royal4

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  1. Sound upgrades 22ssrx

    I bumped up my stock speakers to Polks and the stereo to the "mega bass" one in the following linked thread and it's prettydecent..next step would be sub-woofer and amps but I don't feel like going there, at least not yet.
  2. Radio Memory

    I don't think that 9Vbattery will last very long.... I thought about doing it that way but after looking at power draws it didn't seem practical for other than very short time periods (hours) not days.... I didn't research in depth so I could be wrong.
  3. Atlas Rocket Launch

    Always wanted to go... purposely scheduled a tripto Fla with that in mind (shuttle launch) during a Disney trip -- Stayed at Cocoa Beach, got the wife and kids up at 2am the first night... waited...got scrubbed Got everyone up 2am the secondnight ... waited....got scrubbed again They told me I'm on my own if I go the 3rd night.... so we left and went to Disney and low and behold it rocketed off right on time so I saw it from a long distance... I really wish I would have went to see a Saturn V during the Apollo lunar missions. That was a rocket!!!
  4. First Dent Hurts..

    Water temp 78 and air temp 85 -- I don't think you were in Saratoga Lake NY in Oct with those temps Dang on the dent.... I got a big one on my port side fence this summer... oh well...it still floats....life goes on.....
  5. Update: I bought a double sided flush muff (water to both sides) during the summer and just did my annual lower unit/engine oil change. It worked,water came out telltale (peehole), like it should so for me the water to one sidemuff didn't work but the water to both sidesmuff did work.
  6. Winter Storage - What would you do?

    I wish, I'm in a lot on a trailer about 8 miles from the house. No electric, batteries won't work/last, and I don't think a "gas" heater is a good idea under the cover. hmmm.....any solar ideas? I usesolarto keep my batteries in tip top shape during the winter.
  7. Winter Storage - What would you do?

    NC here too.... last year we had an inch or soof slush/ice. I went to the boat and it took an hour or so getting it all off the cover.That's the only thing that scares me is if we do get a few inches of snow how will the cover handle it.
  8. Bimini knobs are plastic junk

    lock nuts... greatidea.... boom!! learned two things on one thread
  9. Bimini knobs are plastic junk

    Thanks for the idea.... I had one split and just got another one from the dealer under warranty but I like your idea next time it happens which I think will be soon.
  10. Do you fog? Why or why not?

    Don't fog -- just go out once a month for about anhour or sofrom about Nov to April.
  11. G series recliner question

    Hi, I had posted this to the end of another thread on captains chairs but got no response... maybe this will get seen by more folks. re: G series recliners Both of my captains chairs don't seem to be working correctly. I loosened the locking shaft and pulled the seatsoff. There is black round insert that goes into the post.It has 3 slots in it that I think should line up with the 3 slots in the postwhere the paddle locks itself in place when you swivel and hit aslot. My insert moves and to me I would think they shouldn't move at all. When itmoves the insert slots mis-align with the post slots and thenthe swivel doesn't lock in place anymore. Am I on to something here? I guess another winter time dealer warranty item/question. Since mylocal dealer 20 minutes away closed and now I have to drive an hour to their other location I'm just seeing if I can avoid that trip.One other item... on the poststhe slots for the passenger chair are port,bow,starboard and on the captains chair they are bow,port,stern. ???? Has anyone else pulled their chairs to see how they work and can add to this? thanks, Royal ps: I've been searching for the captains chairinstall manual to maybe give me a hint but no luck finding it so far.
  12. Captain's Chair

    Another captain chair question: Both of my captains chairs don't seem to be working correctly. I loosened the locking shaft and pulled the seats off. There is black round insert that goes into the mount, it has 3 slots in it that I think should line up with the 3 slots in the tube where the paddle locks itself in place when you swivel and hit the slot. My insert moves and to me I would think they shouldn't move at all? When itmoves the slots mis-align and thenthe swivel doesn't lock in place anymore. Am I on to something here... I guess another winter time dealer warranty item... a shame since my local dealer 20 minutes away closed and now I have to drive an hour to their other location. One other item... on the poles the slots for the passenger chair are port,bow,starboard and on the captains chair they are bow,port,stern. ???? Add: I've been searching for the captains chairinstall manual to maybe give me a hint but no luck finding it so far.
  13. Dent insurance question

    I rafted up with 3 large bumpers butit was pretty choppy andafter getting out of the waterI noticed a large dent right behind the a sideport door... pushed in pretty badly and a crease up by the rail... makes me sick but that's life,stuff happens. I have a 1k deductible so it'll cost me some but to me it looks like the entire panel from stern to the door will need to be replace and maybe the rail. I'm going to try and see if I can make any progress in getting it back in place tomorrow. My question,will insurance cover this? Lessonslearned: Don't raft up in choppy water and **ALWAYS** double check bumper placement when you ask someone else to put them in place. ** failed my captain duties
  14. Perseid Meteor Shower starts tonight

    yup, spent all night in asecluded section of the lake last year...supposed to be even better this year. Anchor it, lay down and look up...even turned the anchor light off temporarilyfor a bit until I heard another engine which was only once or twice all night. Only part that wasn't fun was being covered in dew come morning.
  15. Welcome aboard Mr Weber....

    yup... stays on board all the time.. even underway.... basically it's a 15x201/2" cutting board with screws into the legs of the grill -- attached to a magna grill pedestalthat I cut down to ~18" -- I didn't like it at 27-30" -- That was way tootall. I did have to mount some aluminum angle bracket under the cutting board to give it a little more stiffness.