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    After years of trying it every whichaway, for...

    After years of trying it every whichaway, for multiple lead acid batteries, I prefer to leave the trickle charger on a battery for between a couple of days to maybe a week or so, then take it off and...
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    Now would be a good time to check specific...

    Now would be a good time to check specific gravity in each cell with a tester, and make sure each charger bank is putting out.
  3. An excellent point there. I found a "Bird Nest"...

    An excellent point there.
    I found a "Bird Nest" of mono tightly wound behind my trolling motor prop a while back, no issues, I was just looking one day. I was really surprised. Now at least once a...
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    Reminds me of when my Brother and I were just...

    Reminds me of when my Brother and I were just kids we went fishing with my Dad and Granddaddy. We left out from the boat launch down the river in a small vee bottom boat with the 1957 model 18 HP...
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    They say it gets worse!

    They say it gets worse!
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    I didn't like the look of the Stingray Senior, I...

    I didn't like the look of the Stingray Senior, I went with the Stingray Classic that others I know used and liked.
    After I installed mine a buddy gave me an extra one He had. If we lived a little...
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    Got mine off ebay, many there will sell it to you...

    Got mine off ebay, many there will sell it to you by the foot, or as they call it, "By the unit".
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    Sounds lean to me too. I would pull and clean...

    Sounds lean to me too.
    I would pull and clean plugs for a baseline, then get to adjusting the carb(s). Sounds like a classic case of lean.
    At the carb(s), screw the mixture screw all the way in to...
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    Was it a sudden onset, or start out small and...

    Was it a sudden onset, or start out small and gradually got worse?
  10. Thread: Idea's

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    Same here! I used to be a big fan of Gumout Carb...

    Same here! I used to be a big fan of Gumout Carb Spray, it cleaned the metal parts like "New Money", but melted away carb seals in an older Tecumseh Engine once, so I give it up.
    Perhaps a lot has...
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    Something to consider: I run a fuel stabilizer...

    Something to consider: I run a fuel stabilizer all the time in my boat, mowers, weed eater, and pressure washer. I use Mercury Quickaire Fuel Stabilizer at the recommended 1 oz. to 10 gallons of gas...
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    I run the Stingray on my Mercury 115 2 stroke and...

    I run the Stingray on my Mercury 115 2 stroke and love it. Biggest difference to me is how sensitive the motor is to tilt trim now. Glad the button is right there at my thumb. I installed a trim...
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    Here's some specs on the motor, says max RPM...

    Here's some specs on the motor, says max RPM should be between 5000 - 5700 rpm...
    MERCURY OPTIMAX THREE-CYLINDER 75 HP SPECIFICATIONS | Outboard Marine Technologies | Outboard Motor Parts NZ
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    If getting spark, next time pull the plugs to see...

    If getting spark, next time pull the plugs to see if they are wet with fuel.
    As they say, if they get air, fire and fuel, they usually run!
  15. Snug fitting Star Washers will take care of that...

    Snug fitting Star Washers will take care of that issue for you, either way with the wing nuts or if you go with others.
    If you remain with the wing nuts and go star washers, put a dab more tighten...
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    I'll tell Brother about the Electric Start Kit...

    I'll tell Brother about the Electric Start Kit for the Fastwin, that might make His day!
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    More than happy to help. If you were a little...

    More than happy to help.
    If you were a little closer I would be glad to come over and help you with it - that's what retired folks do!
    My Brother still has my late Dad's 1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18...
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    If you are leaning towards trying the JB Weld......

    If you are leaning towards trying the JB Weld...
    For this job, it's gotta be JB Marine Weld. I'll leave an Amazon link to it below to show the exact one. All are not the same. Note the bond strength...
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    Have you considered going with a remote drain...

    Have you considered going with a remote drain plug?
    Several new boats come with these now.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4DAEOH/?coliid=IYYU9SBGR3K3D&colid=3ATY1IQ4R0N8L&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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    If you do the JB Weld, be sure it is "JB Marine...

    If you do the JB Weld, be sure it is "JB Marine Weld", the 2 part putty and NOT the fast cure stuff. Sand or wire wheel it well both sides before you stick it. Make a little plastic spatula to spread...
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    No, I just torque mine down good and never a...

    No, I just torque mine down good and never a problem.
    Besides, every year or two I take mine off to remove the "Bird Nest" of mono twisted up behind it.
    It was REALLY bad a couple of years ago....
  22. I don't know which model of the Wireless...

    I don't know which model of the Wireless Motorguide xi3 that you have, but just looking at the 70lb model, that one comes with "Digital Power Management for up to 5x longer battery life", according...
  23. Another sure fire test for others with similar...

    Another sure fire test for others with similar setups as Big D is posting here would be to use a known good meter with an amp clamp on it that reads DC amps. Your better amp clamps read AC and DC,...
  24. Time for a time out and troubleshoot. I would...

    Time for a time out and troubleshoot.
    I would recommend complete disconnect from the battery, a known good meter set to ohms, and check for continuity between the positive and the negative leads of...
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    Just a little added protection from the elements...

    Just a little added protection from the elements that won't harm hose or metal. A corrosion prohibitor will do fine, too.
    Aero Kroil "The Oil That Creeps" is without a doubt the best penetrant I...
  26. I remember feeling like I was going to die when I...

    I remember feeling like I was going to die when I worked owl shift.
    Grouchy, grumbling, hard to get along with, all kinds of ills.
    Yes, something about the night, perhaps we should all be "On The...
  27. Marine vinyl is not really expensive, an...

    Marine vinyl is not really expensive, an upholstery shop could give you a price if you walk in with one of the seats, and you could then compare and make an informed decision.
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    We did it that way for years with one of my late...

    We did it that way for years with one of my late Dad's fishing boats, just get it up on plane and reach down and pull the plug, worked great. Until...
    ...One day we were relocating from one fishin'...
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    Like others have implied, reducing the weigh in...

    Like others have implied, reducing the weigh in limit from 7 to 5 will have zero effect on number of fish caught, only the number "On Display". Perhaps what they are really after is to simplify the...
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    All new fuel lines, bulb, clamps, and fuel/water...

    All new fuel lines, bulb, clamps, and fuel/water separator too, me hopes.
    Just before you tuck it all away, you could spray it well with silicone spray.
    Glad you found it, and hope you are up and...
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