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Old 10-24-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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2 Things That really Bugged Me!

Although I love being out on the water, I hated dealing with my black hose & it's eternal winding around the dock box. Add to this a 220a power cord whos connection was quite a reach from the dock! (Not to mention the old style threaded ring that I cross threaded more than I care to admit.) These two things kept me from taking the boat out much more often.

Enter a new 220a Smart Plug (next week) and a 75' hose reel!
Now, rinsing the boat off with DI water after each outing is a piece of cake! (Not to mention plugging in the power cord without a threaded ring.)

The reel also has a "quick disconnect" that allows me to push a tab and remove the reel and hose from its mount and store it in the dock box. No more boat washers stealing my hose nozzle or using my DI water.)


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Old 10-24-2015, 10:09 AM   #2
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Walt - With such problems how did you stand to get out of bed in morning?

Jus kidden!! - Good refits to make getting out of bed even easier!!

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Old 10-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #3
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Walt - With such problems how did you stand to get out of bed in morning?

Jus kidden!! - Good refits to make getting out of bed even easier!!

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Art, You've hit the nail squarely on the head! Anything I can do to make this docking/undocking process simpler & faster I'm for! (Also, I'm staring down the barrels of being 75 and unlike you young guys, I'm not that mobile anymore.)
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:36 AM   #4
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Art, You've hit the nail squarely on the head! Anything I can do to make this docking/undocking process simpler & faster I'm for! (Also, I'm staring down the barrels of being 75 and unlike you young guys, I'm not that mobile anymore.)
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:47 PM   #5
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The Smartplugs make life much easier when getting back to the slip after dark, no fumbling around getting the old style lined up and the lock ring started.


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Old 10-25-2015, 10:09 PM   #6
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Codger2 wrote: "Anything I can do to make this docking/undocking process simpler & faster I'm for"!

Ditto. The more inconveniences there are to using your boat, the less you'll use it. I'm a firm believer in making it easy to decide to go, even if means a little more upkeep owing to having (for example) fewer sun-covers.
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