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Forum: Welcome Mat Yesterday, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Comodave
Welcome aboard.

Welcome aboard.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Comodave
I thought that too. With the registration...

I thought that too. With the registration numbers still on it they can probably find the last owner.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Comodave
What to do with your old boat

Saw this online…
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,141
Posted By Comodave
Ok, first thing I would do, and because it is the...

Ok, first thing I would do, and because it is the easiest thing to do, is an engine alignment. What diameter is the face of the coupler? If it is, for instance, 6” then you are allowed .006”...
Forum: Boats | For Sale Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Comodave
Thanks for updating.

Thanks for updating.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By Comodave
Looks great. The sacrificial Starboard is very...

Looks great. The sacrificial Starboard is very practical.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Comodave
Do you have any friends that have some machine...

Do you have any friends that have some machine shop tools? I had a friend that used to make me parts out of Starboard. He had a metal lathe and a milling machine. Unfortunately he has since moved...
Forum: Boats | For Sale Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Comodave
TF rules require the following info at a minimum...

TF rules require the following info at a minimum to be in every for sale ad.

Price
Location
Who owns the item

Please post a reply with the missing information so that we don’t have to pull...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By Comodave
Yes, you can keep old flares aboard. When we had...

Yes, you can keep old flares aboard. When we had a CG Facility we could only keep pyrotechnics on board that weren’t more than 5 years out of date. The CG had found that some pyrotechnics become...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By Comodave
I duct tape them to a boat hook and hold it up at...

I duct tape them to a boat hook and hold it up at a 45degree angle over the side. You absolutely don’t want the sparks starting a fire aboard, now you have a second emergency…
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Comodave
Don’t leave it black like the primer. I would...

Don’t leave it black like the primer. I would paint it white inside so that if you are working in there the light will reflect and light it up better.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Comodave
The device is called Fake a Lake I believe. It...

The device is called Fake a Lake I believe. It does look like a plunger with a garden hose fitting on it. There are others. Google boat winterizing adapter.

I use a Sea Flush that plugs into...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Comodave
Which ad? What do you want edited?

Which ad? What do you want edited?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Comodave
Sunbrella is great. It will breathe and let the...

Sunbrella is great. It will breathe and let the moisture out. It is woven so it can collect some dirt in the texture. The lighter colors will show the dirt more. I used Cadet Gray and it was a...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,920
Posted By Comodave
Check the epoxy, some blush some don’t.

Check the epoxy, some blush some don’t.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,920
Posted By Comodave
Keep in mind that some epoxy resin hardens and...

Keep in mind that some epoxy resin hardens and leaves an amine blush on the surface. If you don’t wash it off with fresh water it will clog your sand paper very quickly and make sanding a never...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,920
Posted By Comodave
Ok, that is more better…. You can roll it out...

Ok, that is more better…. You can roll it out using a fiberglass roller but other than using something like peel ply sanding it will be your best bet.
Forum: Grand Banks 05-20-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,763
Posted By Comodave
I would hire a competent mechanic and have...

I would hire a competent mechanic and have him/her check out the engine. You may well be able to fix the engine for a few thousand dollars rather than giving the boat away because the engine has a...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-20-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,920
Posted By Comodave
Epoxy isn’t usually recommended for wetting out...

Epoxy isn’t usually recommended for wetting out mat due to the chemical binders in the mat. The epoxy resin doesn’t break down the binders like the styrene in poly resins do. Unless the mat is part...
Forum: Power Systems 05-20-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Comodave
I just installed new VDO tachs in my boat. Real...

I just installed new VDO tachs in my boat. Real PITA to get them programmed. I read the instructions multiple times and then sent them to Lauterdale Speedo and had them do the programming. We...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 05-20-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Comodave
Thanks for updating the ad.

Thanks for updating the ad.
Forum: Power Systems 05-20-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Comodave
I have to service my aftercoolers and change the...

I have to service my aftercoolers and change the coolant. The starboard engine has them right in the middle, easy access. Port engine not so much. I will practice on the starboard engine and learn...
Forum: Grand Banks 05-20-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,763
Posted By Comodave
Gotta love the “ace mechanics “…

Gotta love the “ace mechanics “…
Forum: Boats | For Sale 05-20-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Comodave
TF rules require the following info at a minimum...

TF rules require the following info at a minimum to be included in the for sale ad. A link to the information isn’t adequate.

Price
Location
Who owns it

Please add the missing information...
Forum: Power Systems 05-20-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Comodave
Yes, T bolt clamp is what I would use.

Yes, T bolt clamp is what I would use.
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