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Thread: Speedometer Hole on Motor

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    Default Speedometer Hole on Motor

    Okay I dont know what you call it other than the speedo hole lol
    Anyways the hole where the water goes in to the motor and up to speedometer keeps getting clogged I gotta clean it out every time I come off the river and of course a clogged hole mean the speedo wont work the motor is a 60hp Mercury, any ideas?

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    Haven't used my speedometer in yrs. Got tired of cleaning out the hole.
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    Sonar with GPS. I'm like Larry, haven't used mine in years, sometimes the needle actually moves a little, freaky. I have a paddle wheel pickup connected to my Lowrance but because of where it was mounted it's not in the water on plane. I normally watch my RPMs and the feel of the boat and really don't care much about the speed, I'll get there when I get there. When you change props it's a good indicator of what you lost or gained in speed/RPMs.

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    I totally agree with you both I dont need the damn thing lol I only have a 60 hp motor its just the fact that th eboat is new and the damn thing aint working its aggravating loloh well I guess I can keep cleaning out the hole or let it go either way it doesnt have an affect on whether or not i catch fish lol thanks for the reply.

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    Same with them. If I want to know my speed, I'll look at my GPS. Gave up on the boat indicator long ago.

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    what kind of GPS units are yall using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPlank View Post
    what kind of GPS units are yall using?
    I just have the basic HDS-5. Nothing special, but it works good enough for me.

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    relativly inexpensive??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPlank View Post
    relativly inexpensive??
    Yeah, you can get some quality GPS and fishfinders nowadays for very good prices. Just do a little research and figure what you need and your budget and go from there.

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    I use a tiny drill bit to clean mine. Happens all the time on the river not so much at Anna.

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