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Forum: Storage / Winterization Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Miss Rita
most trailers are 8' wide; it's gonna be tight!

most trailers are 8' wide; it's gonna be tight!
Forum: Appearance Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Miss Rita
True. Small correction: "Miss Rita" is the...

True.

Small correction: "Miss Rita" is the name of my wife's boat, a Ski Pro. I just use that handle to mess with people's minds.
Forum: Appearance Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Miss Rita
Update: since no one could give me a good reason...

Update: since no one could give me a good reason to not clean the cover while in place on the boat, I cleaned it as described above. I used Starbrite waterproofing, not 303, and applied it with a...
Forum: Trailers Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By Miss Rita
modern lights are sealed, no need to disconnect.

modern lights are sealed, no need to disconnect.
Forum: Appearance 07-15-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Miss Rita
dirty mooring cover

To clean my cover, I plan to pressure wash it while installed on the boat, in my driveway at home. (I have a $90 washer from Harbor Freight, it's not one of the diesel-powered commercial washers...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-13-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By Miss Rita
Looks great, I really like the changes! You...

Looks great, I really like the changes!

You might think about putting a small carpeted platform between the two stern seats so that people stepping into the boat have a designated, non-slippery...
Forum: Trailers 07-13-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Miss Rita
Two votes for ceramic, one vote for metallic. ...

Two votes for ceramic, one vote for metallic. Looks like either would better than what I have.

I found this link that was informative: ...
Forum: Trailers 07-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Miss Rita
brake dust

I installed UFP DB35 disk brakes on my trailer last year, and they work great. However, the sticky brake dust they produce is greatly impinging on my MCOCD.

Pacific Trailers says it's because...
Forum: Trailers 07-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Miss Rita
You're right; my bad.

You're right; my bad.
Forum: Trailers 07-04-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Miss Rita
Besides the fact that the X14 won't even fit on...

Besides the fact that the X14 won't even fit on the 197 trailer is the problem of the X14 being a V-drive with the engine mounted in the stern. The axle on the 197 trailer (or any other inboard...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-29-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Miss Rita
1/4-20 stud or 2" bolt

1/4-20 stud or 2" bolt
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-29-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By Miss Rita
I love the mods you're doing. If your engine...

I love the mods you're doing.



If your engine mount bolts are spinning the stringers are shot. I hate to see you do all this work, then have to take it all apart to do the stringers later. You...
Forum: Upholstery 06-24-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Miss Rita
Your best bet is to go a local upholstery shop...

Your best bet is to go a local upholstery shop and have them make one for you. Mine was about $40.

The odds of finding one ready-made are slim and none.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By Miss Rita
FWIW I tried the 541 prior to buying the 543. ...

FWIW I tried the 541 prior to buying the 543. The 543 has slightly better hole shot, and about another 100 rpm at WOT. They're both great.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 544
Posted By Miss Rita
Waterlogged always gives good advice based on a...

Waterlogged always gives good advice based on a lot of experience, I would listen to him.

Both the Acme 541 and 543 are great. I have a '92 205. Since I run at 4800' I use the Acme 543 which is...
Forum: Trailers 06-22-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Miss Rita
If you have old-fashioned roller bearings that...

If you have old-fashioned roller bearings that need to be greased/replaced this is a good tutorial. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Miss Rita
https://www.wholesalemarine.com/vdo-vision-black-2...

https://www.wholesalemarine.com/vdo-vision-black-220-degreef-water-temperature-gauge-use-with-us-sender-12v/
Forum: Trailers 06-22-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Miss Rita
A thought: a quick and easy way would be to buy...

A thought: a quick and easy way would be to buy four fender washers in a 7/16" size (2 on each side), they would span that gap OK. Another slightly more complicated way would be to buy several...
Forum: General / Other 06-21-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Miss Rita
You can get a 3" inline blower for about $25, it...

You can get a 3" inline blower for about $25, it would be a plug and play. If noise matters, a squirrel cage fan is quieter, but they're a lot more money, about $65.

Now is a good time to replace...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Miss Rita
I figured it out with help from a Tahoe forum;...

I figured it out with help from a Tahoe forum; not that difficult. If anyone is interested in details feel free to PM me.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Miss Rita
I have installed conventional shocks, have...

I have installed conventional shocks, have disabled the Autoride system. Now there is a message to “Service Ride Control”.

Does any one the correct fuse to pull to turn it off? The owners manual...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,123
Posted By Miss Rita
Ditto for that. If you like a waterski vacation...

Ditto for that. If you like a waterski vacation you can't do better.

http://https://skiparadise.com/
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By Miss Rita
Consumer Reports (my bible) rates Walmart-brand...

Consumer Reports (my bible) rates Walmart-brand Sport SPF 50 at #2; clearly the best deal out there. There's no need to spend more $$$, although you can.

Any sunscreen will need to be re-applied...
Forum: General / Other 06-13-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Miss Rita
1) A press fit of the tubing on the new pitot...

1) A press fit of the tubing on the new pitot should provide all the security you need.

2) The pitot is designed to flip up should you hit an obstruction, there's no need to mess with it.

3) I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-13-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,712
Posted By Miss Rita
Looks great! But, the MCOCD manual dictates...

Looks great!

But, the MCOCD manual dictates that the screws should be clocked so that the slots in the screw heads are oriented vertically/horizontally.
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