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Old 07-25-2006, 12:14 PM
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Well, my maintanence has still not gone completely over the edge.

If you need a new battery, Go to Sears and pickup a diehard marine Batt.
Its the way to go!

Just picked up a new Garmin 340C FF/Sounder... Watchin a few GPS systems on ebay. I needed the color sounder cause the gray scale is
impossible to read once it gets dark.

Fixed my Navigation lights, The fuse was removed...Huh... Why would
anyone in their right mind take the fuse out? Now I got lights!

The belts on the engine are my next problem to deal with. One of
them is squelling like a SOB. Figures its the inner belt...

I think one of the pulley's is pitted a bit. I was figuring to wire brush it
and sand it the best I could before putting on the new belt. It was
definately loose which probably didn't help. I can't tell whether the
belt was loose all along or whether the pitting of the pulley was the
catalyst that caused it to wear out. (Probably a little of both).

What are the do's and don't as far as the belts and pulleys go?

With the belts being a problem its been very difficult to burry the
trottle to get the boat to plane out. The trim tabs aren't helping as
much as I'd like either.

There's no fin on the outdrive. Will that help getting it to plane out
quicker? The bow just won't come down. (anyone ever heard of putting
lead weight up front)?

The good thing is, everytime I've been out I've picked up a fish or two.
Big schoolies 26-27s... Very healthy bellies.

--cal
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:45 PM
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There's no fin on the outdrive. Will that help getting it to plane out quicker? The bow just won't come down.

--cal
Hey Cal,
I put one of those hydrofoils on my outdrive and it made an incredible difference, both in getting on plane and staying on plane at lower speeds.
I'd give it a try
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:16 PM
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Thanx Jake,

Just ordered The hydrofoil from westmarine.

Hope it works...
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:05 PM
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So Cal, sounds like you're enjoying the boat. How bout the kids? Are they in tow and how do they like it?
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:41 PM
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Thanx Jake,

Just ordered The hydrofoil from westmarine.

Hope it works...
I put one on my boat this year and I noticed a huge difference. Seem to get better fuel economy as well.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:58 AM
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Tony, kids are lovin it. Though they'd rather be pulled on a
tube being the boat. I'm not there yet. Or rather, I'm not
ready to be able to do that yet. Just still too many things to
take care of first.

We're likely to go out on Saturday and will anchor up near egg rock
on the north side of Nahant and go for a swim. The water temps
have warmed considerably from the 60 degree mark our
first wee saw. Boy was that cold water!

Went out last night and the trip ended quick. Found that I now
need a new thermostat cause the one I have is causing the temp
to go nuts.

I put new belts on the boat and they worked like a charm. Only
took me about 20 minutes to change them...easy!

Now at least I was able to hammer the throttle to get the boat
going without listening to the belts squeel.

The hydrofoil will be here today/tomorrow...So I'll report how
that goes!

The fishfinder I upgraded plugged right in the harness from the
prior Garmin FF I've got. Worked like a charm.

All my NAv lights are working great too. GOt to figure out a lot
of little stupid stuff. Cigarette lighter's broke and I've got a
spot light that plugs in to it. So got light, but now power... Horn
is still broken. Can't fiure out where the wires go...lead to...

At least the boat handles the sea chop pretty well. It was kickiing
up pretty good last night. A strong north east breeze.

-cal
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