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About mustang190

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  1. Starboard trim tab not working

    The switch contacts are dirty. Take the switch apart and clean the contacts and spray some CRC electrical contact cleaner.
  2. What did you do to your boat today?

    On the early morning of October 10, I tried to close off all the seacocks to allow the boat to fill with rainwater. I had to use a hammer and pipe to close them!! I recommend exercising all valves and seacocks on a regular basis!! yes the pathfinder survived 120+ winds with minimal damage, mostly shingles striking the hull leaving scratches and tar marks.
  3. Helm Wheel Nut Stuck

    Got a harbor freight near by? They sell a small gear puller that fits perfectly for about $6. Had to use it on my boat too. Make sure you put some anti-seize on both the shaft and nut when you reinstall .
  4. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    You will also notice a difference in performance when you get around 20 hours on it. I have a 3 blade prop and have no problems. Good hole shot and a nice gas sipping cruise at 32 knots.
  5. Fix for switches that fall apart

    I replaced all of the ones on my boat. Found a place out in Seattle. They are commercial grade marine switches. And were only around $8 a each. https://m.go2marine.com/controller?f=389505F&catPath=All+Products%2Fc_Toggle+and+Rocker+Switches
  6. Trailer fail

    Hub does not need to lock up to shear or break the studs. I had both wheels come off on a tanker trailer I was pulling up in Kentucky a couple years ago. The lug nuts were loose and after around a couple thousand miles they started coming off and the wheel vibration snapped all 10 of the studs off. Luckily both wheels went their separate way and off into the woods.
  7. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    Another good read is "I Take This Land" by Richard Powell
  8. looking for a new tackle box

    I gave up on those soft side tackle boxes and went back to the Plano plastic guide box. Fits in the forward storage and stays dry.
  9. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    The same is happening up here in the panhandle especially St. Andrews bay and we have very little agriculture except for miles of pine forest. North Bay and West bay are being highly impacted by runoff from developments on Panama City beach. Grand Lagoon has turned into a cess pool on some days. Many miles of once thick grass flats with turtle grass are gone or endangered and a slime of some sort is covering a lot of the grass chocking it out. Not to mention the diversion of freshwater for the growing population and tourist. As the old saying goes,,, 20 pounds of manure in a 10 pound bag makes a mess!
  10. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    Every drop of gasoline that comes into the state is ethanol free. The only difference is the octane ratings. they are all separated. The ethanol is splashed(metered) in to the truck as it is loaded. the amount depends on the customer but it is normally 6-8%. As the gas and ethanol are loaded the additives are also splashed in, all depending on the customer. Exxon brand gets it's additives, Chevron theirs etc. Unbranded gas stations normally just get the ethanol.
  11. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    I may have posted this before but, the company I drive for we were hauling oil out of the Shell refinery in Granite city Il. It was two stroke oil and 6500 gallons per load. I would take it to either Indianapolis In. or St Rose La. to a processor. They would make several brands of two stroke oil. The only difference was the blends that each customer required, mostly the color! They all basically had the same types of additives. I was told by an operator that each brand has it's own "recipe". bottom line as I see it, the big name brands are basically all the same. Except price!LOL
  12. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    I find it disingenuous to totally blame agriculture for this problem, big sugar or not. Millions of people wanted their slice of Florida paradise and they got it! Ag has been in Florida for over 100 years, and a lot bigger than it is today. Where were these algae problems back in the 1940's,50's thru the 70's?? Everyone is demanding that something be done, okay,,,,,,What??? Remove thedyke from the lake? aint going to happen. Bulldoze down all those tracts of houses, golf courses and shopping centers? Good luck with that. Look at yourselves. Unnatural lawns, sea walls, septic tanks in low lying areas, parking lots and the heavy use of fertilizers, insecticides etc. And I'm not so sure that Red Tide is directly related to the algae bloom?? Maybe it's coincidental? Or a perfect storm?
  13. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    I have no complaints about the 150. 22TE t top tower, live wells. Plenty of power and sips gas. And fast enough. No need to run 70mph
  14. Fresh water wash

    Where the water comes from has little bearing. Water sitting in an enclosed space will get mold and algae. Unless your using that water tank every day filling and emptying it the water will become stagnant. Putting a little chlorine bleach will help prevent it.
  15. 2002 2200v deck cooler anchors issue

    I would just epoxy them in or just remove them altogether. Fill and seal the holes. I use a Engel cooler and it stays in place without any tie downs.