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by Bigwrench
13 Dec 2016, 22:58
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: Shimano Reels For Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3849

Shimano Reels For Sale

hrh wrote:Are the stellas still available
Yes, they are still for sale. I'm currently housebound with 10 fractured vertebra and in a CTLSO support device for at least another 6-9 months. Not sure how I'd get them shipped to ya for awhile though. But I still have them.
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 20:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1998 Mercury 200EFI Complete Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 274

1998 Mercury 200EFI Complete Rebuild

Jim wrote:Thanks for posting this! :beer:
Thanks for letting me post it and hopefully it will help others out with their engine problems.
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 13:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: The Navionics phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

The Navionics phone app.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/bf72dd459a166d2dce08b78df0f39c16.jpg This is the iPad mini with a life proof case and life proof mount it's locks it in PERFECT. I decided to go that route Bc the reviews for the ram iPad holder weren't great, but it uses a ram base and arm. If that makes s...
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 09:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1998 Mercury 200EFI Complete Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 274

1998 Mercury 200EFI Complete Rebuild

Earlier in the year I blew my Mercury 200 EFI. I decided to rebuild it myself due to the cost of letting them (Ranger Dealer) rebuild it and also the cost of a replacement Powerhead or complete motor . The rebuild had its ups and downs and it seemed to fight me every step of the way :) Through lots ...
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 09:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: The Navionics phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 1942

The Navionics phone app.

So I found this app about two weeks ago and thought wow what a deal. So I downloaded it, was very impressed, downloaded it on my iPad mini and bought an awesome ram mount to for my console. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Anyway you can share photos of your mounting configuration and where you g...
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 08:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Trailer time again LED tail light upgrades https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/1c78fded914712f369025c439939b753.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/69597a95885f00968ebb710750d03610.jpg Soldered , heat shrink and then taped up wiring https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/ac0415176...
by Bigwrench
10 Jul 2016, 08:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Made a lot of progress last few days Rear deck area tentative design https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/bb2d19dcbbc90a18ebb1bf6f96fa5342.jpg Got some help from my little buddy ! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/12121e55329b5c099a0e63c314d5aa52.jpg Armed with a sharpie and a flashligh...
by Bigwrench
07 Jul 2016, 19:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Squared up that piece and clamped it , also used a large ratchet strap to pull the sides together tight. From underneath the panel I marked all the available access holes and seat post hole. Also marked the front (seat back area) cut lines and using a skil saw and plenty of protection I cut that fro...
by Bigwrench
30 Jun 2016, 22:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Ok so had a couple hours tonight and decided I absolutely had to make some progress on this thing ! I should point out that during the Mercury build the tin rig was outside covered with TWO boat covers and still somehow took on water , was pointed bow down and there was like 2-3 foot of water in it ...
by Bigwrench
27 Jun 2016, 10:56
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Packing wheel bearings - question
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Packing wheel bearings - question

Thanks for the input. I bought a used bargain boat, motor, & trailer. (81 Lund Pike DLX, 85 Merc 60 - Tilt & Trim, 86 Shorelander Trrailer) for $800. I intended for it to be a project, it suffered from many years of abuse and neglect. The hull was free of damage and straight. The floor had soft spo...
by Bigwrench
26 Jun 2016, 12:20
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Packing wheel bearings - question
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Packing wheel bearings - question

Yeah as I'm tightening I'm usually spinning the wheel in both directions , especially when you have replaced seals and or bearing/race sets it's important to make sure everything is seated properly. Too tight and you can burn a bearing up pretty fast. It's always hard to explain a "feel" type situat...
by Bigwrench
26 Jun 2016, 09:08
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Packing wheel bearings - question
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Packing wheel bearings - question

I have viewed maybe 10 or 11 different bearing packing videos and have yet to find one that specifically defines how tight to tighten the castle nut. I ran across a video for packing semi tractor front wheels that states that the castle nut should be torqued to 55 foot pounds. Does anyone out there...
by Bigwrench
23 Jun 2016, 07:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Mercury nightmare rebuild is DONE ! It runs like a new one ! My sons playing in The All Stars baseball league and our schedule this weekend is crazy but hopefully I will get the tin rig back in the garage Sunday !
by Bigwrench
11 Jun 2016, 20:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 177
Views: 41657

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Just wanted to drop in and let everyone know I'm still kicking and that the Mercury rebuild is taking more time and money than I anticipated I'm almost done but it has been a nightmare from the start lol Finishing up the wiring this weekend https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160612/2eda3ce456df4ac23...
by Bigwrench
07 May 2016, 11:48
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: G Loomis Rods For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

G Loomis Rods For Sale

All casting rods SOLD.
All 4 A Spinning remain.