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Yesterday, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Couldn’t this be defeated by letting the air out...

Couldn’t this be defeated by letting the air out of the tire and pulling it off?
07-17-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Koocanusa Sam

You might consider whether adding some coating to...

You might consider whether adding some coating to the oil pan to reduce corrosion would be a good idea. Not sure from your post if you have thought of this.
07-15-2019, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,140
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp6Dt9RI6eg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp6Dt9RI6eg

Works best to have the wood chipper on board.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,058
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

When I was tempted to take a shortcut on...

When I was tempted to take a shortcut on completing a project I would ask myself how much more it would cost me to do it correctly. And how much it would cost me to come back in a short time and tear...
07-13-2019, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Koocanusa Sam

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/720x608/8ce56255_915c_4725_9461_48ef144f1071_56c33d5a04524a3884afb1ba45270b8621482bff.jpeg
Doing some more thinking (just for personal...
07-10-2019, 08:14 PM
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Views: 3,569
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

All the points brought forth make sense. Thanks...

All the points brought forth make sense. Thanks for the input, something I often wondered about.
07-10-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,569
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Nope, no argument with your logic. You probably...

Nope, no argument with your logic. You probably have listed the main reasons that motors are mounted centerline. I’m just confusing what works on a cat with a v-hull.
07-10-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,569
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Reason 1,3, and 4 sound ok, but the mounting...

Reason 1,3, and 4 sound ok, but the mounting height and leg length could be adjusted (as it is on the large 5 engine boats) to leave the minimum of the lower unit in the water.
07-10-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,569
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Why are twin outboards mounted centered and close together?

I always see twin outboards mounted as close together as possible and on the center line. Cats with the outboards mounted at the corners have much better maneuverability at low speeds and would this...
07-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,150
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_20...

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200711542_200711542

Maybe a few of these would work. Google large plastic gas containers.
07-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

No worries in low range. The only potential...

No worries in low range. The only potential difficulty would be coming up the ramp, and you can get another tow vehicle to hook on to your front bumper and assist if necessary but there is a lot of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-12-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Check out cruisersnet.net for a listing of prices...

Check out cruisersnet.net for a listing of prices all over the east coast.
06-09-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,444
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

I boat mainly in the Bahamas for the winter...

I boat mainly in the Bahamas for the winter season, just in Florida briefly while in transit. Do the same rules of responsibility apply if you attach a tow line to a boat over there, for example is...
05-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Buy whatever you can get. 6 hp is too small to...

Buy whatever you can get. 6 hp is too small to zip 3-4 people around, more like a leisurely ride than a zip. Look at the maximum hp rating for the boat and get as close as you can. 2-stroke is...
05-26-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Lots of household kitchen faucets use a slngle...

Lots of household kitchen faucets use a slngle hole for mounting, with a extendable hose sprayer. There is always included a base mounting plate that is wide enough to cover the standard three holes...
05-26-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

There is a trick I tried on a frozen drive that...

There is a trick I tried on a frozen drive that may work in your case. My drive shaft was stuck in the coupler and wouldn’t release. I got the drive back about 1/2” like you but no further. What I...
05-25-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Try to lift the cap insert on the handle that has...

Try to lift the cap insert on the handle that has fallen off and inside there should be a screw. Loosen the screw and the valve part should come out of the handle. Then try to re-instal that into the...
05-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

I think the y pipe stays connected to the transom...

I think the y pipe stays connected to the transom plate. There are rubber sleeves on the exhaust mixing elbow and they get loosened and the motor pulls away from the y tube. While you have the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Definitely Eastern Marine! Sale on right now for...

Definitely Eastern Marine! Sale on right now for one more day. Just placed a big order this morning.
05-21-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,050
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

The fee is $15 per year to become a member and...

The fee is $15 per year to become a member and then you can post an ad.
05-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,178
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Make the swim grid from perimeter tubing and open...

Make the swim grid from perimeter tubing and open mesh for the top and water will just pass through it.
05-13-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,532
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Regarding your side note, I’ve done a similar...

Regarding your side note, I’ve done a similar trip a couple of times and always look up fuel prices on cruisersnet.net to see the best price on fuel. Amazing how it varies so much from marina to...
05-13-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,407
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN4ok93hhWY ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN4ok93hhWY

How to balance a lithium battery. If interested, look at his videos on build8ng batteries.
05-13-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,407
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

It would appear that you think all lithium...

It would appear that you think all lithium batteries are ticking time bombs, just waiting to burst into flames. But are you aware that there are several different chemical formulations that lithium...
05-10-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,178
Posted By Koocanusa Sam

Leaky bellows may be allowing lost oil to escape...

Leaky bellows may be allowing lost oil to escape but that isn’t the problem. The inside of the bellows shouldn’t have any drive oil. There are two areas to look for drive oil leaks first, both the...
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