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    Pick tritoon options with 90hp

    We have a 2021 20LLG Pontoon, with a 90HP Yamaha, primarily because the 90 HP is the biggest motor I can put on the Pontoon. It's located on the St Johns River in Central Florida. I considered the SPS package and going with the a 115 HP or larger motor, but being that I don't plan to water ski...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    OK, here's the deal. I just got off the phone with Yamaha, and the N2K data shown in the table below is all that's available for the F90LB. Data like Fuel and Oil Pressure is only available on the F115 and up. Water pressure is only available if you have Yamaha's Command Link system installed...
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    Need larger fuel tank

    One suggestion. If you're long trips are not too regular, you might consider an external tank that could be mounted on the stern deck. Here's one website I found that has a large selection of strap-on tanks. This could be as simple as filling it up, then when you need it, just have a small...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    As for water temperature, I DO get the actual temp. The gauge showed between 140-145° F. River water is running in the low 80's (just a guess}. As for oil pressure, you may be right, BUT, oil pressure sensors cost under $5 in OEM pricing. You'd think the engine's ECU would be smart enough to use...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    I was able to get down to the boat today, and did some testing to see what data is actually available from the Yamaha F90LB. As seen below (sorry for the poor picture quality), the associated Yamaha NMEA 2000 Data Table shows what's supposed to be available, but in actuality, not all data can be...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    I'll have to get back to you on this. I don't know exactly what all I have access to, other than the few gauges I tried to setup that were not responsive/dead, showing no data (i.e. oil pressure, etc).
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    All good points. The chart makes perfect sense. Coming from the automotive industry, OE also has many digital standards (i.e. ECU engine data), and all manufacturers are supposed to follow them, BUT, and that's a BIG BUTT, they may spit out some common data streams, but not everything is visible...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    Yes, I'm afraid that the salesman at the marine super store told me wrong, specifically asking if this model would display all the engine data, which he acknowledged. I did see the 942xs Plus has a J1939 port that's noted for monitoring engine data, specifically noting Yamaha engines. What's a...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    Weather here has been less than ideal for boating over the last several weeks (not to mention the potential of Iris coming our way), but the next time I go out, I'll snap a picture of my full screen engine data. Mine looks nothing like yours. One thing that I see that I have difficulty...
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    When navigation/fish finding options just won't work. Here's my solution.

    First of all, this is not a complaint, but just my observations on the limited options available for medium range models. Living in Central Florida, we have two boating options, the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW) just off the Atlantic in the New Smyrna Beach area, or the St Johns River. St Johns...
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    Algae stain removal on Pillowtop Dzigno Upholstery

    Thanks to all for your excellent suggestions.
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    Algae stain removal on Pillowtop Dzigno Upholstery

    Thanks I'll try it on a small area to see if that works. Will report back. I too are starting to get those white stains on the black canvas. We're about 30 miles west of the Atlantic, but I don't think salt air would reach that far inland to cause those white stains.
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    Algae stain removal on Pillowtop Dzigno Upholstery

    Hello, Living in hot an humid Florida, the freshwater marina's river water quality isn't ideal. We have separate vinyl covers for all the seating, console, etc. However, the rear enclosure cover blew over into the water, and was put back on the enclosure, wet. A week later, the cover was...
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