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by turbotodd
12 Nov 2019, 21:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Yeah I keep one in the truck. Supposedly it will start the truck (diesel/two batteries). I haven't tried yet but it WILL start the tractor. It goes in the boat when I'm fishing. New motor has backup recoil start so I am not too concerned about it but I still keep it with me. I forget what brand, I t...
by turbotodd
12 Nov 2019, 09:26
Forum: Bowfishing
Topic: The ultimate bowfishing boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

The ultimate bowfishing boat?

That's pretty nice. Almost identical to the one I used to fish with but mine didn't have a tunnel. Once you fish from an airboat, outboard powered bowfishing rigs become novelties. Airboat is the only way to go if you're real serious.
by turbotodd
08 Nov 2019, 20:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: 25hp tiller tach
Replies: 19
Views: 737

25hp tiller tach

I put a 4 blade spitfire prop on tpm went up to 5700/5800 on the 25hp efi speed stayed same 22-23 mph hole shot was much better was a little harder to steer. Could take running 19mph cruise so I sold motor yesterday , lucked out guy got rear ended and Insurence gave him check for his outboard so I ...
by turbotodd
30 Oct 2019, 20:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Casting Decks
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Casting Decks

Better visibility. Better casting distance. Both work for you if you are casting, particularly when precision casting (into brush, etc). Less stuff to trip over (ribs, seats, etc). Also gives a ton of storage options which LMB anglers like. I had a smaller Tidecraft (aka Tidecrap) with a 90hp, typic...
by turbotodd
30 Oct 2019, 19:59
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1986 Yamaha 6hp wont pump water without first blowing compressed air throw tell tale
Replies: 9
Views: 271

1986 Yamaha 6hp wont pump water without first blowing compressed air throw tell tale

I have had this happen on a 25ESH. Customer taught me about it, sometimes that's how you learn things. On that particular motor, the impeller had failed and pieces had gotten jammed up into the water tube. I got all that out no problem, replaced impeller, it pee'd and I was good with that. BUT...Mr....
by turbotodd
28 Oct 2019, 09:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Anyone ever tried mounting the motor slightly off-center?

There's quite a few boats that are made like that, designed to have offset mounting. They seem to work. Most of the ones I've seen are 1836, 2036, 2148, etc river boats. Only downside is you get some torque-steer but most of the ones I've seen are under 15hp. And yes...a 15 will plane a 20' 48" boat...
by turbotodd
22 Oct 2019, 17:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 463

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

LDUBS wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 21:03


PS: I guess one nice thing about the 3 gal tank is I cycled gaso through it so fast that I never had to worry about it going bad.

That is a VERY important consideration
by turbotodd
21 Oct 2019, 15:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 463

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

Depends on how far you plan on going. 3 gal with a 15hp 4 stroke is going to net you about 1.5-1.8 GPH on average. With that, you can run about 2 hours on a 3 gal tank. If your boat goes 20 mph, that's 40 miles (give or take). I can tell you from my own experience that a 25hp (I know we're not talki...
by turbotodd
15 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: 10w-40 alternatives?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

10w-40 alternatives?

The additive package in automotive lubricants favors an engine that runs at 50% load or less for most of it's life. The additive package for FC-W marine 4 stroke engines is designed around engines that run at 100% load and 100% maximum RPM most of the time. I ain't saying rotella isn't bad stuff. Ju...
by turbotodd
14 Oct 2019, 22:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Your opinions?

Wyota wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 23:16
Are you in Lebanon, TurboTodd? I'm from Lebanon, but have lived all over last 30 years, in VA currently


Negative.
by turbotodd
14 Oct 2019, 22:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 245

fuel tank

A good EPA tank will vent when pressure exceeds I think 6 psi? I can't remember...but we had to test a slew of them a while back as part of a recall. A junk (mass market) tank will swell up like a toad at 3 psi, and I've had one split at the seam-stranding me in the middle of the lake (not even ment...
by turbotodd
08 Oct 2019, 14:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Your opinions?

Been in a few jon's over the last 30 some odd years. But that should be "a given" since I live in the aluminum boat capital of the world. 4000 acre lake "could" get a little choppy, or it might not. I'm sitting here at work looking across the way at a 4500 acre lake, which is on average 2.6 feet dee...
by turbotodd
08 Oct 2019, 14:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Console

Definitely doable. I've done a couple, not too hard. The worst part is the wiring and the steering. If it's anything larger than about 50hp, go with hydraulic steering. MUCH easier to install and once you drive it with hydrualic steering, you'll love it! It does cost a little more though.
by turbotodd
07 Oct 2019, 18:09
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

Prop

The "consensus" with SS is still somewhat of a myth. If you hit something hard with aluminum, it's gonna bend or break a blade and it still can (easily) bend the shaft. If you hit something with stainless, it'll ding the blade(s), but it isn't as likely to destructively bend a blade, it won't break ...