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#571349 - 07/08/18 06:48 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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hey bullet,
Ive been to marinepartsexpress they do look pretty complete. I just like to know the website is good and your reccomondation is good enough for me.

#571350 - 07/08/18 06:56 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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well frantic the saying "the grass is always greener on the other side" applies here. You have tons of nice working boats without time to play because you work too hard. I on the other hand have a lot of time without a working boat to enjoy (yet) I've already challenged my neighbor to race his jet skis and offered to carry some extra gas so I can take him to places o Lake belton he hasnt seen.

#571351 - 07/08/18 07:13 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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I know thats true tpenfield, another project I have is my 77 jeep. Ive done a lot of walking to O'rieleys to get small parts for the jeep but trying to get an "appointment" for my wife to give me a ride is difficult. The boat is more difficult unless I can find parts I need from a car parts store. The rest I will get from the web or guilt my wife to take me to the parts store because I'M NOT carrying two batteries to O'rielys and back. So my wife is acting like the admiral and I threaten mutiny if she doesnt take me where I need to go. I hate relying on other ppl, the Army was easy the soldiers did what I told them without asking "why" thats all I hear from the "admiral"

#571352 - 07/08/18 07:22 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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hey tpenfield and bullet, I saw you answered my other questions about my batteries. So the way they are hooked up now is not too far off from correct. I plan to remove the live well but still want the stereo so should be able to simplify the system. I gotta figure out how to post pics for before and after effect

#571354 - 07/08/18 11:43 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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I figured out how to get my laptop to take pics now how do I post them? Use small words I aint computer literate

#571356 - 07/08/18 05:05 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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"whats the best website to shop from?"

First of all, thank you for your service. Without guys like you, we wouldn't have the country we have.

You'll get plenty of favorite websites from some guys on here. I, too, have been successful with shopping for parts on line. I'll leave that up to the others on the board. I used to have a 1985 OMC 6-cylinder that I owned for 28 years. Since OMC had gone out of business, parts were getting a bit hard to find, but I always found a way. Many companies sell aftermarket parts, and that is a pretty good source. Others will give stories of how the aftermarket parts are inferior to the OEM parts.

One of the things I strive to find for any boat I have owned is a manufacturer's manual of some sort. Many times, replacement parts lists are available. In today's world, Google is a buddy. If you have any numbers, Model number, outdrive number, engine number, year, model, etc., just add the part by part description and Google what you want. For example, in my current Volvo Penta with a General Motors 5.7 L engine, i found that the oil filter was not the normal screw-on canister type. The brand name was Mann. I took it to my local independent parts house, the owner cross-referenced it and found the equivalent Mann part number for me. As it turned out, it was $6 less expensive that the VP filter of the same part number.

Other places to look is at the companies that specialize in marine parts. They are usually very helpful and have parts lists on their websites. And, once in awhile, they have pdf files for their parts.

Good luck. this is just a start. I am sure when the rest of the guys chime in, they will have some great input for you.


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#571357 - 07/08/18 05:08 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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signing out for a couple weeks, going to wichita ks. I thank you all for your help, and will figure out how to post pics of the project.

#571397 - 07/13/18 10:07 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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Im back, I just took the laptop and stole wi-fi from someone. Ive thought about how to fix my boat, since I had to quit my job with the school district I had to cash out one of my retirement accounts so im going to drag the boat to the only boat mechanic in tx I trust and make a deal to get it running good. I just need to get back to tx. I love family but in limited amounts.

#571398 - 07/13/18 10:16 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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I still havent figured out how to posts pics of my project. Im blaming my laptop

#571400 - 07/14/18 10:01 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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You have to host pics somewhere. Imgur is one that people use. I used to use photobucket, but not since they went crazy.

Once you host them somewhere, you can use the link to the pic to get them to post.


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#571407 - 07/14/18 10:59 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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does facebook work?

#571409 - 07/14/18 11:17 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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benlow, I don't know about facebook but I use postimage.com. It's an easy to use site, at least it is for me and I'm an old fart who also ain't computer literate.

Once you upload them into a third party hosting site (like postimage.com) you can easily use the link they provide to post them on here. Good luck.


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#571410 - 07/14/18 11:52 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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Originally Posted by benlow68
does facebook work?



Not that I'm aware of. It may work for those that have a Facebook acct, but I don't think it embeds the image.


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#571411 - 07/15/18 09:26 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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ok I'll try. I want to show off my free ugly boat that I will turn into a gem, it wont be a perfect

#571412 - 07/15/18 09:57 PM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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I found the website but I'm too tired to mess with it. Everytime I come to wichita ks I get slammed with repairs on everyones house. Today I made steps for my sister-in-laws house her husband needs tools and direction, tomorrow is cleaning the ac then fixing the aunts water heater. I'VE GOT 3 MORE WEEKS OF THIS $HIT

#571418 - 07/17/18 10:55 AM Re: my wife [Re: benlow68]  
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I tried post image but left my new email and password in tx

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