CTays

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About CTays

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    Commodore
  • Birthday 05/10/1966

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Dale Hollow Tennessee
  • Interests Anything on the water and music

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  1. What do you do?

    Started in Engineering as Product Development Supervisor for Flowserve a major petro, chemical and pharmaceutical valve and automation manufacture. Moved to Quality 10 years ago as Quality Engineer/Product Specialist. First job was at Bills Pier boat dock on Watts Bar Lake in Spring City Tennessee. Ran my own business for several years designing houses and commercial buildings. If I can make it to 59 1/2 I will be boating full time and retired. I am turning 51 in May.
  2. Hazy/Foggy windshield

    This is where you have to be careful. Do not spray on the wind shield. You spray lightly on the soft rag. Do not touch the wind shield with you bare hands while chemical is on it. 3 years and going on my cleaning. You just have to be very careful. Do not over apply or leave for too long. Check the make up on a lot of the (high quality restorers) before you buy. You may be surprised at the chemicals. This was not about cost. It was a method I had seen used many times with success. I have not had much success with the restore kits. Try on a piece of plexi-glass or similar material and let set a while before you try on a windshield as a test.
  3. I don't remember where I bought it. There is no brand on it. I originally got it for working around telescopes at night.
  4. Hazy/Foggy windshield

    I use insect repellant such as Off. Spray it on a soft rag like a t-shirt and rub the wind shield or head light cover like you were waxing. You will be surprised at how well it cleans the oxidation.
  5. A red light is best to use at night. it will not affect night vision. I use a red hand held spot light. It helps you as well as other boaters.
  6. By the way the real speed trick is to keep the pontoons clean. You can loose 5 to 10 mph with just a film of algae on them.
  7. Have the Yamaha 4 stroke 90hp on the 22SSLX and get around 27 fully loaded. 3 adults and 1 185# teenager in the tube with full tank of gas and load I still get about 24. I have 15 pitch prop. Worth the upgrade. The boat I traded for the new one had a 70hp Yamaha 4 stroke and there was quite a bit of difference in just that much more horsepower.
  8. Have the double lounger with the changing room underneath the lower section. It is almost always occupied by someone. It was actually what drew us to the boat. If I ever replace or upgrade I will have the lounge or loungers.
  9. Anchor Winch

    Minnkota Deckhand 40.I love mine. You can add remote switch to work from console or use switch on the anchor. You can use several different types of anchors. Front section will flip up. I tie my boat off so the front of boat is always away from the dock or other boat. Know a lot of others who use and like very much. I have had a couple other brands on other boats but nothing with as good a quality.
  10. New pontoon owner-towing tubes

    Make sure you have a good tow rope. The ropes with the bungee section are my favorite also. A nylon rope snapping under tow can cause quite the welt on the side of the face if it snaps back and hits you.
  11. Sunset....

    Afternoon and night cruising is the best.
  12. Avast the scurvy swabs...

    I guess I look innocent. I am 50 and been on the lake all my life. Owned and operated everything from ski boats to house boats. I have never been boarded and have always been on heavily patrolled lakes. I am glad they are out there patrolling and keeping us safe. We have a lot of people on the lake that are very careless and do not know the laws of the water.
  13. How old are you, and still ski?

    Still ski and knee board at 50. I only slalom. If I use 2 skis my knees tend to hurt a little longer. I have not tried barefoot since about 35 and think I will keep it that way. I enjoy the knee board the most. Never tried wake boarding it just looks like too much work and not enough relaxing enjoyment. Go for because when you quit being active your body will join you and quit too.
  14. scratches on toons

    Get a motor cover if you don't have one. The sun will make the motor look old quick.
  15. First tank of fuel gone!

    Already on my third tank this year. Mother nature is working with me so far this year.