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Everything posted by mulligan

  1. Yamaha outboard parts

    It is time for my yearly service, fuel filter, plugs, impeller, ect. I usually get the parts locally but as my motor gets older I am finding they do not always stock everything so I end up waiting for parts to come to the dealer or running all over town getting them. Where is a good source for getting them Online? SIM yamaha? Thanks
  2. Yamaha outboard parts

    Thanks guys. Ordered parts from SIM. They had the best prices for what I needed and were quick to respond to a rigging part I had a question on. PartsVu looked great for you guys with 4s motors with the maintenance kits they have. I should have my stuff next week and then an afternoon for my yearly maintenance.
  3. Need jack plate help/advice

    Have you tried to see if Arco has just the motor? The build/sell all kinds for trim motors and the like.
  4. Gas shock brackets

    What is the thickness of the metal, how many do you need? I might have something laying around the shop.
  5. Sorry to hear about the snag on the rebuild and even thinking of having to part ways with it after all you have been through with the boat. You kids are very lucky to have a father willing to part ways with his dream boat. Now go tell your kids that the first one to get a full ride to college gets to have the boat when they get their degree! I just saved you $75k+ which should easily finish the boat and buy another when you have to give up the one you have now. You are welcome
  6. SeaDek install in the morning

    Looks great and looks like comfy feet! I had it on my last boat for about 6 years and it held up very well. I had it done before they got all fancy with so it was just one layer of 5mm but just had one small corner pull up and just reglued it. I am guessing it was a spot I did not prep well enough. For cleaning I always used Star Brite nonskid cleaner with ptef. It seemed to keep it "moist" and made cleaning easy, it was much easier to clean than the nonskid I have now. I wish I had it on my current boat but for what I paid to have my whole 18' Hewes done I can not even get my front deck done!
  7. Cobia's questions on boats built prior to 2006 Model Year

    I was not referring to it for the price as they can be subjective on boat brands but rather the basic specs.
  8. Cobia's questions on boats built prior to 2006 Model Year

  9. Cobia's questions on boats built prior to 2006 Model Year

    Not much info but NADA has some basic specs. 80HP max, about 1000#, beam.
  10. 2006 22TE Vs. 2008 22TE trailer size

    I have a different boat but have a Continental and recessed tabs. The bunks on mine go all the way to the transom and the tabs sit over the outside bunks without an issue. You just have to remember to bring the tabs up when you pull it on the trailer.
  11. Smith optics warranty

    Just though I would share my experience with a warranty claim on a pair of Smiths I have. I have had a pair of Smith glasses for a few years after getting fed up with brand X falling apart. About 2 years of everyday hard use my Smiths starting getting small scratch like marks on the lens that did not look like normal scratches. I took a picture and sent an email to them to ask if they would be covered under their warranty. That same day I got a response back saying that they would have to see the glasses to determine if it was covered or not which is what I was expecting. There is no fee to have the glasses looked at like some of the other companies so all it cost me was a few bucks in shipping. So off the glasses went. Going by the tracking number my glasses were to be there by the end of the day on a Tuesday and when I woke up Wednesday, 3:30AM, I had an email saying they had received them and they were indeed covered. I was not expecting to hear from them so fast nor really expecting them to be covered since they looked like scratches. I have sent pairs of brand X back that had clear defects and was told it was my fault they were like that and be out $$ for shipping and inspection. I even sent a second email to ask about their new Chromapop glass lens as I had to pick new glasses out as they do not make the ones I sent in and got an answer within hours. I can say I have been pleased with their glass and very pleased with their service.
  12. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Dang! I crawled under the boat to look at the cheesegrater and never realized how set in it is. I could not measure both sides due to the trailer bunks but the front was in .1” and the rear .25” and right inline with the outside of the prop.
  13. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Did your buddy do anything with the tabs or just the grate?
  14. How are you cleaning up wiring 1997 Bayfisher

    Advil and an icepack!
  15. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    That is awesome! Hope you buy him a nice lunch. Can you elaborate on the grate maybe with a pic? No matter what prop I run or the work done to them my slip numbers are always on the high side. I always just thought it was the hull.
  16. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and giving great inside about what goes on. I do have a question in regards to warranty or how Yamaha reads the ECU for a warranty claim. If someone were to purchase a 4.2 of any HP rating and purchase the tune along with the hardware to flash it and return to stock if need be how does Yamaha see the ECU? Do they see that it has been flashed and returned to stock or do they just read the stock numbers? Are error codes kept when it is returned to stock? Could they see if it has been running at 6400 RPM? Just wondering if for an extra $1k you can still have the tune AND warranty. I currently do not have a SHO but if I were to drop $20k on a motor and have something major go wrong with a new motor it would hurt the checkbook. Trust me I hear what you are saying about the why wait to have fun but it is a gamble.
  17. Older hull recommendations for Tampa Bay

    What about an older Bonfisher or Redfisher (lappy era)? They handle chop well, can be poled, and a 16' will get you your sub 12". The ride is close to the MA but you will get some spray in crosswinds. I have not been on a Mirage but would guess it would have a smoother ride but would not be as quiet or as easy on the pole.
  18. Latch key

    Not that this is a fix for your key but... My rod lockers did the same thing of course the first time it did it the key was in the truck and the rods in the locker and I was miles from my truck. I just put some silicone on the locking tab. I don't lock them but if I want to it will still lock.
  19. Water Witch Bilge Switch

    I have had one on my boat for about 5 years, Rule auto to a dump and bypassed it. I have the 100 series as that is what they recommended to me. It has always worked without a problem. Good customer service and tech support, real people on the phone. I do clean the sensor from time to time just to be safe as mine is mounted not to far from my oil tank.
  20. Helm Wheel Nut Stuck

    Depending on the type of wheel a puller may or may not fit. If it does fit just get it tight, maybe a couple turns past finger tight, then like HoneyB said a good strike on the back of the puller and it should pop off.
  21. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    It has been awhile since I ran it. I think it did okay with the plate around 2 which was also about where it liked to be run but was not the gripiest prop by any means. With a normal load it ran about 65-66 @ 55oo or so. I do remember it being a handful to drive with that prop.
  22. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Shane, I have a Yamaha T1 25 if he wants to give that a try.
  23. Irrigation motor muff

    I have the same tub as the one above for my VZ250 which has the low water pickup so normal muffs don't work. For the smaller gearcases I had I used a 55gal drum cut in half. I still have the half drum if you want it. Those collapsible bags look nice.
  24. SHO lower unit dark metallic blue paint

    Also if you take a sample to some NAPAs they will color match and put in a spray can for you.
  25. SHO lower unit dark metallic blue paint

    Not sure if it is the same as mine but when I had paint mixed to shot my cowl it came back with a 2010 Mercedes paint code.