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#351 76 days ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

Quick question, what’s this little hole here?
It seems to be leaking some dark oily stuff. I’m thinking it is the gearcase seal? And the stuff coming out of it is the gearcase oil? Hopefully not. In my manual on the other side but below the propeller is the oil drain fill plug. There are no screws or plugs opposite this little hole, I can see the hole in my manual but it doesn’t say what it is
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Not 100% sure on that model but I would suspect it's a weep hole for gunk and water buildup in the mid section to drain out of.

#352 76 days ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

Not 100% sure on that model but I would suspect it's a weep hole for gunk and water buildup in the mid section to drain out of.

That would be better than an oil leak! Thanks. It’s been a very interesting and informative few days for someone who has zero experience with this stuff. Reminds me of when I got my first pinball machine and had no clue how to do anything! Hopefully this will be a good learning experience for me and will help me troubleshoot any future problems.

#353 74 days ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

That would be better than an oil leak! Thanks. It’s been a very interesting and informative few days for someone who has zero experience with this stuff. Reminds me of when I got my first pinball machine and had no clue how to do anything! Hopefully this will be a good learning experience for me and will help me troubleshoot any future problems.

Yep it’s a weep hole. It was running clear today after some work and testing and running some sea foam through. Replaced the fuel pump and the leaky old gas line and we look to be in business. Ran in the barrel great today, shifts good, idles good, read through how to properly adjust the rich/lean settings and did that. It’s ready for a test drive in the water now!
Thanks all for the helpful comments and suggestions!

#354 73 days ago

Was on a little hiatus building The great wall of Joe. Glad to see everyone getting out and about on the water! I finally got my new lift installed and wired up so me and wifes now match. Thinking aluminum loc in decking next year.
Plus I finally can get back to finishing my F-14 restoration.

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#355 67 days ago

Boss says he is ready for a swim! Lol

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#356 67 days ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

Yep it’s a weep hole. It was running clear today after some work and testing and running some sea foam through. Replaced the fuel pump and the leaky old gas line and we look to be in business. Ran in the barrel great today, shifts good, idles good, read through how to properly adjust the rich/lean settings and did that. It’s ready for a test drive in the water now!
Thanks all for the helpful comments and suggestions!

That's great you got the motor running, congrats. I'm just curious since you didn't mention it, but I assume it is a 2 stroke and you are premixing your gas with oil. Also you can tell a lean or rich condition by checking your spark plugs. If your engine is running lean, the spark plugs will look more white depending on how lean it is and if it is running rich, the spark plugs will be darker depending on how rich. You want a nice slightly brownish color. As mentioned above, rich is ok, lean is a problem.

#357 66 days ago
Quoted from Monk:

That's great you got the motor running, congrats. I'm just curious since you didn't mention it, but I assume it is a 2 stroke and you are premixing your gas with oil. Also you can tell a lean or rich condition by checking your spark plugs. If your engine is running lean, the spark plugs will look more white depending on how lean it is and if it is running rich, the spark plugs will be darker depending on how rich. You want a nice slightly brownish color. As mentioned above, rich is ok, lean is a problem.

Thank you! Yes it’s a 2 stroke. I will check the spark plugs and see how they look. I took it out on a lake this weekend and it ran fantastic! Got the boat up on plane with 2 adults and 3 kids and just flew across the lake. It idled great, never stalled, went in reverse no problem, started on the first pull every time. Had some family that was with us so took turns taking the kids out for a spin, they had a blast. Will probably take it out again this weekend if the weather is good. I’ll have to see if my wife took any photos of us out in the water.

#358 66 days ago

Couple pictures of the boat and how it looks like packed up in the car. The photo shows the motor, gas can and the box with all the life jackets, oars, pump, transom wheels, anchor, etc. the boat itself is rolled up in the trunk but it can be set right on top of the box and strapped down if I need the room in the car. It’s really the perfect boat for someone like me who wants to be able to get out on the water for fun and fishing but doesn’t want to pay storage fees or have half my garage taken up by a real boat. In the winter the motor sits on a stand behind my furnace and the boat is rolled up under my stairs so no winterization needed. I also don’t have to put in at a boat ramp, with my transom wheels I can load the boat up and get in and out of a lake or river pretty much anywhere by myself even over sand. This model is the 16 foot Saturn heavy duty Kaboat. 17” tubes, a little over 4 feet wide, air deck floor. It’s very stable, you can walk on it, stand and fish, and people can be moving around at opposite ends without rocking the boat.

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#359 64 days ago

Took my son out Salmon fishing a few days ago, it went very well.
Landed a 15 lb, 26 lb and this 35 lb king salmon.

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#360 60 days ago

Just got home from an overnight trip. Wrightstown, Wi up fox river through 2 locks into GreenBay. Weather was crap Saturday we planned to make it up to Sturgeon Bay but ended up getting a slip at a marina in green bay and ubered to the casino for the night.
I will be making this run again.

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#361 60 days ago

My dad new boat and new florida house. Cant wait to take some vacations and bring my wife and 16months old boy.

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#362 60 days ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

Just got home from an overnight trip. Wrightstown, Wi up fox river through 2 locks into GreenBay. Weather was crap Saturday we planned to make it up to Sturgeon Bay but ended up getting a slip at a marina in green bay and ubered to the casino for the night.
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How much gas does that eat up?
We were out on Lake St Clair today, did about 15 miles and used a whopping 2 gallons!

#363 60 days ago

Retiring from boating after 35 years.
Stay safe everyone. I'm actually surprised I'm still alive.

#364 60 days ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

How much gas does that eat up?
We were out on Lake St Clair today, did about 15 miles and used a whopping 2 gallons!

My boat is 25ft triple tubes with a 200 merc 4 stroke. .5 gph idle 14 gallons per hour wide open. Boat holds 63 gallons I only used 18 gallons

#365 60 days ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

My boat is 25ft triple tubes with a 200 merc 4 stroke. .5 gph idle 14 gallons per hour wide open. Boat holds 63 gallons I only used 18 gallons

Not too bad, that’s a lot less than I thought it would use. There were plenty of jet skiers and fisherman out today but not many big boats. We drove around some canals and by some marinas and a lot of people with the big boats were just sitting on their boats in the marina.

#366 60 days ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

Just got home from an overnight trip. Wrightstown, Wi up fox river through 2 locks into GreenBay. Weather was crap Saturday we planned to make it up to Sturgeon Bay but ended up getting a slip at a marina in green bay and ubered to the casino for the night.
I will be making this run again. [quoted image]

Sounds like a nice trip but you should really consider life jackets next time on the water. Especially if drinking beer, accidents happens when you least expect it and you don´t have to be the cause of it.
I was nearly rammed by a boat a few years ago and wouldn´t let anyone on my boat unless they wear a life jacket. It doesn´t matter how warm the water is or how good of a swimmer you are if you get knocked unconscious.
Stay safe, life is precious.

#367 59 days ago
Quoted from Bundy:

Sounds like a nice trip but you should really consider life jackets next time on the water. Especially if drinking beer, accidents happens when you least expect it and you don´t have to be the cause of it.
I was nearly rammed by a boat a few years ago and wouldn´t let anyone on my boat unless they wear a life jacket. It doesn´t matter how warm the water is or how good of a swimmer you are if you get knocked unconscious.
Stay safe, life is precious.

Yes, I stay sober when running the boat. This pic was at the lock waiting for them to open the gate (notice my flags flying to port side). No funny business on my boat.

#368 59 days ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:Yes, I stay sober when running the boat. This pic was at the lock waiting for them to open the gate (notice my flags flying to port side). No funny business on my boat.

Yes...correct the Captain should never drink period and insist everyone wear a life jacket. Night boating is dangerous and if not very experienced, get your ass in before sun down

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#369 38 days ago

Family is in Milwaukee this weekend and I was walking along the river when I came across a boat I thought I recognized from this thread,. Went back to this thread to find the pictures and verify boat name. It ended up being Lawnboy. Always cool running into pinsiders

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#370 37 days ago

Just got back from spending some quality time with the family in northern Wisconsin. Did a bunch of fishing, enjoyed the venetian boat parade and tested out the new ski pylon. Good times!

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#371 17 days ago

Looking for suggestions here...boat trailer lights. I have 3 trailers (don't ask) and have the built in oval lights for my one trailer. The other 2 have the standard lights with bulbs. Anyone have any feedback for submersible LED light kits. Not waterproof, but submersible. I tried a few LED tail lights that were waterproof to be cheap and they don't last.

#372 17 days ago

Got it water safe this spring. Leaks and is full of rotted wood and soggy foam but it’s on the water.

Doing a full teardown and rebuild this winter.

‘79 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine 16’
50hp Johnson

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#373 16 days ago

The pontoon boat was running a little rough, so I took a little time to change the spark plugs and fuel filter. Relaxing job standing up to my belly in water, and it runs much better!

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#374 16 days ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Looking for suggestions here...boat trailer lights. I have 3 trailers (don't ask) and have the built in oval lights for my one trailer. The other 2 have the standard lights with bulbs. Anyone have any feedback for submersible LED light kits. Not waterproof, but submersible. I tried a few LED tail lights that were waterproof to be cheap and they don't last.

I run the lights from NAPA on my trailers I beleive they are Truck-lite brand haven't had an issue and I also never unplug the trailer when launching or loading boat.

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#375 15 days ago

Those lights cross to a Grote G6002 that are available pretty much anywhere.

#376 15 days ago

Our 18' switch showed up finally, very fun boat, stable, lots of room. Top speed so far is 42 mph, but computer is still doing a controlled break in.

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#377 15 days ago

My boys rocking the tube last weekend!

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#378 15 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Our 18' switch showed up finally, very fun boat, stable, lots of room. Top speed so far is 42 mph, but computer is still doing a controlled break in.
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My neighbor just got one of these. I am very intrigued by it. How do you like it so far?

#379 15 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Our 18' switch showed up finally, very fun boat, stable, lots of room. Top speed so far is 42 mph, but computer is still doing a controlled break in.
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I've wanted to try one out I could be talked into selling my tritoon and getting one of these for our small lake. I assume being pwc jet style it's a bit thirsty on fuel? Either way super cool and I can't wait to try one out.

#380 15 days ago

not as thirsty as the driver.....

#381 15 days ago
Quoted from jorge5240:

My neighbor just got one of these. I am very intrigued by it. How do you like it so far?

We love it! So nimble, cuts the waves nice, well worth the wait

Quoted from JonCBrand:

I've wanted to try one out I could be talked into selling my tritoon and getting one of these for our small lake. I assume being pwc jet style it's a bit thirsty on fuel? Either way super cool and I can't wait to try one out.

Yes, it does burn more fuel than our last boat, 175 hp Suzuki outboard, by maybe 3x. But, had 5 adults, 2 kids, 3 coolers, 7 chairs and still not crowded feelin. ( not very fast loaded that heavy), but really enjoying

#382 15 days ago
Quoted from tullster:

Those lights cross to a Grote G6002 that are available pretty much anywhere.

Thank you!

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#383 6 days ago

Just bought this moomba max 2020 with 60 hours, hopefully I will be able to try it before reselling it.

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#384 6 days ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Just bought this moomba max 2020 with 60 hours, hopefully I will be able to try it before reselling it.
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Nice! I wouldn't be able to flip a boat like that. If I tried it out, I'd wind up keeping it!

#385 4 days ago

Headed to the Mississippi River Thursday morning for guys trip. Home base for 4 days will be LaCrosse Wi. Looking forward to the beautiful scenery and all the fantastic stops. It's been 6 years since I have ran the River.

I will seek out some pinball while we are there.

#386 3 days ago

Two of my favorites hobbies in the same picture

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