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by onthewater102
27 Nov 2019, 16:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Selling boat question

A used helix 5 (side imaging) is about $300 all in, which is what you've got at this point - a used helix 5...this is what it will cost you to replace it so this is it's value to you (should you want a helix 5 on your next rig). I would wager a buyer might pay $100 or $200 more for you to include it...
by onthewater102
27 Nov 2019, 10:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Selling boat question

Remove it - it's got more value to you than it will to a potential buyer.
by onthewater102
27 Nov 2019, 10:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: New mercury 40hp
Replies: 31
Views: 1722

New mercury 40hp

Do you want to fish or water ski? What's the big attraction to going fast? Down here, the recommended HP rating on a boat means nothing. 14 ft jon's with 35 to 45 hp motors on the are all too common Slow down and enjoy the ride :evil: I'm sorry - where in his post does he even mention the size boat...
by onthewater102
18 Nov 2019, 18:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: For anyone STILL not convinced Pressure Treated wood is an issue with an aluminum boat.
Replies: 3
Views: 596

For anyone STILL not convinced Pressure Treated wood is an issue with an aluminum boat.

There is a rubber washer on each SS bolt head pictured there...easier to see in the larger original pictures. Amazing what a $0.20 part will save you in the long run...
by onthewater102
13 Nov 2019, 23:00
Forum: Motors
Topic: Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger

Yes - but the carb design changed half way through the '87 models to the same design using the same top cover and gasket kit between the pre '93 models as the post '93's - but how deep the similarities run are anyone's guess.
by onthewater102
13 Nov 2019, 11:29
Forum: Motors
Topic: Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger

Onthewater102...displacement rules. Find the carb for the 93. Ebay usually has many... Pappy deferred to the same logic and gave me the same advice, which was my inclination unless he told me they were the same or I can get my hands on a '93 or later and a '87(late)-'92 carb side by side to see if ...
by onthewater102
11 Nov 2019, 16:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger

Curiosity - how fast do you go in that 1236 with the 15? That's essentially the same hull I'll be using so I'm just trying to gauge whether it's worth it or not to keep up the search for the 15hp carb for my '93.
by onthewater102
11 Nov 2019, 15:01
Forum: Motors
Topic: Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Are Newer Evinrude 9.9's stronger

I've got a '93 and I'm on the prowl for a 15hp carb for it - though I haven't been able to locate one...yet...I can find plenty of 15hp carbs for the preceding model (thru '92). Here's a write-up I found on the newest generation of 9.9 & 15hp's: http://www.leeroysramblings.com/OMC_9.9_1993.htm same ...
by onthewater102
11 Nov 2019, 12:19
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1790

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

My setup was different than yours - I was working on a Merc, where mine weren't seating tight and I could see light through them. They certainly weren't loose, I did not have backfiring through the carb - that's something you won't miss by accident. I did post about it with pictures when I fixed it....
by onthewater102
08 Nov 2019, 17:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: It's not tin, but it is interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 886

It's not tin, but it is interesting

5k lbs for a 25' boat? That doesn't sound too bad on paper.
by onthewater102
07 Nov 2019, 10:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only
Replies: 37
Views: 1790

Evinrude Big Twin: runs on choke only

Did you inspect the reed block to make sure the reeds are seating? I had a similar symptom (only running on full choke, fully cleaned rebuilt carb, good spark & compression etc.) and the reeds were the culprit.
by onthewater102
07 Nov 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: torn weld repairs?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

torn weld repairs?

I'm with nccatfisher - that's the plate of the transom that cracked, not the weld. No way to tell whether it was caused by running in heavy chop too often, hanging too heavy a motor or hanging the motor with too much setback to where it applied too much torque, but one way or the other the top of th...
by onthewater102
06 Nov 2019, 15:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Seats - structural, or ?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Seats - structural, or ?

They serve to keep the sides from bowing out - here's a decent depiction of what I'm talking about that user Shaugh posted on a similar topic:

https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopi ... ex#p457929

I doubt it matters much if you're not using an outboard with it.
by onthewater102
01 Nov 2019, 16:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Considering a battery just for the fish finder
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Considering a battery just for the fish finder

BTW - make yourself a pair of pigtails with a female blade fitting at one end and a ring terminal on the other - makes it easier to connect to the posts on your other 12v batteries (in parallel) in order to recharge the fishfinder battery.
by onthewater102
01 Nov 2019, 14:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Considering a battery just for the fish finder
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Considering a battery just for the fish finder

I power my 898 all day with one of those. Haven't had a problem in 2 years.