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#27 of 46 Re: borescope or videoscope tool? [danharris]
May 24, 2008 (4:23 am)
I have been told by some mechanics that their boroscope has been an excellent investment, although I don't have one (yet). It is definately on my shopping list!
#28 of 46 Re: borescope or videoscope tool? [carztech]
May 26, 2008 (4:15 pm)
Yes, a boroscope is a great tool. But for those situations where what you need is a tiny, very bright light on a flexible neck, you can't beat the WorkStar 440 for only $50. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here's the picture:
#29 of 46 Handy tool for me is the Battery charger
May 27, 2008 (9:28 pm)
With three cars and an I/O boat, it comes in handy regularly. Of the three cars, we drive just one most of the time. Next to the charger would be the pull down light.
#30 of 46 Re: Handy tool for me is the Battery charger [euphonium]
May 28, 2008 (7:45 pm)
Nice, what kind of boat? I have a 33 Baja Outlaw w/Twin 502s
#31 of 46 Re: Handy tool for me is the Battery charger [paisan]
May 28, 2008 (10:17 pm)
That's not a boat, it's a 33 foot torpedo.
We still have a 1977 SeaRay 17' OMC 190 I/O with 600 hours. The engine is a Ford 302 2V & 3.5 to 4 gallons per hour when cruising NW lakes and rivers 2,500 to 3,000 RPM. 14X19 prop helps the economy, but when the kids were home they used a 14X17 super cup for slalom skiing.
#32 of 46 Re: Handy tool for me is the Battery charger [euphonium]
May 29, 2008 (5:10 pm)
Nice, I jumped from a 1960something Glastron 15' w/55hp Johnson Outboard to a 1980something 17' bowrider w/90hp Johnson Outboard to 2 years ago a 22ft Baja with a 454 w/cams then last year to the 33ft Baja with the twin 502s.
The 502s are great engines and pump out 415hp each, I've managed to get the 33 up to 70mph with 185gal of gas and 6 people on board!
Til I hit a log last sept and my insurance company won't cover
May 31, 2008 (6:54 am)
FLYWHEEL WRENCK.KEEPS ME FROM BREAKING ALL MY SCRERWDRIVERS
#34 of 46 Re: Handy tool for me is the Battery charger [paisan]
May 31, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Did the insurance company deny your claim by invoking the Racing Exclusion?
#35 of 46 Re: Handy tool for me is the Battery charger [euphonium]
Jun 03, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Nope, my insurance actually would cover Poker Runs, they invoked the "no evidence of an impact, hull appears to have delaminated"
What happened was I hit a log near the GWB on the Hudson river and had to drive about 15 miles south to the launch ramp to get it out of the water, during that time and distance the fiberglas pealed back from the point of impact, and thereby removing the evidence of impact. So now I have a $70k planter
#36 of 46 Insurance Claim Denial
Jun 04, 2008 (8:44 pm)
Have you or did you inter into arbitration? Others aboard would testify as to the big thud, noise, & impact. In my 50 years of insurance I never had a boat claim denied and many happened on the Columbia hitting logs, deadheads, and what not.
Your story frustrates me and the company should arbitrate the loss.