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JimN
JimN
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  • JimN
    replied to Trailer bunk lubricant
    I would like to find out how often this boat was cleaned/polished/waxed in the areas where the hull slides and rests on the bunks, as well as how high the bunks are WRT water level and whether the bunks were always wet when loading the boat. If the gelcoat was barely waxed, water WILL enter....
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  • JimN
    replied to Strongest cleaner for white hull
    Remember- you're removing gelcoat and it's not an extremely thick coating, so you can eventually reach the fiberglass if you use coarse sandpaper. Best to remove the crust with chemicals, then start at 600 grit unless it has deep gouges, which need their own type of care.

    It's a brutal...
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  • JimN
    replied to What Gas do you use?
    Well, that's the thing- if an injected engine knocks, the ECM pulls back the timing to whatever extent is needed and that limits performance.

    There's a whole lot of small engines that are injected, too- lawn mowers, snowblowers (we can explain those to you guys who never see snow, if...
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  • JimN
    replied to What Gas do you use?
    Lower octane burns faster, which can cause detonation (knock or pinging) in hot, dry air and hard acceleration/load. If it calls for 89, it's better to go high than low....
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  • JimN
    replied to What Gas do you use?
    Why 91, unless they call for it? Do they sit for long periods? What does your truck actually need?...
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