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About SCFD rtrd.

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    Retired Fire Dept.
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    Fishing and Building stuff
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    Maitland / Englewood, Fl.
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    Steve Hiers

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  1. SCFD rtrd.

    Loose console

    Seems to me that the raised part attached to the floor is just fiberglass. I would be concerned that screws would eventually wallow out and you will be in the same situation. What if you put some backing underneath the fiberglass lip. You could use 1" square aluminum tubing and then thru bolt. It would be more work, but you would never have a bolt back out or wallow out.
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    2005 22t front pitch well loosing prime

    Can you send a pic of the bilge and how the strainers and pumps are oriented? If the shutoff valve, strainer and pump are oriented vertical, it's possible that the pump is too far above the water line to get and keep a prime. Additionally, the pump has to push the water a long way to the front pitch-well. I had the same problem with both live-wells when I bought my boat. I started by adding a 90 degree elbow to the stem coming from the pick-up. This oriented everything else in a horizontal position instead of vertical. So, the shutoff, strainer and pump are below the water line. Never had a problem after that.
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    How did you get the lugs on? Do they press in and out?
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    Automatic vs non automatic bailer

    That's funny!! I have read about sunken vessels before. Most sink at the dock and the cause is faulty bilge pumps. That's why I have two independent bilge pumps in my boat. They are on separate switches, batteries, wiring and discharge hoses.
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    another battery question

    Some chargers are designed that way. If the leads are labeled #1 and #2, usually #1 is designed for the starting battery and will put out more charging amps. The last two chargers I've installed were designed that way and stated so in the manual.
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    WTB ??? What's going on ?

    Well, if all this is not bad enough, I went to Sam's to buy group 31 Duracell batteries for my trolling motor. They ain't got none!!!!! Guy said when the virus hit, everybody started buying boat batteries and working on their boats.
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    Loose console

    I'm not familiar with that model. Is there an inspection plate in the floor of the console? It so, you should be able to see how the console is attached to the floor.
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    Why you wear a kill switch

    And, who has two cameras in their boat?
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    Fire Extinguisher Mounting

    Have you thought about mounting the extinguisher to your cooler? Maybe horizontal on the front of the cooler. The finish on your leaning post looks really good, so I would be worried about corrosion from dissimilar metals (aluminum / stainless) and potential pealing of the powder coating.
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    Loose console

    Does your console sit on the floor or does it sit on a toe-kick ( like a kitchen cabinet )?
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    Why you wear a kill switch

    Yep, you can look at his face and tell that he knows that he messed-up. I've seen several people hit with props in my career and it ain't pretty.
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    WTB ??? What's going on ?

    Yes, it has gone crazy on the water. Being on the water is one of the few things people can do and be relatively safe from the virus. But, most of the people I encounter should not even be on the water. They have no idea about channel markers, sand bars, oyster bars, no wake zones, dive flags, and the rules of being on the water. We can only hope that the virus goes away so these knuckle heads can go back to whatever they use to do for entertainment.
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    Automatic vs non automatic bailer

    I have two Sahara automatic bilge pumps in my boat since 2013. 7 years, no problem with either pumps.
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    Something pooping on my boat!

    Could be Cuban Tree Frogs. We have them in Orlando and the West Coast of Fl. They can climb on most anything and they crap everywhere. Their deposits look very similar the your pics.
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    Livewell shutoff valve replacement

    Only 20 years, no problem!!! The answer is yes, all the components do separate. First, remove the pump, then strainer, then spray some liquid wrench inside the shutoff toward the threads where the shutoff and thru hull are connected and spray the outside. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of days. Then you need a pipe wrench and an end-wrench to separate the thru-hull pipe and the broken shutoff. When you reassemble, clean the thru-hull pipe with mineral spirits or acetone, then apply "Life Caulk" to the threads and connect the new shutoff. The caulking will allow you to assemble the parts in any orientation so you can reach the shutoff, strainer or pump. You don't have to over tighten the components, the caulk will provide a good seal. I would replace the strainer because the part that goes bad is the stainless steel mesh screen.
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