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10-14-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,877
Posted By BLUESMAN

I was under 60 when I moved there, does that...

I was under 60 when I moved there, does that count?
Today was the first time I saw a school aged kid walk down our street, presumably after school. Very few kids in PGI area but there seems to be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-14-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,623
Posted By BLUESMAN

Thatís a long haul. Depending on other plans,...

Thatís a long haul. Depending on other plans, consider going back down 81. Timing of traffic, DC, other plans might impact either way.
Just realized that may be your planned route.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-13-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,291
Posted By BLUESMAN

I drive between Charlotte and New Haven area...

I drive between Charlotte and New Haven area fairly often. Itís a solid 11-12 hour trip. I donít see any advantage to a train, so Iíd drive or fly. Plenty of flights from CLT or USA to Hartford,...
10-09-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By BLUESMAN

Iíve stripped the bottoms on a few boats for...

Iíve stripped the bottoms on a few boats for painting, itís not easy and it sucks. The only one a did to clean gel coat was an old whaler - even upside down itís tough. Iíd love to know the process...
10-07-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By BLUESMAN

Just saw and read this thread. Very nice work,...

Just saw and read this thread. Very nice work, you definitely have skills and are putting in the work. Will be watching progress now, cheers.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-06-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By BLUESMAN

I used to cringe when one of our mechanics asked...

I used to cringe when one of our mechanics asked what the tolerance was for a coupling alignment. I usually told them ď .004 or so, let me know what you getď. I didnít want them getting Ďclose...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By BLUESMAN

Iíve installed a couple Sterling showers, seemed...

Iíve installed a couple Sterling showers, seemed to be good good quality, fit together well and no complaints from owners. Have also used some Maax products recently and was impressed with quality. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-03-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,254
Posted By BLUESMAN

Why? As much as like driving a car with a clutch...

Why? As much as like driving a car with a clutch / 6 speed, a PDK in a newer Porsche wouldnít deter me. Maybe time to move into the present. If I were ordering a new one, Iíd have to think hard on...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-02-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,254
Posted By BLUESMAN

You can get most any Porsche with a manual with...

You can get most any Porsche with a manual with few exceptions. The PDK auto leaves nothing to be desired and is faster. Far more PDKs in newer models, donít think it would deter me. Have you seen...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-02-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,254
Posted By BLUESMAN

If you want a car that will impress you, get a...

If you want a car that will impress you, get a 911, gt3 or any other model.
If you want a car to impress others and support the local shops, there are plenty of options. An older Aston Martin is...
09-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By BLUESMAN

I think the ĎProp Coatí is what I used last with...

I think the ĎProp Coatí is what I used last with poor results. Will check to see if same product. I seem to have more fouling than I should.
09-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,925
Posted By BLUESMAN

This or just ĎDiggerí

This or just ĎDiggerí
09-30-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By BLUESMAN

Antifouling paint for underwater metals that works?

What works for you? Boat moored in Long Island Sound, intakes for seacocks, trim tabs and outboard bracket fouled each year. Iíve used spray paints, copper free ablative and others. Is it possible to...
09-26-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By BLUESMAN

Some good stuff here, thanks

Some good stuff here, thanks
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-25-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,400
Posted By BLUESMAN

Typically we see the cheapest diesel in...

Typically we see the cheapest diesel in Carolinas. Remember that diesel at the pump has a whole bunch of taxes that heating oil doesnít.
09-24-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By BLUESMAN

Thought Iíd see you in Charlotte Harbor, PG? Good...

Thought Iíd see you in Charlotte Harbor, PG? Good luck with searches
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-20-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By BLUESMAN

Not really, they donít do anything anyway. At...

Not really, they donít do anything anyway. At 160k I just did a legitimate front brake job. Front pads at 75k, rear still original and good.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-20-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,268
Posted By BLUESMAN

Never understood this at all. 1. Want to post a...

Never understood this at all.
1. Want to post a picture of my car, boat, whatever so people can be jealous?
2. Wacko wants attention?
3. Offer me twice what itís worth and Iíll think about it?
Is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-20-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By BLUESMAN

I like reading these. Rarely see anything in SWFL...

I like reading these. Rarely see anything in SWFL near me, Lee and Charlotte counties?
09-20-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By BLUESMAN

Are you saying that just turning the key to on or...

Are you saying that just turning the key to on or run position gets the alarm? If so, it is supposed to (on a couple outboards Iíve had) to test the alarm. If it sounds when running and levels are...
09-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By BLUESMAN

The way I read it, the motor is humming not...

The way I read it, the motor is humming not turning shaft. Shaft to pulley connection still good. Unless the shaft is not connected to motor, the motor is not turning.
09-19-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By BLUESMAN

Contactor or relay. Mine had a spacer that had to...

Contactor or relay. Mine had a spacer that had to be removed for new one. If Gem, theyíre pretty good with help and parts are quick.
Post a picture of the box, maybe someone can advise.
09-18-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,965
Posted By BLUESMAN

Youíre mistaking this with the debate about...

Youíre mistaking this with the debate about winter storage - empty or full.
That oneís not due until next week.
09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,965
Posted By BLUESMAN

During storage or low use Iíd keep it full. If...

During storage or low use Iíd keep it full. If using boat, let it run down and refill.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-18-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By BLUESMAN

Another for spray contact adhesive. Not cheapest...

Another for spray contact adhesive. Not cheapest but works and thin even coats will help appearance.
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