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by DaisyCutter
17 Sep 2017, 16:19
Forum: Motors
Topic: Homemade Penetrating Fluid - the BEST you can use! DIY too
Replies: 21
Views: 12067

Homemade Penetrating Fluid - the BEST you can use! DIY too

ATF & acetone is my gun solvent. ;-)
by DaisyCutter
16 Sep 2017, 22:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Drilling aluminum hull
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Drilling aluminum hull

I ran my bilge into my splash tray. I wasn't about to drill a hole in the hull of a $3000 boat for a $25 pump. If I were, I'd buy two so I'm only half as likely to be stuck with a hole in my boat over a broken Chinese made pump.

https://youtu.be/vzXM5svx9po
by DaisyCutter
16 Sep 2017, 20:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: pros and cons. cc vs sc vs ss
Replies: 19
Views: 1266

pros and cons. cc vs sc vs ss

I'm 6'1" and 210 lbs, and I have to shoehorn my legs into any side console that's in a boat less than 19', and even then some are a PITA. I have ample legroom with a tiller steer. Yeah, the tiller swings, but I have urangutan arms too so it's not a problem. Some of them consoles have the bottom of t...
by DaisyCutter
16 Sep 2017, 18:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Post a Pic of your boat!
Replies: 1995
Views: 328961

Post a Pic of your boat!

I finally have my 2017 V-16 rigged and it's working great. I ordered the boat in December, and the boat arrived in June, and the motor arrived in September. The Alumacraft V-16 is 16'7" long, and pretty roomy. We dive and swim off it. It's got a tall bimini top, and I can stand under it without hunc...
by DaisyCutter
03 Sep 2017, 19:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

It was a busy holiday weekend at the lake, but I did get a chance to try out the Yamaha 25. We managed 27 mph on the GPS. I was hoping for more, but that was in chop, with 2 adults, and a bimini top. There was a fair amount of porpoising, so I will have to adjust the load a bit. Overall I'm really h...
by DaisyCutter
31 Aug 2017, 14:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

There is a really cool wireless digital gauge called 'Command Link'. I may look into it it the price isn't absurd.

I did check the prop.
by DaisyCutter
31 Aug 2017, 00:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

I ordered this boat on December 23rd. Now, finally... the motor is mounted.

https://youtu.be/w-b4nPzhHYA

Lake test this weekend.
by DaisyCutter
19 Aug 2017, 14:43
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

All the bigger displacement 25s are just detuned 30s. A 250cc dirtbike is near 40hp. I'm not worried about the 432cc motor being smaller displacement. I didn't want to carry the weight of a 30hp for the performance of only a 25hp. I'm driving back from San Diego right now. Of the fishing boats with ...
by DaisyCutter
12 Aug 2017, 01:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

It might be that mine is power tilt & trim?
by DaisyCutter
10 Aug 2017, 18:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

August 15 is my new ETA for the tiller controls parts.

Delayed for the umpteenth time.

I'm really really really not impressed.
by DaisyCutter
31 Jul 2017, 01:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

I'm really curious to see what Albitross finds.

Could it be a prop issue since you're at the heavier end of the 25hp applications? Would a lower pitch prop make a difference on your boat with the 25?

I'm still waiting for my tiller controls.
by DaisyCutter
21 Jul 2017, 23:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

The new date, for the Yamaha 25 with the tiller and tiller controls is August 3rd. We shall see.

For now I'm floating with the trolling motor.
by DaisyCutter
23 Jun 2017, 22:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

I took the trout slayer home today. It is 6 months EXACTLY from the day I ordered it on December 23rd. There is still no Yamaha 25 on the transom, just the Traxxis 55# electric Minn Kota. I started bolting on seats today. Hopefully the tiller controls will be here soon... Hey, cool deal, I can stand...
by DaisyCutter
17 Jun 2017, 18:14
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

I was told July now. According to Cabelas, Yamaha grossly underestimated demand for the tiller option on the 25, and this is a national issue. I'm trying to decide between picking up the boat and trolling motor, without the outboard, or just get a refund and a whole different boat. I could almost wa...
by DaisyCutter
10 Jun 2017, 17:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha
Replies: 213
Views: 44037

New 2017 25hp 4 stroke efi yamaha

I got the run around from the Cabela's store manager and a boat sales guy. My specific salesman, Davis Hart, was 'busy'. I told them to have Davis call me. Today I'maling the ultimatum, boat or refund. I deliberately acted in December to ensure I had a boat this summer. Summer is half over now, and ...