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Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 01-13-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By DW
I don’t bother to try to center my boat when...

I don’t bother to try to center my boat when retrieving. However, it always self centers after driving a short distance. The effectiveness of this method is dependent on the deadrise of the boat. ...
Forum: Motors and Props 01-06-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,088
Posted By DW
Yes those old Evinrude 4 strokes were rebranded...

Yes those old Evinrude 4 strokes were rebranded Suzuki’s. The Ficht engines were such disasters leading OMC into bankruptcy, that BRP had to offer something to fill the really large former OMC...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,655
Posted By DW
You are correct. The standard for lane changes...

You are correct. The standard for lane changes and merges is that the driver changing lanes do so without causing other drivers to brake. I try to make a change to make room but only if I don’t...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-31-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By DW
There is nothing wrong with carpet. I have 15...

There is nothing wrong with carpet. I have 15 years on mine and many, many miles of trailering. The carpet looks good, and hasn’t been replaced. The paint on the bottom of my boat in contact with...
Forum: Boats 12-29-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By DW
I am satisfied with the Crestliner travel cover....

I am satisfied with the Crestliner travel cover. I have about 85k trailering miles on it and keep having repairs done as needed to avoid the cost of a new one. It used to be you could buy stuff...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-27-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By DW
ETEC lower unit lubrication has been discussed on...

ETEC lower unit lubrication has been discussed on this forum multiple times before.

BRP marketing far surpasses the competition in multiple ways. The lower unit lube schedule is one good example....
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By DW
The part that this doesn’t consider is that 80 is...

The part that this doesn’t consider is that 80 is the approximate life span for males in the US. However, at the time of election of the timing of SS at 66, the average life expectancy of a male in...
Forum: Boats 12-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,028
Posted By DW
Since you are cost sensitive, you are really on...

Since you are cost sensitive, you are really on the mark buying in the 17’ size range. You will notice that as boats/motor size increase, prices double, triple and quadruple. This is not because...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By DW
I retired at 63. With the benefit of 20/20...

I retired at 63. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight I could have retired earlier. It wasn’t so much what I did for a living because it was all about managing finances.

First, I paid off my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By DW
I was fortunate to retire at 63 and with no...

I was fortunate to retire at 63 and with no regrets. I love retirement!

I didn’t feel negative thoughts about retirement then or now. Sometimes I think about the personal relationships and the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By DW
Your Social Security office is not able to offer...

Your Social Security office is not able to offer advice! It is a matter of policy. They answer questions but cannot offer advice.

You need more help than you realize. The go-to-book on the...
Forum: Boats 12-23-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,700
Posted By DW
I go with REW’s advice and **** and load about...

I go with REW’s advice and **** and load about half a dozen conventional traps around the perimeter of my house whenever I get a mice infestation. I don’t use poison. After killing several dozen...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By DW
I have the Omron 781 for about 5 years. Seems to...

I have the Omron 781 for about 5 years. Seems to be accurate. Runs on batteries or plug in. Can export data for long term data recording.

This model self pumps which is superior to a manual...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By DW
My driveway is steep and has a maximum 24% grade....

My driveway is steep and has a maximum 24% grade. The stock, lug tires on my Ariens are rugged but insufficient to maintain traction on the steepest, uphill sections. I permanently added chains to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By DW
I have a 28” Ariens then bought a receiver snow...

I have a 28” Ariens then bought a receiver snow plow to make my long drive easier to clear. I kept the Ariens just in case. Good thing because I needed it several weeks ago.

I have another...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By DW
HP has an “instant ink” program. You autopay a...

HP has an “instant ink” program. You autopay a set amount each month for a certain amount of print work. They offer 5 print volume options. Hp reads your printer use and sends replacement...
Forum: Boats 12-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,391
Posted By DW
I bought a 17’ DC aluminum boat. A lot depended...

I bought a 17’ DC aluminum boat. A lot depended on price and availability. Storage was a big consideration.

The primary consideration was, and is, trailering. I tow a lot. Up to 10,000 miles a...
Forum: Boats 12-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,488
Posted By DW
I agree with this. Your ability to step over the...

I agree with this. Your ability to step over the bow when self launching/retrieving is the limiting test when you age. Steps reduce the challenge. If you can’t get over the bow, you will have to...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-13-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,378
Posted By DW
What part of “...F-150 with the backup assist...

What part of “...F-150 with the backup assist ...” contained in the OP first sentence don’t you understand? What’s your point? No dog around today to kick?
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,378
Posted By DW
I have been backing trailers for 50 years so...

I have been backing trailers for 50 years so found it unsettling to use new technology. I can say that it is really useful in certain situations.

It is a game changer for ease of positioning the...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By DW
This is the best option if you don’t want to...

This is the best option if you don’t want to incur a lot of cost. Another option is to install a front receiver on your tow vehicle, and use a bike rack on the front. This shifts weight forward on...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By DW
I concur. Running the outboard 10 seconds after...

I concur. Running the outboard 10 seconds after removing from the water will not cause wear. Not only does water act like a lubricant, but it would have to boil off before the impeller rubber can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,202
Posted By DW
I am speaking of RELATIVE difference in mpg. If...

I am speaking of RELATIVE difference in mpg. If the EPA estimates for two engines engine types are 15% apart, the actual difference will be close to 15% even as a drivers driving and cargo habits...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,202
Posted By DW
Another way to do it is to compare EPA estimates....

Another way to do it is to compare EPA estimates. Many have opinions on the validity of those estimates. I find that in certain driving situations I consistently beat those estimates and other...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By DW
DeeZee with matching tailgate match. Inexpensive....

DeeZee with matching tailgate match. Inexpensive. Tougher than nails, impervious to grease, oil, etc. Items don’t slide, but some owners prefer an easy sliding surface to facilitate pushing and...
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