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  • The Dock Side Lounge

    I thought that I'd start a thread where everyone can go to just shoot the breeze, say hi, or have a imaginary beverage with each other. We have a similar thread on a Hunting Forum that I frequent and it goes over pretty good. All subjects are welcome, just remember to keep it civil with fellow members and enjoy.
    Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
    1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
    2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
    Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
    17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

  • #2
    I guess I'll start off.... I changed the batteries in my boat yesterday. I also straightened out the birds nest of wires that were in the battery area. Been wanting to do that since I purchased the boat. It's amazing the weather change. Yesterday it was 70 degrees and this morning when my wife and I left for church it was 34 degrees. We had a real good thunderstorm go thru yesterday around 4;00pm and it chased all the warm weather out.
    Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
    1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
    2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
    Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
    17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

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    • #3
      I will make a separate forum if you think it would be a good thing. I always thought the general conversation was for this. See the ONE RULE at top of page.
      Jerry
      1988 26' cuddy
      1975 20' open
      31 Grand Slam
      16' Sandpiper
      14' Certified Fiberglass

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      • #4
        Jerry, I don't think it needs it's own forum. I placed it in the General Conversation forum. With it as a thread of it's own members don't have to start a new thread just to BS.... The thread on the hunting forum that I frequent has literally thousands of posts in it. There are some members that post there almost constantly as it is a place where you aren't hijacking someone elses thread. Almost everything under the sun is posted there but if you have a specific item to address you use the other forums in their appropriate sections.

        Also, I knew you had your "ONE RULE".........I was just re-voicing what you already had.
        Last edited by cw.abeljr; 02-26-2017, 01:35 PM.
        Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
        1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
        2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
        Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
        17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

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        • #5
          Is that the same one rule that's talked about in the movie City Slickers? Ahh, maybe not.
          Atlantic City, NJ
          1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cw.abeljr View Post
            I guess I'll start off.... I changed the batteries in my boat yesterday. I also straightened out the birds nest of wires that were in the battery area. Been wanting to do that since I purchased the boat. It's amazing the weather change. Yesterday it was 70 degrees and this morning when my wife and I left for church it was 34 degrees. We had a real good thunderstorm go thru yesterday around 4;00pm and it chased all the warm weather out.
            I like the lounge idea...many times I would just say "hi" or mention something neat about the day but it's not worth a new thread.
            We have been elbow deep into the 26 H/T with Radioman posting most of his questions as they come up. I have been taking pictures of progress with plan on starting a general renovation thread as I get a bit farther into it.
            Tanks are both out, new ones are here but won't be installed until I get their boxes painted...Weather Thursday and Friday helped give us a head start on some things.
            I spent well over an hour BS'ing with Richard at Action Manufacturing for the tanks, great fellow and awesome source of information!
            Karen
            Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
            1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
            1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
            3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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            • #7
              Yeah...the rehab...WOW...
              The more I dig into stuff, the more I shake my head and say to myself "why did they do this?"...
              Things I've found that I can't believe were done in a boat, much less a boat that's lived its life in salt water:
              Wirenuts...
              Speaker wire going to nav lights...
              Telephone company style crimp connectors on bilge pump switch wire...
              3/4" hose pushed over the collar of a 1/2" barb then hose clamped...
              Mono fishing line used in place of zip cable ties to tie up harnesses..
              Iron pipe nipples threaded into seacocks...
              Windlass power wire and transducer wire laid into the groove between deck panels and filled in with RTV silicone to keep it in place (from the dash to the engine well)...

              I'm done venting now - LOL!
              1986 26' HT w/5.7 PCM 330HP RWC

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              • #8
                How bout I make it a sticky? This would be a good place for the political comments and all venting.
                1988 26' cuddy
                1975 20' open
                31 Grand Slam
                16' Sandpiper
                14' Certified Fiberglass

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                • #9
                  Jerry, you can do with it what you want. The hunting club forum just left it as a working thread but if you want to make it a sticky that is fine. I was over on that forum a while ago and took notice of the amount of posts......well over 13,000 on our lounge thread . It's a good place to VENT as Radioman did, say hi or whatever..... When we get a bunch of members online at the same time over the hunting forum we can actually get a running conversation going on....I'm ready for beer, I'm buying, anyone care to join me????
                  Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
                  1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
                  2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
                  Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
                  17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

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                  • #10
                    I'm in..............
                    1980 pilot house 351
                    1988 260 predator 351

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                    • #11
                      Sure, but none of that "lite" stuff...only real beer!
                      1986 26' HT w/5.7 PCM 330HP RWC

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by My My Hey Hey View Post
                        I'm in..............
                        You got it, bartender, give Steve a beer and also radioman.
                        Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
                        1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
                        2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
                        Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
                        17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

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                        • #13
                          Got up at 4 o'clock in the morning yesterday and drove the Goochland with my oldest son. Cooked breakfast outside for a couple dozen people. Fresh sausage, bacon, shad roe, eggs and hoecakes as the sun was rising. Then we began to reassemble a antique sawmill. I brought home the nineteen-forties CASE power unit to the house. Got the engine broke free and I plan to get it running in the next few weeks so I can take it back to Goochland to power that sawmill. Now I'm home drinking a beer watching Death Rides a Horse.
                          1980 pilot house 351
                          1988 260 predator 351

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like a great time and food.....Not sure where Goochland is though.
                            Clyde, Pasadena, Maryland
                            1985 Shamrock (ROCK SOLID)26 Cuddy Cabin
                            2000 Yanmar 4LHDA-STE 230 HP....
                            Hurth HSW 630 A1 1.6 1.58 Trolling Valve
                            17X17 4 bladed Prop with Light Cup

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                            • #15
                              West of Richmond.
                              1980 pilot house 351
                              1988 260 predator 351

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