DrewR

Members
  • Content Count

    1,080
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

24 Suckup

About DrewR

  • Rank
    Super Anarchist

Profile Information

  • Location
    Buzzards Bay, MA
  • Interests
    Boats, Porsche, The World, beer, more beer...

Recent Profile Visitors

6,679 profile views
  1. DrewR

    Rebuild, replace, repower

    I don't think so and as long as they are readily available on eBay for reasonable money, I'll just swap it out. Besides, after I'm done swearing at it and banging on it to get it out I just want to throw the thing as far as I can anyway...
  2. DrewR

    Rebuild, replace, repower

    Take a look at a Yanmar 3GM exhaust elbow I had on my boat. Couldn't run past 2500 rpm or so without 'rolling coal'. I bought the stainless one from eBay, like the one above. Yep, they need to be changed out regularly. I cut it apart just for fun and we have a good machine shop at work.
  3. DrewR

    Dubarry Ultimate Boots Beware !

    Dubarry says my model can't be resoled. Bummer...
  4. DrewR

    new prop

    Max Prop. Best customer service I've ever experienced. Great reverse. Love mine...
  5. DrewR

    Dubarry Ultimate Boots Beware !

    That's odd. The Dubarrry rep at the NPT boat show last year gave me 50% off the boat show price on the spot when I complained about my old ones falling apart. Can the old ones be re-soled tho? Love to have a spare...
  6. DrewR

    thank you youtube

    Fixed my dishwasher Sun. morning from a YouTube video of the exact model. Clogged inlet at the intake valve. I woulda figgered it out but it sure was cool someone took the time to video it for idiots, step 1, step 2, etc...
  7. DrewR

    Stainless Wire Railings

    Suncor has plenty of turnbuckles. I have nothing to do with the Co., just a satisfied customer. And their entry way to the front door is **very** cool. Their railings looked awesome. When I did my lifelines I f'd up one of the inserts and dropped another overboard. Called them and they gave me the whole end caps with the inserts I needed under "warranty". That's good Customer Service, IMHO.
  8. DrewR

    Stainless Wire Railings

    I did my lifelines from Suncor Stainless using their DIY kit. Very good product. The stairs leading up to their building had some impressive railings made from their products. They have a Norseman like fitting that works great. And a bunch of other stuff you may need. They are in Plymouth so you can go see it yourself and pick your stuff up there, I did. Weren't too expensive either. Boltcutters, 2 wrenches and your spool of wire and you'll be good.
  9. DrewR

    Pukers United – For those that have

    Really? Interesting. I've given it out many times. I;ve never had anyone have anything near that reaction.
  10. DrewR

    Nine foot draft in New England?

    The dock in Marion? Doubtful at anything less than high tide. I sometimes race out of there. Red Brook? I live there. Even the north channel is dicey at time. Fine if you dont mind waiting and stay put at negative tides. But hey, whatever floats your boat. I'd rather have more, not less places to go. Tashmoo is awesome but off limits til they figure out the dredging and let people anchor again. See, I like anchoring out. 99% of the time I am on the hook. BB is ok for deep draft if you limit your cruising and are super careful. I guess I suck...
  11. DrewR

    Pukers United – For those that have

    I've never been seasick to the point of puking in thousands of offshore miles, but what I keep on board is a drug called Sturgeron. The advantage to it is it works after people get queasy. Seems to have few side affects, at least from the people I've given it to. I travel abroad and it's available over the counter in Europe. I have taken it once on a southern delivery in terrible weather on a Catamaran. The motion was weird to me, one hull rising and the other diving so I felt a bit queasy. I took one pill and felt fine. I know it's available in Germany and Bermuda. I didn't look for it in Canada. I'd give it a try if you can get it, it;s worked wonders on very sick crew in a few situations.
  12. DrewR

    Nine foot draft in New England?

    As long as you time it right. There are plenty of awesome cruising destinations that are slowly silting in. You're luckier than me. I've bumped in Red Brook, Marion, Cuttyhunk, Tashmoo (after dredging), and a few other. It **does* limit your destinations. I've been in Buzzards for 15 yrs as well and my next ride will be shoal(er) draft. Try going inside Cuttyhunk and anchoring in the summer with deep draft. Good luck!
  13. DrewR

    Nine foot draft in New England?

    9' draft would **severely** limit your options in NE. My buddy who upgraded to a J120 said his only problem is the draft, 7'. He is very limited where he can go. Yes, you could get by but you'd be forever figuring out tides and where you could go. In my harbor there was for one season a Swan with a deep keel. He could only get in and out 2 hrs on either side of a hgh tide. He didn't keep it around here for a second season. I draw 6.5' and have gone aground where the charts say 8+ feet. I'd never have a boat that deep in NE.
  14. DrewR

    iPod Rebuild Question

    Smasung NU6900. So far I like it. Black Fri deal for $373. I've been a Sony Bravia dude for years, now the 40" is in the bedroom and the 32" is my new computer monitor. I have too many TV's...
  15. DrewR

    iPod Rebuild Question

    all you guys with broken iPods, put them on eBay. Demand is still high, and they are very repairable.