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by Buckethead
15 Mar 2018, 06:59
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Al Lindner
Replies: 24
Views: 5958

Al Lindner

I watch fishing shows for the sole purpose of watching a fishing show. I can deal with commercials but what I don’t like is the Sunday school lesson at the end of the show. I guess if I get my own show I can do what I want with the last 3 minutes.
by Buckethead
08 Mar 2018, 15:30
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Will live well pump draw from a hose
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Will live well pump draw from a hose

Actually it should work just fine. If the fill hose runs from the transom to the livewell in the floor of the boat, it should fill with water as soon as the boat is launched, unless you have a shut off valve on it. If not then the pump only has to lift water a foot or so.
by Buckethead
30 Sep 2017, 08:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Putting Live well Inside Bench Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Putting Live well Inside Bench Seat

I hope this works, if not you have the title of my build so you can search for it.

Buckethead's 1974 Duracraft 1720

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t
by Buckethead
30 Sep 2017, 08:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Putting Live well Inside Bench Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Putting Live well Inside Bench Seat

Remove the bench seat, flip it upside down and cut the ends to where they'll fold up into an aluminum tank. I used stainless steel button head bolts with stainless nylock nuts and 3m5200 to seal it all up. My seat became a 22 gallon live well. If you want it in the same location in the boat you just...
by Buckethead
23 Sep 2017, 08:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Long shaft, short transom
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Long shaft, short transom

I did it with heavy wall 1-1/2" aluminum angle and a fresh cut white oak board from a sawmill. I had to extend my short transom 5" to fit a 50hp short shaft jet. It worked perfectly. I extended the angle from the bottom on the transom on the inside with 2 1/2" stainless steel bolts/nuts. I've since ...
by Buckethead
04 Sep 2017, 08:43
Forum: Motors
Topic: Stabil Marine
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Stabil Marine

Pure gas has an app you can get for free in the App Store. It has a ma that shows stations that sell ethanol free gas. I've been using ethanol free in all my small engines and my fuel related problems are gone. It's been three years that I leave the gas in my outboard, weed trimmer and lawn mower th...
by Buckethead
23 Jun 2017, 07:43
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1989 Yamaha 25 sf
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

1989 Yamaha 25 sf

I had worms of some kind worked their way up the pee hole and setup camp. I bought this motor used in March, had no problems. First week of May we went fishing, put in the lake, fired it up and nothing coming from the hole. Installed a new water pump, traced every water line until I got to the last ...
by Buckethead
30 May 2017, 20:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1989 Yamaha 25 sf
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

1989 Yamaha 25 sf

Looks like a short shaft motor on a hull designed for a long shaft.
by Buckethead
08 May 2017, 20:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum framing
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Aluminum framing

I used 3/16" aluminum or stainless steel rivets. I also used stainless bolts/nuts with nylon washers and 5200. Did most of my fabrication in 2012 and 2013, no leaks, no connections trying to come apart, still holding up well. Fabricating with aluminum means no rotting and basically you'll use the sa...
by Buckethead
03 Apr 2017, 19:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Seat base issue.
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Seat base issue.

I'd like to hear the answers to this as well. The one I mounted in the back of my boat has become extremely tight for some reason. It's been in there 4 years and just now starting to tighten. I put a few drops of 3 n 1 oil, made things a little easier for now.
by Buckethead
14 Mar 2017, 18:38
Forum: Motors
Topic: Another "crappy silver fuel line" reminder.
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Another "crappy silver fuel line" reminder.

Thanks gatorglenn. Man, that's what is so great about this forum. I'm so glad to be a part of it.
by Buckethead
13 Mar 2017, 21:31
Forum: Motors
Topic: Another "crappy silver fuel line" reminder.
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Another "crappy silver fuel line" reminder.

I replaced my old Mercury fuel line with red lettering with new Mercury fuel line with blue lettering, they said the newer blue lettered fuel line resists ethanol better. I also only use non ethanol. I've just bought my first 4 stroke outboard, when I changed the end from Mercury to Yamaha I looked ...
by Buckethead
02 Mar 2017, 20:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.

I built one of mine from the bench seat I removed. Here's the link to my build.
Buckethead's 1974 Duracraft 1720

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t
by Buckethead
12 Feb 2017, 09:12
Forum: Motors
Topic: Powerhead swap
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Powerhead swap

Thanks for the reply Pappy. That's the type of answer I want, not only for me but you know there's someone else in the network that's thinking of the same thing. Since my donor motor was involved in a fire I'm going to take the powerhead off anyway. Even if I can't use it someone can.