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Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By gfretwell

A copper tubing brush does a better job than a...

A copper tubing brush does a better job than a brass shotgun brush but it is still a never ending process.
My F-70 came with a stainless tube (that gray stainless Yamaha uses) and it has been...
Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,467
Posted By gfretwell

Every hour meter I have used was not polarity...

Every hour meter I have used was not polarity sensitive so it runs the same way no matter how you hook it up. It probably will run on AC but I haven't tried it. I have 2 old ones here from repowers I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By gfretwell

That kind of assumption in SW Florida is likely...

That kind of assumption in SW Florida is likely to get a burglar shot. There are far too many stay at home moms or dads and retired people. OTOH if they know you go somewhere every Tuesday from 10 to...
Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,672
Posted By gfretwell

I said a while ago if my account got depleted by...

I said a while ago if my account got depleted by a fraudster I wouldn't know it. Well it happened. We had a tag stolen 4 years ago, reported to the police when the new one was issued and some weasel...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,612
Posted By gfretwell

If this is available to anyone who can crack into...

If this is available to anyone who can crack into the database it should be invaluable to a burglary ring. They can track your habits and know when they will have a few hours of uninterrupted...
Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,473
Posted By gfretwell

David at Bay Racer, there in NC made me a great...

David at Bay Racer, there in NC made me a great deal on my F-70. I also wouldn't worry too much about getting service at your local dealer. Usually the service department is seen as a separate...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By gfretwell

It is usually hotter in plenty of places up north...

It is usually hotter in plenty of places up north than coastal Florida so I am not sure what the OP is talking about. It gets over 100 in NYC or DC. We never really see that in Ft Myers, typically...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,004
Posted By gfretwell

Where are you guys getting your batteries? I...

Where are you guys getting your batteries? I bought 6 at the Rural King for $70 each. I get a lot of years out of them and the only real maintenance is putting water in them now and then. I have one...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,260
Posted By gfretwell

That assumes the people at Comcast actually care...

That assumes the people at Comcast actually care what anyone says to them. It is the price we pay for letting them be a monopoly in most markets. The day of reckoning may be coming soon tho as people...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,260
Posted By gfretwell

It is so trivial to disconnect the cable modem...

It is so trivial to disconnect the cable modem from the rest of the house to test this I have to wonder why this was so hard to diagnose. Every cable modem I have ever seen uses a NEMA 1-15 plug that...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,260
Posted By gfretwell

My wife would argue with you. She had 2 separate...

My wife would argue with you. She had 2 separate Comcast business accounts at her club along with 799 chained down residential customers and they didn't treat them any different than my FIL with his...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By gfretwell

If you do end up taking the motor apart, start...

If you do end up taking the motor apart, start the night before by standing it up, shaft down and squirting some "Blaster" or whatever your favorite rusty bolt spray is on those long screws that hold...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-20-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,260
Posted By gfretwell

He is gas lighting you. His cable service should...

He is gas lighting you. His cable service should be bonded to your Grounding Electrode System and beyond that there should be no connection beyond the case of his equipment.via the EGC.As long as...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-17-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By gfretwell

... and that was "hold your nose legal" many...

... and that was "hold your nose legal" many years ago but not now. I think U/L set the maximum load on the ground at 50MA or something.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-17-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By gfretwell

Depending on how old the work is, the code may...

Depending on how old the work is, the code may not have required the white to be reidentified on a switch loop. It should be the hot wire and the black the switched leg tho. (an older rule). That...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-17-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By gfretwell

Find a two wire timer that powers through the...

Find a two wire timer that powers through the load. (no neutral) That may require that you have an old style bulb in that circuit tho. They are cranky with CFLs and no good at all on a LED.
The...
11-17-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By gfretwell

The shop vac or actually any vac that will "blow"...

The shop vac or actually any vac that will "blow" is plenty but I bet it is at the rear of the weld of the last stanchion. Welds usually break on the corners, just because when the boat tries to...
11-17-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By gfretwell

If that won't work you are taking that steering...

If that won't work you are taking that steering ram loose and swinging it out of the way.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,344
Posted By gfretwell

I posted a picture, you tell me, They look like...

I posted a picture, you tell me, They look like fried eggs and now she is sporting Ds. Google it, there are plenty of conversations about her miraculous expansion.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By gfretwell

I bought a $300 TiVo with a lifetime subscription...

I bought a $300 TiVo with a lifetime subscription that does all of the streams, a big drive, I can off load programs to my PC in a format Movie Maker can eat if I want to edit or make DVDs and it...
11-16-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 65,101
Posted By gfretwell

I suppose bigger engines may need a bigger drum...

I suppose bigger engines may need a bigger drum but a 30 gallon "Brute" trash can works for my F-70 with the prop on. If you pulled the prop (part of the 100 hour anyway) a much bigger foot would...
11-16-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By gfretwell

If they are up under the gunnel, who cares? .

If they are up under the gunnel, who cares?
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Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,771
Posted By gfretwell

Towing companies make there money on cars that...

Towing companies make there money on cars that people do come back for. I agree a junker that gets abandoned is probably close to a wash for them. OTOH I suppose someone could sue the owner for the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,990
Posted By gfretwell

Question for the K9 handlers, what is the best...

Question for the K9 handlers, what is the best way not to get bit by a police dog?
We are assuming you are an innocent person, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.How do you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,344
Posted By gfretwell

I think the pictures of Kate younger with a...

I think the pictures of Kate younger with a fairly flat chest and a few years later with huge hooters pretty much nails it.
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