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Arima Life / Re: Question about batteries
« Last post by bdaws on Today at 10:31:13 AM »
I've had great long life with those Costco batteries. Mine were 8 years old when I replaced my dual batteries on our 21' sea ranger 7 months ago and they were still good and held a good charge. I spent a lot of time pulling shrimp and prawn pots and always had plenty of juice. I have a chevy k10 and also a chevy k20 truck and I have those old boat batteries in those trucks now so there still going strong. I did have a built in battery maintainer I plugged in while boat sat in my shop. My Dad just replaced his 9 year old Costco battery on his boat last week because it finally gave out. I'm impressed with those batteries
Thanks for the info.  I am backing out of the deal due to this.  I don't understand how people take care of their engine.
Arima Life / Re: Question about batteries
« Last post by Salmon Hobo on Today at 09:24:55 AM »
Consider spending a few more bucks and get a AGM better Absorbent Glass Matt. Read a little about them...very tough and long lasting. I have had a pair for 4-5 years in top shape.
Arima Boats & Equipment for Sale or Trade / Re: Your opinion matters
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 09:16:58 AM »
2 footitis is a horrible disease. 

A lot of people on this forum (including me) have been afflicted with the disease and found the cure to be somewhat expensive.  I recommend you do what you can to become inoculated if you might be exposed. 

Exposure usually is usually characterized by purchasing a boat that you are wondering if it will be big enough, or you think 'will do'.

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Arima Life / Re: 4hp Nissan 4stroke as kicker?
« Last post by sunnydude2 on Today at 09:12:18 AM »
Too bad it is on the other side of the country...I am looking for one of these for my SH.   :shrug9:
Arima Boats & Equipment for Sale or Trade / Re: Bait tank - $100
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 09:10:13 AM »
His IP indicates he is near Port Orchard, WA

Open Forum / Re: Doctor said I catch to many fish
« Last post by StreamFixer on Today at 09:07:28 AM »
Hey Walt...

Let me know which members addresses you need for that mailing like Yat, or Croaker or Markshoreline   :whistle:

Arima Life / 4hp Nissan 4stroke as kicker?
« Last post by Peddler on Today at 08:57:33 AM »
The 4-horse is certainly adequate as a “Get home” back-up. It is capable of pushing your  boat to maximum displacement hull speed.

I wouldn’t want that motor for a trolling motor, being single cylinder it’ll vibrate quite a bit, but as a back-up on a 17, I think it’s a good option.

One thing I like about that motor in-particular is the self-contained fuel tank. Don’t need to have a remote tank on the deck of the boat, or worry about plumbing into the main tank. Keeps a separate source of fuel for the kicker, should the main become contaminated.

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Open Forum / Re: Thoughts and prayers needed.
« Last post by Hana Pa'a on Today at 08:55:13 AM »
Thoughts and prayers go out to all!
Arima Life / Re: E10 Fuel Question
« Last post by Peddler on Today at 08:53:57 AM »
My understanding is the majority of problems occur on older engines, as fuel system components weren’t intended to withstand the ethanol, they’ll fail from the inside-out. Also if switching from a long history of using E0 to E10, as the detergent aspect of ethanol will loosen deposits in the fuel system, potentially.

I’d believe that E10 fuel, with a proper dosage of fuel stabilizer should be fine thru the Winter months. I subscribe to the theory that it’s better the store a FULL tank, rather than partial, leaving less air for expansion/contraction.

I’d fill the tank, add stabilizer, run the engine for a few minutes to get the stabilizer thru the system, and call it. good.

Personally, I’ve found the price and inconvenience of buying E0 to be worthwhile, especially in small-engines, such as yard equipment. Even in my 2004 Ford Explorer that’s supposed to be “Flex Fuel” compatible, the fuel efficiency of running E0 negates the extra cost, and the throttle response is noticeably better with E0. I’m fortunate to have a station with three grades of E0 fuel, somewhat nearby.

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