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by MrGiggles
02 Apr 2020, 13:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1987-88 Johnson 20hp
Replies: 3
Views: 38

1987-88 Johnson 20hp

I usually get the part number from Marine Engine and search it. Many times it can be found NOS or used for a lot cheaper. I bought an 83 25hp with a broken recoil mount as well. In my case the rear bolt had sheared off and caused the front mount to break from stress. I grabbed a used bracket on Ebay...
by MrGiggles
26 Mar 2020, 20:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1983 35 hp Evinrude
Replies: 16
Views: 184

1983 35 hp Evinrude

If it runs good, why worry? The problem with testing engines of small displacement, the volume of the tester hose adds to the combustion chamber volume, lowering the compression ratio. Unless you have a tester with the Schrader valve in the tip at the very end of the hose, you'll get false low readi...
by MrGiggles
26 Mar 2020, 20:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: No spark
Replies: 10
Views: 130

No spark

I put in a new power pack on my 1987 88hp Johnson because I was having some misfires at mid to high rpms. Now i don't have spark on cylinders 3 and 4. I was pretty sure the original power pack was the problem because there was rip in the coil fitting boot and I could see the terminal. If one power ...
by MrGiggles
20 Mar 2020, 13:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Mounting help for Mercury 60/40 Jet

The older Mercs (not sure when they quit) with twin cylinder tilt/trim did not have the standard bolt pattern. They also had clamps in addition to 6 bolts, IIRC. My 84 60hp Merc was this way, when I mounted a newer Suzuki (with the standard 4 bolt pattern) I had to redrill all new holes. Stainless s...
by MrGiggles
15 Mar 2020, 11:11
Forum: Motors
Topic: reverse, prop climbs out of water
Replies: 6
Views: 161

reverse, prop climbs out of water

On the 9.8 that I had, there was some sort of linkage and hook that was supposed to engage the lock when you put it in reverse, but it never did really work right. That little switch that your were pointing to is a troll switch, I don't know the exact purpose, but if you raise the motor, hold the bu...
by MrGiggles
12 Mar 2020, 12:18
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2

Thanks. This feedback from everyone is ultimately very valuable. Sadly for my pocketbook, I think I recognize the benefit of a 24V system. The good news is the cost of the battery charger will be covered by what I thought I would spend on a long run of heavy gage battery cable, battery switch, and ...
by MrGiggles
11 Mar 2020, 09:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What screws should I use ? Coat over them?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

What screws should I use ? Coat over them?

Would be best to cut it, drill it, screw it down, then remove and coat it. Put the screws in last.

It's going to be a pain to line everything up that way, but all the holes will be sealed, and it'll make it easier to remove in the future.
by MrGiggles
10 Mar 2020, 13:59
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2

Terrovas disconnect the power when stowed, so there is no need for a switch. If by chance you need to cut power, you can always flip the breaker. As for the plug, I prefer to hard wire, unless you have the desire to switch it from boat to boat. Same for the QR bracket, unless you want to swap it aro...
by MrGiggles
10 Mar 2020, 13:56
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2

I would like to charge the TM battery from my outboard’s alternator. My outboard’s alternator has 17 amps net available for charging batteries. Because my primary use is trolling, my outboard is running most of the time I’m on the water. I would use an Automatic Charging Relay to manage charging bo...
by MrGiggles
10 Mar 2020, 13:51
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer steps, who has them?
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Trailer steps, who has them?

I seldom use a gravel ramp but did think about adding a step or cat walk. I have to wade thru a few inches of water anyway to even get to the trailer tongue. I figured I would just use rubber boots and wade a few more steps to the winch. I keep a heavy duty pair from the hardware store in the truck...
by MrGiggles
10 Mar 2020, 13:47
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Location of fish finders and transducers
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Location of fish finders and transducers

I typically use side imaging more from the console. Have a Garmin 7SV there, and a 5DV up front. You should be able to network the 4 and the 7, so waypoints are shared between them. Works pretty slick, if you run over something you want to fish, drop a waypoint on the console unit and then go back t...
by MrGiggles
10 Mar 2020, 13:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?

The title pretty much sums it up. Where is your preferred spot to clean your catch when you get home from fishing? I have been using the kitchen sink and a cutting board and it's just not that great. I keep a cutting board in the carport where the boat lives. Slice 'em up right on the back deck of ...
by MrGiggles
09 Mar 2020, 13:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum brazing rod?
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Aluminum brazing rod?

Like others, I have messed with it and not had a whole lot of luck. More of a pain than it is worth. If you can find a local welder and make arrangements to bring your stuff in when he's already set up for aluminum, it can be surprisingly cheap to have it done by a pro, and you'll never have to worr...
by MrGiggles
09 Mar 2020, 13:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Transom Replacement

Going to replace my transom in my 2005 Lund WC14. I purchased a 2019 Yamaha 20 short shaft . My Transom is 15" and my Yamaha is 17". I'd like to put the cavitation plate level with bottom of boat and it's currently sitting 2-3" low. Question being is can I safely make my new transom 2" higher then ...
by MrGiggles
09 Mar 2020, 13:20
Forum: Motors
Topic: Yamaha F70
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Yamaha F70

My uncle has a 50 Yammie 4S tiller on a 16' Lund Pro V. Sweet rig. I remember him cranking it up. I saw the motor jump just a little and then nothing. I couldn't believe that the thing was running, amazingly quiet. Would love to own one, but for what they cost I can keep my old Suzuki DT running for...