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lazybone

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Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« on: December 28, 2019, 02:22:35 PM »

I’ve been nursing a crappy hit and miss dinghy outboard for a few years...  My son bought me a new 5hp Honda. 
He’s taken some of the adventure out of making it to shore.
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Ron Hill

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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 02:46:58 PM »

Ciao : The BEST present? - wouldn't touch that one with a 10ft pole!!

It's not going ashore with an "iffy" dink engine; the real problem is getting back in the late darkness!!!!!

A few thoughts
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 06:55:40 PM »

I got myself a new left hip this month so I can continue sailing through the next couple of decades. While I was replacing ”parts”, I also ordered a spare head pump assembly and spare Surflo fresh water pump. Had my wife Christmas wrap them for me and put them under the tree, much to her chagrin. :santa
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 07:23:58 AM »

Ordered today Luci String Lights.  They have a B.O.G.O. going.  For those who aren't familiar with Luci lights, they are not great, not some useless gadget.  I've been using one of the original it gives off plenty of light to play cards by, will last the whole night.  Mine's 3 years old and works like new.   

https://mpowerd.com/collections/our-lineup


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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 08:26:53 AM »

I'm surprised a guy with the moniker "Lazybones" would suffer an iffy outboard. I'm with Ron on this one, it's not about getting there, it's about getting home. If it won't start from cold after one or two pulls it's time for a change.
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 12:39:24 PM »

I have a 1998 Evinrude 2 stroke 4 hp that is sweet,  lightweight and reliable.  I maintain her well as I don't want to have to go to a heavier 4 stroke.  However, the years have not been good to her appearance..so I spend some time repainting her.   Motor decals were available on line.   
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Ron Hill

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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2019, 01:58:07 PM »

Guys : I believe that Roland did a great job.  However, I have a suggestion :
Paint the lower unit white.  That way it doesn't tend to heat up when the sun shines on it.  Even 90W oil tends to expand when it gets hot and then puts unneeded pressure on the seals!!

A thought  :clap
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 11:33:04 AM »

Ciao : The BEST present? - wouldn't touch that one with a 10ft pole!!
To bad Christmas comes only once a year.  :shock:
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 09:42:55 AM »

Hey Noah,
Hope the healing and PT with the new hip goes well.  Happy New Year to all  :thumb:
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Re: Who got the best “boat related” Christmas present?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 05:31:11 PM »

Thx Roc. I am doing well. 2-1/2 weeks since surgery and this weekend I made down the boat ladder Ok! Maybe sailing in a couple more weeks. Happy New Year all!
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