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Today, 02:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By GaryCrow

I have to drive an hour to a Wal-Mart. Do people...

I have to drive an hour to a Wal-Mart. Do people make important decisions like this based on something as silly as having to drive a few extra miles? I can see it becoming a factor if you're in...
07-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By GaryCrow

HARM missile would be the one to use.

HARM missile would be the one to use.
07-04-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By GaryCrow

The idea is to not put holes in your transom....

The idea is to not put holes in your transom. There are several products out there, Stern Saver uses epoxy to glue to the gelcoat, the holes in the stern saver are drilled so the epoxy mechanically...
06-28-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By GaryCrow

Now that is seriously bas a$$!

Now that is seriously bas a$$!
06-28-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By GaryCrow

I strongly concur with the EFI sentiment. I hate...

I strongly concur with the EFI sentiment. I hate carburetors with a passion, most of my trouble with equipment around the farm is from carbs. The fuel injected stuff just keeps going.
06-28-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,472
Posted By GaryCrow

I'd stay away from the 100LL avgas. They named...

I'd stay away from the 100LL avgas. They named it "low lead" a long time ago when gasoline had a lot of lead in it, it's only low lead by that time's standard. It's actually got a lot more lead in...
06-28-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,260
Posted By GaryCrow

I have a cheap 12V fuel pump I bought for just...

I have a cheap 12V fuel pump I bought for just that purpose. My boat is usually at least half full which means at least 30 gallons of good gas sitting there for generator use during a power outage. ...
06-08-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By GaryCrow

I've been using 15 lb Daiwa J-braid. I'm no...

I've been using 15 lb Daiwa J-braid. I'm no expert but I've been impressed with it.
05-28-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,073
Posted By GaryCrow

15% is standard but somehow we seem to be inching...

15% is standard but somehow we seem to be inching towards 20%. That's only in the U.S., nowhere else in the world does anyone expect a tip like that.

It's gotten truly ridiculous, restaurant...
05-11-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,984
Posted By GaryCrow

North up for me. I'm an airline pilot and I...

North up for me.

I'm an airline pilot and I see it about half and half in the plane too. We have moving map displays on the electronic flight bag similar to a chartplotter. Half the guys run...
05-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,134
Posted By GaryCrow

Understood, but any restaurant that put "Dolphin"...

Understood, but any restaurant that put "Dolphin" on the menu would be out of business in short order. You'd have kids crying & screaming and their mothers dog cussing the wait staff. There...
05-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By GaryCrow

I have a key west 203 dfs, it's got a 80# thrust...

I have a key west 203 dfs, it's got a 80# thrust minn kota terrova.
04-30-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By GaryCrow

Too late, Toyota beat you to it. The main...

Too late, Toyota beat you to it.

The main problem with direct injection systems has been carbon deposits building up on valves. On a non-direct injection system the vaporized fuel in the intake...
04-30-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,559
Posted By GaryCrow

The "finance it and put the money in the market"...

The "finance it and put the money in the market" crowd are the reason we have ridiculously high prices for boats and housing right now, a bubble if you will. People are always willing to pay...
04-28-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By GaryCrow

I mounted this exact transducer on my Key West...

I mounted this exact transducer on my Key West 203 DFS a couple of weeks ago. I had another transducer I removed so I filled the holes with Marine Tex then sanded it smooth and put a Stern Pad Jumbo...
04-23-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,960
Posted By GaryCrow

Strip out a couple of sets of threads next time...

Strip out a couple of sets of threads next time and get back to us after you're through drilling them out and helicoiling.



Exactly. Anyone working on aluminum motors is courting disaster if...
04-23-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,960
Posted By GaryCrow

That torque wrench is 3/4" drive. I'm sure it's...

That torque wrench is 3/4" drive. I'm sure it's a good torque wrench but it's not going to be of much use on a boat, maybe if you have a bulldozer or 18 wheeler you need to work on. You need a 3/8"...
Forum: Gulf Coast
04-19-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By GaryCrow

I Don't Roll On Shabbos!!!

I Don't Roll On Shabbos!!!
04-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 31,521
Posted By GaryCrow

A few weeks ago I was driving my old work truck...

A few weeks ago I was driving my old work truck on the interstate near my house to go move my tractor. It's a 98 dodge diesel and hasn't been washed in years, all beat up but it pulls the gooseneck...
04-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By GaryCrow

I have a 203 DFS with a Honda 150. Great boat...

I have a 203 DFS with a Honda 150. Great boat and the performance is good, I bought it used with the Honda on it and it’s a bulletproof motor. The hull is rated for 200 HP and if I were buying new...
04-05-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By GaryCrow

This is what I do. It doesn't overlay on...

This is what I do. It doesn't overlay on navionics but it's easy to minimize navionics and bring up my radar. I pretty much stay near shore so I almost always have LTE service.
03-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By GaryCrow

Here's how I avoided drilling holes to mount my...

Here's how I avoided drilling holes to mount my Ipilot puck:

I went to Wal-mart and bought a thin cutting board for a couple of bucks. I cut it to be about an inch bigger than the puck itself...
03-19-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By GaryCrow

Not all states title boats, my home state doesn't...

Not all states title boats, my home state doesn't require one, just a bill of sale. They'll issue a title if you request one and of course pay a fee, but it isn't required.
03-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By GaryCrow

I've got two of their group 27 lead acid from...

I've got two of their group 27 lead acid from Sam's and they've been great. Hard to beat for $60 each.
03-08-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,634
Posted By GaryCrow

I know! It makes you wonder where these people...

I know! It makes you wonder where these people live. 70 miles is a trip to town for dinner for me.
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