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Forum: Boating 10-13-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,557
Posted By Dave R
Brand new boats of that type (modern-styled...

Brand new boats of that type (modern-styled cruisers) and size are notorious for having all kinds of problems that need to be addressed. They have an incredibly complex collection of stand-alone...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-04-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Dave R
Good advice about the fuel filter dissection. ...

Good advice about the fuel filter dissection.

You don't need to bother with the dry gas, your gas is already 10% ethanol which is quite similar to isopropyl alcohol (dry gas) when it comes to...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-30-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Dave R
Just make a T-beam out of 2x6 or 2x8 (horizontal)...

Just make a T-beam out of 2x6 or 2x8 (horizontal) and 2x4 (vertical) Douglas fir, waterproof polyurethane glue, and some deck screws. The vertical part of the T goes under the horizontal part and...
Forum: Boating 09-27-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By Dave R
I was hanging out with friends in our marina on...

I was hanging out with friends in our marina on Saturday afternoon when a marina neighbor/friend called me. He was bringing his 46 foot twin diesel boat into Hampton Harbor to return to the marina...
Forum: Boating 09-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By Dave R
The tug on the bow is moving the ship forward....

The tug on the bow is moving the ship forward. The tug on the stern is helping to maintain control of the ship. Both need to be ready to pull or push the ship in any direction as the ship is affected...
Forum: Boating 09-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,557
Posted By Dave R
A boat like that should have a 13ish foot RIB...

A boat like that should have a 13ish foot RIB tender so they can simply anchor offshore a bit and take the entire-boat-is-a-fender, easy-to-find-dock-space-for, dinghy to the docks and easily squeeze...
Forum: Boating 09-02-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By Dave R
When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no,...

When I started reading this, I thought: "oh no, this is going to end with "there was a severed head in it."". Really glad the anecdote went in an entirely different direction.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-17-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By Dave R
Tuna Striker is right across the harbor from our...

Tuna Striker is right across the harbor from our marina, we go there by dinghy. Excellent food and beverages.

Another vote for Ron's Landing here. Always great food there.

Petey's is wonderful...
Forum: Boating 08-17-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,213
Posted By Dave R
I boat exclusively in salt water now and there...

I boat exclusively in salt water now and there are plenty of mistakes made here too. There were two brand-new millionish dollar boats at our marina this year and both ended up crashing into rocks...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-10-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Dave R
VP used to use exhaust flappers/water shutters in...

VP used to use exhaust flappers/water shutters in the exhaust system just downstream of where the cooling water mixes in with the exhaust gases. For some reason they stopped about 20 years ago. They...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-17-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dave R
Yup, it's just fine.

Yup, it's just fine.
Forum: Boating 07-13-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,557
Posted By Dave R
I'm with you... Outside living space is abundant...

I'm with you... Outside living space is abundant on our boat and the interior spaces are bright and well-ventilated. The flybridge version of that boat has better outdoor space.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-09-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dave R
I ran 5W40 T6 in my Duramax when I had it, too....

I ran 5W40 T6 in my Duramax when I had it, too. Great oil and easy Winter starts. I run T4 in my boat's Caterpillar engines though. They each take 4 gallons, they don't run in the Winter and I don't...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-08-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dave R
Your 4.3 is an automotive-based Chevy without any...

Your 4.3 is an automotive-based Chevy without any smog controls like a catalytic converter. If you want the best protection, use diesel oil instead of gasoline powered auto or marine oil. Non-diesel...
Forum: Boating 07-01-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,660
Posted By Dave R
Mine is on a 10' 6" aluminum/Hypalon RIB that I...

Mine is on a 10' 6" aluminum/Hypalon RIB that I bought new from North Atlantic Inflatables in Portland, ME (a great business to deal with). I converted it to electric start, remote...
Forum: Boating 06-23-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,660
Posted By Dave R
I have a 2004 two stroke Mercury (pretty sure...

I have a 2004 two stroke Mercury (pretty sure it's a re-badged Tohatsu) 15HP outboard on my 2020 RIB tender that runs great and planes out with two adults on board. I went with it because I already...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-22-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Dave R
A bog like that usually means a lean mixture. I...

A bog like that usually means a lean mixture. I am with jetskier, I think you have fuel starvation issues. Don't run it like that until you address the problem or you might have issues that are far...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-11-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dave R
Electric drum brakes work great on a boat trailer...

Electric drum brakes work great on a boat trailer and are much more reliable and easier to maintain than hydraulic drum brakes, in my experience. The electric part is a simple electromagnet that is...
Forum: Boating 06-01-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,415
Posted By Dave R
I have a West Marine about 12 minutes from my...

I have a West Marine about 12 minutes from my boat and a Hamilton Marine about 25 minutes away. When it comes to the stuff I need, West Marine almost always disappoints and Hamilton has been...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-28-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,158
Posted By Dave R
It's only necessary to disconnect the battery if...

It's only necessary to disconnect the battery if there's a load on the battery. Wires that go to switches that are not closed will not create a load.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-27-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,158
Posted By Dave R
If the 12V floaded lead acid battery is fully...

If the 12V floaded lead acid battery is fully charged, and has not been connected to a charger for 48 hours, it should produce 12.6 Volts.
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-12-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,158
Posted By Dave R
Adding a little bottle of alcohol to a tank of...

Adding a little bottle of alcohol to a tank of gasoline that is already 10% alcohol is not going to do much, IMO. Fresh gas would probably be a better plan.
Forum: Boating 05-12-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,919
Posted By Dave R
If I was in the area, I'd be happy to help, but...

If I was in the area, I'd be happy to help, but I'm not in the area.

I recommend finding an empty parking lot a few days ahead of time and practice backing the trailer accurately into parking...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,836
Posted By Dave R
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 04-29-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,437
Posted By Dave R
The goal I had in mind was to test your boat's...

The goal I had in mind was to test your boat's charging system, not the battery. Charge the battery fully and then bring it to a store that sells batteries, they will load test it for you and...
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