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Forum: Northeast
12-22-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By thejtdude

Radar pole on a cabin cruiser motor boat?

Radar pole on a cabin cruiser motor boat?

Been searching high and low for some feedback and ideas on this. I am installing a Simrad Halo 20+ unit on my 24 foot Four Winns cabin cruiser.

I sort...
12-22-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By thejtdude

Radar pole on a cabin cruiser motor boat?

Radar pole on a cabin cruiser motor boat?

Been searching high and low for some feedback and ideas on this. I am installing a Simrad Halo 20+ unit on my 24 foot Four Winns cabin cruiser.

I sort...
08-09-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Couldn't agree more! Also one of the important...

Couldn't agree more! Also one of the important reasons for the OP to close out with the resolved state so in the future those searching for similar issues know what works. I find a lot of dead...
08-08-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Issue resolved!!!! chadevergreen was right...

Issue resolved!!!!

chadevergreen was right on the money!

I changed out the Mallory magnetic ignition module in my distributor. I had to turn down the idle screw after the replacement since it...
07-29-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

The coil is in its factory installed location...

The coil is in its factory installed location which is under a cover with 6 screws on it so hard to tell if its hot or not without disassembling. I have not checked this but will on the next long...
07-27-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

No anti siphon valve installed. Its been removed.

No anti siphon valve installed. Its been removed.
07-27-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Using a coil without a resistor. Was the coil...

Using a coil without a resistor. Was the coil type that was in there when I got the boat 8 years ago. The solid state ignition was wired in prior to me owning so I have not changed the wiring other...
07-26-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Polarity on the coil is correct. Ill be checking...

Polarity on the coil is correct. Ill be checking the grounds next. I just cant figure out why a bad ground would only show its problems after the motor has been running for an hour and not in the...
07-25-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Brand new alternator. Odd thing I forgot to...

Brand new alternator. Odd thing I forgot to mention is the trim makes the motor bog when its warmed up and at the point where the miss fires occur. Independently from the miss on WOT. If I trim up or...
07-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Was leaning torwards a coil too. Sounded like the...

Was leaning torwards a coil too. Sounded like the issue given the behavior shows up after being warm. Installed a new coil today finally. Boat ran better than it has in years when starting out....
07-20-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By thejtdude

Stumped: boat misfires on WOT after cruising at half throttle.

Hello all,

Im stumped.

Boat: 1992 Four Winns 235 vista
Motor: OMC king cobra Ford 351 w

I've got this odd issue I cant figure out. Boat runs and idles great. Ive poured lots of love and...
06-29-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By thejtdude

That's actually the exact one I ended up...

That's actually the exact one I ended up purchasing. going to tuck it right into my inflatable life jacket.
06-24-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By thejtdude

Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like these...

Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like these devices will not meet my interests but a PLB will.
06-23-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By thejtdude

Does the Coast Guard respond to AIS man overboard alerts?

I've been checking out the ACR AISlink and the OCEAN SIGNAL RescueME MOB1.

In the case that the unit is activated, will the Coast Guard respond to the transmitted location or will the unit just...
Forum: Northeast
09-09-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By thejtdude

I tried a large boat cover fro west marine one...

I tried a large boat cover fro west marine one year with supports. Snow wrecked it. I then tried a large tarp the following year. The wind blew it off and almost took out the power lines with it! The...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By thejtdude

I had a custom built tank made in 2015. I could...

I had a custom built tank made in 2015. I could not find a direct replacement. The cost was $10 a gallon. It was a 75 gallon tank. I cut my own deck out and replaced the tank myself. It was below the...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,867
Posted By thejtdude

I had them build me a custom replacement fuel...

I had them build me a custom replacement fuel tank 4 years ago. They built an exact replica from a sketch and measurements. The new tank was actually constructed better than the original. Fantastic...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By thejtdude

Prob too late but baypoint inn in Weymouth or...

Prob too late but baypoint inn in Weymouth or there is a place called local over in hull. Also marina bay in quincy
Forum: Northeast
09-02-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By thejtdude

I agree, I see this too frequently in the Boston...

I agree, I see this too frequently in the Boston harbor cruisers where there are multiple people sitting on the front of the boat with their feet hanging off while the captain is charging through the...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-2019, 09:23 AM
Forum: Northeast
07-09-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By thejtdude

Cape Cod Bay outside of Provincetown, what are those floating wire traps for?

I'm a regular on the Boston harbor but am down on vaca on the Cape. Did some boating around the Provincetown harbor yesterday. We saw what looked like hundreds of these wire traps on floats on the...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By thejtdude

Never stated they intentionally were screwing...

Never stated they intentionally were screwing with me. But they did choose to fish right on top of me putting both our lines at risk and being a rec fisher, I will always loose that battle. That is...
Forum: Northeast
05-10-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By thejtdude

A lesson I leaned as a rec lobsterman is to keep...

A lesson I leaned as a rec lobsterman is to keep the cost of your setup (traps and trap gear) as low as you can. I lost a few traps last year. Even though my traps were set in the same spots all...
05-25-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By thejtdude

So the conclusion to this story ended up being...

So the conclusion to this story ended up being that I am really good at wasting my time and money on everything except the simple stuff. Turns out the belts I was using were not the proper size....
Forum: Northeast
04-27-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,117
Posted By thejtdude

Thanks for all the feedback. Good advice on the...

Thanks for all the feedback. Good advice on the local places to check out.

I have read the regulations cover to cover a few times. I am aware that I need sinking line. I have installed the break...
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