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10-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By dpowell

How about a Parker style pilothouse boat? Sleep...

How about a Parker style pilothouse boat? Sleep in the front, escape the weather. Fish, eat, party, swim off the back. I have that style and use it for three seasons. Trailerable too.
Good luck...
10-11-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,003
Posted By dpowell

I usually pull in Febuary, last year had an inch...

I usually pull in Febuary, last year had an inch of ice around my boat in brackish water behind OC. I had three lights in my engine box but was concerned about ice trashing my transducers.

Good...
10-11-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,144
Posted By dpowell

Radar

Radar
10-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,440
Posted By dpowell

All the time, I don't have to talk and be good...

All the time, I don't have to talk and be good host. Just enjoying the wind on my face, fishing and the quiet.
My two cents
08-24-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,466
Posted By dpowell

I don't know which regulation or law would apply...

I don't know which regulation or law would apply but my understanding is that my first responsibility is to my boat and passengers. I can tow them to a safe location or stand by until help arrives....
08-22-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,143
Posted By dpowell

Weatherman, if the tow is pulling or pushing...

Weatherman, if the tow is pulling or pushing something that doesn't allow for mounting nav lights they use a beam of light to illuminate it. Don't remember the rule. :-)
08-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

Yes, mechanical fuel pump. No gas in sight tube....

Yes, mechanical fuel pump. No gas in sight tube. The black liquid was very runny, not the normal oil viscosity.
I may have caused this whole mess myself. In the spring I ran the engine until it...
08-09-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

Here are the compression numbers on our V8; #1...

Here are the compression numbers on our V8;
#1 - 130psi #2 - 130psi
#3 - 135psi #4 - 120psi
#5 - 95 psi. #6 - 130psi
#7 - 120psi #8 - 90 psi

#7 cylinder actually had gas on...
08-05-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

That's it I guess, I'll take lots of pictures and...

That's it I guess, I'll take lots of pictures and post them here.
I can't imagine what that must have looked like to him! Dad's boat, I'm dead! There's a lot more important things in life then a...
08-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

I've ask my son to post the details, I'm getting...

I've ask my son to post the details, I'm getting this info second hand. If the engine ran for a short time the seawater pump may have filled my engine with seawater mixing with oil...

Well, my...
08-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

There are two hoses that go from the heads on...

There are two hoses that go from the heads on each side to the side of the flame arrestor above the carb.

Yikes! Check the balances huh? Maybe I can sell another kidney on CL...
08-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By dpowell

Water in my manifolds small block v8! Help!

No oil pressure, no oil in bilge. Water in heads! I'm a hundred miles from the boat. Son and his fiancé we're going to go fishing. Started right up, alarm sounded no oil pressure. Noticed black...
07-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,761
Posted By dpowell

Pilothouse fan, mine isn't made any longer but...

Pilothouse fan, mine isn't made any longer but having shelter is a plus for three season fishing and overnighting. I realize you are coming from an 18' but you really should consider a 25 footer. ...
07-16-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,371
Posted By dpowell

Is that boat from Arizona?

Is that boat from Arizona?
07-12-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By dpowell

Thanks

Thanks
07-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By dpowell

Stupid question...

What happens when you run out of gas on a Mercruiser small block v8? It wouldn't restart when switched to another fuel tank (with fuel). Four barrel carbed. It cranked great, realized I had run the...
07-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,352
Posted By dpowell

Yes, I've got a counter rotating single screw...

Yes, I've got a counter rotating single screw inboard. I have a 90 degree starboard turn to get into my slip. Being counter rotating it swings my port quarter out in forward. Naturally no steering...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-07-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By dpowell

playing the white album backwards screws up your...

playing the white album backwards screws up your needle, just saying. Try to find a replacement needle...

this race sheet is getting on my nerves.

.02
07-07-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By dpowell

I have straight inboard and fish ten months of...

I have straight inboard and fish ten months of the year. Low center of gravity is reassuring in snotty conditions. My prop is in a pocket on my Carolina style boat so shallow water is a passing...
06-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By dpowell

Wet slip, I pay a diver mid summer to clean...

Wet slip, I pay a diver mid summer to clean bottom, check zincs. $100. Not bad. My Marina has gas power and water, showers, store, tiki bar. Just gotta know your boat systems.
06-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By dpowell

What's Rec90? New one on me.

What's Rec90? New one on me.
06-24-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By dpowell

4200 is UV stable I believe. Stays white.

4200 is UV stable I believe. Stays white.
06-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,593
Posted By dpowell

Just tried to flick seefoods bug too. Lol

Just tried to flick seefoods bug too. Lol
06-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By dpowell

Bigger is better or you'll wish you had that...

Bigger is better or you'll wish you had that extra two feet later on.

My .02
06-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By dpowell

Yeah about 160 degrees small block V8 230hp 5.0L...

Yeah about 160 degrees small block V8 230hp 5.0L direct drive (inboard)
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