment I got the ducer shootin thru the hull and still works well. The one of the best features I like is the ability to change the background...
08-31-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,015
Posted By flipperhead

RE: 200 optimax, water in fuel alarm

Why yes I have, just this past weekend. However it was raining like mad and I didnt give it much thought during the ride back to port. I filled up earlier in the day, fished all afternoon, trolling...
08-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Dedicated Battery Selector Switch for electronics?

If you want, look into BEP battery management switches for two engine setup. Each engine has its own dedicated switch, and one for house. There is a battery combiner built in that will charge the...
06-19-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Mercury optimax fuel problem

Well, good news it was just the pickup tube. Changed to the second pick up and no problems, ran down to Lady Liberty and back and all was good. Thanks for the advice, on the flip side got new...
06-16-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Mercury optimax fuel problem

Yep, I made sure the arrow was pointing in the right direction. This situation happens when its at cruising speed and full throttle, drop back to idle it corrects itself in a about a minute. The...
06-16-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Mercury optimax fuel problem

I'll give it a shot. Thanks
06-15-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By flipperhead

Mercury optimax fuel problem

2000 Mercury Optimax 225hp.
Ok, Ive replaced the shut off valve, hose lines, filter head, filter, primer bulb, and fuel/water filter under the cowling. However, the engine just sucked the primer...
06-06-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By flipperhead

RE: New Order

Jim

You Rule! Thanks for the Saturday delivery. Made my 90+ mile trip that much easier especially going up the Harlem River and into the Hudson at night!

Thankyou, Thankyou.

Jason :)
06-01-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By flipperhead

New Order

Jim,

Hey I just placed an order today #1453 for a Humminbird 787, it was kinda last minute but was wondering on the feasability of getting it Saturday? Im picking up a new to me boat on Sunday...
05-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,336
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Rebuilt motor? Reliable or no?

It appears the work was done under warranty by certified mechanic the first time around as well as the second time with the updates and the last time for the shift linkage. I was also told the...
05-18-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,336
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Rebuilt motor? Reliable or no?

Did it seize 5 hours after it was rebuilt? or was it run for the season, you bought it and then it died? Cause the case I have here is it was rebuilt 5 years ago without any problems since, but then...
05-18-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,336
Posted By flipperhead

Rebuilt motor? Reliable or no?

Looking at a used boat 2000 with 225 Optimax. Surveyor called and gave quick low down on engine. He says the enginge gave up the ghost back in sometime of 00, mercury replaced bearings, crankshaft,...
05-17-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Troubleshooting question for Optmax experts

Im in the process of purchasing a boat with 2000 225 optimax. The surveyor said there was possibly something wrong with the water pump because he could not ge the engine to rev higher than 3000 rpm....
05-16-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Optimax Updates

Thanks for the info its been helpful. Ive got them pulling a code off the engine, and replacing the water pump. Code turned out to be a code to say the warning alarm was disabled/not installed when...
05-16-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Optimax Updates

kglinz,

So, your enginge did not need any updates?

Is the Bruce no good or you would not buy a 2000 Opti? Im not sure I follow... ;?
05-15-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By flipperhead

Re: Optimax Updates

Sorry, 'by folks at Merc' I meant the factory. But to expand, Ive done a search on THT and came across a bunch of threads saying to make sure that all the updates were done. So that is why I felt...
05-15-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Optimax Updates

Kinda for the same reason, when I asked Volkswagon about any open campaigns on my car they said no, but when I asked about a replacement for the catalytic convertor, they all of a sudden said 'oh...
05-15-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By flipperhead

Optimax Updates

Im looking at a used boat equipped w/ a 2000 225 optimax. Ive spoken with the folks at Merc and all they said for that particular engine they fixed the shift/throttle linkage as part of a campaign. ...
05-05-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By flipperhead

RE: IPOD question

Yes they make one that uses the ipod itself. Depends on which version Ipod you have 3rd or 4th gen, Griffin Technology makes one called ITrip that plugs into the top, and I think they also make one...
04-20-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,841
Posted By flipperhead

RE: Earth groundig for smaller boats

I asked this question to Don Casey when I was rewiring my 21 Mako. Basically, he said that on smaller boats, the negative side of the battery can be considered the ground. Where as all the...
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