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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By HopCar
I love real air horns. Kahlenberg and Buell are...

I love real air horns. Kahlenberg and Buell are great. The Kahlenberg website is fun because you can hear the horn you’re interested in. ...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HopCar
I had a problem with pickup strainers getting...

I had a problem with pickup strainers getting clogged. I just removed them so the dirt goes through to the fuel filter where it’s easier to deal with.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By HopCar
C. S. Osbourne makes traditional paint scrappers...

C. S. Osbourne makes traditional paint scrappers with round handles.
https://www.csosborneindustrialtools.com/product/?cat=41
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-21-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By HopCar
Welcome Aboard! Be sure to ask for advice on...

Welcome Aboard! Be sure to ask for advice on anchors before you settle on one. There is no shortage of anchor experts on this forum.:D
Forum: Power Systems 07-17-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By HopCar
I’d run them for a few minutes after shut down if...

I’d run them for a few minutes after shut down if I was planning to go into the engine room. On a gasoline boat always run blowers a few minutes before starting the engine.
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-17-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By HopCar
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,397
Posted By HopCar
As long as the condenser coils are hotter than...

As long as the condenser coils are hotter than the water, the air conditioner will work fine.
Same with air cooled air conditioners. They work fine when the outside air temperature is pushing a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By HopCar
Ok guys, her name is not Peggy. It is Peggie. Get...

Ok guys, her name is not Peggy. It is Peggie. Get it right or she will yell at you. Don’t ask how I know.:blush:
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By HopCar
I sold marine toilets for close to fifty years. I...

I sold marine toilets for close to fifty years. I still learn stuff from Peggie. Highly recommend the book.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-15-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,620
Posted By HopCar
Toocoys, skip the retailers and call Raritan...

Toocoys, skip the retailers and call Raritan directly. It might be that it is available but doesn’t sell fast enough for the retailers to stock it. If Raritan says it’s available, ask your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,407
Posted By HopCar
This is the easy way to stalk Richard. Looks like...

This is the easy way to stalk Richard. Looks like he found a nice sheltered place to anchor for the night.
https://share.garmin.com/dauntless
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By HopCar
I’m not sure what happened but I have a theory. ...

I’m not sure what happened but I have a theory.

I tied the boat up facing down river where I expected the strongest winds.
I also installed a spare bilge pump with the hose tied to the stern...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,143
Posted By HopCar
As a teenager I had a 16 ft single engine Bahama...

As a teenager I had a 16 ft single engine Bahama dinghy. One day I was out in the bay with a friend when there was a loud thump, the engine raced and the rudder jammed.

I dove over the side and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By HopCar
You got her out of the shed and it looks like...

You got her out of the shed and it looks like you’ve used good long lines so she can rise with the water. Looks good to me.

Of course bear in mind that this is from a guy whose boat sank in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By HopCar
Good luck! Looks like you’ve done it right. I’m...

Good luck! Looks like you’ve done it right. I’m betting Old School will be fine. How far inland are you?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By HopCar
Each made to a different price point with Ryobi...

Each made to a different price point with Ryobi being the cheapest. Oddly enough in side by side tests, the Ryobi often tests better than the Milwaukee.

Ryobi also makes a much wider range of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-12-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By HopCar
Your wish is granted! They now make a bunch of...

Your wish is granted! They now make a bunch of LED lights. I have one of their older search lights and it’s great. They now make an LED searchlight I’m tempted to buy....
Forum: General Maintenance 07-12-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By HopCar
I was thinking the same thing. I bet a machine...

I was thinking the same thing. I bet a machine shop wouldn’t charge much to drill them for you. Sounds like a business opportunity for the companies that make the bolt extractors.
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-12-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 194,914
Posted By HopCar
Impressive! Now how does he get it back in the...

Impressive! Now how does he get it back in the water?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By HopCar
I can’t remember the last time I plugged in a...

I can’t remember the last time I plugged in a drill, saw, or driver. I went with the Ryobi system back when they used Nicad batteries. I still have the original drill but have changed to lithium...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By HopCar
Broken Bolt Removal

Some good ideas on this video for removing broken bolts.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dJfkCj3FWBs
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-08-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,160
Posted By HopCar
That was a good adventure Al. Thanks for the...

That was a good adventure Al. Thanks for the story.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By HopCar
Here is a link to the owners manual for that...

Here is a link to the owners manual for that seacock.
https://www.groco.net/media/file/file/s/v/sv-series.pdf
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By HopCar
It is a Groco SV series seacock. There is a large...

It is a Groco SV series seacock. There is a large rubber cylinder in it with a hole through it. The large handle turns the rubber plug to align the hole with the thru-hull to allow water to pass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,143
Posted By HopCar
Sorta like “Hold my beer. Watch this!”

Sorta like “Hold my beer. Watch this!”
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