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  1. agprice22

    And now, a word from the wise

    Take care of your boat, and she will take care of you.
  2. agprice22

    Outboard Motor Cowling

    Ok. I do polish and wax the cowling on my 75 hp Merc. It is new, and I like it shiny. I have painted them, but beware, the price of the replacement stickers might shock you. Hence, sticker shock. You could also use a little touch-up paint to cover scratches. Truly, we learn to live with some...
  3. agprice22

    Bald guy problems...

    I had / still have some of those hose clamp ends. They fall off, and I find out by getting stuck while sticking my hand in some tight space. I have started taping the ends. I have also thought about curling them under, but I worry I will not be able to remove them fully from a tight space. The...
  4. agprice22

    Bald guy problems...

    Oh my dear lord, how I hate that button!!! Two words: skin avulsion.... ugh. Ouch! That thing digs right in and under. I can really string ‘em together when that happens! My wife is sooo patient. She just stays quiet, and she says, “sorry hon.” And you are right... never once occurred to me to...
  5. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I will certainly be aware of the floor around the heater. The warehouse was clear around the heater because it is an open source of flame. It was shocking how intense the chlorine smell got. I spent some time out of the warehouse a couple hours later, and I could still smell it a little when I...
  6. agprice22

    Bald guy problems...

    As a bald person, I have learned that hair not only insulates the scalp, it protects it from scrapes. Working on a boat is often an “overhead environment” in which I scrape myself up. I even came home with dried blood trailing down my scalp last weekend. My wife’s eyes when I walked in told me...
  7. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I am thinking Don’s suggestion of incomplete combustion, but of the heater, not of the furnace, makes sense. I have NO idea why it produces a chlorine smell, but I stand by it. It was pretty intense.
  8. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    Or is the tank too small? I cannot imagine hauling a bigger tank around. I will store the tank indoors tonight and try it tomorrow in the same conditions.
  9. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    New possibility: people report smelling chlorine and getting stinging eyes when the tank is supplying too little gas for the heater or they run out of gas. This is a 65000 btu heater on a 20 lb tank, and the tank and heater were stored on a closed, unheated back porch at my building. I have...
  10. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    no. Nothing spilled in the heater. It would have smoked right away. The mystery continues! Maybe it was just exhaust, but I have used this heater before, just not inside the closed warehouse. The smell took a while to build. The heater has always had a smell of unburned propane as I use it. It...
  11. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I will let you know if I find an open source of chlorine in the boat or warehouse.
  12. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I hear ya, but NONE of those existed. I have been in the warehouse for months. I have used the furnace for months. No source of chlorine exists in the warehouse. My bleach is in the building, not the warehouse. All my cleaners are in the building, not the warehouse. I know what I smelled. It...
  13. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    You tell me! I only looked it up. Apparently, propane can chlorinate in bright light and the right temps. The “bleach” smell was powerful. My eyes were burning, and there was some haze in the air. No doubt what it was.
  14. agprice22

    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I had an interesting experience today. I was in my warehouse. The temp is controlled at 44 degrees by a furnace. I decided to bring a portable, “salamander” propane heater in to add some heat near the front of the warehouse. I ran the heater, and after a while, I noticed a smell. Then I noticed...
  15. agprice22

    Water heater recommendation

    A few models are including this feature to prevent scalding the owner. Definitely don’t wanna scald the owner! Certainly not the Admiral!
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    Ridiculous boat ad photos

    Billions and billions...
  17. agprice22

    Why is my sail coming apart?

    True. With the draft moved forward, the sail will deliver more power with less weather helm.
  18. agprice22

    Why is my sail coming apart?

    Age is not necessarily a factor of use. Years take their toll, especially with ill use and poor storage. Most equipment enjoys use more than disuse or misuse. I would consider replacing it.
  19. agprice22

    Water heater recommendation

    Hi All. I am replacing a 6 gallon water heater. What are your recommendations? Also, the unit I am replacing has a heat exchanger. Is this worth having in your experience? Thanks.
  20. agprice22

    Ridiculous boat ad photos

    I think the whole thing may be painted! Where did her fingers go?