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    Waste-N-Away in Mobile, AL & Pensacola, FL
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    2008 Z2200 Shearwater Yamaha F250
    1960 13ft Whaler Yamaha F40
    2009 32 Yellowfin 350 VRODS


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  • Join Date: 04-09-2009
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  1. 01-10-2016 06:46 PM
    Hey, had motors replaced by Brian Symes - Boatlift Co. Encountered a problem where motor would not engage, lift was stuck in down position and couldn't get in touch with Brian. Called Propbender and he recommended Joey Leavitt 251/379-1924.

    Joey was in the airport flying out so he gave me name of competitor, Buddy Stafford 251/747-7242. You could tell Joey hated to give up a job but since I was down he said this guy will take care of you.

    Buddy was working a job in Lilian but said if you're down I'll head that way. It was late in the day so Buddy suggested I head over to Swift and p/u a motor before they closed, which I did and he'd be on the way.

    In the meantime, Brian called and sent a tech right over - turned out to be just a wire nut. Returned motor to Swift.

    So at the end of the day I wouldn't hesitate to call any of the three - they all seemed willing to help ASAP, especially since I was down.

    Hope it helps,
    Joey G
  2. 07-23-2015 04:41 AM

    Mercury requires AGM batteries for Verados. The best brands are Odyssey, Sears DieHard Platinum, Intimidator, or any other brand manufactured by East Penn Manufacturing. 24 series will work fine for the engine batteries, as long as they are AGMs. The house battery(s) can be any size you want, such as 27 or 31, and doesn't have to be an AGM. AGM batteries are required for the engines due to the voltage drops the DTS systems can cause.

    Although your problem is most likely the alternator, make sure to check continuity of the fusible link between the alternator and the battery power cable stud. I've seen a few of these randomly fail. If it fails, you will have a no charging situation and your multi-meter will actually show 24+ volts when checking voltage coming out of the alternator. Don't forget, you can save yourself a little time and money by having the alternators rebuilt if need be.

    Let me know if you need any more help.


  3. 04-26-2015 07:46 AM
    Costa Rica or Guatemala would be the most convenient. Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica (better fishing that time of year than further south) a nd it's 45 minutes or so to Tamarindo for marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, etc at the prime time of year. Guatemala has a good mix of marlin & sails as well and is about an hour and a half from the airpoirt.
    Check them bot out at

    [QUOTE=bhales;7784297]OK my bosses wife is giving Him (us) a fishing trip for his birthday. anywhere in the world in july.

    we live in Mobile and all have boats and fish offshore regularly....we have already been to Venice this year and caught Marlin and YFT

    if you could go fish anywhere in the world for two days in July where should we go??????

    he wants to be able to get there and back in a few days so no having to take a plane then a boat then a range rover across a mountain and try not to get gutted by locals trip....
  4. 12-12-2014 02:17 PM
    we are an intermodal container and dry van company. we dont do LTL. the reefer LTL market is dominated by a few carriers and its expensive to break into. good luck
  5. 12-12-2014 11:48 AM
    What type of trucking business do you run >> General Cargo or are you tied to contracts looking for an LTL carrier of chilled & frozen food Stuff

    Roger de Meillac
    Eagle Maritime Services Inc
  6. 06-16-2014 09:42 AM
    Good deal, just wanted to pass it along. Thanks
  7. 06-13-2014 08:54 AM
    I know you said your switching from a Express to CC but check out this one just hit the market yesterday.
  8. 06-10-2014 10:02 PM
    I read your post about previously owning a Boston Whaler Outrage 280 and was looking for some real world experience with this boat. I love the layout with the true walk around and cabin, but am worried about the 20 degree dead rise. Did this hull beat you up in 2' - 3' chop? I fish out of Louisiana mostly in the Gulf. Were there any major disadvantages of this hull compared to other W/A's? Thanks, Ted.
  9. 05-21-2014 11:19 AM
    Matt at M&M Marine in Pascagoula welded mine. He has an aluminum welding machine and does a good job. 228-366-0556
  10. 01-31-2014 06:58 PM
    Contact Gary at Red Eye Charters. He is here for the winter and has the boat you are looking for. He runs out of Venice Marina. 251-752-0656 Boat has heat, and head as well as ample sleeping.

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