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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,235
Posted By efx

If he kept it all in apple, he owns a freeman. If...

If he kept it all in apple, he owns a freeman. If he kept it all in Enron, he is homeless in downtown LA.
06-06-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,885
Posted By efx

I believe he is saying that the Exhuast outlet on...

I believe he is saying that the Exhuast outlet on the rear of the engines mid pan gets submerged and a negative pressure could pull drops of seawater into the cylinder, therefore fouling the lowest...
06-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,885
Posted By efx

Maybe raise the engines a few holes. 5200 rpm...

Maybe raise the engines a few holes. 5200 rpm seems low. Could be prop. Maybe raise them a lot and get 30Ē motors to get the cowling up. There is a solution to the condition that the motors are...
06-03-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By efx

Be very careful with adding extra weight to older...

Be very careful with adding extra weight to older boats. A cheap way to go would be some very lightly used Optis that are in near new condition. They are out there since a lots of bass guys use them....
06-03-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By efx

in south florida = outboard specialties or dusky...

in south florida = outboard specialties or dusky marine.
in Socal = nowhere, maybe oxnard
midwest = michigan
Bottom line here is that you need to look at the entire picture, including tax,...
06-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By efx

good luck with that website. you may have to fly...

good luck with that website. you may have to fly to hong kong and ship them back. i suggest you look around the entire county and get ready to pay to play. unload the 2003.
05-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By efx

Grew up around duskys in Lauderdale. This is a...

Grew up around duskys in Lauderdale. This is a bigger and heavier boat than the Parker. That dusky will take you further and keep you drier. They are well established no frill hulls. Go with the...
05-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By efx

​​​​​This doesnít surprise me at all. The world...

​​​​​This doesnít surprise me at all. The world is much bigger than just broward, dade and palm beach county. Work in Shanghai for a year and you will see what 2 billion people are like. My vote is...
05-17-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By efx

No doubt about it Honda paint sucks. The Tohatsu...

No doubt about it Honda paint sucks. The Tohatsu paint seems to be from the Tohatsus that are made for Mercury. Hopefully is will last. I keep them covered.
05-17-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By efx

I live in an area where there are ALOT of hondas....

I live in an area where there are ALOT of hondas.
San diego, LA, San Francisco, and Seattle, and Alaska , and Mexico.

Think about this. how much RD does honda have. Hmmm, they have made a lot of...
05-17-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By efx

Itís not a big deal, but you are lifting 400 lbs....

Itís not a big deal, but you are lifting 400 lbs. make sure the lift is on level hard ground. Hook it up to the engine and lift slowly. Get the engine weight on the hoist first and then slowly undo...
05-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By efx

I have twin 2018, BFT 250 on a 1993 28í Grady...

I have twin 2018, BFT 250 on a 1993 28í Grady white. Tohatsu included the binnacle, key switch, wire harness, and cables! The engines are big, heavy, but quiet and reliable. So far so good. I had a...
05-17-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,436
Posted By efx

I like Tohatsu Honda. So far so good with my...

I like Tohatsu Honda.
So far so good with my 250s
05-17-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By efx

I think those engines are made in China. May not...

I think those engines are made in China. May not be Mercuryís best effort there. Lots of corrosion for a trailer boat. You got lucky it sold. Keep looking.
05-16-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,885
Posted By efx

Wow, I have faith in the internet again! This is...

Wow, I have faith in the internet again! This is an excellent thread. Thanks for everyone contributing. Thanks Adri for the articulate descriptions and videos. One thing I am learning is that when...
05-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By efx

***Twin 2 stroke 150's would have weighed 740 lbs...

***Twin 2 stroke 150's would have weighed 740 lbs (the only option in '89), twin 4 stroke 150's are 980 lbs. So you're putting an extra 240 lbs on a lever behind the boat.

***jus looking for...
05-14-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,283
Posted By efx

Oh boy. Here we go. That has happened to me. I...

Oh boy. Here we go. That has happened to me. I have learned to never pay anyone anything until work is completed and if subs are involved, pay them directly. No other way about going at it in this...
05-13-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By efx

Wait? Do you grab the hair of fat drunk women and...

Wait? Do you grab the hair of fat drunk women and pull? Lol
05-03-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By efx

Thanks. West marine has a boatload of the Merc...

Thanks. West marine has a boatload of the Merc oil. Big discount. Iím going to buy 6 gallons and just store it.
05-03-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By efx

Which oil would be better over the life of the...

Which oil would be better over the life of the engine?
05-03-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By efx

Thatís my thought also. I am in the range...

Thatís my thought also. I am in the range required. I may lose some gas mileage but thatís not a big deal because I drive fast anyways.
05-03-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By efx

25w 40 4 stroke oil

My Honda 4 stroke 250 says to use 10w30 or 10w40. Can I use 25w 40? Mercury makes it and I always like their products. Any advantages or disadvantages? I am in Southern California. Water temp is...
04-24-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,664
Posted By efx

Dont baby the motor. Follow the break in...

Dont baby the motor. Follow the break in procedure and make sure you do run it to full RPM. Most people let their motors idle and that is part of the procedure, the other half is to run it throughout...
04-24-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 51,511
Posted By efx

In regards to the comments about the OP being...

In regards to the comments about the OP being insulting by filming the event versus helping the guy out, I disagree. the OP did the right thing and is helping many others out.

Spend some time in...
04-15-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,822
Posted By efx

They are good motors. 500 hours is ok. Check them...

They are good motors. 500 hours is ok. Check them out for corrosion. This is all obvious. Of all the used engines, these are the best you can get. Run them for a few years or until you are annoyed...
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