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Forum: Boats 02-18-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,712
Posted By alumaman
Run a Lund Pro Guide 1875 (18'10") with 90hp and...

Run a Lund Pro Guide 1875 (18'10") with 90hp and 112LB mowmount.

No trolling motor.

Troll control on the 90hp will drop rpm's to 540 or 1.9 SOG

Jack
Forum: Electronics 02-09-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By alumaman
Thanks. That's what I needed to know and didn't...

Thanks. That's what I needed to know and didn't even know how to as the question!:happy:Jack
Forum: Electronics 02-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By alumaman
Which battery isolator

Any recommendations as to company and/or battery isolator?

I have a starter battery and a house battery side by side in the back of my Lund 1875. I currently have an isolator the dealer...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 02-01-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,727
Posted By alumaman
Best Fluro

REW:

I seek to determine for myself what is the best line which fits my mode and technique of fishing. The reason for my post is to determine where I should start.

I want to try out a...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 01-31-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,727
Posted By alumaman
Which Flourocarbon?

From the huge selection of flourocarbon lines on the market with prices ranging from $11.00 to $29 for a filler spool, I am looking for the one that casts the best in 8lb to 12 lb test range to be...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 12-29-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,556
Posted By alumaman
I fish the soft waters found in Western Michigan...

I fish the soft waters found in Western Michigan throughout the winter for steelhead. I use baitcasters/trolling reels 90% of the time dropping back plugs and spinning reels 10% of the time for...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 12-28-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By alumaman
Andre, Thanks for the Rapala hook exchange...

Andre,

Thanks for the Rapala hook exchange chart. This is really helpful.

I have never seen a chart like this before.

Thank you.

Alumaman-Jack
Forum: Strictly Fishing 12-25-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By alumaman
Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts....

Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts.

I am continuing the "changeovers"!!

Jack
Forum: Strictly Fishing 12-25-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By alumaman
Treble vs Swibash (single) hooks

Recently I switched a number of my Yakima Mag Lip 3.5 lures from two treble hooks to two swibash hooks attached to the lure with a #7 swivel. The change is to secure better hookups on steelhead who...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-04-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By alumaman
Good advice. For safe keeping of the outboard, I...

Good advice. For safe keeping of the outboard, I think I should stick to 50:1 and go to the fully synthetic to provide lubrication and less smoke. Thanks.
Forum: Motors and Props 09-03-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By alumaman
50:1 or 100:1

I just purchased a second boat with a 2002 15hp Johnson 2-S for which I mixed and used 50:1 fuel.

However, the Amsoil recommendation of using their 100:1 fuel mix is very inviting- cleaner...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-31-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,570
Posted By alumaman
Custom Eyes -- great explanations. Thank you. ...

Custom Eyes -- great explanations. Thank you.

Jack
Forum: Motors and Props 08-29-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,570
Posted By alumaman
I have not found any recommendation for 10W-30 or...

I have not found any recommendation for 10W-30 or 25W-40 oil specific to ambient temperatures.

I do run the outboard year 'round including water temps to 33 degrees until the water turns hard and...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-29-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,570
Posted By alumaman
10W-30 or 25W-40

I run a 2015, 90hp (2.1L, 4S) Mercury Tiller 200 hours per year.

The Merc literature for this motor recommends two different synthetic oils:

10W-30 and 25W - 40.

What are the...
Forum: Electronics 07-16-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By alumaman
MK 24V, 70lb- Overheat burns brushes?

1. My fishing partner used his Minn Kota 24V 70lb thrust to get back to the dock after his outboard quit.

He ran the Minn Kota for 15 minutes at "10". The motor quit.

The next day he...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-23-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By alumaman
WOT Range

What does it mean when an outboard is rated 5,000 - 6000 rpms Wide Open Throttle Range?

>That the motor is at "fully rated horsepower" in this range?

>That operating in this range motor is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,460
Posted By alumaman
Most public boat launches - State Parks, County...

Most public boat launches - State Parks, County Parks, Township Parks - in lower Michigan have signs designating areas for prepping prior to launching and locking down after retrieval.

And I have...
Forum: Electronics 04-17-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
Thanks Steve. Aluman-Jack

Thanks Steve.

Aluman-Jack
Forum: Electronics 04-16-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
Thanks. Great idea! I am starting my search for...

Thanks. Great idea! I am starting my search for batteries with greater rc than the advertised marine deep cycle batteries. To go with two batteries that provide 380 RC and they will fit in my...
Forum: Electronics 04-15-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
http://batteryuniversity.com/ This site...

http://batteryuniversity.com/


This site is an excellent resource to learn about batteries.

Oh, I should add, I fish in cold (40 degrees to 25 degree) conditions resulting in lower battery...
Forum: Electronics 04-15-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
River duck- your experience parallels mine...

River duck- your experience parallels mine exactly just on different bodies of water! And, like you, I just about doubled the amount of run time by using 4 batteries; that is, I am not running out...
Forum: Electronics 04-14-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
Thanks, knowing that they are to discharge...

Thanks, knowing that they are to discharge equally, I will run my battery load tests again.

As to the need to have 4 batteries hooked up in series/parallel to provide 380 RC -

I use the bow...
Forum: Electronics 04-13-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By alumaman
Battery Discharge

How do batteries discharge?

I have 4 - 12v batteries hooked up in series (2 - 12v in series = 24v) and then in parallel (2 sets of 2 - 12v = 24 volts in parallel providing a total of 380 RC)...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,539
Posted By alumaman
By habit...I wear it daily and take it off only...

By habit...I wear it daily and take it off only for showers.

Alumaman.
Forum: Boats 02-24-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By alumaman
Lund Paint

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I have a 2016 silver Tyee and the paint is the most delicate stuff I have seen. Anything that touches is, damages it....
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