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06-21-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By scooperfl

If you mostly haul the family around to...

If you mostly haul the family around to restaurants and beaches and fish offshore occasionally on nicer days, then there are other choices (Edgewater, Pursuit, ...).

I came out of an Edgewater...
06-20-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,178
Posted By scooperfl

It is true some of water will flow backwards into...

It is true some of water will flow backwards into the pump outlet pipe, BUT, very little can enter enter the pump because the impeller vanes are compressed past the pump outlet. The impeller itself...
06-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,178
Posted By scooperfl

The F300 manual specifically says not to do this,...

The F300 manual specifically says not to do this, but you go ahead.

For the record, you are not "good". The flush adapter puts water in at the block, You cannot assure adequate water flows...
06-19-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By scooperfl

If you use up a tank within a month or so, 89...

If you use up a tank within a month or so, 89 octane of either flavor is ok. If you ever let it sit longer, then I would use ethanol free (alcohol in ethanol fuel absorbs water carried in through...
06-19-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,502
Posted By scooperfl

Sorry, no, you have a conceptual error. if...

Sorry, no, you have a conceptual error.

if vessel speed is low for a given engine speed (RPM) but the engine will reach its usual max speed (5700-6000), then engine power is not getting to the...
06-17-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,747
Posted By scooperfl

Are you by chance in politics? You suggested...

Are you by chance in politics?

You suggested making them mandatory in post 151 of this very thread, so you clearly cared about my PFD use a few days ago, but now you don't OR, you don't really...
06-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,747
Posted By scooperfl

Still, no one wants to touch the fact that there...

Still, no one wants to touch the fact that there are many far more dangerous recreational activities that no one, including the government seems to care about. So until that happens, I can be...
06-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,747
Posted By scooperfl

What is interesting to me is that regardless of...

What is interesting to me is that regardless of numerous other common recreational activities that are statistically far more dangerous, some people insist on proselytizing about EVERYONE wearing...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-09-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

Not really. Some cities, like Chicago, Detroit,...

Not really. Some cities, like Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Cleveland are sprawling and incorporate large areas of extreme poverty. Some Cities, like San Diego and San Jose have a very high cost of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-08-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

If you removed gang-related violence associated...

If you removed gang-related violence associated with the drug trade in our inner cities, our murder rate would actually be quite low. Our insatiable appetite for illegal drugs, breakdown of the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-08-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

What? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! This simply cannot be...

What? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

This simply cannot be happening there. They are so much more evolved than us: They have reasonable gun laws there (you basically can't have one), people certainly cannot...
06-08-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,137
Posted By scooperfl

Wait, you first said you lost RPM and speed...

Wait, you first said you lost RPM and speed (indicating a loss of power). Now you are saying you have full RPM back but still have loss of speed? Something does not add up.
06-08-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,137
Posted By scooperfl

Your sooty plugs are a clue. This indicates itís...

Your sooty plugs are a clue. This indicates itís running rich.

I am guessing carbon buildup causing loss of compression or something is making it run rich (sensor making the computer think itís...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

Well I don't know. With 2 tons of illegal red...

Well I don't know. With 2 tons of illegal red snapper, the guy should be beheaded and crucified.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

What is so magical about doing something illegal...

What is so magical about doing something illegal with a gun while in your possession? Are you somehow more dead if someone shoots you rather than stabbing you in the neck with a screwdriver, or just...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

Exactly, and someone who is in a violent gang...

Exactly, and someone who is in a violent gang (that has money from illegal activities) will have no problem obtaining a gun, regardless of any law. Someone who is hell bent on committing mass murder...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 24,451
Posted By scooperfl

I recently read that in London, they are making a...

I recently read that in London, they are making a big push against knives due to a rise in murders by bladed weapons. PSA's saying "only cowards carry", and classifying almost anything as an...
06-06-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,484
Posted By scooperfl

The short answer to the OP's question is no, they...

The short answer to the OP's question is no, they are 14 years old. You cannot know if they are "OK".

I would not be afraid of them, but would definitely consider the residual value of 14 year...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By scooperfl

I'd say if you are high enough in the company to...

I'd say if you are high enough in the company to see and understand what is really going on, you are young enough and/or established enough to absorb a loss, you think there is an opportunity for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,420
Posted By scooperfl

From my informal observation, people holding...

From my informal observation, people holding phones to their ear often do not signal, do not turn their head fully to look when making turns, cannot stay in their lanes when trying to operate other...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-30-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,420
Posted By scooperfl

The roads around here are just full, and everyone...

The roads around here are just full, and everyone taking an extra 5 seconds at stoplights adds up. One or two less cars per light because of phones. Probably 90% of the times I see someone do...
05-28-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,861
Posted By scooperfl

True, you did not say "worn out". You said that...

True, you did not say "worn out". You said that is was a myth that 2000 hours is not significant, which in English means you think 2000 hours is significant. The only way it would be significant is...
05-28-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,861
Posted By scooperfl

[/LEFT] It's not a myth. Your...

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It's not a myth.

Your implication is that an engine with 2000 is "worn out", which is incorrect for a number of reasons:
-First, as an engine wears, journal bearing tolerances...
05-25-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,747
Posted By scooperfl

This is EXACTLY why there is instant push back on...

This is EXACTLY why there is instant push back on this issue. I think most people are aware that the "bureaucracy" wants to do this. The answer to your question is really quite simple. Because, at...
05-24-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,747
Posted By scooperfl

There is no valid argument against wearing an...

There is no valid argument against wearing an inflatable belt if you boat alone or in very cold water and are concerned at all about the possibility of falling overboard.
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