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Forum: Electrical 07-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By alfie623
FOUND THE PROBLEM!!!! Both the excite wire and...

FOUND THE PROBLEM!!!!

Both the excite wire and the ground wire were broken off at the lug on the alternator. I cut what was left of the old wire ends off and installed new ones and everything seems...
Forum: Electrical 07-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By alfie623
As far as I can tell. If the alternator was...

As far as I can tell. If the alternator was working I would think that I would see 14 volts on the gauge. When I installed the new alternator I saw that for the first ride in the boat but that was...
Forum: Electrical 07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By alfie623
I don't see an elevation in voltage, just a drop....

I don't see an elevation in voltage, just a drop. I run a trickle charger on the battery all week and when I use the boat I see the voltage drop from 13 to 12 (and less) as I use the boat.

Today...
Forum: Electrical 07-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By alfie623
I don't have any other amps. The only other...

I don't have any other amps. The only other electrical draw would be the heater, blower, bilge, shower pump and lights and I haven't used most of those items. The only thing I used really was the...
Forum: Electrical 07-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By alfie623
I have a JL M400/4 amp. One battery. Amp is wired...

I have a JL M400/4 amp.
One battery.
Amp is wired directly to the threaded posts on the battery. The positive lead passes through a fuse block.
The amp is driving 4 JL M series 6-1/2" Coaxial...
Forum: Electrical 07-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By alfie623
Is new amp killing my alternator?

Something is not right in my boat and I can't seem to figure out what. Last summer the boat ran fine electrically. Over the winter I replaced the non-functioning heater motor and added a 400 watt...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By alfie623
The slide is mounted on a separate section of...

The slide is mounted on a separate section of dock that is our raft. We float it out on the weekends and let the kids swim out to it and use the slide all day. I run a 100' garden hose from the...
Forum: Trailers 04-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By alfie623
Cool! What do I need to do to get some options...

Cool! What do I need to do to get some options and pricing?


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Forum: Trailers 04-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By alfie623
Alfie's Trailer Thread

Ok I'm going to try to document my summer project of improving my trailer so I can track the work in one thread and I can get some feed back and ideas from your guys. I've already posted a few...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-27-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By alfie623
Thats funny because that's exactly what I did....

Thats funny because that's exactly what I did.


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Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,479
Posted By alfie623
Indmar recommends the engine oil in the trans. I...

Indmar recommends the engine oil in the trans. I complete agree with your opinion.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,479
Posted By alfie623
Little late to this conversation but I thought I...

Little late to this conversation but I thought I would add that I changed to running motor oil in my trans this season and my reverse gear whine is pretty much non existent.


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Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By alfie623
New use for wrecked boat cover

My primary cover ripped on my this winter before I moved the boat to indoor storage. Today I recommissioned the cover into a way to protect the rear of my boat from the sun. This past winter I...
Forum: Trailers 04-24-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By alfie623
I considered an adjustable draw bar also but they...

I considered an adjustable draw bar also but they get pricey and I can buy two more fixed drop bars for the price of one adjustable. I already have a 3" for my two place snowmobile trailer.

I...
Forum: Trailers 04-24-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By alfie623
Need advice on giving trailer more ground clearance

Ok I'm going to the TT Knowledge Base here, my trailer moves a sum total of 3 miles a year and I drag it into and out of my driveway and my boat launch and when I launched it on Wednesday I ripped up...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By alfie623
I forgot to mention that my son is the 4th...

I forgot to mention that my son is the 4th generation to be a boater on this lake, at this house. My dad and my grandfather had rowboats with outboards, my dad and I had (and still have) a Boston...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By alfie623
I think you're seeing the lift cable. I would...

I think you're seeing the lift cable.

I would prefer a motor as much as him but this is a good way to build character..... isn't it?
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By alfie623
The water is about 50 but wasn't too bad putting...

The water is about 50 but wasn't too bad putting the lift in with waders.

My two speed heater fan switch paid dividends on our ride. I flipped it on high and made the cockpit toasty warm. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By alfie623
Winter work is complete....summer begins today

Here is what I did:

Polished hull and removed oxidation
Re-decal'ed the hull
Replaced heater
Replaced head unit & speakers, add an amp
Tune-up (spark plugs, belt, impeller, thermostat)
Cleaned up...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By alfie623
Well the lift is in place but I didn't have as...

Well the lift is in place but I didn't have as much buoyancy as I thought I would. I spent a fair amount of time dancing back and fourth on the bunks trying to keep the lift balanced and from not...
Forum: Appearance 04-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,979
Posted By alfie623
I have a '99 Maristar in the same color and it...

I have a '99 Maristar in the same color and it was oxidized but not as bad as yours. I bought the Mequire's orbital attachment for my cordless drill, their pads and their oxidation removal kit. I...
Forum: General / Other 04-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By alfie623
Does anyone know if the bulbs are available? ...

Does anyone know if the bulbs are available? I'd rather not wire in new lights. If not, what kind of LED's did you use?


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Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By alfie623
Yes, I've streamed and you can use the volume...

Yes, I've streamed and you can use the volume control on the phone to control the sounds but only up to the level that the radio is set to.


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Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By alfie623
At first no but after you figure it out it's ok. ...

At first no but after you figure it out it's ok. I like that it's one single knob and once I'm used to it I'll be ok but I don't expect passengers to be able to figure anything other then volume up...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By alfie623
I didn't add a sub but it's next on my list. As...

I didn't add a sub but it's next on my list. As with most of my projects this started out with the detachable face on my old head unit giving me grief when it would jiggle loose and turn the radio...
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