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08-10-2017, 07:36 AM
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Clarification: Muriatic Acid versus Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)

Muriatic Acid IS hydrochloric acid at a concentration of approximately 36% HCl. So, 1 part Muriatic Acid and 2 parts water (remember, AAA - always add acid to water, not vice versa) is approximately...
02-07-2017, 11:35 AM
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Views: 335
Posted By greyg8r

Working on a 16' boat safely

Hello, I have to do some work on a seawall that will necessitate me standing 2' - 3' higher than the water level. Is it an absurd, stupid idea to put a ladder or scaffold inside a bare 16' trihull...
02-03-2015, 08:49 AM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By greyg8r

For sale: 1983 Boston Whaler Montauk 17, 1988 Evinrude 90, Galvanized Trailer $5200

http://www.richardchinn.com/jpgfiles/83montauk/83montauk11.jpghttp://www.richardchinn.com/jpgfiles/83montauk/83montauk2.jpg1983 Boston Whaler Montauk 17, 1988 Evinrude 90 carbureted 2-stroke engine...
12-07-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By greyg8r

Dirty, not fogged

Dirty, not fogged
12-07-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By greyg8r

Can you clean inside of glass of BRP tachometer

I have a BRP System Check tachometer that is dirty on the inside of the glass. Can the cover come off to be cleaned? I think it is a model 177107.
09-08-2012, 01:43 PM
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Views: 508
Posted By greyg8r

I have a profish ii that I was going to install...

I have a profish ii that I was going to install in my Montauk, but I may consider selling. PM me if still interested and what you are looking to spend.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-07-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,243
Posted By greyg8r

Here is the answer to our energy issues: ...

Here is the answer to our energy issues:

gene-altered Clostridium that can produce butanol.
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/03/01/turning-bacteria-into-butanol-biofuel-factories/
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By greyg8r

You doing Kona?

You doing Kona?
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By greyg8r

His conviction was effected in large part because...

His conviction was effected in large part because of a law written in 2008 in Illinois (largely for him) that allows the admission of hearsay that is typically forbidden in criminal court. We'll see...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By greyg8r

Did my first marathon at age 53 last October -...

Did my first marathon at age 53 last October - Kansas City Marathon: 5:08. Would have broken 4:30, my goal, if I had not cramped up so badly starting at mile 17. But, in all fairness, it was from...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By greyg8r

It is a miracle of modern medicine that a person...

It is a miracle of modern medicine that a person can be shot in the head and be able to accomplish what she does now.
09-04-2012, 09:12 AM
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Views: 2,881
Posted By greyg8r

I wouldn't mind riding with those hotties

I wouldn't mind riding with those hotties
09-04-2012, 08:48 AM
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Views: 403
Posted By greyg8r

Do I need a rectifier or regulator/rectifier?

I started a rebuild on my 1988 Evinrude 90 a year ago, got busy, and didn't finish the rebuild until last week. Somewhere along the way, I lost the regulator/rectifier. According to this page and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By greyg8r

Anyone in Florida gone through eminent domain (condemnation)?

I have a rental house in Hillsborough County, Florida, that the county is going to condemn 25' to widen the adjacent road. I have some questions about the use of attorneys for this. Please pm me...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Erasing data off hard drive

Update: I decided to stop farting around with this. I refunded the payments, removed the hard drives and relisted them on eBay. Thanks for the input. It would have been nice if the magnet idea (I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Erasing data off hard drive

To clarify: I was not able to install this in another notebook computer because the newer computer did not have the male pins on the hard drive like the older hard drives do. I do have a desktop and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-04-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By greyg8r

Erasing data off hard drive

I was cleaning out a closet and posted two non-working notebook computers sold as is for sale on eBay and got more for them than I thought I would. But, I forgot to advertise them without hard...
03-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,803
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Heavy duty Piano Hinges

My local Ace Hardware sells quite a few sizes of stainless piano hinges
02-20-2008, 05:59 PM
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Views: 1,821
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Causes of overheating - 1982 Evinrude 90

For some reason, I had mental lock and forgot about the tstats. I checked them, they were gritty with sand, replaced the tstats, flushed the heads and all is well.

Thanks,
02-19-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Did I get a bad Si-Tex unit? Screenshot shown

I think mine has better resolution and color. It is not hooked up right now, but I was gonna install it on my new (to me) Whaler. If I get a chance, I'll hook it up tomorrow temporarily and take a...
02-19-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By greyg8r

Causes of overheating - 1982 Evinrude 90

My 1982 Evinrude 90 started overheating recently (steaming out of the telltale). I replaced the water pump because I hadn't replaced it in 3 years, but it is still overheating. The starboard...
02-19-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Did I get a bad Si-Tex unit? Screenshot shown

I have a Si-Tex Profish III and I like it! I think for its price range it is tops.
09-24-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,598
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Steering wheel knob

The Edson knob comes with two rings. Make sure you use the correct size, otherwise it will not tighten.
09-23-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,716
Posted By greyg8r

RE: Will a 20" shaft motor fit on a 25" transom?

Yes, it will fit, but will not work well, if at all. An adjustable jack plate would work.
09-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,428
Posted By greyg8r

Re: Best chemical/cleaner to remove hard growth from hull?

I spray 50% muriatic acid, let it sit until it stops bubbling and then spray with a pressure washer. Repeat as necessary. With the pressure washer, start from a distance and slowly work your way...
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