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  • Plugged in and ran the motor on the muffs for a while and noticed the temp was on the upper end of spec, but not overheating, so I decided to clean the t-stats and replace the impeller since I had a new kit. While at it I swapped plugs so now I have a baseline on future work. Motor was marked as running XD100, but the software showed that it was programmed to XD50, so my plan is to run in XD50 mode for 1 - 2 hours and then reprogram over to XD100. Takes about 3 minutes to change over.



    Was hoping to splash over the weekend, but found plenty of other distractions, so maybe next weekend.

    D-
    Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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    • Dave what version of evinrude software are you using, also where did you source your nema 2000 stuff. Btw you called it on my DI motor burned a hole, but long story short franzen marine really came through and I have a 08 etec coming want to sort out guages and such ASAP.

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      • TMAN-

        I bought my 250 Etec from Franzen as well, and actually looked at the one you got im assuming. He fired it up for me and it ran smooth and like a top. It also looked good! Im sure you will be happy.

        DT-

        Did you buy or make the cable that runs to your laptop? Also, where did you happen to find the software? My 05 250 is being hung as we speak. Thanks
        Dustin[br]1985 Mako 224 w/ E-tec 250hp [br]St. Pete, FL[br]

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        • 1985Mako224 and TMAN - email me at mackeyboat (at) gmail (dot) com.

          iCommand items can be found on eBay for short money. I have some cables and termination ends left over and will get into detail on the software in email with you.

          D-
          Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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          • Good to hear about the 08 with Brian, he is all his reputation says. Dave will drop you a email as above.

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            • Dave- glad that everything is OK with your wife. I see you got a a new motor....right on! []

              strick
              Oakley, California

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              • Temps and weather are better than normal for this year and Troy is setting the predecent on project pace, so I'm trying getting a jump on things before the rain catches up. Heat shrink cover was left on the boat and only cut off around the motor, so there was no need to build a redneck shelter for my spring project (sorry Chuck). By doing this it will keep the pollen out of the boat and prevent me from chasing a tarp everytime there is a puff of wind.[]

                Last season the E-tec was installed, but due to a family medical issue that took priority, the boat sat and I never caught up and I had a hectic fall trying to button up the boats for winter, but that is all behind me and it's catch up time. Projects for this year:

                1. Upgrading house battery to a group 31 deep cycle and starting battery to a group 27 dual purpose. Both provide more than enough cranking for an E-tec.

                2. Install another i-Command gauge, bringing the total to 3.

                3. Install i-Command memory module to save info when motor is off or battery shut off.

                4. Install i-Command paddlewheel sensor. Provides speed through the water, my GPS provide SOG (speed over ground).

                5. I may pull a TC and install some LEDs, but keep it well below the 50,000 LED precedent that's already been set.[]

                6. Thinking of removing the Bennett trim-d-cator and tapping into the i-Command for trim, but we'll see.

                So far that's all the project stuff on the short list, but of course there is bottom paint, hull buff/wax and the typical annual stuff.

                All parts are purchased and pics to follow.

                D-

                On edit - forgot the punchline... And this is going to get done while prepping the Whaler and tug along with the kids in sports that occupy every day/night 7 days a week - son karate 2 night/week, soccer 4 days/week and daughter softball 3 days/wk, gymnastics 2 day/wk and soccer 3 days/wk. Lots of overlap and double duty nights, but from 9 - 11:30pm I'm wide open.[]

                D-
                Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                • 40,000 LEDs will light that puppy right on up[]
                  Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                  • quote:


                    Originally posted by Stroken


                    40,000 LEDs will light that puppy right on up[]



                    Dave caught the bug while installing LEDS on his sled, there are even rumors that Mike has lights lighting up the undercarriage of his on his John Deer, I know he was torn between blue or the obvious green. [] Dave is not one to sit still so I expect we will see frequent updates.[]
                    David, New Kent, Va



                    Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/classicmako-com-forums/mako-projects/20499-tc-update

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                    • quote:


                      Originally posted by Stroken


                      40,000 LEDs will light that puppy right on up[]



                      Yeah, the peer pressure. TC has been emailing me all morning with brochures of a softserve machine that he'd like to see me install.[:0]

                      I've been reading about boat thefts in FL and while 1500 miles north, I decided to play it safe and slow down any potential theft.



                      Cover cut to allow access to what I need. Boat is filthy and the transom has muddy cat paws all over it from someone seeking shelter over the winter.



                      Some of the items to install.



                      I tear in tonight.[]

                      D-
                      Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                      • quote:


                        Originally posted by dtmackey


                        I've been reading about boat thefts in FL and while 1500 miles north, I decided to play it safe and slow down any potential theft.




                        I hear you saying it is intentional. But looks to me like someone was double parked all winter...

                        Haven't seen those before. Easy to put on and remove?
                        Sold the 17\', moved to FL... I need a new handle.[br]1991 Jupiter 31, current project[br]2005 Everglades 243, sold[br]2012 Contender 23 Open sold[br]1989 Intrepid 246 WA--gone to Australia[br]1973 Mako 17--sold with regrets[br]1992 Mako 17--started it all[br]Pompano, FL

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                        • Connor helped me this morning and we installed the lower unit and I rigged the paddle wheel before his game. I struggled with this one since the connectors are large and drilling through the transom would have left a 7/8" hole to fit it. But after some deep thought I ran it up to the motor and through the rigging tube to a NMEA2000 network in the stern starboard access hatch that also had the engine network cable. Rigging tubes are great and clean, but never big enough....





                          Due to the rigging tube size and batteries mounted in the console the run has been pretty long and calls for a large diameter cable, but I'm not able to get everything through the rigging tube, so in the past I ran 2 guage to the stern and then connected to Blue Seas stand-off and reduced down to a smaller gauge that would fit, but they were weak and would snap in rough seas or when tightened, so I made my own from Starboard that will not break.[]



                          Also installed the group 31 and 27 upgrade, but no pics.

                          D-
                          Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                          • I struggled with the same issue with transducer cable. I ended up making a notch in the angled shim plate for my Sea Block scupper. Very neat and tidy and allowed me to run the cable through the same hole I run the hydraulic steering hose.

                            Karl
                            A bad day fishing sure beats a good day at work[br]My Chris Craft 216 Sea Hawk restoration project: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26761

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                            • Here's a shot of the ducer install.



                              Karl
                              A bad day fishing sure beats a good day at work[br]My Chris Craft 216 Sea Hawk restoration project: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26761

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                              • Looking good & nice to get inside the cover finally. Your list is very similar to mine, I just haven't managed to write it down. I've got the nmea trim tab kit installed, but not yet hooked up. I'll let you know how it works out.

                                One trick on those big paddle wheel knobs (if the big blue one) is to grind down the ridges. They aren't really necessary, and you can get it down closer to 1/2" diameter.
                                JC[br]\'73 Formula 233F[br]Mattapoisett, MA [br]U.S.A.[br][

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