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Forum: Boating 05-25-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By Dave R
As long as both captains don't mind, that's the...

As long as both captains don't mind, that's the best way to do it which is probably why it's normal everywhere else in the world.
Forum: Boating 05-21-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dave R
I doubt raising the engine is going to make a big...

I doubt raising the engine is going to make a big difference. Adjustments to the X dimension are more of a top speed fix than a "getting it to plane" fix, but you should get that adjusted properly...
Forum: Boating 05-19-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dave R
If it's not planing cleanly and seems to be...

If it's not planing cleanly and seems to be straining, you need less pitch. Try an 8" pitch. The 10" pitch SS prop you have will not help at all.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-18-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Dave R
Mine too. I also like Loctite PL. Seems to be...

Mine too. I also like Loctite PL. Seems to be basically the same stuff and is often easier to find in tubes that fit in a caulking gun. They sell it at Lowes.
Forum: Boating 05-10-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By Dave R
I think you should size and select your ground...

I think you should size and select your ground tackle for high winds, just in case. It's cheap peace of mind in the whole scheme of things. More chain is always better.

I anchor overnight often...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-26-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
There are so many of those outside the shop they...

There are so many of those outside the shop they use a drone to count inventory. They are a huge part of the business.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-26-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Dave R
If you can't find a reasonably priced OEM fix,...

If you can't find a reasonably priced OEM fix, one option would be to use one of these instead: https://thmarinesupplies.com/products/cmc-pt-35-tilt-and-trim-for-up-to-35-hp. I bought one last week...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-25-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
I've probably got some straight 12" sections of...

I've probably got some straight 12" sections of SS tubing tubing you can have. My advice in the previous post about using HDPE was to essentially make solid plastic clamps in this style:...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-24-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
My project is a compound curved, 3/8" thick 60"...

My project is a compound curved, 3/8" thick 60" long aluminum bracket to fit over the top of my transom. I will be mounting some custom aluminum davits (the white part in the photo) to it. I cut the...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
That's how I'd do it. Metal work is fun. I'm in...

That's how I'd do it. Metal work is fun. I'm in the middle of a metal project for my boat right now, as a matter of fact.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
You'd need it to be really straight for a...

You'd need it to be really straight for a telescopic design to work. The scrap I have is from a bow rail and has a gentle curve in it. Sorry, but I serioulsy doubt you could get it straight enough to...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-23-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave R
How much do you need? I have some scrap 1"...

How much do you need? I have some scrap 1" polished SS tubing in Raymond, but the longest pieces are probably 30"
Forum: Boating 02-27-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,766
Posted By Dave R
That would make me livid. Not a problem at my...

That would make me livid. Not a problem at my marina, so far.
Forum: Boating 02-27-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,766
Posted By Dave R
I also leave lines attached to the dock in my...

I also leave lines attached to the dock in my slip, I cannot imagine that many people don't though. It would take 15 to 30 minutes to get the lines all adjusted correctly every time I came back to my...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 02-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,499
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,406
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,413
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,406
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,406
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,232
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, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,232
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.
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