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10-24-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By obbayer

Always have problems getting the pink stuff thru...

Always have problems getting the pink stuff thru the AC/Heat unit. Going back this weekend with the air hose. Water system and head I do the pink stuff, pour some in the drains too.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-20-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,389
Posted By obbayer

I seriously doubt there's a relay anymore. More...

I seriously doubt there's a relay anymore. More likely controlled by a black box $$$$

Check connections at the bulbs, maybe one is randomly loosing connection.
09-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By obbayer

Had a boat on lift across from my slipped boat...

Had a boat on lift across from my slipped boat drop with 6 people on board, stern went down and shot it across to a luckily empty slip. Both stern cables dropped, bow stayed high. Pretty exciting...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-24-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
Posted By obbayer

Back in the 80's we opened a new location for the...

Back in the 80's we opened a new location for the company I worked for. Day 1, first time the phone rang it was someone looking to get their pizza oven fixed. After many wrong calls it turned out...
Forum: Northeast
09-22-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By obbayer

Before you get to deep into this, better see if...

Before you get to deep into this, better see if you can even go out 4 feet. Lots of rules and reg apply. How far out the previous bulkhead was placed, overall width of the lagoon etc.
09-13-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By obbayer

About what I do. If their good batteries when...

About what I do. If their good batteries when you put the boat away, they'll last till early April. I give them a charge while working on the boat a week or so ahead of launch. Never had an issue.
08-19-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By obbayer

Had that happen, 24' pontoon coming from the...

Had that happen, 24' pontoon coming from the Shrewsbury to Navesink Rivers in NJ, caught a boat wake, bow stuffed and as long as the power was on just kept on going in full "dive" mode.

I would...
08-11-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,342
Posted By obbayer

What RPM's do you get in neutral ? Could be...

What RPM's do you get in neutral ?

Could be props are way off in size/pitch

Bottom dirty ?
08-11-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,342
Posted By obbayer

Wow ! I get to say it first, no survey and Sea...

Wow ! I get to say it first, no survey and Sea Trial ?
07-21-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By obbayer

Hire a surveyor, check for wet balsa coring in...

Hire a surveyor, check for wet balsa coring in the hull sides and deck.
Forum: Northeast
07-20-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By obbayer

Yes, New Jersey. On my NJDEP permit, Item...

Yes, New Jersey.

On my NJDEP permit, Item #8 says: " The structures are not to exceed the dimensions as specified on the approved plans. NO MORE THAN FOUR (4) VESSELS MAY BE MOORED AT ANY...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By obbayer

I've used Forked River Diesel also, but I would...

I've used Forked River Diesel also, but I would bet he's gonna charge a good hour travel time to Keyport. Think the OP needs someone up in Monmouth County.
Forum: Northeast
07-17-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By obbayer

I just contracted for and got my DEP permits for...

I just contracted for and got my DEP permits for a new 65' bulkhead and dock. I was surprised to see a boat limit on the permit. I'm away right now so don't have the details. But I remember it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-08-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By obbayer

FYI, it took 6 months to get my permits OK'd and...

FYI, it took 6 months to get my permits OK'd and returned by NJ DEP.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-27-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By obbayer

Something like this happened at one place I...

Something like this happened at one place I worked. The fired guy then sued our company and the guy who spread the bad reports on him. It wasn't pretty.
06-27-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By obbayer

Before you get too deep into this, either swap...

Before you get too deep into this, either swap the gauges or sending units first. If problem move to other side, bad gauge or sender. If problem stays with starboard engine then start into the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,482
Posted By obbayer

Buddy bought his son a $800ish laptop (not a MAC)...

Buddy bought his son a $800ish laptop (not a MAC) it lasted about 2 months before his room mate killed it with a spilled soda. 2nd laptop bought and lasted till graduation.

Plan for the worse,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-09-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,979
Posted By obbayer

10-15 nights a month on the road. Try to always...

10-15 nights a month on the road. Try to always sit at the bar, tv's and sometimes someone to talk to. Otherwise cellphone for emails and facebook.
04-14-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By obbayer

Found this: 1098295 I would think in the...

Found this: 1098295

I would think in the ABYC book you might find the specs, but you'll have to buy the book.

Wonder how many cleats are even made to specs or ever tested by the manufacturer....
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,404
Posted By obbayer

The GF spent $75 bucks and some quack in CA...

The GF spent $75 bucks and some quack in CA certified that she needs a social service dog. I bought the appropriate tags for the dog on Amazon. Crock of shit.

But having said that, dog is the...
Forum: Northeast
03-27-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By obbayer

First your saying seawall, but sounds like you...

First your saying seawall, but sounds like you want a bulkhead. 2 different things in my book.

I'm paying $35k for 65 foot vinyl bulkhead and 5 foot wide dock with 1 step. Pilings every 8 foot ...
01-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By obbayer

Try here first: ...

Try here first: https://catalog.hydrasearchrecreational.com/viewitems/port-starboard-struts/bronze-main-struts-port-starboard
12-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,470
Posted By obbayer

The grid heaters are probably OK but the damn...

The grid heaters are probably OK but the damn solenoids that turn them on/off have probably failed. Next time you start up watch the voltmeters, you should see a significant voltage swing as the...
Forum: Northeast
12-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By obbayer

65' without the returns. Pilings are 8" and...

65' without the returns.
Pilings are 8" and about 30 feet long spaced every 8 foot. The dock is 5 foot wide for the entire 65 feet + the cap on the bulkhead. I'll have deadmen on the two ends but...
Forum: Northeast
12-11-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By obbayer

Between permits and approvals etc, figure about a...

Between permits and approvals etc, figure about a 6 month lead time before they start. Factor that in to your date.

I also spoke with my winter storage marina about keeping the boat in the...
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