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Forum: General Q & A
Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I just spent most of the day changing and...

I just spent most of the day changing and indexing plugs and winterizing my boat and your right, the big tubes won’t work on a side by side application. But they work really good on my single. I have...
10-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I know that racing sail boats do something to the...

I know that racing sail boats do something to the surface finish to rough it up for more speed. They say that a perfectly smooth surface sticks to the water and increases drag. I have noticed on my...
10-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,968
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'm just east of the Mackinac Straits and have...

I'm just east of the Mackinac Straits and have been caught in 10'-12's in a 16 foot ski boat. Had to go 2 miles to get to safe harbor. I had to ride the waves like a dirt bike with the bilge pump...
10-22-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,269
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I saw the video the other day and I couldn't...

I saw the video the other day and I couldn't believe he didn't grenade it. I also saw a similar dyno run on Engine Power, they took a junk yard 5.3 and cleaned it up, gapped the rings and put a 150...
Forum: General Q & A
10-22-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Why aren't Lightnings on your list? I have them...

Why aren't Lightnings on your list? I have them on my boat and they are now 22 years old and still mint. Yes I have pressure tested them and do inspect them regularly with my boroscope. They are...
Forum: General Q & A
10-22-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I watched it and it was pretty interesting how...

I watched it and it was pretty interesting how boost pressure and fuel can determine the surface finish. When they post the recorded version I will post it here.
10-21-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,987
Posted By ThisIsLivin

They had a tornado pass through George's town a...

They had a tornado pass through George's town a while back and since then his internet and phone service have been unreliable. He's working on a drive for my brother-in-law and for some reason he...
Forum: General Q & A
10-21-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ThisIsLivin

My wife talks a good story, we won't go fast etc....

My wife talks a good story, we won't go fast etc. But once we get going she's the one giving me the wave to drop the hammer. We were cruising along about 65 and another boat passed us and she gave...
Forum: General Q & A
10-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ThisIsLivin

You need to know the details on the pieces and...

You need to know the details on the pieces and parts. What block and mains, crank, rods, fasteners, etc. Cam lobe profiles are most critical as valve train is usually the first to wear out. ...
10-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,581
Posted By ThisIsLivin

You've peaked my interest, please post your...

You've peaked my interest, please post your pictures. Once I put the new JLA speakers in my boat, I will have run out of things to do on it. The winters are long in Michigan and I have a heated...
10-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Oh, that looks painful. How do you explain that...

Oh, that looks painful. How do you explain that to your insurance company? I thought I had to make tight turns getting in and out of my garage and driveway.
Forum: Electronics
10-13-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Ditch the depth finder and use the Garmin. You...

Ditch the depth finder and use the Garmin. You may want to consider the GX2100 for your area as it also has AIS. I have an older Garmin 546s with the GX2000 and have them connected so I get GPS...
10-09-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have full disk on my custom Eagle trailer and...

I have full disk on my custom Eagle trailer and It's as smooth as silk. The only thing I feel is the back end of the tow vehicle getting pushed down when the trailer is braking hard. I did pull the...
10-09-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,111
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I have another one to add, I ordered a rare coin,...

I have another one to add, I ordered a rare coin, worth a few grand. It's supposed to be signed for by an adult, USPS stuffs it in my mailbox and doesn't notify anyone. I mailed out custom...
10-09-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I got one of those fake checks from a guy that...

I got one of those fake checks from a guy that wanted to buy my car. I took it to the bank and they said it was fake, so I emailed the guy and told I sent the check to the Secret Service as they...
10-08-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I used one from Hydro-Motive, worked good for me...

I used one from Hydro-Motive, worked good for me too.
10-06-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,311
Posted By ThisIsLivin

From my experience, if you are getting water in...

From my experience, if you are getting water in through the exhaust then you could see it on the spark plugs. The cylinder getting the water will look brighter with less carbon buildup. Also the...
Forum: General Q & A
10-06-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By ThisIsLivin

If plugs are sooty, that's a lot of fuel. If you...

If plugs are sooty, that's a lot of fuel. If you didn't change the idle mixture, I would check to see if you have a float sticking or needle leaking fuel. Used to have the same problem on my old 66...
Forum: Velocity
10-05-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Thanks for the update, good to hear what's going...

Thanks for the update, good to hear what's going on. I contacted Scott on some fabric I needed to update my boat and he was very helpful. I have looked at other boats, but when I see the issues...
10-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By ThisIsLivin

There are some serious design flaws in the Bravo...

There are some serious design flaws in the Bravo drives that need to be fixed to handle any kind of power. When I blew my first drive in a 5500lb boat with about 700hp, I took it to George at AADS. ...
Forum: General Q & A
10-01-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By ThisIsLivin

There are always the exception to the rule. I...

There are always the exception to the rule. I was speaking in general terms, over 60 the BI has an advantage over the BIII. I have a single BI on my Velocity 280 and find that it handles extremely...
Forum: General Q & A
10-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By ThisIsLivin

The thing to know is that the BIII is good to...

The thing to know is that the BIII is good to about 60. If you want to go faster you will need to go with the BI. The BIII is much better for moving heavier boats, economy and slow speed...
Forum: General Q & A
09-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By ThisIsLivin

Did you have to weld together the inner and outer...

Did you have to weld together the inner and outer tubes to the O2 bung? Thinking about doing my Lightning headers.
09-30-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By ThisIsLivin

My last set of Carlisle's went 10 years before...

My last set of Carlisle's went 10 years before one blew, at 11pm on a back road with no shoulder. Won't be going 10 years again, but only had a couple thousand miles on them. Replaced with new...
Forum: Velocity
09-30-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 98,381
Posted By ThisIsLivin

I'd really like to know how fast she goes and how...

I'd really like to know how fast she goes and how does it handle at speed. I'm looking to move up to a 39 and would like to go at least 120 so I need to know how they handle at those speeds.
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