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by rcgreat
07 Aug 2009, 21:45
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1974 Johnson Electric Start Keyed Ignition to Push Button
Replies: 5
Views: 933

1974 Johnson Electric Start Keyed Ignition to Push Button

Kill switch is easy just short the two coils together. To run the starter there should be a solenoid that has four terminals two large and two small, the positive side of the batt cable runs to one large terminal, the other large cable runs to the starter. For the little wires there is a ground, a f...
by rcgreat
06 Aug 2009, 20:08
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer rebuild Updated
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Trailer rebuild Updated

Looking good Speck, About how much did the rebuild set you back? Im about to do mine but I will need to coat mine also because trailer is steel. Im just wondering how much Im going to need to set aside.
by rcgreat
27 Jul 2009, 20:35
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cant decide on trolling motor
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Cant decide on trolling motor

I have a a 27lb thust trolling motor mounted on the front of my 1436 and somrtimes wish it were slower and when on full speed it moves us really well. I feel the main concern is to make sure you have good battery power. Im using a pair of deep cycle group 24 gel batteries and have not run out of bat...
by rcgreat
25 Jul 2009, 06:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: rewired trailer lights. need help!! plss help
Replies: 10
Views: 755

rewired trailer lights. need help!! plss help

I had to ground the different section of my trailer together. The trailer was not making a good enough electrical connection between the tongue and the frame, so I ran a short section of wire screwed down to the tongue and then screwed it to the main frame. Make sure like everyone said that you are ...
by rcgreat
13 Jul 2009, 19:45
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Just my thinking
Replies: 85
Views: 25631

Just my thinking

I use rivnuts at work and they hold up very well, but I beleive they are steel and might be bad against alum. They also take a special gun to install them. Now that I think more about it we use them in aluminum and there is never a problem but I dont know how they would hold up in wet situations. I ...
by rcgreat
08 Jul 2009, 19:33
Forum: Trailers
Topic: trailer bearings please read...
Replies: 15
Views: 4035

trailer bearings please read...

I have four in three diferent sizes depending on state of mind :)
by rcgreat
06 Jul 2009, 22:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navagation lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Navagation lights

excellent Thud, Thanks for the pics. The wheels are turning in my head.
by rcgreat
06 Jul 2009, 20:08
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Lowering
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Trailer Lowering

Ben- my bunks are 2x6's bolted straight to the frame so cannot go any lower with the bunks. I do plan on extending the tongue eventually, right now is way to short which I know is part of my problem. I really need to tear this trailer apart and redo evrything but the weather is to nice to not be on ...
by rcgreat
05 Jul 2009, 19:37
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Lowering
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Trailer Lowering

Anybody ever lower their trailer? At one of the launches I go to it can be kinda shallow sometimes. I was wondering if there is anything I should be careful of or look out for when lowering my trailer. My axle is under the leaf springs and I am thinking of flipping the axle to lower the trailer.
by rcgreat
04 Jul 2009, 05:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: Need Kill Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Need Kill Switch

If you have points you set the switch up to short the two coils to each other when the lanyard is pulled or when you push the switch. You do not have to have to short them to ground. Hope that helps, if not let me know.

Gary
by rcgreat
03 Jul 2009, 07:18
Forum: Electrical
Topic: livewell fuse problem
Replies: 2
Views: 382

livewell fuse problem

Sounds like something is hooked up wrong or shorted causing the fuse to blow. I would retrace all the wires and make sure nothing is shorted. If you do not find any shorts I would remove the timer circuit and hook the pump up direct and make sure that it will function without blowing the fuse. If it...
by rcgreat
30 Jun 2009, 19:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1975 Evinrude 15hp
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

1975 Evinrude 15hp

Dont tell anyone but I have a 25 on my 1436 with no problems at all. I am very careful on having the boat balanced and am very happy with the way it runs.
by rcgreat
30 Jun 2009, 19:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Need Kill Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Need Kill Switch

The link above is just the keys, not the switch. I bought mine at boaters world before they went out of buisness for $12.99. I think they are regularly $19.99. I wired mine on my 76 Johnson 25, and it was alot easier than I thought. I looked into the original push button from iboats but did not want...
by rcgreat
29 Jun 2009, 19:28
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navagation lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Navagation lights

Thud, Do you have pictures of what you have made? I was thinking of making something but not sure how to go about it.

Loggerhead, Thanks for posting, thats the answer I was looking for.
by rcgreat
28 Jun 2009, 07:48
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navagation lights
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Navagation lights

Thanks for the replys guys. Im probaly going to do LED but not sure if I want a permanant mount or something that can be removed to be put on my next boat.

Carl, Thanks for the digram, Looks good.