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by DaveInGA
08 Jul 2014, 18:57
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: FS Marine Fuel Tanks and Tire/Rim (GA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

FS Marine Fuel Tanks and Tire/Rim (GA)

PM responded to, everything still available.
by DaveInGA
06 Jul 2014, 07:16
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: FS Marine Fuel Tanks and Tire/Rim (GA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

FS Marine Fuel Tanks and Tire/Rim (GA)

Item Name: Marine Fuel Tanks and Tire/Rim Location: Jefferson/Buford/MallOfGA Zip Code: 30549 Item is for: Sale or trade Sale Price: varies Willing To Ship: Yes, shipping extra Item Description: Attwood 12 gallon Plastic Marine Fuel Tank, includes fitting $60.00 Moeller 6 gallon Marine Fuel Tank wi...
by DaveInGA
15 Oct 2013, 09:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 86BassTrackerV17 1st fishing trip w/son 10/11/13 vids p15
Replies: 220
Views: 41732

86BassTrackerV17 1st fishing trip w/son 10/11/13 vids p15

Went on a fishing trip with my son Thursday, 10/11/13. Didn't catch much, just a spotted bass and a channel catfish, but we had a good time. It was his first time fishing with me since he was a small kid (I put aside fishing for his love of sports, baseball, football and basketball, those took up a ...
by DaveInGA
24 Aug 2013, 22:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 86BassTrackerV17 1st fishing trip w/son 10/11/13 vids p15
Replies: 220
Views: 41732

86BassTrackerV17 Some updates 8/24/13 see vid p15

fender66 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:40 pm wrote:Looks awesome Dave! I want to know more about that HB bracket in the front though.
It's a RAM mount. I really like that particular one and used a version of each for both Humminbirds.
by DaveInGA
24 Aug 2013, 20:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 86BassTrackerV17 1st fishing trip w/son 10/11/13 vids p15
Replies: 220
Views: 41732

86BassTrackerV17 Some updates 8/24/13 see vid p

Finished final work on my 1986 Bass Tracker boat restoration this week. Cranked motor to flush after lake tests and fishing trips, then ran the last of the fuel out of the engine/carburetors to ensure good cranking next time. The little 75 HP Mercury motor will move the boat, an extra 6 gallon tank,...
by DaveInGA
05 Jul 2013, 14:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trailering without powered help
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Trailering without powered help

Any where these days to get simple cotton rope? All I can find is this dang crappy nylon stuff. Hard to handle compared to the stuff of my youth.

I've looked at adding one of those catwalks, but I haven't come up with an attachment method I like yet.
by DaveInGA
04 Jul 2013, 19:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trailering without powered help
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Trailering without powered help

Ranchero50 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:36 pm wrote:Retired engineer should be able to figure out how to lower his bunks on his trailer so he doesn't need it as far in the water. :)
I don't think I said how far I needed it in the water. :)
by DaveInGA
01 Jul 2013, 21:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trailering without powered help
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Trailering without powered help

Dave, The landing at Sandy is real nice. Run in on your trolling motor on the left side to the ramp and pull it up about 10' out and let your boat beach. Put your trailer in and attach a rope about 20' long to your bow fitting. Hold the rope and give the boat a shove out so it runs past the end of ...
by DaveInGA
01 Jul 2013, 17:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trailering without powered help
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Trailering without powered help

Planning on fishing Sandy Creek Park near my home for bluegills. I'm used to using my 75 HP motor to "power" up onto the trailer, but will not have this at Sandy Creek. I do have an bow mount trolling motor, but don't think that'll do much for trailering. I know this might be missing the obvious, bu...
by DaveInGA
29 Apr 2013, 22:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1987 Bass Tracker V16 SC Guide Special Rebuild
Replies: 65
Views: 16378

1986 Bass Tracker V16 SC Guide Special Rebuild (renamed)

Looks great. I did a similar restore to the one you're doing. Like you, I found to do it right, it took a good bit of time. A lot more than most folks estimate.
by DaveInGA
22 Apr 2013, 21:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Best place to purchase replacement water pump parts
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Best place to purchase replacement water pump parts

I've found out I can go to boats.net or marineengine.com, look at their diagrams, get part numbers, then google for the best price for the parts and have them shipped to my door much less expensively and much more time efficiently than if I go to a local dealer for the parts.
by DaveInGA
22 Apr 2013, 15:10
Forum: Motors
Topic: Reworking the tilt/trim system on my Mercury - need help
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Reworking the tilt/trim system on my Mercury - need help

Motor is a 1986 Merc 75 HP 4 cylinder (serial #0A994929) I picked up that sat up a good number of years. Great compression, but many items have deteriorated due to age/weather exposure. Reworked the engine fuel/ignition systems and replaced transmission fluid. Engine is now running great. The trim/t...
by DaveInGA
17 Apr 2013, 07:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1965 evinrude fastwin
Replies: 81
Views: 5845

1965 evinrude fastwin

I would look at replacing the old fuel lines at this point. From your descriptions it sounds like they are dry rotted. If they're dry rotted, there is a good chance the fuel pump diaphragm may be dry rotted and need rebuilding as well. I just did this on a 86 Merc that had sat for a long time. The f...
by DaveInGA
16 Apr 2013, 17:17
Forum: Motors
Topic: Outboard steering questions
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Outboard steering questions

No, your motor has the tilt tube (#5), but it appears to be missing the nut and o-ring (#'s 6 & 7). #9 is the nut for the other end of the tube but that may come as part of the steering cable depending on your cable. I can't tell from your picture, but I agree with J Michael's assessment. Mine has ...
by DaveInGA
14 Apr 2013, 23:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Outboard steering questions
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Outboard steering questions

You can find a lot more about what your motor needs by going to somewhere like boats.net, selecting Mercury, then inputting your serial number. A set of links will come up with various parts drawings of the break down of your particular engine. It will include the items that come with the motor from...