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01-22-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Dougfish

We do it every winter here. Not even sure. I...

We do it every winter here. Not even sure. I look it up before I do it. I don’t worry too much about top of the line vs mid level investment because I am going to do it all over again in December.
01-12-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,975
Posted By Dougfish

I will second the used Kenner 18 because the post...

I will second the used Kenner 18 because the post says "for the money". Mine blows through chop and puts the spray down pretty well. Much more than chop mine can become a hard ride because mine is...
01-08-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By Dougfish

Not ideal, but this is what I have on my boat...

Not ideal, but this is what I have on my boat (came with it when I bought it). I have a bilge pump and a deck pump. My scuppers let a small amount of water on the deck but when the current is...
01-07-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Dougfish

It is epoxy sealed. I tried but from what I could...

It is epoxy sealed. I tried but from what I could tell in my attempt to fix mine it is toast.
01-06-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Dougfish

Over the years I have had pumps and switches...

Over the years I have had pumps and switches fail. Usually once per season one or the other fails on one of my two pumps. My boat lives in the water from April to November and the deck pump moves the...
Forum: Northeast
12-24-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dougfish

moved back after 20 years in Florida. Moved to...

moved back after 20 years in Florida. Moved to Florida because the cost of living was very low and the pay cut was not terrible. The cost of living in Florida has skyrockets while salaries have just...
Forum: Northeast
12-24-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Dougfish

Boated for a year in NJ without it

I was confused as well. I got insurance and such without the safe boating course. But you need to take it. If boarded you could get a hearty ticket. This is for tidal waters like the rivers that feed...
12-18-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Dougfish

Rented a boat in the keys with a 90 Yamaha 4...

Rented a boat in the keys with a 90 Yamaha 4 stroke. Would not start, turn over, it was as good as a rock. Then I realized the lanyard was not connected. I seriously doubt the lanyard is the issues. ...
12-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By Dougfish

Start with what is easy. Run it until it dies....

Start with what is easy. Run it until it dies. Take off the water/fuel separator. If it is empty then the leak is either there or upstream. If it’s full then the leak is between the filter out...
12-17-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,109
Posted By Dougfish

30 gallon poly tank under my center console. It...

30 gallon poly tank under my center console. It is 20 years old and goes through the seasons here in NJ from single digits to 90s. A portion of it is exposed to the sun either direct at certain...
12-16-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,423
Posted By Dougfish

as you compress fuel vapor/air mixture in the...

as you compress fuel vapor/air mixture in the cylinder it heats up (a lot more than you would think). If it gets to the auto ignition temp you get premature detonation. Essentially pressure is...
12-10-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Dougfish

Have a 70 4-stroke on my 18 Kenner. I can plane...

Have a 70 4-stroke on my 18 Kenner. I can plane with 4 on board but not easily. With two or three I can get up in plane without a problem. Even with just me on board I am getting mid to upper 20s...
12-05-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By Dougfish

I was given a seadek helm pad a couple of years...

I was given a seadek helm pad a couple of years ago. It is hard and does not look or feel like it would help but I have to say I am happy. My feet are tired at the end of the day but no where near...
12-01-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By Dougfish

Best bilge pumps in the world will not pump snow....

Best bilge pumps in the world will not pump snow. I keep my boat in the water until mid November and the last 4 weeks is spent watching the weather. Its worth it but any longer and it would be a...
12-01-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Dougfish

I run the bay in an 18 foot Kenner. I pick my...

I run the bay in an 18 foot Kenner. I pick my days but even calm days can get sporty when there are a dozen boats blasting around chasing birds in close quarters with a strong current. Can end up in...
Forum: Northeast
11-13-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,006
Posted By Dougfish

All good points about the wife

My boat is in the water from 4/1 to 11/15 every year. Except this year my wife goes out on it maybe once before June 1st and maybe once after October 1st (this year it was out get out of the house...
Forum: Northeast
11-11-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,006
Posted By Dougfish

The Shrewsbury and navesink were very busy this...

The Shrewsbury and navesink were very busy this past weekend. I keep my boat on the Shrewsbury until mid November each year. I noticed there were a lot more boats still in the water this year.
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10-29-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dougfish

Sounds like the "polishing" approximated the...

Sounds like the "polishing" approximated the normal engine operations through the fuel delivery system. If you didn't see any air coming into the low pressure pump I would assume there is no air...
10-29-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dougfish

Quick checks

Try running the engine until you get the stall. Then spin off the water fuel separator filter. If it is empty then you have an air leak up stream. I had about the same issue recently except the...
10-28-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Dougfish

Yes, had the same issue this spring. One...

Yes, had the same issue this spring. One additional symptom was that if I stayed in gear but at idle for a while the RPMs would drop, hunt, and stall. If I try to advance it stalls unless I do it...
Forum: Northeast
10-25-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Dougfish

Right by the sea streak terminal. Could be just...

Right by the sea streak terminal. Could be just me or just caught the right moment.
Forum: Northeast
10-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Dougfish

Police Active this offseason Northern NJ

Is it just me or are the police super active this off season? Going past the Highlands during summer you can loose count of how many big boats are blowing through the no wake zone and no sign of the...
08-26-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Dougfish

My boat is not a whaler but I can see why you...

My boat is not a whaler but I can see why you leave them in. My boat is in a slip. With the drain plugs out there is a little water at the back. But when the current at the new slip kicked in from...
08-08-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Dougfish

I had the same issue on my 2000 evinrude/Suzuki....

I had the same issue on my 2000 evinrude/Suzuki. The design almost makes certain the sand and other debris Will get trapped there. I pulled the lower cowling off and cleaned out the tube. It was...
08-04-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By Dougfish

That is a bit more “milky” than mine was but not...

That is a bit more “milky” than mine was but not that far off. I’ve had some rough running issues that I attribute to fouled plugs from running rich because a VST float pin failure in combination of...
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