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    Gainesville, FL
  1. My 21 MA

    Got a 2009 and with a 250 2-stroke runs the same numbers as Capt. Troys with the same OFX 21 4 blade. 5800 rpm and 61 mph but with a light load. Plenty fast enough for me. Love the boat.
  2. My 21 MA

    MDS, is that St. Augustine? Looks like the big cross they have there.
  3. Updated *Its UP* Little blue house that could

    That makes sense, probably precast "U-lintels" then the block and infill holes when the beams are removed like you said. I'm sure they engineered some type of uplift connections from the house to the new supports to meet wind codes too. My wife and I are over there quite a bit and rent condos to stay at, but have been thinking about buying something there to fix up and use part time, rent part time, so what you are doing gives a bit more to think about in what properties we might look at.
  4. Updated *Its UP* Little blue house that could

    Watching the progress on this is very cool. I'm curious too on the supports that will need to go in now, on top of the 16" x 16" CMU columns. There will need to be some beams spanning the columns to support the exterior block walls of the house, and any interior floor joist bearing points too. Looks like your plans (front elevation) shows a pretty deep beam. Maybe formed and poured in place concrete? Did they jack up the house a little higher than final position so the new beams can be constructed? Then lower the house onto those new beams? Keep posting pics, you're gonna have some nice additional space under it as others have said.
  5. Breakers not labeled . Info please

    Here's what is in mine. Had to replace the battery switch and replaced the breakers at the same time. As you can see though, nothing is connected to the bottom two breakers.
  6. HPDI Vmax problems

    Just an update on the problem and the solution found. It was the speed sensor, which connects to the water pitot tube in the lower unit and converts to an electrical signal into the wiring harness. I had noticed the speedo wasn't working on the gauge and just figured something had clogged up the intake hole. Turns out the speed sensor had a very small hole in it and was allowing water into the connector to the wiring harness and creating a short. Thus all the other sensors on the harness were giving error codes. I could have just unplugged the sensor connector and used the GPS for speed indication, but liking things to work the way they are supposed to, I had the speed sensor replaced. Time to get back on the water now and catch some fish.
  7. Matanzas area ICW

    Good eats right there! Nice morning of fishing
  8. HPDI Vmax problems

    Thanks for your input guys. I have the boat back over at the shop where it was worked on last time for the same issue. It was fixed for a while (8 hours of run time) before it's happening all over again. The previous fix was to replace one of the wiring harnesses, and clean up the main ground on the boat. Obviously the diagnostic computer reading of zero fuel pressure is wrong, since the engine does run. I'm thinking it's an electrical ground or short somewhere.
  9. HPDI Vmax problems

    Dang engine problems are keeping me off this water a lot lately. Here's the issue, 250 Vmax HPDI under 200 hours, was running WOT on way back from fishing and a couple minutes into the run it starts sputtering, back it on down to idle, still really rough running, check engine light on. Seemed like a fuel issue but the on-board filter is brand new, engine canister filter good, VST filter all clean, no junk at bottom of VST tank. Put on a new Yamaha fuel primer bulb, anti-syphon valve at the tank is clear, blew out the fuel pick-up line to the tank to make sure nothing had blocked it. Next, check compression, all good. Got a mechanic to hook up a diagnostic program, and get a zero fuel pressure reading while the engine is running, error reading for the throttle position sensor, error for fuel pressure sensor, low voltage at the sensors. OK so maybe the ECM? He had a parts motor there same as mine, so we put that ECM on my engine. All the same readings as before, so not the ECM. One of the wiring harnesses has already been replaced too. So it's not a fuel issue, not the ECM, sounds like it has to be some sort of electrical problem. I wouldn't think all the sensors crapped out at the same time. Any of you guys had any similar problems, solution suggestions?
  10. Reds Devils Elbow

    Nice reds! I gotta get back over there. Been kind of slow over at Cedar Key the last couple of times I went. Did you go straight across from Devil's Elbow? I know it's really full of oysters from what I've seen at low tide.
  11. My "new" 2000 17' MA...

    That's sharp looking! Like the Merc colors matching the hull colors too.
  12. Connecting Yamaha Outboard to Garmin GPS

    Was going to do that last year but a house addition took all my time. Hopefully can get it done this year and connect a Garmin 4208 to the command link harness. BOE Marine makes up the cables for this, either a BOE002 or BOE003 depending on whether you already have a network or not. About $120. Should be plug and play.
  13. 21MA Bilge Help

    Your thru hulls are more aft than mine, looks like much more room to work. Appreciate all the comments. I've got the froze up bilge pump out, all the live well pumps and strainers out, and took out the wash down pump and hoses since I never use it. Ordering parts tomorrow and will put in new bilge pump, and new arrangement of valves and other stuff. Will be way more accessible and organized. Will post up some pics when done. Dang sore ribs from leaning into that access hatch, time for beer relief.
  14. 21MA Bilge Help

    Did you guys replace with bronze or stainless valves? I'm thinking stainless, but would at least have to have stainless stems if using bronze ones. I may still keep the original set up (one seacock for each pump), but will definitely reconfigure them to make better access. Once I get everything out of there I'll be able to see what would work best with the new set up.
  15. 21MA Bilge Help

    I noticed the bilge pump circuit breaker popped when I was doing a routine bilge pump check at home the other day. So today I go to remove it to see what's broke or froze up, and I see one of the 3 seacock handles laying in the bottom of the bilge. Found the nut and rusted off stem laying there too. That's the seacock I keep open for the rear livewell, so no way to shut it off now if anything ever happened and I needed to. I don't use the release well or front live well so I keep those seacocks closed. Even though there is a 11"x17" or so access cover, it's just plain packed full of stuff to be able to work on anything. I can't get two arms down to the bottom to pull the hose off the bilge pump, and couldn't even think about replacing the seacock. So, I know I have to remove the 3 livewell pumps, strainers and hoses to get to the seacock. I'm thinking about re-doing the piping to make it a cleaner and more accessible. Here's what I need some thoughts on: There are 3 inlets from the sea chest, each one having a seacock, livewell pump and strainer. It would be a lot simpler with one main seacock, then split the piping for connections to the 3 pumps. I would use brass or stainless plugs to close off the un-used 2 sea chest fittings. I would never be filling more than one livewell at a time, even if I did use more than one of them. I can re-arrange the pumps and connections so there is clear easy access to the one main seacock in this setup. I think it would be a much better set up if ever needed quick access to close the seacock. Have any of you guys done something like this before, or know of any reasons not to do this?
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