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Today, 07:29 PM
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Posted By bills106

One thing I've noticed is it takes several sweeps...

One thing I've noticed is it takes several sweeps for the autotune functions to start dialing in. Bobbing up and down with that much angle will make it very difficult for the unit to lock in but...
Today, 04:10 PM
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Posted By bills106

Fix the angle before you do anything else! A bow...

Fix the angle before you do anything else! A bow up attitude at rest is very likely your problem. Most boats on plane are 3-4 degrees bow up and even higher at speeds below that so your radar was...
Today, 02:55 PM
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Views: 9,719
Posted By bills106

Every prop shop I've ever dealt with, and it's...

Every prop shop I've ever dealt with, and it's been plenty up and down the east coast, is more than happy to print out the two sheets of paper to show the exact measurements taken at each radio...
Today, 01:38 PM
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Views: 9,719
Posted By bills106

Ok. To check the gear output flange. It's a...

Ok. To check the gear output flange. It's a simple matter with feeler gauges or a dial indicator.

No, the strut alignment cant be checked with the shaft in but if it rotates easily by hand it's...
Today, 12:35 PM
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Posted By bills106

Mystery, there have been several guys chime on...

Mystery, there have been several guys chime on here offering their advice that do this for a living. They have correctly and repeatedly given you explicit instructions on the industry standard steps...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By bills106

She'd have to be petite, the 172 isn't exactly a...

She'd have to be petite, the 172 isn't exactly a heavy lifter. Probably too small for bluffmans tastes! :roll
Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,549
Posted By bills106

Sounds like you've got it covered! When hooking...

Sounds like you've got it covered! When hooking up your new pumps use the Ultra Senior switch on your highest pump and take advantage of its built in high water alarm contacts. You'll avoid those...
Forum: The Carolinas
Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By bills106

When chartering one of the first lessons is you...

When chartering one of the first lessons is you always hand the rod to a wife or child in the party when you see it's a big fish. Then you get to mercilessly pick on dad about being bested by a woman...
Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,549
Posted By bills106

They're all little holes, just put in a couple...

They're all little holes, just put in a couple decent size bilge pumps and you'll be fine! :grin:

Lots of possible ways to do the job but I'm not a huge fan of a complex setup of clamps and...
Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By bills106

And if the motor has slots on the bottom? The...

And if the motor has slots on the bottom?
The OP said the lower holes were much larger, obviously drilled wrong and wallowed out to fit. Easier at this point to oval the Jack plates holes to match....
Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,549
Posted By bills106

that's just one case, other threads have plenty...

that's just one case, other threads have plenty more! Stainless screws are very weak. Coated steel deck screws do much better, just throw them away after no more than two uses! Against a solid glass...
Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,549
Posted By bills106

Two layers of core gives you four layers of...

Two layers of core gives you four layers of roving for the screws to bite into, a gentle touch on the trigger and you should be able to pull it down tight. Make sure the holes in the transom dont...
Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,549
Posted By bills106

My two centavos worth if it's not too late! ...

My two centavos worth if it's not too late!

If you've got a couple layers overlap on the inside of your filler piece, that's plenty. I'd also grind back on the outside for one or two layers of...
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By bills106

3/8" isnt too much but use the slowest speed...

3/8" isnt too much but use the slowest speed hardner you can get. The plate itself will also act as a heat sink and doing it early in the morning before temps start climbing is a good idea too.
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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-24-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,887
Posted By bills106

After 45 years or driving all over our great...

After 45 years or driving all over our great country i can honestly say I've never seen a sober driver swerve across so many lanes of traffic. In NC we have very strict rules for passing emergency...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-23-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,414
Posted By bills106

First car bought at 14, a 64 Rambler station...

First car bought at 14, a 64 Rambler station wagon. Cost me $20 and a Craftsman torque wrench.

First car driven legally at 16, a 1969 GTO. (BAD idea for a 16 YO!!!). Threw a rod in it the first...
Forum: The Carolinas
05-23-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By bills106

Damn, that sux! I hope all the critters swam off,...

Damn, that sux! I hope all the critters swam off, there were cattle, hogs and ponies there.
05-23-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By bills106

To Ole's excellent summary I'd add speed of the...

To Ole's excellent summary I'd add speed of the boat as a factor, hard holds up much better on faster hulls.
Also, regular diver scrubbing doesn't scrub off the paint.

We switched to Interlux...
05-23-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By bills106

If your bubbles go back to bare metal that's...

If your bubbles go back to bare metal that's going to result in a lot more corrosion come fall. Bottom paint is porous and will let water contact the aluminum. That's why barrier coat is so...
05-23-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,674
Posted By bills106

Cool 3M developed a dimpled sheet for an Americas Cup...

3M developed a dimpled sheet for an Americas Cup racing many years ago that was stuck on like a wrap. It worked so well the governing body ruled it illegal. They manufactured a lot of it before that...
05-22-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By bills106

Installations like that give everyone in the...

Installations like that give everyone in the boating industry a bad name. Just because they dodmt have "easy" access to the bilge is no excuse for that crappy job. You might be able to fit a fairing...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,928
Posted By bills106

It is isnt it! In my business I get to meet...

It is isnt it!

In my business I get to meet folks who often are in that upper echelon that starts with a "B" and even some that have an extra zero behind that. If there's one thing I've learned...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,008
Posted By bills106

Nutreas!

Nutreas!
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By bills106

The news does sometimes sensationalize just a...

The news does sometimes sensationalize just a tad. This pilot did an awesome job putting the aircraft down in just about the only safe area he had available other than the water. We were in the ferry...
05-21-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By bills106

Many have sunk because of that combination, worn...

Many have sunk because of that combination, worn out joker valve on a head that's below waterline and a siphon starting. Granted it's usually only on larger boats with more depth but the OP didn't...
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