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by momule
01 Aug 2016, 17:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need proof that tin boats "sweat" - forming condensation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Need proof that tin boats "sweat" - forming condensation?

If the enclosed compartment is actually totally sealed off from the outside air it will only "create" as much moisture as is present in the material in the compartment. If the compartment and foam are 100% totally dry there will be no condensation occurring.
by momule
01 Aug 2016, 17:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Best way to work on the inside of the boat?
Replies: 24
Views: 3174

Best way to work on the inside of the boat?

Silly questions like this won't make you too many friends on the forums. I'm sure you'll figure it out...
by momule
26 Jul 2016, 18:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need some advice-Transom leak on Jon Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Need some advice-Transom leak on Jon Boat

Looks like multiple layers of goop that have been applied in attempts to fix leaks over time. You could easily have a totally rotted wood core in the transom which could cause your motor to break off and sink to the bottom on a really bad day. Or....it could be not that bad yet. Poking around with a...
by momule
24 Jul 2016, 15:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: Help..
Replies: 52
Views: 4053

Help..

Let's hope you never have to find out. My riveted Lowe hull is 32 years old and has never leaked a drop and it's never been garaged. Of course this is it's first year with a jet on it so it's not likely to make it another 32 years :-)
by momule
24 Jul 2016, 14:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: Help..
Replies: 52
Views: 4053

Help..

Congrats. Glad to know that you got this figured out with a good fix. It's always nice to know that the equipment is right so that you can spend your time with the fishing.
by momule
22 Jul 2016, 01:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Plywood top to Bench Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Plywood top to Bench Seat

but why add plywood in the first place? The stuff is heavy, it rots over time, and it is not necessary in order to secure your seats. If you just must add something try this on page 40ish: https://www.akmccallumco.com/pdf/ma.pdf
by momule
18 Jul 2016, 16:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Removing Painted on Boat Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Removing Painted on Boat Letters

It's a little hard to understand how paint removal is such a big issue. Don't you think removal of paint depends on the type of paint used? So, get some stripper, buy some sandpaper, chip at it with a knife. Why don't you use some elbow grease and then take a picture and impress us with what a creat...
by momule
17 Jul 2016, 17:45
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: OB Jets on 1448's?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

OB Jets on 1448's?

Nice looking set up Lonedrake. Interesting how similar our two boats are but also how different they are too. Mine is also a 1448 with a Yamaha 40/30. Console and steering wheel up front with both of us sitting side by side. If I try to have my passenger sit back at the rear bench it will not plane ...
by momule
14 Jul 2016, 23:21
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Mercury 60/40 4 Stroke 4800 RPM WOT right?
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Mercury 60/40 4 Stroke 4800 RPM WOT right?

There may be a connection to the heat and high humidity that you're experiencing but your 4800 RPM is not that far off what you should normally expect which should be around 5000 RPM. You could drive yourself crazy (and broke) trying to squeek that last 100-200 RPM out of the motor or you can check ...
by momule
14 Jul 2016, 23:01
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: OB Jets on 1448's?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

OB Jets on 1448's?

JoshKeller wrote:Im running a 1648 grizzly with a 75/50 jet. 36 volt minn kota, stick steer
And since this is a post about "OB Jets on 1448's" your post must have been put here on this thread by mistake, right?
by momule
14 Jul 2016, 22:58
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Steering wheel conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Steering wheel conversion

While not all steering units are created equal you will not find any that equal a stick steer for response and speed of turning. So, like most every thing: you can't have your cake and eat it too.
by momule
10 Jul 2016, 23:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2009 40 hp Mercury 4-stroke low RPMs
Replies: 8
Views: 621

2009 40 hp Mercury 4-stroke low RPMs

You guys are probably right in suggesting SeaFoam as a first option. Seems like I never get lucky enough to have a can of additive take care of mechanical problems though. I use Stabil in my fuel for ethanol and SeaFoam as a preventative just in case. I also run an external fuel/water filter just in...
by momule
06 Jul 2016, 01:48
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: OB Jets on 1448's?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

OB Jets on 1448's?

onthewater102 wrote:FWIW the flotation has nothing to do with the HP rating - just the weight capacity rating.

https://uscgboating.org/regulations/boat ... ndbook.php
Thanks for the link. Lots of good info in there.
by momule
05 Jul 2016, 12:05
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: OB Jets on 1448's?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

OB Jets on 1448's?

I totally agree with you on the HP limit tags. My 1448 has a plate that specifies 25hp but that is with the original hull. Since the transom has been replaced and hugely strengthened, the motor is remotely steered instead of tiller, and it will soon have flotation pods on the stern, that 25hp limit ...
by momule
04 Jul 2016, 01:10
Forum: Motors
Topic: 2009 40 hp Mercury 4-stroke low RPMs
Replies: 8
Views: 621

2009 40 hp Mercury 4-stroke low RPMs

With the motor sitting unused for some years it is likely to never run properly until all of the rubber parts in the engine are replaced. Fuel lines and vacuum lines are subject to rotting just due to temp changes. Even if the motor was prepared for storage this will probably have to be done. Includ...