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by katoom
Mon May 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

I'll send you a PM and we can talk.....
by katoom
Mon May 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Looks good..... Too bad we're not closer to each other so I could try them both. I'm guessing the 16 would be way too tall for a 90, but I'm assuming the 14 would do well too. I never really understood why the overall diameter is smaller on the SS props. Too confusing.....
by katoom
Mon May 22, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Thanks DWRAT. I'm in northern CA. What props are they? I would be interested in the 14 depending on what it was and condition.....
by katoom
Sun May 21, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Updating the thread..... I had the 14x13 alum prop fixed and had the shop put a nice cup on it while they were at it. The prop guy said the aggressive cup he added would almost be the same as re-pitching it up to a 14. Well boating season started and we just had the chance to take it out and see how...
by katoom
Fri May 19, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: Humminbird Matrix 17 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Humminbird Matrix 17 questions

Nevermind..... I found my answers. :)
by katoom
Tue May 16, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: Humminbird Matrix 17 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Humminbird Matrix 17 questions

Hello, I've been trying to delve into the understanding of how my depth/fish finder works.....and I think I've come to the conclusion that there's so much to know that community colleges should offer 101 classes just on this subject. I've been trying to figure how most of what my HB Matrix 17 can do...
by katoom
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question

I used a 5 gal bucket and seemed to catch everything..... Still a pain but I was able to get the job done with very little cleanup. Anyways, I decided to drain some oil out since everyone/everywhere was adamant about not getting the oil higher than the crosshatch. So I let out about a quart and the ...
by katoom
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question

Yes, I followed the proper procedure of raising the motor as I understand you're not supposed to have them in the "run" position during the oil change. And yes, I changed the filter as well. But no, its not making oil either since I've only run the engine for about 5 minutes after filling to assure ...
by katoom
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Merc 90 4-stroke oil change - oil capacity question

Just did the first oil change on my new to me 2006 Merc 90 4-stroke. Very clean, well taken care of engine. I'm not a novice to mechanics by any means either and always feel its best to check informational sources before attempting something for the first time. So I did just that and from what I fou...
by katoom
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Finally polished the toons...before and after
Replies: 19
Views: 1808

Re: Finally polished the toons...before and after

Well done..... It warms my heart seeing people care for their stuff. :biggrin2
by katoom
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

[quote="ron nh"]I know you could play with this forever, But with strakes and underskin there's no reason you shouldn't run as fast as the boat in the video.[/quote]

What video?
by katoom
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Great responses..... Especially pointing out the "larger" diameter props the pontoon boats are coming out with, because I had a prop repair shop just tell me that he's been noticing that people are finding that the propeller diameter is playing a huge role in these pontoon boats. They seemingly dont...
by katoom
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Thank you. My concern is running at 5100 all day. Seems unnecessary, adding wear and tear, and using more fuel if the motor is capable of cruising with the same load at around 4000 rpm..... The problem I'm facing, which I'm sure others do as well, is that the opinions and suggestions can be all over...
by katoom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Thank you. Do you remember what the lower end gear ratio was for that Suzuki motor? I'd think that "may" pose as a variable since I understand they're not all the same. I think the Merc 90 of my year (2006) was something like a 2:30. Thanks again. :thumbsup
by katoom
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

What prop do you have with Merc 90 4-stoke on 24'

Hello everyone, Looking forward to do some reading on this forum as there seems to be lots of good topics. My first question is..... We just recently purchased a 24' Tracker PB with a Mercury 90 4-stroke. The current 3 blade 14x13 aluminum prop was not damaged more than a little bump on one ear. Not...