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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,957
Posted By DW
https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/732...

https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7329/Ord-3430?bidId=

The jist of the law on this island is that all outdoor lighting is required to be cast downward, not above horizontal. Not hard...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-15-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By DW
Whether 62F or -20F, winterizing has nothing to...

Whether 62F or -20F, winterizing has nothing to do with where you store your boat. Winterizing is a bad term to describe routine maintenance.

If you put your motor into extended storage regardless...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 11-29-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By DW
I have a Gator Evo which was the least expensive...

I have a Gator Evo which was the least expensive rigid when I bought 4 years ago. It is dry, stable, has withstood the elements of an ungaraged truck, and is secure when the tailgate is closed and...
Forum: Boats 11-28-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,415
Posted By DW
2015 DF140 has about 240 hours mostly low RPM in...

2015 DF140 has about 240 hours mostly low RPM in Florida canal and manatee no wake zones. Its hard to measure a lot of hours in Northern lakes unless trolling a lot.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By DW
I find that my sensors are accurate by comparison...

I find that my sensors are accurate by comparison with conventional pressure measurement.

Similarly, I find my tire psi increases about 5 PSI after running awhile. I also find that tire pressure...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By DW
I didnít say tires need different pressure for...

I didnít say tires need different pressure for different speed. I said the chalking technique optimizes psi for slow speed, not for normal highway speed.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By DW
For low speed driving like crawling off road with...

For low speed driving like crawling off road with a jeep, chalking may be useful to determine optimum tire pressure. Since a chalk test is inherently performed at slow speed, the results represent a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,699
Posted By DW
A hydrogen economy including fuel cells based on...

A hydrogen economy including fuel cells based on massive expansion of nukes is the answer to displacement of fossil fuels. EVs donít make sense, are a step backward and a fools promise. EVs exist...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,699
Posted By DW
A dedicated circuit needed to charge a 100 amp EV...

A dedicated circuit needed to charge a 100 amp EV would need to be more than 1000 amps in order to charge in 5 minutes.
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-24-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,817
Posted By DW
No, a F150 has substantially greater tow rating. ...

No, a F150 has substantially greater tow rating. Tow rating of a Ď19 F150 tops out at 13,300#. Expedition tops out at 9,300#.

HDPP does not lead to the greatest tow rating. Highest tow ratings go...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-24-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,817
Posted By DW
I really like the Expedition and it is my...

I really like the Expedition and it is my preference if I bought a large SUV.

However, to compare it with a F150 is apples and oranges. When configured for maximum capacities the F150 is rated...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-22-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,817
Posted By DW
The 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton nomenclature is obsolete...

The 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton nomenclature is obsolete and provides little basis for decision making. Today, one can buy a F150 HDPP with 2,800# payload exceeding payload of 3/4 ton trucks in prior year...
Forum: Boats 10-17-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,095
Posted By DW
I use spot lock so anchoring is not a regular...

I use spot lock so anchoring is not a regular chore. Anchors are an essential safety item and should be carried on board. Also, anchors may be essential if the electric motor runs out of juice or...
Forum: Boats 10-17-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By DW
The anti ventilation plate should run above, not...

The anti ventilation plate should run above, not below, the water when the boat is running on plane. The proper adjustment may cause significant performance gains leading to a change in propeller....
Forum: Motors and Props 10-12-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By DW
A jackplate is a great idea. However, owners...

A jackplate is a great idea. However, owners should verify use of a jackplate is permitted. Due to increased leverage by the offset of a jackplate, some manufactures will not honor warranties when...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-08-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By DW
I have the Gator Evo Bifold. At the time I...

I have the Gator Evo Bifold. At the time I purchased that was the least expensive hard surface bed cover. 3 1/2 years and 30k miles on a truck parked outside, and it remains in good condition. No...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-08-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,633
Posted By DW
My mpg hand calculations for a Ď17 3.5EB are done...

My mpg hand calculations for a Ď17 3.5EB are done on multiple towing round trips ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 miles then averaged. These were calculated so that non towing miles are not included in...
Forum: Boats 10-05-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,348
Posted By DW
Over many years I have experienced damage from...

Over many years I have experienced damage from ice expansion one time and that situation had no bearing on use of the boat in cold weather. I delayed draining the lower unit. Turns out the lower unit...
Forum: Boats 10-05-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By DW
I suggest avoiding a top designed to be stored...

I suggest avoiding a top designed to be stored resting on the gunnels and/or the rear deck. Such a configuration is intolerable in my opinion. I have a factory top sized to fit and connect inside the...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-02-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,633
Posted By DW
Iíve done most of my mpg calculations on my 3.5EB...

Iíve done most of my mpg calculations on my 3.5EB while towing. I had one good non towing opportunity which was a roundtrip drive to Steamboat. Speed was mostly in the 60ís because traffic and road...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-02-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By DW
Theoretically, I agree that prop choice may...

Theoretically, I agree that prop choice may impact optimum motor height. However, unless an owner lives on a lake and has the patience and resources to evaluate dozens of props while tweaking motor...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 10-02-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,633
Posted By DW
I get 15.3 mpg calculated over multiple long...

I get 15.3 mpg calculated over multiple long hauls totaling about 10k miles towing single axle and full windshield with Ď17 F150 SCREW, 4 x 4, 3.5 EB.

I typically tow around 68 to 70 mph. I think...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,517
Posted By DW
I have an Ariens which has held up well. I...

I have an Ariens which has held up well.

I have a steep driveway. Consequently, I had to install chains for traction. Blowing uphill is a lot harder than walking uphill because you have to lift...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-29-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By DW
I donít think a prop discussion is in order until...

I donít think a prop discussion is in order until the motor height is optimized.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By DW
^^ I bought a 80% Trane in 2002. It has...

^^

I bought a 80% Trane in 2002. It has been flawless.

An 80% makes a lot of sense. My cost differential for a 95% was even more because my situation required a condensate pump and plumbing to...
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