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Forum: Boating Today, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By Dave R
That's unfortunate. Glad it has not been an issue...

That's unfortunate. Glad it has not been an issue where I go. I doubt it's urine that's caused it though.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance Today, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Dave R
That's a real bummer. I'd try taking it apart and...

That's a real bummer. I'd try taking it apart and see what's really broken. Might not need that many special tools to fix it. They aren't terribly complicated.
Forum: Boating Today, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By Dave R
Pee in a backyard pool would not bother me at...

Pee in a backyard pool would not bother me at all, but then I've had sushi in Mexico, so I'm probably not typical when it comes to germ worries.

Fish, birds, otters, turtles, beavers, muskrats,...
Forum: Boating Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 650
Posted By Dave R
If you do the math, you'll discover that worrying...

If you do the math, you'll discover that worrying about urine there is absurd. If you count only the water that is over the sandbar, about 4 million gallons, and assume 400 people (4 people per boat...
Forum: Boating 10-20-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By Dave R
I rode a Sea Doo 300HP machine (not sure what...

I rode a Sea Doo 300HP machine (not sure what model) quite a few times this season. The power is awesome and I'd buy one of those if I were in the market. I was also very impressed with the brakes...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
If there was any sign of water in the old gas, I...

If there was any sign of water in the old gas, I bet the check valve ball is rusted and sticking in place.
Forum: Boating 10-17-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dave R
What type of boat are you looking for?

What type of boat are you looking for?
Forum: Boating 10-16-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dave R
If you are looking at stern drive boats, expect a...

If you are looking at stern drive boats, expect a massive discount on one that was kept in salt water. Stern drives and salt water are a horrible combination, IMO, unless the boat is trailer or rack...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-14-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
It's either a clogged vent on the fuel tank or a...

It's either a clogged vent on the fuel tank or a clog blocking fuel from flowing from the pickup in the tank to the bulb. The clog cannot up downstream of the bulb.

Assuming it's not a clogged...
Forum: Boating 10-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Dave R
My first boat (a poorly made and poorly...

My first boat (a poorly made and poorly maintained "bargain") taught me to buy nothing but well-maintained older cream puffs. My fourth boat is my third cream puff and it's been great.
Forum: Boating 10-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Dave R
My guess is that that marina never wants to see...

My guess is that that marina never wants to see your boat again and are perfectly happy to eat the cost of the unnecessary fuel pump. They also have no desire to remove it since it is of no real...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-10-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
As far as I know, the charging system on that...

As far as I know, the charging system on that engine is unregulated, so 16 volts is probably normal if the battery is charged up fully. It will be a lot lower if the battery is discharged. If you are...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-09-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
Not even close. The next thing that comes up just...

Not even close. The next thing that comes up just means you get to learn something else and maybe get to (justifiably) buy more tools. It gets easier and easier the more you do it.

One of my...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-09-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
That's great news. For me, there is a tremendous...

That's great news. For me, there is a tremendous satisfaction in being able to fix something and even more satisfaction in being able to teach someone else to fix something. This is the BEST part of...
Forum: Boating 10-06-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
I have been following Searching for C-Shels for a...

I have been following Searching for C-Shels for a long time, but I must say that we picked the Tollycraft 44/45 as our next boat before we knew about C-Shels. Sheldon and I communicate frequently and...
Forum: Boating 10-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
Thanks, we like the lines too, but it's not for...

Thanks, we like the lines too, but it's not for everybody. I overheard someone talking about it being "too "oceany"" once, while it was being compared to a more sleek design (that looked like giant...
Forum: Boating 10-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
Nordic Tugs and Back Cove boats are quite...

Nordic Tugs and Back Cove boats are quite different in purpose and function IMO. Back Cove boats are not really designed as a live aboard, and are really high-end cruisers meant for long weekend...
Forum: Boating 10-04-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
It's a Tollycraft 44 CPMY with twin CAT 3208TAs....

It's a Tollycraft 44 CPMY with twin CAT 3208TAs. We fully intend to take it to the Caribbean for the reasons you have stated. Our boat has already been there before for a 7 month stay with a previous...
Forum: Boating 10-04-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
This was our first year in a coastal slip as...

This was our first year in a coastal slip as well. We had done quite a bit of ocean boating previously, but always in a trailered boat.

We miss or Winni friends, the warm swims, and all the...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-03-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
I doubt it's the primer solenoid, that would...

I doubt it's the primer solenoid, that would affect all three carburetors and it cannot force fuel into a carburetor (it's just a valve that lets extra fuel in when the engine is so cold that the...
Forum: Boating 10-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,472
Posted By Dave R
Good advice there.

Good advice there.
Forum: Boating 10-02-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave R
I have no idea but I do know that municipalities...

I have no idea but I do know that municipalities release waste water into the lake so I would not recommend it without filtering. That said, even if no one released waste water into the lake, I would...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-02-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By Dave R
I do not understand where the gas was pouring...

I do not understand where the gas was pouring from based on your description, but it sure sounds like nothing more than a sticking float in the carburetor that was dumping fuel. If I am right, the...
Forum: Boating 10-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,472
Posted By Dave R
I had two boats with stepped hulls and the single...

I had two boats with stepped hulls and the single prop one liked plenty of trim with the a high lift 4 blade prop. The one with a Bravo 3 liked about 20% positive trim but was not very sensitive to...
Forum: Boating 10-01-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,472
Posted By Dave R
I would try a set of Hill Marine 4x4 props and...

I would try a set of Hill Marine 4x4 props and see if it helps. the downside of not being able to trim up is poor fuel economy. Maybe the extra stern lift of the 4x4s will keep the boat from ever...
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