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  1. sburke91

    What does this 40 amp thermal circuit breaker do?

    That doesn't look like an auto reset. It looks like the kind where the lever flips out of the bottom when the breaker pops: https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/14/32/Circuit_Breakers/285-Series
  2. sburke91

    What does this 40 amp thermal circuit breaker do?

    That's probably your main breaker for the 'house' loads, or for a single large load (something like a windlass, if you have one).
  3. If the 24 doesn't have a bow thruster, yes.
  4. sburke91

    Bottom Paint Questions

    I think the big question is, why is speed very important to you? If speed is that important, you probably should have made another boat choice. A 19' H20's a great boot, but it's not what one would consider a speedy boat.
  5. Another key consideration is which platform has more available service in your area. Some areas have more shops that service Mercury than V-P, and if you happen to be in one of those areas and don't do all/most of your own work, you should include that in your decision process.
  6. sburke91

    Safer weed killers to use ??

    Not sure about where you are, but it's so wet here, there's not a chance of anything catching on fire in the yard right now.
  7. sburke91

    Safer weed killers to use ??

    A weed torch might be an option for you too. There are a bunch of different models, some that use a small take, others that require dragging a 20 lb propane tank around: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=weed+killing+torch&hvadid=213939597332&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9014870&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=13331890681804306554&hvtargid=kwd-322790272771&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_9rr51x6ggo_e
  8. sburke91

    Time To Launch?

    It's 42 here right now, but as soon as the roads dry off today I'm splashing ours. It's not spectacular boating weather yet, but there's an odd day here and there that it'd be nice to take advantage of.
  9. There are either factory or aftermarket shop manuals available for most engine/drive combos. What engine/drive does it have?
  10. sburke91

    Did you drain or use a light bulb this winter ?

    Even though ours spends its winter in a heated garage, at around 55 degrees, I always drain completely, just in case there'd ever be an extended power outage.
  11. sburke91

    It is official.

    Same here w/ the ice. I could launch, but can't find an icebreaker attachment for the 225.
  12. sburke91

    It is official.

    Got my dock lease paperwork just last week and can put the boat at the dock as early as April 1. That said, it was a whopping 8 degrees (F) this morning, so mother nature has a long way to go in a month.
  13. sburke91

    Marine Battery Sale

    I've run a pair of West Marine Dual Purpose AGM's for 2 seasons now--have a Group 24 used predominantly for starting and a 27 on the hook. No problems at all with either, including the Group 27 running a small dual power Dometic fridge when on the hook. When at the dock or in the garage they're on a ProMariner ProTournament charger just about continuously.
  14. sburke91

    Just ordered my first drone

    For small, uncontrolled airports (assuming they even answer), it's usually enough to speak with them and let them know you'll be flying periodically in the area, and that you'll be under 400 feet. The "sUAV Rules and Regulations" forum on mavicpilots.com is a great resource for airport notification, both from knowledgeable people, and real-world experience with various airports and heliports.
  15. sburke91

    Just ordered my first drone

    DJI does have geofencing for the true restricted zones, but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of small airports in the FAA database that technically you need to notify (or make an attempt to notify) the operator that you'll be flying a drone within 5 miles of them. I have two that overlap my house, but got either a fast busy or a disconnect message when I tried to call the contact numbers on the FAA site. That constituted a 'best effort to notify', so now I just fly from the house.