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    Daily Commute Via Boat On Potomac River?

    Rain & stormy waves ? Lightening ? With a back up plan you are good. If you carry concealed ? check both dock locations...….. Wear your L jacket. Other people are more reckless in boats. It works out that way.
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    F150 going electric?

    Is that really a windshield with 1 veryhighly stressed p0int of contact ? No side curved wings to prevent collapse & possible rip off into the passengers ? Pass on it at any price. Great boat in very protected waters. Love the tight rope walking bow paths in any chop or wind. Different to be different boat.
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    F150 going electric?

    I have to say that the boat looks better from a great distance. Close up it looks like sharp edged computer aided design. I like old style Just noticed it only seats 8 skinny people. My old 186 seats 7 + 200 pounders very loosely. Price is at least a 6 pack of 186s ? Hatem Where did you hide the anchor ?
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    What color to buy?

    A clean bottom all winter in storage has no value to me. I clean the green slime line off as it gets bad enough with a long poled stiff brush. I can do it while docked from each side. N Y river water has simple slime to remove. Piece of cake. Florida & other southern waters ? Good grief if you want a fairly easy to clean bottom. Grasses & shell mollusks GLUED to the bottom ? Sad Very sad without a boat lift down south. Or in nasty north waters. A light pressure wash is good enough for the 186.
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    exploding Window

    Higher stresses on a curve sometimes. A previous hit there could also cause a sudden blowout...….. Just fix it is required. Taylor might pay for all of it ? Send them the pictures. It shows it broke in the garage.
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    F150 going electric?

    I have been flashed 2 times. 1 was 280 pounds.
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    exploding Window

    Be very greatfull it really is / was safety glass. Eyesight depends on it looking like that when it breaks. That condition happens due to manufacturing conditions on the assembly lines.
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    F150 going electric?

    600 volts is a VERY dangerous voltage to get thru your heart. Fatal. Plenty of amperage.to stop it..…… DO NOT DIY that system. Rubber gloves & a full face shield are required.
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    Signature Owners and Water Leak

    The costs of dealing with middle mark up people. Why I carefully ask the seller who pays for any problems & shipping charges back & forth.. I tell them I am recoding their return procedures. That causes a hang up. Or a no problem response. I do read all the return instructions on a new retailer. Then call anyway. I have had a retailer tell me to trash 2 brand new expensive A C units. 3rd unit is running fine after 3 years.
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    What color to buy?

    My 2002 186 black graphics are almost virgin in appearance. We have the availability of quality. Companies are just too cheap & smart to build long lasting products. Like drug companies. Just give temporary performance / satisfaction. At top dollar.
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    F150 going electric?

    Europeans have had short range electric delivery vans for decades. England is who I first read about.
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    What color to buy?

    All colors of cars sit out ALL YEAR, AROUND THE WORLD. But they do not fade or chalk up. Great clear coats. The boat companies were VERY slow to use auto clear coats. DDUUUUHHH
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    F150 going electric?

    Buy stock in LONG extension cord companies.
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    What color to buy?

    Nit pickers are always finding fault. Water stains DO NOT BOTHER ME. ON the windshield ? I wipe them off as soon as I slow down. The hull does not bother me very often in a rainy , cloudy season.
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    What color to buy?

    My wife picks colors . I pick other things. SOOO In some of our boat parties. All white & a few Mahogany hulls look neat. Then I tie up in the black boat. It sure looks outstanding. Thank you. BUUTT If A white boat ties up in a group of black boats? It looks much better. All I know is that is how I see cars, boats & airplanes. Odd color always looks best. If maintained.
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    Adding Fresh Water

    jeffk Good / great description of friends claiming to be tank designers.
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    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    I Have seen a towed horse trailer with horses in it start building up bigger and bigger swerving of the tow truck. The truck slowed down as fast as possible. A few more whips & I would be a witness for the innocent horses. Very long horse trailer.
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    Is it May 1st ? Only cure for my Cabin Fever.

    Very. Now now. We all can not be perfect like you.
  19. I feel good today & very rammy So I am busying my self with making 60 closed cell Great Lakes freighters for kids this summer. Too much coffee, with no pain, means I bug you guys.
  20. Do any really stop your trailer Faster than the tow vehicle ? Prevent the trailer from whipping violently in a " pull the steering wheel off " stop ?? No definite feeling the trailer is now pushing the tow vehicle ? I drive with owners who are pushed right until the full stop ?
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    What color to buy?

    I like refilling G & T glasses with green limes.
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    Power for 227 SSX

    Pressurized Propane tanks have to be stronger & heavier than vented plastic / aluminum gasoline tanks. Miles per dollar per horsepower ? Difference ?
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    Can a TACO pull my 244 Sunesta?

    Phillbo Is correct !! The wrecks occur on trying to STOP with cars in front. Not in accelerating.
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    What color to buy?

    Slimy growths on a hull ? I would go with BLACK. If the black goes out of sight underneath. White SHOWS oil, scum, geeen algae of all types. If you are not a super neat freak of you hull. Black is best. White cars GET DUST. Dust shows up on black cars. A dirty dusty white car always looks cleaner than any black car. Boats are the reverse logic. Put green slime on a white car ?? Looks uncared for. The slime & oil stains & water minerals ? BLACK is best. Note touching black plastic hull surface ? can be very hot. Make sure it is NOT carried into the passenger area. Ours has a 7' X 4' black sun pad. not very use full without a white beach towel over it...….Our boat sit in a floating dock slip.all summer. Wife picked the colors. The whites are too common. Black is very classy. Your choice
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    Adding Fresh Water

    Call the dealer. Bad design for normal people.
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