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Forum: Formula
09-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Chart

Can you measure the width of your wind screen? ...

Can you measure the width of your wind screen? Thanks.
Forum: Formula
08-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By Chart

Not a professional, but understand the best case...

Not a professional, but understand the best case is lining the bunks up under the stringers, which are often above the lifting strakes in the hull. Now it is hard to position the boat on horizontal...
07-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,844
Posted By Chart

Thank you for clarifying.

Thank you for clarifying.
07-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,844
Posted By Chart

Am I missing something here? You are considering...

Am I missing something here? You are considering a brand new pickup for a dedicated 1 mile tow with a 10,000lb load, but it won't be your daily driver?

It's your money, and you get to spend it as...
Forum: Formula
04-05-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,897
Posted By Chart

Wrong question. Should ask "Is it big...

Wrong question. Should ask "Is it big enough?"
Forum: Formula
03-11-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Chart

Went from 23 Mirages to 26 Bravos on my 302 with...

Went from 23 Mirages to 26 Bravos on my 302 with warmed up 420s and TRS drives. Lost about 400 RPMs and 2 mph at the top, but the midrange jumped significantly, and overall the whole boat feels more...
Forum: Formula
03-11-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,222
Posted By Chart

Keep in mind the 370SS is a stepped hull, while...

Keep in mind the 370SS is a stepped hull, while the 330SS is not. I'd expect the speed of the 370 to be higher than the 330 with same engines, but that's just my gut.

If you are stepping up to...
Forum: Formula
03-11-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By Chart

We have a 330ss with 350Mags, rated at 300 HP,...

We have a 330ss with 350Mags, rated at 300 HP, but I've no idea how much torque or where the 300HP is on the RPM. I was disappointed in the idea of small blocks for this boat, but they really...
Forum: Formula
03-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,444
Posted By Chart

If new technology is not that important to you,...

If new technology is not that important to you, and you want a big water boat with comfy overnighting in the cabin, I'd suggest you continue to look for 311's or even a 357 (that's a big boat) with...
03-04-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,901
Posted By Chart

Had a bent spindle on one axle, likely due to...

Had a bent spindle on one axle, likely due to hitting a curb at some point. It also caused odd tire wear. Simple thing to figure it out is to get your tape measure out and start measuring in all...
01-28-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chart

You are likely right about the garaged Mercedes, ...

You are likely right about the garaged Mercedes, but most rust happens from under and from within body panels; that's an issue of quality coatings and design, not garaging.

Looking for the V6,...
01-28-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By Chart

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Mercedes

My wife wants a lightly used Jeep Grand Cherokee in the worse way. Claims it is a Mercedes SUV designed back when MBz owned Chrysler.

I've seen way too many Jeeps rust out or break parts due to...
01-17-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,780
Posted By Chart

Ford really missed it on selecting springs for...

Ford really missed it on selecting springs for the Excursion. Most of the horrible steering and tracking is actually due to the rear springs not holding the axle 90 degrees to the truck, even with...
Forum: Formula
01-09-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,977
Posted By Chart

The 311 does not include the swim platform in the...

The 311 does not include the swim platform in the overall length. The 353 does. So the 353 is only about 2' longer than the 311.

The 311 looks/feels/probably is a bigger/wider/heavier boat than...
12-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Chart

This is interesting, an electric pickup from MI,...

This is interesting, an electric pickup from MI, expected to come out in a year or two: ...
12-14-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Chart

If you could have similar performance in your...

If you could have similar performance in your truck, using half the fuel, wouldn't that be attractive? The batteries in my example are to supplement the smaller diesel engine when it's really...
12-13-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Chart

Granted, batteries don't play much role in ships...

Granted, batteries don't play much role in ships and trains, but electricity does. They just carry around their own electric power generating plant instead of depending upon the electric company. ...
12-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,395
Posted By Chart

Are you familiar with how locomotives and ships...

Are you familiar with how locomotives and ships are powered? Often diesel is still involved, but ultimately they are electric vehicles.
12-03-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Chart

The tire companies make load/psi charts, so you...

The tire companies make load/psi charts, so you know what psi to put in a tire for the load it will carry.

Figure out the load each axle carries, and inflate your tires to carry that load, at...
11-27-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,265
Posted By Chart

Sydwayz: Yes, the stock wheels are starting to...

Sydwayz: Yes, the stock wheels are starting to lose air around the bead, and that's not going to get any better. I was thinking there's got to be a sweet spot size-wise for new wheels and tires,...
11-24-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,265
Posted By Chart

Ideal Ford Excursion wheel/tire size

This is an engineering question. Not seeking any suggestions based on looks only, as that is very subjective.

I'll need to replace some stock wheels on my Excursion, and am also in need of tires....
09-20-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chart

Many camping trailers are made in IN near the MI...

Many camping trailers are made in IN near the MI border. There is an industry of pickup truck owners who pull the trailers from there to dealers. Some diesel truck web sites have sections for these...
Forum: Formula
08-29-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,159
Posted By Chart

You can do it at LOTO in a 242, as that is a...

You can do it at LOTO in a 242, as that is a serious boat comparable to today's 27 footers. But, you'll still need to drive it with better skills than someone in a 40 footer, but you'll be...
Forum: Formula
08-28-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Chart

Being that it is not stainless, I'm betting an...

Being that it is not stainless, I'm betting an aftermarket addition by prior owner.
Forum: Formula
08-28-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,062
Posted By Chart

Put a line with a ring on the end around the...

Put a line with a ring on the end around the anchor rode between the bow cleat and the anchor, with end of line tied to somewhere in the cockpit or spring cleat. When time to pull up anchor, pull on...
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