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07-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By sundancekid

25” will work, but you’ll need to mount the...

25” will work, but you’ll need to mount the motors wide, possibly as wide as they were when a third was in the center. With twins, you loose bite due to one less prop in the water, so engines need...
07-14-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By sundancekid

The only area to keep away from is the belt,...

The only area to keep away from is the belt, everything else let it rip. Also recommend rinsing off any salt deposits with some freshwater lightly misted from the hose.
07-12-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,672
Posted By sundancekid

Plenty of pilchards and gogs on the reef at...

Plenty of pilchards and gogs on the reef at night, they come up in the chum when fishing for mangrove snapper, all you want to catch with a sabiki.
07-08-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By sundancekid

Most mechanics have no clue on engine height and...

Most mechanics have no clue on engine height and I am not referring to trim. It is impossible to spec out the correct propeller if the engine is mounted at the wrong height on the transom.
07-08-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,672
Posted By sundancekid

If they dive a marked channel or bridge, they...

If they dive a marked channel or bridge, they should expect boat traffic. While courteous to drop down off of plane, I do not know if it is actually required by law. I had a similar situation running...
07-08-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By sundancekid

Perform a cylinder drop test to see if there is a...

Perform a cylinder drop test to see if there is a cylinder that is not firing. You can do this by unplugging one coil at a time with the engine under a load around 1,000 rpms either on the trailer...
07-07-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 302,285
Posted By sundancekid

Drop the motor and get a set of tabs, getting the...

Drop the motor and get a set of tabs, getting the sharp entry buried in choppy seas will make a tremendous difference in ride.
07-06-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By sundancekid

Thanks for the handy calculation, I was referring...

Thanks for the handy calculation, I was referring to above post that indicated the engines were 1.5” above with a 30” setback, not 1.5” per foot. I used the following method to install a bracket on...
07-05-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By sundancekid

First things first, what length engine are you...

First things first, what length engine are you installing and what is the setback amount of the bracket you’re installing? 1.5” above the bottom with a 30” setback as described above means the...
07-03-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By sundancekid

The late 90s Merc built Force motors like the 90...

The late 90s Merc built Force motors like the 90 and 120 are decent. The midsection, power trim, and gear case were all sourced from the inline Mercs, powerheads were cast from the same materials as...
07-03-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By sundancekid

Are they mating it with the 8 speed or 6 speed...

Are they mating it with the 8 speed or 6 speed transmission? I’m sure it will do fine as it’s all bottom end torque, low HP production will likely make for high rpm on the highway. I’ve towed a few...
07-03-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By sundancekid

I like the looks of the new truck in the “custom”...

I like the looks of the new truck in the “custom” trim, they come out around $48k with all the options available on that trim with the gas motor and $10k more for the diesel, I’d say that’s a pretty...
07-01-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By sundancekid

I agree going up twp holes and running the Rev...

I agree going up twp holes and running the Rev 4s, they like to run high and the old Yamahas were mounted in the #4 hole as well where as you're in #2. Jack 'em up!
06-27-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By sundancekid

Hydraulic steering does not usually become...

Hydraulic steering does not usually become stiffer with time, I would be looking more towards a swivel pin that is starting to freeze up or at least needs lubrication.
06-27-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By sundancekid

2005 PCM is not setup to do Shadow Drive, if it...

2005 PCM is not setup to do Shadow Drive, if it were 2006 you could work it out. You're talking replacement of PCMs, wiring harnesses, replacement of the FSM to work with the new harness/relay...
06-27-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,108
Posted By sundancekid

It is the lightest 150 4-stroke on the market,...

It is the lightest 150 4-stroke on the market, and yes it is light. You guys are failing to address the elephant in the room telling this guy to go with a 115-140 small block platform. This is a 20...
06-25-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,807
Posted By sundancekid

2003 had disc all the way around, totally...

2003 had disc all the way around, totally different setup. Brakes on mine were horrendous since new, everyone that drove it complained about them.
06-25-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,108
Posted By sundancekid

Lightest weight 150, biggest displacement with...

Lightest weight 150, biggest displacement with great low end torque, cheap, puts out more than 150 hp, dealers everywhere, parts availability, and easy to do your own maintenance. Been on a few 20’...
06-24-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,108
Posted By sundancekid

If you’re going new now and financing, go with a...

If you’re going new now and financing, go with a 150. With a heavier load, you will be much happier in the long run for a slightly higher monthly payment! Obviously I will recommend the Merc for...
06-24-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By sundancekid

If it’s in neutral, in will not rev past about...

If it’s in neutral, in will not rev past about 2500 rpms by design. If it runs fine in gear, all is normal.
06-24-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By sundancekid

Did a pair of 115 Merc command thrust 4-strokes...

Did a pair of 115 Merc command thrust 4-strokes on a 25’ trophy walk around, great setup!
06-20-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,807
Posted By sundancekid

Did I mention that the brakes on these are...

Did I mention that the brakes on these are nothing short of terrible??? No stopping power what so ever, mushy pedal, and quick to fade. I looked into it because I was ready to get another one and...
06-20-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By sundancekid

Height is perfect, you need props now. What is...

Height is perfect, you need props now. What is your max speed and rpm after the raise? Are you trimming out to the point of ventilation? What make/model is this?
06-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,807
Posted By sundancekid

Love these old Suburbans, my first vehicle was my...

Love these old Suburbans, my first vehicle was my dad's '99 2500 with a 454. Being a dumb ass high school kid at the time, it went up with a 6" lift, 35s, train horns (real ones, Leslie RS-3Ls),...
06-19-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By sundancekid

Repowered one with twin 225 Pro XS Optis a couple...

Repowered one with twin 225 Pro XS Optis a couple of years ago and man that thing would do wheelies when you stabbed it and run 55+ up top! The point being is that hull does not need that kind of...
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