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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Jethro
I've used the plug in powerline adapters with...

I've used the plug in powerline adapters with great success in one home. (Your wiring works for it or doesn't- not guaranteed)

In home they do not work. a wifi mesh setup with repeaters can extend...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By Jethro
Just buy cheap Remingtons with 3 round blades, ...

Just buy cheap Remingtons with 3 round blades, replace them when the blades get dull. Too much work and mess too use razors.
Forum: Ice Fishing 12-05-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jethro
Good to see Jiffy and StrikeMaster changing with...

Good to see Jiffy and StrikeMaster changing with the times.

Don't miss my propane powered auger at all.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Jethro
Have seen a lot of the Trek stuff. The original...

Have seen a lot of the Trek stuff. The original series is pretty funny at times with the guys in Gorilla and dinosaur suits menacing them.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,255
Posted By Jethro
With hybrid cars that don't plug in getting...

With hybrid cars that don't plug in getting 40-50mpg you'd think that would be a better solution for non towing transportation needs.

The gasoline delivery infrastructure is in place, that kind...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By Jethro
Before Covid: Ads on tv every fall, $8 -$10k off...

Before Covid: Ads on tv every fall, $8 -$10k off sticker price new pickups. After Covid: $1k " market adustment" on top of sticker price.
I think chip shortage has more to do with vehicle price...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Jethro
I get keeping an Etec if you have one, they are...

I get keeping an Etec if you have one, they are declining in resale value and have advantages over 4 strokes.

I dont get buying an Etec unless the price is very good, because the resale will keep...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-28-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,667
Posted By Jethro
Correct me if I'm wrong, been a long time since I...

Correct me if I'm wrong, been a long time since I researched this.
Can't you pretty much ALWAYS get 2-3 mph going SS for two reasons:
1. Stainless prop cuts water easier because stainless is a...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-26-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Jethro
If Yamaha motors have ever gotten bad press, I...

If Yamaha motors have ever gotten bad press, I haven't seen it.

I've run Yamaha 150s on last two boats, experience could not be better.
Forum: Motors and Props 09-25-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,667
Posted By Jethro
Your issue is the aluminum prop. No 150 should be...

Your issue is the aluminum prop. No 150 should be running anything but stainless as far as I know.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,263
Posted By Jethro
North Coast Old Stock Ale is as good as beer...

North Coast Old Stock Ale is as good as beer gets, IMHO.
Forum: Boats 09-17-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,375
Posted By Jethro
I had a leak a few years back that was caused by...

I had a leak a few years back that was caused by a cracked valve in livewell line.
Forum: Motors and Props 09-15-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jethro
Seems to me I had read back in those days that...

Seems to me I had read back in those days that the full synthetic would make the engine run a bit hotter for some reason.

I ran Yamalube, and the etec xd50 oil. They were about the same price and...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-14-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jethro
Are you running Yamalube or ETEC oil? Seems to me...

Are you running Yamalube or ETEC oil? Seems to me it smelled more if I used cheaper oil.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jethro
RainX as cheap modern blade enhancement.

RainX as cheap modern blade enhancement.
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,618
Posted By Jethro
Well, technically MS Flight Sim is a game, and I...

Well, technically MS Flight Sim is a game, and I can agree it probably run best on a high end pc.

If you want to see something really amazing in the gaming world you should try VR on a high end...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-09-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jethro
As I understand the CARB ratings, a 1 star has...

As I understand the CARB ratings, a 1 star has 75% less emissions than a standard two stroke, and a 2 star has 20% less than 1star, and 3 star 65% less than 1 star.

So your HPDI isn't exactly an...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-08-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jethro
I had a Yamaha 150 VMAX HPDI on last boat and...

I had a Yamaha 150 VMAX HPDI on last boat and have a Yamaha F150 on current.

Keep that VMAX until it dies.

VMAXes are not smokey or smelly, they are 2 star CARB emissions.

I think F150s are...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-08-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,453
Posted By Jethro
I asked because there's a lot of good knowledge...

I asked because there's a lot of good knowledge to be had here, and it occurred to me I probably wouldn't change the oil in my pickup if I hadn't used a quarter tank of gas at the end of the year.
...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-05-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,453
Posted By Jethro
Texcl2, what you're talking about is annual gear...

Texcl2, what you're talking about is annual gear lube change and you reasons for doing so are spot on.

I was wondering about changing the engine oil because it was looking like I would go through...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,618
Posted By Jethro
OK, but the original poster has said he's not a...

OK, but the original poster has said he's not a gamer, and what makes a fast gaming pc is not needed for a fast "surf the internet and run Quicken" pc.

A person doesn't need a high end gpu to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,618
Posted By Jethro
I see you're not a gamer OP and have a desktop. ...

I see you're not a gamer OP and have a desktop.

I'd definitely take the cover off and air dust everything and probably solve the noise.

If you took it to a pc shop and had them put in 16GB RAM,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,618
Posted By Jethro
I just skimmed replies, but have you used canned...

I just skimmed replies, but have you used canned air to clean the dust out of your cpu cooler and everything if a desktop?

Fans at high speed sound like a jet, and they run fast when heat sinks...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-26-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,453
Posted By Jethro
I called Yamaha tech support and they said: 1....

I called Yamaha tech support and they said:
1. I should run it until hot periodically.
2. I should change the oil annually no matter how low the hours.
3. I should use Yamaha Ring Free additive....
Forum: Motors and Props 08-14-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,453
Posted By Jethro
Hmmm. Guess I'll contact Yamaha, and perhaps...

Hmmm. Guess I'll contact Yamaha, and perhaps downsize boats if they concur on need for WOT driving.

I'd feel like a goof driving around this little lake at 50mph. 😕
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