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11-11-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,484
Posted By Skybolter

One other consideration...the hulls need to be...

One other consideration...the hulls need to be clean for an accurate comparison. I pick up around 200 rpm on my 20' 90hp pontoon after a good cleaning.
10-27-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By Skybolter

Diving mask for clearing the prop, aviation...

Diving mask for clearing the prop, aviation safety wire and safety wire twist pliers...probably one of the most useful items for jury repairs.
10-22-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Skybolter

Another vote for Nu Finish. It is cheap and...

Another vote for Nu Finish. It is cheap and holds up well. For quick touch-ups, I use Turtle Wax Ice spray.
10-20-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,652
Posted By Skybolter

Look at the trailers...how the trailer is...

Look at the trailers...how the trailer is maintained will tell a lot about how the boat was treated. If you are based in Upstate SC, you will be doing a lot of trailering to get to the coast. A...
10-07-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Skybolter

How many people do you want to be able to carry...

How many people do you want to be able to carry on board? As far as the single/twin engine consideration- I would rather have a well-maintained single than a questionable set of twins. I would go...
10-06-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Skybolter

In the aviation world, we use a product called...

In the aviation world, we use a product called "EZ Turn" to both seal and prevent galling. It is a very thick waxy paste. A tube will last a lifetime. You will find endless uses for it once you...
09-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,576
Posted By Skybolter

One more thing...the load range and maintaining...

One more thing...the load range and maintaining correct pressure are critical. You don't want to go cheap on the load range as it doesn't really cost that much more to go up to a D. Keep the...
09-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By Skybolter

Ditto on the folding tongue trailer. I also...

Ditto on the folding tongue trailer. I also installed a winch on the back wall so I could winch the trailer into the garage. It was too scary to try to back it in with the truck as there was only a...
09-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,717
Posted By Skybolter

When I was a kid, one of my uncles had a bass...

When I was a kid, one of my uncles had a bass boat with a monster Merc on the back. I asked him what the fuel burn was, and without missing a beat, he replied " About six gallons an hour, every 10...
09-15-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By Skybolter

kamc1988 nailed it. Grease the tip of the...

kamc1988 nailed it. Grease the tip of the pistons. I had the same issue and this was the fix.
09-10-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Skybolter

Way too many variables to determine the answer. ...

Way too many variables to determine the answer. All you will get will be opinions. My suggestion is to use whatever oil meets your engine's requirements. Run your engine often, and run it hard. ...
08-21-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,384
Posted By Skybolter

I was at the boat ramp launching and witnessed...

I was at the boat ramp launching and witnessed some college-age boys attempting to launch a 20' sailboat. They got it off the trailer, floated it down to the end of the pier when the fun began. ...
08-06-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Skybolter

I saw a WWII bomber with some interesting nose...

I saw a WWII bomber with some interesting nose art painted on. Of course, it was a topless female as usual, but the artist integrated the rivet into the painting by making the rivet a nipple on her...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-06-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,990
Posted By Skybolter

While shopping for your mega-stereo, make sure to...

While shopping for your mega-stereo, make sure to pick up an insane LED light bar and some spinner wheels for your trailer to complete the transition... might want to upgrade the Mr. T gold chain...
08-04-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,151
Posted By Skybolter

Oofos are my absolute favorite flip flops. I...

Oofos are my absolute favorite flip flops. I used to wear Olukai's, but after trying Oofos, I will never go back. The Oofos do an amazing job of supporting your arches. They cushion the jolts that...
08-03-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,234
Posted By Skybolter

I knew a local captain who always got sick...

I knew a local captain who always got sick offshore. If the passengers gave him any guff about it, he would vomit into his cupped hands and then drink it back down right in front of the hecklers. ...
07-30-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Skybolter

I have had good luck with NuFinish. It is easy...

I have had good luck with NuFinish. It is easy to apply and seems to hold up well. I use it on boats, cars and airplanes. It is inexpensive.
07-28-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By Skybolter

On our way home from the ocean runs, we would...

On our way home from the ocean runs, we would back the boat and trailer into a little-used fresh water ramp and run the engine for a couple of minutes while sitting on the trailer. The trailer gets...
07-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,437
Posted By Skybolter

We had a 32' sailboat. After taking a group of...

We had a 32' sailboat. After taking a group of friends out for a full day's sail, one of my friends offered to cover the entire fuel burn for the trip which would have been a couple of dimes total. ...
05-18-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Skybolter

We use this product all over aircraft. It is a...

We use this product all over aircraft. It is a fuel-resistant waxy paste that does a good jot sealing gaskets:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ezturnlube.php

It also helps prevent...
05-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By Skybolter

As a former 175 Pioneer Venture owner, I can tell...

As a former 175 Pioneer Venture owner, I can tell you they make a great boat. I purchased mine used and it served our family well for a long time before I sold it to another family who is greatly...
05-13-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By Skybolter

Be careful if you choose to travel with lots of...

Be careful if you choose to travel with lots of cash. Law enforcement can seize it without cause. It will then be your job to prove the funds were legit and were not drug related. You will spend...
05-13-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Skybolter

303 is a great product. I seem to be allergic to...

303 is a great product. I seem to be allergic to it, though. Every time I handle my cover, my arms break out in a rash. Might want to try a small area to see if you have a reaction to it.
05-07-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By Skybolter

I have had excellent service and prices from The...

I have had excellent service and prices from The Cajun Rope Co. They sell anchor line as well as other types of line and are great to work with.
05-07-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,072
Posted By Skybolter

If you get invited and become seasick, consider...

If you get invited and become seasick, consider this an audition for your man card. No matter how miserable you are (You will pray to die, but sadly, you won't be able to...) you must never let your...
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