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Today, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Clinker

As I said earlier - flopper stoppers are what's...

As I said earlier - flopper stoppers are what's needed.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=flopper+stopers&&view=detail&mid=B935472CF9AA771952B1B935472CF9AA771952B1&&FORM=VRDGAR
Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By Clinker

Get someone to briefly crank it whilst watching...

Get someone to briefly crank it whilst watching how the pinion gear of the starter is engaging with the flywheel - could be wear in the gear on the shaft, wear in the starter motor shaft or worn...
Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Clinker

Just amazing how they work - you'd think they are...

Just amazing how they work - you'd think they are just pushing air.
Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Clinker

They haven't said that the job will take two...

They haven't said that the job will take two weeks, they've said it will take two weeks for them to fit it in. When I've bought a new car, twice I've picked it up the day it arrived at the dealer -...
Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Clinker

Yep - no direct experience but I know a couple of...

Yep - no direct experience but I know a couple of people who swear by them (the cone type)
Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By Clinker

Stunning looking boat - seems to ride well too.

Stunning looking boat - seems to ride well too.
Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,026
Posted By Clinker

Did you put your paint on with a trowel?? - my...

Did you put your paint on with a trowel?? - my before and after experience with bottom paint is that it makes not a jot of difference

- it won't unless you do something very strange with the...
Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Clinker

Flopper stoppers are what you need to reduce...

Flopper stoppers are what you need to reduce rolling
Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 42,360
Posted By Clinker

Details of the Merc 450 showing on the Facebook...

Details of the Merc 450 showing on the Facebook page of Powerboat & RIB magazine.
Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,495
Posted By Clinker

People getting very 'knowledgeable' about the...

People getting very 'knowledgeable' about the internals of this engine and arguing the toss about the geometry when Evinrude haven't released any such details :grin: :grin: :grin:
06-17-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Clinker

BlueSea on-off-emergency with a BlueSea VSR...

BlueSea on-off-emergency with a BlueSea VSR (bought as their add-a-battery kit). Much much better than the 1-2-both Perko it replaced.
06-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Clinker

Iím a dufus when it comes to electrics, so I...

Iím a dufus when it comes to electrics, so I bought the BlueSea add-a-battery kit, plus decent tinned wire, a good earthing bar, good quality connectors and borrowed a really good hydraulic crimp...
06-17-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,880
Posted By Clinker

A couple of years ago, a storm capsized a...

A couple of years ago, a storm capsized a catamaran and a couple of small boats at our small harbour, plus an old wooden boat got part of its stern pulled out by one of the Samson posts.
Within 30...
06-17-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 22,214
Posted By Clinker

I'm not sure everyone has realised this thread...

I'm not sure everyone has realised this thread was started very much tongue-in-cheek as a response to Alloyboy starting a similar thread every time BRP release their quarterly report.
06-17-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,090
Posted By Clinker

It makes sense to contact the CG anyway if you're...

It makes sense to contact the CG anyway if you're undertaking a two - then if something goes pear shaped and/or your shore contact reports you being overdue at least there is somebody who knows what...
06-16-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Clinker

Can you mount a kicker on a swim platform? - yes...

Can you mount a kicker on a swim platform? - yes there are brackets made especially for the purpose.

Could you mount a kicker on that swim platform? - doesn't look sturdy enough to me and where...
06-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 22,214
Posted By Clinker

Actually there's more Yamahas than ever appeared...

Actually there's more Yamahas than ever appeared this year - still not caught up with Suzuki and Honda though.
06-16-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,030
Posted By Clinker

36mph on a 21ft boat with 250hp?? Something...

36mph on a 21ft boat with 250hp?? Something definitely way off - did you not do a sea trial prior to purchase?
I have a 21ft boat, with a cabin - and with the canvas wheelhouse up AND 100hp less I...
06-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,069
Posted By Clinker

I use the engine trim to adjust the bow up and...

I use the engine trim to adjust the bow up and down and just one tab or the other to adjust the boat laterally - I canít see the point of adjusting the engine to get the bow up and bringing it down...
06-16-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 42,517
Posted By Clinker

Am I the only person that thinks itís nuts that...

Am I the only person that thinks itís nuts that you should have to run your engine hard to make sure itís OK? A car can be run by a boy racer or a little old lady - either way it doesnít have this...
06-16-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,272
Posted By Clinker

Statler was referring to the LU oil not the oil...

Statler was referring to the LU oil not the oil for the powerhead (which is not mixed with the fuel).
06-16-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,272
Posted By Clinker

My G1 (which was used and moored in salt water)...

My G1 (which was used and moored in salt water) only had the LU dropped every third year and there was never any hint of it sticking, so five years is not much of a stretch from that, but of course...
06-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 22,214
Posted By Clinker

Didnt Yamaha already do that years ago with their...

Didnt Yamaha already do that years ago with their 3 cylinder and V4 two strokes?
06-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Clinker

The one I have is for the UK (itís free in the UK...

The one I have is for the UK (itís free in the UK funded by the RYA) but I understood it was a US developed app so assumed it would be readily available and well used in the US.
I guess you could...
06-15-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Clinker

Ironic that this thread is running parallel to...

Ironic that this thread is running parallel to another where there was difficulty in locating a casualty vessel - shows the benefit of both DSC VHF and EPIRBs/PLBs
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