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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By Dave R
Adding a little bottle of alcohol to a tank of...

Adding a little bottle of alcohol to a tank of gasoline that is already 10% alcohol is not going to do much, IMO. Fresh gas would probably be a better plan.
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Dave R
If I was in the area, I'd be happy to help, but...

If I was in the area, I'd be happy to help, but I'm not in the area.

I recommend finding an empty parking lot a few days ahead of time and practice backing the trailer accurately into parking...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,185
Posted By Dave R
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-29-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Dave R
The goal I had in mind was to test your boat's...

The goal I had in mind was to test your boat's charging system, not the battery. Charge the battery fully and then bring it to a store that sells batteries, they will load test it for you and...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-29-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Dave R
You may not need to go fast, but most alternators...

You may not need to go fast, but most alternators do not put out anywhere near their full output at low engine RPM.

My advice is to check your battery voltage with an accurate meter before you...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-29-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Dave R
If your battery is not providing as much power as...

If your battery is not providing as much power as you need, the problem could very well be your charging system, not your battery. Boat engine alternators are notoriously under-sized and you may not...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-29-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Dave R
This^ The application is extremely important...

This^

The application is extremely important if you want to get your money's worth. If you really need extra capacity, consider adding a second battery and an automatic charging relay instead of a...
Forum: Boating 04-24-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dave R
We almost always use floating docks due to the...

We almost always use floating docks due to the tide where we boat. They are mostly not very pleasant to use (the concrete ones are good). I prefer a stable dock if there's no tide. If you are going...
Forum: Boating 04-14-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
I'll re-phrase that, if a boat is making...

I'll re-phrase that, if a boat is making steerage, it will create a wake.
Forum: Boating 04-14-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
If a boat is moving, it's producing a wake.

If a boat is moving, it's producing a wake.
Forum: Boating 04-14-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
I pass under that bridge often and IMO, the...

I pass under that bridge often and IMO, the current and eddies there are not as dangerous as the Hampton bridge, but I may have never experienced it at its worst. There's an railroad bridge .6 miles...
Forum: Boating 04-14-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
Agreed, but the objective part is precisely what...

Agreed, but the objective part is precisely what was removed from the old law; seems crazy. "6 MPH or blah blah, steerage, blah blah", was a great law since no boat produces a damaging wake at 6 MPH...
Forum: Boating 04-14-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
They are not really that close together, the long...

They are not really that close together, the long lens used for that photo compresses the image. Makes a for a great photo though.
Forum: Boating 04-13-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,150
Posted By Dave R
It's a tough situation because of the possibility...

It's a tough situation because of the possibility of current, and they really have no choice but to leave it subjective.

I routinely pass under the Hampton River draw bridge and unless it's slack...
Forum: Boating 04-10-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By Dave R
Speaking of rope (and yes, "rope" is an OK term...

Speaking of rope (and yes, "rope" is an OK term on a boat), I have fallen in love with 8 plait rope lately. It's such a pleasure to handle and it looks great. A bit more work than three-strand to...
Forum: Boating 04-09-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By Dave R
Hamilton Marine opened up a store where the old...

Hamilton Marine opened up a store where the old Jackson Marine was just over the NH border in Kittery on the east side of Route 1. They have a really nice selection of quality stuff and a sharp...
Forum: Boating 03-26-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Dave R
My idea was a way to come up with the money to...

My idea was a way to come up with the money to expand the docks that some people feel are inadequately-sized (the original subject of this thread). Since the town did not want to pay for it with tax...
Forum: Boating 03-25-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Dave R
Wolfeboro could charge people to use the docks...

Wolfeboro could charge people to use the docks during busy times and easily make enough money to maintain, improve and expand them. Charge $.25 per foot LOA per hour with a 1 hour minimum and 3 hour...
Forum: Boating 03-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By Dave R
The smart and simple solution would be a bunch of...

The smart and simple solution would be a bunch of first come, first served moorings, and launch service. Would not cost much to implement and the fees for the launch service would make it...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-16-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,185
Posted By Dave R
I would use the timesert too. You can easily...

I would use the timesert too. You can easily adjust the depth of the hole to get the flange flush, but I don't think you need to over-think it. O-rings can seal all kinds of ways. In my experience,...
Forum: Boating 02-13-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By Dave R
There's no way they used fiber gears in the drive...

There's no way they used fiber gears in the drive train, those gears need to be as small and rugged as possible to handle the power without adding drag and steel is the only way to go. Yamaha used a...
Forum: Boating 12-24-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,339
Posted By Dave R
It's all relative. My current boat tops out at...

It's all relative. My current boat tops out at only 25 knots, but trim tabs still help smooth the ride at speed.
Forum: Boating 12-24-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,339
Posted By Dave R
Trim tabs should be standard equipment on any...

Trim tabs should be standard equipment on any planing-hull boat. I think you will love them. Don't be afraid to put them down (carefully) at speed. I was convinced for years that they were just for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dave R
I can assure you that the best possible bonus you...

I can assure you that the best possible bonus you could ever give someone that does construction for a living is cash.
Forum: Boating 11-22-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,695
Posted By Dave R
If the new 350 does not have catalyst exhaust,...

If the new 350 does not have catalyst exhaust, run Rotella T6 or Delvac 1 instead of Mobil 1 (assuming you want to stay with synthetic). Those oils contain a lot more zinc and phosphorous which are...
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