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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-09-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 108,990
Posted By Thrall
I don't know sht about the operation at your...

I don't know sht about the operation at your plant, but aren't they feeding a perfectly good roll of paper into the baler? Or is that roll the "trim"? And how is the baler going to package it more...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-07-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
If fuel pressure is good that’s reassuring with...

If fuel pressure is good that’s reassuring with the new issue.
“Hunting” never heard that term, or randomly varying rpms, is not uncommon in my experience and one common cause is the drive by wire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-06-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
When you say dealer do you mean Mc or other new...

When you say dealer do you mean Mc or other new boat dealer?
In hindsight 3 engines tore down sounds a little weird. Boats just don’t go around blowing engines.
If I was scripting their next move....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-05-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
Hard to tell from the video clip, but it sounds...

Hard to tell from the video clip, but it sounds ok like you said. Got a good little surfer there too!
I didn’t mean oil pump, meant pickup tube, which is connected to the pump.....or should have been...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-05-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
I'm just throwing out rough numbers, but you...

I'm just throwing out rough numbers, but you could apply the exchange rate I suppose?
Just look up crate motor prices.
Dealer 1 I think is full of......no one pays 5 grand for a Chevy 350 core that...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-05-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Thrall
Unless I was less than 30 min from the dealer and...

Unless I was less than 30 min from the dealer and they were doing oil changes for $59.99 I'd do it at home.
Even at a half hour away, that's 2 hours drive time to drop off and pick up. Call it 3...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-05-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Thrall
I know....I've been draining oil, slowly, using...

I know....I've been draining oil, slowly, using drill motor pumps, even turkey basterd, lol, to change oil, trans, etc for years. Broke down and bought a vacuum extractor last year. Sooo much easier.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-04-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Thrall
Looks great! That's the beauty of gelcoat. You...

Looks great!
That's the beauty of gelcoat. You can do this multiple times without burning through.
Our X2 is all black and the original owner was nice enough to let the transom get a bit oxidized....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-04-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
If by southwest, you mean SW Canada, there's...

If by southwest, you mean SW Canada, there's plenty of soft water around still, you could always get a 40 of rye, turn the heater on and go run the crap out of it for a day, oil sample, oil change,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-04-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Thrall
Wow, first off, that stinks. First, I'd contact...

Wow, first off, that stinks.
First, I'd contact the seller, and even though you presume that person hosed, you, explain you're not calling to b!tch at them, but ask the real scoop whether they had...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,046
Posted By Thrall
That is a beautiful boat!

That is a beautiful boat!
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-30-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Thrall
Yes just use the flush connection to run the...

Yes just use the flush connection to run the engine. It's designed to be run like that.
You know not to just turn on the water without starting the boat immediately, right?
I disconnect the raw...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-26-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Thrall
For sure. My only/biggest concern would be...

For sure.
My only/biggest concern would be fuel/injectors and the injection pump. And at that, I wouldn't be concerned other then to make sure you're running the reccomended best filtration that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-26-2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9,341
Views: 2,100,080
Posted By Thrall
^ Not sure which is a bigger hunk of...

^ Not sure which is a bigger hunk of schitt....the beemer or the gayliner, with a recycling can bungeed to the swim deck at that.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-26-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Thrall
Presuming you mean new or almost new truck. Most...

Presuming you mean new or almost new truck. Most of the old reliability mods you hear about are just that....old.
The one exception may be deleting the egr and if you're inclined, deleting the...
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-26-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
^Thanks. Not cheap, but they helped "make" the...

^Thanks. Not cheap, but they helped "make" the house what it is.

It's sold.
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-24-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
If the Goegibic Taconite mine had gone forward it...

If the Goegibic Taconite mine had gone forward it would be a different story in that area right now. But it's amazing how little things change up there. Typically only get back there every few years...
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-24-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
That'd be us to a T. Used to be our summer...

That'd be us to a T. Used to be our summer cottage place, built my parents their retirement home on the same property and now there's hardly anyone around there that can afford a $200k house, and if...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,288
Posted By Thrall
First smoked turkey. Brined yesterday, 225 for 2...

First smoked turkey. Brined yesterday, 225 for 2 hours, 325 for 4 hours 22lb bird = perfect.
Just pulled the carcass out of the trash can to try the gumbo! Lucky it was in its own bag or that would...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Thrall
I haven't used any wake shapers and don't have...

I haven't used any wake shapers and don't have any trim tabs, 06 X2. Port side surfing, full port tank, full center tank, as much weight as I can get aft and port. Typically 2- 400 lb sacs, 1 in the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-23-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Thrall
Looks like the consumer reports test field is...

Looks like the consumer reports test field is made up of super yuppies and leaf lickers....that's what that says to me.
I'm sorry but a basic Chevy (suburban) is not 4x less reliable than any other...
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-23-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
Ha, it's under $100/sf now and if a guy finished...

Ha, it's under $100/sf now and if a guy finished the basement it would be 50!

Pathetic economy over there....
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-23-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
Lol! Don't think I won't be keeping an eye on it...

Lol! Don't think I won't be keeping an eye on it too! Tried to do a land contract w them, but only the people with no downpayment want owner finance.
Idk what lending is like for vacation homes....
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 11-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By Thrall
Well still under contract, but the broke @ss...

Well still under contract, but the broke @ss buyers are stringing it out. Think they used up some of their down payment money and trying to recoup. (Bad credit, 5.5% loan with $50k down??)
Anyone...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-22-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 54,853
Posted By Thrall
^ may do this as we have a large bird I want to...

^ may do this as we have a large bird I want to smoke on the greater this year.
Question for the experts though. Cook it at roasting temp like 325? Or lower smoke temp 240-250? Seems either method...
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