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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,961
Posted By 8gv
Back to the cost of living factors... 1975...

Back to the cost of living factors...

1975 had no cell phone bills

1975 had no internet service provider bills

1975 health insurance was much cheaper

1975 people ate out much less
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-19-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By 8gv
My axle and other stuff arrived in four days. I...

My axle and other stuff arrived in four days. I had to buy one size larger than what was on the trailer because the spring mounts would have fallen outside the suggested atachment area. It was a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By 8gv
If it floats, flies or ... it's cheaper to...

If it floats, flies or ...

it's cheaper to rent!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-18-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By 8gv
I got it here with free shipping: ...

I got it here with free shipping:

http://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/2200lb-Galvanized-Boat-Trailer-Axle-by-Dexter-with-51-inch-HF-_p_1115.html
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-18-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By 8gv
All great tips! My son’s trailer spindles...

All great tips!

My son’s trailer spindles were too far gone.

I replaced the axle with a modern one which includes:

A replaceable stainless steel wear surface where the seal runs which I hope...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By 8gv
There are different load ranges which require...

There are different load ranges which require different pressures.

As mentioned above, go by the max # on the sidewall.

I keep mine at 5# below that number.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-15-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 8gv
How long has it behaved like this? If the...

How long has it behaved like this?

If the motor is new to you and you do not have a history of it’s “normal” behavior, you could be seeing something that is not an issue.

In my experience...
Forum: Marketplace 06-14-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By 8gv
I recently saw a Mercury 9.9 four stroke for sale...

I recently saw a Mercury 9.9 four stroke for sale on Craigslist in Manchester.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By 8gv
I used to come up from CT. Now my comings...

I used to come up from CT.

Now my comings and goings are from Laconia.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-06-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
The pump is in and everything is buttoned up. ...

The pump is in and everything is buttoned up.

Water PSI and temp are good, serpentine belt is running smoothly.

Thanks for the advice given here, especially the suggestion of using a trash bag...
Forum: Boating 06-06-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By 8gv
Oh oh pick me! The bitter end is the very...

Oh oh pick me!

The bitter end is the very end of a line such as the non looped end of a dock line or the end of the anchor rode away from the anchor.

I'm sure there is a better reason for it...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
Sell it to you for big bucks! :D

Sell it to you for big bucks! :D
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-04-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
Update: It's raining and 53° so the...

Update:

It's raining and 53° so the installation will have to wait until tomorrow.

I now have in my possession a complete new pump.

I "borrowed" a pulley puller kit from AutoZone. Their...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-04-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
I tell myself "Humans do this. I am a human,...

I tell myself "Humans do this. I am a human, therefore I can do this."

Of course, training, experience and the lack of special tools often get in the way.

One thing is certain, I will learn...
Forum: Marketplace 06-03-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By 8gv
Red face My Weber Spirit has performed very well for me. ...

My Weber Spirit has performed very well for me.

I highly recommend it!

Does the one for sale come with a cover and a tank?
Forum: Getting Here 06-03-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By 8gv
Go by boat?

Go by boat?
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-03-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
Well that was fun... I got a late start...

Well that was fun...

I got a late start because my daughter's car quit and stranded her today.

New Rule: Only one broken machine at a time!

The pump is out of the boat and I did more...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-03-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
Thanks for the tips. I'll call Mercruiser...

Thanks for the tips.

I'll call Mercruiser Monday morning to see if they have a complete kit for this. Their parts site shows only the individual parts.

I may consider aftermarket.

Has...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-02-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
I am wondering if I cam keep the water out by...

I am wondering if I cam keep the water out by covering the intake holes on the drive.

If I plugged the hose hole on rectangular “ear muffs” and squeazed them tightly onto the drive, would it...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-02-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
So... My participation in this thread seems...

So...

My participation in this thread seems to have jinxed me!

Three days ago I heard an unusual screach from my Mercruiser I/O (350 Mag with a Bravo Three drive) on start up.

A look in the...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-30-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By 8gv
Yay! Did you do it yourself? What power...

Yay!

Did you do it yourself?

What power package is it?
Forum: Marketplace 05-25-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By 8gv
I considered crafting a similar statement but...

I considered crafting a similar statement but refrained.

Now I regret doing so.

:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,467
Posted By 8gv
I would expect Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's...

I would expect Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's require interstate highway access.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-05-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By 8gv
Your boat is fine. You may want to get your...

Your boat is fine.

You may want to get your motor checked.

:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
Posted By 8gv
May I suggest bringing a big magnet on a string...

May I suggest bringing a big magnet on a string next year? :eek:
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