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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-21-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,095
Posted By david_ski
The portable folder got folded.

The portable folder got folded.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-01-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By david_ski
Marine Plywood fully epoxied and fiberglassed. I...

Marine Plywood fully epoxied and fiberglassed.

I glued up two pieces of plywood so there would be no flex. I milled down the edges to align the new insert to be at the right floor height. Adjust...
Forum: General / Other 03-01-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By david_ski
Finding Hewitt parts online is not super easy to...

Finding Hewitt parts online is not super easy to figure out what sub-category the parts are listed under.

I bought a used Hewlett lift 2 years ago through a Hewitt dealer 2 states away. the dealer...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,498
Posted By david_ski
The ball valve is a good idea. I use a similar...

The ball valve is a good idea.

I use a similar vacuum fluid pump that is used for both engine oil and transmission fluid. It takes longer time to add new fluid than to drain either the engine oil or...
Forum: General / Other 09-20-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By david_ski
I bought a used lift last year. It was...

I bought a used lift last year. It was completly disassembled, and I build it up as if brand new.
Fully disassembled it was very easy to ship. It was 2 states and 600 miles away.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By david_ski
I scuffed up the muffler with some 60 grit paper,...

I scuffed up the muffler with some 60 grit paper, and then epoxied over the few holes. I used some WestMarine Epoxy (that I had left over from a job several years ago) along with some fiberglass mat....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By david_ski
Well Said!

Well Said!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-22-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By david_ski
Good Luck with Purchase. I have a '16 F250 6.7...

Good Luck with Purchase. I have a '16 F250 6.7 and I love the truck. The best truck that I have owned.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By david_ski
I have the adjustable packing-nut-wrench. I...

I have the adjustable packing-nut-wrench. I purchased it at a plumbing store for less than the WestMarine price 30 years ago. It is a pain to use. It doesn't stay locked and always seem to be a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By david_ski
At the end of 2016 we purchased a 2003 with...

At the end of 2016 we purchased a 2003 with 1400hrs on the engine. I was able to learn about all of its previous owners before we purchased. We did the water intake in a 5 gallon bucket driveway...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By david_ski
Do you have the stock 4110 Holly carb on your...

Do you have the stock 4110 Holly carb on your boat or has it been upgraded to a 4150?

When I had the 4110, it could be tuned to run cold or hot, but not both.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-02-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,738
Posted By david_ski
This is almost better than the morning joke...

This is almost better than the morning joke thread. Rumba and pets don’t mix.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-05-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By david_ski
The only difference is the GT40 heads and the...

The only difference is the GT40 heads and the Holy 4005 Double Pumper carb. The intake manifolds are the same between the 240HP and 285HP versions. If you have the 4005 double pumper, replace it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By david_ski
Picture of the engine. 285HP has GT40 heads

Picture of the engine. 285HP has GT40 heads
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-12-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By david_ski
Very clean looking vehicle. I felt I had to...

Very clean looking vehicle. I felt I had to hammer my Tahoe after I had been driving my diesel for a year. It is just a matter of perspective of what you are used to. After a week of driving my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-11-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,587
Posted By david_ski
I am glad I fuel up at a local cardlock station -...

I am glad I fuel up at a local cardlock station - only 4 stations in my area (no TV's, no lines, no credit card skimers, no BS mini market, once a month bill). Fuel and GO.

Price of Gas is slightly...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-03-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By david_ski
What he said. Bolts right in. I replaced my...

What he said. Bolts right in.

I replaced my GT-40's (water jacket crack) with new GT-40P's (I drilled out the 1/2" bolt holes myself because engine shop forgot to).

Edelbrock Performer...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-16-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,179
Posted By david_ski
You have a good list. 1) Builtin vacuum...

You have a good list.

1) Builtin vacuum plumbing
2) pull extra CAT6. wire is cheap and it will get used over time. I have a 16 port switch that is mostly used up. 3 AP's in house + direct to TV's +...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-14-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,179
Posted By david_ski
Lots of good advice in this thread. I was a GC...

Lots of good advice in this thread.

I was a GC for my house. Getting a straight construction loan was a challenge. My father had built his house as a GC, and that did help. One challenge was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-12-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By david_ski
Use skidim.com for replacement hoses. Estimate...

Use skidim.com for replacement hoses.

Estimate length and order 6" more than needed and cut to fit.
Someone might be able to measure actual length, but I would still order at least 6" more length.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-10-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By david_ski
One of our lake members has a wrap on his boat...

One of our lake members has a wrap on his boat and it has held up really well.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-09-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By david_ski
http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/ I have...

http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/

I have their blue wireless version for precisely that need. I don’t use it permantly in any of my vehicles. I have used it to clear codes and to understsnd...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,374
Posted By david_ski
Discount Inboard Marine (http://skidim.com) have...

Discount Inboard Marine (http://skidim.com) have both exhausts and motor mounts.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,540
Posted By david_ski
That is the bottom line. When I need to print,...

That is the bottom line. When I need to print, it needs to work. Saturday I spent over an hour unsuccessfully trying to clean the black printhead to print out one page. The printer was dropped...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,540
Posted By david_ski
HP’s instantink program is an interesting...

HP’s instantink program is an interesting marketing and sales concept. I too work from the house, but my printing is too inconsistent. I would be loosing money.

In my case the printhead clogged...
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