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01-15-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dspencer

A fix. Drill a small hole where it settles once...

A fix. Drill a small hole where it settles once inside the engine compartment. If what you said is true please let Mercury marine know.
All I want is a couple new engines in return.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-06-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,694
Posted By dspencer

Just remember, the longer you keep them busy on...

Just remember, the longer you keep them busy on the phone the less time they have to mess with someone else.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-04-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,836
Posted By dspencer

VHF-UHF radios are what you most likely are...

VHF-UHF radios are what you most likely are looking for and a CB are different frequencies.
With a 2 or 70cm radio you can access people close by and use repeaters to enlarge your area.

If you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-03-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,836
Posted By dspencer

N5FXS here and have not been active for 20 years...

N5FXS here and have not been active for 20 years but when I was I did I went all in with it. My wife has her technician class from work. She is a admin at the airport DPS so in emergencies they can...
01-02-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By dspencer

If it sat for 2 years with ethanol fuel you need...

If it sat for 2 years with ethanol fuel you need to drain all the systems, possibly clean out the fuel pump assembly, drain the fuel rails and reassemble.
Its not an easy job but if it had ethanol...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,386
Posted By dspencer

It should start to get better now that the...

It should start to get better now that the holiday season is ending.
I hope everyone gets their packages.

I have heard every lying excuse from the public in how their mail delivery is. I've...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,038
Posted By dspencer

On one lake an old lady came out onto her dock as...

On one lake an old lady came out onto her dock as we were fishing by. She walked right out to where we were fishing and told us to get out of there right this minute. We were really just throwing...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-28-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,038
Posted By dspencer

I am a proud bass fisherman. I am also the guy...

I am a proud bass fisherman. I am also the guy you meet out on the lake that will tow you in, leave if a wake or ski boat decides to take up residence next to me.
I've stopped and given my spare...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-21-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,106
Posted By dspencer

Discussing inaccuracies in my house are grounds...

Discussing inaccuracies in my house are grounds to be sent from the room.
There are very few shows that make sense. Even the most obvious ones get you that look when you point it out.
The "its a...
12-19-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By dspencer

There are advantages to using diesel electric...

There are advantages to using diesel electric power. Most cruise lines now use electric engines on pods driven by diesel engines. Diesel electric trains have been around for a long time.

The motor...
12-19-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By dspencer

2500 nmiles / 170 gallons is just under 15...

2500 nmiles / 170 gallons is just under 15 mpg@8mph.
Thats trawler speed but its amazing fuel efficiency.



This should be considered a hybrid as it does more on fuel than it could on electric.
12-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 13,620
Posted By dspencer

I am no expert on larger boats but my experience...

I am no expert on larger boats but my experience is with bass boats and a little with inboard ski boats.
I have hooked my boat at 75 and it was because my lower unit was not grabbing enough water....
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-13-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,654
Posted By dspencer

I always try to leave my tire under the vehicle...

I always try to leave my tire under the vehicle if I am going to pull the tire off. I've never had the jack fail while working on something but if it did the tire would save my life.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-09-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By dspencer

Elon Musk is now planning his move to Texas.

Elon Musk is now planning his move to Texas.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-07-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,800
Posted By dspencer

Anyone reading this thread from around the world...

Anyone reading this thread from around the world would have a good idea why we have the high numbers of Covid that we do.
12-06-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By dspencer

Manual pumps will wear you out in a short time. ...

Manual pumps will wear you out in a short time.
Keep a battery up above deck somewhere or high below deck and buy a separate bilge pump with alligator clips for an emergency.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-04-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By dspencer

I've seen that movie at least a dozen times....

I've seen that movie at least a dozen times. There are several favorite quotes but the one I can always remember comes at the end. "This ain't Dodge City and you ain't Bill Hickok".
Follwed by "...
12-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,423
Posted By dspencer

Running long times and distances extends the life...

Running long times and distances extends the life of an engine. One of the worst things you can do is constantly let the engine cool off. As it does it draws in moisture and the moving components in...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By dspencer

Its a brand thing, IMO. Don't take my word for it...

Its a brand thing, IMO. Don't take my word for it but all ULSD fuels get an additive to add additional lubricity to the fuel.

When ULD changed to ULSD in the early part of this century the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,750
Posted By dspencer

We do know of course that giving transgender an...

We do know of course that giving transgender an out is just asking for more transgender fakes.

I think if that would have been an option in Vietnam more people would have taken advantage of it....
12-02-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By dspencer

What boat? The Opti is higher performance...

What boat?

The Opti is higher performance and lighter. Efficiency is probably better with the 2 smoke.
The only sure decision on the Verado is if its used infrequently. The 2 stroke has been...
12-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By dspencer

Different manufacturers changed at different...

Different manufacturers changed at different times, starting in the '82. Everyone had changed by '85 so his is propshaft rated.
11-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,826
Posted By dspencer

With a 150 Opti, 70 every day, 74 one time. ...

With a 150 Opti, 70 every day, 74 one time.
With a 225 ProMax, 90mph.

Allison XB2003 ProSport.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-29-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,838
Posted By dspencer

I know they have quick charge stations but they...

I know they have quick charge stations but they are going after a recharging station on steroids in the future.

I was talking about charging a car battery from low to full charge in 10 minutes or...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-28-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,838
Posted By dspencer

At the moment they are an expensive toy. The...

At the moment they are an expensive toy.
The reliability is low and the cost to run it does not save you anywhere near the cost of the vehicle no matter what distance you drive it daily.

Battery...
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