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Forum: Boats 11-23-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeV
I still think an underpowered boat will be harder...

I still think an underpowered boat will be harder to sell later on.

As stated before, travel, if you can, to sit in the boats to get a feel for size and layout.
Forum: Boats 11-23-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeV
A longer boat will ride better as suggested. I...

A longer boat will ride better as suggested. I still would stick with the 17 foot boats and the 140 Suzuki. Then you are getting maximum performance out of your boat, if needed. Tow a tube and put...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By MikeV
The aircraft transfers a lot of fresh air into...

The aircraft transfers a lot of fresh air into the pressurized cabin during a flight.
Forum: Boats 11-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeV
While an extra foot of boat will help with space,...

While an extra foot of boat will help with space, I still think a 17í boat will be a better choice for the pre rigged 140hp motor. Plus later down the road a boat with max hp or close to max should...
Forum: Boats 11-22-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By MikeV
I would get one of the 17 foot boats with the...

I would get one of the 17 foot boats with the pre-rigged 140 and eliminate the 18 foot. Only because of motor size.

Then balance warranty, dealer, fit / finish, layout and what you think will...
Forum: Boats 11-05-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,940
Posted By MikeV
First, find a different dealer that wants to work...

First, find a different dealer that wants to work with you. Last thing I would do is let someone work on my boat that doesn't really want to.

I thought being a dealer and associated with a brand...
Forum: Boats 11-05-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By MikeV
A good body shop should be able to repair it. If...

A good body shop should be able to repair it. If the boat is in good shape otherwise, this is the route I would go.

Look at the shops work. Specifically aluminum repairs. Aluminum repairs a...
Forum: Boats 10-30-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By MikeV
Try a custom curved glass company for the curved...

Try a custom curved glass company for the curved pieces. They may have access to the dimensions needed. Or make a template out of acrylic or similar material. Flat pieces may be able to be...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-26-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By MikeV
A factory manual is your friend. Itís the best...

A factory manual is your friend. Itís the best way to make sure you have the proper information. YouTube is great to watch someone first. Makes understand the manual easier.
Forum: Motors and Props 10-10-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By MikeV
If you fairly handy, mechanically speaking, order...

If you fairly handy, mechanically speaking, order a shop manual from Yamaha. Proper procedures for performing all the work on your motor will be in there.

I purchased one for my f250.
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By MikeV
When we built, there is a certain range the house...

When we built, there is a certain range the house has to be it to pass a blower door test. The homes have to be ďtightĒ compared to past codes. So the fresh air system has to be added.

The vent...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By MikeV
I may have over stated the cost. I looked after...

I may have over stated the cost. I looked after your post and my most expensive bill was $123.00 when the fireplace use was continuous for a few days. Average winter was $78.00
And summer is $29.00....
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By MikeV
Not sure what our gas is compared to other areas....

Not sure what our gas is compared to other areas. We also run a gas fireplace (not as a primary heat source ) most nights for a few hours through winter so Iím sure that contributes to the cost too.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By MikeV
Like Bobby said recoup cost over time. When...

Like Bobby said recoup cost over time.

When I built 5 years ago I was thinking about a hybrid system on the exterior walls. 1Ē of spray foam and the rest blown in. 2x6 walls. The insulator put...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 09-15-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By MikeV
All of our dump truck trailers, low boy trailers,...

All of our dump truck trailers, low boy trailers, 20 ton tag trailers and trucks have oil bath hubs. Same with over the road semiís. Itís a very good system if maintained like everything else.
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 09-13-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By MikeV
Service them once a year. Drive around. Warm up...

Service them once a year. Drive around. Warm up drain and refill. By checking once a year, you can see if water is getting in. Itís sometimes hard to determine looking at the ďclearĒ cover.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By MikeV
Thanks for the info on sizing and application...

Thanks for the info on sizing and application solutions.

I have a temporary 8mm ring with a 6.0 tip size. Itís too big and want to size the permanent right.

Yes ceramic is just the term I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By MikeV
Here a measurement question to add to this...

Here a measurement question to add to this thread.

I believe the diameter of the tip top is the OD of the ceramic insert. On guides without ceramic, the ID of the metal ring. In millimeters
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,933
Posted By MikeV
If a person goes with diesel, do yourself a favor...

If a person goes with diesel, do yourself a favor and get the extended warranty once the included warranty is expired. New diesels are expensive to repair.

We run all diesels at work except my...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By MikeV
Exhaust leaks will not cause a lean condition....

Exhaust leaks will not cause a lean condition. The restrictive stock style exhaust will prevent any scavenging not letting air get pulled into the exhaust and possibly causing the o2 sensor to read...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-31-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By MikeV
Hereís my take. Tohatsu is probably an excellent...

Hereís my take. Tohatsu is probably an excellent motor. Rebranded like was mentioned already in several brands. Problem I see is the potential for warranty work , if ever needed. Like Suzuki. If a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By MikeV
I used CLR. Wash first then spray on a damp cloth...

I used CLR. Wash first then spray on a damp cloth and apply. Rinse off and a quick wax with turtle wax ice spray wax. Very smooth and clean Iíve tried the vinegar but it did not work as well. May...
Forum: Motors and Props 08-13-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By MikeV
I usually trim to a certain spot ( no numbers) on...

I usually trim to a certain spot ( no numbers) on the gauge that I know gets me close, then do as TomP, trim until speed drops then down a little. This is for long runs. Most of the time on shorter...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By MikeV
I thought itís the week and year. 1917. 19th...

I thought itís the week and year. 1917. 19th week of 2017
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,114
Posted By MikeV
Driving back from table rock lake. New boat 2...

Driving back from table rock lake. New boat 2 months old. Stopped on the bridge over Mississippi River in St. Louis for an accident. Sound of screeching tires and then the hit. Guy pulling a car...
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