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Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Retiredearly

All of them after I have heard them one time each...

All of them after I have heard them one time each year.
Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Retiredearly

I just run mine up on untreated pieces of 3/4”...

I just run mine up on untreated pieces of 3/4” plywood. The flat spots that develop will round out after a few miles of towing in the spring, even faster if the weather is warm for the first drive.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-22-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Retiredearly

We had a plastic ramp with carpet to get our...

We had a plastic ramp with carpet to get our aging greyhounds in and out of the wife’s Forerunner. I don’t remember the manufacturer, but it may have been Weathertech. The ramp had a hooking...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-17-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By Retiredearly

Wife has a 2015 Highlander, now has approx 150k...

Wife has a 2015 Highlander, now has approx 150k miles on it. Other than routine maintenance and consumables, we have put no money into it. Most of her miles are highway, but we were able to get...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-15-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Retiredearly

Yep, blowing close to 40, gusts close to 60 at...

Yep, blowing close to 40, gusts close to 60 at times earlier today in Northwest Ohio. Waves on the western end of Lake Erie measured around 8 feet, and I80/90 is restricting high profile vehicles,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-10-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,536
Posted By Retiredearly

Thanksgiving will be different for us this year,...

Thanksgiving will be different for us this year, as my wife and I each lost a parent in 2020, and have had some additional family turmoil on her side. The kids will both be spending the day with...
11-09-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By Retiredearly

Don’t forget to leave room for fenders or other...

Don’t forget to leave room for fenders or other protection if the docks don’t have some sort of rub rail on them. A few inches on each side is not enough room to tie the boat off in the center with...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-01-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Retiredearly

Yeah, the buoy was showing 6’ plus about two...

Yeah, the buoy was showing 6’ plus about two hours ago. Good day to stay indoors between the sideways rain, cold temps, and occasional snow flurry. Almost time to hibernate until Spring....
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-31-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By Retiredearly

Welcome. What kinda boat ya got?

Welcome. What kinda boat ya got?
10-31-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By Retiredearly

Look closely in the valleys of the treads for...

Look closely in the valleys of the treads for cracking. My boat and trailer have always been stored indoors, so without UV exposure, I was able to get 10 years from my original tires. On a casual...
10-31-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Retiredearly

X2 on storing with clean crankcase oil, and...

X2 on storing with clean crankcase oil, and changing the lower unit fluid. The crankcase oil change removes any contaminants, and the lower unit change will remove water, if any, that might freeze...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-30-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By Retiredearly

9-11 feet forecast for some parts of Lake Erie. I...

9-11 feet forecast for some parts of Lake Erie. I feel vindicated that I put the boat up a couple weeks ago. There has only been a day or two since when I could have gotten out with my 20 footer,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-30-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By Retiredearly

Vinyl plank flooring would likely be quieter than...

Vinyl plank flooring would likely be quieter than tile, especially if you install the type that already has a backing.
10-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,768
Posted By Retiredearly

A friend has one, bought new about a year ago....

A friend has one, bought new about a year ago. Had issues from the very beginning with handling, ride, and drive ability, found 2 of 4 (new) tires had belt separation, and alignment was way out. Took...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-27-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 249,931
Posted By Retiredearly

I surrendered a week ago. With colder water and...

I surrendered a week ago. With colder water and air temps, I am not comfortable by myself in waves much more than 2’, and it seems like that has been the minimum for the last couple of weeks. The...
10-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,075
Posted By Retiredearly

I replace both of mine every 4-5 years. I pull...

I replace both of mine every 4-5 years. I pull them for winter storage, let them sit most of the winter in the garage on a wood platform, then charge about two weeks before I re-install. Just before...
10-24-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Retiredearly

Is it possible to through bolt it? Large fender...

Is it possible to through bolt it? Large fender washers, lock washers, and nuts would make that pretty secure if you can reach the back side.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-23-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,649
Posted By Retiredearly

I am going through this now with my mother’s...

I am going through this now with my mother’s place. She was pretty good about keeping everything thinned out, and lived in a small place. When she passed a few weeks ago, it fell to my sisters and I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-20-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By Retiredearly

Are you guys using the older (larger) batteries...

Are you guys using the older (larger) batteries or the newer, smaller, Lithium ion batteries? Agree on the older (nicad, I think) batteries, they were junk. I have had one of newer guns for well over...
10-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Retiredearly

Question for the Mods

In the last couple days, when I click on a particular thread, I get a blank white screen on my IPad, but it works fine on my Iphone. I am using an ad blocker on the IPad, but not the IPhone. Did...
10-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,646
Posted By Retiredearly

I didn’t buy my 2014 Tundra with the 5.7 for...

I didn’t buy my 2014 Tundra with the 5.7 for mileage, I bought it for the towing capacity and the long term reliability. I am throroughly old school, and firmly believe that working something robust...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Retiredearly

Very few folks are spending money on vacations,...

Very few folks are spending money on vacations, and are putting money into things they can enjoy close to home, including home renovations and toys. I have a good friend who specializes in building...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-12-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,016
Posted By Retiredearly

I would think NFA items would be a very small...

I would think NFA items would be a very small percentage of total firearms ownership. Someday, some organization is going to get a very nasty surprise if they decide to control, legislate, or...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-12-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Retiredearly

X2 on the light scuffing/fine sanding and wipe...

X2 on the light scuffing/fine sanding and wipe down with thinner to clean all the dust. If using exterior latex, use gloss or semi gloss as it will hold up longer, and thin it SLIGHTLY with water...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-12-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,101
Posted By Retiredearly

Mostly local birds still in Northwest Ohio. We’re...

Mostly local birds still in Northwest Ohio. We’re between the Atlantic and Central flyway, so we don’t see a ton of migrators, but I haven’t seen any yet. I am not sure it has been quite cold enough...
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