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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 63
Posted By louiefl

This. There is something else going on. Maybe...

This. There is something else going on. Maybe complaining about the drinking was an easy way for her to be mad at you for something else that she doesn't want to bring up. Time to find out what is...
Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By louiefl

Forget trying to unscrew the nut. Take out the...

Forget trying to unscrew the nut. Take out the cotter pin and use a right angle grinder with a cut off blade to cut the nut into pieces until the nut falls off. The washer should keep you from...
Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,451
Posted By louiefl

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--inshor...

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--inshore-automatic-manual-inflatable-life-jacket--16725285?recordNum=1

West Marine has bogo in inshore inflatable, and sale on a bunch of others through...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,889
Posted By louiefl

Tip 20% of the keno ticket, not the winnings, lol

Tip 20% of the keno ticket, not the winnings, lol
Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,446
Posted By louiefl

Learn to get your GPS coordinates from your...

Learn to get your GPS coordinates from your phone. It only takes a couple seconds and you can screen shot and text to someone. On iPhones, click the map app, then the arrow in the upper right corner...
Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By louiefl

Assume you have a double axle trailer with...

Assume you have a double axle trailer with 205-75-14 load range C tires. A quick check of a common tire make shows that this can support 1925 pounds each x 4 = 7,700 pounds, and subtracting 12%...
Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By louiefl

Single or double axle? What is the weight of the...

Single or double axle? What is the weight of the boat / motor / fuel / gear? What is the weight of the trailer? The thing to remember is that tires also have load ratings. The load on a single axle...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-22-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,268
Posted By louiefl

This evening went to the funeral of a friend’s...

This evening went to the funeral of a friend’s wife and drove out to the beach to stick my feet in the water as the sun was going down. Rain storm blowing in from offshore so hurried back to my...
08-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By louiefl

Seatow automated tower is 6 miles from the inlet...

Seatow automated tower is 6 miles from the inlet I go out and usually check after clearing - standing in my 21' center console boat, and I know I've used it further. All depends on the height of the...
08-22-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By louiefl

My handheld does radio checks 8-10 miles away no...

My handheld does radio checks 8-10 miles away no problem. Also, If my batteries are dead / boat not floating, I'd like to have some way of communicating with nearby vessels.
08-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 1,414,668
Posted By louiefl

Some folks have wondered how long you could...

Some folks have wondered how long you could survive out there. These guys aren't your ordinary fisherman and better mentally and physically prepared then most. Here's a clip from an interview with...
08-22-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By louiefl

My ResQLink 375 PLB has signal lights to tell you...

My ResQLink 375 PLB has signal lights to tell you if it is communicating with a satellite or unable to obtain. Something to consider is that these will broadcast that your specific serial number has...
08-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By louiefl

Their 375 has a 24-hour life, for $50 more the...

Their 375 has a 24-hour life, for $50 more the 400 has a 28 hour life, and for another $50 you get one with the gps display and 28 hour life. If you have a handheld VHF the coordinates would be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-22-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By louiefl

My ACR ResQLink PLB uses three CR123 3 volt...

My ACR ResQLink PLB uses three CR123 3 volt batteries. You can buy them on line and solder some wiring for less than $20, or send it in for $125 or so for new batteries, seals, and software updates....
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,613
Posted By louiefl

I think there are a lot more disposable diapers...

I think there are a lot more disposable diapers going in the trash (20 billion annually in the US) than plastic straws.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-21-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,626
Posted By louiefl

lol Save your energy - kids start going to...

lol

Save your energy - kids start going to bed later and soon you won't have any down time, eventually their bedtime will be later than yours.
08-21-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,446
Posted By louiefl

It took the two kids being lost out of Jupiter to...

It took the two kids being lost out of Jupiter to motivate me to get mine. It and a handheld VHF fits inside a fanny pack that I wear if solo and attached to my ditch bag when with others. I bring it...
08-20-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By louiefl

If the carbs were rebuilt last year, you can tear...

If the carbs were rebuilt last year, you can tear them apart and reuse the gaskets. Soak the body, spray out the passages, and reassemble. If you can do a brake job, you can rebuild these carbs. I'm...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,473
Views: 3,538,261
Posted By louiefl

My brother likes giving the restaurant hostess...

My brother likes giving the restaurant hostess the name Donner so they will page "Donner party for 4".
08-20-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By louiefl

In the utility world, we spec 75 parts per...

In the utility world, we spec 75 parts per million for 24 hours when treating new drinking water mains prior to placing them into service. These are for pipes that are lying in the mud that have been...
08-20-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 1,414,668
Posted By louiefl

From US Coast guard Southeast FB Page: The U.S....

From US Coast guard Southeast FB Page: The U.S. Coast Guard...
08-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By louiefl

Too late to help with problem while on the water,...

Too late to help with problem while on the water, but it might help someone else in the same situation in the future. If you open both bleeder valves at the steering cylinder at the engine it is no...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,160
Posted By louiefl

When my son was about 3, we were in a public...

When my son was about 3, we were in a public restroom and he grabbed the bottom of the urinal after i reminded him not to touch anything. I looked at him and said "especially not that".
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By louiefl

There's a layer of sludge in the bottom, and a...

There's a layer of sludge in the bottom, and a layer of scum floating on the top. The outlet tube going to the drain field is located via a pipe on an elbow or an inspection tee so that it draws from...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-18-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,645
Posted By louiefl

I had a $50 copay, so got off cheap. The company...

I had a $50 copay, so got off cheap. The company I worked for sent "get well soon" balloons and flowers that afternoon which I though was pretty comical.
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