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Forum: Dockside Chat
01-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By friogatto

Slicers require to much cleanup and it's to easy...

Slicers require to much cleanup and it's to easy to slice to much imho.
Who wants to break out the slicer for 5 slices, then do the clean up?

There are different brands of slicing knives but...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-14-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By friogatto

Incase your local shop doesnt have what you...

Incase your local shop doesnt have what you need.....

https://www.brownspoint.com/

Great place for Suzuki parts and while they may not be local to you, they are local to the boaters in Key...
01-12-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By friogatto

Cut the hole and create proper access. Fix what...

Cut the hole and create proper access. Fix what needs fixing and calibrate it.

My gauge is accurate down to the accessible gallon. Last bar flashes and I have between 2 and 3 min at WOT before it...
01-12-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By friogatto

60ah lithiums are around $350 each. Almost half...

60ah lithiums are around $350 each. Almost half the size of group 29's, very light (around 16lbs each), and can be installed in any direction (side, upside down, etc).

I'm running triple 60ah...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-12-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,272
Posted By friogatto

I pull the Robalo with a new "2020 Ford...

I pull the Robalo with a new "2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum".

I really enjoy the entire process of getting ready to go fishing, hooking up the boat to the SUV, driving to the coast,

...
01-08-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By friogatto

Just get the 3m clear bra kit cut to fit the...

Just get the 3m clear bra kit cut to fit the headlights and you wont ever have to change or refinish them.

2010 Tundra headlights are clear with 120,000 miles. Stuff does wonders on stopping...
01-08-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By friogatto

Most threads I have read are about switching from...

Most threads I have read are about switching from Oil Bath to Vault.

I'm not saying "cant" but I'm not sure the vaults were designed to run oil bath fluid. But, if you want to experiment, why...
01-08-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By friogatto

Liquid level depends on year or model of hub/hub...

Liquid level depends on year or model of hub/hub cover type. I have the 2006 Turbo covers that you can see through and they have a min - max level.

Have read other threads saying some of the other...
01-08-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By friogatto

Typically a boat porpoises when it tries to lift...

Typically a boat porpoises when it tries to lift but doesnt have enough grib/speed/power so it falls back off. then cycles up and down.

My boat takes time to get up to speed before I can lift the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-07-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,571
Posted By friogatto

Real problem around here is HVAC's fail around...

Real problem around here is HVAC's fail around the 10-12yr mark. Anything older and they wont fix them or will tell you it's more to fix than a new one.

$1,000 a year in equipment costs for...
01-07-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By friogatto

I was referring to the initial ride when the...

I was referring to the initial ride when the truck was new. Unless he had problems or was not satisfied with the ride when the truck was new there is no reason to switch to aftermarket shocks.
01-07-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By friogatto

Have been running Lucas Hub Oil on a 2006 for 5...

Have been running Lucas Hub Oil on a 2006 for 5 years, appears to handle the water intrusion fine. 2 hubs have been white since last Feb. As long as there is enough oil I dont touch them. A little...
01-07-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By friogatto

Unless you had a problem or were unsatisfied with...

Unless you had a problem or were unsatisfied with the ride....Run them till one squirts, then replace all with OEM and get another 100+k miles.
01-07-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,682
Posted By friogatto

I wanted that setup but the 36v battery was...

I wanted that setup but the 36v battery was unavailable at the time. Settled for 3 12v 60ah Amped Outdoors.

So far they have been great. TM has kick through the whole day. I have used them on...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-31-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,571
Posted By friogatto

Replaced a Heil 5 ton gas pack with Goodman 5 ton...

Replaced a Heil 5 ton gas pack with Goodman 5 ton gas pack 2 years ago.

Purchased online for $3400 with free shipping.
Local install guy was $600

Carrier quote started at $16,000
Heil was...
12-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By friogatto

NO, the whole point is to avoid unplugging....

NO, the whole point is to avoid unplugging. Trailer and lights should be designed to handle saltwater submersion.

I'm not making a dedicated stop mid way down the ramp to unplug lights and with...
12-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By friogatto

Desired prop slip is under 10% Light load...

Desired prop slip is under 10%

Light load you should be steadily hitting as close to 5500 as possible.
12-14-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By friogatto

With the added weight, water could be splashing...

With the added weight, water could be splashing over the transom when coming off plane. Right before setting down give it a little gas so you "out run" your wake.
12-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By friogatto

Jammed between the front of the console and the...

Jammed between the front of the console and the cooler.

Small CC so I can stand up and grab it while driving, Coast Guard can see it, anyone on board can see it/has access.

Replace every 3...
12-11-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By friogatto

I would use OEM, but thats just me. And if...

I would use OEM, but thats just me.

And if there are any other M6x35 bolts holding that object on I would replace them as well.
12-11-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By friogatto

Run your numbers through the prop slip...

Run your numbers through the prop slip calculator, then get back to us

https://www.mercuryracing.com/prop-slip-calculator/
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By friogatto

As stated above. Usually/typically/sometimes...

As stated above.
Usually/typically/sometimes there is notch in the "nut" to indicate it's left handed thread.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-10-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By friogatto

Wont recoup costs if you plan to sell in less...

Wont recoup costs if you plan to sell in less than 5 years, otherwise just pay attention to closing costs. Shop around a bit. Some Credit unions do better than banks. Brokers can sometimes do better...
12-08-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,409
Posted By friogatto

Find a freshwater ramp and dunk it. There is no...

Find a freshwater ramp and dunk it. There is no amount of garden hose spraying that will come close.
12-08-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By friogatto

Step 1 Purchase motor service manual in print so...

Step 1 Purchase motor service manual in print so you can physically handle and read it. Keep book in boat.
Step 2 If at a Marina Sell trailer and avoid trailer maintenance, your wet slipped now....
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