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Forum: Dockside Chat
07-19-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Frank007

Car Repair Question

My 2001 Suburban check engine light came on 2 weeks ago so I looked online and saw suggestions of a possibly loose gas cap. I tightened the gas cap and 5 minutes later the light went off.

Last...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-05-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By Frank007

Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I'm...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I'm going to go ahead and replace the transmission with the GM reman.

I was sold off of the comparison between replacing the tranny and buying a new...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-04-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By Frank007

I've certainly though about that, but not sure if...

I've certainly though about that, but not sure if it's worth the risk with a used transmission. Knowing my luck, I'd be in the same boat 10K miles from now
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-04-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By Frank007

What Would You Do?

Ahh, the age old question...do I replace my car transmission?

I've got a 2001 2WD Chevy Suburban with 216,000 miles on it in pretty darn good condition. I lost 3rd gear on the highway the other...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-02-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Frank007

You're right, I see that now:bashhh: This...

You're right, I see that now:bashhh:

This what I've drawn up for my current schematic. Not sure if this helps anyone;?

I appreciate the help so far. Does anyone see a way to completely disable...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-01-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Frank007

Home Electrical Question

I've struck rock bottom here.:banghead:

I'm looking to install a timer for my outdoor lights. The timer is a Honewell Econoswitch RPLS740B. The three wires pre-installed on the timer are line,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-28-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Frank007

The pressure is high sometimes and not others.

The pressure is high sometimes and not others.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-28-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Frank007

The toilet internals were changed in the past...

The toilet internals were changed in the past couple of months. The pressures high throughout the house.
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-27-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Frank007

Water Pipe Pounding in House

After 20 years of functioning soundlessly, I have started hearing some pounding or vibrating in the water pipes in my house when I flush the master bedroom toilet.

At the same time, I also have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-19-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,115
Posted By Frank007

I too have never had any HDD failures and have...

I too have never had any HDD failures and have been building my computers since 1994 or so. I use WD or the Hitachi/Deskstar drives. My computers run 24/7 and typically are used 7-8 years or more. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Frank007

Key Vaults

What are good key vaults/key holders for older people with medic alert systems (that didn't include one as part of the system package)? It seems that most hang on the door knob and are opened by...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-16-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,525
Posted By Frank007

I ran two sets of Geolanders on a Suburban (2WD)...

I ran two sets of Geolanders on a Suburban (2WD) and got 45-50K miles on each set (family vehicle, so I only put half of the miles on). They are a good tire but not particularly long-lived. For...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-09-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Frank007

Recliner

It is time to replace a family room recliner. In the past, I have had LaZBoys. Any thoughts on what to get? I want something comfortable but nothing with electronics, cooler, built-in sound, etc.
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Frank007

Rope Tricks

Rope Tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmI9uwYzH9o
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-23-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,153
Posted By Frank007

Yes, ghosts are real but relatively few people...

Yes, ghosts are real but relatively few people can see them. You are fortunate if you are able to do so.
09-19-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Frank007

Check with Grady, but when you set the trailer up...

Check with Grady, but when you set the trailer up I believe they recommend having 60% of the boat's weight on the keel.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-18-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,763
Posted By Frank007

Where and when?

Where and when?
09-11-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,077
Posted By Frank007

I always stood to drive on my Grady Tournament 19...

I always stood to drive on my Grady Tournament 19 - there was plenty of room in front of and around the seat.
09-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Frank007

I suggest you look hard for a used 22 Grady...

I suggest you look hard for a used 22 Grady Tournament. It has a lot of room with the engine on a bracket. It is an excellent all-around package and will hold its value although you pay a lot up...
09-10-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,678
Posted By Frank007

This. With your needs, I would go to 30' or so. ...

This. With your needs, I would go to 30' or so.

I have a really great hull (the Southport 26), but if I didn't have a boat and had to buy one I would want the additional 4-5 feet, more storage,...
08-31-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,511
Posted By Frank007

This is what I would do based on the original...

This is what I would do based on the original post - 4 TLD 25s and 2 TLD 2-speed 30s. Spool the 25s with 30 or 40 lb line and the 30s with 50 lb line.

If you want to spend the money on metal...
08-30-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 49,566
Posted By Frank007

You definitely need to use a wax as the final...

You definitely need to use a wax as the final step or your newly shined gelcoat will simply oxidize again pretty quickly. What you want to do is shine and then protect.

Shine - use compound to...
08-30-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,630
Posted By Frank007

They do different things: Ring Free to...

They do different things:

Ring Free to prevent carbon build-up.

Startron to protect against water in the fuel tank. Primarily important only if you use E-10 gas.

Stabil to keep the...
08-30-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,250
Posted By Frank007

Not underpowered. Most of the Grady 27', 8'6"...

Not underpowered. Most of the Grady 27', 8'6" wide twin-engine boats were powered with twin 150s (Islander, Freedom). Also the Gulfstream 23, which I believe has the same wetted surface area. As...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-25-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,184
Posted By Frank007

I have seen the same problems as the OP and...

I have seen the same problems as the OP and posted about it before. Amazon appears to be manipulating the shipping to force incentivize people to get Amazon Prime.

Also, Amazon is not...
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