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Old 09-16-2015, 09:27 AM   #341
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He said they use a tool I'd never heard of, an offset hex wrench. So I bought two of them on my way to work.
I betcha Mark Pierce has had one of those for years.
I got one for Christmas in 1962
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:40 AM   #342
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I use washing machine drain hose for chafe guards on my 5/8' and 1" dock lines.


Cheap and easy to deal with get it at Home Depot. It is smooth inside so seems to set up little friction on the line. After 5 years the line inside the hose was like new.
I like this idea. How do you get it to stay in place? Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:36 AM   #343
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I drill soma holes near the end and use small line with many wraps tied tightly. It doesn't seem to difficult to keep in place probably more friction on the outside than inside???
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:38 AM   #344
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A quick tip many of you are aware of: used firehouse can often be gotten from your local fire department for free and makes phenomenal chafe guards.
Wifey B: You can get a used firehouse? Darn....just don't have space for one though. Even with the pole to slide down? What a way to make an entrance into the main room. Bet you could turn it into quite a recreational space.

Yes, I knew you meant "firehose." In NC, that's what lot's of the marinas used as dock bumpers. All the fire stations had long lists of people in line for their next available hose.
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I betcha Mark Pierce has had one of those for years.
I got one for Christmas in 1962

Hawgwash- were you old enough to hold it up under the mistletoe?? I I would have been 4 1/2 years old . One year during my single years I got my 11 year old daughter a small toolbox and assembled some tools including a 1/4" socket set. She was not impressed...


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Wifey B: You can get a used firehouse? Darn....just don't have space for one though. Even with the pole to slide down? What a way to make an entrance into the main room. Bet you could turn it into quite a recreational space.



Yes, I knew you meant "firehose." In NC, that's what lot's of the marinas used as dock bumpers. All the fire stations had long lists of people in line for their next available hose.

That's a great idea- and probably required by law to be replaced on a certain year interval- so sustainable supply. Green and clean.


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That's a great idea- and probably required by law to be replaced on a certain year interval- so sustainable supply. Green and clean.


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Wifey B: They outlast any other form of dock bumper I've seen. Especially with the treatment at marinas where 1 out of 10.....or 1 out of 5.....or 1 out of 3....or 9 out of 10....boaters can't dock.

Sort of funny sometimes to read trawler owners and other larger boat owners talk about docking. Without question the average owner of a trawler or any boat over 30' can dock better than the average bowrider or bass boat or pontoon boat driver or even PWC drivers. Of course I have seen larger boats dock so smoothly and then seen them hours later ram into the dock with their dinghy.
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Hawgwash- were you old enough to hold it up under the mistletoe??
In 1962 I had a hard time holding me up under the mistletoe.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:27 AM   #349
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Greetings,
Mr. hm. RE: post #342... "How do you get it to stay in place?" Leave the hose connected to the washing machine. That sucker ain't goin' nowhere...

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As with airplanes, big boats are easier to run than little ones. It is much more challenging to dock our trailer fishing boat than our 30,000 pound cabin cruiser. The planing fishing boat slides all over the place on the water and the wind blows it around willy nilly. The cabin cruiser with its deep keel goes where it's pointed and its inertia causes it to be much more predictable which makes it very easy to maneuver.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:35 PM   #351
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Foam gun for washing....

I started using one of these on the cars...Simple and fast. Took it down to the boat and works equally well. $25 gun, some appropriate wash fluid and you're job is easy! Lay down some foam, Brush, use the quick-connect to go back to Water only, Done! No more buckets!

Try it!

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:43 PM   #352
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As with airplanes, big boats are easier to run than little ones. It is much more challenging to dock our trailer fishing boat than our 30,000 pound cabin cruiser. The planing fishing boat slides all over the place on the water and the wind blows it around willy nilly. The cabin cruiser with its deep keel goes where it's pointed and its inertia causes it to be much more predictable which makes it very easy to maneuver.
Wifey B: Take a RIB dinghy and the wind sweeps through and you feel like you're going to do a Mary Poppins. Take a 300 ton boat and the wind blows and it's like the boat looks at it thinking, "did you say something?"
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:53 PM   #353
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All the used firehose you'll ever need:
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #354
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Foam gun for washing....

I started using one of these on the cars...Simple and fast. Took it down to the boat and works equally well. $25 gun, some appropriate wash fluid and you're job is easy! Lay down some foam, Brush, use the quick-connect to go back to Water only, Done! No more buckets!

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The problem with that is all the foam. I always tell my mates and deckies that if you're washing the boat with a big mess of soapy, foamy water you're wasting product, water and time rinsing off all that extra foam.
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:01 PM   #355
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The problem with that is all the foam. I always tell my mates and deckies that if you're washing the boat with a big mess of soapy, foamy water you're wasting product, water and time rinsing off all that extra foam.
If you set it right it actually uses very little Detergent.....Dial it down and there is not the foam shown in the picture above.
No waste here..
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:14 AM   #356
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That's a great idea- and probably required by law to be replaced on a certain year interval- so sustainable supply. Green and clean.


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Tested once a year, visually then pressurized (during hot weather, thank you) to about twice working pressure, depending on hose size (200psi for big hose, 250-300 for smaller stuff < 3").

A modified gate valve is used, it has a half inch hole in it so after the air is purged the valve is closed to reduce the volume of water discharged if the hose bursts, this is for safety.

The stuff that looks bad gets bets on it's bursting pressure and as it is going to be scrapped anyway it gets "run up"

Tests are on 300 foot at a time and can make for a long day.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:23 AM   #357
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Temporally... Gorilla tape works well in a pinch when docking or rafting.



Good stuff, if you don't have a roll or two of this you should get some at any big box store.

I keep 2 in the box I have Rescue Tape in, Art is right this is also a must have.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:53 AM   #358
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Get a decent battery hydrometer to occasionally check the charge state of each cell in flooded cell batteries.
You will learn the effectiveness of your charging scheme and get an indication of battery end of life.
Best to check after several hours of rest on the batteries.
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I always flush a lot of water and some KO through the heads at the end of each cruise.
Maybe I got lucky but never had any pump, hose failure or smell after 15 years.
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Avoid docking overnight next to a post mounted dock light after carefully washing and detailing your boat. You will attract a variety of critters that attach themselves to the cabin and decks and leave deposits or pass away by the thousands. When you go out in the morning the sight of it can ruin your day.
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