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Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Cat-a-holic

Depends on where you are. Any electric car used...

Depends on where you are. Any electric car used in my neck of the woods is coal-fired, as are about 35% of the electric cars on the road in the US. The next biggest percentage are natural gas...
11-15-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,353
Posted By Cat-a-holic

I did get the permit both from DEP and the USCOE,...

I did get the permit both from DEP and the USCOE, but have not had the time or money to put into my property since. I still hope to do so.

A few things learned along the way:

It is likely...
11-13-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cat-a-holic

We have a guy around here in Kentucky who walks. ...

We have a guy around here in Kentucky who walks. Constantly. Every day he walks for miles along the highway, from one county to another. No one knows why. I've talked to him, and he does not...
11-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,675
Posted By Cat-a-holic

No, not at all. I'm not commenting on whether the...

No, not at all. I'm not commenting on whether the sentence is too light or too heavy, I'm just trying to imagine having a home in Marathon and being banned for life from Fishing there. That would be...
11-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By Cat-a-holic

I'm sure it will work out ok.......I only wish I...

I'm sure it will work out ok.......I only wish I were going......its snowing this morning where I am.
11-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By Cat-a-holic

We can all clearly see the series of mistakes...

We can all clearly see the series of mistakes they made - we all beat it to death at the time. I think it made every offshore boater think. I know I did, even though I would have known not to do...
11-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,675
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Lifetime ban on fishing in Florida. And...

Lifetime ban on fishing in Florida. And apparently one of them has a home in Marathon. That will sting.
11-10-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Dredging is not done to improve the environment....

Dredging is not done to improve the environment. Neither is highway construction, building subdivisions, water lines, power lines, rail roads, airports, oil and gas pipelines, etc, etc. Every human...
11-07-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Cat-a-holic

It doesn't matter. I'm jealous no matter where...

It doesn't matter. I'm jealous no matter where you wind up going.
11-04-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,572
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Agreed. The Montauk 17 is tough as hell and...

Agreed. The Montauk 17 is tough as hell and won't sink, but will also beat the living hell out of you and gets awful small with any more than 2 people. 18 Outrage would be better any day, but the...
10-29-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,572
Posted By Cat-a-holic

If you've not looked at the new Montauks, do. ...

If you've not looked at the new Montauks, do. Makes you want another one. They fixed everything I don't like about my older (1987) one. There is a thread on the new one somewhere.
10-28-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,139
Posted By Cat-a-holic

I've hooked big rays that I couldn't turn no...

I've hooked big rays that I couldn't turn no matter what, finally having to cut them off, but they are slow moving.
10-28-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Actually, that is my plan. I ordered the filters...

Actually, that is my plan. I ordered the filters and O rings yesterday.
10-28-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,572
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Agree>>> 1106379

Agree>>>


1106379
10-28-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By Cat-a-holic

So this functions like a needle valve on a...

So this functions like a needle valve on a carburator?



PS: Based on its location, how would you ever tap on the VST with a screwdriver handle?
10-27-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,330
Posted By Cat-a-holic

\ OK, since I cannot get to the high...

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OK, since I cannot get to the high pressure filter without pulling the boat, I went for the simple fix today - new primer bulb with about 18" of new 5/8 fuel line from racor to bulb.


VOILA!...
10-25-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,014
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Great information. We all suffer from the...

Great information.

We all suffer from the tendency to quickly place blame on our favorite villain of the moment, be it big sugar, the Corps of Engineers, global warming, etc., while ignoring...
10-23-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,014
Posted By Cat-a-holic

What I mean by that is that normally those posing...

What I mean by that is that normally those posing as "environmentalists", and especially activists, virtually always have a very strong tendency toward hyperbole. Then on the other side, you may...
10-23-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,014
Posted By Cat-a-holic

It makes no sense to me that after all of the...

It makes no sense to me that after all of the dredging and human activity in and around south florida for many decades, a single dredging operation in Miami is suddenly responsible for killing all...
10-22-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,627
Posted By Cat-a-holic

I would stay east and head straight to Koon Key...

I would stay east and head straight to Koon Key light. Once at the light, you can set your course directly for Marathon. If heading to KW, I would run about 5 miles SE until you clear the shoals,...
10-22-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By Cat-a-holic

If you are driving to Key West from Alabama, then...

If you are driving to Key West from Alabama, then you can go I-75 all the way. No need to get on the east coast.
10-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By Cat-a-holic

If you are driving to KW, then I-75 all the way. ...

If you are driving to KW, then I-75 all the way. Easy peasy.
10-20-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,516
Posted By Cat-a-holic

That's basically what I've been doing, driving a...

That's basically what I've been doing, driving a 2011 Ford Edge as a daily driver. I like the Edge, but I'm wanting to trade it down to my oldest son and let him drive it for work, etc., but still...
10-14-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,516
Posted By Cat-a-holic

You guys are kind of confirming what I already...

You guys are kind of confirming what I already thought. I definitely understand the value of a heavier truck when pulling a heavy trailer - the max tow capacity doesn't tell the whole story. Its...
10-14-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,516
Posted By Cat-a-holic

Towing a 9500 lb rig with F150 - Opinions

I have owned a 2003 Excursion 6.8 gas since 2008 used mostly for towing my 270 World Cat which weighed in at 9200 lbs (boat and trailer) per cat scales last spring with approx 60 gallons of fuel....
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