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by Clifford_Akov
24 Apr 2015, 08:57
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Bearing Replacement/Service Instructional Vid
Replies: 30
Views: 22494

Trailer Bearing Replacement/Service Instructional Vid

You can rent a "race driver" very inexpensively at Auto Zone, they sell them too. Makes changing the races much easier. jmho
by Clifford_Akov
10 Apr 2015, 18:44
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor Question - Honda BF 25
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Motor Question - Honda BF 25

4 stroke much quieter, no fumes, very efficient - all day on 3-4 gals of gas, don't know how it would compare. Good Luck.
by Clifford_Akov
09 Apr 2015, 08:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor Question - Honda BF 25
Replies: 7
Views: 854

Motor Question - Honda BF 25

I am running a Honda 25 BF short shaft 1994 model, went out last week and it started with first pull 8) . Mine has been great, only minor tune ups and a new impeller a few years back. It sees mainly salt/brackish water use. It is a bit heavy, so I have to move my gas and battery forward in the boat....
by Clifford_Akov
06 Apr 2015, 19:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Battery Local
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Battery Local

I have a similar situation, battery is up front, and I place the fuel tank near middle of boat. Works OK for me. Another option would be to look into transom splash guards like this https://www.wavewackers.com to keep you dry. I am considering making my own splash guards, motor kicks up a bit of wat...
by Clifford_Akov
04 Apr 2015, 18:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: Honda Outboard Full Throttle Help
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Honda Outboard Full Throttle Help

I had an original equipment gas hose that collapsed on the inside, everything looked good but not enough fuel passed through the line, if you have not replaced your fuel line recently, might be a fix. Also when I updated the fuel line from the gas tank, I went one size larger.
Just a thought.
by Clifford_Akov
28 Mar 2015, 18:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: help on mounting something without drilling gunwale
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

help on mounting something without drilling gunwale

I love these gunnel clamps, bought 4 of them and use them for all kinds of different ideas, without drilling.

https://www.marinegeneral.com/productdet ... rectoryid=

Very sturdy.
by Clifford_Akov
20 Feb 2015, 21:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Duroboat
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Duroboat

I don't know anything about this boat, but a couple of young girls took one on the Great Loop. Must be a good boat. https://www.duroboat.com/SmallBoatBigSumme.htm I really like the camping tent idea.
by Clifford_Akov
20 Feb 2015, 20:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: anyone ever raised the sides of a v-hull?
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

anyone ever raised the sides of a v-hull?

As for transom height, I have thought of adding these to help prevent the occasional swamping attempts. https://www.whitecapmfg.com/applications.html

just a thought.
by Clifford_Akov
08 Feb 2015, 09:51
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Spare bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 3125

Spare bearings

Keep a spare tire, hub, bearings and can of grease in my vehicle when I go any distance. Cheap insurance.
by Clifford_Akov
07 Feb 2015, 20:41
Forum: Trailers
Topic: How are Uhall hitches?
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

How are Uhall hitches?

I have had several uHaul hitches over the years with no problems. I believe they come with a life-time warranty.
by Clifford_Akov
08 Nov 2014, 19:34
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Re bunking my trailer, have some questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1923

Re bunking my trailer, have some questions

Has anyone tried plastic/pvc 2x4 bunks?
Like these? seem reasonably priced. https://www.ultimatebunkboards.com/gpage.html

Thanks
by Clifford_Akov
03 Oct 2014, 19:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Nice day on ICW
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Nice day on ICW

Similar, but it is actually a 1946 Taylorcraft, BC12-D1.
by Clifford_Akov
02 Oct 2014, 19:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Nice day on ICW
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Nice day on ICW

Beautiful day today on the ICW, saw work from a different perspective.
different perspective
different perspective
by Clifford_Akov
26 Sep 2014, 15:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What do you use to clean your hull
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

What do you use to clean your hull

Careful with the bleach, it can do a number on aluminum if you don't wash it right off. Best not to use.
by Clifford_Akov
31 May 2014, 20:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie Questions about v-bottoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Newbie Questions about v-bottoms

I have an Alumacraft V-14 and have used it almost exclusively in brackish water since 1994. It is really no worse for wear. As far as the motor, I always flush it well with fresh water. Only minor cosmetic damage I have to the boat is I used a little bleach on it, and aluminum really does not like b...