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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 55,156
Posted By Openingshok

You feel bad??!! HC is (Or at least was) owned...

You feel bad??!! HC is (Or at least was) owned by xikar which is owned and operated here in Kansas City where I live. I CAN'T FIND THEM LOCALLY and have to order on line. I try to keep my money...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Openingshok

one loosens the soil, the other compacts it. I...

one loosens the soil, the other compacts it. I never really got the purpose of lawn rollers anyway. If I can't step on a spot in my yard and flatten it out how will a roller? The ball of my foot is 6...
06-13-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,475
Posted By Openingshok

The only noticable additional maintenance is new...

The only noticable additional maintenance is new fuel filter kits every 25k miles, which for me is once a year. I agree, the oil changes are farther apart, modern day coolant and tranny have no...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-13-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By Openingshok

Are you sure it's not the XL milkshakes?

Are you sure it's not the XL milkshakes?
06-12-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Openingshok

For comparison I just bought a 22' pontoon with...

For comparison I just bought a 22' pontoon with the 150 four stroke. The advertised speed range is 28-35. I hit smack dab in the middle at 31-32 by myself up to 4 people. 8 people (4 kids, 4...
06-11-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By Openingshok

anybody see any long term negative wear with this...

anybody see any long term negative wear with this condition? Mine is just a slight wobble vibration I can live with as long as I know nothing will wear at an accelerated rate down the line.
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06-11-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By Openingshok

that was my first thought too. U searched YouTube...

that was my first thought too. U searched YouTube for prop chatter as honestly I had never heard of it until researching this motor. The video has a very distinct metallic chatter sound. Mine has no...
06-11-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By Openingshok

Mercury 150 Four Stroke has slight rough idle

Hey All,

Since this is my first outboard of this size and brand I have very little to compare to. Please only respond if you have first hand experience with a Mercury 150 four stroke. I can...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 55,156
Posted By Openingshok

Don't laugh, but my daily (well, 2/week) is Bahia...

Don't laugh, but my daily (well, 2/week) is Bahia Blue. Dirt cheap and really a pretty good smoke. Only lasts about 30 minutes but burns nice and clean.

Top 5:

Perdomo Habana Maduro
La Aroma...
06-04-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,355
Posted By Openingshok

Check around. Many shops will give you a...

Check around. Many shops will give you a corecredit for the old lu housing .Maybe even remaining gears if they were in good shape.
06-04-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Openingshok

Only being 2 years old isn't it still under...

Only being 2 years old isn't it still under warranty?
06-03-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Openingshok

not allowed in my neighborhood:(

not allowed in my neighborhood:(
06-02-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Openingshok

I'm in Kansas .

I'm in Kansas .
06-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Openingshok

I store it in my back yard, not a marina or yacht...

I store it in my back yard, not a marina or yacht club. And on trailer you wouldn't really be able to see much.
06-02-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,355
Posted By Openingshok

So if your driving and hit something and damage...

So if your driving and hit something and damage your axle are you going to "consider much" before calling state farm? Not me. That's why I pay for insurance.
06-02-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Openingshok

Cradle connection would be my first guess. Can...

Cradle connection would be my first guess. Can you tap it to simulate chop and make it shut off? If not, that would eliminate the cradle. Dumb question but is the head unit snapped solidly into...
06-02-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Openingshok

I would tuck one edge of the tarp between the...

I would tuck one edge of the tarp between the bench and rail and let it drape. I'm not covering the whole play pen. I have the vinyl flooring so not concerned with carpet fading. rain water would...
06-01-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Openingshok

Pontoon boat cover

Instead of using the $1000 factory cover than came with my pontoon on a daily basis and having it wear out from UV exposure what do you all think of covering the furnature with plastic tarps? Pontoon...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-29-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By Openingshok

CuuCawwwwght on tape.

CuuCawwwwght on tape.
05-24-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Openingshok

just found it. Its in the boat manual not the...

just found it. Its in the boat manual not the outboard. I think a revision is in order LOL.
05-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Openingshok

Push Key Choke on 2018 outboard???

I'm just curious. I have a brand new Mercury 150 four stroke. The instructions I got from the dealer when I picked it up was to push the key choke when starting. If it's fuel injected why does it...
05-23-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 53,009
Posted By Openingshok

On a night cruise with friends and got the depth...

On a night cruise with friends and got the depth and speed mixed up on the chart plotter. Could not figure out why the bottom was coming up when the contour lines didn't indicate a shelf. The more...
05-21-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Openingshok

5100 is the highest I have seen in the 3 hours on...

5100 is the highest I have seen in the 3 hours on the clock. Trimming does little but again its a pontoon so there is more plowing than planing .
05-21-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Openingshok

Let's take this from another angle. Being as...

Let's take this from another angle. Being as 5100 RPM is within the range of the 5k-6k RPM Mercury recommends, and increasing RPM by changing props would only marginally increase performance, does...
05-21-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Openingshok

How much smaller diameter would you think?

How much smaller diameter would you think?
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