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Yesterday, 02:31 PM
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Mine is only a few years old now. Every time I...

Mine is only a few years old now. Every time I use any cleaners and solvents in the ER that thing goes off very quickly. The manual says it activates at 15% of the fume concentration needed for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By hottoddie

My daughter and her husband just had 400ft of 5ft...

My daughter and her husband just had 400ft of 5ft chain link installed. Soil is sandy/clay very easy digging. Every post was set in concrete. Took 3 men 2 days total and came out very nice. 9k price...
06-16-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,037
Posted By hottoddie

Gas vapor/fume detector should be an insurance...

Gas vapor/fume detector should be an insurance requirement. I know my current insurance company asked if I had a functioning fume detector. I wouldn't own a gas powered boat without it.
06-16-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By hottoddie

You have a single engine boat so buy quality...

You have a single engine boat so buy quality belts or for that matter any engine part. I would buy NAPA "GOLD" belts. They are as good or better than OEM.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By hottoddie

Would he have HCQ available as a preventive.

Would he have HCQ available as a preventive.
06-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By hottoddie

I believe the windlass should be powered directly...

I believe the windlass should be powered directly from the battery, both positive and negative.
06-14-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By hottoddie

Agree worth very little or nothing. Sounds like a...

Agree worth very little or nothing. Sounds like a good candidate for donation.
06-14-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By hottoddie

Most local fire chiefs/marshalls have strict...

Most local fire chiefs/marshalls have strict policies prohibiting portable fueling of boats on both public and private property. Same goes for cooking on the boat when tied to the dock. I hate that...
06-14-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By hottoddie

That's Captain Rusty Higgins. Well known in Sea...

That's Captain Rusty Higgins. Well known in Sea Ray circles.
06-14-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By hottoddie

Painted inside garage. Painted the entire...

Painted inside garage. Painted the entire platform with Alexeal before doing the nonskid. 2 coats of finish primer, sand with 320, 2 coats of Kingston Gray, sand with 320 and apply one more coat of...
06-13-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By hottoddie

Finished the swim platform a couple of days ago...

Finished the swim platform a couple of days ago and took it outside today so I could clean out the garage, Hope to buy a C6 very soon and need to make room in the garage for it. The platform looks...
06-13-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By hottoddie

Ebay

Ebay
06-12-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By hottoddie

If the slip in in protected location just tie off...

If the slip in in protected location just tie off to on finger pier. If in an exposed area or when a major storm is coming tie off in the center with extra lines.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-10-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,675
Posted By hottoddie

That's not a misprint. I'm sure there are other...

That's not a misprint. I'm sure there are other mutual or credit union type insurance companies with similar savings, All these complaints about insurance companies seem to be about the big 5 or 6...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,675
Posted By hottoddie

I'd be embarrassed to say how much I pay here in...

I'd be embarrassed to say how much I pay here in Mass for my truck (2017 Silverado) boat (35yo 39ft express), renters policy (live in daughters inlaw) and a million dollar umbrella. About $140/mo....
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,867
Posted By hottoddie

Is it normal for the driver to keep pumping the...

Is it normal for the driver to keep pumping the throttles like that. Seemed unnecessary. The boat didn't sound like it was going airborne.
06-08-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By hottoddie

I believe Comogene is correct. You should be able...

I believe Comogene is correct. You should be able to get at the VC bolts with a 1/4" drive socket with a universal swivel.
06-08-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By hottoddie

It does then sound like valve cover gaskets may...

It does then sound like valve cover gaskets may be leaking. On a Mercruiser I'm not sure if the exhaust riser and or manifold needs to come off to replace. Have you tried to get a socket on the valve...
06-08-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By hottoddie

Is there a flexible rubber tube coming from the...

Is there a flexible rubber tube coming from the top of each valve cover attached to the side of the flame arrestor? They are breather tubes and are there to have the fine oil mist coming the valve...
06-08-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By hottoddie

Please clarify if the buzzing noise is coming...

Please clarify if the buzzing noise is coming from the stanchion or from the boat. Twice I've experienced loud buzzing coming from stanchions just prior to them catching on fire. Not fun. The buzzing...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-05-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,028
Posted By hottoddie

Would you uniformed morons stop calling AR15s...

Would you uniformed morons stop calling AR15s ASSAULT RIFLES. ASSAULT RIFLES by definitions are fully automatic and AR15s are not fully automatic.
06-04-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By hottoddie

I will be using Kingston Gray and it is on the...

I will be using Kingston Gray and it is on the thicker side. Doing the swim platform at home in the garage I found the using the paint/converter/reducer at 2/1/1 seams to work well. I expect that...
06-03-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By hottoddie

For those of us DIYers that don't have access to...

For those of us DIYers that don't have access to a closed building to paint their boats I would ask for tips as to the best way to "tent" their boat outside to provide a "controlled" environment for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-26-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,670
Posted By hottoddie

Get a powerful led flashlight with a narrow beam...

Get a powerful led flashlight with a narrow beam and aim it straight at the camera lens. It would probably blind the camera. I'd turn it on any time I was out at the pool.
05-20-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By hottoddie

If the OE mechanical advance is frozen in either...

If the OE mechanical advance is frozen in either position the engine will bog and you will try to compensate by adding throttle. The parts for the old Prestolite distributors are very hard to source...
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