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Freshwater boat? I wouldn't paint the bottom. ...

Freshwater boat? I wouldn't paint the bottom. If I did I wouldn't use white. Is your boat on a lift, kept in a slip year round, part year, trailered?
01-14-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By Butch Davis

Refer to post 21 in your thread. That is the...

Refer to post 21 in your thread. That is the right answer. Get a "half cell" and instructions and go from there.
01-11-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Butch Davis

The original post mentioned torsion axles. ...

The original post mentioned torsion axles.

Height increases may not be needed with shorter coil springs. How much support is needed? Typically coil spring diameter is adjusted for more or less...
01-10-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,625
Posted By Butch Davis

Ensure your generator is not operated below 50 %...

Ensure your generator is not operated below 50 % load frequently or for over a few minutes, say a half hour. If engine temperature fails to reach the normal range increase the load. This is...
01-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Butch Davis

Coil Springs on Boat Trailers

A reason boat trailer springs often fail is the corrosion that builds up between leaves. It's virtually impossible to rinse the leaf springs well. Coil springs would be much easier to maintain and...
01-08-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Butch Davis

Interesting question and subject. I used to...

Interesting question and subject. I used to maintain fleets of assorted equipment requiring periodic maintenance. It was a time consuming job sometimes driving me to distraction and always...
01-05-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Butch Davis

Pretty much impossible to put a trolling motor on...

Pretty much impossible to put a trolling motor on the bow of a Dauntless 160 without modifying the bow rail. There are a few ways to get it done. The most common is by cutting a section of the rail...
01-05-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9,805
Views: 3,685,493
Posted By Butch Davis

Does Lowes not have free shipping for store pick...

Does Lowes not have free shipping for store pick up?
01-02-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Butch Davis

As Tom C said, the 160 Dauntless is rated for 115...

As Tom C said, the 160 Dauntless is rated for 115 HP. Watch the weight as the scuppers will go below the water with too much weight aft. Ar least one owner has added electric trim tabs to his 160...
12-26-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By Butch Davis

There are some serious pouters here whining about...

There are some serious pouters here whining about their mean treatment on www.continuouswave.com (http://www.continuouswave.com). Poor communicators, like me, will find their posts modified for...
12-23-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Butch Davis

So, you need to repower. Check with engine...

So, you need to repower. Check with engine sellers to see if you can get anything for trading it in.
12-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,627
Posted By Butch Davis

Another good source for quality canvas with an...

Another good source for quality canvas with an excellent fit is www.carvercovers.com (http://www.carvercovers.com).
Forum: Vendor Talk
12-21-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,711
Posted By Butch Davis

Time for beddy bye. Report back when it's over. ...

Time for beddy bye. Report back when it's over. Wait, it seems to be over.
12-17-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,145
Posted By Butch Davis

A front hitch can be very handy in some...

A front hitch can be very handy in some situations. However, be very careful not to jackknife and damage the truck's front end and the trailer's hitch. It will happen very quickly so I suggest you...
12-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,250
Posted By Butch Davis

Not very likely but if condition and mileage were...

Not very likely but if condition and mileage were right and the truck was well discounted, possibly. Problem is the truck has very likely been abused.
12-15-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Butch Davis

Looks to me like the boat loaded up with water...

Looks to me like the boat loaded up with water for a few days and that raised the scum line. I see a lighter line a few inches lower which is possibly where the boat normally floats.

Before going...
12-15-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Butch Davis

Idaho is a long way to go from Florida. It would...

Idaho is a long way to go from Florida. It would have to be a very good out the door deal to make flying there from Florida and driving back economically feasible. Still, if you have the time and...
12-13-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,671
Posted By Butch Davis

My rule of thumb is 2X the replacement warranty...

My rule of thumb is 2X the replacement warranty period. It's also called the rule of dumb.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-09-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,837
Posted By Butch Davis

Anywhere but Coastal Alabama.

Anywhere but Coastal Alabama.
12-08-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Butch Davis

Paint, like gelcoat, requires maintenance. ...

Paint, like gelcoat, requires maintenance. Covering your boat between uses will reduce the maintenance requirement. Carvercovers.com is a great source. Regular washing and waxing will keep a boat...
12-08-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Butch Davis

A look at many previous Scout threads regarding...

A look at many previous Scout threads regarding build quality makes it easier to understand why they demand lower prices. Decent boat and very pretty but not on par with Whaler.
12-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Butch Davis

For your intended use a high quality marine paint...

For your intended use a high quality marine paint is appropriate. Awlgrip or a similar type product will do the job. Preparation is the key to an excellent outcome. Two part epoxy paints are...
12-05-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Butch Davis

I believe you can search inventory by looking for...

I believe you can search inventory by looking for dealers within XXX miles of Baton Rouge. Houston, for example is BIG on trucks/SUVs and may have more inventory available.
11-30-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,617
Posted By Butch Davis

Grandfathering is the norm. Do current rules...

Grandfathering is the norm. Do current rules require old vehicles to be retrofitted with "smog equipment"? I don't think so.

Draconian rules in states such as California may require old vehicles...
11-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,312
Posted By Butch Davis

That's a pretty Admirals Launch.

That's a pretty Admirals Launch.
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