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    There is a fee (don't remember amount) and they...

    There is a fee (don't remember amount) and they post it on a sign at the ramp. You are supposed to go to the Borough Building to pay. I couldn't find it and used to launch my jetskis there for...
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    I have made that run (or similar) a few times....

    I have made that run (or similar) a few times. Mostly started in Pittsburgh and ran down to Marietta OH, but the best was the year we put in at Morgantown WV, ran down the Mon and then the Ohio to...
  3. I have seen any number of the flat hull hugger...

    I have seen any number of the flat hull hugger bumpers do a fine job protecting from jetski tie-ups (takes at least two, maybe three, per ski though). Not sure of any that the jetskier can keep...
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    Try Rockler's in the North Hills (Ross Township).

    Try Rockler's in the North Hills (Ross Township).
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    Just go to the site below. It is Mercury's prop...

    Just go to the site below. It is Mercury's prop selector tool and is pretty accurate in selecting viable props.

    https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/propellers/selector/#/step-one
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    If you have washed the actual dirt off and have...

    If you have washed the actual dirt off and have the brown stain, I have found that the best stuff I have used is called "Hull Cleaner" at WalMart. you just wipe it on and watch the stains disappear....
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    Every mercruiser that I have owned has a small...

    Every mercruiser that I have owned has a small little key that is basically a cheap cabinet key. In fact my current key (for my 2002 Rinker with a 5.0 Mercruiser) fits into the locks on all of the...
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    http://www.boatzincs.com/images/Mercruiser-BravoI-...

    http://www.boatzincs.com/images/Mercruiser-BravoI-Diagram.jpg

    This shows a diagram of where the Bravo 1 anodes should go. I can't see any of the other locations in your picture, but that ram end...
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    I seriously doubt that there will be much if any...

    I seriously doubt that there will be much if any difference between running an SS prop and an aluminum prop. It should be virtually non-existent if you have taken the other precautions that I...
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    Do you have the correct "zincs" or anodes on your...

    Do you have the correct "zincs" or anodes on your outdrive? For fresh water, these should be magnesium. Also do you have all of them installed and are they in good condition? These are your first...
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    Not sure what age you are looking at (new, used,...

    Not sure what age you are looking at (new, used, really used), but (up to a point) I would rather have an older 40 hp than a newer 20 hp. A 20 is really going to limit use on the rivers if you have...
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    You were looking at the "Premium" lube. You need...

    You were looking at the "Premium" lube. You need to look at the "High Performance" lube. Says right on the front label "for all mercruiser stern drives".
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    Quicksliver gear oil should be the same thing as...

    Quicksliver gear oil should be the same thing as Mercury gear oil, except you can buy it at most WalMarts (in the sporting goods section). You need the "High Performance" lube, not the "Premium"...
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    I was out last week on my sister's pontoon in the...

    I was out last week on my sister's pontoon in the upper area of the Belleville pool (above Marietta). It was a bit cold, but a nice quiet cruise to Marietta, docked and walked up to Harmer Village to...
  15. You don't have to actually discriminate to be...

    You don't have to actually discriminate to be sued (and lose) for discrimination! It just has to sort of appear to someone uninformed of the true circumstances that you were discriminatory. For that...
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    The green buoy marks one side of the channel and...

    The green buoy marks one side of the channel and the red the other. If you are between the channel markers, then you are, by definition, in the channel.
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    As I understood it when the merger first...

    As I understood it when the merger first happened, the long term desire was to fill in the area between Pittsburgh and Louisville. It seems we have not accomplished much of that, not even getting any...
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    Over the weekend I was in Waverly WV (just up...

    Over the weekend I was in Waverly WV (just up river from Marietta OH) and there was a fair amount of algae blooms in the river. Parkersburg WV newspaper article reported a warning to stay out of the...
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    I guess that I can see some of the arguments, but...

    I guess that I can see some of the arguments, but it seems to me that it is like people who buy a home on a golf course complaining about golf balls, or people who buy a house right beside a High...
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    It is even easier if you go though a modern lock...

    It is even easier if you go though a modern lock (i.e. outside of the Pittsburgh area as all of our locks are old as the hills). You probably won't even interact with a worker as they have floating...
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    I use the Monaca ramp quite a bit. It is a pretty...

    I use the Monaca ramp quite a bit. It is a pretty nice two lane ramp with decent parking that is patrolled and seems to be a decent neighborhood. Pretty easy to get into and out of. It is 2 locks...
  22. I can't even imagine the discrimination lawsuit...

    I can't even imagine the discrimination lawsuit and horrible publicity that would have befallen this business owner if he had denied service in this situation saying that this boater wasn't capable...
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    Most boat trailers of this size use surge brakes....

    Most boat trailers of this size use surge brakes. As I understand it, surge brakes do not work properly with weight distributing hitches, so be careful of your equipment setup. I would airbag the...
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    I dont know your engine setup or drivetrain (i.e....

    I dont know your engine setup or drivetrain (i.e. gear rato and whether you have a towing package), but if 11,000 is the rated towing capacity I would have no issue with that tow. A quick look at...
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    My son once started my Kaw 750 in about 18" of...

    My son once started my Kaw 750 in about 18" of water, promptly sucked up a rock and chewed up the fiber glass inside the pump housing and dented the impeller. I got to learn how to do glass repair...
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