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Kwood92

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  1. Weather is bi polar here. It's 60 today and of course Saturday Cold and possible snow. Sunday 46, Monday snowy mix. Glad i didn't put the boat in early this year. Hoping by late April to have a few weeks of warm weather before I put it in the water.
  2. This is the debate in my house now. The admiral is taking her time with this one. Family has property in the Northern neck.(white sands harbor) House looks over the beach and there is a lake about a mile away so it has the best of both worlds. I prefer the Delaware Beaches where we have several friends and the kids have lots of friends. I just hate the added HOA cost of most properties near the del beaches. The wife is thinking Lake house though.
  3. Is that an epoxy floor or polished concrete?
  4. Someone needs to come up with a boatfax .... Like Carfax that gives the history of boats like they do cars.
  5. I would be pissed! I wonder if the officer was suspended?
  6. Wingnut where is this from? This seems to give you advice on swimming safely Or "recreate" safely. It even says "wash thoroughly after swimming" but then says it's illegal? Which state or city has jurisdiction on the Potomac?
  7. They are investigating whether the ships systems were hacked. That would be scary. If they can hack the guidance system who is to say they couldn't hack the weapon systems as well. It's also noted that the USS John McCain was also involved in another incident earlier in the month where the ship sailed to close to some man made Chinese islands. On purpose is a interesting theory and is plausible. I don't know why the captain of a ship would risk his own ship, His life, the life of his crew or his career doing something like this on purpose. People do stupid things all the time though.
  8. +1 If we all had their healthcare plan we would be better off. The first thing they do when ever they come up with these healthcare plans is exclude themselves from the law. I can't stand congress everyone of them is a phony. I see all these texas guys who voted against sandy relief are now going to be asking for the same relief. Don't get me wrong I believe the people of Texas deserves the relief money just like the victims of sandy did. I sure wish there was some way to hold these $#@hats accountable for their actions though.
  9. Owners manuals are usually just sales brochures. better off looking for the drive manual or the engine manual.
  10. I was thinking the same thing about the 1/4 tank. i thought that was the norm for the forum though. I'm pretty sure there was a long thread on this with all different opinions. I need to look in the Racor Fuel filter system
  11. funny the guy who cleaned my tank out told me I don't need to use fuel stabilizers every time I fill up. Of course he didn't know how little I used the boat this year either.
  12. Cyclops yes the filter was a little dirty as well.
  13. Chap It was probably sitting for a month. however there could have been remnants from the little bit of gas i left in it over the winter break. I left less than a quarter of a tank in over the winter, Then filled it up in May and ran it for a couple of weeks then it sat all of June. I think next year i will clean the tank out in the spring before running the engine.
  14. Had a problem with the boat stalling out. After talking a ride with the mechanic He told me the carburetor was damaged due to bad gas or water in the tank. We then checked the gas in the carburetor and there was a lot of small debris and after setting for a few minutes the ethanol seemed to separate. I had to pay to clean out the gas tank and rebuild the carburetor. Just wondering how do you prevent this from happening and is this something that happens often? We are trying to figure out if water somehow got in the tank but that doesn't seem possible.
  15. My thought is to always avoid the accident then figure out the rules later. Owning both a sailboat and the chap. I always yield to the sailboat understanding the maneuverable differences. Of course most of the time i have the admiral yelling in my ear way before another boat even gets in range. "Do you see that boat!!!, OMG Do you see that crab pot"
  16. Did anyone get to see the Docking Contest over at Rock Hall. I saw a few chaps over in the Rock Hall Harbor area.
  17. Kwood92

    Hot water tank

    Just curious how much does everyone use the hot water on the boat? I took mine out this year as the tank was starting to rust through but I never really used the hot water that i recall. I guess if you stay the night away from a Marina you would use it or to clean up, or clean dishes after cooking. Never really used the stove either as we have a grill.
  18. The owners manuals usually don't have much information on parts. You will have to give some drive type and engine types and the guys on here have just about everything or a place you can look. Here is a link to the owners manual. http://forum.chaparralboats.com/ownersManuals/1993-1994.pdf
  19. I love being able to fire it up and go. (although there is always something to do) I would love the ability to switch between the bay and the Potomac sometimes but I don't have a truck and/or trailer or the added pain of dealing with a trailer. I would love to hang out with the Potomac chap crew but love the openness of the bay. Wish I could do both and maybe in a few years if I decided to buy a new model I'll get a truck and trailer to go with it.
  20. I love the green egg it does take some time to get it to the right temp though. I may switch to the pellet cooker in a few years. I wish there was a way to test one out.
  21. Birds, Ducks and Canadian Geese. They poop everywhere.
  22. I did happen to read his biography. He certainly wasn't rich and you are correct he wasn't poor either but he certainly came from middle class america.. When I say nothing i was referring to coming from a community organizer making 10K a year. vs a million dollar start up money from dear old dad. Again he proved to a generation of Americans that the American dream is still alive regardless of the many obstacles you may face. whether you like his politics or not he got there through hard work. Something most true conservatives would applaud if it was any other person.
  23. No comparison . One started with nothing, even had to break a racial barrier, with a Muslim name post 911 and catapulted all the way to a two term President. Proved to everyone the american dream is still possible if you work hard. The other, Well that is still under investigation hahahaha.
  24. Is there any benefit or drawback to a through hull transducer vs the transom mounted version?
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