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Yesterday, 01:22 PM
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Posted By jobowker

Chapman's piloting is always a good place to...

Chapman's piloting is always a good place to start.
Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By jobowker

Current trailer is 10 years old, with ten year...

Current trailer is 10 years old, with ten year old tires. That's 10 years of sitting on the ground every winter, not jacked up. It's been fine, but tires are now due to be replaced due to age.
I...
Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By jobowker

Don't tell me you are neglecting to count...

Don't tell me you are neglecting to count cupholders! Very important in a truck.

Kidding aside, an acquaintance was looking at 2 different trucks (both loaded) and the final decision was based on...
Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,975
Posted By jobowker

I looked at all four (Chevy, Ford, Ram, and...

I looked at all four (Chevy, Ford, Ram, and Toyota) and quickly narrowed it down to Ford or Ram. I ultimately ended up with the Ram, which I know you don't want, so I'd suggest the Ford. People have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,713
Posted By jobowker

1977 Pontiac Bonneville with a 400 in it. Six...

1977 Pontiac Bonneville with a 400 in it. Six miles to the gallon, eight on the highway thank to the new optional "overdrive".
It floated down the road, which was great unless you wanted to slow...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By jobowker

Depends on the vehicle. Most were kept past...

Depends on the vehicle. Most were kept past warranty, but not all. I should have listed all my vehicles together, then my wife's for better clarity.
The F250 was kept from 2000 to 2014 - 14 years....
12-02-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,843
Posted By jobowker

With the "slip" being at a 45 degree angle,...

With the "slip" being at a 45 degree angle, putting the boat in reverse and backing out in a straight line would be simple.
With a more "normal" looking dock with no lift, it would also be easy to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,351
Posted By jobowker

I guess you and I eat at different restaurants?...

I guess you and I eat at different restaurants? Quit eating at establishments where meth heads hang out. :)
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By jobowker

1) For a 2 year car, I would definitely not...

1) For a 2 year car, I would definitely not purchase a warranty! The chances of a new driver not wrecking it AND having a serious mechanical failure within 2 years AND that being covered by the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By jobowker

How does he like it? My daughter is looking at...

How does he like it? My daughter is looking at the Crosstrek, which is built on the same platform, just with higher ground clearance and more headroom. It's like a crossover version of the Impreza,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By jobowker

I've used hydraulic cement in the past.

I've used hydraulic cement in the past.
12-02-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,843
Posted By jobowker

While docking parallel would be a much more...

While docking parallel would be a much more straightforward setup, I think it would be difficult to get the big boat into and out of the lift area.

With no boat lift, it would be easy. But with a...
12-02-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By jobowker

I think the big problem is the high level of...

I think the big problem is the high level of energy required to plane a boat, compared to everything else. Once a car is at speed, little effort is required to keep in there. Same with a train on...
12-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By jobowker

I also noticed that some things are live even...

I also noticed that some things are live even with the battery switch off (VHF, stereo memory, bilge pump, maybe CO detector) which is why I disconnect the battery cables.

I'm pretty much doing...
12-02-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By jobowker

Does the manual say it's ok to flush through the...

Does the manual say it's ok to flush through the hose connection, or does it say it's ok to flush through the hose connection while tilted up?

I'm guessing that you have a leak near the flush port...
12-02-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By jobowker

Let's see, at an average of 15 watts per square...

Let's see, at an average of 15 watts per square foot, having a 50 square foot T Top (a fairly large one) would yield 750 watts. To get an hour's worth of usage from a 1,000 hp electric engine, those...
12-02-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By jobowker

Conversely, if you disconnect a battery cable,...

Conversely, if you disconnect a battery cable, good batteries should be fine for months without charging. Good batteries don't go bad by infrequent charging - they are more likely to run into...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,836
Posted By jobowker

Storing loaded or unloaded doesn't have ANY...

Storing loaded or unloaded doesn't have ANY effect on the life of the spring. Loading and unloading does.

Since there is no disadvantage, but plenty of advantages, I leave them loaded.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By jobowker

2017 Ram 1500 2014 Honda Ridgeline 2014 Jeep...

2017 Ram 1500
2014 Honda Ridgeline
2014 Jeep Cherokee
2010 Subaru Outback
2010 Jeep Wrangler (some emissions part died, ~$300 I think)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
2000 Ford F250
1998 Chevy S10...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By jobowker

Some are of the philosophy that warranties give...

Some are of the philosophy that warranties give you piece of mind.
Others feel they are a waste of money.

Personally, I never buy extended warranties on anything, and figure that the thousands...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,336
Posted By jobowker

Agreed. One thing I like about traveling to other...

Agreed. One thing I like about traveling to other places is to try the food. I'd never had shrimp and grits growing up, but tried it in NC.
I never thought of treating a pancake like an omelet...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,336
Posted By jobowker

When I was last up in Buffalo, I was surprised to...

When I was last up in Buffalo, I was surprised to see fried bologna and onion sandwiches on the menu in some sandwich shops. I took a pass, but their beef on weck is pretty good.
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,336
Posted By jobowker

The whole "pigs" reference meant pork, not beef....

The whole "pigs" reference meant pork, not beef. But yes, I've seen cocktail weenies in dough referred to as pigs in blankets.

I'm curious what ethnicity? Polish, Irish, or some other cold...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By jobowker

Life would be much easier if people didn't hide...

Life would be much easier if people didn't hide what state they live in. See that "location" field in your profile? Just pick a state, as lot of answers on questions will vary based on what state you...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-01-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,606
Posted By jobowker

I noticed that in the GC, if you wait 200-300...

I noticed that in the GC, if you wait 200-300 milliseconds between letting off the brake and hitting the gas, passengers will not even notice it has start/stop.
But if you slide your foot off the...
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