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  1. Burt. I used a t4 for 5 years. I made mine wireless for less than 35 bucks. If you want more info pm me and I'll give you a shout.


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    I have a friend who is recovering from a rough time with cancer. He has a panther and wanted help in interfacing to his autopilot. What was your method ??

    It may be better than what I had planned.

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  2. 14 x about $90 = ???????????????????. I just bought 6 on sale from a distributor for $30 each. They are the rail mount (single axis). They are the same as the track mount single axis except for the mount plate on the bottom which is removable. I have made exact duplicates of the rail track mount bottom plate since I have access to CNC equipment in a shop. $180 for six Cannon rodholders is my type of price.

  3. I always thought that the plastic area around the lock was very "Cheesy" and would not take much to break it off.  I have the official Cannon locks which look like they are from a file cabinet.  To supplement security I replaced the knobbed 1/4-20 bolts with security screws that have very little way to grip the head and require a special wrench to remove.  Hopefully, thieves are not going around with various security screw wrenches in their pockets.

  4. The holes in the body of a Mag 5 ST or Mag 10 STX will take the conduit or fencing pipe.  The pulley end tube (inner tube) on a current telescoping boom on a mag 10 STX is smaller than the pipe and needs a bushing over the pulley housing stud to fit tightly into the conduit or pipe.  On a Mag 5 ST which is the same as the Mag 10 STX except for no telescoping boom or swivel base, the pulley assembly comes with a plastic bushing to increase the stud size to fit into the 1 5/16 od tubing.  If you bought the Mag 10's new, the bushing may have been included in the parts bag even though it is not used and if you saved it you are in business.

  5. I have a friend with a 2003 40 Merc 4 stroke. Back then it was actually a Yamaha and has the Yamaha logo on the block. It has been troublesome with carb problems. I have also noticed comments on a Yamaha blog about the troubled 4 stroke carbs in that HP and timeframe. Very problematic with ethanol and bad gas.

  6. I also tried the HDS7 touch and I am very impressed. I set up the network to a new Yamaha 4 stroke and have all the engine info displayed on the screen. No need for expensive Yamaha Command link. The variable trolling speed function is not available on the HDS7 but that is easily had by hooking a appropriate switch to the connector that is there for the VTS. Works great. After replacing my 2 stroke I did not need to by any gauges as it is all on the display.

  7. Boats bought new and registered in PA until the mid 90 `s  were not issued a title.  If the boat is still registered in Pa that may be normal.  I had a new 1989 bought in Pa and never had a title.  I transferred it to a NY registration when I bought a cottage on sandy pond and did not have any problems since I had an owners card and proof of purchase.  I do not know what would be involved with a sale within NY.  If the boat is currently registered in NY than it must have a title.  

  8. I get the impression it is a single screw.  Depending on where you will dock it, beware that a single screw inboard is very difficult to control at low speed.  They do not turn very well.  Very difficult in windy situations.  I finally got tired of the trouble and put a kicker on center and only dock with that.

  9. as I looked at that picture I thought I had seen that boat somewhere before.  I then saw the Mt. Top, Pa address.  Go figure.  I am from the Nuangola area, Slocum Twp actually.  Looks like a good buy for $700., but I already have too many boats and no wife to say I have too many !!  It looks like an old StarCraft.

  10. I have heard that the "vampire flies" are attracted to white.  I believe this is true because I had a white car and they would cover it when it was parked near the lake.  I do not wear anything white when the flies are out and I seem to have less attention than people wearing white.  I continue to look for the ultimate solution !!

  11. Red Squirrels!!!!!! The damn things caused me a load of grief. They love to chew on wires. I have a few hickory trees near my place and they are all over. I have caught them in my boat and under the hood of my car. Had to rip all the wiring out of the boat and rewire. Various chew marks and bare wires all over. More things not working every season. The grey squirrels don't seem to bother. Now, if it is red it is dead.

  12. I already have a plan for that.  The connector is there for a tiller handle option which has the switch on it for the trolling function.  I simply need to hook up a single pole double throw switch(similar to a downrigger)..  One hit down and it will go down 50 rpm and also the opposite.

    The command link also does it but through the network. 

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