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Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,113
Posted By Chas
The "System" - don't try this at home

LONG AGO I spent a summer boating with a couple who pulled their shiny new MC Stars and Stripes with a small Toyota pickup. Four cylinder, manual four speed trans. They had a shell on it, which...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-30-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chas
It would take more energy to split the water into...

It would take more energy to split the water into "HHO" than it would give off.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Chas
Quagga Mussel - in salt water?

http://www.hcn.org/allimages/2007/mar05/graphics/070305-017.jpg

I have the joy of living near the ocean and have several lakes within a couple hours' drive. The Fish and Game people are tightening...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
Obviously not, assume you are joking of course,...

Obviously not, assume you are joking of course, but how about some not-so-far-out ideas -

The web site for this boat doesn't give away enough detail. No mention of the battery. I can't imagine...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-30-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chas
Taking this at face value - I often wonder why...

Taking this at face value - I often wonder why the conspiracy theories always have to enter into these things. If this was truly ready to work, I think the large automakers would be standing in line...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-30-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
Hadn't thought of that - but it does make sense...

Hadn't thought of that - but it does make sense for many reasons. Any engine will make the best economy if run at constant load and constant speed. "Steady state" at it's peak efficiency - as in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
Yes, now we're talking. And even if a hybrid...

Yes, now we're talking. And even if a hybrid power train isn't in the cards, the boat is 30' long so a generator for emergency recharge/navigation wouldn't be that tough.

At a cool million dollars,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
They had an article about this on FoxNews.com and...

They had an article about this on FoxNews.com and it listed their web address. Might have melted the server down. I'm not in line to buy one at 1.1 million, but it is an interesting design.

I wonder...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 05-29-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,129
Posted By Chas
The first time I started my boat, the PO had a...

The first time I started my boat, the PO had a set-up very much like the one pictured above - hose adapter, hose clamp etc.

The problem was that I have very good pressure, so when I turn on the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-29-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
Think it would recharge any on-board batteries...

Think it would recharge any on-board batteries while sitting still? I suppose a bimini is out as well.....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
I suppose a covered berth would be out of the...

I suppose a covered berth would be out of the picture...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-29-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
OK - so as I was sayin', what do you think of...

OK - so as I was sayin', what do you think of that Solar Boat?

I hadn't thought about batteries, but it would sure make sense to have some on board for extra power, including moving/docking the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,692
Posted By Chas
If Al Gore had invented the speed boat...

http://www.foxnews.com/images/373522/0_21_czeers_boat_long.jpg

Be careful - this thing tops out at a mind-numbing 35 mph. And notice it doesn't have a stereo, or a swim step...

Here is it in motion...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Chas
Three fires a year reported at that lake as...

Three fires a year reported at that lake as mentioned in the news video. I had wondered about this - we started a thread about it some months ago. I trailer over thirty miles to the closest water,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-27-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By Chas
Both of my kids have owned Apple Ipods - both...

Both of my kids have owned Apple Ipods - both Nano IIRC - and I have a Nano which I share with my wife. She uses it for language studies as she works on her masters degree, so I rarely see it.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By Chas
Which means that since they were not doing...

Which means that since they were not doing inspections the week before - as you said - that the lake is now infected, and on it's way to being infested.

I went to Castaic last month and they asked...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By Chas
Sounds like what we really need is a company to...

Sounds like what we really need is a company to do embroidery, and a company to do promotional product labeling - then we put together a list of who will buy what, and place an order.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Chas
It seems to me that we could have a cushion made...

It seems to me that we could have a cushion made and upholstered to match exactly - you chose the thickness to get the amount of rise you need.

If it was shaped to fit right into the seat and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-20-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By Chas
Not. HotSpring tubs come with a system which...

Not. HotSpring tubs come with a system which creates and injects ozone 24 hours a day. Silently. They have drastically oversize filters, and they run all the water through the filters before...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-20-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By Chas
Actually, the D1 warranty isn't really a...

Actually, the D1 warranty isn't really a 'lifetime tub warranty." That is one of the suggestions I make to spa shoppers - read the warranty. The whole warranty. We had ours to shoppers as they are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-19-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,781
Posted By Chas
I have sold HotSpring Portable Spas for 22 years....

I have sold HotSpring Portable Spas for 22 years. Along the way I have had several other brands on my showroom floors alongside. HotSpring has been the most popular, even when it was the more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Chas
I would trade it for speed and dependability if...

I would trade it for speed and dependability if that's open for a vote...

There's always PhotoBucket and the like.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,915
Posted By Chas
I agree with Hollywood - Lock it out when you...

I agree with Hollywood - Lock it out when you trailer empty. I have a heavy trailer (flatbed freight trailer) which has electric brakes. I have to dial them down to almost nothin' before they will...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-13-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chas
I did that to my daughter - she was wearing a...

I did that to my daughter - she was wearing a seat belt - but she loved it! My chart case was open and pens, flashlights, charts, books, calculators and water bottles were everywhere. I thought sure...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-12-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,487
Posted By Chas
First question - were there any injuries or loss...

First question - were there any injuries or loss of life?

Second question - will insurance cover any of the loss? (losses?)

Wow.
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