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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave R
If you have water diluting grease on your...

If you have water diluting grease on your coupler, you have bigger worries than what grease you used...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave R
Feel free to ping me if you have any questions...

Feel free to ping me if you have any questions when you get into it.

Couple of tips:

If you buy any rubber parts or shift cables, buy only OEM stuff. The aftermarket bellows, impellers, and...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave R
These are the folks I like to buy used boats...

These are the folks I like to buy used boats from. That said, comprehensive spare parts inventory on a boat is also a good indicator of loving care by someone that might be a DIYer with a dusty...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-13-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave R
FWIW, drives are super easy to remove for the...

FWIW, drives are super easy to remove for the maintenance I described; it would be worth learning how to do it once to see if it's something you won't mind doing, assuming you have the means to work...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-12-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Dave R
You should be pulling the drive every year to...

You should be pulling the drive every year to check the alignment, u-joints, gimbal bearing and bellows. If you are not comfortable with that, it would be worth paying to have it done, especially...
Forum: Boating 02-12-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,309
Posted By Dave R
I would be astounded if anyone at Cobalt does...

I would be astounded if anyone at Cobalt does anything to help you out at this point.

If you really want it fixed, you'd probably be best served to fix it yourself. Is it the rear mount, the...
Forum: Boating 02-07-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Dave R
Oh man, I was told it would be out late March. I...

Oh man, I was told it would be out late March. I have not seen it yet.. This is the first I have heard of it being out. Thanks!
Forum: Boating 02-06-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,309
Posted By Dave R
I like Cobalts very much, they are gorgeous and...

I like Cobalts very much, they are gorgeous and well-made, and I can say from experience that the R5 is a pleasure to operate, but I can't imagine a Cobalt bowrider would make a good Rattlesnake...
Forum: Boating 01-26-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,309
Posted By Dave R
You may be able to re-engineer it yourself. This...

You may be able to re-engineer it yourself. This (https://www.canvas-boat-cover-and-repair-advisor.com/index.html) company has all kinds nifty and high quality bimini hardware and they are fantastic...
Forum: Boating 01-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,772
Posted By Dave R
Assuming "ski craft" are prohibited on Squam...

Assuming "ski craft" are prohibited on Squam Lake, 2 person Sparks would be illegal there. Any LEO could enforce the ski craft law and the state legislature regulates the law.

NH adopted a new...
Forum: Boating 01-22-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,772
Posted By Dave R
There are definitely 2 person PWCs manufactured...

There are definitely 2 person PWCs manufactured today. I think Yamaha and Kawasaki still make 1 person PWCs too.
Forum: Boating 01-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,772
Posted By Dave R
I think it's good as written. The key word is...

I think it's good as written. The key word is "and".

"any motorized vessel that is less than 13 feet in length, is capable of exceeding 20 miles per hour, and has the capacity to carry no more...
Forum: Boating 01-21-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,772
Posted By Dave R
Just wanted to point out that a <13' vessel that...

Just wanted to point out that a <13' vessel that carries 3 or more people is not a "ski craft" in NH, the way I read it. Otherwise my 10' 2" dinghy that carries up to 4 and tops out around 23 MPH...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,804
Posted By Dave R
Pretty much all of them. The state does not want...

Pretty much all of them. The state does not want to incarcerate anyone for first time possession of a little coke.
Forum: Boating 01-10-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dave R
iboats.com has a Yamaha section. See:...

iboats.com has a Yamaha section. See: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engine-repair-and-maintenance/yamaha-suzuki-outboards.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 01-09-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,566
Posted By Dave R
We are so fortunate to have Donovan Spring...

We are so fortunate to have Donovan Spring nearby, that's a class operation and their prices are incredible.

Best of luck with your project, cannot wait to find out how it comes out. I hope that...
Forum: Boating 12-12-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 41,962
Posted By Dave R
If you do upgrade your navigation light bulbs to...

If you do upgrade your navigation light bulbs to LEDs, be sure to use USCG certified bulbs. Many non-USCG bulbs will cause interference with a VHF radio, rendering it useless. I realize that most...
Forum: Boating 11-07-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,651
Posted By Dave R
Dunno about November boating, but I love your...

Dunno about November boating, but I love your user name and wish I'd thought to use it.
Forum: Boating 10-25-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By Dave R
I used 10% ethanol gas in my boats for the last...

I used 10% ethanol gas in my boats for the last 18+ years (I stopped at start of this season) with no issues at all. I filled the tanks and added blue Stabil for Winter, otherwise I did nothing...
Forum: Boating 10-24-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,874
Posted By Dave R
The reason Yamahas are popular in the Caribbean...

The reason Yamahas are popular in the Caribbean has a lot to do with parts availability. Yamaha has an excellent network of service centers around the world and their marine products are popular...
Forum: Boating 10-23-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,223
Posted By Dave R
Do you live by the shore either on Winnipesaukee,...

Do you live by the shore either on Winnipesaukee, the gulf coast, or both?
Forum: Boating 10-22-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,223
Posted By Dave R
That's unfortunate. Glad it has not been an issue...

That's unfortunate. Glad it has not been an issue where I go. I doubt it's urine that's caused it though.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Dave R
That's a real bummer. I'd try taking it apart and...

That's a real bummer. I'd try taking it apart and see what's really broken. Might not need that many special tools to fix it. They aren't terribly complicated.
Forum: Boating 10-22-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,223
Posted By Dave R
Pee in a backyard pool would not bother me at...

Pee in a backyard pool would not bother me at all, but then I've had sushi in Mexico, so I'm probably not typical when it comes to germ worries.

Fish, birds, otters, turtles, beavers, muskrats,...
Forum: Boating 10-22-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,223
Posted By Dave R
If you do the math, you'll discover that worrying...

If you do the math, you'll discover that worrying about urine there is absurd. If you count only the water that is over the sandbar, about 4 million gallons, and assume 400 people (4 people per boat...
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