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11-26-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,496
Posted By GaryCrow

I have one of these that I take on the boat to...

I have one of these that I take on the boat to run a blender for pina coladas, I hook it to my trolling motor battery:
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11-19-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,619
Posted By GaryCrow

This is, quite frankly, a ridiculous argument....

This is, quite frankly, a ridiculous argument. They do it because the market will bear it, that's the only reason. Companies sell for what the market will pay, not based upon production costs which...
11-14-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,311
Posted By GaryCrow

Fleetguard is a brand name for Cummins...

Fleetguard is a brand name for Cummins Filtration. Fleetguard Filters Private Limited is their India subsidiary but they do not make all Fleetguard filters. Cummins filtration has plants in...
11-11-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,311
Posted By GaryCrow

Fram has been known for failures in the past...

Fram has been known for failures in the past where they disintegrated internally and the debris clogged up the oil passages of the engines, ruining the engine. That's why I avoid them. Maybe the new...
Forum: Gulf Coast
10-30-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,421
Posted By GaryCrow

I live just a little south of Meridian MS, we got...

I live just a little south of Meridian MS, we got a fair amount of rain but very little wind from Zeta, it wasn't nearly as bad as they were predicting. Yesterday I drove down Hwy 45 to Mobile and...
10-30-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By GaryCrow

I just replaced the spark plugs in my Honda 150....

I just replaced the spark plugs in my Honda 150. The spark plugs sold by Honda Marine were what came out of it and I put back in a set of NGK Iridium plugs. They were listed in the service manual as...
10-25-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,181
Posted By GaryCrow

That list isn't even close to correct. Rec90 is...

That list isn't even close to correct. Rec90 is all over the place here in Mississippi. Other grades of ethanol free are also but there's plenty of Rec90.

My boat has a Honda 150 which runs fine...
10-21-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,181
Posted By GaryCrow

This in a nutshell. Ethanol is basically a...

This in a nutshell. Ethanol is basically a giveaway to the agricultural states, many powerful big Ag state senators and representatives demand ethanol fuel requirements because it's profitable for...
10-21-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By GaryCrow

I agree with this. Batteries seem to do better if...

I agree with this. Batteries seem to do better if they're fully charged before being put away then charged once or twice during the winter. It's the people that use trickle chargers who seem to...
10-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By GaryCrow

Are you maybe using a VPN that is set to a server...

Are you maybe using a VPN that is set to a server in Italy?

When I go to navionics it comes up as USA and in english. For some reason it seems to think you're located in Italy. I travel a lot...
09-30-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,610
Posted By GaryCrow

I would be very suspect of a place like a marina...

I would be very suspect of a place like a marina telling me my tires were bad then offering to fix it for me. Also, IF (a big if) your tires are bad then there's no reason to replace the wheels,...
09-26-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,111
Posted By GaryCrow

This^^^ Everything you mentioned is easy to...

This^^^

Everything you mentioned is easy to do. It'll also instill confidence that you know your motor and how things work in case something minor strands you on the water. Buy your parts online,...
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-25-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,718
Posted By GaryCrow

There's no way I'd put my boat in the water...

There's no way I'd put my boat in the water there, not for the near future at least.
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-24-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By GaryCrow

Good deal. It's good to hear some happy stories...

Good deal. It's good to hear some happy stories out of this mess.
09-13-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,909
Posted By GaryCrow

That's my thinking as well. I've got four on...

That's my thinking as well.

I've got four on my boat. Two are starting/house batteries and two trolling motor batteries. I carry wrenches and if one of the two starting batteries won't do the...
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-07-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By GaryCrow

I was out in FH13 a couple of days ago and found...

I was out in FH13 a couple of days ago and found structure every time at the coordinates listed. Sometimes the GPS numbers were off by 50-75' or so, but if I grid searched around it I always found...
09-01-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By GaryCrow

Yup, put several twists in them, it'll stop them...

Yup, put several twists in them, it'll stop them from catching the wind and vibrating.

Look at a flatbed 18 wheeler next time you're on the interstate, they twist their straps also for the same...
08-26-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,565
Posted By GaryCrow

I'd never ask, seems pretty tacky to me. I'm not...

I'd never ask, seems pretty tacky to me. I'm not in a fuel hog running a long ways offshore though.

I've had some insist, I still said no and then found some money in my truck. If that happens...
08-26-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By GaryCrow

In the 150's Honda weighs right in there with the...

In the 150's Honda weighs right in there with the competitors. A 25" Honda is listed at 485, Suzuki at 485, Yamaha at 487. Mercury lists their 150 at 455 lbs. then has an asterisk next to it saying...
Forum: Gulf Coast
08-24-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,131
Posted By GaryCrow

I'm a huge private property rights advocate but...

I'm a huge private property rights advocate but if a storm is coming and someone needs to borrow my trees to save their boat then have at it. Normal times---not cool. Storm coming--do what you need...
Forum: Gulf Coast
08-21-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By GaryCrow

Same. I haven't bought anything from...

Same.

I haven't bought anything from Goodyear since the garbage tires that came from the factory on my 1998 dodge diesel. I had to replace all four before 15000 miles and got no help with the...
Forum: Gulf Coast
08-21-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By GaryCrow

I'm in Mississippi and remember when Frederic was...

I'm in Mississippi and remember when Frederic was making landfall. My mom and I were listening to the radio and the DJ had someone on the phone who had elected to stay on Dauphin Island and have a...
08-01-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,663
Posted By GaryCrow

It's your right to sell or not sell your boat to...

It's your right to sell or not sell your boat to whoever you want. I personally think that we're all adults and it's not really anyone's business if a purchaser is a new boater or not, it's up to...
07-11-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,299
Posted By GaryCrow

Maybe you oil point out where the Mercs aren’t...

Maybe you oil point out where the Mercs aren’t reliable? There are a bunch of owners on here, and pretty much no complaints.[/QUOTE]

My comment had nothing to do with Mercury, I was referring to...
07-10-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,299
Posted By GaryCrow

Nah, can't figure out why somebody would want...

Nah, can't figure out why somebody would want something reliable. That's crazy talk, makes no sense!
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