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Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By oldairboater
Finally on the water

Got the boat out on the water for the first time this year. I knew I was missing it but not how much. Just swam and rode /drove the boat today but enjoyed it. Was going to try kneeboarding at least...
Forum: General / Other 04-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By oldairboater
My water pump is always has a new fresh impeller...

My water pump is always has a new fresh impeller every spring first thing. Screens are clean and water has been back flushed. Everytime I start my boat I usually raise the cowling after blower has...
Forum: Trailers 04-09-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,382
Posted By oldairboater
I have a separate safety chain the clips to the...

I have a separate safety chain the clips to the eye and is bolted to the trailer. A second safety system. I have one on all three boats. I have had winch straps break before...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,935
Posted By oldairboater
I have actually seen a flash fire and engine...

I have actually seen a flash fire and engine cover blown open from fumes in the hull. I was waiting to launch my boat one time. Yahoo's everywhere. Two idiots in the ramp trying to get their boats...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By oldairboater
Don't waste money just changing parts. Trouble...

Don't waste money just changing parts. Trouble shoot it. Check and see if you are getting enough fuel. If it isn't a fuel pump problem or fuel filter. Could be something as simple as a plugged tank...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By oldairboater
Like stated above by Jim. Sample your gas and get...

Like stated above by Jim. Sample your gas and get a good sample from the bottom without stirring the tank. Seen lots of fuel problems here from ethanol and the humidity. Ethanol here will absorb...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,020
Posted By oldairboater
Nice radar tower.

Nice radar tower.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By oldairboater
Been caught before in weather. The only thing...

Been caught before in weather. The only thing that worries me is lightning. Never had to worry about tornado's here much. I have tied up more then a couple of boats in protected water while kissing...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By oldairboater
Next week or the week after

I am fixing to change oil, oil filter, transmission fluid, and fuel filters to get ready for the spring. We have people. already hitting the river but I am too old to be in that rush anymore. Looking...
Forum: Electrical 03-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By oldairboater
I also put a dab of dielectric grease on the...

I also put a dab of dielectric grease on the rotor anywhere there is any metal. I also use same grease on the plug wires where they go into the distributor cap and on the spark plugs. Check your...
Forum: General / Other 02-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By oldairboater
Fill the bilge with water and Dawn dish...

Fill the bilge with water and Dawn dish detergent. Cheap and works. You can repeat it till you are satisfied.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,134
Posted By oldairboater
It isn't the towing that I have the problem with....

It isn't the towing that I have the problem with. It is the stopping. I have had jeeps pushed around by the boats when things go south. I would not tow my boat with my jeep. I use a F250 for my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,767
Posted By oldairboater
Run the octane level that does not knock under...

Run the octane level that does not knock under load in the summer. Too low an octane level in a hot engine helps cause early ignition. The only problem with running lower octane levels is that most...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-06-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By oldairboater
Before I would pull that head I would try to make...

Before I would pull that head I would try to make sure that the straw is in the cylinder. Then I would take a piece of good limber wire with either grease or tape on the end and go fishing. I would...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By oldairboater
I am not a fan of over bored engines for...

I am not a fan of over bored engines for recreation use. Anything bored close to 30 over is my limit and I prefer less material taking from cylinder walls. Ticking noise in your engine can be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By oldairboater
Hope that helped but someone else may have a...

Hope that helped but someone else may have a better answer.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By oldairboater
The only problem with a cooler thermostat than...

The only problem with a cooler thermostat than book statement is that it will sometimes affect the ecm. Warm engines run richer most times. Hot engines run lean. Too hot engines don't run for long....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By oldairboater
WD-40 is good for drying water off of metal and I...

WD-40 is good for drying water off of metal and I think it sucks as a light oil. Never have understood why people like it so much. I discovered a new use for it a few years ago. Removing the paper...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-03-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By oldairboater
Use a good light oil. Flat large just long...

Use a good light oil. Flat large just long enough to be handy screw driver and rubber mallet. Drive in screw driver to create a gap and let oil go where the screw driver is holding the rubber out....
Forum: General / Other 01-25-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,723
Posted By oldairboater
Here they are with the cup holders and installed...

Here they are with the cup holders and installed on the box.
Forum: General / Other 01-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,723
Posted By oldairboater
I doubt it. They can't make any money off of them...

I doubt it. They can't make any money off of them with the time it takes to hand make. They built me a dash and the engine vent/cup holder.
Forum: General / Other 01-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,723
Posted By oldairboater
I took mine off and took it to some friends that...

I took mine off and took it to some friends that do fiberglass work. They built me a new one out of fiberglass with the vent. Looks good and I just added stainless cup holders that a sporting goods...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By oldairboater
Here is what I did. I went to a few boat stores...

Here is what I did. I went to a few boat stores and looked at what they had in storage. A couple of them had ordered Bimini tops for customers that didn't pick them up or refused them. I found one in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By oldairboater
Limited use novelty. Don't want to rain on the...

Limited use novelty. Don't want to rain on the parade but charging batteries using a carbon burning power plant or even nuclear power isn't green. A battery powered boat to eliminate exhaust fumes...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,533
Posted By oldairboater
$9.99 if you deliver it here. Half that if I have...

$9.99 if you deliver it here. Half that if I have to go get it and tow it here. Best slalom hull is my 1993. Truthfully market and economy really control the price with how quick you need to sell it....
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