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Forum: Off Topic / Fishing Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 141
Posted By kmoose
I told her to get the list ready but now she is...

I told her to get the list ready but now she is meeting with our retirement management group and it is very possible she will be able to work on the list with me.
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 141
Posted By kmoose
There is certainly some boat projects going to...

There is certainly some boat projects going to happen but the main driver for retirement was that our daycare for our granddaughter closed and we didn't have any feasible options that were not going...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 04-14-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 141
Posted By kmoose
Things to do when you retire...

I figured I would ask all the pros here since my last day after 35 years in the electric utility industry is the 30th!
Forum: Performance 04-13-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,307
Posted By kmoose
I think it was a good call no doubt. I would...

I think it was a good call no doubt. I would though discuss with them the fact that you are considering doing your own maintenance and what kind of records needed to maintain the warranty. Better...
Forum: Performance 04-11-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,307
Posted By kmoose
I can see having the dealer do the initial but...

I can see having the dealer do the initial but for long term is there any issue with doing your own maintenance? Besides engine and LU oil and plugging it into a laptop I don’t know what else they...
Forum: Performance 04-06-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By kmoose
Actually it will not. As long as the smaller tap...

Actually it will not. As long as the smaller tap cable is on the load side you will negate the majority of the line loss in the 2/0 running from the front to the connection point at the transom. I...
Forum: General 03-30-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,180
Posted By kmoose
That is what the wife gets when you bring a new...

That is what the wife gets when you bring a new money pit home. Mine got a Lexus on the last rebuild but that seemed pretty standard for a 23. The 27 definitely warrants the Benz.
Forum: Performance 03-30-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By kmoose
I searched for you and found a couple of people...

I searched for you and found a couple of people that checked current draw with an amp meter loop. On a 5.7 Mercruiser it was 180-200. The consensus on outboards seemed mostly in the 150 range or a...
Forum: Performance 03-29-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By kmoose
On a 20' run 2/0 tinned copper is good to 150...

On a 20' run 2/0 tinned copper is good to 150 amps. Find out what your starter requires and I will bet 150 amps is marginal.

Why are we putting batteries 21 feet away from the motor?
Forum: Performance 03-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By kmoose
Rev 4 is the direction I would go.

Rev 4 is the direction I would go.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By kmoose
I can help you with all the garmin stuff.

I can help you with all the garmin stuff.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-16-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By kmoose
Make sure you grind the edge on the outside of...

Make sure you grind the edge on the outside of the vents and glass. If you don't they will separate at the edge on the outside and fracture thru the paint. Ask me how I know..... Both outside and...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-16-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By kmoose
Way over the top for my taste. But I'm also not a...

Way over the top for my taste. But I'm also not a fan of fake anything.
Forum: General 03-15-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By kmoose
That storm hit us hard on the west side. I was a...

That storm hit us hard on the west side. I was a new journeyman lineman and worked non-stop for 3 days. We had some areas in Citrus county that were out for over a week due to trees down.
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-15-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
Thanks Sandy, As I’ve always said, her only...

Thanks Sandy, As I’ve always said, her only character flaw is her taste in men. :D
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-04-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
No man ever said "I wish my garage was...

No man ever said "I wish my garage was smaller".
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-04-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
I wish I was that organized but it will never...

I wish I was that organized but it will never happen. Mel cleans up after me in the kitchen and the shop.
Yeah, the space can shrink up pretty quick but we got rid of all the other boats except the...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
Right now we are finishing up the work, tool and...

Right now we are finishing up the work, tool and storage areas as well as plumping. I built the two workbenches and the top that goes on the mail train cart that looks like a cage. It is on 4 large...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
Insulation was one of the ugliest purchases to...

Insulation was one of the ugliest purchases to endure. None of its cheap but holy smokes. Anyway, after a month of visiting dozens buildings we encountered two types of steel building owners.......
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
After having the electric run and panel installed...

After having the electric run and panel installed we got an estimate for LED lighting that was simply ridiculous. Fortunately Mel and I priced out all of the fixtures and handled that ourselves. I...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
I couldn’t wait to test fit the Tsunami. We did...

I couldn’t wait to test fit the Tsunami. We did lots of measuring and clearing to enable a drive thru garage and everything worked as planed with no more backing in!

I really didn’t grasp how big...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
The build took 3 full days but the last day was...

The build took 3 full days but the last day was just hanging the 14x14 doors. The 10x10 were a breeze but the 14s were totally different animals.
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
After 3 long weeks of watering and applying...

After 3 long weeks of watering and applying densifier the big 3 day weekend began. I did have to rent a lull for setting 40’ trusses but the crew as amazing and were very careful to not mess up the...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
6 inches of concrete throughout. Lots and lots of...

6 inches of concrete throughout. Lots and lots of concrete. 2’x2’ footers with 3/4 rebar and “pencil rod” mesh over everything else with no fiber. Polished shop floors with broomed aprons and...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-03-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By kmoose
51 dump trucks full of dirt had to be removed due...

51 dump trucks full of dirt had to be removed due to a hill we had to cut down... and hauled off the old tool shed.
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