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  1. The 10.9 marking on the head of the bolt indicates it is a metric bolt and an indication of it's tensile strength properties. Before going nuts trying to force it into an imperial threaded hole, I would take it to a hardware store that has all the test thread gages and confirm it is metric. I don't know if Mercruiser uses metric bolts or not.
  2. Awesome, check is in the mail in about an hour jv
  3. Harvey, We talked yesterday about 10 pounders. I would like to buy one 10 pound torpedo and one used 10 pound long tail pancake. I think you said $40 plus $16 shipping. If you can confirm that, I'll send you a check. Best regards Jim V
  4. Can I pick up a 10 pounder and bring cash? Where are you located? If I like it, I'll buy a couple more same method.
  5. I'm interested in trying a 10 pounder. Do you have that yet ? Cost ? I've tried 12 pound weights on my electric big Jon's but they are too slow to retrieve.
  6. I took a picture of the gas valves as promised. Port valve allows selection of gas tank for the kicker motor. Picture attached. Allows you to get gas to kicker from either the main tank or the auxiliary tank or off. Starboard valve is exactly the same but allows you select which tank you want to feed gas to your main engine. Main or aux or off for winter storage. Hope this helps.
  7. Perhaps you should have just paid up to get 20hp. Now you need to deal with all the aggravation. How much did you really save ? If they made it an easy conversion, everyone would do it. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
  8. I make my own. I buy alligator clips from McMaster-Carr. I use key hole shaped shower curtain clips from Lowes or Home Depot. I bought red silicone rubber pincher pads on line (EBAY) They are 0.60 dia by 0.187 thick. I bought like 500 of them in 2006 for $15. Enough for a life time and I have fixed up 3 or 4 close friends and still have a hundreds left over. I epoxy 2 pads into clips using 3M epoxy. They release great on walleye but may not always release on small junk fish. I'm typically pulling 20 ft jets or lead core with mono running thru pincher pads. Braid thru pads doesn't work that well, so I don't use braid at all. Work perfect on Lake O with spoons on mono. If you don't want to invest in all the components, you can just buy Weldons, but mine work better because of the pads I use. Mine actually release by themselves most of the time.
  9. I got both. Still catch a **** load of fish on big boards. For walleye, you have to have releases that perform well or it can be frustrating.
  10. Looks like tow line on drivers side will be sawing your face in half unless you get a tall mast. Bow mount will be sawing on your stored rods. Ideally, the farther forward the better. I use the string retrieve curtain hooks but they need to be round plastic ones not wire ones that are keyhole shaped ( on the tow line end). Keyhole shaped one's wrap them selves around the tow line when its windy and wavy because they aren't symmetrical. By the way, in a tight turn when your not paying attention, the tow line can get under your rod line guides and flip your vertical stored or fished rods right out of the boat if they aren't locked in. I've seen it happen.
  11. you will probably get it. Good luck with the sale and the kicker.
  12. Good luck, I'm sure it will be fine. My Evinsuki was purchased new in 2002 and ran great for at least 10 years. I had it repaired before I replaced it with the Yamaha. I intend to put it back on the Crestliner when I sell my Crestliner and replace it with a 26 foot Pursuit if this covid BS ever runs it's course. The Yamaha will be moved to the Pursuit. Now is not a good time to replace the boat because prices are insanely high due to the pandemic. Boats priced at 40 to 45 K are now 60 K if you can find one that isn't salt water used.
  13. I bought a 9.9 high thrust yamaha (T9.9xeh) long shaft in March 2015. $3050 delivered I installed a protroll 2 digital throttle controller. I use it on a 22 foot Crestliner Eagle. you don't need any thing bigger HP wise for a kicker on my boat and talked a guy who uses same motor on a 26 foot fiberglass boat that said same thing before I bought mine. Bought from Shipyard Island Marina, inc in Wisconsin 920-847-2533. Absolutely zero problems. Purrs like a kitten, will troll all day on a gallon of gas. If I had it to do over, I probably won't spend the extra money for long shaft because I can't tilt it completely out of the water when running off main engine or in a slip. When I bought it Yamaha gave me 2 extra years warranty for free, but I never used it. My kicker before that was a 15HP Evinrude 4 stroke which was actually manufactured by Suzucki. That motor had constant issues and Evinrude couldn't even supply replacement parts. Just my 2 cents
  14. No there is no reserve label. Like I said, 1 valve is for main engine and the other is for the kicker motor. Mine also both feed to the same spin off fuel filter. I have two fuel lines down stream of the filter. One feeds my I/O engine and the other feeds my kicker motor. See attached picture. Happy to help
  15. That cost is per year for onX , so you would have to buy it and split the cost with all the people hunting your property. I'm thinking buy it once and start painting trees or marking them with plastic tape. They have a free trial so I may try that next summer to see how well it actually works.
  16. I have only 2 batteries. I run 1 down rigger to battery closest to it and the other to the other battery. Both came with in line fuses. Never had a problem in 20 years on current boat. You don't need to pay a dealer. It's just a positive and a negative wire on each rigger.
  17. By the way, my gas shut off valves are labeled but my boat is in winter storage so I can't take pictures. Remind me in the spring and I'll post some pictures. Each valve selects main engine or kicker engine or both off. Starboard valve is for main Engine and port valve is for kicker engine. My boat is an I/O but I assume the outboard version is plumbed the same.
  18. I have a 2000 2250 eagle. There are 2 shut off valves because there are 2 gas tanks and 2 engines. 1 is for the main engine and 1 for the kicker engine. I took apart my big live well once years ago looking for a mysterious water leak, thinking one of the live well hoses was leaking. Taking that floor board out was not that hard. Bad part was that I had to cut the floor vinyl because it wraps up the inside of the vertical free board. You also have to remove the wall in the back that forms the seat backs for the jump seats, but its not hard. Just a bunch or screws. A cordless screw driver and a bunch of patience is all it takes. I also removed all the floor in my buddies old 1988 Eagle because to floor was getting really soft. I just traced the old floor boards on new plywood and rewrapped the plywood with new vinyl he bought from cabelas. It turned out great. He had a fuel corrosion issue and we pulled both gas tanks and cleaned them out and reinstalled them. Problem solved. Lot's of work, but not complicated. By the way Olsen Brothers in Derby is a crestliner dealer and his mechanic might be able to help. Way cheaper to do the work yourself, but he may be able to price out a sending unit. Jim V
  19. You don't need springs on the top of your mast. Attached is a jpeg of the top of my Big Jon manual mast. I've been using it for over 25 years. Never needed a spring and never jumped the string over the pulley. I have broken 2 of the reels over the years because they are plastic, but parts were available from Big Jon for a fairly reasonable price. If reels were metal like Cisco, these things would be perfect but I'm sure would be way more expensive, so I get it. This year I'm going to try to build a cordless drill attachment that will allow me to wind in with my cordless Milwaukee drill. I'll probably be buying another reel if things don't go according to plans.
  20. I bought my 9.9 Yamaha on line from Shipyard Island Marine in Wisconsin. Great price and back then, no sales tax. Don't know if you can get away with that these days but I would try. I had to have it delivered to my work because you need a fork lift to unload from truck and put in my pick up truck. Whole process was easy but I worked for a fairly small company. You could probably pick it up in Wisconsin if you were in the neighborhood or felt like a road trip. Shipyard phone number 920-847-2533
  21. And my point was, if your turning in a battery, you get over twice as much at a scrap yard and you don't have to push it into a store and endanger some poor clueless store clerk with acid.
  22. BTW Walmart batteries suck. Cheap Chinese junk that doesn't last. Also, $5 core charge is a joke. Last time I took a used up battery to scrap yard, they gave me $12. Got rid of a bunch of brake rotors and other metal scrap in the same trip. Bought my battery on line from Advanced, got a discount for ordering on line and picked it up on the way to the scrap yard. Win Win Win
  23. Buy an electric start with the alternator option. It charges the battery as you troll. I have a 9.9 Yamaha High thrust and love it. It also has the pull start rope for back up. Have never used it. I also hooked up a Pro Troll 2 digital throttle. I think moving your 2nd battery to the bow is the way to go.
  24. You want dipsey rods for dipseys. You can use any fast rod for down riggers and lead core and planer boards if you use big boards. If your using in line boards, you need a stiffer rod or a rod made for in line boards. I use wire for my dipsey rods with a twilly tip. I use the same two dipsey rods on Erie and Ontario and they are always in the water, any time of year. Dipsey reels are both big size Okuma's, one Catalina and one cold water. I don't think they make the Catalina anymore.
  25. I have Big Jon's and they work just fine if you keep your ball weight to 10 pounds or less. With 12 pounders they come up too slow which tells me you are over heating the motor. I use 10 pound pancake weight and they are acceptable. I custom fit the Cannon retro ease cords to my Big Jon's. In my humble opinion, you need a retrieval cord if you have long booms.My buddy has Scotties and the work great but are kinda ugly. Scotties are nice cause your only using battery to pull them up. Down is manual slip clutch. Kinda cool. My brother in law has the high speed Cannon mag 10's. They are way to fast. When they hit the auto stop, the stop is very violent I'm sure they will cause boom damage eventually. He broke the boom end pulley in the first few weeks but Cannon replaced it free. They also gave him replacement's for his other two riggers so I think they changed the design because the parts couldn't handle the violent stop.
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