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11-09-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By jobowker

It's not critical. Most with slips just don't...

It's not critical. Most with slips just don't flush except until the end of the year and don't worry about it. Some never flush period.

Growing up, we had a small Evinrude that was used...
11-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By jobowker

Some anchors reset better than others. I used to...

Some anchors reset better than others. I used to have a danforth, but now have a claw which seems to handle resets a lot better. For scope, take max depth at high tide plus height from pulpit to...
11-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By jobowker

With I/O's, some folks remove the lower unit. I...

With I/O's, some folks remove the lower unit. I have never seen anyone do this with an outboard - it's not like it would reduce theft.

Also winterizing is more about preparing it for a long period...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,251
Posted By jobowker

Honestly, if I heard that from an employee, their...

Honestly, if I heard that from an employee, their future time at my company would be limited. Then the employee would have no raise and no job.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-09-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,251
Posted By jobowker

Very few people are paid what they are worth, so...

Very few people are paid what they are worth, so discard that way of thinking. Instead focus on what a company is willing to pay for the services you provide.

You know the job role, market...
11-08-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,739
Posted By jobowker

Up until recently, my argument would be "I/O's...

Up until recently, my argument would be "I/O's are cheaper, but no longer as advantageous as they used to be now that you can get big, efficient, four stroke outboards."

There was a recent article...
11-08-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,641
Posted By jobowker

Oriental, MHC, or Kinston would probably be the...

Oriental, MHC, or Kinston would probably be the closest dealers
11-07-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,465
Posted By jobowker

I don't think it would have much of an impact....

I don't think it would have much of an impact. All of the effort has already been invested in making a rock-solid V6, so they'd no longer need a high number of units sold to keep it profitable.
11-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,465
Posted By jobowker

When I priced them here, they were more money, so...

When I priced them here, they were more money, so not in the same price range.
When I tried pricing them, I could only find 2 dealer less than 50 miles away.
When I was on two identical boats where...
11-07-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By jobowker

Winterizing up here accomplishes 2 things. First,...

Winterizing up here accomplishes 2 things. First, for systems that have closed spaces that may retain water (head, freshwater tank, etc) you get the water out of there so nothing freezes and bursts....
11-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,641
Posted By jobowker

1) Those that have them generally like them. 2)...

1) Those that have them generally like them.
2) Someone's brother's next door neighbor's plumber's best friend from high school had one and it was a complete disaster.

Having owned old-school 2...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-07-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By jobowker

I currently have a whitfield that's somewhere...

I currently have a whitfield that's somewhere around 15-20 years old. I am unsure of its exact age, but I bought it sometime between 1999 and 2002. The igniter has been replaced 3 times and one fan...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-07-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,145
Posted By jobowker

Undercover brother, but only funny if you grew up...

Undercover brother, but only funny if you grew up in the 70's.
11-06-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,465
Posted By jobowker

1) Slow 2) Heavy 3) Outdated 4) Expensive ...

1) Slow
2) Heavy
3) Outdated
4) Expensive
5) Less popular
6) Less availability.

Nothing wrong with them, but that's enough to cool growth in market share.
Reliability is an important factor,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By jobowker

Throw it in the washing machine?

Throw it in the washing machine?
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-05-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,268
Posted By jobowker

No good deed goes unpunished. I tried to give...

No good deed goes unpunished. I tried to give people a heads up about this, and now my truck's gps is all screwy. The time is wrong and it puts me in an entirely different town.
Forum: The Carolinas
11-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By jobowker

AE6? AE8? Zone X? If you're in AE6 and...

AE6? AE8? Zone X?

If you're in AE6 and stilts put you at BFE + 8, you can get a revised site map and not pay what others below the BFE will pay.
Forum: The Carolinas
11-04-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By jobowker

For flood zones, look here to seem if it's in a...

For flood zones, look here to seem if it's in a flood zone.
https://fris.nc.gov/fris/Index.aspx?FIPS=49&ST=NC&user=General%20Public

It may be easier to go to google maps first, find the location...
11-04-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By jobowker

So are you saying that you have a 2008 Etec 250...

So are you saying that you have a 2008 Etec 250 and your max RPM's are only 5000?
Did it used to rev higher and now it only goes to 5000, or has that always been the case?
What boat and what prop?
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-04-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,268
Posted By jobowker

No one said they had to. My posts said 9.3.6 for...

No one said they had to. My posts said 9.3.6 for iphone4 and old ipads, and 10.3.4 for iphone5.
Current iOS is 13 something.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,276
Posted By jobowker

So why not become a CEO then?

So why not become a CEO then?
11-03-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By jobowker

Check prop shaft alignment and pressure test.

Check prop shaft alignment and pressure test.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-03-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,046
Posted By jobowker

Very sorry for your loss. Try to focus on all of...

Very sorry for your loss. Try to focus on all of the good times!
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,493
Posted By jobowker

There are 2 basic groups of noise cancellation,...

There are 2 basic groups of noise cancellation, the $50 white noise ones and active noise cancellation. The most popular for active nose cancellation is Bose, but I had a pair of Audio Technica...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,493
Posted By jobowker

For a 14 hour flight from Chicago to Osaka, I...

For a 14 hour flight from Chicago to Osaka, I forced myself to stay awake for the first 7 hours, then slept for the last 7. I woke up refreshed and no jet lag.
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