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  1. wijeff

    stroke on my tilt trim rams

    Thank you for your help.
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    stroke on my tilt trim rams

    I am looking to add a swim platform from chaparral factory style. Boat is a chaparral 2006 235ssi volvo penta duo prop. The factory rams on now are going to hit the drive on the underside of the swim platform because of the existing stroke when tilted up to trailer mode. (A) buy new volvo rams 1000.00 will be 100% correct thing to do. (B) add a stop to ram to shorten up stroke on my rams (big question how to ) Simple open up ram remove stroke rod remove end of rod add 1 5/8 of brass washers simple or is it ? Your thoughts and suggestions idea I just like doing research to see if I can prevent any rework
  3. What do you take along onboard as far as spare parts or tools just incase you want to be prepared for the unseen we all hope
  4. wijeff

    what spare parts do you keep on board

    If you call your local coast Guard they do a free safty check for your boat you will need a Marine white fire extinguisher mounted ,current flares & gun , first aid kit , they will check properly working order horn.lights. billige pump. You will also need a distressed flag. Distress mirror. Flash light . Current life jacket for each person. Encouraged to have a boating safty course but not a must have they can also help with local course. Most of the auxiliary cost guard in my area are retired and volunteer time. Of course I grease them a little bit if you know what I mean Starbucks gift card lol but not necessary either
  5. This makes sense to me. I no what this guy is doing today change the direction of the bilage blower to suck out the air not pull it in like it's doing now thanks for the info guys some times common sense is not so common
  6. wijeff

    Suprise !! 6 new guests found dead .

    I have comerical bate boxes = decon out side my shop the first few months the bate was going like hot cakes than slowly stoped now not so much. The bate lasts months . I never had seen any mice but I no they are out there my fire wood pile is filled with mouse dropping. They sell them at Menards on line cost under $20.
  7. wijeff

    Magma grill....Calling all grill experts.

    If you contact Magma they have other lp jets you can repace them so the grill can cook from factory high burn to a nice low/med burn very easy fix. If you need any help I am here . Just saying
  8. Welcome to Racine, Wisconsin Summer can't be here soon enough woohoo
  9. wijeff

    Jump Starter

    Amazon has very good feedback on these units and fair price comes in a few different sizes
  10. wijeff

    lake of Ozarks boat show

    I Was traveling to texas the past week end and stop at the boat show called lake of the ozarks boat show . I thought it would have been completely different . I was thinking it would be a bunch of go fast boats and everything that goes with them aftermarket parts ect. More realtor and resorts than anything sorry to say not impressed . I still keep looking at any boat show all over portland oregon was cool to go to very different from what are boat shows are in wisconsin.
  11. Check out great lakes skipper out of Racne Wisconsin they have a online store and do ship. All kinds of older new stock Idems . Greatlakesskipper.com
  12. Check out great lakes skipper out of Racne Wisconsin they have a online store and do ship. All kinds of older new stock Idems . Greatlakesskipper.com
  13. wijeff

    Volvo Penta

    He is suck before the boat is even in the water with that launch
  14. wijeff

    Trailer Tire Question

    I got a very good deal at sams club on the goodyear trailer tires just had to order them
  15. wijeff

    Marine Gas Grill

    I use first one was a weber baby q till I got a deal on magma off craigs list
  16. wijeff

    2005 255 SSI Gas Cap

    Kendo Marine Corporation . Greatlakeskipper.com 414 421-4370 located in Frankland, Wisconsin selling old dealer & MFG over stock they buy out new and used. I just called the whole neck and cap starting at 20 and up depends on your applaction . Just off the interstate 94 & HWY 100 or Ryan Road boaters dream on a rainy day all kinds of odds & ends my go to place.
  17. wijeff

    So, who air foils*hydrofoils*air chairs?

    Post some pic of chair always liked watching the guys who knew how to ride them it is a skill not for everyone
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    Cabin Hatch Caulking

    Never even thought about it but that could have turned out to be very bad if not found . How did you find this leak . I would think the water would run under the padding on the ceiling of the cabin and go undetected. I asked because we had the same problem happen to a camper roof opening. We didn't know that it leaked till it was to late roof was rotting wood. It was hidden from the view because cealing was a fancy Carpeting went undetected for who knows how long. We junked camper after multiple repairs.
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    Tip: Volvo Duo-Prop Rubber Ring for Drain Plug

    Very good find. thanks for keeping are waters clean. Sorry you had to go through the BS thanks again .
  20. wijeff

    Chaparral owners rally?

    I am trying to set up a group in the Midwest section I have a post started Seems no one wants to be the start up person. I look at it as you can never have enough friends who also like boating. I am always Looking to try new lakes. I really want to do Tennessee boating just don't know good or bad areas and to travel 10 hrs and wing things. We have a 235 cuddy and can sleep onboard at times.
  21. wijeff

    Garage Door Height

    Just an idea ! Ask the dealer if trailer bunks can be adjusted to lower boat ride hight on trailer . You never know unless you ask .
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    Removing Duo props for oil change

    I have seen the special duo prop scocket made out of a few different things. Chain link fence post, Pipe of different types, and now a stainless rod holder. All aer nice idea if it works and saves your beer funds. It is simple to make only if you take your time . Find the right pipe, remove outside prop, mate pipe up flush to inner prop nut. Use a sharpie and mark layout of where you need cut pipe to fit special nut. Use a drumal to cut out your marks . You can use a pipe wrench with your new tool or fit a tight scocket inside pipe and tack weld together. Goodluck
  23. wijeff

    How many of us get obvious scam calls / crooks.

    Tom mabe revenge on a tela marketer it's full of ideas and funny each time I listen to it .
  24. Hello I want to check my lower unit with low psi 5 max . I need to make one first . I would like to see what others use or have made up thanks
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    How many of us get obvious scam calls / crooks.

    Lately Amazon is calling to update records SCAM to get your information . Now I try to get a date with the caller man or woman it really flips the conversation around when you do it with tact it takes the caller a bit to see what you are doing then ! We giggle like little girls after trying to drag the call on once they figure out what you are doing with them