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What upgrades did you do over the winter?

Old 04-12-2019, 03:53 AM
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Default What upgrades did you do over the winter?

My boat got nothing. I'm even going to pay someone this spring to wax it instead of doing it my self. I keep threatening to upgrade my Garmin 210 monochrome gps but it it fires up, I'll use it again this year. Hardly worth spending the money on an upgrade when 99% of my use is within sight of the lighthouse at the harbor.

I did pick up a 13' Whaler that'll fit in the slip as well. The tachometer doesn't work on it, so maybe I'll troubleshoot that.. Maybe.

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Old 04-12-2019, 03:57 AM
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Replaced the 5 year old batteries and moved the house battery from the stern up under the console.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:39 PM
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One got King Starboard anti skid gunwales . Originally had teak,which was to far gone to bring back to life. Recovered with Mahogany that looked like crap after two seasons. 550.00 later it looks 100% better than the wood.Also a timing cover replaced one that had 3 pinholes ,two batteries and a couple electric planner board "winches " The other boat got 3 news down riggers, two carbs professionally reconditioned, new exhaust risers on one engine ,new Furuno GPS fishfinder, Raymarine auto pilot, 3 batteries,Fish Hawk bluetooth, planer boards, tracks,rodholders,sound deadner on engine compartment, profesional compound and wax job, sound system and boat name lettering. Is that enough $$$ if not I could add fishing rods and reels along with a few other items.....
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:54 AM
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New tires for the trailer and 2 new batteries.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:57 AM
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Converted from I/O to O/B some new carpet also rehab a planer board electric motor and ordered a new one just in case. On a more expensive note bought a winter home in S.C.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:04 AM
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DIY replaced stock stereo with JL speakers and infinity head unit(not my ideal head unit but was the only one that fit in the existing cut-out). Also got trim tabs professionally installed.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:33 PM
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Trading in the pontoon for a new Lund. Will have it around the end of the month. Been away from fishing way too long.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:06 PM
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I move to Colorado for the winter and jump snowmobiles off cliffs and don't think of boat til April 15. I got back April 16th, painted the bottom on the 19th. This wed will polish (then wax) hull and hopefully they can launch me friday.
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Old Today, 07:13 AM
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Replaced the factory sound system with JL Audio speakers, new Vacuflush head unit, 300hr servicing on twin verados, and fresh coat of bottom paint. Anybody have any good recommendations for a company in or near Sandusky that specializes in boat lettering?
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