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Forum: Electrical 04-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,771
Posted By rd1900
You can check the alternator directly, from the...

You can check the alternator directly, from the big stud on the back to the alternator body (with a volt meter of course). If it isn't 14.5 volts, the alternator has a problem (assuming there is not...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,147
Posted By rd1900
Why are you not considering moving to a lake (as...

Why are you not considering moving to a lake (as your primary, only house)?
We looked at cottages in northern Michigan a few years ago, and eventually decided that two houses to maintain, plus all...
Forum: General / Other 09-07-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By rd1900
I think the louder noise in reverse is gear whine...

I think the louder noise in reverse is gear whine from straight cut reverse gears, as opposed to helical cut forward gears.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By rd1900
The key in the prop/shaft interface doesn't carry...

The key in the prop/shaft interface doesn't carry any real load. It's there for installation purposes, but all the force from the shaft to the prop is carried through the press fit between the prop...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-10-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By rd1900
Stay on site, think hard about meal plans

We did this last year, with 2 kids. Stayed at Pop Century, with the Deluxe meal plan.
Staying on site is the way to go. Disney runs a very efficient system. Coaches run from the airport to your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By rd1900
Does the BMW have the ski pass through behind the...

Does the BMW have the ski pass through behind the rear center arm rest? It will fit with this open (through the trunk and into the passenger compartment). If not, I doubt it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,394
Posted By rd1900
Wix 51515 is the FL1 equivalent. I use this with...

Wix 51515 is the FL1 equivalent. I use this with Mobil 1 in my '89.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By rd1900
Full length bunks are pretty standard. The sling...

Full length bunks are pretty standard. The sling lifts are for lifts mounted onto permanent pilings (usually), for places down south where they don't know what ice is.

You can adjust the bunks to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-25-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By rd1900
yep, loosen the distributor hold down bolt, turn...

yep, loosen the distributor hold down bolt, turn the whole distirbutor a bit the adjust idle timing, and tighten the bolt.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By rd1900
this can be welded, cast iron is welded all the...

this can be welded, cast iron is welded all the time, just find a shop that can do it. it will certainly be less than $250 for replacements.

I wouldn't worry about rushing to fix this, it won't...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-29-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,137
Posted By rd1900
I didn't like all that metal up near the bow eye...

I didn't like all that metal up near the bow eye on mine, so I shortened the cables on the boom and use a nylon car tow strap through the bow eye and attached the cables to it. No metal anywhere...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-28-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By rd1900
I doubt the manifold gasket problem would be...

I doubt the manifold gasket problem would be caused by the overheat. On your closed system, coolant would have still been circulating, and passing over the temperature sender, and the 240 degrees on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,973
Posted By rd1900
I have the same broken corners on my '89. What...

I have the same broken corners on my '89. What kind of price are they giving you? What material? Polycarbonate probably, but it is stiff and will crack again. I think UHMW would be better, more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By rd1900
I have a couple you can have if you really want...

I have a couple you can have if you really want them. I replaced them both with new SkiDims, which are 10x better.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By rd1900
I doubt those keys in your shaft will shear...

I doubt those keys in your shaft will shear first. Your tapered prop and a tapered shaft is a damn strong connection when connected by a tight nut.

I would sure rather replace a bent prop made from...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By rd1900
don't be surprised if your real hot oil pressure...

don't be surprised if your real hot oil pressure is less than 10 psi. Most gauges won't show your real idle oil pressure so you don't get scared about how low it really is. The gauge is really just...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,174
Posted By rd1900
Hopefully not Limbaugh, Hume is a bit better,...

Hopefully not Limbaugh, Hume is a bit better, probably more like Juan Williams (assuming we are referencing the same conversation)

any spill is certainly worse than no spill, but it all has to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,174
Posted By rd1900
On the straw thing - it just doesn't do any good...

On the straw thing - it just doesn't do any good to absorb all the oil into some hay, and then just have that drifting around the ocean. How does that improve the situation.

From a much bigger...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,174
Posted By rd1900
I think the scale of this becomes...

I think the scale of this becomes incomprehensible for most people. Millions of barrels, billions of gallons, thousands of square miles. And we can't forget that the leak is a mile under water. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,769
Posted By rd1900
This is interesting and could be applied to our...

This is interesting and could be applied to our boats (from the explanation of surface props):

In fact, for conventional installations a net performance increase can often be realized by enclosing...
Forum: Electrical 06-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By rd1900
Get your old one fixed. Google "alternator...

Get your old one fixed. Google "alternator repair" and your zip code.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By rd1900
technically, i don't think it should be combing...

technically, i don't think it should be combing or coaming, and a coaming is a panel installed to prevent water entry into a vessel. this is really just an interior trim panel.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By rd1900
whatever you do, be careful with the dynamic...

whatever you do, be careful with the dynamic loads, not just the static loads. the hitch extension can be incredibly strong, but all the loads still have to go through the receiver where it mounts...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By rd1900
don't expect any miracles from any of these. ...

don't expect any miracles from any of these. they are all just a motor and a piston, there is only so much air they can move, and air flow at 0psi is a lot different than air flow at 30psi or more. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,953
Posted By rd1900
I replaced my old Airguide pitots with the...

I replaced my old Airguide pitots with the Skidims this spring (same tubes, just opened up the holes on the new pitots with a drill bit to fit the old holes in the hull, didn't use the third upper...
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