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10-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By KenG

Garmin 4208 SD card compatible with older units?

I have a Garmin 4208, and plan on purchasing a used smaller, maybe older, Garmin unit which has SD card capability. Will I be able to transfer my waypoints from the 4208 into the older unit, or is...
06-26-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By KenG

2007 DF300 Lower Unit Problems ?

As posted earlier, I had a broken exhaust camshaft in this motor, 900 hours, 6 months of a 6 year warranty left. I have seen several comments about problems with the lower units on older DF300s, but...
06-19-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By KenG

Suzuki DF300 Broken Camshaft + Cornerstone Insurance

This is a FYI update to my May 13 post regarding a broken camshaft in my 2007 DF300 (DF300TXXK76). It is a 2007, with no mechanical problems until May, with 900 hours on the engine, I lost two...
05-15-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By KenG

DF300 Cracked Camshaft

The suzuki dealer (Southern NJ) said the shop manual quotes 9 hours labor for the repair, and he said they can't possibly do it for less than 14 hours. He is pulling apart the engine now, so that...
05-13-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By KenG

Corrected: 2007 DF300

Sorry, had that wrong - the DF300 actually came out in 2007 and I got one from the first year. Thanks jferrara.
05-13-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By KenG

ABOC Blue Book for 1997 Suzuki DF300?

I have a 1997 DF300, 900 hours, no problems at all until this month, when the dealer diagnosed my loss of power as a cracked exhaust camshaft. The extended 6 year warranty is by Cornerstone, and...
07-19-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 48,276
Posted By KenG

I made a pen as in the second post, worked fine,...

I made a pen as in the second post, worked fine, was 4' diameter, but after a month of slime and algae growing on it, I couldn't even lift it out of the water. Cut it down to 3', and it lasted two...
07-08-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By KenG

It is the Garmin 010-10717-00. Do you know if it...

It is the Garmin 010-10717-00. Do you know if it is compatible with the 4208?
Thanks
Ken
07-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,034
Posted By KenG

No luck with Lowrance temp sensors

I've had three of them fail in the last 6 years, one replaced free by Lowrance. They just don't seem to last more than a couple years - most are made by Airmar, I assume. Currently looking at one I...
07-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By KenG

Garmin 4208 and Temperature Sensors

I would like to add a water temperature sensor to my Garmin 4208, and found this one for sale: "Garmin Temperature Probe 6 Pin Airmar T80". The back of the 4208 has one NMEA and three network...
07-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By KenG

Lowrance EP-80R Temp Sensor Question

I have a 2007 NEMA 2000 system on the boat, with Lowrance branded guages, and blue connectors. I installed an EP-80R Lowrance temperature sensor (red connector) on the network, using a red to blue...
01-01-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,300
Posted By KenG

I have a 2007 DF300 with 750 hours on it, no...

I have a 2007 DF300 with 750 hours on it, no engine problems. My dealer, who sells Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, said Suzuki gives them the most problems regarding honoring warranty problems. I have...
01-01-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,490
Posted By KenG

I second the Revere 4 man compact coastal - have...

I second the Revere 4 man compact coastal - have one on my 27' Trophy, only 16lbs, and fits in my transom top storage compartment - easy access, and compact for storage below, in-between trips. Cost...
12-30-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,111
Posted By KenG

I have an ICOM M304, cost about $150 three years...

I have an ICOM M304, cost about $150 three years ago, and 1 month after the warranty period (3 years) it sporadically stops transmission, sometimes in mid-sentence. I called ICOM, and they want $84...
12-27-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,436
Posted By KenG

Lots of strong opinions on PowerPro. If there...

Lots of strong opinions on PowerPro. If there are problems with production, it is strange that none of the fishing magazines, with their IFGA equipment, have ever found a problem when they test...
03-11-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,264
Posted By KenG

I used 30lb monel for years, switched to 50lb...

I used 30lb monel for years, switched to 50lb Power Pro 4 years ago - don't find any difference in sink rate. Fisherman magazine did a series of articles some years ago on sink rates, the guy used...
12-02-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,210
Posted By KenG

The Chefs Choice electric knife sharpener will...

The Chefs Choice electric knife sharpener will sharpen serrated blades - I use it on my Dexter SG142-8TE. The instructions say to only use the fine setting. Seems to work fine.
12-02-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,930
Posted By KenG

cooterscrazy, I fish out of BI, and we have...

cooterscrazy, I fish out of BI, and we have limited out 3 of the last four trips when trolling - you really do want to try 9er type rigs for trolling - they are becoming the most effective rig in our...
09-18-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By KenG

I have mostly TLD 20s and Stradic 4000 reels, but...

I have mostly TLD 20s and Stradic 4000 reels, but a variety of others, including Penn GLS225s. I do my own maintenance every year, tearing down each reel, and if there was any problem with salt...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-07-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By KenG

Well, that's the real question - do you need to...

Well, that's the real question - do you need to charter one of the big boats to get to where the tuna and billfish are? I have a 27' walkaround, run out 30 miles, and feel it is plenty comfortable. ...
Forum: The Carolinas
09-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By KenG

Need Advice on Fishing out of Oregon Inlet

I'm taking a vacation from my normal fishing grounds, out of Barnegat Inlet, NJ, and will be near Oregon Inlet the week of Sept 20. Four of us would like to charter a boat to take a shot at tuna,...
08-24-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By KenG

My DF300 reads everything the same between the...

My DF300 reads everything the same between the LMF200 and LMF400 - I thought they received the same information from the CPU. However, my setup is a 2007, and required software updates, for EACH...
06-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,722
Posted By KenG

Buck Wild, did you check out the LMF400...

Buck Wild, did you check out the LMF400 instructions for setting up the gauge for three engines? I only have one, but noticed in the manual that they were very specific to setting up the engines in...
06-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,742
Posted By KenG

My DF300 is a 2007, 250 hours on it, runs very...

My DF300 is a 2007, 250 hours on it, runs very nice except for the fact that Suzuki screwed around with the software that Lowrance wrote for the fuel management system. Reports 10-15% less gas...
06-05-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By KenG

I do my own reel maintenance, mostly Penn and...

I do my own reel maintenance, mostly Penn and Shimano reels, have ordered parts directly from Shimano without problems. At various times I have had to send back 5 reels due to my inability to fix...
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