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Forum: Trailers Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Rossterman
My thoughts exactly! Marathons went to crap right...

My thoughts exactly! Marathons went to crap right after they off shored manufacturing. Many other tire companies suffered the same fate with this approach as well. Although quality is getting better,...
Forum: Appearance 08-20-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Rossterman
How are these any different then a wetted cloth?...

How are these any different then a wetted cloth? As said by others boat bling and others seem much less effort.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Rossterman
Very easy to set up and sound quality was...

Very easy to set up and sound quality was noticeably better than bluetooth. I used the included DAC as well as purchased one of the recommended optional ones (berhinger) because others indicated it...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 08-18-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Rossterman
Qnology airenabler is way to go. Wifi that you...

Qnology airenabler is way to go. Wifi that you can easily play from any phone with tunes and no cable to mess with. As easy as searching for wireless connection, connecting, and then playing through...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Rossterman
Indmar but this is essentially a GM produced...

Indmar but this is essentially a GM produced marine engine that several companies (like indmar) put their intakes, exhaust, sometimes cam, and mefi tune on. They sell complete replacement new long...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10,948
Views: 1,321,123
Posted By Rossterman
Wow! Almost same boat, same look to the building,...

Wow! Almost same boat, same look to the building, just in another part of the country, what do you think the chances of that- got to be 1 in a million. I've always heard about that doppelgänger thing...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10,948
Views: 1,321,123
Posted By Rossterman
I'm getting that same vibe. Surprised they didn't...

I'm getting that same vibe. Surprised they didn't indicate the location of the Friends lot in case people were interested. But, much better written than most and he was nice enough to indicate that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 817
Posted By Rossterman
I like in the ad it says "no lowballers"....

I like in the ad it says "no lowballers". :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Rossterman
Pretty crappy the PO wasn't forthright by...

Pretty crappy the PO wasn't forthright by disclosing this to the seller. Had to know this was going to substantially devalue the boat but decided to be greedy and dishonest instead. To the buyer, not...
Forum: Upholstery 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Rossterman
Maybe it was yours that blew out :)

Maybe it was yours that blew out :)
Forum: Towers 08-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Rossterman
Stainless and aluminum are a recipe for disaster....

Stainless and aluminum are a recipe for disaster. When they gall they will almost always require drilling. Use a moly based anti-seize on every fastener that you will be planning at sometime in the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Rossterman
Most modern engines (like yours) employ knock...

Most modern engines (like yours) employ knock sensors which reduce the timing advance (and results in HP reduction) if detonation is encountered to prevent engine damage. So, slightly less power is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,245
Posted By Rossterman
Build quality for sure. Ours is a 2001 and we...

Build quality for sure. Ours is a 2001 and we routinely get asked if it is brand new
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Rossterman
I've looked at the strut bushing as well as how...

I've looked at the strut bushing as well as how well centered the shaft is going into the hull underneath and they look aligned, concentric, and just about perfect. Never a hint of driveline noise...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Rossterman
Clean threads/nut with brake cleaner and put some...

Clean threads/nut with brake cleaner and put some locktite on the threads before putting back together (even if it has a nylon thread lock) to be extra sure it doesn't come off again.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By Rossterman
First come first served. Amazes me when you get...

First come first served. Amazes me when you get up early and find a good spot and people have the audacity to think they can just come in and camp out while thinking you should now go and leave. If...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10,948
Views: 1,321,123
Posted By Rossterman
Complete set of gauges for...

Complete set of gauges for $100!

http://stockton.craigslist.org/boa/4594200644.html
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Rossterman
How easy should the prop spin?

We have a 2001 205v that just now passed the 400 hour mark. I bought it a few years ago with 300hrs and has been trouble free. Had a new steering cable and the engine aligned at the M/C dealer during...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Rossterman
Have you tried disassembling it to see the...

Have you tried disassembling it to see the issues? I've fixed a number of relays this way due to
Dirty contacts .
Rarely do companies build electrical switches and relays, they usually find a mfg...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Rossterman
How many hours on the engine? Something sounds...

How many hours on the engine? Something sounds fishy. If you are generating metal shavings, the engine wouldn't be running for long. If engine has low compression and/or high hours, I might be...
Forum: Electrical 08-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Rossterman
AGM and gel type batteries are different design....

AGM and gel type batteries are different design. Since the charger Mfg indicates that their charger will support charging AGM and traditional lead acid together on the same settings, it looks like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Rossterman
Report indicates the driver (who was not the...

Report indicates the driver (who was not the father but not identified in the report otherwise) did have a boat operators certificate. Not sure how this can happen but if the driver were distracted...
Forum: Electrical 08-07-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Rossterman
Battery looks to be absorbed glass mat (Agm)...

Battery looks to be absorbed glass mat (Agm) which is a type of lead acid battery that differs from traditional flooded lead acid battery that you have. Typically they have a slightly different...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Rossterman
Yep- both. Ecu can also tell how many hours at...

Yep- both. Ecu can also tell how many hours at each rpm range (idling, wot, ect)
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,534
Posted By Rossterman
Jet skiers for sure. This weekend some dufus with...

Jet skiers for sure. This weekend some dufus with two jetskis (and riders sitting a top them) decided to go right in front of everyone rather than wait behind the line of 4~5 boats that were lined up...
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