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07-18-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,447
Posted By Laguna Al

I think it looks great, and I can understand why...

I think it looks great, and I can understand why the painter may have thought that is what you wanted. Only you can decide if you can live with it or not. Personally, I think it looks better this way...
07-12-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Laguna Al

First, pick yourself up a copy of Chapman's...

First, pick yourself up a copy of Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship and start reading. Second, ask around at the marina to see if anyone is willing to head out with you and give you a few pointers....
06-27-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,824
Posted By Laguna Al

A touch of throttle helps tremendously when...

A touch of throttle helps tremendously when maneuvering with outboards. In tight quarters, when the bow gets away in reverse due to the wind, with a single outboard, you're only option to get it back...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-24-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,754
Posted By Laguna Al

I just had a house built last year. I doubt any...

I just had a house built last year. I doubt any one of the carpenters who did our rough-in owned a level, let alone a framing square or plumb line. I'm not a tradesman, but it took a lot of self...
06-19-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By Laguna Al

My brother-in-law has Volvo 5.7s, and I've spent...

My brother-in-law has Volvo 5.7s, and I've spent some time helping him out and getting familiar with them, and running his boat. They share the same block - the only difference is in the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-18-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,205
Posted By Laguna Al

The last time water levels were close to this...

The last time water levels were close to this high was 30 years ago, and that was a new record. The highest levels before that were in the 50's and again, a new record, though they were still several...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-17-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,051
Posted By Laguna Al

My TPMS light doesn't illuminate until there's...

My TPMS light doesn't illuminate until there's only about 15 PSI left in the tire. Even at 20, the tire is visibly under-inflated.

A few months ago up here, a gravel hauler blew a steer tire on a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,205
Posted By Laguna Al

I think the issue we are discussing is that some...

I think the issue we are discussing is that some property owners are painting a target on passing boaters who, in most cases, are acting within existing laws. There are always those who push the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,205
Posted By Laguna Al

How about when Ice floes take out your lift in...

How about when Ice floes take out your lift in the winter, then who is to blame? Or when a freighter goes by? I agree that boaters need to be respectful and slow down when it is reasonable to do so....
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,205
Posted By Laguna Al

Itís a touchy situation. A lot of property owners...

Itís a touchy situation. A lot of property owners have neglected to take action to protect their property by sandbagging. A lot of boaters lack awareness or courtesy, and donít recognize when it is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-06-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,381
Posted By Laguna Al

Keep the clutch in mostly and the revs high, and...

Keep the clutch in mostly and the revs high, and always look toward where you want to go. That is, turn your head; your body and the bike will follow.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By Laguna Al

Thanks! I'll order both and see what works best...

Thanks! I'll order both and see what works best for her. At the rate they grow out of them, a less expensive option would be nice.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By Laguna Al

Also, you're going to get a lot of unsolicited...

Also, you're going to get a lot of unsolicited opinions and advice on what to do and what not to do. Fuck what everyone else says and do what you think is right. Personally, I'm a believer that kids...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-03-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,362
Posted By Laguna Al

This is what we used too. It fits well and is...

This is what we used too. It fits well and is less encumbering than the typical style life vest. It also has the best reviews for safety in terms of actually flipping an infant on his or her back...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-02-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By Laguna Al

How about an analysis of gas engines versus...

How about an analysis of gas engines versus diesel engines in a marine application? Or a research paper on the Bermuda Triangle? I aced papers on both topics in college.
You can go as deep into the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,629
Posted By Laguna Al

Man that is rough. The more I look at it the more...

Man that is rough. The more I look at it the more annoyed I am on your behalf. The water in and drain should be consolidated to one box on the left. Electrical outlet in the middle. Gas on the right.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,629
Posted By Laguna Al

Upon a closer look, why separate the drain for...

Upon a closer look, why separate the drain for the washer from the water lines, when the box accommodates both? That would make the placement of the gas line less awkward...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,629
Posted By Laguna Al

Haha! If it makes you feel any better, when I...

Haha! If it makes you feel any better, when I built my house, the gas line for the stove was stubbed into the dining area by a door wall. I swear some of these guys donít even look at the blueprints,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 29,603
Posted By Laguna Al

OP, I sincerely hope you found this thread to...

OP,
I sincerely hope you found this thread to be helpful and productive, whether you came here looking for reassurance that your relationship is doomed or for a little hope that you can work through...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-17-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 29,603
Posted By Laguna Al

It's tough to comment, as we can only share our...

It's tough to comment, as we can only share our personal experiences, whether positive or not-so-positive. My experience with marriage has been positive. I'm the same age as you, and my daughter just...
03-26-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By Laguna Al

They are self-bailing. Pull the plug and let the...

They are self-bailing. Pull the plug and let the rain fall. The little bit of water that remains will drain once you are underway, then you can insert the plug from the inboard side of the drain tube...
03-21-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,037
Posted By Laguna Al

If it's a freshwater boat up North, the low hours...

If it's a freshwater boat up North, the low hours would not bother me and, in fact, they could be a selling point. It depends on how well the boat was maintained, but low hours are reasonable if you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-05-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Laguna Al

I read most everything Randy Wayne White...

I read most everything Randy Wayne White published - up until a certain point. Then, like you said, he just sort of lost his touch. If you like that style, check out Tom Corcoran, Carl Hiaasen, and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-01-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,529
Posted By Laguna Al

Scotch is great because there are so many...

Scotch is great because there are so many different varieties that you can almost find something for everyone. I prefer the Islay scotches and Laphroaig 10 or Laphroaig Quarter Cask are some of my...
01-31-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By Laguna Al

There is a steering friction lever on the motor....

There is a steering friction lever on the motor. Increase the friction and you won't have to counter-steer so much. You will get used to it.
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