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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,263
Posted By brumbyvet

This, how ever I've always heard it called brace...

This, how ever I've always heard it called brace and bits.
06-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,304
Posted By brumbyvet

My 2008 trd has the 4.0 v6. I don't believe they...

My 2008 trd has the 4.0 v6. I don't believe they changed to 3.5 until a few years ago.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,174
Posted By brumbyvet

Same for me. I get my vet discount at any local...

Same for me. I get my vet discount at any local hd any day of the year. I only served six years and only had to show the new veterans I'd card to get signed up on the pro acct. Saved me 10% on a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-27-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By brumbyvet

The death of a very good friend in Vietnam in...

The death of a very good friend in Vietnam in 1969 had a big part in me joining the navy in 71. I'll never forget him and all the others who gave everything for this great country. I'll see you again...
05-08-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,859
Posted By brumbyvet

Last time I had Mercury shop do water pump, oil,...

Last time I had Mercury shop do water pump, oil, gear lube, and fuel filters it was right at $375.00. 90 hp four stroke
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By brumbyvet

LOL, I can tell you guys were never engineers in...

LOL, I can tell you guys were never engineers in the navy. I was in the engine room on a destroyer escort and the chief would raise hell if anyone even thought about cleaning coffee pot or his mug....
03-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By brumbyvet

The best I've found to clean my pontoons is NAPA...

The best I've found to clean my pontoons is NAPA aluminum brightner. Very easy to use and not as expensive as other lesser brands.
01-11-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By brumbyvet

You must be at Black Oak. I'm also on Cherokee...

You must be at Black Oak. I'm also on Cherokee and I pull my pontoon and winterize every year. If you run engine every week you may be okay.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 7,234
Posted By brumbyvet

I've neglected getting the shot twice in the last...

I've neglected getting the shot twice in the last thirty years and both times I got the flu. I just got my shot today and for the first time they gave me the stronger, senior dose. No problems at...
10-07-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By brumbyvet

Why have you not had the motor and boat in the...

Why have you not had the motor and boat in the water yet ? It's not a very good practice to do break in in a barrel.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By brumbyvet

It's a great place to live. I was born and grew...

It's a great place to live. I was born and grew up in Knoxville but now live on Cherokee Lake near Jefferson City. The only other place I would ever consider living is Charleston, SC but that is...
08-20-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By brumbyvet

I had a 1996 40 hp Mariner ( mercury ) that was...

I had a 1996 40 hp Mariner ( mercury ) that was exact same as Yamaha. It was a four cylinder 2 stroke.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-18-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,128
Posted By brumbyvet

You can never really appreciate how great America...

You can never really appreciate how great America is until you travel the world and see how bad some of the other countries are. USA #1
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-18-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By brumbyvet

Just one word of caution. If you live in a area...

Just one word of caution. If you live in a area prone to hail storms your not going to like a metal roof. Insurance paid me $17,000.00 to tear off and replace one metal roof but told me that they...
08-10-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,146
Posted By brumbyvet

The motors they sell are not made to US specs and...

The motors they sell are not made to US specs and no warranty in US.
07-24-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By brumbyvet

Suction some out into a glass bottle. If it's...

Suction some out into a glass bottle. If it's water it will settle to bottom, if it's gas it should rise to top. And yes , you can smell it also if there is sufficient amount of gas.
07-23-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By brumbyvet

Baystar systems are made by same company that...

Baystar systems are made by same company that make Seastar. They are intended for motors of 150 HP or less while Seastar is for motors over 150 HP. The only problem I've had with my Baystar was when...
07-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By brumbyvet

Is he sure it's water and not gas? I know the mid...

Is he sure it's water and not gas? I know the mid range four strokes a few years newer had problems with fuel pump and this caused gas to get in the oil. I had this to happen on my 2009 90hp a few...
07-16-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By brumbyvet

It looks like your motor needs to come up two or...

It looks like your motor needs to come up two or three holes. The cavitation plate on the motor should be even with the bottom of your motor pod.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,816
Posted By brumbyvet

This is true, at least in Tennessee.

This is true, at least in Tennessee.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-02-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,579
Posted By brumbyvet

The best advice I could give you is to not buy...

The best advice I could give you is to not buy from lowes or home depot. Buy from a full service dealer and you will get a better mower and better service. I own a JD zero turn and a Husqvarna yard...
06-13-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,794
Posted By brumbyvet

I saw the video of this on last nights news and...

I saw the video of this on last nights news and it was not a typical pontoon boat. It appeared to be a fiberglass deck boat that had been swamped to the point of sinking. Most of the hull was already...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,945
Posted By brumbyvet

Your first mistake was dealing with Bass Pro...

Your first mistake was dealing with Bass Pro Shops and not a actual boat dealer. Sun Tracker builds a very good boat, I have one, but the only way I would buy one is through a local Sun Tracker...
04-04-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By brumbyvet

This. I would check the connectors real close....

This. I would check the connectors real close. Use a ohm meter and make sure center post is not shorted to ground. No, you cannot use a cb swr meter to check a vhf antenna but one sold as a ham...
04-01-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,615
Posted By brumbyvet

I had a 78 Chrysler 85 hp charger outboard and...

I had a 78 Chrysler 85 hp charger outboard and later a 140 hp Chrysler outboard . The 85 was a great motor but the 140 was junk. Both were bought new. I have had no experience with them after they...
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