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    Barrie, Ont
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    Georgian Bay
  • Boat Name
    "Nauti-Too" - Searay 270 Amberjack

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  1. nautime

    Installing Hydraulic Steering

    Ah, good to hear. That might be an option for me as well. I haven't measured up anything yet but good to know there are options if things get in the way. Keep us posted as to how the steering feels once all is installed. I really like the power steering on my boat now and hate to give it up but I think this setup is the best option for AP installation. I have twin alpha's and would be going the non power steer (HC5332-3) route as I like to alternate engines while trolling and was told the power steer cylinder might not handle the extra load if the power steering pump is not running.. Cheers...Jake
  2. nautime

    Installing Hydraulic Steering

    From what I read on their website, that steering cylinder (HC5370-3) is an outboard side mount cylinder. Is that what they recommended for your alpha stern drive? I was quoted last year that for my stern drive application (alpha 1) I should use the HC5328-3 (power steer) or the HC5332-3 (non power steer). The non power steer, balanced cylinder works better for AP applications and replaces the merc actuator. Not trying to second guess anybody here, but I would hate to see you install the incorrect cylinder due to a communication error. Jake...
  3. Could be your timing advance but if advance was not working I dont think it would shut you down but would make it verrry boggy. For sure spray some lube/penetrating stuff to make sure the weights move freely and springs are doing there job. Timing light will tell you if they are working.When you throttle back it comes back to life? Make sure you have new points and condenser and cap. They do not like running with old or iffy components. My old omc cobra 5.0ltr was very picky about that. I would barely get a full season out of a set. But I did put a lot of hours on it though. I have also had a new condenser that would cause issues/stumbling/shutting down. Replaced with old condenser and problem solved. Also have a good look at your fuel system. Pick up screen in tank not plugged or partially plugged? Old gasoline crudding up bottom of tank from ethanol in gas? Some easy things to check first.... HTH's... Jake
  4. nautime

    Lets see your Riggs.....

    Wow...great find. Right in my back yard....if'n I had of known...hmmm. Enjoy, this sure looks like a good one. Cheers...Jake
  5. nautime

    fish hawk 840 transducer cable

    I have had one of my old airmar tri-ducer cables for my 840 successfully re-spliced back together. I had to cut it to remove it from my old boat. I took it to a shop that builds/repairs stereos and loud speakers, figuring they were better at soldering than I was. I explained what it was used for and they gave me no guarantees. The connection was nowhere near the water and worked flawlessly for 3 years. Cost was well worth the effort. Might be another option. Cheers...Jake
  6. Does anyone know if Shark weights will stay put or even fit in Big Jon ball cradles? Its time to retire my well used walkers and am looking into new Big Jons and I really like the idea of the ball cradles, but I run 10 and 12lb Sharks on my out downs. Any input greatly appreciated. Thanks....Jake
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    Northern king Spoons

    Those emeralds have been the 'go to' spoon on my boat for many moons....28's and mags....wanna get rid of them?? Jake...
  8. nautime

    Northern king Spoons

    Those emeralds have been the 'go to' spoon on my boat for many moons....28's and mags....wanna get rid of them?? Jake...
  9. nautime

    On board fillet table

    Here in Ontario as long as we leave the skin on the salmon/trout fillet for idendification purposes we are good. I always leave the skin on any ways.....they grill better on the bbq... Cheers..Jake
  10. nautime

    On board fillet table

    I built my own cleaning station and bolted a gimbal mount to the bottom so I can set it in the flushmount rod holder. No extra holes or posts needed in the gunnnel...One of the best additions to the boat...no more filleting on the cooler....no more fish guts in my garbage at home. Only thing that comes home now is cleaned fillets wrapped in ziploc bags.... Cheers...Jake
  11. I bought my fishhawk 840 used in 1997 and it worked flawlessly until 3 years ago when it started losing signal. I purchased a new x4 probe at that time and it has worked rock solid since. I would bet that a new probe would solve your problem. That being said, my next purchase will be the new display, as my eyes cant quite see the numbers on the 840 as well as they used to. The ducers on these are quite reliable as long as they haven't been abused. Airmar makes them. HTH's Cheers...Jake
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    Omc wouldn't go over 3000 rpm

    Glad to hear you resolved your issues. Points are foolproof, if they are clean and replaced regularly. I toyed with the idea replacing my ignition with electronic, but decided to keep it simple and stay with points. Always had a spare set with me. Cheers...Jake
  13. nautime

    Line color preferences

    Pink is less visible in water than the clear or green, at least the Ande. This from watching down hole ice fishing for rainbows on Georgian Bay's clear water. Cheers...Jake ps: wish I could still get Ande line here.....
  14. nautime

    OMC 5.0 cobra outdrive troubles?

    Not sure what year you have, but if it has points for distributor (not elec ignition) make sure you have fresh clean points, condenser, plugs and cap. I ran 5.0ltr omc cobra 1989, in my boat for 10 plus years, and always got new tune up kit at the start of every year. Any time I had running issues similar to what you are describing, I could always trace back to my ignition. Except one time when there was aluminum fillings in my fuel tank that was plugging up the screen on the intake line in the tank which didn't allow it to take throttle. HTH's...Jake
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