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Old 01-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #21
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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

Peggie,

There's only one "ain't broke" line that flies.


If it ain't broke it must have been maintained.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:26 PM   #22
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** P/F.* One of the reasons Mr. Shoalwaters lines up his screw heads, uses the proper sized clamps*and tidies up his work is*a concept called PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP.* Doing a half-assed job isn't in MY maintenance program either.* Well done Mr. Shoalwaters.
** Mr. AT.* I hear ya about the sharp ends of cable ties.* One of the things I do is hit the cut end*briefly with my soldering iron.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #23
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There's only one "ain't broke" line that flies.


If it ain't broke it must have been maintained.
There's a big differerence between "fix" and "maintain."* The line is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."** It's not, "If it ain't broke don't maintain it."
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:25 AM   #24
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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

I'm not going to vote on whether a 60 degree jagged crosss-section*hand-cut with a dull kitchen knife or a laser guided precise 90 degree cut made on your CNC milling lathe is superior.* It's entirely a matter of what's good enough on your boat.
However, for those seeking something approaching a square cut, consider a piece of dowel closely matching your hose interior diameter being used to prevent hose collapse while employing your mitre box or hack saw.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:40 AM   #25
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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

Form over function keeps too many vessels at the dock. Lining up screw heads in an ER takes the cake. But, OC on boats*is alive and well and keeps therapists in $$ to pay for their own toys.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:07 PM   #26
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P/F.* One of the reasons Mr. Shoalwaters lines up his screw heads, uses the proper sized clamps*and tidies up his work is*a concept called PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP.* Doing a half-assed job isn't in MY maintenance program either.* Well done Mr. Shoalwaters.
And another thing.* If I was in the market for a particular boat, and found two similar, all other things being equal, the one with lined up screw heads, proper sized clamps and bolts and a clean engine room would make me believe that boat has received better maintenance.* Which one do you think I would buy?* It's the reason I keep my engine room immaculate, my maintenance records complete, and my manuals up to date.* Better resale value...............Arctic Traveller

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:11 PM   #27
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Try cutting wire ties with side cutters designed to cut plastics.* Very sharp, no bevel on one side, leaves wire tie ends square with no points.

These sound great, have you used them on zipties?* It seems to me the sharp edge that results from cutting with normal side cutters is the corners. The edges end up razor sharp. Does this tool eliminate that problem?* If so, I'll be getting a pair soon................Arctic Traveller
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:35 AM   #28
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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

Radioshack sells a $5 pair of red handled pair of light duty side cutters that is flush on one side and tapered on the other- similar to a wood chisel. It is great for clipping tie wraps so long as they are not the huge ones.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:02 PM   #29
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Radioshack sells a $5 pair of red handled pair of light duty side cutters that is flush on one side and tapered on the other- similar to a wood chisel. It is great for clipping tie wraps so long as they are not the huge ones.
Im on my way to get a pair, I'll report back on the results...........Arctic Traveller
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #30
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Capn' Jeff,It's been 7 1/2 hours. How far away is the Radio Shack?
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #31
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RT Firefly wrote:

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P/F.* One of the reasons Mr. Shoalwaters lines up his screw heads, uses the proper sized clamps*and tidies up his work is*a concept called PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP.* Doing a half-assed job isn't in MY maintenance program either.* Well done Mr. Shoalwaters.
And another thing.* If I was in the market for a particular boat, and found two similar, all other things being equal, the one with lined up screw heads, proper sized clamps and bolts and a clean engine room would make me believe that boat has received better maintenance.* Which one do you think I would buy?* It's the reason I keep my engine room immaculate, my maintenance records complete, and my manuals up to date.* Better resale value...............Arctic Traveller

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My engine room is carpeted, has florescence lighting, belts hung in a roll, hoses stowed, heated 65+ degree, bone dry,*easy access with a full set of tools including an air compressor.***As for records I also keep files and maintenance records date back to the day we bought her.* However the edges of the hoses may not be perfectly square. Square but not perfectly sqaure.*********
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** P/F.* You see, you CAN compose readable posts!* Keep it up.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:09 PM   #33
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It's been 7 1/2 hours. How far away is the Radio Shack?



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Not in stock at my local Radio Shack, so I need to keep looking, but if they work, I'll be getting several pairs.........................Arctic Traveller

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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

Capt Jeff:

We need to compare DeFever ERs for appearance and neatness. I suggest a bottle of our favorite whiskey.**Phil, you can maybe be the judge!
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RE: Cutting hose-ends square

Capn' Jeff
The pair I owned (misplaced) was an earlier version of these I believe. Mine had a solid red handle and did not have the springs to open it up. I am going to grab a new pair in the next few days.
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4.5" mini diagonal cutters, In Store only.
My pair would cut tie wraps flush and not leave a sharp protrusion- these look to be the same.
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We need to compare DeFever ERs for appearance and neatness. I suggest a bottle of our favorite whiskey.**Phil, you can maybe be the judge!
I'd be happy to, but I think the winner should share the prize.* So, Phill, can you travel to Ketchikan to judge mine?. Failing that, I guess I could take some photos, but it's not the same...........Arctic Traveller
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Weeeelllll...I have to be in Seattle in May...anybody wanna give me a ride to Ketchican?
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Jeff:i

Hopefully we can connect on the 23rd in Seattle*to hash out the details of this DeFever ER*off.
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Dremel tool with fiber-reinforced cutoff wheel. Square enough.
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Hopefully we can connect on the 23rd in Seattle*to hash out the details of this DeFever ER*off.
Look forward to seeing you, bring engine room photos..............................Arctic Traveller
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