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12-14-2019, 03:18 PM
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I was talking to a diesel mechanic today at the...

I was talking to a diesel mechanic today at the yard. He mentioned that at the yard where he usually works there is a 7 warranty mechanic. I asked if he sees a lot of 7's being removed in favor of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-12-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,126
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Pretty sure the '73 914 was the first to have the...

Pretty sure the '73 914 was the first to have the 2 litre. It was originally an FI but that was an early injection system that "averaged" fuel demands. It was quite functional but lacked power at the...
12-12-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,026
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

In a situation where you really need an anchor to...

In a situation where you really need an anchor to hold RIGHT NOW, you'd never be able to set 3 before you hit the beach (or the rocks or whatever).
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,126
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

So true! I have a computer at home but I don't...

So true! I have a computer at home but I don't need it in my pocket. My business (fiberglass repair) has profited handsomely from fly-by-wire steering and engine controls in boats. I have a truck and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-12-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,126
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Me too! And I'm always surprised at how many...

Me too! And I'm always surprised at how many people say that they wish they had kept their flip phone instead of going "smart".
12-08-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

25 SeaVee w/bracket, 250 Mercury EFI, plenty of...

25 SeaVee w/bracket, 250 Mercury EFI, plenty of grunt and cruise @ 30 mph 4500 rpm. Top end high 40's. I've had 50 some odd boats over the years - single outboard, twin outboard, twin I/O, single...
11-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

That looks like a compression fracture, meaning...

That looks like a compression fracture, meaning that the hull has flexed inwards and the gel coat layer has compressed against itself on either side of the fracture. Many people (including me) will...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-25-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,570
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Electronic controls are one of the best things...

Electronic controls are one of the best things that ever happened for the fiberglass business. Working on one today where the joy stick/IPS drive connection malfunctioned and hit a piling. Did one...
11-21-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,001
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Normally, if it's a flex to failure situation...

Normally, if it's a flex to failure situation there would be more than a single crack. This would appear to be gel coat that is too thick. Does the crack originate at a bolt or large fastener?
11-20-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,609
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

I've read that in some parts of the Outer Banks...

I've read that in some parts of the Outer Banks if your house is destroyed by storm erosion you are not allowed to rebuild. Anyone know the real story?
11-19-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

The key to wet sanding is the "wet" part. When...

The key to wet sanding is the "wet" part. When you wet sand you remove the oxidation. When you polish oxidized gel coat you push all the oxidation, dirt, salt, etc. into the pores (gel coat is...
11-15-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

It's always a good idea to "prime" the surfaces...

It's always a good idea to "prime" the surfaces you're going to fill with unthickened epoxy before applying the thickened epoxy. The unthickened will soak into whatever surface there is, giving the...
11-15-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

John Bannister is a very good surveyor and he...

John Bannister is a very good surveyor and he also happens to Mercury Certfied and a thermographer too. I was lucky enough to get him to work on my Mercury and he did a fantastic job.
11-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

The area under the decal will be slightly raised...

The area under the decal will be slightly raised and will have no UV damage, So it's basically new gel coat surrounded by older gel coat. Light sanding with very fine wet/dry (800, 1000, 1200) and a...
11-12-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,232
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Might be like with the yachts - cheaper to just...

Might be like with the yachts - cheaper to just change them out instead of taking the boat out of service long enough to fix in place, in which case they need the pods hanging aft of the drydock's...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Flew a SW 737 a couple months ago and they did...

Flew a SW 737 a couple months ago and they did put the kick stand on while being loaded.
11-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

A few boats back I wanted an oversize T Top and...

A few boats back I wanted an oversize T Top and many people warned me that if the boat were at a dock with tall pilings and got rocked the side rail of the top could get damaged. It never happened,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-09-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

We used to do a lot of warranty work for Ocean...

We used to do a lot of warranty work for Ocean Yachts. I always greatly admired Dave Martin's work. He was one of the first to get the production sporties to reach 30 knots and back then it was a...
11-07-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Target Boats in West Palm Beach (561) 358-6393....

Target Boats in West Palm Beach (561) 358-6393. No matter who does it you'll probably spend more than it will ever be worth. So don't do it unless you plan to keep it for a very long time.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Anyone who had the intelligence and skills to...

Anyone who had the intelligence and skills to build what they have found may have done so to hide treasure. But they most certainly would have had the intelligence to go back and get the treasure...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-30-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,577
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

DAAYUUUMMMMM!!!! You don't often see welds like...

DAAYUUUMMMMM!!!! You don't often see welds like that!
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-29-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,577
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_0270_1_83694268865251d7b2717348e771451915d60921.jpg...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 28,806
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

That's one of my major peeves as well. I usually...

That's one of my major peeves as well. I usually stop and tell them how my elderly aunt almost died in the store because some asshole like you blocked the ambulance from parking up front. Or I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-26-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,335
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

I had it, talked to a friend who had it and he...

I had it, talked to a friend who had it and he gave me a roller with little bumps on it. You roll your foot on it a few times a day to break up the inflammation. Between that thing and memory foam...
10-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

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