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Old 07-16-2018, 05:54 PM
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Finally got around to fishing my transducer cable and my lowrance-yamaha cable through the boat. It went relativeley easy. I built my nmea network and then hooked it up along with my 942xs. It was a success, I think. I can at least see that my 150 has 177 hours. I have to do some wiring fixes though. The way this thing is wired annoys me. Instead of having bus bars for power and ground it just kind of daisy chains from switch to switch.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:04 PM
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Replaced the internal anodes on the DF115. They needed it!
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:48 PM
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Dropped my props off at Burris Props.

Spun a hub last time out.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:48 PM
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Tightened the lines after the rain. Then looked at the boat and went back to work.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:27 PM
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Installed seadek
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by tnhntr View Post
Installed seadek
Nice. Lets see some pics.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:50 AM
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I installed new counter top, sink and tile in the head. Also installed granite tiles in the galley and replaced the bar top.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:27 AM
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Default Offshore Saturday morning

Took our first trip offshore (in this boat) Friday when I checked was calling for 1-2. Sat. about 4:30a when i checked again was calling for 2-3. The NOAA buoy 411114 (Ft. Pierce,FL) was reporting like 1.3 Ft.. Out the inlet was fine. Would say was 1-2 until about 9:00a. Then were getting into 2-3 and white capes everywhere. Trolled until about 12:30p. After loosing 3 strikes decided it was time to call it a day. about that time a storm rolled off land as far north and south as we could see. headed towards the inlet. What a ride. was kind of glad when the rain started as it was helping wash the salt water out of our eyes LOL. May need a better weather source. any recommendations? Was a good test for the boat.

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Old 07-23-2018, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by orchiddj View Post

oh... no wonder (space added by FL Bill)
Did anyone else freak out when they saw them pictures at first? I thought a wave was going to crash in to his boat. It is just the mangroves! Glad you made it in just fine!
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:55 PM
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I took a quick run over to Mystic Seaport, then spent the night on the hook at Napatree R.I.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:40 PM
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I took a 20 minute run to Barnegat inlet. Didn't make it all of the way. Once the wind burn set in, I turned around and headed back, that's when I hint I lost a kidney due to the chop. Good times.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
Did anyone else freak out when they saw them pictures at first? I thought a wave was going to crash in to his boat. It is just the mangroves! Glad you made it in just fine!
Yep, about spilled my beer


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Old 07-25-2018, 11:56 AM
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I installed new counter top, sink and tile in the head. Also installed granite tiles in the galley and replaced the bar top.
Damn nice work sir!
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:28 PM
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Added a few rod holders to the ski tow bar. Started off with two and just kept adding. Think I'm done now.

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Old 08-09-2018, 12:48 PM
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Ok, over on powerstroke.org I follow a thread titled "what did you do to your 7.3 today?".
I searched THT for a similar thread and couldn't find one. So here we go! Post what you did, the good, bad, and the ugly! Most of all, keep it real, and have fun with it!! I'll start..

Put new canvas on, polished bow rail(my least favorite task.. polishing metal), pressure washed cockpit wood, all yesterday. Having the name applied to the transom today(will post pic later today)
WELL.... we DIDN'T through our malfunctioning dinghy motor in the canal. Does that count?
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:03 PM
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Changed out my generic trolling motor plug to the Battery Tender. Never have to battle for a good connection again!!

Battery Tender® Trolling Motor Plug | Deltran Battery Tender
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:53 PM
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Took the little boat out to the lake today, kids had fun, but it reaffirmed that this lake is really too small.
Will be prepping the big boat to take her to a shop tomorrow and find out why the starboard engine won't run, and when it is it's running hot.
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:43 PM
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Worked on dismantling my Teleflex Seastar hydraulic steering cylinder brackets, which haven't been done in years so stuck on the support rod and to ram rods pretty good. A tie rod end separator works well to separate the rods from the aluminum brackets

The center bolt on the steering arm was a bitch to remove...didn't know the holes in the steering arm were threaded so boogered up the bolt..at least I got it out...need to buy another one though.

and prepping the steering arm to weld/fill the rusted away metal near the end....wow lost about 1/8 ich of thickness ....eeks

Ordered por-15 silver rust preventative coating, por 15 top coat (white) to cover the rusted metal once reinforced.

a little maintenance while red tide reeks havoc.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by orchiddj View Post
Took our first trip offshore (in this boat) Friday when I checked was calling for 1-2. Sat. about 4:30a when i checked again was calling for 2-3. The NOAA buoy 411114 (Ft. Pierce,FL) was reporting like 1.3 Ft.. Out the inlet was fine. Would say was 1-2 until about 9:00a. Then were getting into 2-3 and white capes everywhere. Trolled until about 12:30p. After loosing 3 strikes decided it was time to call it a day. about that time a storm rolled off land as far north and south as we could see. headed towards the inlet. What a ride. was kind of glad when the rain started as it was helping wash the salt water out of our eyes LOL. May need a better weather source. any recommendations? Was a good test for the boat.
Curious, how far offshore did you go ? looks like only about 18FT ???
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:59 PM
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After a long run to the ENP I just stared at her donning a new Suzuki. So glad I chose to repower.
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