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    Re: simple wiring diagrams

    It seems some of the diagrams I have posted over the years have become valuable to someone who has elected to go commercial with them. While information published in public forums generally becomes...
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    Re: Second batt gauge

    You have a private message.
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    Re: Second batt gauge

    Here is another way to do a single meter with dual batteries.

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h51/40oldtimer19/DualBattery-SingeVoltmeterDiagram_zps816a8b54.jpg
  4. Re: Mercruiser 120 first rebuild cranking issue?

    OK -- you had been using a jump start box? Did you actually try a "real" battery (and one that is known to be good and fully charged?) Just so you know, my garden tractor has a 360 amp cranking...
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    Re: new battery keeps decharging

    Explain how a battery switch "solves" the problem of a "short". Fact is -- it doesn't and it can't. While everyone seems hell bent on finding a short, wouldn't it be apparent that a fuse or fuses...
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    Re: Second batt gauge

    Here is how you add a switch to select which battery you want to monitor. Since battery voltage does not need to be constantly monitored this is a very inexpensive addition. But yes, you can add...
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    Re: cinder blocks

    Cinder blocks cannot tolerate a "point load" meaning that a couple of square inches of trailer frame coupled with weight is enough to fracture it. In building construction they are also overlapped...
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    Re: Garmin GPS 498 installation

    Garmin would have the answer you need.
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    Re: Peak reading tester

    Sounds like you are checking battery voltage. You don't need a peak reading meter for that. You need the DC setting on a standard multi-tester. 2/10 of a volt DC drop between the battery and the...
  10. Re: 1987 Sunbird 3.0l OMC engine won't start

    Did someone work on the engine and get the cam timing screwed up? Such as during a cam gear replacement. While you may have #1 lined up the distributor rotor, #1 cylinder needs to be on the...
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    Re: Why do people wrap their prop?

    Because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it didn't, can't or hasn't happened to anyone else. I have had critters take up residence in the lower and the boat was in inside storage. As for water...
  12. Thread: Bad gas

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    Re: Bad gas

    That would depend on the design of the ignition and fuel systems on your BMW. Modern engines are fitted with knock sensors. Should spark knock (preignition) be detected by the knock sensor, timing...
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    Re: Bow mount wiring question

    It is not necessary to interconnect the troller battery to the start battery.
  14. Re: 2002 merc 25 motor seized after being laid on side for years

    Using a breaker bar is a very bad idea. You risk breaking rings and ring lands on pistons with too much effort. Get a penetrating oil in the cylinders, lay the engine on it's back (plugs facing...
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    Re: Fogging 2012 Yamaha F150 Four Stroke

    I assume this is a fuel injected engine???? You had best ensure this is a recommended procedure as deposits on and in fuel injectors as well as any sensors in that engine could be a costly mistake. ...
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    Re: Problems with first rebuild

    You should not have to mess with the choke on an engine that has been running for more than a few minutes. The choke plate by then should be standing perfectly vertical. You NEVER adjust a choke on...
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    Re: transom mounting plate

    Depends on the transducer, style, manufacturer, etc. Transducers must operate in smooth water as they cannot read through air or bubbles. So they must not only be properly spaced from each other...
  18. Re: What is the best way to buy a brand new 2 stroke 8hp outboard in CA?

    Have a friend of yours in another state buy it for you. Meet them half way for the transfer and pay for his/her gas. Nice way to stay in touch and get a motor at the same time.
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    Re: Do I really need winterizing?

    During the cold snap, make sure the engine is stored vertical (not tilted) so the water can drain. That's all you need to do. Unless the engine will be stored for periods longer than three months...
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    Re: Suzuki 4 stroke oil buildup

    A prop has nothing to do with the fuel pump which you know. But what you apparently don't know is that the fuel pump itself is NOT the problem for making oil. A prop that has too much pitch is can...
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    Re: Trailer modifications

    If you moved the axle 8 inches forward, considering it was already as far BACK as it would go and with four feet of overhang, I would guess you also have a very improperly balanced trailer -- meaning...
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    Re: Need ideas for building new console

    Make a trip to your local Mom & Pop hardware store, or the Hardware section of the big box stores like Lowes or Menards, or Home Depot. They have all sorts of locking devices but the least expensive...
  23. Re: Omc electrical question, low oil pressure alarm or shut off?

    If it is in the vicinity of the oil filter, it probably is the oil pressure sender for the gauge at the helm. Should be one for water temperature as well. If this is a new engine, were the senders...
  24. Thread: New wiring

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    Re: New wiring

    Follow the path of an existing wire. Use a straightened metal coat hanger to push/pull the wire through tight areas. What size wire and what's the wire for?
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    Re: Fogging Spray

    And a motor that sits for only two to three months really doesn't need any attention other than using fuel system treatment on a regular basis. Running a carb dry is impossible. there will always...
  26. Re: 2000-2001 Yamaha 70 - Unprecedented Problems

    Buying a boat or engine does not involve "luck". It involves due diligence. You are approaching this situation out of frustration rather than reasoning. You already have an engine that runs (sort...
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    Re: Yamaha F90 out weighs boat

    No problem. As the old saying goes: You can lead horses to water but you can't make them drink! Just don't start using the word "irregardless".
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    Re: 1977 Cobalt 19BR

    If the distributor is at the back of the engine it is a GM engine. If the distributor is at the front of the engine it is a Ford. The only exception to that rule would be if it is a V6 and the...
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    Re: Trolling motor mod

    I have a perfectly good excuse for being confused! My crystal ball is in the shop for repair. Things do get confusing when plans are continually changing and details aren't provided. You need to...
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    Re: Trolling motor mod

    Now I'm really confused. Your opening post said you have no choice but to go with an electric motor for propulsion on your boat. Now you say you have a perfectly good 10 HP Techumseh engine which I...
  31. Re: No power to accessories bilge, nav lights and live wells

    Here again we have no idea what other switches your boat has since you haven't shown or told us. The panel you have shown us is simply a fuse panel. Each fuse protects and UNSWITCHED accessory. ...
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    Re: prop for sale

    Not selling on this forum is a business decision that iBoats has every right to make. The site is free, folks volunteer their time to help solve problems so in effect repair information is free. ...
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    Re: 1995 johnson 48 spl (fuel problem?)

    Before diving into the carbs, if you are using a portable tank, dump out the fuel into a container with a cloth for a fuel strainer. I've looked at lots of these tanks brand new and most of them have...
  34. Re: 2000-2001 Yamaha 70 - Unprecedented Problems

    There is also a process on outboards called "Link & Sync" (Yamaha may call it some other term). Engine ignition timing on outboards is synchronized with throttle opening. On two strokes this is...
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    Re: Starter spacer plate on 2.5L ?????

    Put a chalk mark on one of the flywheel teeth and count them as someone manually rotates the engine. Then you know what you have.
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    Re: 2000 5.7 GS Low Compression

    Wasn't it DON that always included the statement:

    Why is it there is never time to do it right the first time but always enough time to do the job over again? (Or words to that effect!) And...
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    Re: Tachometer running backwards

    Don't understand why a two stroke should be a mystery if you can work on a I/O. Spark is spark, Fuel is fuel, carburetors are carburetors and charging systems although they look different between an...
  38. Re: No power to accessories bilge, nav lights and live wells

    Ahhh -- that's not a buss bar. That entire panel is nothing more than a fuse panel as I don't see any switches on it. Power comes INTO it from the battery POSITIVE. +12 volts is daisy chained from...
  39. Re: 1971 SSwirl omc stringer buick v6 fuel vapor coming out valve cover vents

    The picture showing the carb and the flame arrestor definitely shows the barb fitting at about the 5 o-clock position for the fuel pump hose. Obviously nothing is connected to it so the current fuel...
  40. Re: No power to accessories bilge, nav lights and live wells

    The cylindrical object is very likely the timer for the livewell pump and not very likely the cause of your issue. Using a test light or voltmeter, insert the positive probe into the yellow...
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    Re: engine dies after 30 minute run

    You start the process by verifying if it is a fuel issue or a spark issue. If you have spark when the engine quits it is a fuel issue. If there is no spark that sends you to the ignition system. ...
  42. Re: blue sea master/ acr isolation switch setup

    Little confused here. You mention a "combined Blue Sea Switch", then you mention an ACR. How about posting some model numbers so we know exactly what you are looking at. If you are thinking about...
  43. Re: 2 year old Mercury 4 stroke running strange?

    You said: The Mercury dealer insists that it couldn't be anything they did during maintenance! Of course they would say that. But isn't it ironic that the problem popped up immediately after they...
  44. Re: getting fuel in my oil.... ive read similar threads.. changed pump.. still happen

    There is no oil reservoir unless you consider the "oil pan" a reservoir. Even if the engine doesn't start when you crank it, the fuel pump is still pumping and the fuel pumped to a leaking carb goes...
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    Re: Yamaha F90 out weighs boat

    Are you trimming the boat properly? Trimmed too high makes the bow ride high and makes hole shot an adventure. There is no one setting for trim that meets all operating conditions. Weight...
  46. Re: Prop selection for Yamaha F115 on 19' Bay Boat

    For any Yamaha outboard owner facing a decision on "What Prop Do I Need" question, my suggestion is to go to the Yamaha web site and check "Performance Bulletins". Within that portal you can select...
  47. Re: No power to accessories bilge, nav lights and live wells

    You are looking in the wrong place. Go back to the battery. You should find two small gauge wires. Make sure they are connected. Then verify the fuse or breaker in the positve lead near the...
  48. Re: All electrical items switched, is that a feasable idea?

    Are you certain the ACC on the ignition is actually the "Accessory" position and not the RUN position? There is no reason to have gauges active in the ACC position which is why I raised the...
  49. Re: All electrical items switched, is that a feasable idea?

    Every device you mention (GPS, radio, etc) already has an ON/OFF switch. Why add another one? If your accessories are currently wired though the engine ignition switch, that is NOT the way they...
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    Re: Yamaha F115 Volts low and Tach High

    A voltmeter reading "0" has one of three reasons"

    1) Bad gauge (highly unlikely)
    2) Bad wiring to the gauge. Possible since the tach was also irratic.
    3) Inoperative charging system. Simple to...
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