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Forum: Boating Today, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,900
Posted By 8gv
Are there any more details available? All I...

Are there any more details available?

All I have so far is a pontoon and a paddle boarder collided and the paddle boarder went to a hospital.
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By 8gv
Perhaps it is time to redefine what a "good...

Perhaps it is time to redefine what a "good boating day" is.

No lightning... go!
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By 8gv
What is the seating like? Is it all at the...

What is the seating like?

Is it all at the same level or sloped like an auditorium?

Is there food on site?
Forum: Boating 07-25-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By 8gv
On my SeaRay Sundeck (open bow) I dictate who...

On my SeaRay Sundeck (open bow) I dictate who sits in front of me.

That way the taller person does not obstruct my view.

Regarding the ease of docking...

In my opinion coming along side...
Forum: Boating 07-22-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By 8gv
Lake? Open bow... with the design that allows...

Lake? Open bow... with the design that allows one to close the companionway and windshield for cooler days.

Ocean? Closed bow or a center console with plenty of freeboard.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,791
Posted By 8gv
"Warm bodies" Back in the day... I was...

"Warm bodies"

Back in the day...

I was assigned to a new location that had a shortage of employees, mainly due to poor management.

While preparing the work schedule I found that there were a...
Forum: Weather 07-17-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By 8gv
Thoughts on rain... ...

Thoughts on rain...

https://youtu.be/cK5G8fPmWeA
Forum: Boating 07-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By 8gv
Thursday I launched my little 14' center console...

Thursday I launched my little 14' center console at the Meredith Ramp.

To get to the ramp you must first thread the needle that is the parking lot for the town docks.

There you will find lots...
Forum: Boating 07-16-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,949
Posted By 8gv
Had their torpedos been functional none of this...

Had their torpedos been functional none of this would have happened.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,791
Posted By 8gv
As we drive down the main drag in most towns...

As we drive down the main drag in most towns wifey makes note of the help wanted signs.

She suggests that even I could now get hired.

The trouble is that the employer would want me to show up...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By 8gv
Boats... always something more than expected. ...

Boats... always something more than expected.

Really big boats... always something waaaaay more than expected.

I hope the can load her up and get the revenue flowing fast.

I wonder why the...
Forum: Boating 07-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,541
Posted By 8gv
Two tips: When using a spot light to...

Two tips:

When using a spot light to identify or find aids to navigation, shine it up high first and then aim it lower until it's on target. That way you don't blind yourself with reflections off...
Forum: Boating 07-08-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By 8gv
What did you do to anger Winni??? My guess...

What did you do to anger Winni???

My guess is there was seismic activity.

If so, there could be a record of it.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-08-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By 8gv
You could have a stuck float, stuck electric fuel...

You could have a stuck float, stuck electric fuel shut off valve or dirty carburetor.

Float:

A stuck float can often be remedied by rapping the side of the carb with a wrench.

If you hit it...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-08-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By 8gv
1200+ hours!!! You deserve the boat owner's...

1200+ hours!!!

You deserve the boat owner's self discipline award.

Most owners move on to the next boat much sooner than that.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-08-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By 8gv
If it ran when parked you only have two things to...

If it ran when parked you only have two things to check:

1) Gas left in the carb is bad and has gummed it up. Take it apart and soak it in PineSol (wear gloves). Use guitar strings to ream out...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-05-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By 8gv
What brand of full synthetic oil do the boaters...

What brand of full synthetic oil do the boaters here like?

:eek:
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By 8gv
Last summer might have been a better time for...

Last summer might have been a better time for this.
Forum: Weather 07-02-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,488
Posted By 8gv
On the bright side... *a smooth lake with no...

On the bright side...

*a smooth lake with no boat traffic
*significant savings in the sun screen budget
*no lines at the gas dock
*first in line response from Sea Tow after an encounter with...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-29-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By 8gv
Two things to remember... "You can't see it...

Two things to remember...

"You can't see it from the town hall."

and

"It's not a friggin' cabinet."

Only you will see the "flaws".
Forum: Boating 06-24-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,517
Posted By 8gv
I have that same motor. It is mounted to a...

I have that same motor.

It is mounted to a 130# Starcraft SL 14' aluminum boat.

It flies!

When it's just me in the stern the light weight motor is better for getting up on plane and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,121
Posted By 8gv
I will miss the smokey aroma of various seasoned...

I will miss the smokey aroma of various seasoned meats being BBQ'd as I idle through the Weirs Channel.

On the bright side, if there is enforcement the air may be clear enough to catch a wiff of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,278
Posted By 8gv
Soon squirrels will no longer be safe!

Soon squirrels will no longer be safe!
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,278
Posted By 8gv
Everything we buy will be going up… a lot! ...

Everything we buy will be going up… a lot!

Even with politicians… talk is no longer cheap.
Forum: Getting Here 06-17-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By 8gv
Has the experience haunted you?

Has the experience haunted you?
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