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Forum: Boating 10-25-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Dave R
I was under the impression Tohatsu makes the...

I was under the impression Tohatsu makes the smaller Mercury outboards and Mercury makes the bigger ones.
Forum: Boating 10-17-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,584
Posted By Dave R
We did 160 hours, but none of it was on the lake....

We did 160 hours, but none of it was on the lake. Does it count?
Forum: Boating 10-14-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,312
Posted By Dave R
Take advantage of all those days you can get, in...

Take advantage of all those days you can get, in no time those kids will be grown up and doing their own things. Our favorite family vacations were on the lake, but those days are long gone now......
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-12-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Dave R
My guess, like others, is also fuel delivery,...

My guess, like others, is also fuel delivery, might be an issue in the fuel pickup in the tank. If you can rig a 6 gallon tank as a fuel supply and test it, you'll know if the problem is in the...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-10-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Dave R
Is the engine fuel injected or carbureted?

Is the engine fuel injected or carbureted?
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,465
Posted By Dave R
It's not a lake, but 1000 Islands is very similar...

It's not a lake, but 1000 Islands is very similar to Winnipesaukee in atmosphere, water temperature, water clarity and beauty, but it's 5 times bigger and directly connected to the Great Lakes and...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-28-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dave R
It's normal for it to freeze, the difference...

It's normal for it to freeze, the difference between RV/Marine "anti-freeze" and water is that the "anti-freeze" does not expand when it freezes, thus it does not do any damage.
Forum: Boating 09-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,073
Posted By Dave R
This is what it should look like. Might not be as...

This is what it should look like. Might not be as tough to fix the keel as I thought.
Forum: Boating 09-20-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,073
Posted By Dave R
Looks like the entire keel was torn off.

Looks like the entire keel was torn off.
Forum: Boating 09-18-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,041
Posted By Dave R
I have been doing the same with my drone, but I...

I have been doing the same with my drone, but I just have to wait for low tide.
Forum: Boating 09-10-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Dave R
I have done trips like that countless times....

I have done trips like that countless times. Always fun and beautiful. I hope you went to the LI bridge via Pistol Island, that's a neat spot to travel through.
Forum: Boating 09-03-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
Posted By Dave R
Interesting that they used a regular prop and...

Interesting that they used a regular prop and just mounted it with a really high X dimension. was expecting something more exotic. That thing must be horrendous at low speeds, especially while...
Forum: Boating 08-29-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,096
Posted By Dave R
We often idle forward for a good distance with...

We often idle forward for a good distance with the anchor dangling to clean mud off the anchor and chain. Other boater have often yelled "your anchor is still out!" when we do this.
Forum: Boating 08-27-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,096
Posted By Dave R
I recently needed to anchor for 4 days in 70 feet...

I recently needed to anchor for 4 days in 70 feet of water and wanted to be ready for bad weather, so I added 300 feet of 8-plait rope to my 200 foot 5/16" chain anchor rode. That 8-plait rope is...
Forum: Boating 08-24-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,178
Posted By Dave R
If you are considering boats of that style, be...

If you are considering boats of that style, be sure to check out Parker and Steiger too. There are a few of those in my marina and they seem to be well made though a bit more power hungry than...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-18-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dave R
If you want a foolproof option, buy and install...

If you want a foolproof option, buy and install an automatic charging relay when you add the second battery. I have a Blue Seas ACR on my boat and it's a high quality piece of gear. Blue Seas makes a...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-17-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dave R
to check for parasitic load, use an ammeter in...

to check for parasitic load, use an ammeter in between the battery + post and the red battery cable. IF there is any current, that wouild the the parasitic load. That said, I'm in agreement that you...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-17-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dave R
11 volts could be a parasitic load or a bad...

11 volts could be a parasitic load or a bad battery. When battery voltage drops below 11.8 volts on a lead acid 12V deep-cycle battery, damage is being done to the battery. If voltage drops below...
Forum: Boating 08-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By Dave R
Late last month, I was about to drop anchor in...

Late last month, I was about to drop anchor in Provincetown Harbor when I witnessed a man fall off the bow platform of a pontoon boat that was passing quite near us at a pretty good clip. The boat...
Forum: Boating 08-14-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,177
Posted By Dave R
Where do you boat from in salt water?

Where do you boat from in salt water?
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-13-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dave R
I could be way off base too. Older outboards did...

I could be way off base too. Older outboards did not use battery power for ignition at all (some use up to 600 volts on the primary side of the coils), so the battery voltage would make no difference...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-13-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dave R
My guess is that your battery is about to fail or...

My guess is that your battery is about to fail or you have something draining the battery while the boat is unused. Your alternator has not had a chance to re-charge the battery in the first 15...
Forum: Boating 08-13-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,387
Posted By Dave R
I know this may sound crazy to folks on...

I know this may sound crazy to folks on Winnipesaukee, but in the rest of the world, the response to the OP would be "Why anchor if there are empty moorings? Grab a mooring and hang out."

I know a...
Forum: Boating 08-11-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,177
Posted By Dave R
I cannot fathom how anyone in 2020 would boat...

I cannot fathom how anyone in 2020 would boat over rocks in a power boat. Smart phones are ubiquitous and for less than the cost of lunch for 3 at McDonalds, one can have a year-long subscription to...
Forum: Boating 07-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Dave R
Agreed, gimbal bearing or U joint issue. My...

Agreed, gimbal bearing or U joint issue. My advice is to replace both U-joints and the gimbal bearing while it's apart. I suggest using marine U-joints too, I tried some automotive u-joints that fit...
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