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by jethro
11 Oct 2019, 11:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

My 6hp merc 4 stroke kicker gets nothing much more than being brought inside the house for storage. I change the motor oil in the spring and do the impeller and LU oil once every other year. The bigger motors just get normal maintenance, LU oil and impeller every other year. My 150 however I do the ...
by jethro
30 Sep 2019, 14:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question regarding below freezing operation
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Question regarding below freezing operation

The best thing about freezing temps is no boat needed to fish!

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by jethro
25 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

Turn the clicker off to freespool leadcore easier, even when the freespool lever is down.
by jethro
25 Sep 2019, 11:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Twisted Prop Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: Twisted Prop Shaft

I priced out a new prop shaft on my '95 Merc 25... almost $800. For a motor worth $700.
by jethro
24 Sep 2019, 11:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?

All I can tell you is that my Sylvan had blocks of foam within the gunwales that I had to remove to install my Traxstech track system. It was miserable to remove.
by jethro
24 Sep 2019, 11:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Lake Lugano Boat Show!

I had french fry and hot dog pizza in the square in Sienna when I was there. Hilarious, I had to do it. It was delicious!

Yeah, jet lag sucks. It's way worse coming home than going there!
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Lake Lugano Boat Show!

Oooh, Northern Italy, one of my favorite places. We spent 10 days in Tuscany about 7 years ago and I have been dying to get back. Did you eat a lot of boar and red sauce?
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 09:36
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Free boat build
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Free boat build

Free boat!! LOL, that's a good one! You'll soon find out, there is no such thing!
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 09:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Battery charger help needed.

I had an old Shumacher that died and then the replacement Shumacher that I spent $80 on died as well within a few years. My marina that I trust hooked me up with a Minn Kota portable charger that has been working awesome. Fully automatic, 10amps. httpss://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoors.com/battery-c...
by jethro
17 Sep 2019, 11:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Trailering g3 1548vbw
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Trailering g3 1548vbw

I agree with LDUBS, if I had to use a transom saver I would use a wedge style. But on my smaller boat I do not use a transom saver at all, the motor stays down. If the skeg of the motor is higher than the axle then there is no need to brace smaller motors like that with a transom saver at all.
by jethro
13 Sep 2019, 10:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

Ah ha, so it's been around forever, it's just this company is trying to make it sound like the newest thing.
by jethro
13 Sep 2019, 09:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Hydrofoil

I've had both, a foil and 3 sets of Smart Tabs, on 3 different boats. Smart Tabs were far better, IMHO. As far as drilling holes, I'd rather drill into my boat (which can be patched if ever necessary,) than into my motor. With Tabs (any Tabs, really)... No more porpoising; far better planing at ver...
by jethro
12 Sep 2019, 10:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

i havent ever tried this. it is brazing. i doubt that it has much strength. they used to sell them on TV years ago. i wouldnt trust it at all. Yeah, I agree, although the videos are pretty impressive, but they can probably make it look however they want. Was wondering if anyone has actually used it.
by jethro
12 Sep 2019, 09:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Welding aluminum without a welder

Has anyone seen this stuff popping up on their Facebook pages or elsewhere? httpss://solutionwelding.com/products/rods?fbclid=IwAR2kvhTDT3JtE-Oyw5jzGQLW7Qul6KfMqj1DGlAniZsMKFnDhuvdgK5P-k0 Looks like you can "weld" aluminum with just a propane torch? This seems to me like they should call it brazing,...