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Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By JimN
How long it takes depends on who's building it...

How long it takes depends on who's building it and how organized they are. First step: make sure all of the parts were included, next is group them as they'll be needed. Then, lay out the main...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By JimN
PA will approve a home-made trailer? That's risky...

PA will approve a home-made trailer? That's risky beyond words.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By JimN
I would contact the manufacturer- have you read...

I would contact the manufacturer- have you read the manual, to see the instructions for setup?
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By JimN
What is best for removing heavy oxidation- just a...

What is best for removing heavy oxidation- just a good cleaning and compound, or has someone come up with a good way that doesn't involve 'death by polisher' for the sake of a shiny hull?
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By JimN
The plastic broke because it was bent after those...

The plastic broke because it was bent after those speaker holes were hogged out and the radius of the bend was too small for the plastic. I don't think epoxy will work on that particular plastic- if...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By JimN
Thermostat housing- when impellers fail, they...

Thermostat housing- when impellers fail, they sometimes lose pieces of the vanes and the housing has a very small hole for water passage, which is a convenient place for the pieces to collect.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By JimN
They may use a reader, but seeing data is much...

They may use a reader, but seeing data is much better.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By JimN
Huh? Sitting doesn't cause problems because...

Huh? Sitting doesn't cause problems because Ethanol mixes readily with gasoline. The problem is that it also mixes readily with water and if THAT happens, it will settle to the bottom and in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By JimN
The easy way to prevent that is to run the blower...

The easy way to prevent that is to run the blower while the engine sits after running.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By JimN
Your fuel system will be fine with E10- that's...

Your fuel system will be fine with E10- that's what we have here unless someone has a car or truck that can use 'Flex Fuel', which is E85. That would be a real problem for a vehicle that's not made...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By JimN
Well, not all are. I don't know how or if they...

Well, not all are. I don't know how or if they were involved in the planning of 9-11, but the four Gitmo prisoners who were traded for the deserter Bowe Bergdahl are now in high positions in the new...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By JimN
Looks like the fitting at the right in the photo...

Looks like the fitting at the right in the photo may have turned when it was tightened.

If it doesn't leak, consider removing it during the off-season and taking it to a shop that makes hydraulic...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By JimN
Do you step or kneel on the seams or place your...

Do you step or kneel on the seams or place your fist on them when you stand up? Don't- that's the easiest way to rip seams.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,155
Posted By JimN
Not really sure why you would want to use two...

Not really sure why you would want to use two parts, although I don't know how you were thinking of manufacturing it- the Malibu insert was a one piece drop-in that was the height from the hull to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,155
Posted By JimN
You really should have done more research- if you...

You really should have done more research- if you had, you would have found that in the late-'90s, ALL Malibu boats were made as closed bow and if someone wanted an open bow boat, the top of the deck...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By JimN
Again, start by checking the battery posts, then...

Again, start by checking the battery posts, then every ground connection.

Also, check the charging lead- make sure the wire isn't taut and that the plastic around the stud on the alternator isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By JimN
And that's really only needed if it's under that...

And that's really only needed if it's under that load, but a safety margin is a good thing because the resistance increases when the wire's temperature rises.
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By JimN
No way in hell is that an 18 ga wire- it should...

No way in hell is that an 18 ga wire- it should have been orange, and 8 gauge, at least. If you were looking at the purple wire, that's the one that excites the field coil.
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,404
Posted By JimN
You DO NOT need 1/0 cable- have you ever seen...

You DO NOT need 1/0 cable- have you ever seen that? It's almost as thick as your thumb.

No, the charging cable isn't fused, OEM or otherwise and the more recent alternators are rated for more than...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By JimN
Doesn't that usually result in a '.404-page not...

Doesn't that usually result in a '.404-page not found' message?
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By JimN
Check the WiFi speed with your phone- I usually...

Check the WiFi speed with your phone- I usually use speedof.me or SpeedTest.net. If the speed sucks, don't even try to perform the update.

Call MC and ask if they can e-mail the update, so you can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By JimN
Maybe they should have been in one of...

Maybe they should have been in one of these-

https://www.jumpkingindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/donnut.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By JimN
LEDs use a polarized screen- it's how they work....

LEDs use a polarized screen- it's how they work. Tilt your head to change the angle of the display WRT to your polarized glasses if you want to read it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By JimN
Why would that go bad so quickly? Look at the...

Why would that go bad so quickly?

Look at the sheath- the part number should be on it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By JimN
If the idle speed is normal, I would look at...

If the idle speed is normal, I would look at something else.
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