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12-01-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,574
Posted By BigI

Best of both?

I've been thinking of a solution that might be the best of both. Use a mini bracket that moves the engine aft just far enough that you can permanently glass in the splash well door. 15" to 18" should...
09-22-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By BigI

I'll take the anchor, chain and rode. Where in...

I'll take the anchor, chain and rode. Where in northern NJ are you?
12-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,674
Posted By BigI

How old is the boat? At some point replacing the...

How old is the boat? At some point replacing the hoses are a maintenance task.
10-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,782
Posted By BigI

I'm contemplating a solution that's a middle...

I'm contemplating a solution that's a middle ground. I have to redo my notched transom as well. The idea is to keep it notched, add a mini bracket (say 12"-18" setback) and permanently fix the splash...
09-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,772
Posted By BigI

I reconditioned an aluminum gill engine bracket...

I reconditioned an aluminum gill engine bracket with an acid wash and anodize before epoxy painting. I think you can just use the wash that I give the link to below. Read the attached tech sheets.
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06-17-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By BigI

I repainted the gill bracket on my Grady White...

I repainted the gill bracket on my Grady White using the following sequence. It's holding up great. All I do now is a little bottom paint each year and I'm good to go. If I had to paint the trim...
05-31-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigI

Bill, thanks for the suggestion. I'll run through...

Bill, thanks for the suggestion. I'll run through all the connections.
05-31-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigI

It’s not an issue of clearing codes. Even with no...

It’s not an issue of clearing codes. Even with no codes the light should blink an all good code. I get no blinks.
05-31-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigI

Bill, thanks for the reply. I didn't make the...

Bill, thanks for the reply.
I didn't make the name up ....... it's actually called that on the SIM Yamaha store.
After reading through many posts with similar problems the suggestions made were to...
05-31-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigI

Any ideas on where to start with the diagnosis? ...

Any ideas on where to start with the diagnosis?
Can I simply put a voltmeter on the blue wire and look for voltage swings?
Does the winky blinky put the computer in a diagnosis mode to send pulses...
05-30-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigI

Winky blinky not working

I bought a new winky blinky to diagnose my 97 0x66 225. The previous owner said it doesn't go over 1800 rpms under load.
I connected the light and ran the engine on a hose. No lights, no blinking....
04-19-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,352
Posted By BigI

What are the dimensions of the Arch. I have a...

What are the dimensions of the Arch. I have a seacraft sceptre.
09-14-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By BigI

I will take the battery cables as long as they're...

I will take the battery cables as long as they're longer than 10' which I'm sure they are. Let me know shipping or pickup arrangement.
09-13-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By BigI

How long is the cable? I need a 10'er

How long is the cable? I need a 10'er
12-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By BigI

Where is the engine located?

Where is the engine located?
09-02-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By BigI

Thanks for the replies. From what I've read...

Thanks for the replies.

From what I've read on several baords, water getting trapped between the neoprene and the tank is the cause of corrosion, or at least one of the causes. My curiosity is if...
08-30-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,673
Posted By BigI

Corrosion Aluminum fuel tank - fresh water

I understand that galvanic action corrodes aluminum fuel tanks when water is trapped against the tank. Does this only happen in salt water? My boat spent the first 15 years in fresh water, the last 8...
08-05-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By BigI

Thanks!

I'll stert w/ WD40 since that's what's already on there. Then try the others if necessary.

I had done a search but came up empty handed.

Thanks again.
08-04-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By BigI

Engine cleaning/degreasing

I have an old Yamaha engine. The previous owner liked to spray the power head down with WD-40 to displace water. Over the years there's a bit of build up and accumulation of grime. I want to clean it...
05-25-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By BigI

Hydrolic hose fitting replacement

I did a search on this and didn't find what I need.

I have a 1987 GW overnighter. I noticed a leak @ the back of the helm. It's coming from the hose fitting. I believe the hose is copper. How...
02-08-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By BigI

150txr

So, is this engine a good compromise for a old boat repower?

Does anyone have experience w/ this engine?

Thanks for any feedback.
02-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By BigI

Yes, it's the one w/ the bracket. It still has...

Yes, it's the one w/ the bracket. It still has the original 87 150 Yamaha on it.

I was concerned that w/ my family of 6 it wouldn't perform well but it does. So I wouldn't mind staying w/ a 150 2...
02-08-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By BigI

Repower 87 206G overnighter

Researching repower options for my overnighter I came across an engine not discussed much. The Yamaha 150TXR. It's a carbed 2 stroke.

The dilemma in repowering an old boat is trying to get...
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