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Forum: Boating Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Dave R
You can just cut the worn end off and tie a...

You can just cut the worn end off and tie a bowline knot in the strap to attach the hook.
Forum: Boating 07-13-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,858
Posted By Dave R
My guess is that you are slowly running them...

My guess is that you are slowly running them down. I don't know what size batteries you have, but lets say they are a pair of 100AH group 27s. If you run them down to 60% state of charge by hanging...
Forum: Boating 07-12-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dave R
MPG is the only way to know if you are saving...

MPG is the only way to know if you are saving fuel; you can burn GPH when sitting still. My last boat had a 454 and 24 degree stepped hull. My MPG peaked at 2.7ish MPG between 30 and 40 MPH. It was...
Forum: Boating 06-16-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dave R
A Lewmar 2.2 lb Claw anchor is $13.75 and it...

A Lewmar 2.2 lb Claw anchor is $13.75 and it actually works really well. It's so worth the extra $3.76 to $12.27 compared to an anchor that does not work at all a and concrete block.

I really...
Forum: Boating 06-15-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dave R
My last dinghy came with one of those. It is...

My last dinghy came with one of those. It is useless.
Forum: Boating 06-04-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By Dave R
My boat came with two spare props (twin engine)...

My boat came with two spare props (twin engine) and a PVC pipe, with a screw-on cap, glassed into the hull for a spare prop shaft. I intend to get as spare prop shaft before I start cruising to...
Forum: Boating 04-07-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dave R
Hamilton Marine in Kittery, ME is not "around the...

Hamilton Marine in Kittery, ME is not "around the lake" but it's not that far away either. They have a tremendous selection of boat stuff in stock and may have exactly what you need. They also have...
Forum: Boating 03-17-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dave R
That awesome crate motor would really be limited...

That awesome crate motor would really be limited to a stern drive application. The target market for these outboards is big, salt water boats. You rarely see intact stern drives in salt water and if...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 03-12-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Dave R
those were just examples of what the OP may find....

those were just examples of what the OP may find. I would recommend using whatever the manufacturer used.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 03-11-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Dave R
If I were a gambler, I would bet money that a...

If I were a gambler, I would bet money that a seal failed and water got in a bearing. Hopefully it's repairable. Good luck!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 03-11-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Dave R
I can't help with a recommendation of anyone that...

I can't help with a recommendation of anyone that services those, but odds are very good that it uses off the shelf bearings and they might prove to be very easy to replace.

If you can't find...
Forum: Boating 02-16-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By Dave R
Fast, outboard-powered, center consoles are a...

Fast, outboard-powered, center consoles are a really hot market and probably outsell typical I/O go fast boats these days. Formula is pretty late to this particular party.
Forum: Boating 02-16-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,496
Posted By Dave R
I have spent a lot of time in the lakes region...

I have spent a lot of time in the lakes region and now live at Hampton Beach. I don't think million dollar+ condos bring in much tourism revenue anywhere since most are probably either occupied by...
Forum: Boating 02-07-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
They have it setup such that it's ready to rent...

They have it setup such that it's ready to rent all the time. They live simply and travel light. They have no sentimentality about the condo or much of anything in the condo, it's like a hotel room...
Forum: Boating 02-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
Yankee Fisherman's Co Op in Seabrook (right...

Yankee Fisherman's Co Op in Seabrook (right across the harbor from our slip) was selling diesel for $1.49 in May and June of 2020. I think it went up to $1.99 by the end of the Summer. They don't...
Forum: Boating 02-07-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
Assuming you are referring to my Hampton Beach...

Assuming you are referring to my Hampton Beach friends, I don't think fuel costs will negatively affect Summer business at all. Historically, the vast majority of tourists in Hampton Beach aren't...
Forum: Boating 02-06-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
We have friends that live year round in a Hampton...

We have friends that live year round in a Hampton Beach condo and they have Summers off from work. They advertise the condo on AirB&B at a really high nightly price and rent it out (last minute due...
Forum: Boating 02-02-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
Those are really cool and do seem to work as...

Those are really cool and do seem to work as advertised, based on two articles I have read. They sure are proud of them though; yikes, the prices are eye-watering!
Forum: Automotive 02-02-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Dave R
Those, like all Triton engines of that time...

Those, like all Triton engines of that time period, are known for blowing spark plugs out of the heads or having spark plugs pull the threads out when removed. They can be repaired with threaded...
Forum: Boating 02-01-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
Just divide the MPH by the GPH to get MPG. 30/5=6...

Just divide the MPH by the GPH to get MPG. 30/5=6 so 6 MPG.

6MPG in a 24 foot bowrider seems pretty optimistic though.

Assuming you have a 300 HP 5.3, I'd expect the top speed to be close to...
Forum: Boating 01-30-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,415
Posted By Dave R
Not many boats on the lake are going to achieve...

Not many boats on the lake are going to achieve 2gph at 8 knots (though pontoons might be able to, I don't know much about them). That's 50' single (small) diesel trawler territory. A typical lake...
Forum: Boating 01-27-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dave R
We looked at those at a boat show and they seem...

We looked at those at a boat show and they seem like they might work, but are pretty expensive for what you get.

I use a 2.2 lb Lewmar claw with 5 feet of 3/16" chain and 100 feet of nylon on my...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 12-09-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dave R
Our shrink wrap cost increased from $800 to $1100...

Our shrink wrap cost increased from $800 to $1100 this year. We decided to still get it done, but a friend with the same size boat decided to buy a shrink wrap gun and all the supplies to do it...
Forum: Boating 11-18-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,700
Posted By Dave R
Pleasure boats have had safe electrical systems...

Pleasure boats have had safe electrical systems for decades; I don't think it's terribly challenging to implement.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 42,640
Posted By Dave R
Ping me if you want to discuss boat living and...

Ping me if you want to discuss boat living and great loop stuff. We live on our boat from Early May to Late October and will be doing a great loop as well as Wintering in the Bahamas/Caribbean once...
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