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06-17-2019, 06:44 AM
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Is the thermostat working? Could be running too...

Is the thermostat working? Could be running too cold at idle.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-10-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By drkptt

Here's an amazing story originally published...

Here's an amazing story originally published about 10 years ago. Mac was a badass. There is so much more than this quote at the link:

Mac's Wild Years - Ponderosa Stomp...
06-07-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By drkptt

Timing light and machine vibration studies. If...

Timing light and machine vibration studies. If you ever put a strobe on a chainsaw it would blow your mind; parts deflect half an inch or more in synch with engine speed. You'd think it would just...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By drkptt

Where'd you see him last? He last performed in...

Where'd you see him last? He last performed in 2017. I think the last time I saw him was at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday; google says that was 2014. Might have seen part of a set at Jazz Fest after...
06-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By drkptt

The florescent light would stop the flywheel when...

The florescent light would stop the flywheel when the engine is running at 1800, 900, etc... You'd want to put a mark on it and make sure you don't see multiple marks. Hard to do if you can't see...
06-06-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By drkptt

You'll need to check it at two or more speeds to...

You'll need to check it at two or more speeds to determine if you need to apply an offset or a multiplier.
06-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By drkptt

It's a rate counter (senses time between voltage...

It's a rate counter (senses time between voltage rises) as opposed to a voltage sensor (like a pressure gauge or thermistor) so linearity should be solid unless the signal is degraded at speed. ...
06-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By drkptt

When I saw 'Sarasota' the first captain's name...

When I saw 'Sarasota' the first captain's name that came to mind wasn't 'Mark.'
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-05-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By drkptt

I remember hearing about some great autocrosses...

I remember hearing about some great autocrosses in the '80s through a planned housing development that was paved but never built. Seems like it was somewhere in that area. Ring a bell?
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-05-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By drkptt

This is exactly how I felt when I saw the...

This is exactly how I felt when I saw the trailer. I don't get all the excitement, especially from car guys. And I've been to the 12 Hours of Sebring 49 times, so I have some interest in the sport.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-04-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By drkptt

If you ever need an alibi don't let it hinge on...

If you ever need an alibi don't let it hinge on your understanding of anti-siphon valves.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-04-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By drkptt

Fish Haid: would you expect a...

Fish Haid: would you expect a properly-functioning marine solenoid to spark like that? If that's normal then why have marine-rated equipment at all?
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-04-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By drkptt

30 years ago: triple murderer convicted by anti-siphon valve

This was a horrendous crime at the time and haunted the Tampa Bay area for years. His alibi was a fuel leak drained his boat tank and he was stuck overnight. A boat mechanic's testimony was a huge...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-04-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By drkptt

A few years ago Florida started DNA testing...

A few years ago Florida started DNA testing restaurant fish and you could see a change in menus. Hooters started selling "Grouper's Cousin" sandwiches. So for a while you could be fairly confident...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-04-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By drkptt

No, it's blocking direct solar radiation from...

No, it's blocking direct solar radiation from heating the shingles. Roof surface temperature will be lower, less heat transfer into the house.



An understanding of convection and conduction,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By drkptt

Radiation from sun to panels is much, much...

Radiation from sun to panels is much, much greater than radiation from the underside of panels to the roof. They can definitely shade the roof and reduce cooling load without violating any rules of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By drkptt

The hot air in the room won't transfer heat to...

The hot air in the room won't transfer heat to the attic unless the attic is colder than the room air. Then the attic is cooling your room.
06-03-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By drkptt

I think that's the parachute that separates from...

I think that's the parachute that separates from the weather balloon after it bursts at high altitude.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By drkptt

Could you elaborate on how heat gain through the...

Could you elaborate on how heat gain through the windows transfers heat to a hot attic?
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By drkptt

Foreplay with gun goes wrong (Florida Man, of course)

Valrico woman shot dead during foreplay gone wrong, deputies say (http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/valrico-woman-shot-dead-during-foreplay-gone-wrong-deputies-say-20190603/)

TAMPA — A...
05-29-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By drkptt

Stationary seals could be leak points too. I...

Stationary seals could be leak points too. I don't know that particular engine; is there a big O-ring on the outside of the propshaft bearing carrier?

Could leak at the fill/drain plug gaskets....
05-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By drkptt

If the title is in your name you'd better make...

If the title is in your name you'd better make sure it's changed (not just signed over) to the new owner so you don't get billed for disposal later if they abandon it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-28-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By drkptt

I've got a 2006 Aliner with a Dometic...

I've got a 2006 Aliner with a Dometic refrigerator (dorm size, no freezer). It works on propane, 12v, and 110v, but requires no electricity when operating on propane. So you might be able to find...
05-23-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,873
Posted By drkptt

If boats were fully-submerged spheres dimples...

If boats were fully-submerged spheres dimples would help.

If golf balls were airfoils they wouldn't need dimples.

Oranges and apples mangoes.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,272
Posted By drkptt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFtHjV4c4uw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFtHjV4c4uw
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