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Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By 73blue
Why? Thats exactly what it was. Are you saying...

Why? Thats exactly what it was. Are you saying the marina should be liable?
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
Really no different than a windstorm as far as...

Really no different than a windstorm as far as boat owners are concerned. The marina is not held liable for damage to tenants' boats unless it could be proven it came about as gross negligence by the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
There are many people in this area that dont buy...

There are many people in this area that dont buy trailers with their boat because there is just no need, particularly for pontoon boats. Most fiberglass boats come with trailers, but I have had a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
Unfortunately on a dock you cant just walk out in...

Unfortunately on a dock you cant just walk out in the yard and reach up on the roof. Most of the time you actually have to get on the roof. Also, I think the ice we got early in the week had more to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
Now hearing Mountain Lake Marina had some issues...

Now hearing Mountain Lake Marina had some issues as well, but havent been able to find anything definitive
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
This is Springs Dock Marina. Apparently Twin Cove...

This is Springs Dock Marina. Apparently Twin Cove has had issues as well.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,558
Posted By 73blue
Marina on Norris collapsed under snow load

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Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,847
Posted By 73blue
Agree with several ITT. Wakesurfing is here to...

Agree with several ITT. Wakesurfing is here to stay, along with skiing and wakeboarding and, dare I say, tubing? One thing I'll add is that the longer its around, and the more boat models designed...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,409
Posted By 73blue
I dont believe federal law requires you to abide...

I dont believe federal law requires you to abide by the capacity sticker. However, some states have prohibited exceeding the limits set by the manufacturer. Its really a state-by-state case. And then...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By 73blue
Install PerfectPass instead? May be a bit...

Install PerfectPass instead? May be a bit pricier, but worth it imo. Get your speed dialed in and you could probably dial in your tab without continual adjustment. Then you just have to worry about...
Forum: Ballast 08-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 54,911
Posted By 73blue
I need to see how you can walk with one leg on...

I need to see how you can walk with one leg on the ground, much less 2. I try to keep my feet in contact, and even then I can only do one at a time. Whenever I try 2, I just end up standing around.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,611
Posted By 73blue
Figured I'd double-check TN's laws after reading...

Figured I'd double-check TN's laws after reading this thread. TWRA website says:

"Ski Belts
These are not on the approved list of flotation devices and are not recommended for your safety. A ski...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By 73blue
I have some tenants that swear by the peppermint...

I have some tenants that swear by the peppermint oil method. They spray the mixture (~2oz in a quart spray bottle full of water) all over their boat and slip. They came by today after having been...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By 73blue
Fairly certain thats a federal law.

Fairly certain thats a federal law.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,923
Posted By 73blue
Fair enough. As I said earlier, I cant judge your...

Fair enough. As I said earlier, I cant judge your situation as I wasnt there. Just trying to see it from another perspective.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,923
Posted By 73blue
This is contradictory.

This is contradictory.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,923
Posted By 73blue
To play a little devil's advocate, OP, was this...

To play a little devil's advocate, OP, was this truly such an emergency that you couldnt have added 1-2 minutes to the trip by slowing down? Was he bleeding out? Because a rope burn and a knee...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By 73blue
Yeah, TWRA considers them "beach toys" which do...

Yeah, TWRA considers them "beach toys" which do not require pfds, although they "strongly suggest" that you have one on board.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,146
Posted By 73blue
To be honest, if my helm ever goes completely...

To be honest, if my helm ever goes completely under like that, I'd want the boat to be considered a total loss. In my experience, once an electrical system is submerged, you can never get all the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By 73blue
According to my '04, the swivel racks started in...

According to my '04, the swivel racks started in '05, unfortunately
Forum: Electrical 06-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By 73blue
Just keep in mind that boats have kill switches...

Just keep in mind that boats have kill switches for a reason. If and when you ever decide to sell your boat, you will want to re-install the switch or you could potentially be held liable for any...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 06-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By 73blue
We started using a helmet after a buddy got a...

We started using a helmet after a buddy got a concussion. I never wore flaps. It always seemed that the helmet sticking out by my ear would break the water before my ear hit it, and I never had an...
Forum: Electrical 06-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By 73blue
It may very well be an ignition switch issue, but...

It may very well be an ignition switch issue, but I will say that I had a similar issue where the little arm that held the plunger down was weakening and the boat would fire sometimes but wouldnt...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By 73blue
Wow. My dad grew up in a house on Padgett. Dont...

Wow. My dad grew up in a house on Padgett. Dont see too many who know it. This was mid-late 60s. He had an amphi-car.

As for me, I remember my first time navigating at night. I was 17 and had just...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-02-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,071
Posted By 73blue
I think I may have reunsettled it again today. It...

I think I may have reunsettled it again today. It may be different for different years. In my attempt to switch to the Faria gauges, I was repeatedly plugging/unplugging the MMDC (part 7018-00001-01)...
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