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    I inspected the impeller when winterizing and...

    I inspected the impeller when winterizing and most times they lasted three seasons.i carried a spare impeller as everyone should do anyway. If you had a catastrophic failure of the impeller on the...
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    Refinanced the house with cash back to pay off...

    Refinanced the house with cash back to pay off the boat. That was when you could write off the interest on taxes.
  3. For a glove box, a spring strut would be all that...

    For a glove box, a spring strut would be all that is necessary. They are used for cabinet doors in motor homes. Gas struts are used for heavier doors. A new design still requires some measurements to...
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    Passive systems normally are very good except...

    Passive systems normally are very good except when it is in a negative connotation. You need to correct the problem and active systems are easier to fix.
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    What lurks at the end of the boat launch

    Our dive rescue team got called out to a boat launch where recreational divers found a submerged truck that with the driver have been missing since 1993. The truck was located right off the concrete...
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    Upholster should have access to all patterns. Not...

    Upholster should have access to all patterns. Not common, but a match should be found.
  7. Been through too many brown and tan fads on...

    Been through too many brown and tan fads on boats, cars and motor homes. My Moomba I had was the best combination with a metalflake full and white vinyl. A neutral interior will weather time better...
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    Kevin O'Leary would but eventually be destroyed.

    Kevin O'Leary would but eventually be destroyed.
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    I expect safety issues with the rear transom...

    I expect safety issues with the rear transom seats both in occupant containment and the breathing air. A lot of risk. What other boats have occupants sitting on the transom?
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    Take the repair pieces out when winterizing the...

    Take the repair pieces out when winterizing the boat and take them in. My experience with upholsterers is they are rather slow to get things done so I would use the winter to get the pieces redone.
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    Was the starter the issue?

    Was the starter the issue?
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    You may have a common connection between the...

    You may have a common connection between the ground of the pump and your ignition circuitry that in turn has a poor ground to your battery ground. When you turn on your pump, there is a high enough...
  13. With that much maneuvering, I recommend a powered...

    With that much maneuvering, I recommend a powered dolly where the movements are more subtle. The gas meter would concern me.
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    The sound is dead on when my water pump was...

    The sound is dead on when my water pump was failing. I guess I've seen a thing or two.
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    Engine recirc water pump. Put your ear up to it...

    Engine recirc water pump. Put your ear up to it and check. I was on a vacation when this started and we ran it to failure as the water temps were fine. The show was over when the pulley...
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    Egg beater technology is used now for wind...

    Egg beater technology is used now for wind turbines but they operate perpendicular to the air flow. I take exception to the lack of major advancement since the 1930s. In particular, through the hub...
  17. Thread: Custom Cover

    by zabooda
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    I had a 20 year custom cover made. I had 15...

    I had a 20 year custom cover made. I had 15 years on it and it still looked excellent. Use Top Gun fabric. Cover the lower part and have a separate cover for the bimini while parked to keep the sun...
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    You winterize there? Wait until you get back over...

    You winterize there? Wait until you get back over there and get an IOU.
  19. It's a felony so taking their guns away should be...

    It's a felony so taking their guns away should be a driver not to vandalize. Since that is an action normal people don't do, they would be a candidate for psychological evaluation.
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    Good to here your good to go. Thanks for the fix...

    Good to here your good to go. Thanks for the fix info.
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    Good info. I'll be on Lake Mead next Saturday....

    Good info. I'll be on Lake Mead next Saturday. Having a family reunion and renting a boat for the day. Hope the winds don't pick up.
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    Here is a case going on that went from a tragic...

    Here is a case going on that went from a tragic accident to a criminal case as some people weren't truthful with police. If an accident occurs, people have to accept the consequences and it helps to...
  23. Thread: Props

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    You have your boat set nice. 38 isn't that much...

    You have your boat set nice. 38 isn't that much slower than the DDs.
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    Just go get it. Antitrust laws would prevent a...

    Just go get it. Antitrust laws would prevent a dealer from charging someone just for the ability to purchase it. Servicing may be an issue but deal with that when the time comes. I have purchased...
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    Too funny. I sold my boat for the same price I...

    Too funny. I sold my boat for the same price I bought it 16 years ago. I waxed it in the spring and wiped it down when I pulled it out of the water. Only records I kept was yearly hours on the engine...
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