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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-16-2009, 6:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By rodmcinnis
Perhaps the best wake that Correct Craft (or any...

Perhaps the best wake that Correct Craft (or any other boat) has ever produced. <BR> <BR>My son teaches wakeboarding at the CSUS Aquatic Center and has had the opportunity to drive a number of...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-16-2009, 6:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,327
Posted By rodmcinnis
My experiences with flat trailer tires: <BR>...

My experiences with flat trailer tires: <BR> <BR>1) Repairing the tire has never been an option. I have never noticed the tire was going flat until it was throwing junks of rubber. I consider...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-16-2009, 4:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,175
Posted By rodmcinnis
It depends. <BR> <BR>The biggest concern with a...

It depends. <BR> <BR>The biggest concern with a 16 year old (and even many 18 year olds) is their ability to resist peer pressure. <BR> <BR>At 16 I had no problems with my son taking my boat out with...
Forum: Archive through September 04, 2009 08-17-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By rodmcinnis
I got my lead from an indoor shooting range. The...

I got my lead from an indoor shooting range. The only downside was that it was full of garbage: copper shell casings, plastic (shotgun shells), and just all kinds of debris. <BR> <BR>Rod
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2009 08-14-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By rodmcinnis
A couple other things bother me about the Seller:...

A couple other things bother me about the Seller: <BR> <BR>a) he currently has 30 items that are listed with an end date only two minutes apart. That implies that he used some program to create the...
Forum: Archive through August 20, 2009 08-13-2009, 2:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By rodmcinnis
I have always thought that the day use parking...

I have always thought that the day use parking fees were way too cheap to start with. At a park that has a steady stream of vehicles entering or exiting there can be a significant collection at the...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2009 08-13-2009, 2:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,145
Posted By rodmcinnis
The seller not accepting PayPal after putting it...

The seller not accepting PayPal after putting it in the listing is a fair and valid reason to back out of the deal. <BR> <BR>I would be VERY skeptical of this. The email from the seller doesn't make...
Forum: Archive through July 28, 2009 07-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By rodmcinnis
Okay, let me see if I have this correct: <BR>...

Okay, let me see if I have this correct: <BR> <BR>The alternator current passes through the circuit breaker to get to the battery. <BR> <BR>The stereo is wired directly to the battery, so you have a...
Forum: Archive through August 20, 2009 07-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By rodmcinnis
You have to factor in the region before any of...

You have to factor in the region before any of the answers have any validity. <BR> <BR>You have to understand that a lot of people in California have never even seen a natural lake. What they call a...
Forum: Archive through July 28, 2009 07-22-2009, 3:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By rodmcinnis
There is no way that the water could alter the...

There is no way that the water could alter the timing. <BR> <BR>You have said that it acts like it has a dead battery when you have it in the water. I think this would rule out any ignition or fuel...
Forum: Archive through July 28, 2009 07-22-2009, 2:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By rodmcinnis
Moving the switch to OFF while the engine is...

Moving the switch to OFF while the engine is running can damage the alternator and/or other electrical items in the boat. But I don't see how it could melt the cover. <BR> <BR>Why would your boat...
Forum: Archive through July 24, 2009 07-13-2009, 2:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By rodmcinnis
I am going to suggest the opposite of above: <BR>...

I am going to suggest the opposite of above: <BR> <BR>Don't go out as far! <BR> <BR>The biggest issue is that you are not edging as you ride up the face of the wake. You start with a strong cut,...
Forum: Archive through June 28, 2009 06-19-2009, 3:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By rodmcinnis
I had a boat that had a sizeable leak where the...

I had a boat that had a sizeable leak where the hull joined with the deck. <BR> <BR>Sitting still it wasn't any problem because the hull/deck joint was well above the water line. While running,...
Forum: Archive through June 28, 2009 06-19-2009, 3:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By rodmcinnis
I installed an alarm on my boat. I tried the...

I installed an alarm on my boat. I tried the proxmity alarm but gave up on it. It had a lot of false alarms. While on the trailer cats and other critters would pass under the boat. While in the...
Forum: Archive through April 26, 2009 04-20-2009, 5:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 587
Posted By rodmcinnis
I disagree with Mike, it is best to get it in...

I disagree with Mike, it is best to get it in writing. <BR> <BR>One very key item to get written down is exactly how the partnership will end. Eventually it will end, so if you agree ahead of time...
Forum: Archive through April 26, 2009 04-16-2009, 2:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By rodmcinnis
Your best bet is to cut the ends off the cables...

Your best bet is to cut the ends off the cables and attach new connectors.
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 03-13-2009, 1:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By rodmcinnis
"I'm still stoked my wife is allowing me to live...

"I'm still stoked my wife is allowing me to live the fantasy with a 1 month old baby!" <BR> <BR>I am not understanding this. <BR> <BR>Are you saying that your wife is allowing you to run off for a...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 03-09-2009, 5:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By rodmcinnis
I sure wouldn't remove impellers or belts to...

I sure wouldn't remove impellers or belts to demonstrate that the engine runs. <BR> <BR>First off, it would just be a waste of time if the buyer didn't show. If you waited for the buyer to get there...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-26-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By rodmcinnis
I have known lots of people that live in one spot...

I have known lots of people that live in one spot and have cars, boats and driver's license from another state. <BR> <BR>All is well, until you get caught. <BR> <BR>I am not sure how property tax...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-26-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By rodmcinnis
By chance was the thermostat in the plug end that...

By chance was the thermostat in the plug end that you replaced? <BR> <BR>If you are just making sure it doesn't freeze then 40 degrees would be enough. <BR> <BR>If you are concerned about it starting...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-20-2009, 4:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By rodmcinnis
Like I said, fuel cell is not a viable choice for...

Like I said, fuel cell is not a viable choice for a wakeboard boat. But to address your point: <BR> <BR>Your stereo draws power in peaks. While it may be capable of 2000 watts it usually won't be...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-19-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By rodmcinnis
140 amp-hours per day is a fair amount. You...

140 amp-hours per day is a fair amount. You wouldn't use one of these alone, you would connect it up in parallel with a battery. Battery provides the surge, the fuel cell keeps the battery charged....
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-18-2009, 4:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By rodmcinnis
Why is the wire rope/chain so much more of a pain...

Why is the wire rope/chain so much more of a pain than rope? <BR> <BR>I would make the connection between the chain/wire to dock with anchor shackles so you could release it easily. Or maybe you...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-18-2009, 4:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 346
Posted By rodmcinnis
I have an Alpine radio in one of my cars with the...

I have an Alpine radio in one of my cars with the Ipod interface. There are good and bad things about it. <BR> <BR>Good things: <BR>1) The Ipod can hide in the glove box, out of sight. <BR>2) The...
Forum: Archive through March 18, 2009 02-18-2009, 4:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By rodmcinnis
That system will work well. It will have one...

That system will work well. It will have one weak area, however. <BR> <BR>With that setup the two batteries will be connected whenever the ignition is on. Ignition on does not necessarily mean that...
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