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Yesterday, 10:28 AM
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Sorry, I missed "2 stroke" I forgot merc was even...

Sorry, I missed "2 stroke" I forgot merc was even selling them in 2004 ;)
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-22-2019, 06:50 PM
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Views: 10,264
Posted By gfretwell

If I was building another house I would be using...

If I was building another house I would be using smurf tube anywhere that it would be hard to snake a wire in with J boxes in accessible places. I would also do all of those home runs to my "hubs"...
06-22-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By gfretwell

On these things the idle should be done by that...

On these things the idle should be done by that Idle control valve. I think the throttle plate is closed and this valve lets air in. The computer meters the gas. If that valve stuck wide open or the...
06-22-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By gfretwell

I suppose it is possible you have a bad idle...

I suppose it is possible you have a bad idle solenoid valve but that usually makes it stall at idle. Take the screen/cover off and look at the throttle plate with it at idle and be sure it is closed....
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-22-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,551
Posted By gfretwell

Always the right answer if you want asses in seats

Always the right answer if you want asses in seats
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,367
Posted By gfretwell

It is taken as fact that all concrete cracks but...

It is taken as fact that all concrete cracks but we put in a court similar to what the OP is talking about at our community park and we insisted that they put down a good layer of base material,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By gfretwell

I would call the Mayberry guy. It sounds like he...

I would call the Mayberry guy. It sounds like he does work with other people's stone. I love natural stone and I wish more people would appreciate it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,966
Posted By gfretwell

I never watched it, never saw Game of Thrones or...

I never watched it, never saw Game of Thrones or Downton Abby either but if that is what people want to watch, it is none my, or anyone else's business.
06-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By gfretwell

You can use those dock edge bumpers on the...

You can use those dock edge bumpers on the pilings so getting in perfectly is not as critical but after a while you will learn to slide that baby in without touching them in one smooth approach.
One...
06-19-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,129
Posted By gfretwell

Do not count on zoning or legislative protection...

Do not count on zoning or legislative protection because if legislatures put it there they can take it away. A couple decades ago we created the DRGR (Density Reduction Groundwater Recharge). It...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-19-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By gfretwell

When I first saw that open, I thought it was...

When I first saw that open, I thought it was going to be "the best things in life are dirty", far more appropriate for sub sailors, at least back in the diesel days.
06-19-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfretwell

I understand that but the question was how long...

I understand that but the question was how long does it take to actually install it/them. I say if the dealer is honest, divide the labor cost by the hourly rate. That should be a fairly accurate...
06-19-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By gfretwell

I used 2" PVC conduit for mine with the regular...

I used 2" PVC conduit for mine with the regular 90 degree sweeps and a pipe running across the rear trailer cross member with bolts through 2 existing holes so I was only drilling the pipe. I didn't...
06-19-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 47,385
Posted By gfretwell

Caution redneck alert Your 2" pump will take a...

Caution redneck alert
Your 2" pump will take a hard hose on the output although they usually ship with a soft hose and no fitting on the end.
With a fitting the way to go is to neck it down to a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By gfretwell

I thought that said rape a grizzly bear. It would...

I thought that said rape a grizzly bear. It would have been a better video.
06-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By gfretwell

That should come right out. You will need either...

That should come right out. You will need either an offset screwdriver, a ratchet screwdriver or a flex shaft one to get to that back screw but it can be done. I like the ratchet ones for stuff like...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-18-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By gfretwell

For me it was when it was apparent my full time...

For me it was when it was apparent my full time job in the computer hardware business was going away. I had my electrical inspector's license a year before the end so when I landed a state contract,...
06-18-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By gfretwell

This is what that 200 ohm pot does for you. You...

This is what that 200 ohm pot does for you. You can smoothly rotate the pot and the gauge should track it. Put a 33 ohm resistor in series to get the scale right. I have a shaky fuel gauge in one...
06-18-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfretwell

I suppose the definitive answer is how much is he...

I suppose the definitive answer is how much is he charging you? If it is not $6000-8000 he is not spending 2 weeks working on it (80 hours @ $75-100 an hour, typical labor charge). There is a lot of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,934
Posted By gfretwell

I have to say the one I caught was very docile. I...

I have to say the one I caught was very docile. I wasn't even sure it was alive and when I put a bucket down next to it with some mulch in the bucket, it went in the bucket and hid in the mulch. I...
06-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfretwell

Two weeks? 80 hours? Really.I agree if you are...

Two weeks? 80 hours? Really.I agree if you are drilling dash holes and installing the steering it might be another day but 2 weeks is ridiculous.
It does shed some light on why they said rigging my...
06-17-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,380
Posted By gfretwell

Pontoon haters ;love to trash pontoons but you...

Pontoon haters ;love to trash pontoons but you see a shitload of them at the artificial reefs offshore in the Ft Myers area and we are not hearing about them sinking or any other calamity. In fact I...
06-17-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,129
Posted By gfretwell

The cycle is that nutrients feed algae, when...

The cycle is that nutrients feed algae, when alive the algae will produce oxygen but they don't live long and they die, falling to the bottom with new algae replacing them on top. The dead algae on...
06-17-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By gfretwell

It sounds like something may be wired wrong. A...

It sounds like something may be wired wrong. A few minutes with a meter should sort that out. On the AC Volts scale and one lead on the earth ground, you should see 120v to both ungrounded (hot) legs...
06-17-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By gfretwell

A guy who does it for a living should be able to...

A guy who does it for a living should be able to rig 2 motors in a day. If you give him another day to check over the rigging and test it, I can see 2 days but this better be the best installation...
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