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#12803791 - 06/24/18 02:26 PM Speedo problem?
sae Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 294
Loc: cedar hill tx.
New to me boat,first time out.starts nd runs great ,but too windy to top it out.NO speed read till 30 mph,fine to about 45 mph.
stop and run it up ,same results.Waterpickup,sucking air ,???. Thanks.

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#12803850 - 06/24/18 03:42 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET

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#12804121 - 06/24/18 08:48 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
sae Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 294
Loc: cedar hill tx.
thnks jim. kinda ,sorta thought that might be the the prob. just looking for a second opinion, thanknou

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#12804288 - 06/25/18 06:07 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
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Do you really care if it works or not?

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#12804304 - 06/25/18 06:30 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
sae Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
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Loc: cedar hill tx.
R.R. Idont know why Iam not a speed freak ,but i kinda do want it to work ?
Am i anal?

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#12804471 - 06/25/18 09:09 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
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Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.
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#12804484 - 06/25/18 09:18 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.


GPS is what most look at, but the darn thing should work, just hard to keep the junk out of that little hole.
fish

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#12804686 - 06/25/18 11:44 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: JIM SR.]
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Never had a speedo work for more than a few months without cleaning the pitot tube. GPS speed much more accurate, anyway.


GPS is what most look at, but the darn thing should work, just hard to keep the junk out of that little hole.
fish


^^^this roflmao and the key to the worlds problem MAGA. flag peep


Edited by Bass&More (06/25/18 11:44 AM)

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#12804837 - 06/25/18 01:06 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
sae Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 294
Loc: cedar hill tx.
Thanks guys good info.

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#12808176 - 06/27/18 07:52 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
HItec Redneck Offline
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Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 317
Loc: Houston, Tx
When mine stops working I disconnect the tube from the speedometer and use my air compressor to blow the junk out of the tube and the little hole. This is a never ending problem though, a GPS or a speedometer app on a smart phone is the way to go.

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#12812396 - 07/01/18 10:09 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3715
Loc: The Woodlands Texas
The fact that they are notoriously inaccurate make them only good for a very rough estimate of speed at best. I blocked off my speedo tube and replaced the gauge with a more useful tachometer. Re-purposed the hose for a water pressure gauge which was infinitely more useful.
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#12813894 - 07/02/18 03:52 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Loc: Austin
Whew. the title, the title....swimming trunk problems belong in another forum :), just glad it wasn't
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#12814899 - 07/03/18 11:54 AM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
JohnButte Offline
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Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 1015
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
Mine tends to bind up and wedge alot.

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#12816699 - 07/04/18 08:47 PM Re: Speedo problem? [Re: sae]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Put a GPS speedometer in the boat.....works AND it's accurate.
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