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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By bills106

I'm still working out what goes to what! :grin: ...

I'm still working out what goes to what! :grin:

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Today, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By bills106

It could also be the marina's pedestal has both...

It could also be the marina's pedestal has both plug's hot leads wired to the same source not ones that are 180 degrees out of phase to each other. Smart Y adapters are supposed to inhibit connection...
03-05-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By bills106

Awlgrip, as well as Alexseal and Imron (Dupont)...

Awlgrip, as well as Alexseal and Imron (Dupont) have hundreds of colors not on their standard color cards that they've custom mixed over the years for customers, many will not have a code assigned,...
03-05-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,390
Views: 2,066,351
Posted By bills106

Since I'm not sure of the statute of limitations...

Since I'm not sure of the statute of limitations in cases like these I will just say I heard a rumor the square bottle in question was a black label from the George Dickel brand. There are also...
03-05-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,198
Posted By bills106

A pretty decent sized screw manufacturer I used...

A pretty decent sized screw manufacturer I used to deal with told me years ago that virtually all stainless screws were being made in China. The differences were how tightly the QC was being...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-05-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By bills106

A hard blow out of the northwest will make the...

A hard blow out of the northwest will make the skeeter island ferry a rolly-polly ride but that's about it. Fortunately those are usually only after a cold front passes. A hard NE wind is on the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By bills106

Nope, conventional shaft with variable pitch...

Nope, conventional shaft with variable pitch props, those big hubs contain the hydraulics that are pressurized through a ring of holes drilled through the shafts. Spec's say MTU 20V4000 at about...
03-04-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

A long true batten is the best fairing tool in...

A long true batten is the best fairing tool in any boat shop Tim. Held up it can at least tell you where you need to work on the fore and aft "thangs" that need fixing inthe jig frames. I presume...
03-04-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By bills106

While SW flushed heads do tend to develop an...

While SW flushed heads do tend to develop an odor, with only 40 gallons FW capacity I'd be inclined to leave the head as is on SW. One or two girls aboard for a fishing trip and you're reels will be...
03-04-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By bills106

Thank you for clarifying this DWM, for a while...

Thank you for clarifying this DWM, for a while there I was thinking you meant ANY engine mounted filter was to be removed but it's only a secondary water separating filter that's being discussed on...
03-04-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

You could schedule 2-4 day classes but I...

You could schedule 2-4 day classes but I guarantee I'd be the only one there after day one! :grin:

See what you have to look forward to TKFireman? It will make you very much appreciate the value...
03-03-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

Keep the kids in reserve for the funnest part,...

Keep the kids in reserve for the funnest part, the sanding! It will not only give them great exercise and build their muscles but also teach them life lessons like why going to college is so...
03-03-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

Good catch Tarbaby! Although I don't know how at...

Good catch Tarbaby! Although I don't know how at that hour!

Prewetting is not needed and why your thickened mix is sliding all over the place. For gluing up pieces you want a slightly thinner mix...
03-02-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

The work is looking good but the epoxy mess...

The work is looking good but the epoxy mess stories are worrying. You really, really need to work harder on neatness for your own well being. Epoxy can cause sensitization, many older builders, who...
03-02-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By bills106

First you have to determine where the "fog" is in...

First you have to determine where the "fog" is in the finish. It' possible it's on the surface and just UV degradation but more likely behind it caused by moisture. If it's surface, first go play the...
02-28-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By bills106

I have seen several (yes, from custom panel...

I have seen several (yes, from custom panel builders) with blue LED strip lights tie wrapped along the rows of switches. It really doesn't take much or you'll get into hurting night vision by being...
02-28-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By bills106

Just a guess but it sounds like whoever installed...

Just a guess but it sounds like whoever installed them used a self-resetting thermal breaker for circuit protection. A thorough investigation by a qualified marine electrical person is the proper...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-28-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,603
Posted By bills106

:grin:

:grin:
02-27-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 62,491
Posted By bills106

It's easy to see why there are few builders in...

It's easy to see why there are few builders in your restrictive state. Any solvent that won't cause adhesion issues later will work, but probably even harder to obtain; acetone as surv suggested,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-26-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By bills106

I heard Asheville is kind of nice. ;cool;

I heard Asheville is kind of nice. ;cool;
02-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By bills106

After you get your bevels right, drill and...

After you get your bevels right, drill and countersink the heads of a couple 1/2" stainless bolts through it. Fill the countersinks with epoxy after tightening and carry on!
02-25-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By bills106

I regularly vacuum bagged panels off of the hull...

I regularly vacuum bagged panels off of the hull but always stretched either visqueen or vacuum bagging film over the hull first. Here we're bagging the Divinycell front of the fishbox against the...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-25-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By bills106

They're always out there in the usual spots BUT...

They're always out there in the usual spots BUT (always a but, right?) they don't always bite when you want them to. Because the depths they are in, current can make it hard if not impossible to get...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-25-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,603
Posted By bills106

Just about anytime a fish gets hooked and starts...

Just about anytime a fish gets hooked and starts struggling it "fires up" everything in sight/sound range, especially snarks unfortunately. I ran a lot of dive charters years ago and spent a good bit...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-24-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,603
Posted By bills106

The best grouper fisherman I know, Ricky Bishop...

The best grouper fisherman I know, Ricky Bishop from Southport on the FIsh Hunter, fished 45' leaders off a 3 way swivel with a big sash weight right below the swivel. Nothing but cigar minnows,...
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