Boats & Boating's questions - Portuguese iziqna

I have a couple old lawn mower engines sitting around and would like to convert one to a small boat motor for fun. I see people doing this by attaching it to a lower unit of an old boat motor. Where can I find an old lower unit without a motor for cheap? Or if anybody has any ideas on how to make my own shaft and... show more

Best answer: The PROBLEM is that you don't understand the purpose for a "livewell" in a small boat. The livewell pump is NOT supposed to pull water from the bottom of the boat. An aerator just circulates the water in the tank to keep it fresh so your bait or fish stay alive. If you want to remove water from the... show more

Best answer: VHF Marine Band Radio, 156.7Mhz. A 30 watt FM unit will get you 50 miles if your antenna mast is tall.

all that food and how do they get it onto the boat?

I live in Jacksonville FL, there looks to be many opportunities to work on big ships or smaller boats. There is only one diesel program near me and it is for automotive. I have contacted them and they say there is routes for a marine tech. I'm not sure how i could transition a diesel degree into a diesel marine... show more

Might post the step by step build on YouTube, can't find the right plans I need help looking for the correct plans to buy

Something like a checklist

Patches are worthless. So other than staying out of the cabin and not eating any meals what could I do? I'm a diabetic by the way and need to figure out what I can pack that won't make me toss my cookies during an 8 hour charter on lake superior. Definitely bringing a change of clothes.

Best answer: Just reseal it with two part epoxy resin.

It is a 1990 Bayliner 1903 Trophy, with 150hp Evinrude outboard

my understanding is that there is a vent on the external gas tank that I need to open before operating the motor. do some tanks not have vents? the motor started but seemed like it was not getting gas/increasing throttle did not help, etc. I did not see a vent to pull up etc. on the tank. new to boating, thanks