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09-11-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,401
Posted By MDSmitty

Only the pre-2002 is bad. BRP fixed the problems...

Only the pre-2002 is bad. BRP fixed the problems when they took over. And even before then it was only the 150 and 175 that were blowing up, however BRP tossed all the old OMC parts because of...
09-03-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,303
Posted By MDSmitty

With the insane prices of boats, I was wondering...

With the insane prices of boats, I was wondering how long before they were being built elsewhere and shipped here.

A new family-sized boat (25-30') now costs $80,000 - 120,000. How many people...
08-16-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,955
Posted By MDSmitty

My boat is simply a toy. I don't want to be...

My boat is simply a toy. I don't want to be stressing about shoes or no shoes on something I'm supposed to be relaxing on. Just get in and go. So shoes are fine with me.

However, if I had a...
08-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,742
Posted By MDSmitty

I tore the carpet off the hull sides in my...

I tore the carpet off the hull sides in my cockpit and replaced it with Nautolex vinyl. Looks much more tidy and modern. I prefer to leave the carpet on the cabin sides because I'm thinking it's more...
07-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By MDSmitty

The bear trap idea sounds like the cheapest way...

The bear trap idea sounds like the cheapest way to go :eek:

Good to hear the motion detectors won't be set off by waves ... and hopefully heron, osprey, etc.

There are lots of houses along the...
07-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By MDSmitty

Question Pier/boat lift security?

How do you handle security of your boat?

Are motion lights set off by waves?

I'm considering a pier with a boat lift next year and as the only pier with a boat along a 1/2 mile of waterfront I...
Forum: General Q & A
09-03-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By MDSmitty

No click. Just the whir of the pump. My...

No click. Just the whir of the pump.

My rigging guy just happened to have a pump/solenoid unit available cheap. So I'm going with that. The one on there now is ancient and one of the tabs that...
Forum: General Q & A
09-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By MDSmitty

Do you mean actually touch them and feel them...

Do you mean actually touch them and feel them switching on? Or is it something you can feel through your feet?
Forum: General Q & A
09-02-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By MDSmitty

Boat Leveler - makes noise but doesn't move

When I press either or both switches my Boat Leveler trim tab system makes noise, but the tabs don't move.

I pressed down on the tabs and they're free. The reservoir has fluid. I don't see any...
Forum: General Q & A
06-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By MDSmitty

I already bought the Windaways. I didn't buy the...

I already bought the Windaways. I didn't buy the Finney's because rails would stick up too high. I want a mounting system that's removable or low profile.
Forum: General Q & A
06-23-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By MDSmitty

Need ideas on how to mount wind deflectors

I bought some windaway deflectors for a boat I'm restoring. Now I need to figure out how to mount them on the top of my dash.

I have no lip or windshield to clamp them to.

I'd like to rig...
10-19-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By MDSmitty

Boat lift - with or against the wind/current?

I'm building a pier with lift. Sometimes there is a moderate cross wind. Would you build a boat lift so that you enter with or against the wind?


IOW, like this ...

------- wind ------>

| ...
11-11-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By MDSmitty

I'm starting to get a picture of how lightly...

I'm starting to get a picture of how lightly padded vinyl would look. It might be enough of a contrast with the heavily padded upholstery.

Sounds like a good idea.

Thanks
11-09-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By MDSmitty

Question Need opinion on interior side panel material

I recently purchased an older Checkmate. The seat upholstry and carpet is new (white/blue respectively), but the interior side panels have this old nasty vinyl sheet that is peeling. It also has wood...
09-22-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By MDSmitty

The deal is dead. The guy wound up...

The deal is dead.

The guy wound up insulting me when I wouldn't pay in cash or agree to give him the check and leave the boat.

The fact the boat was advertised on another boat Web site and...
09-22-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By MDSmitty

I don't think the amount really matters. Read...

I don't think the amount really matters. Read this article.

http://www.quickdfw.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/091008dnmetcraigslist.12801db.html

Seems like you could be just as...
Forum: Superboat
09-20-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By MDSmitty

Question Hull changes for 24' over the years

I know the deck of the 24' changed several times over the years, but did the hull change between the late 70's - early 90's (?)(pre-step)?

Trying to get an idea if the performance and reliability...
09-20-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By MDSmitty

Thanks. Some good suggestions here. ...

Thanks.

Some good suggestions here.

I'll check out which are "low-hassle" for the situation.

Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier if everyone could just take a credit card? :)
09-20-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By MDSmitty

No lien. I thought about wiring, but when I...

No lien.

I thought about wiring, but when I read about how my bank handles it, it sounded like it could take a couple of days for personal accounts. It didn't say anything about being able to call...
09-20-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,733
Posted By MDSmitty

Question What's common method for paying cash for boat?

I recently made an offer on a boat a couple of States over and was going to bring a cashier's check from a large bank. The seller said he'll only accept cash ... as in real dollar bills. I told him...
08-26-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By MDSmitty

Question No-sand primers ... for bottom only?

Every article and manufacturers' Web sites I've read about the no-sand primers talks about "before anti-fouling paint is applied." Can these primers also be used on the sides of the hull and deck?
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08-18-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,537
Posted By MDSmitty

You don't know how ridiculous it sounds to a...

You don't know how ridiculous it sounds to a non-trailering boater why anyone would put up with this.

But after a lot of research on trailer tires, especially in the RV community regarding their...
08-14-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,537
Posted By MDSmitty

So are you telling me that boat trailers and...

So are you telling me that boat trailers and trailer tires are engineered so poorly that they're in danger of falling apart even after mild use? Is this a brand problem or all trailers and trailer...
08-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,537
Posted By MDSmitty

I've lived on the Bay and on a boat most of my...

I've lived on the Bay and on a boat most of my life. I'll only be out in the Bay to run from one tributary to another, from the Bay Bridge up to the Inner Harbor, so the chop is usually not too bad....
08-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,537
Posted By MDSmitty

Thanks, I've been reading that site for a while....

Thanks, I've been reading that site for a while. Especially the restoration forum. So I know what I might be getting into.

I've read a lot of restoration articles and enough accounts of surveyors...
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