Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Baton Rouge
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Interests:CFB, inshore fishing, Audio/Video
Occupation:Env Consultant
Number of Posts:1057
Registered on:7/27/2005
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re: Help with outboard

Posted by Redlos on 7/14/24 at 2:17 pm
If it has the oil tank under the cowl there’s probably a float that could cause an alarm if it gets too low....

re: Help with outboard

Posted by Redlos on 7/14/24 at 10:33 am
Do you have different alarms for low oil vs overheat? Could be the low oil sensor, kill switch is bad or is actually overheating, use an IR thermometer and see how hot the heads are when alarm is going off. All a process of elimination....

re: Help with outboard

Posted by Redlos on 7/14/24 at 9:39 am
Year? 2 or 4 stroke?...

re: Boat trailer leaf springs

Posted by Redlos on 7/3/24 at 11:13 pm
I bought a gallon of Corrosion-X, apply a good coating with a paintbrush every month or so....

re: automotive wiring question

Posted by Redlos on 6/5/24 at 9:09 pm
Does it need to have plugs? If not go with a permanent crimp or solder...

re: automotive wiring question

Posted by Redlos on 6/5/24 at 10:26 am
Marine grade butt connectors with individual shrink wrap tubing, then another shrink wrap over the whole thing. You can stagger the butt connectors so they aren’t at the same spot to minimize the bulge in the wires. Whole thing inside flex loom. Harbor Freight is your friend....

re: Catalpa worms- what happened to them?

Posted by Redlos on 5/28/24 at 9:52 pm
Reminds me of my grandpa, he had 2-4 trees on Black Bayou Road in Gonzales. Would sit out and shoot the robins and birds that would eat his worms. Remember he had a catalpa worm box and that he would put the in a ziploc bag in sawdust and freeze them. Floored me that they would defrost and still be ...

re: Grand Isle Navigational Hazards

Posted by Redlos on 5/17/24 at 7:11 am
On low tide things get shallow quickly, if running the backside of GI, stay closer to the main island than the marsh to the north. Try the back side of Grand Terre, Queen Bess. Fish the rocks in the passes and along the island, maybe front side if weather allows. Remember that crab trap balls are...

re: Hidden costs of boat ownership

Posted by Redlos on 5/16/24 at 7:10 am
A boat is about making lasting experiences and memories (good and bad)….and at the end of the day…these are the only things we ultimately take with us. It’s damn near impossible to put a price tag on that. I love being a boat owner in Louisiana and take it out as often as I can. One day I will se...

re: Boat Insurance

Posted by Redlos on 5/13/24 at 11:52 am
It’s not a driveway Queen!...

re: Boat Insurance

Posted by Redlos on 5/13/24 at 7:05 am
Progressive for about 10 years now. Was best price and went with agreed upon value. Have had to make multiple claims over the years…from lower unit replacement that grew into full transom rebuild after hitting a submerged reef at WOT, flooded boat/engine in 2016, separated cap/hull over the years. T...

re: Towing a boat with 1/2 ton truck.

Posted by Redlos on 5/7/24 at 7:11 pm
FYI….Enterprise Truck Rentals has 3/4 and 1 ton vehicles and allows towing. Regular car rentals place have 1/2 tons and don’t allow towing....

re: Will I die if I fly Breeze Airways?

Posted by Redlos on 5/2/24 at 10:27 pm
Flew with them to Pittsburgh last year, was decent experience and worth the savings....

re: Private Sector vs state employment

Posted by Redlos on 4/16/24 at 9:49 pm
You can work on coastal projects in the private sector too…CPRA is on the smaller side of state agencies and not as bureaucratic as many other agencies. Its a good place to learn about coastal engineering as they still do actual design work in-house. You can expect to make $10-15K more in the pri...
Took care of both my inlawws, FIL lived with us his last 9 years. He was a great man, tough to watch him go basically from just being tired as he was 94 and had no underlying health issues. He (and me and the wife) took care of his wife as she had advanced dementia/alz for her last 8 years…now th...

re: Outdoor screen projector

Posted by Redlos on 3/10/24 at 8:29 pm
Try an Epson Powerlite….seems like a good compromise ...

re: Tundra and Carfax dilemma

Posted by Redlos on 3/6/24 at 8:16 pm
I wouldn’t worry, it would have had synthetic which goes 12K or a year easily. Although not ideal if that’s original oil….I would NOT be worried. But still call a dealer and see what they show by running the VIN....

re: Let’s talk brake pads

Posted by Redlos on 3/2/24 at 9:49 am
OEM, Wagner or Napa Premium ...
I have the Nitto RGs on my TRD Pro, the first set didn’t last very long, but I got slightly larger and stepped up from P to LT models based on Discount Tire suggestions, they claimed I’d get 2X the mileage and they are wearing much slower. This is prob moot in an F250, obviously mileage went down as...