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06-06-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By clockwork

What’s your deal? I told you I trailer the b31....

What’s your deal? I told you I trailer the b31. Regularly. Before that, I had a gw marlin with a 10-1/2’ beam all the time, thousands of miles per year broken into trips between 30 and 150 miles each...
06-06-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,618
Posted By clockwork

I paid for the initial transport but now that I...

I paid for the initial transport but now that I have configured a trailer for it I tow it myself.

it’s wide. But $240/yr oversized load permit is all you need here in washington state.
06-06-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,524
Posted By clockwork

See you in court. I’m the one who invented this...

See you in court. I’m the one who invented this and the flashlight-on-a-stick nav light too!

but seriously might want to get some reinforced hose rather than the kinked tubing. That clear stuff...
06-03-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,618
Posted By clockwork

As to the false belief they can’t be trailered...

As to the false belief they can’t be trailered here is my diesel b31 on a trailer behind an f250:

...
06-03-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,618
Posted By clockwork

I used to want a bertram 28 or 31 but also was...

I used to want a bertram 28 or 31 but also was afraid of getting into a cantankerous money pit. I come from a long line of outboard powered walkarounds and had just sold a Grady white marlin when we...
06-03-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,376
Posted By clockwork

I do the same thing but I tie off the stern too...

I do the same thing but I tie off the stern too and also use correctly sized lines!

tie the both lines to a dock clear farther out so that it won’t let the boat float back in and beach itself and...
06-01-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,524
Posted By clockwork

The whole concept of using a cheap flaming hand...

The whole concept of using a cheap flaming hand held object on a vessel with fuel on it seems terribly flawed in this age.
05-31-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By clockwork

Adding Lifting Strakes to a Pontoon

Has anyone experimented with adding strakes or “wings” to pontoons?

wife has a 18ft Starcraft pontoon. Ok first problem, it’s obviously underpowered with a 25 Yamaha HT. It will do 13mph. I can’t...
05-31-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,992
Posted By clockwork

The black max is my favorite 2 stroke. I had a...

The black max is my favorite 2 stroke. I had a 1991 175 black max. I always felt it was far superior to the competition in its day.

Good oil system.
05-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,524
Posted By clockwork

You guys crack me up! Driving around and trying...

You guys crack me up! Driving around and trying to give them to the fire dept like you got nuclear waste on board!

personally I use them as camp fire starters even though they stink.

and yeah,...
05-30-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By clockwork

Find a used engine. Hands down the cheapest and...

Find a used engine. Hands down the cheapest and most speedy solution.
05-26-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By clockwork

Kind of reminds me of the thread about finger...

Kind of reminds me of the thread about finger tight drain plugs!

a wheel chock is a great idea. For one, the park mechanism on auto trannys is not that stout and for 2 if the ramp is slippery...
05-23-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,321
Posted By clockwork

Used lower units are cheap enough to make a...

Used lower units are cheap enough to make a rebuild impractical IMO. Although it’s a nice to have the skills and knowledge. Economically I’d rather buy a working used unit
05-23-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By clockwork

When you say “won’t turn over”, do you mean...

When you say “won’t turn over”, do you mean nothing at all happens when you turn the key to start?

neither filters nor Spark plug would affect the ability to turn over.
05-23-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,211
Posted By clockwork

agreed. There is info there but the format is...

agreed. There is info there but the format is pretty bad and The forum doesn’t seem to get that much traffic.
05-22-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,991
Posted By clockwork

Seems flawed. So you can’t make wake adjacent to...

Seems flawed. So you can’t make wake adjacent to the zone if the wake travels into it?

some boats wake travels long distances. Farther than the distance they can read the sign at.
05-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,067
Posted By clockwork

If you run it this way short term your damage...

If you run it this way short term your damage will be pro rated.
05-19-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By clockwork

It’s not what you’d like to see but it’s what I...

It’s not what you’d like to see but it’s what I Usually see. It’s dirty but the bilge is humid and the water drips or collects there and always looks like he’ll.
05-19-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,399
Posted By clockwork

Having owned 3 Grady’s this does not sound...

Having owned 3 Grady’s this does not sound normal. People walking around made little difference let alone something you’re describing.

full throttle with full trim maybe?
05-19-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,079
Posted By clockwork

Seems to me The buyer is defaulting. The contract...

Seems to me The buyer is defaulting. The contract and deposit were contingent a mechanical inspection NOT whether or not the buyer finds a different boat in the meantime and changes his mind.
...
05-16-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By clockwork

That is strange. I have used acrylic for a number...

That is strange. I have used acrylic for a number of applications on boats and never seen that.

acrylic is highly Uv stable. Looks like it got really hot?
05-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,048
Posted By clockwork

Nothing could be worse than a fomoco dipstick...

Nothing could be worse than a fomoco dipstick with that little bullet thing on the end.

ive got other motors where you can stick it in a check it 10 times and get 10 different results. I...
05-16-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By clockwork

It was probably a stock setup. Terrible idea,...

It was probably a stock setup. Terrible idea, yes, but likely factory. I’d be looking to change it out at minimum.
05-15-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By clockwork

Tell them to take $5k off the price because now...

Tell them to take $5k off the price because now you need a wrap to cover that up.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-15-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,807
Posted By clockwork

Go look at the returns pile and let me know who’s...

Go look at the returns pile and let me know who’s getting the short end of the stick on that system.

they and most larger companies are somehow able to absorb high losses on returns. What is...
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