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05-05-2019, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Kman

Other than to see that the reservoir was full,...

Other than to see that the reservoir was full, Iíve never messed with the helm. This is a 2013 mostly freshwater boat, so Iíd expect this is the original fluid. Wish I knew this ahead of time, cause...
05-05-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Kman

Bay Star Hydraulic Fluid Looks Like Grape Juice

So, I put a Lowrance Outboard Pilot on my 2013 Robalo and connected it to the boatís HDS 12 Live MFDówhich Iím loving BTW. Everything went uneventfully till bleed time. My hydraulic fluid is nearly...
03-16-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Kman

I would add a negative distribution buss and...

I would add a negative distribution buss and collect all negative cables there. Also, I would add a switch to disconnect the ground of the ACR so it can be turned off when the boat is not in use. The...
03-08-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Kman

To follow up with the OP’s question: Are there...

To follow up with the OP’s question: Are there any issues with connecting to Baystar helms (vs Seastar)? Are the hydraulic connectors the same? I know it’s the same manufacturer, but ASSumptions...
02-16-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Kman

I have the HDS-12 Live with Navionics. In the...

I have the HDS-12 Live with Navionics. In the chart screen, select new, then route. Enter your first waypoint, then the last. It will give you a straight route. Next select Dock-to-dock auto routing...
02-07-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Kman

Yamaha Engine Interface Cable. Remove connector for easier routing through rigging t

So I need to pull the Lowrance Yamaha Engine Interface Cable through the rigging tube of my 2012 F115. Itíll be easier to pull it NMEA 2000 end first. It would be even easier to pull just the cable...
02-01-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Kman

Thanks for that info and tip. If you’re cheap and...

Thanks for that info and tip. If you’re cheap and brave, you can splice the two data wires going to the round, older Yamaha gauges and connect them to a NMEA drop cable. No $100 wire harness needed....
01-29-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Kman

The Lowrance Yamaha engine interface cable...

The Lowrance Yamaha engine interface cable provides fuel flow data from my 2012/2013 F115. I was hoping it could be used for fuel data. I’ve been asking around and can’t get an answer. I started a...
01-29-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Kman

Will these play nice with the 3 in 1 transducer?...

Will these play nice with the 3 in 1 transducer? I’m about to pull the trigger on an HDS-12 Live if I can figure out what I need to get fuel data and MPG from my Yamaha.
01-29-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Kman

New MFD Shopping List. Will this give me MPG?

Soooooo, I need to set up my 2013 Robalo R180/Yamaha F115 with a MFD. I fish mostly shallow water species (under 150’) in So Cal. Finding structure is very important to me. I’ve been waiting for...
10-14-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kman

All fixed

OK. Round two at the trailer place and I now have brakes. Turns out the master cylinder started leaking after the first visit, reintroducing air into the system. They replaced the whole A-60...
10-02-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kman

Iíve got something wrong. I just talked to the...

Iíve got something wrong. I just talked to the trailerís manufacturer. I should have more braking than I have. The backup test is good and bad. Itís good in that you can tell if the system is...
10-02-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kman

Sorry I was not clear. I had my electrical plug...

Sorry I was not clear. I had my electrical plug removed (disabling the solenoid) and was backing up a hill. I felt the brakes engaging, but I was able to overpower them with a mid sized SUV. Other...
10-02-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kman

My solenoid is on the backup light circuit. The...

My solenoid is on the backup light circuit. The trailer backs up just fine with the electrical plug in. I was disabling the solenoid to see how much braking pressure my trailer was providing. I...
10-02-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,858
Posted By Kman

Should I be able to overpower my surge disk brakes backing up?

Hey. Just bought a boat with A60 actuated surge disk brakes. The trailer is a 2013 Karavan single axle--5000# torsion axle with disk brakes. This was a freshwater boat with only 100 hours on it. ...
09-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Kman

I would try disconnecting the 36 volt battery set...

I would try disconnecting the 36 volt battery set from the negative bus first. might as well start with the easy stuff.

Next, I would try moving the trolling motor--even temporarily. Maybe...
09-11-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Kman

I'm afraid I don't have good news for you. ...

I'm afraid I don't have good news for you.

I'm helping a friend install and integrate an Xi5 networked trolling motor onto his Montauk.The instructions state that the motor's drive electronics...
09-10-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Kman

I suppose a 4 footer could get me by. Looks like...

I suppose a 4 footer could get me by. Looks like I'm gonna miss the offshore bite this year, so my trips will keep me inshore or to to Catalina Island.

What's the hot tip for a mid end 4 footer?
09-10-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Kman

Ya, I was wondering about transferring the load...

Ya, I was wondering about transferring the load to the windshield grab rail. I suppose a 4 footer could get me by. Looks like I'm gonna miss the offshore bite this year, so my trips will keep me...
09-10-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Kman

Rail clamp VHF mount suitable for 8' Galaxy antenna?

Hey. If things go well, I'll be bringing home a freshwater (read: blank slate) boat back to So Cal to turn to the dark side--saltwater. She has no radio, and the plan is to eventually get a radar...
08-10-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Kman

Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
08-07-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Kman

iPad as an Extended Screen

Hey.

I inshore fished with a guy the other day who had 2 12" units. Thought that was a bit overkill till I was schooled in their use--and I've been using electronics on boats for decades. In the...
07-25-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Kman

It's my understanding the steel plug in the...

It's my understanding the steel plug in the exhaust (boy, what a dumb idea that was) affected 02-07 90-140HP engines. Believe the 175 is a whole nuther motor.
07-23-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Kman

Thanks. Guess I should have said I planed on...

Thanks.

Guess I should have said I planed on getting the following done on the engine before pulling the trigger:

A readout of the ECM

Compression test

Leakdown test
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