Could you offer any advice on how to hang my Echomaster?
We recommend building the Echomaster around a backstay. This may not always be the best “catch rain” position, but it sure gets it out of the way. If you want to hoist it to the spreader, try a short…
Why doesn't the Lube II or Cable Buddy work with HP Mercury Outboard?
The Tilt tube has a different thread.
Does the Cable Buddy and Lube II fit all motors?
The Cable Buddy and Lube II work on all outboard steering cables. They’ll fit all major U.S. and foreign motors (7/8" x 14 pitch threads) except Mercury motors.
I want to use the TurboMeter in a vent and the wind enters from the side opposite the manual specifies. Will the TurboMeter measure correctly?
No, the wind must be directed at the backside of the TurboMeter. This is the side opposite the digital readout.
There is no locking nut on the steering rod side of my motor. Do I need to use the Lube II, and if so, where can I get one?
Not all motors have a locking nut on the steering rod side of the tilt tube. You don't need a locking nut to install Lube II. However if you want one you can buy a stainless steel or aluminum nut fro…
How does the Queaz-Away work to minimize or eliminate travel sickness?
The Queaz-Away Wristbands exert gentle pressure at points on each wrist to minimize or eliminate the miserable effects of travel. They are safe and easy to use. Simply slip on your wrists, position a…
Is the EchoMaster Radar Reflector Coast Guard approved?
Both the deluxe and standard Echomaster meet US Coast Guard requirements for lifeboat and life raft radar reflectors under SOLAS 74/83.
How many Rocker Stoppers do I need on each side of the boat to stabilize it?
Boats up to 26 feet need three Rocker Stoppers on each side. Boats 27 to 36 feet require four on each side. Use five Rocker Stoppers for boats 37 to 42 feet and six on each side for boats 43 to 50 fe…
Can I troll faster than 2 MPH when using the Fish Seeker?
If you troll much faster than 2 MPH the Fish Seeker will develop “Speed wobbles”, turbulence and eventually flip over and try to come to the surface. The Fish Seeker is designed for a low trolling sp…
Can you attach a device such as a dodger or flashers behind the Fish Seeker?
You do not want anything on the line that wobbles or has a lot of drag. A lot of drag will make the Fish Seeker flip over as if a fish were on the line.
What are the advantages of using the Doel-Fin?
The advantages are better fuel mileage, faster out-of-the-hole times, less bow rise, slower planing speeds, better turning and rough water control.
My Mega-Light is dim and does not shut off in daylight. Why is this happening?
The lighter plug receptacle polarity is probably reversed. This defeats the photo cell and limits the current powering the bulb. Simply switch the wires entering to the receptacle.
I have a wood boat, which has been out of water for some time, and the seams have opened up, is Slick Seam suitable for caulking this?
Yes Slick Seam will work well in this application. Slick Seam adheres best if the gap is deeper than it is wide. Apply Slick Seam with a plastic putty knife and clean up with mineral spirits for best…
Does the WindTrak 15 need to be balanced after purchasing?
Your WindTrak 15 should be balanced from the factory. If you think it is not we recommend you send it back to us for adjustment. If you would like to check it yourself you should do the following: si…
Where is the best position to install the Doel-Fin?
As a rule of thumb centered over the propeller is best. On some motors this is not possible. You want both fin halves equally spaced fore and aft on the cavitation plate, SO THAT they are not pitched…
On the Mark 3 Sextant how do you read degrees and minutes?
You read degrees at the zero where the arm with the zero lines up with a degree mark. To read minutes, you simply find the two lines, one on the arm and one on the sextant body, that most match each…
My Mega-Light does not work after radio transmission. Why?
If you hang a Mega-Light from an insulated backstay wire used as a single side band radio antenna, the circuit will be damaged if the light is on during radio transmission. You need to unplug or move…
Does the Doel-Fin affect the top speed with the added drag?
The affect on top speed is minimal. Most people do not notice a drop off in top end speed. Some customers have noticed a 2% drop.
Will there be any metal corrosion between the hardware bolts of the Doel-Fin and the aluminum cavitation plate?
We have never seen the electrolysis cause a major problem. It might if your outdrive were immersed in salt water all the time, but since most people trailer their boats or lift the outdrive in the sl…