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Re: Offshore outomatic inflatable life jacket sale at west marine today only
Be warned. The automatic vests may have old inflate triggers. Basically there is a thing that looks like a small lifesaver that dissolves in water and allows the firing pin to pierce the CO2 cartridge. They have a shelf life of about 3 years. Your vest may or may not have a date of when that piece was put in or should be replaced. I found out the hard way about this when I discovered an inflated vest in my center console. My vests came with a "manual only" conversion which I switched to.
So be aware that you may need to service an inflatable vest right after you get it to replace that "lifesaver" piece.
Re: Is 320EX w/ Twin 4.5L Under-Powered?
Take all answers with a grain of salt ... some people will call any boat underpowered unless it will do 50 mph.
Look at horsepower per 1000 pounds. Here are two combinations that have worked well for me:
342 w/5.7: 600 hp / 16 kip = 37.5 hp/kip
370 w/496: 750 hp / 19 kip = 39.5 hp/kip
Here's what you're asking:
320 w/4.5: 500 hp / 13 kip = 38.5 hp/kip
By those numbers, it should be fine.
Re: Bravo 3 moisture, loose drain screw!
I dont disagree on the concern about chemicals, I wouldn't leave mineral spirits in the monitors for hours or overnight, but for cleaning them out
has commented on here several times about using brake cleaner or mineral spirits to clean out the lube monitors so thats why I went with spirits.
Re: Anybody replaced a windshield lately?
To get a one off piece like that made - stainless steel mold so no dimples in the glass (it has to be heated to the softening point and any imperfections in the mold will be evident in the finished piece), plus it has to be tempered as opposed to simply annealed, I'd guess more than $10,000.00. I do a lot of glass bending for antique stained glass lamp repairs and I can tell you that windshields are way more technical than any thing I deal with. Automotive glass is not that big a deal, and is a huge industry, so economies of scale bring the costs to a reasonable amount, and insurance usually picks up the cost, but a boat is a whole different beast. It sucks that your windshield got shattered, but $3,000.00 is probably a reasonable price for a replacement. You may want to check with your insurance provider for some relief. Best of luck. keep us updated as I'm sure this will be of great interest.
But could easily be converted to a drain box. Much less smell and mess in the bilge.
Re: Bye bye winter
You burn the snowman?
Re: 12 volt interior dome lights on 1995 265 fiesta Vee very dim and unstable
Pull out that panel and check all connections
Re: Drives vs Inboards
why are you always bashing everything on this forum? Rarely do you ever have anything positive to say and you have the answer to everything. The one thing I like about this forum is it’s different from other forums where everyone bashes each other instead of helping. If that’s how you’re always gonna be take yourself to one of those forums.
Re: Mercury Vessel View Mobile on sale
I think you removed only the "cap" off of the terminator. You have to "unclick" it and remove the whole thing. Then it will just plug in.
Re: 2011 310 I want to add a bow thruster
Get a more experienced mechanic..IMO
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