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by BOAT
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

Yeah, I can't remember but I thought Catigale was in New York (or maybe that's only Tom that's in New York) but I know that New York people often play jokes on people in California like people from Boston often play jokes on people from New York. Or is Catigale the guy that was the 'Reining King Co...
by BOAT
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

I thought Catigale was providing some new recipe for making flares like: Take your sharpie and open it so you can get to the ink liquid and then pour in 250 ML of crazy glue (I thought Methyl Ethyl Ketone was crazy glue :( ) - and then a big flaming explosion of fire will come out of the end of you...
by BOAT
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

I know you're pulling my anchor chain but, for some reason, I'm gonna give it a shot... Rub off the old date with the MEK, then write a new (unexpired date) on the flares with the sharpie and steady hand. How's the ballast gage coming along? :? Oh, I get it now. You use the MEK to erase the old dat...
by BOAT
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

what does MEK have to do with sharpie? does sharpie have MEK?

Are we supposed to mix the MEK with the ink in our sharpie?
by BOAT
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Electronic Flares Anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: Electronic Flares Anyone?

What is MEK and Sharpie? Is MEK glue?
by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

I have always wanted to know the level in the ballast tank. It's not just knowing that it is full, but also I want to know when it is empty - when we motor to empty the tank you need to crane your neck over the side and see if there is any water coming out and you look after a minute and then again ...
by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Are there Lake Powell People on this Site?

That sounds really fun - I do not think I can be ready by then because we will be just coming back from Catalina at that time. We will see.
by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Do You Want to Know or Not?

There is something that I have been wanting for a long time. Watch this video and see if you can guess where I am going with my next mod.

TURN OFF THE SOUND - the music is really annoying:

by BOAT
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Do You Want to Know or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Do You Want to Know or Not?

Okay, I was going to start on my next mod. The question is: Do you guys want to know what it is or do you want me to just do what I always do and just show it after it's all done? Usually you guys do not get to see all the failures - what you see is the done deal without seeing all the grief that go...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x

Whaaat?? The trailer under 'boat' does not have any springs at all! https://i.imgur.com/54uCCbq.jpg The "axle" as you call it is sitting right on the frame. I guess the wheels are on some sort of a 'swing axle' or somthing. https://i.imgur.com/whPKdMD.jpg Torsion bar suspension with elastomeric rod...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: Trailer Springs and axle travel 26x

Whaaat?? The trailer under 'boat' does not have any springs at all!

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The "axle" as you call it is sitting right on the frame.

I guess the wheels are on some sort of a 'swing axle' or somthing.

Image
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Mexico and launch on the sand in San Felipe and spend hardly no money on gas! ...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: An alternative to the bump
Replies: 10
Views: 4594

Re: An alternative to the bump

There are too many variables. The launch ramp at Oceanside has an angle that requires the bump if the boat ballast is full, but if you empty the ballast first and THEN drive onto the trailer the bump is not needed, the boat goes into the rubber stop in just the right spot. :? But the ramp in Long Be...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch. Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Me...
by BOAT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: Anyone have a VW Bug?
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch. I figure by using the beetle bug I will save a lot on gas when towing the boat.