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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By Buoy Scout

There is a short somewhere in the circuit. could...

There is a short somewhere in the circuit. could be wires touching ground or each other in a device, or shorted as the enter a box or even a nail or screw driven into a wall that pierced a cable. Any...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Buoy Scout

I'm sleeping ok I think--4 hrs at a time, between...

I'm sleeping ok I think--4 hrs at a time, between pills, getting 6 to 8 hrs overnight. A nap during the day as well. Pain continues to taper off, slowly.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-19-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Buoy Scout

Five days post surgery and am down to only using...

Five days post surgery and am down to only using oxycodone at night. Sleeping in a recliner. First day after the nerve block wore off the pain was the worst I've ever had. Doubled up the oxy to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Buoy Scout

I would try to buy a smaller register and shift...

I would try to buy a smaller register and shift it sideways as long as it still covers the duct opening.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Buoy Scout

Bad idea to have a filter in the air handler in a...

Bad idea to have a filter in the air handler in a marginally accessible location. Filter will be on the suction side of the air handler where the return duct attaches. Should be fairly obvious. You...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,603
Posted By Buoy Scout

Lost 25 lbs since retired 2 years ago. Need to...

Lost 25 lbs since retired 2 years ago. Need to lose another 15 or 20. Working on it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,745
Posted By Buoy Scout

I moved from engineering (nuclear power plant) to...

I moved from engineering (nuclear power plant) to IT (software development Project Management office) to insurance company director of product development and management. Three major career changes....
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,241
Posted By Buoy Scout

Favorite right now is Apollo 11. Wonderful...

Favorite right now is Apollo 11. Wonderful vintage 65mm footage. 50th Anniversary.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Buoy Scout

I'm scheduled to have rotator cuff surgery in two...

I'm scheduled to have rotator cuff surgery in two weeks. Arthroscopic says the surgeon. One tendon detached, one partially torn. Some old injury, some recent, which precipitated the surgery to regain...
05-25-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,813
Posted By Buoy Scout

If the alternator uses a rectifier as a voltage...

If the alternator uses a rectifier as a voltage regulator, it's likely fried.
05-25-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Buoy Scout

It must be blocked or the tank would not...

It must be blocked or the tank would not pressurize. How do you know it's not blocked? Look for a dip in the routing (should be continuous slope up to vent in hull) or deteriorated hose that's...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-25-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,592
Posted By Buoy Scout

Talk about being on a short leash. I got a call...

Talk about being on a short leash. I got a call one time from my boss, the plant VP, with an IT problem on Christmas morning, while we were opening presents with the kids. I shouldn't have answered...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-20-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Buoy Scout

I just put a couple ice cubes in a zip lock bag....

I just put a couple ice cubes in a zip lock bag. If they are still cubes, I know the freezer has not lost it's cool. If I find a frozen puddle in the bag, I know there's been a problem. I asked the...
05-20-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Buoy Scout

Send the unit to the mfg. to get it reprogrammed....

Send the unit to the mfg. to get it reprogrammed. Did it come with a boat or did you just buy it?
05-20-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Buoy Scout

Sometimes it's easier to remove the pump to work...

Sometimes it's easier to remove the pump to work on it. Had to do that on the Crusaders I had on a prior boat.
05-19-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Buoy Scout

Location of the battery bank is outboard the port...

Location of the battery bank is outboard the port engine. Wrestling anything larger than a group 31 is problematic. Also, that's how the boat was when I got it. Just retained the same arrangement.
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05-17-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Buoy Scout

I've got 8 blue top Optima AGMs--two for each...

I've got 8 blue top Optima AGMs--two for each start bank and four for the house. Have been giving good service.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,592
Posted By Buoy Scout

I can remember helping my Dad, then about 80, to...

I can remember helping my Dad, then about 80, to use a computer. Bought him one, set it up, loaded MS Word, and had him typing in a few minutes. He typed a few words, looked at the printer and said...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-06-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Buoy Scout

Get the service manual...

Get the service manual...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-29-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Buoy Scout

I bought a Monoprice mini III v2. $189. Good...

I bought a Monoprice mini III v2. $189. Good starting point. 4.7 inch cube print volume....
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-28-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Buoy Scout

I just got my first 3d printer last Christmas. It...

I just got my first 3d printer last Christmas. It was cheap, under $200, to see what the technology was all about. So I was probably where you are now as far as knowledge.

I learned to use...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-17-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,138
Posted By Buoy Scout

I use roundup extended control or other herbicide...

I use roundup extended control or other herbicide on 1000 feet of fence line on two different properties. Beats the heck out of weed whacking every week or two. Once/yr and done.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,823
Posted By Buoy Scout

I assume your beloved truck has been totaled and...

I assume your beloved truck has been totaled and the settlement offered is too low in our opinion. Since it was not your fault, fight the proposed settlement. I don't know how to do that other than...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Buoy Scout

It's a John Deere. What do you expect? :grin: ...

It's a John Deere. What do you expect? :grin:

Need one of these. Couple of 45 year old Cub Cadets.
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04-09-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Buoy Scout

length of staples also depends on how deep your...

length of staples also depends on how deep your stapler will drive them into the backing board. You don't want to use 1/2 inch if your stapler will only drive them in 1/4 inch. So check that. If...
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