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by hydro
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 92 Ranger 481V for sale second owner $8.5K
Replies: 0
Views: 524

92 Ranger 481V for sale second owner $8.5K

[img][ 481starboard.jpg /img] 481reardeck.jpg More information added 9/10/18 . Boat is in very good condition for it's age . First year for solid fiberglass transom and no cracks in transom what so ever . single console , Optional flippin deck , Seats very good , carpet very good , Lowrance X135 on ...
by hydro
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Discussion
Topic: 2005 Mercury Optimax 225hp Cowling
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: 2005 Mercury Optimax 225hp Cowling

not an expert on the 3 liter Mercury outboards but I would think it would interchange with anything in the 3 liter family
by hydro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

I usually take mine to the kitchen table
by hydro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2010 basscat for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Re: 2010 basscat for sale

Where are you located at I am interested in your boat sending you a PM
by hydro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry brown
Replies: 52
Views: 2250

Re: Jerry brown

In Brown's last stint as Governor in 1981 California had the Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak that got out of hand due to the Governor's poor leadership and unwillingness to act . Fast forward to 2018 and California is in flames for the same reasons . Common denominator = Jerry Brown
by hydro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How much power does a TM use ?
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: How much power does a TM use ?

If you connected the 3) 12 volt batteries in parallel the voltage would remain the same but the amp hour capacity of one battery would be multiplied by 3 .


If you connect 3) batteries in series for a 36 volt trolling motor you multiply 12 volts times 3
but the amp hour capacity remains the same .
by hydro
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry brown
Replies: 52
Views: 2250

Re: Jerry brown

Climate change ? The Earth's climate has never been static but instead has constantly been under change in a "Natural" effort to balance out and seek an equilibrium it can never find . While it's true many places in the world are experienceing record high temps in recent years there as jus...
by hydro
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bassboat question.....
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: bassboat question.....

RPM , lower unit gear ratio , prop pitch , hull efficiency

http://www.rbbi.com/folders/prop/propcalc.htm
by hydro
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Paint shop for Mercury outboard cowling ?
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Paint shop for Mercury outboard cowling ?

Can anyone recommend a shop willing to put some new gloss black paint on?
by hydro
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Restoring Franks Tract'
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Restoring Franks Tract'

The best way to fix the Delta is to stop taking too much water out of it and let Mother Nature take care of things
by hydro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat / prop / performance questions
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Boat / prop / performance questions

Sounds like you're over propped now not allowing the motor to spin up to full rpm capability . Was the original prop a 25" pitch too ? it's possible the original owner has that prop worked by a prop shop for best performance on that particular boat . Also did the mechanic possibly install new h...
by hydro
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1997 MERCURY 200HP EFI SOLD,,SOLD..
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: 1997 MERCURY 200HP EFI

The number on the ECU is for a 1999 200 EFI . What is the serial # on the engine and do you have any compression test results?
by hydro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help with registering a boat
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Help with registering a boat

Can you have it shipped from the original dealer to a dealer in California where you can pick it up and they will know what to do or just call DMV and ask them what they will require?
by hydro
Fri May 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD* Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable

Sorry about the late response I responded to your PM ...
by hydro
Sat May 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD* Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable

about 45 min south of Sacramento
by hydro
Sat May 19, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD* Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable
Replies: 5
Views: 353

*SOLD* Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable

New in unopened package Mercury # 91-816085 test cable for 1990's mercury V6 EFI outboards for reading /adjusting throttle position sensor output to ECU . $45
by hydro
Sat May 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels

Well there you have it Democrats and Republicans can finally agree on something . Destroying the Cal Delta eco-system in favor of money from the powerful water robber barons from the central valley and southern California .
by hydro
Mon May 07, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sea level rise and changing streamflows are converging with uncertain results in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Sea level rise and changing streamflows are converging with uncertain results in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The most danger to stream flows in the Delta comes from the canal in the picture along with proposed tunnel system not climate change as reported .
by hydro
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 98 Merc 225hp blown.
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: 98 Merc 225hp blown.

2.5 or 3 liter?
by hydro
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 98 Merc 225hp blown.
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: 98 Merc 225hp blown.

low compression on one or more cylinders or knocking noises from motor?
by hydro
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The old square living rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: The old square living rubber

the original old rubber 70's -80's was lubed with talcum powder (from what I remember) for cutting the slits for the strands . The later version 90's was impregnated with silicone as a lubricant for cutting the strand slits . The silicone impregnated rubber seems to last a lot longer without the rot...
by hydro
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 25-Pound Striper Caught on Cam
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: 25-Pound Striper Caught on Cam

I caught a stripers on crankbaits and topwater before but never thought about using a camera to catch one?
by hydro
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The old square living rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: The old square living rubber

by hydro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15 Pounder was caught at Camanche
Replies: 15
Views: 5011

Re: 15 Pounder was caught at Camanche

Landing a bass that size on 4 lb string would be hard enough from a boat but from the bank ?
Congratulations Mr. Choi on your incredible catch and the sportsmanship you exhibited releasing it to fight another day .
by hydro
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "

When the Central Valley Project was signed into law by Jerry Brown's father (Cal Governor at the time Edmund G. Brown )protections for the fish and wildlife from the effects of over pumping were contained in provisions of the new law . The Delta Smelt was to be used as the barometer species to indic...
by hydro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "

A name change is in order for this soon to be extinct fish . What more fitting tribute than to rename the species in honor of the person who will be directly responsible for the species becoming extinct . The Jerry Brown Smelt will cement our Governor's legacy on protecting endangered wildlife (or l...
by hydro
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fresno Billboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Fresno Billboard

In California we rob water from native fish and wildlife to grow nuts to send to foreign countries while our politicians skirt around laws enacted years ago to protect our water ,fish , and wildlife . At the same time California is importing nuts unchecked from south of the border while our politici...
by hydro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

" Its unfortunate you get comments like those above"
Yeah don't you just hate it when people have to point out the obvious . Tell you what why not get a second opinion from a fisheries biologist if you think I'm wrong ? I apparently have more respect the resource than some it appears .
by hydro
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

Funny I've never seen a gut hooked bass bleed like that it is always a wound to the gill structure . I have had bass bleed from their gill that I hooked in the upper lip with a worm or jig hook and I believe this is from a prior gill injury from the last guy that caught it . Bottom line is when a ba...
by hydro
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

RIP Smallmouth bass . You might have made it if not kept out of the water so long. ( fish only have a very small amount of blood in their body and bleed out quickly from a gill injury especially if kept out of the water . Turns out water actually helps to close the wound and stop the bleeding .)
by hydro
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3222

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

Perhaps these same politicians who passed the Boater's safety card law should have to take a test about the US Constitution , Representative style of Government , and ethics before they can get their "California Law Makers card" allowing them to run for office and later create laws for the...
by hydro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Making soft plastics
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Making soft plastics

If you just want to experiment you can make a mold of any bait with a flat side using plaster of paris . You can heat up a handful of old plastic baits in a pyrex cup in an old microwave for 60-120 seconds . Probably easier to just buy a mold in a style you're interested in to start . Don't breath f...
by hydro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rising reservoirs: Less room for error this winter on San Joaquin River
Replies: 1
Views: 849

Re: Rising reservoirs: Less room for error this winter on San Joaquin River

I can't say about all of these other supposedly above average high lake levels listed but I do know that McClure and Camanche are being held at their normal winter pool elevations . There is a DSOD requirement for all dam operators to have their reservoirs at winter pool elevations by a certain date...
by hydro
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD*Aftermarket Oil injection system for Mercury 1989-1999 EFI engines
Replies: 1
Views: 646

*SOLD*Aftermarket Oil injection system for Mercury 1989-1999 EFI engines

For sale Aftermarket oil injection system designed by former Mercury Marine Director of Outboard Service Dept. and owner of Marine Solutions Robert Kachelek . Mr Kachelek tried to get Mercury to adopt this improved oil injection for Mercury outboards but was ultimately told it would increase the sal...
by hydro
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3719

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

How many hours on motor ?
by hydro
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3719

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

would you consider selling the motor separately and if so how much?
by hydro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3719

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

what is the status of the engine hole in block? thrown rod ? broken crank?
by hydro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime

Could also be a connection issue with the wiring to blame . A bad connection will have a voltage drop occurring across it . Using a Multi Meter set to DC volts read the battery voltage at the trolling motor pedal . Verify the supply at the pedal voltage matches your battery voltage . Put the trollin...
by hydro
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New Bass Circuit - New Jen
Replies: 24
Views: 6978

Re: New Bass Circuit - New Jen

I saw that the CTT (California Tournament Trail) are taking next year off from pro-ams and expanding their team circuit to include Central and Mother Lode regions . Only 5 events on 3 different lakes and a TOC at the end of June . Looks better to me than the New Jen ML region with 6 events on only 2...
by hydro
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels

More than 1 person needs to be going to jail for this theft from taxpayers and wildlife . Jerry Brown is most likely the head of the snake .
by hydro
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 9980

Re: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.

Anyone care to speculate on just what impact this fish die off situation will have on the FLW Costa series event at the end of the month or the team TOC's this fall?
by hydro
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jigs - Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Jigs - Delta

two types of crayfish in the delta " swamp craws" and "Signal Crayfish" Swamp craws are basically green pumpkin colored with a little red/orange on their legs and pincer tips when small then later they turn the bright red color we all know and love and sometimes a brownish purple...
by hydro
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Like Purple Frogs Too!
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Re: Bass Like Purple Frogs Too!

That bass must have been delighted by the color shirt she was wearing too .
by hydro
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Big Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca

" Those who know do not speak . Those that speak do not know ." Lao Tzu Te Ching (ancient Chinese Philosopher)
by hydro
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017

the fish you caught is called a "Sacramento Pike Minnow " (formally known as squawfish before it was determined to be offensive to native Americans despite the fact it was native Americans themselves that they came up with the name ) It is one of the few warm water species native to Califo...
by hydro
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass
Replies: 11
Views: 4642

Re: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass

It would be interesting to see how the genetics of large Spots from Pine Flat , New Melones , and Bullards Bar all compare ?
by hydro
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD -SOLD-
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD

whats the price for this boat ? Can a new Bass Cat be ordered from the factory without an outboard ?
by hydro
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GoPro Catching Monster Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca Fishing the Foothills with Light Line
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: GoPro Catching Monster Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca Fishing the Foothills with Light Line

A lot of people posting videos show the fish they just caught on a digital scale showing the weight this way there is no disputing the fish's weight . I would try that .
by hydro
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mercury xri
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: Mercury xri

I have the same motor same year and went all though the ignition and fuel systems to find the problem and fixed it myself . A motor this old will develop problems especially with fuel lines and the primer bulb due to ethanol in the fuel these days . Send me a PM and I can give you some tips

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