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Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-20-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By SummerIslander
yup shelters

I've had two from Shelter Logic, both 12 x 20, they worked well for boats and cars. Great products, great value. Definitely better than just a boat cover or tarp. They each lasted me 10+ years...
Forum: Boating 09-09-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,137
Posted By SummerIslander
Same issues with 13-ft Whalers - here are the fixes

I've owned/own two 13 ft Whalers (70s/80s versions) with the same problem. Root cause is none of these small Whalers were designed for heavy four-stroke engines sitting on the very very back, they...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-26-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By SummerIslander
Use both - best of all worlds

A few years ago, I installed a well pump at the end of our long water intake line (300 ft, we're in a shallow area). But I only use it as a primer pump to save 25 minutes of pouring water down into...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-16-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,613
Posted By SummerIslander
No, not a ban, read the actual news

This is how news gets distorted and replaced by exaggerations. The story from a professional news source is here. ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-23-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,661
Posted By SummerIslander
Additive may help

Related advice (probably would not help with the bad fuel problem), I've used Rutland Tank Shield fuel oil additive with our Riello-burner oil furnace for on a forced-air system 15 years. While it's...
Forum: Boating 01-08-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,803
Posted By SummerIslander
Try good used boat - cheaper

Welcome to the forums. My family has owned a range of powerboats over the decades, including trailer boats, and having seen the weekly rental prices, the economics of renting for just 2 weeks a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-21-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,139
Posted By SummerIslander
Gas fireplace yes - watch for spiders

I had a full-size gas fireplace insert installed in my parents' 2-story year-round home in upstate NY years ago when my dad got too old to haul logs inside. Primarily it was for emergency backup...
Forum: Boating 06-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,495
Posted By SummerIslander
Hmm, maybe an alternative is to make sure you...

Hmm, maybe an alternative is to make sure you rent a house on the water that includes a small sailboat as an amenity, and willing to let you use it. Alternatively find a friendly neighbor where you...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-18-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 53,596
Posted By SummerIslander
Warning: Nest (and similar connected appliances...

Warning: Nest (and similar connected appliances are surveillance systems sold as an appliance. The business model of Nest and similar connected devices is to get something into your home to collect...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-18-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,312
Posted By SummerIslander
Need to be very careful when towing another boat...

Need to be very careful when towing another boat with a normal boat - you can easily fry your engine if going much more than headway speed - 5mph, due to the extreme engine load. (Did that once long...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-14-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,606
Posted By SummerIslander
Depends on the boat

What type of boat do you have? As with cars, some mechanics are better with old, classic or non-standard stuff, others will do a good job on recent models and have all the tools and training but...
Forum: Boating 03-10-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,641
Posted By SummerIslander
If you're looking for better driveability under...

If you're looking for better driveability under varying loads at lower cruising speeds, and NOT top speed, a 4-blade prop is a good choice. A 4-blade has more "grip" on the water and will definitely...
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