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by MikeA57
18 Dec 2019, 19:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Westin alumimum boat build
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Westin alumimum boat build

Nice job! I would try to get a more substantial TM mount than 2 2x4s bolted together. There's a lot of energy transferred from the motor up the shaft when you hit the GO button on the TM. I was fortunate enough to have my wife who worked at a metal fabrication shop (as Office Admin) and I designed a...
by MikeA57
13 Apr 2017, 17:47
Forum: Recipes & Cooking
Topic: Lazy day oven baby backs
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Lazy day oven baby backs

Thanks Jim. They looked great!

I,m going to try them hopefully tomorrow!

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by MikeA57
10 Apr 2017, 14:19
Forum: Recipes & Cooking
Topic: Lazy day oven baby backs
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Lazy day oven baby backs

I am doing some easy baby back ribs in the oven today. Basically this is a 2-1 method with a 425 degree kick start. 1 rack I removed the membrane, 2nd rack I left it on. Prepared them as I normally do and in the 425 degree oven they went uncovered for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes I turned the o...
by MikeA57
17 Nov 2016, 23:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

Well, I know it's been over a year since I've posted about this problem , but I thought I had it fixed until earlier this week when I found out the problem was still there. I had used JB Weld on the leaky rivets and there was no leak. But now cracks have expanded out from the rivets that were leaki...
by MikeA57
17 Nov 2016, 23:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

Well, I know it's been over a year since I've posted about this problem , but I thought I had it fixed until earlier this week when I found out the problem was still there. I had used JB Weld on the leaky rivets and there was no leak. But now cracks have expanded out from the rivets that were leaki...
by MikeA57
17 Nov 2016, 23:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

Well, I know it's been over a year since I've posted about this problem , but I thought I had it fixed until earlier this week when I found out the problem was still there. I had used JB Weld on the leaky rivets and there was no leak. But now cracks have expanded out from the rivets that were leakin...
by MikeA57
17 Sep 2015, 15:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

Thanks ibSteve. That's something for me to chew on. I like the idea posted down further about strapping the side ribs together to strengthen the boat. Great idea!

Mike
by MikeA57
16 Sep 2015, 10:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

OK, so what I have gathered from the above responses is that the livewell is a separate box inside the seat, right? Does this mean I'm going to have to take the seat out in order to get to the livewell? Thanks guys! Mike PS: ...and by the way, mine is an '80 model and it's just a metal livewell. No ...
by MikeA57
15 Sep 2015, 17:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Leaking livewell in Lowe 1448 Big Jon

It's been awhile since I've posted although I've lurked around out here from time to time. Took my boat out last weekend for the 1st time in a couple of years. I had just installed my new Helix 5 and a new MK Edge 45 Trolling Motor so I was really stoked and excited to try it all out. The last time ...
by MikeA57
05 Sep 2014, 12:49
Forum: Motors
Topic: Choke problem on old Merc 25
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Choke problem on old Merc 25

Thanks OTW, but the motor starts when I use the old timey method and open the butterfly. It doesn't when I use the choke and the new fangled Enrichment Valve. One other thing I noticed is that last week when I was testing it out before I went to the lake, the bulb would firm up after a few pumps and...
by MikeA57
05 Sep 2014, 10:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: Choke problem on old Merc 25
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Choke problem on old Merc 25

Pics have been uploaded of issue with the choke. They are numbered so you can follow what happens as the choke is rotated from OFF to ON. The wire leading to what I suppose is the timing linkage is not shown on any of the diagrams I have found. Neither is the plunger that closes down on the Enrichen...
by MikeA57
04 Sep 2014, 20:12
Forum: Motors
Topic: Great public link with manuals for many makes of Outboards!
Replies: 76
Views: 60041

Great public link with manuals for many makes of Outboar

The link works as of 9/4/14. No info for my '83 merc 25 but it looks like a very useful site with all the different types of manuals available.
by MikeA57
04 Sep 2014, 11:51
Forum: Motors
Topic: Choke problem on old Merc 25
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Choke problem on old Merc 25

Serial # is 6312322

Link to the Parts diagrams on Boats.net is: https://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc2 ... parts.html
by MikeA57
04 Sep 2014, 10:06
Forum: Motors
Topic: Choke problem on old Merc 25
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Choke problem on old Merc 25

Thanks Nate. No, mine doesn't pull out, only rotate. I have noticed that there is a rubber plunger that the choke rod connects to (#35 in the diagram) that closes down over the enrichener valve (#2 Carb diagram) as the choke is activated. That plunger assembly is not shown on any of the diagrams I'v...
by MikeA57
03 Sep 2014, 15:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: Choke problem on old Merc 25
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Choke problem on old Merc 25

Got my boat ready for the recent Labor Day weekend by installing a brand new MK trolling motor and then I checked out the 1980 25 hp Mercury and although hard to start to begin with, once I got it started it ran fine for about 45 minutes. I stopped and started it several times and it started on the ...