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by turbotodd
16 Jul 2019, 19:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Bolt for oil
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Bolt for oil

Yes that is the drain bolt. I have not used a drain bolt in years. Bought an evacuator. VERY slick! One of the most used tools I own and that's saying something. If you have lawn mowers or that sort of thing, a fluid evacuator will save you a ton of time and a lot of frustration. I originally bought...
by turbotodd
15 Jul 2019, 23:02
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Need a new spinning reel
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Need a new spinning reel

Lost my favorite Falcon 6' rod a couple weeks ago. It had a Pflueger President #25 reel on it spooled with Tatsu 4lb. Great setup for what I do. I was fishing the local lake and the fish were slow, decided to try another spot. They were slow there too but at least got a few here & there. Well I bait...
by turbotodd
15 Jul 2019, 20:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Weldbilt 1548V
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Weldbilt 1548V

Weldbilt's are heavy. They also generally have more ribs in the hull, helps stability at speed but slows it down. I ran a 1448 briefly, with a 20hp Tohatsu. It had a ton of leaks from a previous owners' neglect. Ran about 20mph and struggled to plane off with 2 people in the boat. A 9.8? Doubt it'd ...
by turbotodd
12 Jul 2019, 19:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?

The duck hunters around here would pay $2K for it, blown up.

Some of these guys are just, well, plumb dumb.
by turbotodd
09 Jul 2019, 19:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?

stock compression is 110-120 on my gauge. Everyone's gauge is different, however. Long as all 3 holes are not 150+ or under about 90, it's ok. If high, head probably was cut and would require high octane racing fuel to keep it from holing a piston. There was a guy at the recent duck boat drags local...
by turbotodd
08 Jul 2019, 22:54
Forum: Motors
Topic: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Years Yamaha made 25HP 3Cyl 2stroke Engines?

Yes the 30 and 25 were "mostly" the same (carbs, etc different). Out here, a lot of guys used to buy up 30's and 40's and put 25 hoods or just the decals on them so that they'd pass the restriction laws on public duck hunting areas. Nowadays those things (25 3 cylinder Yamaha's) are everywhere for s...
by turbotodd
06 Jul 2019, 23:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: Question for 2 stroke guru's
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Question for 2 stroke guru's

Both (usually). Some are electronically controlled, with no or very little mechanical linkages. Some motors are REAL sensitive to timing changes as well. My brother's old Evinrude 70hp (stinger) was bad sensitive.
by turbotodd
05 Jul 2019, 19:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: goodbye new plastic tank
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: goodbye new plastic tank

The only downside to the old style metal tanks is that modern fuel blends evaporate out of the vent a lot faster. As it evaporates, it also drops temperature which can sometimes cause condensation. Not a big problem--but worth mentioning. Modern fuel is completely different than "older" fuel blends ...
by turbotodd
04 Jul 2019, 11:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Hot Sun, Swollen Fuel tank
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Hot Sun, Swollen Fuel tank

It might-but it'll still swell up some with the temp increase throughout the day. Also, an issue arises with using styrofoam near fuel. When if vents, it'll eat away at the foam. Just get an OEM tank and be done with it. In the past year, I've sold and then requested feedback on those who've swapped...
by turbotodd
02 Jul 2019, 13:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: New EPA fuel tanks
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: New EPA fuel tanks

OEM tanks are MUCH better quality than "ANY" aftermarket tank, period. All of the aftermarket tanks are basically junk and most of them have "made in china" plastered all over them. Fuel has changed as well in the last 10-15 years and continues to change. They aren't bombs until you get 50+ psi in t...
by turbotodd
29 Jun 2019, 23:28
Forum: Motors
Topic: Info on this Yamaha.
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Info on this Yamaha.

That's an old one. I have access to the dealer system and tried to pull up the PID, not in their US-based system so it could be a worldwide model. Real similar to the C25 but not identical. Was a low end 25, twin cyl single carb, no frills. Decent motor as long as it doesn't need any parts. Parts ar...
by turbotodd
27 Jun 2019, 16:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Had a chance to compare hulls today
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Had a chance to compare hulls today

Depends on the models you were comparing too....but every SeaArk I've been in/around has been a tank. The difference becomes apparent once on the water. There are also little details that sometimes aren't visible. Neither is a bad boat by any means, but I've always been a big fan of SeaArk, particul...
by turbotodd
27 Jun 2019, 16:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Adding a floor to a semi we.... what fasteners?
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Adding a floor to a semi we.... what fasteners?

Use oversize head, aluminum pop rivet with stainless mandrel if you can find them. Rivets lay flat on the floor where most screws are going to stick up a little. 3/16" is fine for most applications. One could get crazy and use Panelbond but that stuff ain't cheap--and it's more or less permanent.
by turbotodd
25 Jun 2019, 10:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2006 Mercury 40 hp 4 stroke
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: 2006 Mercury 40 hp 4 stroke

I've been working on a bunch of them lately at the home shop. I think about 9 of them last week, all chinese 40hp Merc's (4 stroke). Exhaust cover gaskets, one blown powerhead, fuel filter plugged, one was just a service & valve adjustment, one lower unit repair. After working on a few of them, I am...
by turbotodd
23 Jun 2019, 15:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: JON BOAT TUNNEL DESIGN/ EXTENSION
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: JON BOAT TUNNEL DESIGN/ EXTENSION

tunnel extension works pretty good on jet drives; not so much on prop drives. You'll really want to play with it before adding an extension to your tunnel if you're using a prop. Tunnel/prop never impressed me; at least not like a tunnel/jet