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Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimN
Here is your solution....

Here is your solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOpjHm6WzVg
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimN
Pterodactyls. Just sayin'.

Pterodactyls.

Just sayin'.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimN
I wouldn't even attempt this without knowing how...

I wouldn't even attempt this without knowing how much it weighs and look at how the weight is distributed. I think the only way I would try is with some kind of tractor tires- a lot of them. If it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,537
Posted By JimN
Is the ground soft? If so, there's no way...

Is the ground soft? If so, there's no way trailers, trucks or a crane will avoid getting stuck because it will never support that much weightover the footprint of normal tires- if a crane were to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By JimN
All fuel injected engines from MC/Indmar have...

All fuel injected engines from MC/Indmar have this ability- MC's first injected boats came out in late-'93.

This boat is in the Midwest? What area?
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By JimN
The ECM stores total hours when the engine runs-...

The ECM stores total hours when the engine runs- find a way to connect it to a diagnostic computer and get the real picture.

Did the original owner buy it, just to say they own it? That boat has...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,561
Posted By JimN
How old are the plug wires? Old wires can be...

How old are the plug wires? Old wires can be electrically 'leaky', which causes crossfire, where the spark from one wire arcs to another place. Could be another plug wire, the closest ground or even...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By JimN
I don't know why a sales boom for boats would...

I don't know why a sales boom for boats would cause this- they already saw an increase in revenue. If a large % of the COVID boat buyers file claims because they didn't take boater safety training, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By JimN
The owner doesn't know what they're talking...

The owner doesn't know what they're talking about- there is no cable adjustment that will make it stop stalling and if they messed with the idle stop, I would pass on the boat unless he agrees to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,720
Posted By JimN
Marine color codes are fairly standardized but...

Marine color codes are fairly standardized but accessory wiring doesn't need to conform if their parts are basically plug n play. Then, it's a matter of matching for battery power, switched power and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By JimN
You don't need more than Group 24. The starter in...

You don't need more than Group 24. The starter in these boats draws roughly 300-350Amps, so anything above 500CCA will be fine. The cranking battery isn't designed for reserve, so a separate battery...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By JimN
Regulators are based on engine vacuum- check the...

Regulators are based on engine vacuum- check the vacuum and make sure it's correct.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By JimN
That's basically what happened to the flex plate...

That's basically what happened to the flex plate in my van- it developed an intermittent vibration, then my starter wouldn't engage, but I guess I didn't look far enough into the area, to see any...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By JimN
Those aren't relays, they're connectors. The big...

Those aren't relays, they're connectors. The big one with the cover is the ALDL (Assembly Line Diagnostic Port) which is used after installation for connecting a diagnostic computer for reading codes...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By JimN
If you have a propane torch, you could heat...

If you have a propane torch, you could heat something made of metal to melt the edges to prevent unraveling. You could also decrease the flame and carefully melt it with the torch, then trim whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By JimN
To be honest, I wouldn't even recommend that for...

To be honest, I wouldn't even recommend that for the average service technician- electrical systems are not well understood by most mechanics and when it comes to finicky grounding & limiting voltage...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By JimN
Don't turn the key or battery switch On and Off...

Don't turn the key or battery switch On and Off repeatedly- electronic devices that use microprocessors don't like that and it can cause major problems.

The only things that should operate when the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,075
Posted By JimN
Did you take a fuel sample, to check for water in...

Did you take a fuel sample, to check for water in the gas? Where is the fuel vent when your boat's *** end is in a hole in the water?
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By JimN
The only green wire I know of near the tank is a...

The only green wire I know of near the tank is a ground wire, which IS supposed to be connected, as a way to prevent sparks from static electricity.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By JimN
Don't care about what it's made from, but it...

Don't care about what it's made from, but it could be used to haul something that's necessary, like medical equipment that would keep someone alive. The rest can burn- best to plan for something,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By JimN
If it's out of the water and you can drive out...

If it's out of the water and you can drive out quickly without backups and difficult maneuvers, it might not be a bad idea to take it, so you can pack needed things in it as long as there's little...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By JimN
How many Watts can the solar panel deliver? If...

How many Watts can the solar panel deliver? If it's more than the lift needs, you should be able to run a pair of wires to the boat using the correct type of plugs, wire gauge & type, fuse/breaker at...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,137
Posted By JimN
Whether to replace or rebuild depends on who is...

Whether to replace or rebuild depends on who is nearby- if you don't have a local rebuilder, it makes sense to replace. I have a local rebuilder, so I usually do that but for my boat, I bought a new...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By JimN
I put paper towels under the filter and use the...

I put paper towels under the filter and use the bottom of a plastic jug to catch whatever comes out of the filter, then put the filter in it before removing it. If the engine has been running, the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By JimN
So, you'll just re-use the filter and won't lube...

So, you'll just re-use the filter and won't lube the suspension?
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