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Yesterday, 04:31 PM
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Posted By gfretwell

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Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By gfretwell

Look at the serpentine out flow of the channels...

Look at the serpentine out flow of the channels at nuke plants and you can see how they could cool the water. It could easily be argued that we are altering the natural behavior of these animals and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By gfretwell

I was talking about the cost of carrying that...

I was talking about the cost of carrying that fuel. A space probe is basically a big tanker ship with a tiny little payload.
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By gfretwell

I do think "killing a line man" is pretty remote...

I do think "killing a line man" is pretty remote since they have procedures in place to prevent that. My line man buddy did tell me if they traced a hot wire back to your house they would just cut...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 909
Posted By gfretwell

If you have real long runs use 3". I have my pump...

If you have real long runs use 3". I have my pump around the corner behind the garage for the pool equipment under a car port. That keeps it out of the weather and I can't hear it run from the pool...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 728
Posted By gfretwell

I doubt that mini split actually uses 13a. My bet...

I doubt that mini split actually uses 13a. My bet is it has a FLA of closer to 10 (80% of minimum circuit ampacity) and those inverters do not have much of an inrush current so you should be fine on...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 388,989
Posted By gfretwell

How many of you had an old "scratcher" depth...

How many of you had an old "scratcher" depth sounder, the one that used thermal paper.
Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 890
Posted By gfretwell

The only consistent thing in these threads is the...

The only consistent thing in these threads is the people who have pontoons like them and those who don't think they suck.
03-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By gfretwell

I suppose the biggest problem with trying to roll...

I suppose the biggest problem with trying to roll this over (assuming you got it home without helicopters hovering overhead) is finding someone who could actually take it and not just kill you. These...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-06-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By gfretwell

I think he was way to far to influenced by the...

I think he was way to far to influenced by the old 1950s space movies. What is the good reason for a vertical landing in the first place? The most expensive incremental cost of flight is the fuel you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-06-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By gfretwell

All grounding electrodes must be bonded together....

All grounding electrodes must be bonded together. If you really want a good grounding electrode system and the Ufer ship has sailed (not available) the next best thing would be rods at the corners of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-06-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 388,989
Posted By gfretwell

I tricked a DJ into playing James Taylor -...

I tricked a DJ into playing James Taylor - Steamroller. I guess he figured "James Taylor, what could go wrong"?
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03-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By gfretwell

I imagine the grease was an attempt to keep the...

I imagine the grease was an attempt to keep the water out. I think I would use a silicone based grease like Dow 111.
03-06-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 890
Posted By gfretwell

I have an old school 20' pontoon with fairly...

I have an old school 20' pontoon with fairly small tubes and I run with 20' bay boats. They get the snot beat out of them when it gets rough, I get wet.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-05-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By gfretwell

PVC is cheap enough that cutting out a big...

PVC is cheap enough that cutting out a big section is easier than trying to save 10 worth of fittings. Just look to see where you can manipulate the pieces to get it back together.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-05-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,935
Posted By gfretwell

I learned "The mites go up and the tites come...

I learned "The mites go up and the tites come down"
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By gfretwell

I have used rubber "no hub" connections for...

I have used rubber "no hub" connections for temporary and some not so temporary fixes in pool pipe. Reinforced radiator hose works too if you can get it big enough (I.E. Gates .24838...
03-04-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By gfretwell

Most of the folks here just cover the lift and...

Most of the folks here just cover the lift and let the boat breathe. You have to be careful covering the boat itself or you will be growing black mold in there.
03-03-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By gfretwell

There are plenty of manatee zones around Florida...

There are plenty of manatee zones around Florida nowhere near any homes or businesses.
03-03-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By gfretwell

Welcome to the phony "Florida Panther". (The same...

Welcome to the phony "Florida Panther". (The same cat that eats cattle in Texas and joggers in California). They build bridges, fences and restrict speeds to save these cats and now we have more than...
03-02-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By gfretwell

Manatee appear to be overpopulated in a lot of...

Manatee appear to be overpopulated in a lot of places. There are really only a few places, mostly power plants, they can spend the winter and they quickly eat all of the grass available to ever...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-02-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,227
Posted By gfretwell

You can kill Brazilian pepper by just spraying...

You can kill Brazilian pepper by just spraying the leaves with triclopyr. I use Garlon 4 and diesel. It will also knock down air potato. I have eliminated both from the FPL right of way behind my...
03-02-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 907
Posted By gfretwell

Cut the ends off clean, hedge clippers usually...

Cut the ends off clean, hedge clippers usually make a nasty cut. Then dip it in rootone and stick it in potting soil. Keep it well irriated and most will grow. I use a post hole digger. Pop out a...
03-02-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By gfretwell

Manatee zones were invented by Jimmy Buffett and...

Manatee zones were invented by Jimmy Buffett and 14 year old girls in Nebraska who have never seen one but think they look cute.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-02-2021, 09:30 AM
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