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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-11-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By Endurance
According to Consumer Reports, an Escalade is...

According to Consumer Reports, an Escalade is literally the least reliable car or SUV on the market. I know a lot of people say "literally" when they mean "figuratively," but here, I mean...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,756
Views: 2,326,290
Posted By Endurance
You guys realize what you sound like, right?

You guys realize what you sound like, right?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-30-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By Endurance
My wife is a cookbook author, so we looked into...

My wife is a cookbook author, so we looked into induction cooking and even attended a few chef's events for a house we're building. Bottom line was just what Ryan said -- natural gas is the best if...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-22-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Endurance
Dude, that is touching in a way that a Bayliner...

Dude, that is touching in a way that a Bayliner owner would never understand.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,669
Posted By Endurance
Why do bad cars happen to good people?

A discussion we had on another thread got me thinking about why it is that we as consumers buy cars, trucks, and SUVs with weak reliability when there are stronger choices for a given type of car....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-15-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By Endurance
The cap at the drain end is usually 1/4" tapered...

The cap at the drain end is usually 1/4" tapered pipe thread. The abbreviation for that is NPT for National Pipe Thread.

The oil pan end varies by engine. Most are M14 these days.
Forum: Towers 11-13-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 308,735
Posted By Endurance
It looks like they just read the directions that...

It looks like they just read the directions that were written for a direct drive: "Ensure that the tower pylon is directly over the boat pylon."
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Endurance
Another option that isn't quite as nice as a...

Another option that isn't quite as nice as a permanently-crimped end but easier to install is called a reusable field fitting. So-called because you can assemble them in the field without a crimping...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Endurance
I pulled my hose off and had a longer one made....

I pulled my hose off and had a longer one made. On my V-drive, the standard hose like you have isn't long enough to make it out of the boat's exterior drain plug. As I remember, a mirror and a good...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-07-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,834
Posted By Endurance
Here is the Consumer Reports information from...

Here is the Consumer Reports information from this month's issue specific to some of the SUV models. It looks like the Durango comes in pretty weak with a 36 score. Consumer Reports doesn't list the...
Forum: Electrical 10-27-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By Endurance
No how no way should you put an automotive...

No how no way should you put an automotive starter on your boat. Just don't. But even though you need a marine starter, you don't have to buy it at a marina. My go-to parts supplier for something...
Forum: Electrical 09-20-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Endurance
If you haven't had the experience of pulling your...

If you haven't had the experience of pulling your kick panel, it might help to know that it is kind of a Chinese puzzle. There are about four screws that come out pretty easily, Once those come out,...
Forum: Electrical 09-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Endurance
Here are some photos that might help. These are...

Here are some photos that might help. These are from the panel on the other side of the dash, but they're similar enough that this should give you some idea. Good luck!
Forum: Electrical 09-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Endurance
Yes, there are three wing nuts on 8-32 studs on...

Yes, there are three wing nuts on 8-32 studs on the back of the woodgrain panel that holds the ignition. The nuts will be hard turning all the way off because they are nylock nuts. But once you get...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-29-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 534,632
Posted By Endurance
Great pics. It's good to see that Mrs. SJ is...

Great pics. It's good to see that Mrs. SJ is merely elusive rather than illusive.
Forum: General / Other 08-21-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Endurance
Most all of the screws on MasterCrafts are...

Most all of the screws on MasterCrafts are standard stainless hardware. If you pull out a sample screw and take it to Home Depot or Lowes (or the hardware store equivalent where you are) you can...
Forum: Trailers 08-08-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Endurance
That looks like a nice setup. You are doing it...

That looks like a nice setup. You are doing it right!
Forum: Electrical 07-17-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Endurance
I see why you would want to recess the second...

I see why you would want to recess the second battery. The recess on the first one looks good and saves valuable storage space.

The existing tray looks like it is screwed in place. If you can remove...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-14-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 534,632
Posted By Endurance
This thread is getting to be second only to the...

This thread is getting to be second only to the swimsuit thread!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By Endurance
It looks like the day has come when a former...

It looks like the day has come when a former builder of wonderful competition ski boats has now built a boat so bloated it can't even properly pull a tube. I wish I hadn't seen this.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-07-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,003
Posted By Endurance
Here are some of the posts I read about the...

Here are some of the posts I read about the Ecoboost:

"I have a new Ford 5 150 with the the 3.5L ecoboost engine. It is very strong towing but got hot several times on the grades on the 17. I always...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-07-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,003
Posted By Endurance
Ecoboost 3.5 owners where I live (Salt Lake City)...

Ecoboost 3.5 owners where I live (Salt Lake City) are reporting a lot of heating problems when they tow. The consensus among the Ecoboost owners seems to be that the F-150 tow rating is all fine and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Endurance
When I mounted mine, I made some 1/4" aluminum...

When I mounted mine, I made some 1/4" aluminum plates about 2" by 5" that I drilled the same as the holes that I drilled in my hull. I also rounded the corners to prevent any sharp load points. I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Endurance
Whip it, whip it good

I'm replacing some anchor lines and dock lines on my houseboat. The lines are 5/8" double braid nylon. It doesn't fuse well. I was thinking of old school whipping twine for them, but my local shop...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-14-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 534,632
Posted By Endurance
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
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