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Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By v12mac

I've been down this road. We had a series of...

I've been down this road. We had a series of boats DF350s with huge house load and the aux charging couldn't keep up at idle. Mercury power steering pump, Flir, SSB, inverter, 10 camera DVR, 4 cop...
Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By v12mac

But now you know 1 more thing about your boat....

But now you know 1 more thing about your boat. Most folks are just oblivious.
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By v12mac

I'm still raw ply and studs with T1-11 siding....

I'm still raw ply and studs with T1-11 siding. The whole barn is up about 1 foot above asphalt. What kind of vaporbarrior are you talking about?
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By v12mac

Water proof coating for barn floor. Ideas?

I'm building a barn / shed for my daughter's bunnies. I'm looking for a durable water proof coating. I'd like a coating that can be wet mopped. I have considered linex or generic bedliner even...
08-16-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By v12mac

First switch to a semi synthetic or full...

First switch to a semi synthetic or full synthetic oil. Wally world usually has good prices on the big jug. I ran old ocean runners and that semi synthetic was the ticket for me.

The bucket will...
08-15-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,202
Posted By v12mac

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190721_095603_33969eb63e8de78b82c7fde10a0d87d66a754864.jpg
Show me any other 13' boat that is as stable and I'll take a look....
08-15-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,053
Posted By v12mac

I think they kept the factory pocketed tabs.

I think they kept the factory pocketed tabs.
08-14-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,482
Posted By v12mac

and 2 spares in shipping crates under the helm....

and 2 spares in shipping crates under the helm. Just in case!
08-14-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,482
Posted By v12mac

it's odd that you'd say that, I know a family...

it's odd that you'd say that, I know a family that has quads on a YF and they are in the plumbing business!
08-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By v12mac

With the quality of everything going downhill you...

With the quality of everything going downhill you are going to be replacing that pump at some point anyway.

I reccomend a generous service loop of wire and make sure the connections are up as high...
08-13-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,042
Posted By v12mac

Let us know what you find, I'm going to go a...

Let us know what you find, I'm going to go a different direction and put my money on improper engine alignment.
let's see what your dealer finds.
08-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By v12mac

Tahatsu has been making mercury's small motors...

Tahatsu has been making mercury's small motors for years. Heavy, but good. I cant speak to the efi though never ran one.
08-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By v12mac

The R is in noisy mode all the time (you can open...

The R is in noisy mode all the time (you can open and close exhaust noise on the other one) and a hair lighter. Not worth it for a rig like yours.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,427
Posted By v12mac

Just set up a proxy server and get a po box at...

Just set up a proxy server and get a po box at mailboxes ect.
08-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By v12mac

I moved fl to pnw and left the cc back in FL....

I moved fl to pnw and left the cc back in FL. Just couldn't make it work.

Check with Jules Yachat transport they haul for an OEM builder up here to FL all the time. Should have empty back hauls....
08-12-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By v12mac

Drop 2 holes down or look at other prop options...

Drop 2 holes down or look at other prop options as you mentioned above.
08-12-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By v12mac

It's plug and play if your vessel view is fairly...

It's plug and play if your vessel view is fairly new. You will need 2' more on your main engine harness as they plug in a tad differently. Look at your current rigging, you might already have it...
08-11-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By v12mac

It's an old whaler not a priceless historic race...

It's an old whaler not a priceless historic race car that changed the very fabric of modern automotive design.

Take some time, learn a bit about fixing whalers and take a wack at it. Worst case...
08-09-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By v12mac

a car in first gear at speed isn't at 100% load....

a car in first gear at speed isn't at 100% load. It's just spinning fast. Boat are not cars. 😁
08-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By v12mac

I've built alot of boats where customers were...

I've built alot of boats where customers were going to install additional electronics. Some military contracts wont allow their hardware out of their home country, some folks already have gear, some...
08-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,433
Posted By v12mac

Merc rep says "Duty Cycle" is wide open for 2,000...

Merc rep says "Duty Cycle" is wide open for 2,000 hours minimum to pass.

I've never seen an outboard worn out, I've seen lots ruined from sitting.

Run it.
08-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By v12mac

Very nice! Do you have any photos of how it sits...

Very nice! Do you have any photos of how it sits at rest? 4500 rpm is as fast as it's been? Come on, hammers down inquiring minds need to know! What props did you end up with?
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By v12mac

Here's the video interview ...

Here's the video interview

​https://metro.co.uk/video/octopus-bites-womans-face-tried-pose-photo-it-1981340/?ito=vjs-link


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08-05-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By v12mac

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
08-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,071
Posted By v12mac

No one needs 4x4 till they NEED it. You should be...

No one needs 4x4 till they NEED it. You should be fine on the public ramps around there, but go scope out the local ramps you are going to be using.

I use 4 low every time I pull even a light...
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