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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-13-2016, 5:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By rallyart
Hey Grant, your boat is kind of light (other than...

Hey Grant, your boat is kind of light (other than a few extra amps and batteries). Maybe this is for you? I think you would need to put a wrap on it though. The S is really attractive. The X they...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-13-2016, 5:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By rallyart
The only way to check is to connect a good...

The only way to check is to connect a good mechanical gauge into the hole the oil sending unit is in. You only need about 5psi at idle. You need over 30 psi at 4500 rpm. Usually you will have...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-12-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By rallyart
James, if you ever get a chance to drive any...

James, if you ever get a chance to drive any Tesla you will not have a worry about whether they can brake well or not. They are vastly better than any pickup. Of course, towing a boat will really...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-08-2016, 6:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By rallyart
When charging a battery can off gas hydrogen...

When charging a battery can off gas hydrogen which is explosive (the Hindenburg) They can also explode, sort of, if a plate breaks and creates a dead short.. They could look like they exploded of...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2016, 5:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By rallyart
I had a neighbour who would fire up his chainsaw...

I had a neighbour who would fire up his chainsaw and cut wood on the beach some Sunday or Saturday mornings. He was a really nice guy who would help you with anything.
Interestingly, he only did it...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By rallyart
Just inflate the spare to the max rating on the...

Just inflate the spare to the max rating on the tire. Do this when it is not in the sun.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By rallyart
The hinging is different on the floating wedge so...

The hinging is different on the floating wedge so you would not want to remove the actuators.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-23-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By rallyart
The speed of sound does change with the density...

The speed of sound does change with the density and nature of the medium it is traveling through. Not a significant change over water as opposed to the air twenty feet above the water though. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-20-2016, 7:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By rallyart
One issue with the emergency boxes is their...

One issue with the emergency boxes is their cranking amps often being low. The trick to that is you use it to help recharge the main by leaving it attached for five minutes or so before cranking. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-15-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By rallyart
Wood is a lot stronger and stiffer for the same...

Wood is a lot stronger and stiffer for the same dimensions. That may not be a problem if the composite board is supported over shorter spans. Normally if you support a 2x4 every 3' you would...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-09-2016, 7:33 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,077
Posted By rallyart
Have you figured out how to get water out once it...

Have you figured out how to get water out once it gets in? Rain or splash will add some weight that you might not want to flip to drain.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-02-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,077
Posted By rallyart
I think you will be able to find a plastic screw...

I think you will be able to find a plastic screw fitting that will seal with a washer to a hole in the hull and allow you to glue the vertical shaft to it. Like what you might find on a plastic rain...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-01-2016, 7:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,077
Posted By rallyart
You might use a tightly packed bag of sand that...

You might use a tightly packed bag of sand that you can oven heat to form the inside curve of the plexiglass. You still need a heat gun for the outside but it could give more even heat and time to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-27-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By rallyart
Funny, I've had otters in a boat once that was...

Funny, I've had otters in a boat once that was on a buoy. That is a major expense.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-24-2016, 8:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By rallyart
Aluminum props do fail quicker than a stainless...

Aluminum props do fail quicker than a stainless and it matters what your water conditions are like. If there are branches, pieces of wood or a sandy bottom you might hit a stainless prop will last...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-24-2016, 8:22 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,576
Posted By rallyart
Rick, apparently people (some) think the myth is...

Rick, apparently people (some) think the myth is not busted. Perhaps it has little to do with how well something tows a boat and more about how people feel about trucks. I notice that nobody has...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-23-2016, 6:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By rallyart
I would agree with going stainless if you change...

I would agree with going stainless if you change props. They are more efficient.
For hole shot on a boat like yours there are several things that will help other than the prop. Adding trim tabs...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-17-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By rallyart
You are down over 20% power at that elevation so...

You are down over 20% power at that elevation so a quick guide would be to run 20% less pitch than stock. If stock is 17.5" pitch then drop 3.5" of pitch to 14". You're just looking for torque...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-13-2016, 7:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,576
Posted By rallyart
AWD and a reasonable engine. Audi's all have...

AWD and a reasonable engine. Audi's all have great brakes. Towing is easy, and you can still get in and out of both the car and the parking spot.
Of course someone is bound to tell you that it...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-13-2016, 2:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By rallyart
Trim tabs can adjust the roll on a boat really...

Trim tabs can adjust the roll on a boat really effectively which makes it run more effectively on the hull. Your ride is then more comfortable and efficient. With both down you can drop the nose...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-13-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By rallyart
Getting power trim tabs is a very useful addition...

Getting power trim tabs is a very useful addition to any boat. They really don't help with wake but they really help with hole shot and comfort, in addition to making the hull adaptable for storm...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-05-2016, 8:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By rallyart
Thanks Mark I always appreciate specific...

Thanks Mark I always appreciate specific knowledge.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-30-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By rallyart
That is 304 Stainless and it should not be...

That is 304 Stainless and it should not be affected by the bronze or brass it is in contact with but it may cause some increase in the corrosion in the bronze. That's more important if you are in...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-29-2016, 8:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,647
Posted By rallyart
The Chubby is rock solid and a bit taller tow...

The Chubby is rock solid and a bit taller tow point than many others. If you like that tower's looks you will never have an issue with it. Some other towers fold down lower if garage door height is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-26-2016, 8:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,070
Posted By rallyart
To add tongue weight you need to raise the hitch,...

To add tongue weight you need to raise the hitch, not lower it, on a trailer with more than one axle. You need much more than 300# on your hitch.
Where is your trailer spare? Can you move it...
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