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by sturdi87
12 Jun 2011, 20:48
Forum: Motors
Topic: Throttle shift control box confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Throttle shift control box confusion

I may be wrong as my control box is different than yours, but the small black lever you describe should be your fast idle lever. The cable it makes move is your throttle cable. This cable allows you to increase the idle speed while in neutral. If you have a 2 stroke this allows you to warm the motor...
by sturdi87
30 Oct 2010, 21:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Thoughts on first boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Thoughts on first boat?

I've been where your at and being on the bank is the worst, especially when you are watching guys in boats going by headed out to the spots you wish you could fish. Start out with whatever you can afford, the cost of a 1232 of craigs list will be well worth it even if you just fish out of it for a s...
by sturdi87
30 Oct 2010, 21:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: bow mount or transom mount trolling motor?
Replies: 19
Views: 7364

bow mount or transom mount trolling motor?

If your bass fishing, making the investment in a good bow mounted foot controlled trolling motor is one of if not the best additions you can make to your boat. If i had nothing but a bare hull, the first thing I would buy would be a foot controlled bow mount trolling motor. Next I would buy a decent...
by sturdi87
05 Sep 2010, 21:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14' Starcraft Semi-V project. Update Progress Pics 9-5-10
Replies: 46
Views: 23797

14' Starcraft Semi-V project UPDATED ?s & VIDEOS 5-10-10

I have been doing a little here and there between trips. I installed a Lowrance Mark 5x-Pro sonar on the bow that is easily visible from drivers position when underway. Put in switches for anchor, nav and docking lights. Also put some Wise seats in on pin type pedestals and bases. I'm getting starte...
by sturdi87
17 Aug 2010, 17:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14' starcraft help
Replies: 3
Views: 421

14' starcraft help

How wide is your boat? I am running a 40 hp on my 14 ft starcraft that has a bottom over 52" wide. I have a 7.5 I use on it sometimes also and with the 7.5 the boat is badly underpowered. That may be enough power for a narrow 14 ft boat but if it is a big wide boat like mine it may just be underpowe...
by sturdi87
02 Aug 2010, 15:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: short shaft mounting bracket for a 20" transom?
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

short shaft mounting bracket for a 20" transom?

maybe something like this? https://www.boatbandit.com/outboard-motor-bracket-aluminum-5427.aspx You don't want something like that. I actually made the mistake of buying one of those for the same purpose after someone recommended it to me. Those brackets are made for kicker motors and although the ...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 20:34
Forum: Motors
Topic: Anybody have a line on outboard decals?
Replies: 18
Views: 1513

Anybody have a line on outboard decals?

Yes, the motor is only 2 but my buddies tend to be rough on my equipment. :x I've picked up 3 new scratches on the cowl over the weekend... and I'm always in the front of the boat. :roll: That just means your using it right! Its like showing off scars, but you need a story for each of them since yo...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 18:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone else pull tubes/skiers with your tins?
Replies: 14
Views: 3382

Anyone else pull tubes/skiers with your tins?

Do you need to reinforce the transom to pull a tube? How are you connecting the line to the boat? My oldest girl would love to do this. Thanks. To answer this question I would say use good judgement. If your transom is solid, the biggest worry at least in my mind is in the immediate area of the tra...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 18:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat insurance.
Replies: 33
Views: 2948

Boat insurance.

I don't have it... yet. Why? because I haven't gotten too it yet although it probably should have been one of the first things on my list. Thanks for reminding me. I will get on that before it moves again probably. Why? I have learned the hard way seeing someone close to me make a mistake with insur...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 18:05
Forum: Motors
Topic: Anybody have a line on outboard decals?
Replies: 18
Views: 1513

Anybody have a line on outboard decals?

:lol: That glue for rear view mirrors would most likely tear a chunk of material out of the cowl before you would get the emblem off. :shock: haha yes I considered the possible mess but wasn't really thinking about taking it off again to repaint it. Isn't your motor like 2 yrs old or so? Thats prob...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 17:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: FUEL LINE FITTING MARINER 40 hp 1986
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

FUEL LINE FITTING MARINER 40 hp 1986

Well, the right year model makes a big difference. :lol: The serial number on the plates are painted over, but i pulled the serial number off of the freeze plugs and a guy at Iboats told me it was an 86. So thats all I know really. Here is a link to a table to look up the year of your mariner https...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 13:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: what type of battery for electric start 25hp merc???
Replies: 11
Views: 4173

what type of battery for electric start 25hp merc???

I use a AGM (Absorption Glass Mat)battery (lawn mower size) for my motor. About AGM batteries AGM battery technology has continued to develop and offer improvements over other sealed battery technologies. AGM technology has become the next step in the evolution of both starting and deep cycle seale...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 13:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: Anybody have a line on outboard decals?
Replies: 18
Views: 1513

Anybody have a line on outboard decals?

You would think the factory would use materials that didn't fall off or shrink. Typical, I suppose. Sounds like you need a pinch, or a slap, to wake you up from your dream. Maybe back in the kiekhofer days I suppose. But I wouldn't use that spray on adhesive stuff. I bought some adhesive to glue th...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 13:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: How long before engine starts pumping water???
Replies: 24
Views: 1620

How long before engine starts pumping water???

Is this on a hose or in the water? Has the engine been previously overheated (with probable pump damage)? Is the engine overheating now? If it's not overheating now then it really doesn't matter how long it takes for the pee tube to start. Another thing to remember here is that some model year engi...
by sturdi87
22 Jul 2010, 12:53
Forum: Motors
Topic: Which Prop for 1970 20HP Johnson Seahorse
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Which Prop for 1970 20HP Johnson Seahorse

I think I just found the prop that is on there now!!! https://boatpropellers.iboats.com/Johnson/20_HP_%281969-1973%29_10.00-Pitch_Michigan_Match_Aluminum_012011_Propeller/29/20/?session_id=815112275&cart_id=027704256 It's got the same part number SKU:#012011 Manufacturer: Michigan Wheel Brand: Mich...