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by MrGiggles
21 Oct 2019, 11:21
Forum: Trailers
Topic: led reccomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: led reccomendations

I have been running the ones from Harbor Freight. Haven't had any trouble with them yet. They are mounted low and get dunked every time I go out too.

Their separate wiring kits are seriously high quality too. I was really, really impressed with the size of the wire for the price.
by MrGiggles
20 Oct 2019, 19:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Zero Degree Transom Deadrise
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Zero Degree Transom Deadrise

Anyone own an aluminum, soft chine, deep-V boat with a zero degree deadrise transom? If so, please post the make and model year. Note: Deep-V hull Thx A deep V with no deadrise at the transom is not a deep V. The majority of older Semi-V aluminum boats had soft chines, with little to no angle at th...
by MrGiggles
15 Oct 2019, 20:51
Forum: Motors
Topic: 10w-40 alternatives?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: 10w-40 alternatives?

cricketchaser wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 20:19
I like to use Rotella oil. My outboard calls for 10w-40, but Rotella is hard to find in that weight. What should I use as an alternative?
Rotella T6 in 5W40 ought to work nicely.
by MrGiggles
12 Oct 2019, 09:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17

You probably have a good idea already. Tracker makes a decent production boat. I own a 2007 but they are not perfect. You should easily budget another $1000 to get the boat set up and to your liking. Don't think just because you spend a grand more that it will be "turn key". Also you did not mentio...
by MrGiggles
11 Oct 2019, 15:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17

Hi everyone, new member here, thanks for the add! Looking for some advice on buying my first aluminum bass boat. I’m an avid fisherman, but I’m typically fishing from the banks, or surf fishing. I always wanted a bass boat and to be able to take my little girl out on the lake with me since she love...
by MrGiggles
09 Oct 2019, 09:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Hello

Chad, the brass replacement garboard drain is 3-1/4" diameter which fits the existing drain. you may have to wallow out the hole a bit larger and grind it flat to accept the new brass drain, but it will fit nicely and not noticeable at all that it has been modified. 3 countersunk brass screws with ...
by MrGiggles
08 Oct 2019, 15:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Your opinions?

Ditto on tall sides and Deep V. Will keep you dry in the chop. The only reason not to have one is if you are frequently in shallow water. Not sure if you are looking at just a bare fishing rig, or a finished out setup with floors and compartments. Tracker Guide series would be one to look at, and th...
by MrGiggles
30 Sep 2019, 21:44
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1963 Merc 1000 repair troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: 1963 Merc 1000 repair troubles

I have a 1963 Mercury 1000 6cyl inline long shaft, the motor will crank over but it will not start. It has spark and all of the plugs are working. One big issue is that when I try to start it, it makes a big explosion out of the exhaust. Before it would not do it but after I changed the timing it s...
by MrGiggles
29 Sep 2019, 20:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My new LED bow lights
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: My new LED bow lights

Don't they need to be up higher so the view is not impeded by the trolling motor? I'm asking, not making a statement here. I plan on putting an electric anchor up front so I've been looking at either doing an led bar on each side of the hull or a flip up type to make it above the anchor because I w...
by MrGiggles
27 Sep 2019, 19:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question regarding below freezing operation
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Question regarding below freezing operation

I know first hand that a motor will freeze if you do not trim it fully down after pulling it out of the water. Froze mine up solid last year when I forgot to pull the transom saver and let it down when I got home. It's especially true if you have a low trailer and the transom saver has the motor sit...
by MrGiggles
20 Sep 2019, 17:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25hp tiller tach
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: 25hp tiller tach

The signal is usually taken from one of the stator legs.
by MrGiggles
19 Sep 2019, 09:36
Forum: Motors
Topic: Oil to gas ratio for idling
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Oil to gas ratio for idling

The VRO system is different. It does not increase pressure, only volume. It always operates under less pressure than what it takes to blow the needles off their seats. It is a simple fuel pump that happens to deliver oil in a separate chamber of the VRO pump that is operated by a piston rather than...
by MrGiggles
15 Sep 2019, 22:39
Forum: Motors
Topic: Will 75 Merc 9.8 parts fit a 82 Merc 9.8?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Will 75 Merc 9.8 parts fit a 82 Merc 9.8?

I have a 1975 Merc 9.8 and a 1982 Merc 9.8. Both of them look identical with the shrouds off. I’m wondering if anyone know if the parts are interchangeable? I’m hoping to use parts from the 75 to make the 82 a runner. I think the stator is bad on the 82. I was just going to swap everything over to ...
by MrGiggles
15 Sep 2019, 13:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Opinions on Utility V-hulls
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Opinions on Utility V-hulls

Flat bottom jons are for rivers and ponds IMO. They're a rough, wet ride, but stable with low draft. I would be looking at something like the Tracker Grizzly 1648 for all around use. I would take a G3 or Alumacraft over a Tracker though. Mod Vs have really been gaining popularity because they're a g...
by MrGiggles
12 Sep 2019, 15:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

I have played with them. Harbor Freight has a cheaper version if you want something to mess around with. The melting temp of the rods and aluminum are not that far apart. Apply too much heat and you will end up with a far bigger hole than you started with. You have to be very proficient at oxy/acety...