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Today, 07:29 AM
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Views: 183
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The shift shaft has no seal at the bottom so...

The shift shaft has no seal at the bottom so water freely enters that space. The shift rod is stainless steel so it is designed for that exposure. At the top of the shift shaft, however, there is a...
Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,663
Posted By dmeswi

A professional mechanic is a mechanic that gets...

A professional mechanic is a mechanic that gets paid for working on your boat. It doesn't mean he's any good at it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,674
Posted By dmeswi

I drive through a semi rural area several times a...

I drive through a semi rural area several times a week. A few weeks ago a house went up for sale and a For Sale sign went up. A couple of days later a neighbor with some acreage put up a 4'x8' sign...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By dmeswi

plus 401k's calculated and withdrawn on each...

plus 401k's calculated and withdrawn on each individual 401k account.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-13-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,657
Posted By dmeswi

I noticed the same lack of stopping power when...

I noticed the same lack of stopping power when hunting for pheasants. The guys using 20 gauge guns could knock down birds but they would hit the ground and run off.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,119
Posted By dmeswi

In Florida you may find an attorney who will take...

In Florida you may find an attorney who will take the case on a contingency that you only pay him if you win the case. On the other hand, if you lose, you pay court costs and the other guy's legal...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,507
Posted By dmeswi

I had a roof canal about 6 months ago. No pain,...

I had a roof canal about 6 months ago. No pain, in fact it was a tremendous relief to get in there and get it done.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-26-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By dmeswi

My first gun is a Remington 521T. It's a .22 bolt...

My first gun is a Remington 521T. It's a .22 bolt action tack driver. After 65 years, I still have it. If I were to buy a "first gun" a boy could be proud of today and 65 years from now it would...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-18-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,070
Posted By dmeswi

The same goes for standby generators.

The same goes for standby generators.
02-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,954
Posted By dmeswi

I believe you will find that the Verado is not...

I believe you will find that the Verado is not turbo charged. Instead, it is supercharged.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,056
Posted By dmeswi

I think I remember about a year ago a lady was on...

I think I remember about a year ago a lady was on a flight and the engine fan blew up. Punched a hole in the cabin and partially sucked her out.. Some passengers pulled her back in but she didn't...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-26-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,433
Posted By dmeswi

I've had about a dozen Maglights given to me over...

I've had about a dozen Maglights given to me over the years as gifts and various types of awards. They were all junk. I would have to canabalize them to get one to work and they all died in short...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,877
Posted By dmeswi

Put the beer in a cooler with ice and cover with...

Put the beer in a cooler with ice and cover with water.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,521
Posted By dmeswi

I wanted to be G.I. Joe growing up in the 50's...

I wanted to be G.I. Joe growing up in the 50's and with all the war comics why not. First time I got shot at in a robbery, I changed my mind. Ended up in the Army anyhow, but served my time and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By dmeswi

I have used a Mitch Rosen Clipper to carry my...

I have used a Mitch Rosen Clipper to carry my CW40 for about 10 years. It's a very nice holster.
12-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,344
Posted By dmeswi

This is a ridiculous response from someone who...

This is a ridiculous response from someone who has no idea how things work. From personal experience I know that an auto inflate PFD inflates in a slow steady manner. Maybe 30 seconds or so from...
12-05-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,344
Posted By dmeswi

I have five Mustang auto inflate PFDs which are...

I have five Mustang auto inflate PFDs which are the bobbin/Halkey type. Over the past 12 years I have had one inflate while in storage and two inflate in MOB situations. One important thing not...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-27-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By dmeswi

Okay, after reading through the replies, it seems...

Okay, after reading through the replies, it seems like the people in the alternator remanufacturing business and the people in the auto parts stores are incompetent. They are either using cheap...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-27-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By dmeswi

The first three failed by not charging the...

The first three failed by not charging the battery. They were returned to Autozone so hopefully they sent them back for diagnostics. The new one that failed never was installed in my car which is a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-27-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By dmeswi

Autozone Duralast Alternator Failures

In 2007 I bought a Duralast remanufactured alternator for my Lexus LS400. It had a lifetime warranty and it lasted 8 years before it failed. The "free" replacement lasted 3 years and just failed...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-10-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,019
Posted By dmeswi

I read most of the article and it seems like the...

I read most of the article and it seems like the author is about 57 and wants to die when he is 75 . I think he is crying for attention and in the process making those around him miserable. Maybe...
10-28-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By dmeswi

I lost power steering on my 225 hp Verado this...

I lost power steering on my 225 hp Verado this past summer. The seals in the power steering cylinder were leaking profusely and the reservoir was empty. I bought a cylinder cap removal tool and a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-25-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,150
Posted By dmeswi

Usually if a HOA doesn't respond to a request...

Usually if a HOA doesn't respond to a request within a specified amount of time, it is considered approved.
10-06-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,194
Posted By dmeswi

Yes, I am having the same problem. The Fell tech...

Yes, I am having the same problem. The Fell tech service people seem to be on the ball. They promised to send a replacement XHub the day after I notified them. I like the concept and hope they...
09-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By dmeswi

I have a Whaler 130 Sport. It's stable. You can...

I have a Whaler 130 Sport. It's stable. You can stand pretty much anywhere on it and it stays flat. You can turn it at top speed and it stays flat.
It is self bailing. You can leave it in the...
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