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Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By maxpower220
While no where near, Ski Watch Estates is on I-10...

While no where near, Ski Watch Estates is on I-10 near Milton (Pcola). Lots of small lakes around but not many skiable.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 03-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,386
Posted By maxpower220
Batteries cost about $125, they last 4-5 yrs on...

Batteries cost about $125, they last 4-5 yrs on avg in a boat. That's nothing. I have a battery tender and it works great. A $40 investment on a $125 battery almost doesn''t make sense, but a $100...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 03-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By maxpower220
Land O Lakes is in the Tampa area, N. Tampa. I...

Land O Lakes is in the Tampa area, N. Tampa. I grew up in that area and there are certain industries that thrive there. Clermont/Winter Haven is near Orlando. It's the same deal as far as lakes....
Forum: General / Other 03-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By maxpower220
If it were mine, I would drill out and clean up...

If it were mine, I would drill out and clean up the hole at the fiberglass level down to the metal. Then fill in with epoxy/JB weld. Let cure, then drill/helicoil the whole area. Use the original...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By maxpower220
My 1999 SportStar Open Bow was $25,995. In 2002,...

My 1999 SportStar Open Bow was $25,995. In 2002, the local MC dealer had a 197 that was listed at $32,XXX. While not an answer for your boat, $26-29K would seem like a very close ballpark, plus...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,766
Posted By maxpower220
I isn't just about where it's built or assembled....

I isn't just about where it's built or assembled. Try tracking what county the profits go to. The big 3 keep the money right here. It's business, but I think I prefer Alan Mullany to get rich over...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,766
Posted By maxpower220
While the 197 is slightly larger and wider, you...

While the 197 is slightly larger and wider, you will notice it will be lower at the gunwales than your195. Overall, you may find that it was just a reason to spend money. There isn't that much...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By maxpower220
The people at Skidim are great. They KNOW ski...

The people at Skidim are great. They KNOW ski boats. You local parts store may have cheaper parts if you know the part number, but the dumbfounded look on their face when you tell them that you have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By maxpower220
For a real adventure, there is a place to "cave...

For a real adventure, there is a place to "cave dive" about half way between Tulum and CDP. My wife and I went and it was very neat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,382
Posted By maxpower220
Sorry, BAWS has been closed. There are no boats...

Sorry, BAWS has been closed. There are no boats there at all and the store/parking lot are fenced off with a for sale sign up.
Forum: Upholstery 01-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By maxpower220
The 1997 is "Oyster" in color. "Off White" vinyl...

The 1997 is "Oyster" in color. "Off White" vinyl is whiter, but blends pretty decent.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By maxpower220
The problem with old oil is the stuff that gets...

The problem with old oil is the stuff that gets into it from running the engine, like JimN said. All of that will settle at some level in the oil and (worst case) will etch rust into the engine...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-23-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By maxpower220
For oil filters, do a quick internet search for...

For oil filters, do a quick internet search for independent oil filter tests. These are just people who do tests on their own, so you don't get advertiser input/backing. By using that info, when I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-22-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By maxpower220
First, use an oil the meets at least the minimum...

First, use an oil the meets at least the minimum specs that Ford requires. All Fords come with semi-syn from the factory and that is what you will get if you go there for an oil change.

The oil...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-18-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,535
Posted By maxpower220
Why not forget SUVs. Go find a really low mile ...

Why not forget SUVs. Go find a really low mile Volvo S60 or XC90. Nice car, really cheap when bought used. High safety.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-14-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,713
Posted By maxpower220
Depends on the weather and what I feel like. S&W...

Depends on the weather and what I feel like. S&W Shield 9, Taurus TCP .380, G19, Kimber Solo, or 1911 (9mm).

In FL, the Shield and TCP get most of the work.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,570
Posted By maxpower220
It's ashame you are aren't in the states. New...

It's ashame you are aren't in the states. New Edelbrock heads would be less than half of that. The most produced V8 in the world, the parts are cheap and knowledge to work on them is plentiful.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-11-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By maxpower220
Dept of Army will have records for the Bronze...

Dept of Army will have records for the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. The VA should have records if he ever registered there. If you have his DD 175, that will help. If not, you will need his full...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By maxpower220
Why don't you get stuffed Fedex'd?

Why don't you get stuffed Fedex'd?
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By maxpower220
I have used the CRC spray on protector for years...

I have used the CRC spray on protector for years now. No corrosion and that same can has lasted for several vehicles/batteries.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-25-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By maxpower220
First, don't take your prop to that shop. Call...

First, don't take your prop to that shop. Call Acme or OJ props, they can help you and you will be happy with the results.

P.S. They won't ask for a stall speed.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-11-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,790
Posted By maxpower220
For the $25K range, you should be able to find a...

For the $25K range, you should be able to find a nice 2011 with a 5.0 and less than 40K miles. You can in Tampa, FL anyway.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By maxpower220
Last year I had to replace my whole HVAC system. ...

Last year I had to replace my whole HVAC system. I read up on reviews online. Lots of info out there. I found that Bryant is made by Carrier. I got a 5 ton 16 SEER and air handler installer for...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-10-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,440
Posted By maxpower220
When we first went to Whistler, the exchange rate...

When we first went to Whistler, the exchange rate with US vs Canadian dollars made it a lot cheaper. I haven't check that lately.

Went to Park City, but the snow wasn't good that year. That...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-09-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,440
Posted By maxpower220
Whistler is the best skiing/mountain(s) and...

Whistler is the best skiing/mountain(s) and atmosphere in N.A. for me.
Last year we did Jackson Hole and it was nice. But, I like Whistler and Tahoe/Squaw Valley better. Steamboat is nice, but...
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