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  1. Which AGM battery for house/starting?

    Thats way off from what the manual recommends. Google, 2002 yamaha f115 owners manual, look on page 10. Try this https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwj22MDh38jaAhWCwFkKHXS5Az4QFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yamaha-motor.com%2Fassets%2Fservice%2Fmanuals%2F1%2Flit-18626-07-13_1370.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1mO9QpW0cK512b2wqUsFSN
  2. Poling platform cracking

  3. Which AGM battery for house/starting?

    One other thing that can help. The aux charging circuit, if its not wired up, wire it up to the #2 battery.
  4. Which AGM battery for house/starting?

    Im a fan of the Sams Duracells also, but if they are not easily available to you, can't go wrong with a Deka batt. As far as the 5th batt, I agree if you run the stereo and livewell you may have an issue. And I agree fishing in the 10k island I would have 5 batts. However, if you can remember to switch to your TM batt/#2 when you setup for a long time running the stereo and livewells, and you fish a populated area like Tampa, I think 4 is fine. The risk of a low battery is there, but for me in Tampa there is always help if needed.
  5. Bow mount trolling motor install on RF18

    Should have backing plates glassed in on either side of the bow, I prefer the TM on the left. The left, because if its a hand steer TM, my right hand is holding the rod, also I prefer to feel the edge of the boat with my right foot. I would keep all 3 in the console, and I would assume you have wires already run there with a breaker. If not you will need to add a breaker. And yes you will want an onboard charger.
  6. What is the bulkhead?

    I assume thats how they determine how deep to make the cushion. From the bulkhead edge to the rod holder.
  7. 18 MA w/ F150 Prop Update

    What was the load like, how much trim? If it was light just you, I would not be happy with only getting 5100, heavy 4 people might be ok. I would like to see close to 6100 light. I think if you can only get 5100 the engine is pretty loaded, and assume your fuel usage to be up. Its hard to direct compare props from different manufactures, there are other differences that just diameter. Mostly small differences, but those make a change in performance.
  8. What did you do to your boat today?

    I'm surprised this isn't built in and that it requires an extra device. Its built in to the EliteTi, which I thought was a lower level unit compared.
  9. Boat Storage and Trolling Motor Battery Charging

    Ya a Stealth charger, will be the best way to go. http://www.stealth1charging.com/
  10. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    Soon as I get time to fish and actually catch one, Ill post my pic here. No matter how big or small that catfish is!!!!!!!
  11. Observation

    Why is there not a "What did you catch today" or "THIS is a fish" thread? I mean thats what all this is for right!
  12. King Starboard Starlite XL question

    I would guess the area of the bottom of your console to be about 3ish sq ft. A piece of 1/2 starboard might weigh 7lbs, a 3/4 piece maybe 8. Not sure its worth the effort to save that small amount, unless you're working on a Gheenoe.
  13. Live Well Problem

    I would say Air like Troy said. I would be sure the pump is mounted as low as possible.
  14. Best Battery Charger?

    Agree with this. With the Stealth Charger, if you have one of your TM batts connected as your #2 starting battery. You can place the battery switch in both, and charge the TM batt and the house/starting #1 batt. I do this about once a month after the TM batt has been fully charged. I do it just to keep the battery topped off, but not so often that if the motor wasn't charging I wouldn't know it till I was on the water. Not sure if other units can handle that, but I spoke with the guys at Stealth and they told me that was acceptable.
  15. Engine Alarm

    So In the morning, you just turned the key on, engine cold and not running? Alarm sounded and it wouldn't start or you didn't start it? If it wouldn't start, your problem is the kill switch. If it does run but sounds when cold, most likely oil tank low on engine, as said above. Also your gauge should indicate low. Otherwise wiring.
  16. Best Battery Charger?

    Can't go wrong with the Stealth System. You can just go with the AC system and later add the DC/charge on the run. I just have the AC charger, don't feel like I use the TM enough or make long enough runs to take advantage of charge on the run. Have also heard good things about NOCO genius chargers. I haven't heard anyone mention Schumacher onboard chargers, I know the make regular battery chargers, seen them at Walmart. I assume you are looking for an onboard charger.
  17. Battery

    I say no, not worth it.
  18. WTB Yamaha F150 20"

    Hit up mattconrad on here, he always seems to have one for sale.
  19. Come to the marina now

    Ouch, is that your boat on the right?
  20. Battery

    I think the Duracell AGM from Sams Club is the best bang for you buck. Both Duracell and Deka are made by East Penn.
  21. Post your MA pics here!

    Looks great, we need some numbers from the ProXs.
  22. Come to the marina now

  23. HELP! What is happening with my new motor?

    Mixing non ethanol and gas containing ethanol is fine.
  24. Welcome back, you should stick around. Pics don't work for me, but if I was in the market for a PF I wouldn't need to see pics of a Hobo boat, I'd just get in the truck and go pick it up.
  25. Xi5 motor guide or power pole????

    TM will change how you fish. It opens the whole boat up for fishing, rather than being stuck at the bow. I'd go with the TM and one of the manual anchor pins for now. Even when you get a power pole the anchor pin will still be useful, to help setup in the wind and tide. Don't expect to use anchor mode on a shallow flat, it will scare fish.