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by Piomarine
10 Nov 2016, 23:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Thank you! All of the decking I put in it added a considerable amount of weight, but it is all low in the hull. Even with just me in the boat it still comes on plane quickly and runs very true. I haven't checked my speed with a GPS, but if I were a betting man, I'd say my 60yr old 10hp 'rude putts m...
by Piomarine
04 Apr 2016, 11:17
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Finally got my trolling motor mount from Fishon Fab, and it looks and functions fantastically (on land...I will put it in the water late this week). I requested it from Fishon raw and painted it to match my boat...it moved my motor as close to centerline as it will get. I couldn't be happier, and I ...
by Piomarine
15 Mar 2016, 10:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

I took the boat out the other day and was having issues with the motor idling really low and running really rough, but would significantly smooth out at WOT though even at WOT would still run at low RPM. Later in the day however, I was forced to kill the motor with the throttle rather than throttlin...
by Piomarine
09 Mar 2016, 02:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

When the wind kicks up as it has the last couple weeks I would advise staying somewhat closer to shore. That is a big lake for these little boats and the ride can get interesting in a 20 mph wind. If you are solo launching, Lloyd Park is a great place to put in. You can launch and immediately beach ...
by Piomarine
05 Mar 2016, 23:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Took the boat out to Joe Pool Lake today and took my wife and dog with for the first time. Everything went great! Afterwards we drove the trailered boat to my wife's grandmother's house and showed her her namesake boat finished for the first time. She cried seeing her dad's boat being used and loved...
by Piomarine
04 Mar 2016, 20:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

I went ahead and just drained and replaced the oil with HPF Pro as you suggested. I also found a parts dealer about 20 minutes from me that carries basically every OEM part I could ever want for this motor and got 2 new drain seals. I pulled the old ones and they were very badly worn out. The oil ha...
by Piomarine
04 Mar 2016, 16:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

Ok so I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say that the lower unit oil should not look like this...and the picture doesn't do it justice. It is a deep caramel color and has a very burnt smell to it...glad I decided to do a change!
by Piomarine
04 Mar 2016, 01:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

Would you recommend it over the Sierra Type C or Sierra Premium Blend?
by Piomarine
03 Mar 2016, 21:29
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

Alright just tell me what to get cause I've been looking at labels and descriptions all afternoon and they are all starting to sound the same. Do I need hypoid oil as is stamped on the dear case? Is hypoid oil even still sold? Which OMC oil do I need for my motor?
by Piomarine
03 Mar 2016, 16:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

Thank you! Pappy I am going to change the lower unit oil just because I don't know when it was last done. Should I use the Evinrude oil or can I get away with using say a Pennzoil 80W90 or equivalent lower unit oil (assuming it has emulsifiers added to it)?
by Piomarine
02 Mar 2016, 01:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Also, I must have done something right cause I have already had one offer to buy my boat :)
by Piomarine
02 Mar 2016, 01:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

Third time's the charm! I ran the motor in a barrel and it worked fine, but I did need to readjust the carb settings. I took the traveler back to the lake today and it must not like lake water cause I put it in the water did everything exactly the same and got the same result as before. After playin...
by Piomarine
02 Mar 2016, 01:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Today everything finally came together, and after a short stint of engine trouble, got it runng and took the traveler out on the big water for the first time in 32 years! It handled really well even in a 20 mph headwind. Even with just me in the boat it was able to get mostly up on plane. I did not ...
by Piomarine
29 Feb 2016, 01:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start
Replies: 45
Views: 2746

1957 Evinrude 10 hp -- Won't start

If it's not one thing with this boat and motor it's another...I took it to the lake today, put it tin the water, took it back out of the water, put the plug back in it, and put it back in the water. Cranked the motor and it started first pull, but I noticed the line was coming out really far before ...
by Piomarine
29 Feb 2016, 01:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 21538

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

OK so after some astute advice from Pappy, I got the motor running smooth again, but I swear if it's not one thing with this boat it's another... Progress has been made though...I actually managed to get the boat IN the water this time, had to promptly pull it back out and let the water drain out, t...