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by Tom H
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Wow, quite the lady.
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Wow, quite the lady.

In case you think you're old? Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days. It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her life: • Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875, • When the Eiffel Tower was built, ...
by Tom H
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Regular Person
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: Regular Person

Maybe I should have posted this under Dock Talk instead of The Lighter Side. "lighten up", "making you afraid", "just looking for some peace". Really? Maybe just a little patronizing? :shock: I don't know if you follow any of the news networks but when you get past the ...
by Tom H
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Circut Breakers

Had same problem on my '76. I would not trip the pedestal breaker if I kept certain onboard breakers in the off position. Very inconvenient. Turned out the problem was loose connections on my ground bar. Had large number of stacked wires so replaced existing ground bar and added another. Cleaned con...
by Tom H
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Food for thought

Interesting statistics. This jives with the research of Prof. Lott at the University of Chicago, who is a noted expert on gun laws and stats. Here are some facts. There are 30,000 gun related death s per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June...
by Tom H
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: More humor for the "older" crowd
Replies: 2
Views: 254

More humor for the "older" crowd

Dorothy and Edna, two "senior" widows, are talking at the local coffee shop. Dorothy: "That nice Henry asked me out for a date . . . I know that you went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him before I give him my answer." Edna: "Well . . . I'll tell...
by Tom H
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: For the "older" crowd
Replies: 0
Views: 332

For the "older" crowd

Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older · #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. · #8 Life is sexually transmitted. · #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. · #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky-panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you ...
by Tom H
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder

Thanks for the suggestions. My yard has a pretty good fabricator. Have used him before and was well satisfied. Was hoping to find a replacement ladder thinking it would be less expensive and faster. But then again, what's the hurry. :shock:
by Tom H
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder

Two weeks ago while on a mooring a sailboat caught my ladder with its bow anchor. The ladder was damaged with the bottom rung ripped of and the frame and base bent (see picture). I have searched the internet as well as OYA at Dickerson Creek, Mr. Shannahan the GB guru, to no avail. My choices are re...
by Tom H
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Involuntary Muscle Contraction
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Involuntary Muscle Contraction

A must remember joke.
by Tom H
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: John Deere AMMarine 404 Thermostat part question
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: John Deere AMMarine 404 Thermostat part question

Saltspray gave a NAPA thermostat part number that I have purchased and used on my 404 AMMarines, it is NAPA STAT 358. They come at various temperature settings, the 180 degree one is a suitable replacement. Grand Banks marinized the Deere 6404 tractor block and designated it an Ammarine 404 engine. ...
by Tom H
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Regular Person
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Regular Person

I WAS A REGULAR PERSON I used to think I was just a regular person, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist & responsible for slavery I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan & support myself. I...
by Tom H
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

Rod the "rubber" tubes, note the different size opening on each end, connect the high pressure fuel delivery rail to each of the fuel injectors. They are secured with a spring clamp on each end. This is how my '76 Ammarine 6404Ds are set up. (See picture showing three of the six injectors)
by Tom H
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Boat Insurance

Have been insured with BoatUS since I bought Schatzi in 2003. She is of 1976 vintage so not everyone is interested in providing coverage. In the years I have owned Schatzi I have never had a claim and I thought my rates were fair due to the credit for no claims that BoatUS provided. Then things chan...
by Tom H
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: American Marine News
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: American Marine News

When GB was still active in supporting existing owners they had a download site for American Marine News issues. I downloaded all available AMN articles as PDF files and have them on my hard drive. I have 83 of them and if you would like any please let me know and I will be happy to send.
by Tom H
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

I agree with the leak being on the pressurized side of the system. I would check all the rubber connectors on the fuel injection line. The rubber dries out, clamps vibrate loose, etc. and the fuel will run down the side of the engine and can be hard to spot. Take a clean Kleenex and lightly wipe alo...