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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

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Forum: Northeast
Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By Cobia 217

What's your definition of beamy? Beamy and good...

What's your definition of beamy? Beamy and good ride in chop don't usually go together. Downeast style with sharp entry/forefoot will do the trick but won't have the speed of the 2 above.
Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Cobia 217

The bulb has an check valve in the inlet side to...

The bulb has an check valve in the inlet side to maintain fuel pressure in the line going to the motor. OP might be sucking air at his fuel/water separator gasket. I'd start w/the simple checks and...
Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Cobia 217

I used to do this with my former boat (an 18...

I used to do this with my former boat (an 18 footer of similar wt. to the OP's). Concrete block on ground with a short length of 4x4 on top for the frame to rest on. Then a jack stand under the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,857
Posted By Cobia 217

Great job by the whole semperfifishing team!...

Great job by the whole semperfifishing team! You're right, it doesn't get any better. That's a tough act to follow. Keep up the good work.
Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Cobia 217

When I had bunks, I'd go about halfway down the...

When I had bunks, I'd go about halfway down the side and fold the edge of the carpet under (like at the bottom of a pants leg) and use slightly longer fasteners. No unraveling and it's functional...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,548
Posted By Cobia 217

Please stay safe until this passes. :)

Please stay safe until this passes. :)
Forum: The Carolinas
11-12-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By Cobia 217

It appears you're gonna need a bigger boat. Much...

It appears you're gonna need a bigger boat. Much bigger.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-12-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,255
Posted By Cobia 217

That's the THT estimate. He also runs his 18...

That's the THT estimate. He also runs his 18 footer at 30 kts in 5-6' seas. :) OP, humidity is your friend, as is silver nitrate when administered by your MD. Keeping your fingernails short will...
11-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,875
Posted By Cobia 217

A note on chocks, be sure they're big enough to...

A note on chocks, be sure they're big enough to hold your vehicle on an incline. It only takes a minute to do a test run on a side road with a helper. I used to have an old Jeep J-10 PU (stick) that...
11-12-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,875
Posted By Cobia 217

I always back in fairly close to the dock and...

I always back in fairly close to the dock and religiously cut the wheels hard over in the event the e-brake on my truck ever fails. I carry a chock but only use it when the ramp is slick. Disclaimer:...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-12-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

I already ordered the flux capacitors from a...

I already ordered the flux capacitors from a place called Capt. Nate Supply. Hoping he'll take them back.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

Update, my daughter prefers the gate to swing...

Update, my daughter prefers the gate to swing (inward from the left) so that's the way Dad will do it. 1st question: would you make it a few inches wider than the opening so that it closes against...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-11-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cobia 217

Your real name's not Al Bundy is it??

Your real name's not Al Bundy is it??
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-11-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cobia 217

This ^^^ When my wife starts watching I start...

This ^^^ When my wife starts watching I start telling her what's going to happen next. Then ask if she wants to know how the ending goes. By then I'm plugged into my laptop listening to YouTube...
11-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Cobia 217

The middle lock is the "trailering support"...

The middle lock is the "trailering support" according to Johnson's owners manuals. If the other manufacturers did the same, all of the trailering support discussions would cease.
11-09-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Cobia 217

For a 90 I'd go w/the NFB. I had it on a 90 and...

For a 90 I'd go w/the NFB. I had it on a 90 and also on a 115. Definitely easier than the other cable systems.
11-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 284
Posted By Cobia 217

Might be a long shot but have you checked the...

Might be a long shot but have you checked the limit switch at the front of the motor, under the steering arm? If the button is stuck "in", the trim won't move.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,689
Posted By Cobia 217

No chance. The dog would bring it back and then...

No chance. The dog would bring it back and then not give it to you. :)
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-08-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

For now, the latch only needs to be dog-proof....

For now, the latch only needs to be dog-proof. Granddaughter isn't due until early March and it'll be awhile before they have to worry about her figuring out how latch systems work. I've got the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

This is the direction I'd prefer to go, and...

This is the direction I'd prefer to go, and instead of casters, maybe a strip of rounded-over starboard attached to the bottom and a vertical slot on the latch side for added stability when closed.
11-08-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By Cobia 217

What info do you need? A good friend of mine has...

What info do you need? A good friend of mine has an '05 with the same power. He's the original owner and might have some of the docs that came with it, if any. It's a great-riding hull and pretty...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

x2 That was part of the original plan if I used...

x2 That was part of the original plan if I used heavier lumber.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-07-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cobia 217

Carpentry help

My daughter just moved into a new to her house and asked me to build a gate for her deck to keep her dogs contained and to keep my future granddaughter from escaping. Opening is 36' wide and approx....
11-07-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Cobia 217

Mine says to spray it into the intake and I've...

Mine says to spray it into the intake and I've been doing it that way since new. My dealer recommended the same procedure. Can't see the need to disturb the fuel line just to fog.
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