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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-07-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I have a spare line which is 3/4 braided. It is...

I have a spare line which is 3/4 braided. It is around 200 feet long. Too big a bundle to easily handle. I fake it into two smaller bundles and hang them on my rail with velcro straps.

I suppose...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,325
Posted By Pete Meisinger
My all time favorite outboard. ( I have an even...

My all time favorite outboard. ( I have an even dozen of them to back up that statement). Is a 1957 through 1959 Evinrude 35 horsepower. Electric start if you can find or convert one. (About half of...
Forum: Power Systems 09-07-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Pete Meisinger
To install or remove just about any flexible hose...

To install or remove just about any flexible hose from a fitting, from a small gas line to a crusty old stiff three inch exhaust line. Simply add heat from a heat gun.

pete
Forum: Californian 09-07-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Pete Meisinger
On my Albin I can't just stick a hose into the...

On my Albin I can't just stick a hose into the water filler spout. It gurgles and spits occasionally. It might be a plugged vent but I have solved the problem by adding a flexible piece of 3/4 hose...
Forum: Californian 08-06-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Twin engines and a genny in a 34 foot boat will...

Twin engines and a genny in a 34 foot boat will make for a cramped basement. (just saying)

pete
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-06-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,752
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Selling a boat in Florida is not as easy as it...

Selling a boat in Florida is not as easy as it may sound. There are lots of Loopers and others who end up in Florida and want to sell their boats. Supply and demand will bring you a smaller price,...
Forum: Power Systems 08-03-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I think it mostly depends on the bottom of the...

I think it mostly depends on the bottom of the barge. If it is flat with no keel probably twins would be best. If it has a keel a single would probably do.

pete
Forum: Power Systems 08-02-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,259
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Put a fresh battery in it, check the oil level...

Put a fresh battery in it, check the oil level and hit the starter.

It will probably start. Once it is running check for cooling water out the back end.

Depending on how much fuel is in the...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-29-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,968
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I few drops now and then can be accomodated by a...

I few drops now and then can be accomodated by a "diesel diaper".

pete
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,218
Posted By Pete Meisinger
We had some pretty severe storms come through...

We had some pretty severe storms come through here in the last few days so I watched, listened and compared several weather reporting stations. (Mostly apps but also NOA)

One app really covered...
Forum: Power Systems 07-29-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I use screwdrivers on opposite sides of the...

I use screwdrivers on opposite sides of the impeller, inch it on out.

pete
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-24-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,946
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I don't know about your area but here in the...

I don't know about your area but here in the Midwest (Great lakes)....

People are boating like CRAZY! Transient slips on weekends are non existent. Good anchorages are crowded. Transient slips are...
Forum: Power Systems 07-24-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,017
Posted By Pete Meisinger
At 1700 rpm I would probably shut it down for an...

At 1700 rpm I would probably shut it down for an oil change about every other month. Other than that "constant duty".

pete
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,691
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Your budget seems a little thin given your list...

Your budget seems a little thin given your list of "wants".

pete
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,849
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I grew up in the 60's, just as I/Os were being...

I grew up in the 60's, just as I/Os were being invented and becoming popular. I remember well the old round top OMC units. They ALWAYS had something wrong with them. Often it was the lifting motor or...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-15-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Take a pass on it and refer him to a good prop...

Take a pass on it and refer him to a good prop shop.

By the way, a prop generally does not "wear out". They become damaged, out of pitch, sometimes have cavitation damage and a host of other...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Why did you remove the shaft, and therefore, why...

Why did you remove the shaft, and therefore, why did you pull the boat?

The alignment should be done in water with the shaft backed off the transmission a fraction of an inch.

Put it back...
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,115
Posted By Pete Meisinger
The symptoms sure point to the filter elements. I...

The symptoms sure point to the filter elements. I assume you used new elements but where did they come from? Were they factory Racor elements and were the bags they arrived in hermetically sealed....
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I made my own alignment tool by drilling a hole...

I made my own alignment tool by drilling a hole in a half inch pipe plug andfiberglassinf a sharpened nail into the center.

pete
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-13-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,479
Posted By Pete Meisinger
The housing market is high and hot right...

The housing market is high and hot right now..but, so is the boat market. It's probably a wash/ The good point is that interest rate is low.

pete
Forum: Power Systems 07-12-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Can you get a gear puller on the front? pete

Can you get a gear puller on the front?

pete
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-11-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,571
Posted By Pete Meisinger
The thing that gets me about the Haulover Inlet...

The thing that gets me about the Haulover Inlet videos is the number of the boats which head out only to turn around and head back in. Are they just going out to see how bad they can get beat up? Or...
Forum: Power Systems 07-10-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pete Meisinger
Your question is similar to the one which asks...

Your question is similar to the one which asks "Can you sail a trawler?"

The answer is basically "No". Dragging a fixed blade prop creates a tremendous amount of drag. Freewheeling it is risky,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Meisinger
My dock lines are generally about the length of...

My dock lines are generally about the length of the boat. I have a couple which are far shorter, they are easier to toss. I don't rely on them for security but use them to keep the boat closer to the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By Pete Meisinger
I'm thinking that is a boat you do not want to...

I'm thinking that is a boat you do not want to own.

pete
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