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by thedude
13 Nov 2019, 22:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 19
Views: 283

Re: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

I got the noco model on sale. Keep it in the truck. And take it with me in the boat.

My smaller boat has a pull start backup!

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by thedude
03 Nov 2019, 18:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: '83 Lund WS16 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: '83 Lund WS16 Build

Nice foundation. I have a 1993 48 HP spl and that thing will boogey!

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by thedude
29 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything
Replies: 20
Views: 1000

Re: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything

Nice progress. You could take the lower unit off if you need to replace the water pump and reduce some weight for moving it around. Watch your toes and fingers!

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by thedude
28 Oct 2019, 20:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 48 SPL Reverse "Lock"
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Johnson 48 SPL Reverse "Lock"

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by thedude
28 Oct 2019, 20:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 48 SPL Reverse "Lock"
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Johnson 48 SPL Reverse "Lock"

I finally got some pics. Cable is toast but I don't know how it works if the tilt assist is junk. Any ideas on where the other end should connect? I think I am out of luck with reverse/tilt lock. Reversing off the trailer is a pain watching the prop jump out of the water! https://uploads.tapatalk-cd...
by thedude
27 Oct 2019, 07:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?

I would shift other weight before I moved the motor. If it's a clamp on motor then doesn't hurt to try. I'd be hesitant to drill new transom holes.

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by thedude
25 Oct 2019, 22:21
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything
Replies: 20
Views: 1000

Re: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything

That motor looks like a gem. Keep it for sure. I'm 99% certain that oil is unburned 2 stroke especially if the motor was never run above idle (avoid the temptation to open up the throttle while running in a barrel). I prefer to use my live well as a bait well with a small bait net. I hate to have to...
by thedude
22 Oct 2019, 22:30
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Motorguide xi3

Spend some money on a cover and don't worry about it.

And congrats on the new motorguide. I love my pinpoint. I haven't added the optional foot pedal but may consider it. I recommend the quick disconnect trolling motor mount.

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by thedude
22 Oct 2019, 22:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 466

3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?

I would go 3 gal. Condensation is your enemy so no matter which size you choose try to keep it full.

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by thedude
19 Oct 2019, 08:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Terry Bass Boss
Replies: 8
Views: 339

1978 Terry Bass Boss

Wow that motor looks great. I know nothing about mercury motors from the 70s. Are they desirable outboards?

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by thedude
16 Oct 2019, 22:47
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1986 Tracker rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 567

1986 Tracker rebuild

Awesome. Thanks.

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by thedude
13 Oct 2019, 17:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: PolarKraft MV 1751
Replies: 14
Views: 538

PolarKraft MV 1751

Great looking boat. could you move the console forward and install a seat on the top of the live well for the drivers seat?

Looking at that console I can see there is quite a bit of stuff going on.

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by thedude
13 Oct 2019, 17:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Float pods , hinged

This seems like overkill. If you can provide more info about your setup and some pics, there is a much better chance you can solve your problems without this.

But from an pure engineering perspective, I'm extremely curious!

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by thedude
13 Oct 2019, 16:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Terry Bass Boss
Replies: 8
Views: 339

1978 Terry Bass Boss

Looking forward to another awesome result. Sounds like you bought it at a great price. Who doesn't want a Bass Boss!?

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by thedude
12 Oct 2019, 10:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1986 Tracker rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 567

1986 Tracker rebuild

Wow great work! Let me know how the flooring works out. Or have you used that material before?



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