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Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By gfretwell

I have been playing MP3s in my car for over 20...

I have been playing MP3s in my car for over 20 years..I converted my CDs years ago but it is time consuming. As for input, I am sure that system has a USB input and you can use anything from a thumb...
Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By gfretwell

The real answer is a water pressure gauge to...

The real answer is a water pressure gauge to break the tie about whether the problem is supply side or engine side.
Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By gfretwell

The best back flush adapter I have come up with...

The best back flush adapter I have come up with is a piece of swim noodle on a hose shutoff. Then you can get a good seat in the thermostat hole and turn on the water. You are not taking so much of a...
08-02-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By gfretwell

I used 40 gallons of gas and about 80 gallons of...

I used 40 gallons of gas and about 80 gallons of propane running a 5.5KW full time for 8-9 days after Irma.
08-01-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By gfretwell

If it is that bad you won't need the ramp, just...

If it is that bad you won't need the ramp, just swim out and disconnect it from the trailer.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By gfretwell

Then you are safe. In the last 3 hurricanes that...

Then you are safe. In the last 3 hurricanes that hit here, Cantore was in Panama city.
08-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By gfretwell

My guess is a relay. Depending on the model, it...

My guess is a relay. Depending on the model, it may be socketed and it may be soldered on the card. My neighbor's older model had them in sockets, the newer one he needed a card. Gem is right down...
08-01-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By gfretwell

Irma was pretty exciting here. The eye went right...

Irma was pretty exciting here. The eye went right over us at a cat 2 although I don't really think it was that strong. Power was out for 8 days, I lost some screen panels and I had lots of trees to...
08-01-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By gfretwell

T/S low level Cat 1 won't even get me to bring in...

T/S low level Cat 1 won't even get me to bring in the trash cans unless it is going right over us. Right now it is sunny and warm in SW Fla. It looks like we might get a regular afternoon rain. There...
08-01-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By gfretwell

I have heard too many stories from friends who...

I have heard too many stories from friends who rode out a hurricane in their car. I am staying put. My grandfather may have had the worst one. He rode out one hurricane in the 50s, stuck on the Gandy...
08-01-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By gfretwell

We have had that wind site on our HOA weather...

We have had that wind site on our HOA weather page for years. It is pretty cool tho. You certainly have no problem picking out this little hurricane.
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-01-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By gfretwell

I have never tried to save a fitting. PVC is too...

I have never tried to save a fitting. PVC is too cheap. Cut the whole mess out and put it in fresh from the first straight piece of pipe that will take a coupling. If you are worried about future...
Forum: Dockside Chat
08-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By gfretwell

Hurricane shelters might but not the hurricane...

Hurricane shelters might but not the hurricane itself.
08-01-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By gfretwell

Is this just with the remote or does it fail with...

Is this just with the remote or does it fail with the switch on the unit too? Do you hear the relay clicking?
08-01-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By gfretwell

Usually anchor shackles have a rounder loop to...

Usually anchor shackles have a rounder loop to handle the swing

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Forum: Dockside Chat
07-31-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,356
Posted By gfretwell

Once you get south of Sarasota county on the Gulf...

Once you get south of Sarasota county on the Gulf side that is not really true. It gets pretty quiet in Charlotte, Lee and Collier in the summer although more are coming every day and not going back....
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-31-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By gfretwell

I am not sure there is any difference besides the...

I am not sure there is any difference besides the purple dye. If the pipe is new and clean, I have seen studies that say the primer doesn't do squat but I still use it. Pipe never really seems to be...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-31-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,356
Posted By gfretwell

Nobody has said anything and some Costco...

Nobody has said anything and some Costco employees wear face shields only. They were the first "mask" store here.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-31-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By gfretwell

One problem with these DIY things is they usually...

One problem with these DIY things is they usually will not honor the warranty if a pro didn't install it. I did all of the physical installation and gave a pro $200 for a startup and to get the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-30-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,958
Posted By gfretwell

Adverse possession is tough in Florida according...

Adverse possession is tough in Florida according to my SIL lawyer. Other states make it easier. I agree with those who say you should just see what your neighbor thinks. Since this is undeveloped...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-30-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,356
Posted By gfretwell

I have a face shield that shuts up the mask...

I have a face shield that shuts up the mask police, lets me breathe and gives me eye protection too.
07-30-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,486
Posted By gfretwell

You are confusing a pontoon with a house boat....

You are confusing a pontoon with a house boat. Mine is set up center console without any furniture. It is a fishing/dive/work
boat.
07-30-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By gfretwell

You need to say what brand and maybe what model....

You need to say what brand and maybe what model. The Merc 75 2s, 60 4s EFI and my current F70 take the water straight from the water intake manifold and route it out to the pee stream after cooling...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-26-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By gfretwell

Don't connect. I only let the internet talk to...

Don't connect. I only let the internet talk to things that I am taking to the internet personally through. It is nobody's business what music I listen to, what is on my securtry camera or what I am...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-26-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,804
Posted By gfretwell

Can you rig under the boat like a scissor...

Can you rig under the boat like a scissor trailer? If so get 2 beams 30' long or so, Use blocking to get the span right for the bottom of your boat, a Lifting bridle for the two beams and rock and...
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