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10-27-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By capt_matt

In my experience, wiring on most trailers has...

In my experience, wiring on most trailers has much more basic quality problems than a lack of service loops. Service loops would be a nice touch, though.

Powder coating seems like a poor choice...
10-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By capt_matt

Sounds like resistance in the wire from...

Sounds like resistance in the wire from corrosion, lots of corrosion. Skin some of it open and you'll see the metal is brown or green. Rip it all out and start over.
10-23-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By capt_matt

A little out of your area, but try Carter...

A little out of your area, but try Carter Fabrications in Millersville, MD 410-987-9397. I recently used them to fix a small t-top crack and make a small section of aluminim tube with a 90 degree...
10-22-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By capt_matt

Do it yourself, save the receipts and take a...

Do it yourself, save the receipts and take a bunch of pictures while it is apart. A good quality picture (with a time stamp) of the bottom of the block and the repair process is the best evidence...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By capt_matt

Traffic is nearly back to normal. Rush hour will...

Traffic is nearly back to normal. Rush hour will always have slowdowns and often stop and go.

If you can, avoid the "mixing bowl" section in VA where 495 and 95 come together as well as the VA...
10-13-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By capt_matt

I second the suggestion for a junction box. For...

I second the suggestion for a junction box. For each light, run a two conductor wire for both positive and negative, do not ground to the frame. Secure the wire well along the frame so it does not...
10-11-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By capt_matt

I have the 23 DVCC, so same hull bottom with a...

I have the 23 DVCC, so same hull bottom with a different layout topside. I find the boat has a great ride and offers a good balance of ride and stability at drift. My boat does not pound. It is not...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-09-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,909
Posted By capt_matt

This ^^^

This ^^^
10-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,771
Posted By capt_matt

I installed an invisi-hitch on my wife's 2015 X5...

I installed an invisi-hitch on my wife's 2015 X5 diesel. The trailer has HoE brakes, so I got the controller and cable from BMW. Car has plenty of power and handles the boat well except for being...
10-06-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,081
Posted By capt_matt

It is worth changing a cabin air filter,...

It is worth changing a cabin air filter, yourself, about once a year. The cabin air filter in my Tundra collects bits of leaves and tree seeds and starts to smell faintly of compost after a year. The...
10-03-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By capt_matt

I would use them. Cheap bearings supplied with...

I would use them. Cheap bearings supplied with hub kits have worked well enough for me. My tows are highway speed for at least 30 miles, sometimes 400 miles.

I have used Timken bearings too and...
09-20-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By capt_matt

I have a Simrad 4G dome with full-length original...

I have a Simrad 4G dome with full-length original cable and RI10 interface. It works perfectly and includes the original documentation and box. Send me a PM and I can tell you more about it.
09-09-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By capt_matt

The black box is a resistor that will allow the...

The black box is a resistor that will allow the system to work with brake controllers in older Ford and Chevy trucks. Leave it in place in case the trailer is ever towed by a truck that needs the...
09-04-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,811
Posted By capt_matt

I hear you that grease guns are frustrating! I...

I hear you that grease guns are frustrating! I always struggle changing tubes - I usually mess up and the plunger unlocks from the rod and then I have to relock it outside the gun.

But I think...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-02-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,997
Posted By capt_matt

I found an older straight stitch Sailrite on...

I found an older straight stitch Sailrite on Craigslist. It needed some oil and a little adjustment but it now sews well. It can sew through 3 or 4 layers of sunbrella, and even thicker material like...
08-31-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By capt_matt

WD40 is a poor choice. It is really light and...

WD40 is a poor choice. It is really light and will not last long. Use anti-seize on the lugs, or at least marine grease. Use some type of corrosion block (I like CRC but there are many brands) on...
08-28-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By capt_matt

I installed reverse lights on my trailer. They...

I installed reverse lights on my trailer. They are nice to have when launching in the dark. I used relatively dim LED flood lights (about 700 lumens) and pointed them down so they shine directly...
08-23-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By capt_matt

When you added more grease, did you also wipe...

When you added more grease, did you also wipe some away when it oozed at at the front of the hub? If not, you filled up the front dust cover with grease and then the grease got hot when the trailer...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-22-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By capt_matt

I use the foam wasp spray. The foam keeps them...

I use the foam wasp spray. The foam keeps them from flying away. Spray at night when they are all on the nest for maximum effect.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-22-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By capt_matt

Are you talking about binding tape? Binding tape...

Are you talking about binding tape? Binding tape is used to finish raw edges of fabric and is often used to finish the edges of canvas where a zipper is then sewn on.

You can get binding tape a a...
08-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By capt_matt

What is your goal after the coordinates are...

What is your goal after the coordinates are entered in Excel? Are you going to upload the file to a chart plotter? Do some tests before entering in a lot of data to be sure your format will import...
08-20-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By capt_matt

Call Mike, he is friendly and helpful. There is a...

Call Mike, he is friendly and helpful. There is a box and I think it is $10 to launch (might be $7, can't remember!).
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By capt_matt

The testing program you want depends on what you...

The testing program you want depends on what you intend to do with your license. Random screening is what an independent OUPV captain would enroll in to be in compliance for running charters....
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By capt_matt

You only need to enroll in a random testing...

You only need to enroll in a random testing program if you plan to use the license for hire/employment or just want to stay current in case of possible employment. The USGS will not contact you...
08-15-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By capt_matt

11 foot beam and trailering frequently do not go...

11 foot beam and trailering frequently do not go together. Twice a year would be fine if the boat were slipped. What are the permit restrictions over 10 feet - only daylight hours and weekdays?
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