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Forum: Motors and Props Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By muskyed
Easy enough to check if it's your batteries. Just...

Easy enough to check if it's your batteries. Just charge them overnight, let them sit for about two hours without the charger plugged in, then check the voltage at the battery posts with your volt...
Forum: Boats 11-28-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By muskyed
As was just mentioned, rare for an issue to come...

As was just mentioned, rare for an issue to come up with the 4 stroke engines now. You can do your own oil changes and lower unit changes. Just keep your reciepts for the oil and filters, and you are...
Forum: Boats 11-21-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By muskyed
Buy a spare prop for those days. Get the 185,...

Buy a spare prop for those days. Get the 185, especially if the whole family is going out in it. Pitch down 1-2" for the spare prop, it will pull tunes and skiers fine. Prop change 2-3 minutes, no...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-21-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By muskyed
Doesn't matter if parts would still be available,...

Doesn't matter if parts would still be available, no dealer is going to invest the time and money into training for an Etec from now forward. You may get lucky in finding a trained mechanic in the...
Forum: Boats 11-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By muskyed
Alumacraft 185

Alumacraft 185
Forum: Boats 11-19-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
Itrol installed today. Servo works very...

Itrol installed today. Servo works very predictable, checked it's function before leaving. Also had upgraded waterproof serve installed, and remote Idle/run button installed. Dealer programed it for...
Forum: Electronics 11-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By muskyed
If that's all that you have, I wouldn't think you...

If that's all that you have, I wouldn't think you would need a hub. I think all you need is an ethernet cable connecting the two. Have my Helix 12 and 10 gen3's connected by cable, and waypoints...
Forum: Boats 11-17-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
I could do that also. It actually looks pretty...

I could do that also. It actually looks pretty simple to do after looking at their video. I am going to my dealer anyway though for something else, and really not sure where they mounted all the...
Forum: Electronics 11-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By muskyed
Not one to always have the latest, greatest, but...

Not one to always have the latest, greatest, but I think I need to somehow find a way to talk my wife into getting a part time job. I'm just having a real wanting for that 18.5" one, I've got the...
Forum: Boats 11-16-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By muskyed
A lot of washdowns have their hose connection...

A lot of washdowns have their hose connection fitting in the splash area between the engine and livewell. Look on your boat sell sheet, if it's not listed as an option there, that you paid for, you...
Forum: Boats 11-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
Seems to be a real pattern here. Trollmaster dial...

Seems to be a real pattern here. Trollmaster dial unit works, wireless hand unit doesn't. Everyone seems to love their Itrol, I really hope I like the one that I am having installed on Thursday. It's...
Forum: Boats 11-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By muskyed
I would use the included bolts and fender...

I would use the included bolts and fender washers. Also camphor the holes, or you can expect gel surface cracking at the holes. Its not that hard getting underneath. No need to glue the rails down,...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-15-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By muskyed
I would for sure check the prop shaft for runout....

I would for sure check the prop shaft for runout. Your dealer may have been trying to get out of an expensive fix. Doesn't sound normal to me, could be, but I have never had an engine vibrate where...
Forum: Boats 11-15-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
My first unit craped out the first time out. Got...

My first unit craped out the first time out. Got so inconsistent, that I turned it off and just used the boats throttle handle, as I figured I would have the dealer look at it later. After trolling...
Forum: Boats 11-14-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
I really don't get it as to what's up with the...

I really don't get it as to what's up with the wireless units. Obviously not everyone is having issues, and that's great for them, but with the fact that I went through 3 units, and people that I...
Forum: Boats 11-14-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
KP, you have the hardwired dial unit, that...

KP, you have the hardwired dial unit, that trollmaster unit works fine. It's the wireless hand unit one that has problems. I also had a hardwired trollmaster unit with the dial, that worked...
Forum: Boats 11-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By muskyed
So I don't have to retype everything, go over to...

So I don't have to retype everything, go over to the strictly fishing forum on this site, there is a discussion there. You are not alone. I had nothing but problems with mine, repaired/replaced 3...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 11-12-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By muskyed
Having my Trollmaster3 pulled out next Thursday,...

Having my Trollmaster3 pulled out next Thursday, and an Itrol with a few upgrades installed. Happy days are here again. Can't wait for next year's trolling season.
Forum: Motors and Props 11-11-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By muskyed
RPR, gota say that it doesn't look as bad as I...

RPR, gota say that it doesn't look as bad as I was thinking it would be. Could be a little lower, but for the most part it still should work like that. In heavy waves you probably will be breaking...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 11-10-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By muskyed
I have a condo in Sturgeon Bay, and fishing can...

I have a condo in Sturgeon Bay, and fishing can be tough there. Great for some, but tough for most. Fantastic fishing opportunities if you know what you are doing, but tough if you don't. The videos...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By muskyed
Stout you are probably right, if its just for the...

Stout you are probably right, if its just for the internet, and printing, $300-$400 would get you a nice laptop. And yes, they do seem to be a disposible item now. Figure 4-5 years and get a new one,...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-10-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By muskyed
While 20" was shown as the standard kicker as...

While 20" was shown as the standard kicker as rigged from factory, 25" was a no cost upgrade, and if I remember right, my dealer only orders theirs in with the 25" shaft. My boat has about a 8" step...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By muskyed
Direct from Dell they had a pre black friday...

Direct from Dell they had a pre black friday deal. $699 normal. If you drop the screen rez down to the standard 1320 rez, they were about $50 cheaper.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By muskyed
just picked up two new Dell 14" laptops for the...

just picked up two new Dell 14" laptops for the wife and I at home. Old ones were an i7, and an i5 15", both about 5 years old. New laptops were i5's 11th gen, with solid state drives, 8 gig mem,...
Forum: Motors and Props 11-09-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By muskyed
Make sure that when your kicker is trimmed down...

Make sure that when your kicker is trimmed down all the way, that it ends up being vertical. My Yamaha kicker came from the factory trimmed ii substantially towards the transom. Even with the 6"...
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