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Forum: Boats 10-28-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,992
Posted By DW
Boys boys boys. Cant we get along. Everyone...

Boys boys boys. Cant we get along.

Everyone is right.

IPS (and its variations) is a tradename. Not a patent.

Lund uses it to describe a flat pad and/or a wide strake. That is not a new...
Forum: Electronics 10-24-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By DW
Buy a 7 day 120v timer outlet set to switch on...

Buy a 7 day 120v timer outlet set to switch on for a few hours one day a week and use a conventional battery charger. Avoid a maintainer operating 24/7 because there it is unnecessary and poses some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,491
Posted By DW
I have auto stop start on my f150. I like it a...

I have auto stop start on my f150. I like it a lot because I appreciate the quiet when the engine stops. I don’t understand the hate.

I tried finding several analysis I’ve read about this feature...
Forum: Electronics 10-21-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By DW
Check your specs for the actual draw of each...

Check your specs for the actual draw of each device. The 7” is about 0.8 amps and the 9 is about 2 amps. If so, 3 amp draw is well served by a group 21 for a 12 hour day on the water. Its pointless...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-21-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By DW
You can hope that water in the oil is caused by...

You can hope that water in the oil is caused by condensation, leaking gasket or thermostat, but a likely cause is a cracked head or block.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By DW
I use the Stinger wetvac available at Home Depot...

I use the Stinger wetvac available at Home Depot for $35: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stinger-2-5-Gal-1-75-Peak-HP-Compact-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuum-with-Filter-Bag-Hose-and-Accessories-HD2025/308699706
Forum: Motors and Props 10-17-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By DW
The winner is the 24v and two group 31s. A...

The winner is the 24v and two group 31s.

A group 31 typically has 100 amps capacity; a group 24 typically 80 amps. MK rates a 24v with 56 max amp draw and the 36v with 52 amp draw.

Therefore,...
Forum: Electronics 10-16-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By DW
I continue to challenge the clarity some...

I continue to challenge the clarity some represent on charging and electronics in a boat.

A charger does not plug into electric and outboard motors. Both outboard and electric motors connect to a...
Forum: Electronics 10-15-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By DW
I checked my nearly new MKPC charger manual and...

I checked my nearly new MKPC charger manual and my old MK manuals. Neither include a recommendation to unplug a trolling motor while charging.

Both state an ominous warning not to charge while the...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 10-15-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,713
Posted By DW
I did a long haul to Northern Minnesota during...

I did a long haul to Northern Minnesota during the July covid peak. once I got there I was very isolated and risk free. My concern was the long haul.

First, I never went into a restaurant the...
Forum: Electronics 10-12-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By DW
Well said! A restriction to not charge while...

Well said!

A restriction to not charge while elec motors and electronics are connected is practically impossible in a number of common wiring scenarios in recreational boating. Many electronics...
Forum: Electronics 10-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By DW
^^^Use a surge protector! I use one after my...

^^^Use a surge protector!

I use one after my charger was fried by a surge from lightning, and I use surge protectors for my home computer, tv and sound system.

All my electronics were fine on...
Forum: Electronics 10-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By DW
No I donít disconnect electronics during...

No I donít disconnect electronics during charging. My older boat is not provisioned for a quick disconnect switch, and I do not find cause to rewire.

My electronics are wired to my cranking...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By DW
When I have had body work done on small areas...

When I have had body work done on small areas such as a single panel the cost to repair is in the $500 to $1,000 range. So in your example you estimate a $2,000 difference in cost. Using your...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-03-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By DW
That is a snazzy looking prop. If you...

That is a snazzy looking prop.

If you experience cavitation, the surface of the prop erodes and may pit.

I think 44mph on that boat with a 4 blade prop is pretty good. You will probably pick...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-01-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By DW
ď... 5) Top speed at WOT stayed nearly the same...

ď... 5) Top speed at WOT stayed nearly the same 43 mph increased to about 43.5 mph with a decent walleye chop. I may experiment with a 20 or 21 pitch prop now that I believe the height is correct...Ē...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By DW
I had a 2008 GC with the Mercedes 3.0 diesel and...

I had a 2008 GC with the Mercedes 3.0 diesel and I towed about 60,000 miles with it pulling 3000 to 3500#. It did well.

I recently looked at the new version with the v6 for a family member. For a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By DW
AGM batteries do not need to be positioned...

AGM batteries do not need to be positioned upright. Consider various placement configurations such as on sides, ends and/or stacked.

Conventional wisdom is to match battery size, but nothing is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,174
Posted By DW
The 2017 F150 models use AGM. I dont think the...

The 2017 F150 models use AGM. I dont think the 2016 does. The conversion by manufacturers to AGM batteries is warranted as electric demands increase. If you can, replace your battery with an AGM...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-28-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By DW
I am intrigued by your situation. Dougís...

I am intrigued by your situation.

Dougís explanation of the pitch variations on your prop, might explain the paint erosion. Usually painted aluminum props lose paint in a uniform pattern along...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-27-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By DW
I believe the definition of cavitation is boiling...

I believe the definition of cavitation is boiling water on the surface of a prop due to extreme partial vacuum created by a revolving prop. Based on this definition, cavitation may occur only on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,202
Posted By DW
I visited a Northern lake side home with electric...

I visited a Northern lake side home with electric heat. They were on a low cost, off peak rate plan. I didnt look at the system, but it had rock ballast in the lower level, and to avoid peak rate...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,608
Posted By DW
^^^^April was probably the best time to buy or...

^^^^April was probably the best time to buy or lease, before prices went up.

The truck market is unusually high now. My truck is worth the same as I paid out the dealer door three years ago. If...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,046
Posted By DW
I am in the same boat. However, the flip side is...

I am in the same boat. However, the flip side is Vit D is a known factor reducing the probability of cancer. Your dermatologist wonít recommend it but I chose to continue limited sun exposure for...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-26-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By DW
Havenít tried it but looks like a good fix:...

Havenít tried it but looks like a good fix: http://www.skegleg.com/

If you donít repair it carry a spare prop and shear pin.
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