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Forum: The Carolinas
10-10-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By itwonder

Helpful thread; thanks!! Shell in Manteo was out...

Helpful thread; thanks!! Shell in Manteo was out last time I was by there, so good to know there are others.
Forum: The Carolinas
10-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,816
Posted By itwonder

Even if there are no aft tiedowns, how could he...

Even if there are no aft tiedowns, how could he get a boat that heavy to jump off the trailer? I can't imagine what braking or steering maneuver you could do to accomplish that, without rolling the...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-15-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By itwonder

Home Inspector OBX

Anyone have a recommendation for the best home inspector in the Outer Banks area? -- home is near Manteo.
08-25-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,274
Posted By itwonder

My question exactly. I'd drop it at Collins and...

My question exactly. I'd drop it at Collins and tell them to call me once it has been fixed and sea trialed by them to verify everything is performing up to snuff. They are using you as the test...
08-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,787
Posted By itwonder

There are several videos that show this method. ...

There are several videos that show this method. There is one where a guide shoves the hook into his arm just for the demonstration. Shoving it through may be better for small shank hooks, but not...
08-25-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,054
Posted By itwonder

I don't have a dog in this fight, but instead of...

I don't have a dog in this fight, but instead of all the trading in the 20" and 2008 vs 2009 pricing on the 25" motor that led to a huge price difference, wouldn't it have been less expensive to have...
08-23-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,644
Posted By itwonder

Nope, that would be the Etec pulling the corroded...

Nope, that would be the Etec pulling the corroded Yamaha back to the dock.

Now to the point of the thread, both are good choices. Which is offering the best free extended warranty deal? ...
08-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,557
Posted By itwonder

Privateer 242 Wahoo (will last a lifetime) ...

Privateer 242 Wahoo (will last a lifetime)
Dusky 233
Maycraft 2550CCX
08-23-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By itwonder

The only thing that would hold me back on buying...

The only thing that would hold me back on buying a Southport is the company itself has been in flux the last year or so and word is the new ownership is not quite as customer service oriented as the...
08-23-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,767
Posted By itwonder

I use Zep Toilet Bowl Cleaner from HD. Same acid...

I use Zep Toilet Bowl Cleaner from HD. Same acid as the other products, but in a thicker Gel-like consistency that clings to the hull better and does not drip onto your arms and burn like the...
08-23-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,267
Posted By itwonder

I don't get it. Any company can have a problem...

I don't get it. Any company can have a problem with a product. Why not call Penn Customer Service at (800) 892-5444 and speak with them about the issue. ;?;?
08-23-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By itwonder

Tony, it sounds like you are making good...

Tony, it sounds like you are making good progress. I am confident you can make a full throttle run to get your numbers without any concern about the hours on the motor. In fact, the motors really...
08-22-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By itwonder

It sounds to me that either the motor height is...

It sounds to me that either the motor height is set incorrectly (too low), or the boat is under propped with the 17" pitch 4-blade. Under propped means the engine turns too many RPM for the amount...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-21-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By itwonder

Did you get that at Lowes or Home Depot...

Did you get that at Lowes or Home Depot :grin::grin:
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-21-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,918
Posted By itwonder

Just not in any season when the mosquitos are...

Just not in any season when the mosquitos are active.
08-21-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By itwonder

Same setting on mine, but I use Pennzoil FULL...

Same setting on mine, but I use Pennzoil FULL Synthetic. $20/gal at Walmart. XD100 is too expensive around here.
08-21-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By itwonder

Is there a significant price difference? If not,...

Is there a significant price difference? If not, I would probably go with the Yamaha 150.
08-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,819
Posted By itwonder

Almost right; the proper part number syntax is...

Almost right; the proper part number syntax is AN914-3D. This is an aircraft fitting, AN914 series pipe thread elbow, the -3 means 3/8", and the D suffix means aluminum. Aircraft Spruce, link...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By itwonder

Exactly. It is the right equipment for the job....

Exactly. It is the right equipment for the job. One question might be why not license the Russian design and manufacture the ones needed for Afghanistan here in the US. No doubt costs would be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By itwonder

Try FRING. It works. Regarding the use of...

Try FRING. It works.

Regarding the use of GSM phones, local SIM cards are much less available in Europe now due to terror concerns.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By itwonder

The one on the left with the irregular shape is a...

The one on the left with the irregular shape is a Beefsteak. Taste great and make huge slices for burgers, etc. The one on the right I will bet is a Better Boy, very common at garden centers.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-20-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By itwonder

Has he considered the USCG Academy? You...

Has he considered the USCG Academy?

You are eligible to apply for the Coast Guard Academy if you are:


A U.S. citizen of sound moral character
Unmarried with no dependents or financial...
08-20-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By itwonder

Collinite Fleetwax is the longest lasting but is...

Collinite Fleetwax is the longest lasting but is a real bear to apply. Collinite Fiberglass Boat Wax and Insulator wax are the same product in different bottles. It lasts a long time but not quite...
08-20-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By itwonder

It sounds lke a fuel problem. Try taking a...

It sounds lke a fuel problem. Try taking a portable 5 gallon tank with you and connect that into the fuel line at the ball when the problem occurs. If the motor runs normally like that, then...
08-19-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By itwonder

"Good Will" from many companies has been in short...

"Good Will" from many companies has been in short supply since the economy tanked. Great to hear Suzuki is working on bolstering their customer service reputation by providing more help than...
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