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Forum: Boats 09-12-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,528
Posted By chico
My 2c - Get the 18'r you will not regret it. As...

My 2c - Get the 18'r you will not regret it. As for the motor max HP is best if budget allows. Depending on your fishing style bowmount 24v will do again if budget allows 36v. If you go with lowrance...
Forum: Boats 08-05-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By chico
V-Rod reliability

X2 What SLE states, that was a mouthful. Only thing i would add is tech support. V-Rods are a different engine format and need a certified Verado tech for repairs. Consider that as they will need...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 07-26-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By chico
Rod overboard

Well i have finally done it. Lost my favorite loomis rod yesterday. Let go of my rod to pick up my jerky before the dog it, well i have to ask is there any special rig a person can use to pull it...
Forum: Motors and Props 07-26-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By chico
Nso

My ride is a 18' crestliner with a 175V-Rod that will do 50.6 mph on a good day, and 48.5 mph all day. Running a 19 tempest with half open plugs, after many trials with a mixture of props for a...
Forum: Motors and Props 07-07-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By chico
If oil level is above the hash marks i would...

If oil level is above the hash marks i would check to see if the motor was making oil. Diluted oil strong gas smell and so on, along with operating temps. making sure they are within parameters....
Forum: Motors and Props 06-23-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By chico
Hey Dave: First your motor should have come with...

Hey Dave: First your motor should have come with a 21p. With running a go fast prop like the enertia and the rpm's you are running does not compute. First check to see that your prop is not buried at...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-28-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By chico
x2 The key is target 200 for oil temp, if not...

x2 The key is target 200 for oil temp, if not achieved change the thermostat. Some here might remember i had same issues for over a year ten years ago, changed oil stat then and have never made oil...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-17-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By chico
Check to see if your pump is getting hot or if...

Check to see if your pump is getting hot or if the lines are getting hot, sure sign of pump or lines are to short causing oil to get to hot. This will cause noise and shut down from overheating. And...
Forum: Electronics 04-12-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By chico
I have been using a suitcase coleman generator...

I have been using a suitcase coleman generator for over ten years now with no issues. On board charger on front trolling motor batteries and when needed i plug in charger for back batteries...Chico...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-03-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By chico
Before you change props make sure your your...

Before you change props make sure your your height is correct. Cavitation plate should be just getting splashed at WOT and not buried...Chico...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-01-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By chico
I purchased a capsized boat in 2009, after...

I purchased a capsized boat in 2009, after spending a lot of time and money it was brought back to life. When i needed a new set of pencil coils and other items Mercury supplied them under warranty...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-30-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By chico
Good to over 2000 with regular maintenance.

Good to over 2000 with regular maintenance.
Forum: Motors and Props 03-11-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By chico
Plumb in a remote tank to eliminate fuel problem,...

Plumb in a remote tank to eliminate fuel problem, and then move on if that is not it.
Forum: Motors and Props 02-25-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By chico
I have an 18' Crestliner and took off the 9.9 and...

I have an 18' Crestliner and took off the 9.9 and went to a 5h long shaft almost 10years ago. Never regretted doing that as now i can go as slow as i need to with no issues. Not sure with your style...
Forum: Electronics 02-24-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By chico
Sounds like your setup is solid, your power...

Sounds like your setup is solid, your power steering is the key voltage draw. As long as you keep one battery designated for motor functions only, the isolater will do the rest...Chico...
Forum: Electronics 02-23-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By chico
Verado's need to have a designated battery...

Verado's need to have a designated battery recomended 1000mca AGM battery. I have been using regular acid filled batteries 1000cca batteries along with many other people i know with no issues. A few...
Forum: Motors and Props 02-22-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By chico
I have a 1800 Superhawk, took the 9.9 off...

I have a 1800 Superhawk, took the 9.9 off replaced it with a 5h four stroke. Did the switch 7 years back and will never look back. I do have a MG on the bow and prefer to use it. Reason i switched...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,634
Posted By chico
I have used DHL a few times over the last couple...

I have used DHL a few times over the last couple years with no issues. Although not as far as your destination(Alberta to the Middle East) with no hiccups whatsoever. When i send it arrives twice as...
Forum: Motors and Props 02-12-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By chico
It is worth taking it in to a dealer and have him...

It is worth taking it in to a dealer and have him run a scanner on it and give you the % of idling and WOT. If the motor has a mixture of running RPM's at different percentages those numbers look...
Forum: Motors and Props 01-29-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By chico
Verado temps.

There was a thread on the old Verado club where guys drilled small holes in there t-stats that ran in cold water. The small hole wood pass enough water through to eleminate such...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-31-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By chico
I am sure it is only phantom alarms due to...

I am sure it is only phantom alarms due to voltage variance, please let us know in the spring your findings. Good luck...Chico...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-27-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By chico
I agree with Itrain, clean electrical connections...

I agree with Itrain, clean electrical connections as V-Rods are sensitive to voltage drops. Not a critical issue as changing the TPS is a simple unplug two wires and R&R two screws...Chico...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 10-12-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,375
Posted By chico
I have an eye

If you come North look me up and i will hook you and your buddy up with many an eye. My partner(Boston Terrior) also loves to kiss every fish i catch. I know it is a long shot but i would be more...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-09-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,422
Posted By chico
x2, some get a rattle and some vibration.

x2, some get a rattle and some vibration.
Forum: Motors and Props 09-24-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By chico
Thanks for the follow up and glad your back up...

Thanks for the follow up and glad your back up and running...Chico.
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