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07-06-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
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Re: Getting Around the "Pre-Rig" Issue

I have never heard of a Scout pre-rigged with a particular engine. This must be a dealer preference. Give Scout a call and see what their position is.
07-01-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
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Re: Fuel Gauge Issues

Marine sending units are notorious for being fickle. I'll bet that 75% do not work properly: due to design and subjection to corrosion. You are not the only one with this issue, including...
07-01-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,650
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Re: polarized sunglasses, which ones??

Second the Costco glasses in prescription: very reasonably prices and...very good lenses.
07-01-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,511
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Re: ETEC 115 WOT? Dealer full of crap?

Raise the engine up one notch, may be two, on the transom. I guarantee you that your RPM's will increase, as well as your boat speed, hole shot, and fuel economy.
06-30-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
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Re: stuck in rev limiter mode (yamaha 200HP)

Rev limiter will kick in if your impeller in the water pump needs(i.e. shredded and etc.) replacing. This issue should be addressed ASAP. Pee hole can still be functional at this point but still be...
06-29-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,776
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Re: "Old School" Navigation

"Old School" navigation is definitely a lost art. Grew up sailing that way and have never forgotten how to navigate that way. I can remember when I got my first Loran...wow! Nevertheless, I still...
06-25-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,385
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Re: Buyer Beware... Beacon Point Marine, Cos Cob, Connecticut overcharged labor on service

FYI...average charge here in Charleston, SC is $80.00-$90.00/hour. Just had my carburators rebuilt on my Yammie to the tune of $390.00. I did not...
06-20-2007, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,578
Posted By Hub

Re: Scout 235/242 Yamaha F225 engine cranking

Okay....the batteries are working to crank...are the batteries being charged when the boat is not being used? You've got one battery that is 3 years old and the other an AGM battery. Too me, that...
06-17-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,930
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Re: New BF 90 Honda Problems! Motor will not run, towed in.

I would say that you have a fuel issue. I am kid of leaning to the water in fuel tank idea. Get the dealer to drain the fuel and give it back to you empty so that you can tank it up. But, not...
06-17-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By Hub

Re: ETEC tilts down w/o pressing switch

It could be a leak in the hydraulics, that is, if it drops down slowly. Otherwise, it is probably a bad relay.
06-17-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Hub

Re: ETEC 115 WOTC? Dealer full of crap?

Go up a notch or two on the engine mounts and you'll get higher RPM's and speed. Your prop and shaft are too low in the water thereby creating a lot of friction.
06-17-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,698
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Re: Crab pot markers: A navigational hazard?

It is my understanding that crab pots are not supposed to be located in a navigational channel per CG regs. But, guess what, they are there anyway. It is probably an enforcement issue or rather a...
06-10-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,811
Posted By Hub

Re: Is A SEA BOSS a good boat for the money?

Sea Boss hulls are the old hull molds from Sea Pro. A good, sturdy, no frills line of boats.
06-10-2007, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,087
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Re: electric fuel pump and marine grade?

I think the "marine vs auto" issue comes into place as to what is accepted by the Coast Guard for marine use. Personally, I would use only "marine grade" wiring because it is tinned(to minimize...
06-09-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Hub

Re: Keeping Batteries Charged on Outdoor Trailer?

I am not in favor of trickle chargers due to the safety factor: sparks. These kinds of chargers can spark when you connect the leads to the battery posts, especially important if you have built in...
06-03-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Hub

Re: Help me decide on which flats skiff!

Look at the Scout skiffs...Stu Apte was a consultant in the design of the technicals.
06-02-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Hub

Re: Scout 280 Ride Quality

The Scout is a Chevy and the Contender is a Porsche in terms of go-fast rides due to the very deep V that knifes through the waves. There really is no comparison between the two from this...
05-30-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,747
Posted By Hub

Re: TRAILERING ADVICE, PLEASE

Make sure that you have spare tire(s) for the trailer AND a lug nut wrench that fits the trailer wheels. Check hubs every so often and enjoy the LONG drive... I have done that trip to MA.
05-28-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Hub

Re: nothing is ever easy,

How about the impeller and water pump?
05-13-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By Hub

Re: Scout 187 Sportfish owners

Go up one hole at a time til your a/c plate is 1" to 1.5" above the keel.
05-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By Hub

RE: Tide Tool

Have used this software for several years. A good application for those with PDA's and works very well.
05-08-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,892
Posted By Hub

Re: Stupid Blowboater?

It is amazing how many people will bark up the wrong tree. I am a long-time sailor(pleasure and racing, small cats to good-size monohulls) and a long-time power boater. There is nothing better than...
05-06-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,673
Posted By Hub

Re: Cavitation Plate Too Low

To answer your question, your cavitation plate should be 1" to 1.5" inches above the lowest portion of your keel down by the stern. This will translate into improved hole shot, improve fuel economy,...
05-03-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By Hub

Re: what kind of fish?

If that's a sea robin, it's REALLY big!!!!
04-29-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By Hub

Re: Fuel overflow question

RB has it right...those vents are a magnet for bees, wasps, spiders, and etc. Check it out. If that does not fix it, check the fuel line itself. It may have too much of a bend in it causing an air...
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