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  1. JimSchuuz

    Can this vinyl be cleaned or not?

    Bleach does get rid of it. It also does kill the mold, but it won't restore the vinyl that the mold/mildew has already destroyed. I think that's what Wingnut meant. However, as others have said, any concentration of bleach will absolutely destroy the seam stitching (I can attest to this myself, unfortunately) so you have to be very careful with the application. DO NOT spray the entire seats down with it, be very careful to only hit the isolated spots. Yes, you need to let it sit for several minutes, maybe even until it dries and then add a little more before rinse and cleanup.
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    Dead speaker

    My experience with the wiring is that the wires are zip-tied to others inside the cable looms, so using the old wire as a pull string will not work. If you have a broken wire causing the drop in levels, most of the time you will hear the volume levels go in and out spontaneously. It's also usually at one end or the other instead of in the middle, so fixing it wouldn't require a new wire pulled. As someone else mentioned, I would guess the problem is with the amp - whether it's combined with the receiver together in a radio/amp, or if it's a separate device - and testing this should be simple: run a wire outside of the loom directly between the amp and speaker and see if the volume level is correct. If, in fact, it IS a bad wire, you should use a cable fish tape to either push or pull the new wiring inside the enclosed container. You don't need to go back inside the corrugated loom, just loosely tie the new wire back to the exterior of it.
  3. JimSchuuz

    Anyone have these?

    A "mussel" car is a boat. A "muscle" car would be a 'Stang, etc.
  4. JimSchuuz

    Anyone have these?

    When my wife and son were learning to dock, they could easily find a spot where there was no dock bumper and point the bow right at it. Therefore, I would want the entire dock lined with them. It's not much different than having several fenders up and down the side of the boat.
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    Here we go again! Boat off trailer!

    The impact knocked the Bimini top into its full-open position too! Check out the pictures before the tow truck got there.
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    I have to admit that I laughed at the last line. You have a legitimate complaint, but I don't think you have the proper forum in which you've aired your grievances. If you complain in an owner's forum but you didn't buy the boat, it's the wrong place to state your case. If you DID buy the boat, then expect people to criticize you for buying without knowing its features. It's just like Pelosi saying "you have to buy the boat before you can know what's in it." Yes, if I went boat shopping and saw some models that omitted some features that I thought were important, I would walk away shaking my head in disbelief. But, unless I was trying to "troll" other owners online, I wouldn't do it in their own forum. If I did, I would expect some backlash.
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    The Lighting Thread

    Up in Michigan, you can't go to bed at 8:00 unless you're wearing a blindfold because it's still too bright everywhere. Further south in SC and FL, the mosquitoes are too horrendous to try and hit the sack at that time on the water unless you have a blue bug light running, so I presume the lights wouldn't bother me too much. (Not that I have a cabin or berth anyway.) Music and partying, on the other hand, should follow the same restrictions as on land - to each his own if you aren't bothering anyone, but be respectful if you're in a neighborhood/dock setting.
  8. JimSchuuz

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    Thanks @Wingnut for the advice, I'd hate to burn out some bearings or cause even more damage because the shaft is also bent. Thanks to everyone else for their advice also, y'all are good people!
  9. JimSchuuz

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    It was the local prop shop who was trying to sell me a single 28 P in the first place, and they're the only one in my general area so I'm not going to use them for much of anything at this point. I mentioned this thread to my service shop this morning and they tried to distance themselves from the prop shop a bit, or at least from the one guy who tried to sell me the prop.
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    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    Oh, and my WOT was ~5100 RPM previously on the 26 P's. I suspected that mixing pitches was likely a bad idea, but I just wanted to make sure. This is my first experience with a Bravo 3, or anything with counter-rotating props for that matter.
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    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    I ordered a matched set from eBay because I can't really afford a new set after the repairs to the trailer, etc.* Someone rear-ended me while in transit, and he somehow managed to convince the cop that the distance between the trailer lights and the end of the props/outboard was too great, so I was deemed to be at fault. No difference between mine and @brick's in his photo above, but here in SC it's all up to whatever idiot responds first to write up the accident report. I did intend on sending it to the shop to have it checked out, but they already told me there was no way it would get looked at until late September at the earliest, so I plan on breaking it down and checking it myself first if I get some spare time. I already know I need the prop(s) anyway, so there was no reason to put off that purchase. etc.* - I just had an anniversary and spent over $2,000 for some diamond earrings for my wife before the accident, so that didn't help the financial situation.
  12. JimSchuuz

    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    thanks, I appreciate it!
  13. JimSchuuz

    2017 H2O hunting while at low speed

    I noticed that too, today.
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    Bravo 3, replace 26P with 28P prop?

    Thanks, I appreciate the response. But, is it to changing the pitch on just one prop, or is it to changing out both props to 28P? Absent anyone else making a REALLY good case, I'll trust your judgment on this because you sound as if you have experience with it.
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    Please, tell me how exactly they're supposed to respond to the questions "why didn't you put in a glove box?" or "why didn't you make storage to fit MY fishing poles?" What answer would be acceptable to you? You can call us Chaparral employees all you like, but we aren't. However, it sounds more like you're a Bayliner employee... are you? Be honest.