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About wthree3

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    Maverick Owner


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    East Central FL
  1. Is one battery enough?

    One battery is enough. I've run GPS fish finder and livewell all for many hours on a group 34 battery and the motor starts fine as long as the battery is in good condition. With one battery and going off shore or in a remote area, a portable jump starter would give you peace of mind. If you add a trolling motor you'll also add 1 or 2 more batteries dedicated to the troller. So a pair of jumper cables or at least a wrench to swap batteries is a good idea in case your starting battery dies. You shouldn't need to charge your starting battery at all if you run the motor every few weeks. Turn the battery switch off when not in use. Enjoy the new RF!
  2. Front Console Cooler Size - Pathfinder 20

    Get the 50. No tiedowns needed. You'll appreciate the taller height when you set it on the front or rear deck and use it as a seat or casting platform.
  3. Cooler Tie Down Question

    Yes it was for cooler tiedowns. Bamaskeet is correct except not a Kennedy product, formerly a Southco product but now only available from Onmar. Their part number is M7-45-9314631. Listed under their Bimini hardware section. About $12 each. Shipping defaults to express but if you change it to ground it's much cheaper, about 10 or 15 dollars if I remember correctly.
  4. Anyone build rods?

    Have used several of the spin jig blanks from MHX. 781, 841, and a couple of 842s. All are excellent.
  5. Trolling motor / Chargers for 23' Pathfinder

    I would go with AGMs for the reason of long life, no maintenance, and no corrosion on the terminals. I use two group 34M. Odyssey and Northstar are the premium brands. My next battery will be a X2 power from batteries plus. They are rebadged Northstars but cheaper and with a longer warranty.
  6. Fishfinder/Chartplotter HELP!

    Hook 7 has preloaded maps that will certainly be good enough until you buy aftermarket maps. Lowrance is quite easy to use once you learn the menu system.
  7. Ignition Switch Replacement

    Google part number... 6K1-82532-00-00
  8. Ignition Switch Replacement

    You can clean the goo out of the key hole with acetone. Saves having to buy a new switch. I now replace the rubber cap every couple of years before it degrades.
  9. Wiring a GPS/sonar unit and running transducer cable

    You will have 12 volt house battery power supplied to your switch panel. Take power from there. Connect the ground to the ground buss terminal block. Adding an additional fuse block is convenient if you are adding multiple accessories. Google "blue seas 5025".
  10. Wiring a GPS/sonar unit and running transducer cable

    Re: fishing the transducer cable...I had better luck pushing the fish tape from the console to the aft, then taping the transducer to the tape and pulling it forward. Even then it took a lot of frustrating tries, then all of the sudden it popped through no problem. Keep trying.
  11. 3-way Watertight wire connections?

    16 awg is plenty. Also, bestboatwire.com is the same store as genuinedealz, but they have different pricing and shipping cost. Depending on what and how much you are buying, one of them will be cheaper.
  12. 3-way Watertight wire connections?

    Strip about 3/4" of insulation off of the main wire where you want the side marker wire to tee into it. Strip about an inch off the end of the side marker wire and spiral wrap it around the stripped main wire. Solder them, clean with alcohol, coat with liquid electrical tape, and cover with one or two layers of hot melt lined heatshrink. I rewired my trailer with 16 ga tinned wire, dedicated ground wires, and LEDs about 5 years ago and haven't had a hiccup yet. Lights work every time.
  13. Seastar Maintenance

    Yeah, the flush is the same as the bleed. Just run a quart or two though until it comes out clean.
  14. Seastar Maintenance

    The Seastar manual (on their website) outlines maintenance which includes an annual greasing of the rod ends and linkage and checking the fluid for contamination. I generally flush and regrease about once a year. Very easy job and takes about a half hour at most. To do the flush you'll need a helper to man the helm and the hose/fitting assembly to add fluid to the helm. The hose assembly can be purchased from Seastar or made with a few cheap parts from a hardware store.
  15. Ripping on my Maverick HPX - Sick Video

    Very cool. I like the view from the back end of the pushpole.