Forumsee - Boating Stepping up to a proper yacht - update As a shortcut to getting our restoration Trident 24 back in the water we bought another one in february. Some of you chaps may remember our posts about planning and executing the return trip from ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:56:32 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T23:56:32Z A boat for single-handing - 37'-40'? Lifting or twin keels? Rig? Sail drives? To cut a long story short, I used to sail but the growing family were not keen and so we moved on to motor boats. I have done that for a while but the kids are now heading off to university and I'... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:56:26 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T23:56:26Z 1995 Speedster Ignition/Fuel Troubleshoot Hey guys, I'm a long time lurker, but first time poster here, so I'll try not to ask any of the questions that have been answered a thousand times. I've had a 95 Speedster with twin 657X's that... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:48:22 GMT 2-Stroke SeaDoo Sport Boat Forum 2018-04-24T23:48:22Z 951 carburator fuel flow. While I'm waiting for answers to an earlier posting, I am checking the fuel flow system of our 951 carburetor machine. Removed the return line from the fuel tank and placed it in a jar. Then rem... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:48:16 GMT 2-Stroke SeaDoo Sport Boat Forum 2018-04-24T23:48:16Z Sea Doo Boat Hull Touch Up ! Been looking around and didn't see a lot of info on this for our boats but wanted to ask...What are our best options for touching up light scratches on the hull. I have looked on line and don't see... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:44:25 GMT 4-Tec Sea-Doo Boats 2018-04-24T23:44:25Z timing question 2003 mercruiser 5.0 MPI OK here is the deal... My buddy has pulled his intake off to fix an intake leak and needs to re-assemble and drop the distributor back in... I know to get it to TDC and drop it in with it pointing... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:27:17 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:27:17Z Bellows replacement questions Going to be doing some R&R on my outdrive on Friday. I have on order new bellows, shift cable kit, trim senders, water hose(s)(2 different sizes available?), and U-joints (Moog 315g automotive, we'... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:27:09 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:27:09Z My experience with Aluminum Manifolds Salt water Mercruiser 5.7 Just doing some routine maintenance and wanted to share my experience for anyone contemplating aluminum manifolds and risers. These pics are from today after 5 full seasons in the salt from April t... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:27:02 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:27:02Z Mercruiser 3.0 TKS Studder coming off plane hey guys this is my first post. Bought this boat back in 5/17. It’s a 2009 bayliner 175 w/ mercruiser 3.0 with the TKS carb serial# 1A337012 Boat has ran pretty good until Presidents’ Day weekend w... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:26:54 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:26:54Z thermostat/choke issue? 2000 chaparral 205 sse. 5.0 liter mcm gm v-8, alpha 1 gen 2 outdrive. engine serial number 0L640839, transom serial number 0L835800 Bought this boat in feb 2018. The previous owner winterized it... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:26:47 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:26:47Z 3" thru hull exhaust too loud, want to tone it down First let me apologize for posting something that seems to have been kicked around a lot on various forums. But despite hours of searching I still can't find a practical or affordable solution. I h... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:26:39 GMT Mercruiser I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 32 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T23:26:39Z Locked up Drive Shaft in PTO The driveshaft in my 2004 GTX 4-Tec Supercharged is locked into the PTO / output sleeve. The circlip is off, the ball bearing and support ring are loose. I should be able to pull the driveshaft eas... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:26:12 GMT 4-Tec Sea-Doo PWC Forum 2018-04-24T23:26:12Z Fixing the old faded switches Hi All, On my new Islandia project, all the switch icons are faded and/or warn off. I know there was another thread where a guy printed up some very nice labels that went above the switch clu... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:16:41 GMT Mercury Powered SeaDoo Sport Boats 2018-04-24T23:16:41Z Barbed line popped off 99 gsx limited I just returned from a 17 mile run down and back to the south side of the lake. As I was pulling up to the dock the ski started to run tough and died. I popped off the seat and noticed one of the b... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:15:22 GMT 2-Stroke Sea-Doo PWC forum 2018-04-24T23:15:22Z Copper ATV instructions? Besides cleaning off what is left of the old residue do I just apply the Permatex Ultra Copper to both pieces, bolt the ring back on and then let dry for 24 hours? (96XP)   Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:15:15 GMT 2-Stroke Sea-Doo PWC forum 2018-04-24T23:15:15Z Yamaha 4-stroke 225hp issue over 5000rpm Hello, Hopefully someone had the same issue and knows the problem. Pair of Yamahas 2005, 225 Hp. All is fine up to 5000 rpms, once we push it harder, the starboard motor starts to fluctuate. It w... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:55:35 GMT BoaterEd - Engines, Electric, Plumbing, etc. 2018-04-24T22:55:35Z 5deg. gear up-date I know back sometime in the 80's model years OMC had a problem with their gears in the stern drives. The fix was to change them to 5deg. gears, this was a free fix, when the fix was complete a stic... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:16:22 GMT OMC Sterndrive and Inboard Forum 2018-04-24T22:16:22Z Cracked bellows/ water in lower unit Hello! I'm looking for info about my issue with our Four Winns 180 with a Volvo Penta 190 inboard engine. We have it on a lake and have it professionally winterized/ maintained and stored- we are ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:15:30 GMT General Boat Repair Topics 2018-04-24T22:15:30Z 1971 Johnson 100 help. carb n ratio problems Hello first post newbie on this forum. So I bought a 71 Johnson 100 I can?t get it to start I boost the battery starter turns real slow. I have spark a plugs nice blue spark when watching it. Now... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:15:04 GMT Johnson Evinrude Outboard Forum 2018-04-24T22:15:04Z Replacing Water heater Thought I had burst a water line over the winter.Found it to be inside the water heater.Prob the orig one so it was long overdue.Cant seem to find exact duplicate.Mine has fresh water and elect con... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:44:19 GMT Boat Topics and Questions (not engine topics) - 23 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T21:44:19Z 1985 Mercury 50hp 4cyl potential cooling problem Took the motor out to start today and she ran great. Replaced impeller and gaskets yesterday, had a steady stream of water from the tell tale. I ran the motor for 15 minutes at idle and then shif... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:23:35 GMT Mercury Mariner Outboard Forum 2018-04-24T21:23:35Z 1997 merc 9.9 2 stroke wont run under load Hello all. Frequent visitor but first time poster on this forum. I cant find any other issues that match my exact issue, so I will outline it below. after winter storage, my 9.9 2 stroke fired r... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:23:29 GMT Mercury Mariner Outboard Forum 2018-04-24T21:23:29Z 1988 Mercury 115 hp fuel pump kit I need to rebuild my fuel pump for my 115 hp 1988 6cyl engine ELPTO. It was built in Canada, therefore has a Canadian serial number "0A730736", herein lies the problem. When trying to order rebuild... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:23:22 GMT Mercury Mariner Outboard Forum 2018-04-24T21:23:22Z Can anyone tell me where this goes? Hi All, Picked up my 2012 Sx190 a couple of weeks ago and can't seem to figure out where this goes, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks   Attached Files: ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:09:37 GMT General Discussion | Jet Boaters Community Forum 2018-04-24T20:09:37Z Dangers of swimming near marinas Since boating season will be kicking off soon for a lot of us, I just wanted to give this reminder about how dangerous it is swimming around marinas and boat docks. I can guarantee that most marin... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:09:30 GMT General Discussion | Jet Boaters Community Forum 2018-04-24T20:09:30Z Water depth with Engine Running I have a new 2017 255. I see that the draft is 15 inches. But what is a safe estimate of what depth water the engine needs to run. I'm new to jet boats and I'm looking for a new boat well, it's loc... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:05:44 GMT Scarab Jet Boats | Jet Boaters Community Forum 2018-04-24T20:05:44Z Bowthruster Battery & fuse Hi, I'm installing a dedicated bowthruster battery in the bow to power the 3kW unit in my boat. I am hearing conflicting opinions about what type of battery to use. I was planning on using a ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:05:10 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T20:05:10Z KAD 44 EDC how to advance the engine hours displayed Just changed the LCD, now showing the wrong engine hours I need to advance the hours by about 300 to get to the correct amount Is there some way to wire the tacho up and advance the hours wi... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:05:04 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T20:05:04Z Used boat show SoF Our marina does a used boat show every year @ the end of April to start the season . Here?s the link Click boats to see the full list all on one site for view / demo . https://www.salondubat... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:04:51 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T20:04:51Z Best and easiest way to fill these holes? I sourced a replacement cowling for my Mercury outboard, but it has 3 holes in it from a prior nav light install. What's the best and easiest way to fill these holes? Thanks! View from the to... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:31:19 GMT Boating How-To?s : The Kerno Memorial Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:31:19Z 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke controls Does anyone know if the wiring harness and control cables from a 2004 Yamaha 150 4 stroke will work with my 2006 200 HPDI and vise versa? Thanks Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:38 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:38Z Has anyone swapped an Optimax 150 to a Merc F150? As the title asks. I've seen a nice (at least nice cosmetically - that's all I can tell without going to look at it) used F150 and thinking about it to replace my 150 Opti - nothing wrong with the ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:32 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:32Z Yanmar 6lp Coolers: Rydlyme or Disassemble and Clean? So its spring service time. I have a 2003 Yanmar 6lpa 315hp that was new to me last spring. I bought it from the original owner and there are no service records to indicate that the coolers have be... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:26 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:26Z Wetslip/ bottom paint I own a bay boat and have the opportunity for a FREE wetslip in my community. I tried getting permission to install a lift and so far no luck. I am hesitant because I will have to have the boat bo... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:20 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:20Z 55' Chittum Yachts How about this... 55 ft sportfish with quad 667s, stepped hull, and a whopping top speed of 78 mph! Looks like one hell of a boat and i can only imagine the amount of space there is in the boat wit... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:13 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:13Z Yamaha F300 failure Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I am looking through all the posts in search for a solution to my problem. I have three 2012 Yamaha F300 's breaking down on me after 800, 1200 and ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:28:07 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:28:07Z Is a sacrificial anode needed on an aluminum jonboat that is bottom-painted? I just bought a used (1985) MonArk aluminum jon boat. I want to leave it in the bayou (saltwater) at my house. I have bottom-painted it already. Wondering if I should add an anode to the hull - ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:53 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:53Z Well I did it! Idiot! Something I've read about before from time to time, but never actually did it, but figured one day as I age I would end up being that jackass. Fired up the engines from winter sleep yesterday.... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:46 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:46Z 2001 Yamaha OX66 250 Longevity I'm considering the purchase of a sweet 2001 30 ft Pursuit with original twin OX66 250's with a bit over 1000 hours well maintained. What experience does anyone have with the longevity of these mo... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:27 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:27Z 2000 Mercury 225 efi shifts hard into forward gear I have a 2000 Mercury 225 efi and anytime I shift it into forward it goes into gear but sounds like it's shifting really hard. Makes a loud noise. When I go into to reverse it shifts nice and smoot... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:20 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:20Z Battery fully charged but still no power to dash. I need some advice. I charged my battery all night and I still have no power to anything on my dash, blower, bilge pump, and wont turn over. But I can raise and lower my prop. I have a 2003 19ft ba... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:07 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:07Z New Purchase and restoration advice needed I finally jumped in on the fiberglass CC boat arena. I have been an owner of tournament style ski boats and aluminum fishing/Jon boats all my life. This will be my first boat I have purchased speci... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:27:01 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:27:01Z Boat repair in Austin, TX Been looking around and wondering if anyone I the THT brain trust has any recommendations for boat repair (& Paint) in Austin. Have some gel coat that needs repairing and looking into some paintin... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:26:54 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:26:54Z Opinions on Rinker Fiesta Vee 300? Asking for a friend that is trying to get back to boating... How good or bad are these Rinker? Low tier? Apparently comes with twin Mercruiser I/O... I'm not a fan of I/Os AT ALL but want ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:26:47 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:26:47Z Financing Older Boats I am looking to move up from my 20-foot bay boat but after talking to my dealer and looking around a new 24-foot bay boat will cost me close to 90k and that's not a top-end brand. I can easily affo... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:26:41 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:26:41Z Recommendations 28-32ft boat - South Florida long time lurker here...Wanted to get some opinions. Currently have a 22 foot pro-line. What I describe as my "beater" boat. Got it for a great deal, to fish and learn boating the past few years. I... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:26:27 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T18:26:27Z Where to get new boat wired? Hey everyone, I have a new boat fitout that's ready for the wiring to be done, where's a good place to go in the canterbury area that will do a tidy job for a reasonable/fair price? Motor is a vq35... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:01:09 GMT General Board 2018-04-24T18:01:09Z OMC stern drive gear up-date Back in the 80's OMC had problems with the gears in their out-drives, the fix was to change the gears to what they called 5 deg. gears, this was a free fix to owners of these out-drives and when th... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:12 GMT OMC I/O & Inboard Engines & Outdrives - 59 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T17:30:12Z lower yoke replacement - 1990's vs newer models Hey guys, I know this may be a little too generic but I was curious... (search function mainly shows me people with yoke issues) Ive been looking at boats and been on the fence on a really cl... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:14:40 GMT Mercury & Mariner Outboards - 36 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T17:14:40Z Idle Issues 4 Stroke Mercury I have a 2000 25hp 4 stroke Mercury Bigfoot that was recently purchased with the boat. It sat for 3-4 years without any use, but otherwise was maintained very well and shows no signs of abuse. Afte... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:14:32 GMT Mercury & Mariner Outboards - 36 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T17:14:32Z Tying up to a Piling I have a 21’ H2O that we use on the Connecticut River.  Many of the places we stop at don’t have floating docks and the fixed docks are 3’ plus over the water so we end up having to tie up to a pil... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:06:55 GMT Boat Talk - Chaparral Boats Owners Club 2018-04-24T17:06:55Z Boat won't start. No power Hi all, Went to start the boat today and I have no power. I have checked the kill switch, verified batteries are good, blower, bilge, refrigerator, engine hatch, lights all work fine just no po... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:06:49 GMT Boat Talk - Chaparral Boats Owners Club 2018-04-24T17:06:49Z 4hp 2 stroke yammie owners? hey gang, just bought a 4hp 2 stroke 1999 yammie, gonna find the lightest little tinnie i can, 2 up esky and dog, dont expect to plane, or set land sea records, ha ha. but the question is in a d... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:06:34 GMT Boating Chat 2018-04-24T17:06:34Z Honda Side by SIde I need to quit my current profession and open up a ATV mechanic shop. Dropped off my 2013 Honda Side by Side for a "code" it threw. Got the call today. Needs a relay, and a starter. Those 2 alo... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:13:33 GMT Trucks & Trailers - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:13:33Z Hard Wiring NMEA2000/CANet connections The only electronics I currently have is a Garmin GPSmap 545. I have the power/data cable hardwired to the fuse block, with the remaining data wires cut and sealed under heat shrink... I’m thinking... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:56 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:56Z raymarine 400g problems, can you advise. Hi Everyone, I'm new to teh hulltruth. any way I hope you can assist. I have a raymarine course computer 400g it has blown the 40amp fuse. I have removed the connections to the motor and it is stil... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:49 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:49Z Best inshore saltwater fishing GPS/fish finder for the Louisiana Gulf Coast? I'm in the market for a new 7" display gps/fish finder for inshore saltwater fishing. I was wondering what's the best setup for under $1,000 that is touch screen. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:43 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:43Z NMEA 2000 Setup Yamaha tap into command link? Hey Guys, I'm installing (2) GO9's as we speak and decided to build an NMEA network while at it. I was planning to use Lowrance's NMEA to Yamaha cable and run that right to the engine and plug int... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:37 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:37Z Transducers and spacing Current set up includes a gt30-tm and 942xs. Adding another transducer gt23-Tm and another 942xs. What is the recommended spacing needed between transducers? Picture shows existing placement, c... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:30 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:30Z NMEA0183 Help-GPS to VHF Moved GPS from old boat to new to me boat. GPS is Garmin 94SV and VHF is Icom IC-M412. PO had Lowrance lcx-27c connected to VHF and I have left wiring for a reference fo time being. This i... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:24 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:24Z Best battery monitor I searched many old THT threads... I saw about a dozen different recommendations... the main ones being: Victron, Xantrex, Blue Sea, Mastervolt (which looks like a Xantrex). Is there a new hotness ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:18 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:18Z Keel Mount Structurescan Thru-hull I'm updating the electronics on my 42 Bertram, and to avoid the need for 2 structurescan xducers, I was hoping to mount a single thruhull structurescan on the keel. The keel is wide enough to moun... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:11 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:11Z Navionics and small lakes? First time boat owner. Soon-to-be first-time GPS/depthfinder owner. Never had Navionics. If I bought the chip that includes USA and CAN (shown to be 45% off right now in the "Deals" thread), ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:08:05 GMT Marine Electronics Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T16:08:05Z Bavaria Owners Association Just incase anyone on here is interested to know.... They have a new website, and the forum now available for all to use. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:04:06 GMT Yachting Monthly's Scuttlebutt 2018-04-24T16:04:06Z Needles crossing and round the island passage Hello All, I'm new to the forum, thanks for all the useful threads ive been reading. I'm planning to go around the island starting at slack (HW+4/5) anticlockwise. it will be early morning so i p... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:04:00 GMT Yachting Monthly's Scuttlebutt 2018-04-24T16:04:00Z Help identifying the class of a small cruising yacht I rather like the lines of this small cruiser. Can anyone help identify the class? Seen outside a house in Rocky Hill Lane (Rocky Hill House), in the Isles of Scilly. Thanks for looking. ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:03:53 GMT Yachting Monthly's Scuttlebutt 2018-04-24T16:03:53Z Folkboat Spinnaker I recently bought a 1961 Harry Feltham Folkboat. I'd like to get a spinnaker for it. Funds are a bit limited so I can't have a crispy new one made..... so I thought I'd see what I could pick up o... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:01:04 GMT Classic and wooden boats 2018-04-24T16:01:04Z Volvo D1 30 control panel stop toggle switch Hi folks ... My engine wont stop on spring loaded up position. Stop solenoid ok. traced fault to toggle switch so need replacement. Therein lies the issue. The switch is Apem1 Manf. 644H 1R L5.... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:31 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:31Z Drain-tap for fuel tank to replace large s/s nut. Any ideas? My diesel tank has a large (12mm? hex nut) as a drain plug which makes emptying the tank a pain; especially as the location prevents a five gallon receptacle being placed below it. Ideally I'd lik... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:25 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:25Z New spray hood using old as pattern I have been putting off buying a new spray hood for a few years due to the very high cost - always something better to spend on. The old one was at least 15 years old, been patched up twice and ha... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:18 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:18Z Braid on braid 8mm - non-twisty recommendations On Fairwinds we have three reefing lines. The 1st and second reef were fitted when we got the boat, but the third reef was fitted by me. The first two lines never snag or twist up, but the third re... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:12 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:12Z What % efficiency have you got from your solar panels? I have 360w of solar on my boat. Today I got a max Output of 338w which is 94% efficient. Obviously that doesn't happen every day so I'm wondering what % others have managed to achieve. I run 3 x 1... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:06 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:06Z Osmosis Blisters between waterline and deck Hello Everybody, On a low budget I have looked at a project boat-a late seventies Westerly. Possibly because of the use of a plastic sheet being left covering the boat for a long time there are a... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:53:00 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:53:00Z Lewmar Footblock Challenge 2: The Footblock Strikes Back The sheave of the genoa turning block on my Sigma 33C has died, and so I fished it off the boat. At first I assumed that I would be able to press/whack the pin out, but this proved to be the wrong ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:52:53 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:52:53Z Yanmar flexible fuel line - what i/d? Hi all - my new boat (to me) has a 2012 Yanmar engine 4JH5E. I want to insert a better way of bleeding the fuel line (currently the handbook advises to remove a hose from the engine mounted fuel f... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:52:47 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:52:47Z Desperate For a Perkins Part! Hi guys I did post this in the motor boat forum but things are getting desperate now, so posting here too... Unless I can sort this, my season is up the creak:-( I need a set of fuel injec... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:52:40 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:52:40Z Sadler 26 Genoa Size & Sheeting. Hi All, After 7 years boatless I succumbed to temptation & bought an old Sadler. Came with 2 Genoa?s????one with uv. strip I put on foil and went for a first sail. I would say this sail i... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:52:34 GMT Practical Boat Owner's Reader to Reader 2018-04-24T15:52:34Z Impeller oil seal direction I'm rebuilding the impeller assembly for our 2001 Sportster. The replacement oil seal from the kit is different than the original one used. The new oil seal has a garter spring located inside. ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:44:25 GMT 2-Stroke SeaDoo Sport Boat Forum 2018-04-24T15:44:25Z 2006 Challenger 180 Intercooler, F1000? Hi guys, I'm thinking about putting an external intercooler on my 06 Challenger 180. Originally I was thinking about doing the X-charger as well, but from what I've read the fuel consumption in... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:40:34 GMT 4-Tec Sea-Doo Boats 2018-04-24T15:40:34Z Chrysler 65hp model: 659H8B Propeller needs repair Hello Folks, I have a Chrysler motor that has a very worn propeller. I know that I can buy one at eBay and be happy but I'm planning to go out this weekend and the prop will not be here by then. ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:26:22 GMT Prop Questions and Topics - 47 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T15:26:22Z Windshield question.... Does anyone know the brand/manufacturer of the black anodized interlocking windshield system I have on my 1982 CRV 221? Thank you. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:23:43 GMT Starcraft Boats - 98 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T15:23:43Z 1997 Sea-Doo GTS Starting issues. Hi guys, I recently purchased a 1997 GTS with the 717. It starts fine out of the water, but will bog a bit when I give it gas. But when I put it in the water, it wont even start. I've replaced the ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:10:58 GMT 2-Stroke Sea-Doo PWC forum 2018-04-24T15:10:58Z 1981 Mariner 40hp question. I have a disabled veteran whos boats motors lower case cracked and lost a chunk of the case near the prop. trouble is we dont know much about the motor to find a replacement. we have found a 89 ent... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:56:26 GMT Identifying Model / Year / Horsepower 2018-04-24T13:56:26Z Bondo railing holes just a question here. I was thinking abkut taking my rails off that go around the bow. I’m going to have all them screw holes that’s going to be a eye sore lol. What could I use if it’s possible to... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:39:26 GMT Boat Topics and Questions (not engine topics) - 23 - Page: 1 2018-04-24T13:39:26Z Brand new Mercury F 15 E warning horn Hi All, I'm building a small boat and bought a brand new Mercury F 15 E (that dates from 2014). The problem is however that the warning light on the engine and the horn on the remote control sw... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:19:35 GMT Mercury Mariner Outboard Forum 2018-04-24T13:19:35Z Targa 40 Inverter Morning.. ive just fitted a 240v inverter as we dont have a genny.. its a quality piece of kit and done a neat job on install. But... just testing it all today and for some reason my charger ( SBC... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:58:13 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T11:58:13Z Ballpark cost for boat move Sof to Blighty So with my P34 just a say going under offer I expect to soon be boatless. Naturally enough I've not been able to resist some more detailed window shopping and something in the SoF (Cannes area) ha... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:58:07 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T11:58:07Z KAD 44 EDC hours displayed Just replaced the dud LCD hour display, excellent item and helpful YouTube link Displays 335 hrs, which matches the old LCD But Volvo has checked the engine and recons its has done 590 hrs, ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:58:00 GMT Motor Boat Forum 2018-04-24T11:58:00Z 2011 YAMAHA AR240 YDS? going to look at a 2011 on friday, should I or do I need YDS to check the boat out or should I be able to see everything with out it? Anything in particular to look for? The boat has approximatel... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:57:32 GMT Yamaha AR240, SX240 and 242 Limited / S | Jet Boaters Community Forum 2018-04-24T11:57:32Z Yamaha corrosion, a new area of concern? I had a strange water leak coming out of one of my motors (05 F225)when flushing. After some investigating I discovered it was leaking out of the hole the driveshaft goes into when the lower unit i... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:24:18 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:24:18Z Value of a Used Stidd 500-200 Power Admiral Chair Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and have a quick question I was hoping someone could help me with. I have a Stidd 500-200 Power fore/aft low back Admiral helm seat. It has been professionally... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:24:04 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:24:04Z Engine Starts Then Dies My boat has a 2008 Mercruiser 5.7 MPI mated to a Bravo III It starts then dies after about 30 seconds. If I bleed off the fuel at the fuel rail through the schrader valve it will start and the... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:45 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:45Z Where to connect tab auto retract wire I've installed my new Bennett Bolt tabs, and the last connection to make is for the auto retract wire. It has to be connected to a wire off the ignition switch, which is energized when the ignition... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:38 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:38Z Scarab 21 rebuild Well this is the start of what was suppose to be a quick project the boat appeared to have been in good condition Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:32 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:32Z Buddy Cannady 22? Center Console Restoration Bought this boat about a year ago from a friend who got It from Buddy Cannady about 10 years ago. The Boat has never been in the water but sat in his yard unprotected. Lots of sanding has occurred ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:26 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:26Z Help with Evinrude throttle cable screw/nut sizes What is the size of the nut that holds the throttle cable open eye piece to the throttle on the outboard? What little bracket or anchor am I missing that retains the cables to the outboard? ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:20 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:20Z First Time Boater - HELP me decide on a boat I?m a first time boater and looking for something that would be good for my wife, my 11-year-old daughter and a few of her friends. I have narrowed the search down to the following boats which are ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:13 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:13Z Bumpers vs Fenders in Nautical-speak For years I have been calling those portable soft devices hung over the gunwales of boats for docking protection BUMPERS instead of FENDERS. I got this term from a book I read about Labrador Retrie... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:07 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:07Z Fountain t-top enclosures Looking for ideas on having side enclosures for our t-top made for our 2017 Fountain 34' center console. We are fairer-weather fisher-people so we will not be fishing in 30 knot winds but cutting ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:23:00 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:23:00Z Did I ruin my gel coat? Hello all, as I was cleaning my boat to prep it for the season, I realized halfway through that I was using a medium bristle brush on the hull. Welp, after rinse and dry, I noticed swirls in the ge... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:22:48 GMT The Boating Forum - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum 2018-04-24T10:22:48Z