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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By JimN
The skier is pulling the boat to the sides, hard....

The skier is pulling the boat to the sides, hard. Water isn't a solid, so it allows the rear to move to one side or the other, depending on the amount of force being applied. The prop acts as a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By JimN
Check the voltage on the battery posts, then...

Check the voltage on the battery posts, then repeat it by putting the leads on the battery terminals. If you see a difference, clean and tighten the cable ends and terminals.

If you don't see spark...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-16-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,191
Posted By JimN
I just looked for a link to the touch screen on...

I just looked for a link to the touch screen on the dash- said it was from a company called Murphy. How is it connected- NMEA2000? The link showed that the head unit is the Fusion IP-700 which,...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-16-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,191
Posted By JimN
Do these speakers have their own amp? Put a...

Do these speakers have their own amp? Put a switch on the remote turn on wire- it's low current and it doesn't pose any risk to the amplifier if it's mis-wired, the way a speaker level switch or...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,191
Posted By JimN
I'm not going to hunt for all of the info but for...

I'm not going to hunt for all of the info but for anyone who has the Fusion system, which model is in the boat- if it's the MS-RA70, use the speaker outputs as one zone and the line out as the other...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-15-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,349
Posted By JimN
A POTUS candidate keeping a server in an unused...

A POTUS candidate keeping a server in an unused bathroom at her house and when hacking was discovered, it was wiped, phones were smashed, denials, accusations and lying to the FISA court to get it to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,984
Posted By JimN
If you were going to source the components and...

If you were going to source the components and sell them, would you include a markup if you were a business or break even, which means 'lose money on every set you sell'??
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 09-14-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By JimN
look at the end of their post.

look at the end of their post.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By JimN
You don't need a code reader- make sure the MIL...

You don't need a code reader- make sure the MIL works and use a paper clip in terminals A and B on the ALDL.

Stop flooding the engine. If you pull the fuel pump fuse, you won't dump a ton of gas...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-12-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,163
Posted By JimN
I sense a micro-aggression.

I sense a micro-aggression.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-12-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,163
Posted By JimN
Ring-a-ding-ding!

Ring-a-ding-ding!
Forum: General / Other 09-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By JimN
You can't bend some metals without putting that...

You can't bend some metals without putting that kink in it because the outside of the bend will tear. Probably should have had a plate welded across it, to cover and make sure water couldn't collect...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By JimN
You're supposed to do the same with cars and...

You're supposed to do the same with cars and trucks- the fuel does keep the pump cool and running extremely low shortens the life of the pump. Run the tank dry in a car or truck and you'll be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By JimN
After waiting, turn the key to ON, but don't...

After waiting, turn the key to ON, but don't crank it. Once it has primed, turn it to OFF and wait about 5 seconds before cranking. If it starts and runs normally, the pump may be getting tired, or...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By JimN
Getting output voltage is great if youíre testing...

Getting output voltage is great if youíre testing the sensor but thatís not testing the engine and thatís what is needed, as you plan to do. It will be easier with a second person, as the driver....
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By JimN
The ones who know the info could breeze through...

The ones who know the info could breeze through the test, those who don't will need to learn it and take/retake it. As long as the test is formatted to not waste time with stupid "Congratulations,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By JimN
Compression, leakdown and vacuum are the...

Compression, leakdown and vacuum are the indicators for determining the health of an engine and thatís why seeing the MAP sensorís reading under load is so important. Testing the sensor is fine, but...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-04-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By JimN
I didnít mean the sensor was under load, itís the...

I didnít mean the sensor was under load, itís the engine and this is on the water, in gear and at various speeds, fuel pressure is also tested in gear, on the water and at KEOE (Key On, Engine Off),...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
The charging lead goes from the alternator's...

The charging lead goes from the alternator's output post to the starter- I don't know where you're going with the longer one but if you try to connect a 4/0 to the alternator, you better make sure it...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-04-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
The alternator wire is the charging lead and...

The alternator wire is the charging lead and doesn't power the starter- that is connected directly to the battery because the alternator can't output enough current for a starter, which needs around...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 828
Posted By JimN
Were the MAP and timing measured under load, or...

Were the MAP and timing measured under load, or in idle? It matters, a lot. If the knock sensor picked up something in gear, it will retard the timing in 5 degree increments and it would never pick...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
I realize that you're not using only the...

I realize that you're not using only the alternator to power the system, but if you crank the stereo and discharge the batteries, the load added to the alternator will exceed its capacity.

The...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-03-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
Turn off ALL of your accessories and find a way...

Turn off ALL of your accessories and find a way to measure the current draw in your boat, then turn on everything EXCEPT the stereo and anything you added. You'll find that the alternator doesn't...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-03-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 909
Posted By JimN
Liok for a dual output alternator. VSR- voltage...

Liok for a dual output alternator.

VSR- voltage sensitive relay? Might have helped while cranking, but it would close after it starts, so any help would be short-term, assuming the system would...
Forum: Electrical 09-03-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By JimN
It's an indication that you didn't make sure the...

It's an indication that you didn't make sure the cables were tight and when bad connections exist, the current needed to perform a task increases because the voltage has dropped.

P=IE, so if E...
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