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Today, 01:44 PM
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Posted By cobraarvey

Oh, I'm not naive enough to think that an Agent...

Oh, I'm not naive enough to think that an Agent is not making a buck. And I'm sure there are many that are less than reputable. That's why I've been with the same Agent from the beginning for my...
Today, 11:42 AM
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Views: 2,517
Posted By cobraarvey

I must be in the minority. I don't even consider...

I must be in the minority. I don't even consider those big companies that advertise every 10 minutes on TV like Geico, General, etc. If they can afford all that annoying advertising, I figure I'm...
12-01-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,341
Posted By cobraarvey

Hmmm. 23 year old boat with water trapped in the...

Hmmm. 23 year old boat with water trapped in the hull for an unknown amount of time. What issues could that have?
12-01-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By cobraarvey

Those engines are pretty much bullet proof if...

Those engines are pretty much bullet proof if maintained properly. I had a pair of '06 F-250's on my Southport 28 that were extremely reliable over 8 years/1100 hours. That being said, I'd have a...
12-01-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By cobraarvey

Certainly could be. Boat US Magazine does an...

Certainly could be. Boat US Magazine does an article or two every year showing that type of devastation. Unfortunately in the NE you get it all. You'll get a rain or rain snow mix followed by an...
12-01-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By cobraarvey

Just had this discussion with my Yami Tech when...

Just had this discussion with my Yami Tech when he winterized our F90 that is bolted to the back of our Whaler. The engine averages about 20-25 hours a summer, mostly for cruises and trips to the...
11-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By cobraarvey

Good point. My policy dictates a lay up period. ...

Good point. My policy dictates a lay up period. That of course can be changed for a price.
11-30-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By cobraarvey

Many boats with inboards stay in the water year...

Many boats with inboards stay in the water year round, if the marina maintains the marina with bubblers and runs an ice breaking operation. Owners must often add supplemental heating to keep the raw...
11-24-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,689
Posted By cobraarvey

Agreed. Holy crap, it is amazing how much water...

Agreed. Holy crap, it is amazing how much water is being thrown off the hull into the bracket, and then up into the cowl of the Yami's. Big Regulator fan, but I'm not sure that is Yamaha's problem...
11-20-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,585
Posted By cobraarvey

To each his own, but that would totally destroy...

To each his own, but that would totally destroy the drop dead looks of the boat in my opinion unless it is frameless. Put a Costa/EZ2CY hard glass enclosure all the way back with little or no...
11-17-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By cobraarvey

Friends well cared for 2004 21 Sea Boss CC is...

Friends well cared for 2004 21 Sea Boss CC is still going strong, and looks almost new. Sea Boss was an entry level line of Sea Pro. Sea Pro redesigned their hulls about that time, and began...
11-17-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,641
Posted By cobraarvey

I'll press my luck, when it comes to protecting...

I'll press my luck, when it comes to protecting the safety of my crew/family and vessel vs. some Moron who has no business being in the inlet in a vessel that is not suited or safe for the...
11-16-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,541
Posted By cobraarvey

Not sure about the Shimano line used for back bay...

Not sure about the Shimano line used for back bay fishing, but the Shimano's I own have been nothing short of spectacular. And that is coming from a die hard Penn Reels owner, who up until 8 years...
11-16-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By cobraarvey

Engine maintenance like your boat is on a trailer...

Engine maintenance like your boat is on a trailer or in the yard is just not happening on a lift or a jet dock. I have/had both and you can't expect to do lower unit oil changes or complete draining...
11-16-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By cobraarvey

I have a Candock for our 17 Whaler, and...

I have a Candock for our 17 Whaler, and absolutely love it. Keeps the boat as new (with a full mooring cover). That being said, do your research. Ours does not have any rollers, and is a true jet...
11-16-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,641
Posted By cobraarvey

Absolutely not. Inland waterway I will slow down...

Absolutely not. Inland waterway I will slow down for small boats drift fishing near or in the channel. In the inlet, it you are there fishing in a small boat you are on your own.
11-13-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,150
Posted By cobraarvey

Four stroke 90 HP Yami on our 17 Montauk, (old...

Four stroke 90 HP Yami on our 17 Montauk, (old style hull). It moves, and is certainly enough power for cruising with 4 adults. Pulling the kids in a tube, or wakeboard would not be an issue. But...
11-12-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By cobraarvey

$550 for shrink wrap is right in line. Just had...

$550 for shrink wrap is right in line. Just had my 36' Express with tower shrink wrapped for $850. Forget the tarp, especially for a boat of that size. You'd have to build a supporting frame, make...
11-06-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By cobraarvey

I had a 12,000LB lift for my 28 Southport with...

I had a 12,000LB lift for my 28 Southport with twin Yamaha F250's. Never an issue, but Regulators are significantly heavier.
11-05-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By cobraarvey

Ran a 28' Southport (became the 29 and is now the...

Ran a 28' Southport (became the 29 and is now the 30), for 8 years and over 1100hours. You owe it to yourself to throw that line in the mix. When I purchased mine (2006), I ran several in the same...
11-03-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By cobraarvey

Parts alone were over $5,000. Labor involves...

Parts alone were over $5,000. Labor involves basically stripping down the engines to the block to service/clean heat exchangers, aftercoolers, expansion tanks, marine gear oil coolers, etc. and to...
11-02-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By cobraarvey

I own a 36' Express with twin Cummins 600HP...

I own a 36' Express with twin Cummins 600HP QSC's. They are 2009, Common Rail (modern) diesels that I purchased with under 500 hours 7 years ago. You are right, coming out of outboards, (I previously...
11-02-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,765
Posted By cobraarvey

FinReaper, thanks for that report/perspective....

FinReaper, thanks for that report/perspective. Sad tragedy that we all should use only as a learning experience, and not speculate or pass judgement on those involved. We were all young once, and...
11-02-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,972
Posted By cobraarvey

A lot of good points have been made. My...

A lot of good points have been made. My experience with both. I ran twin Yamaha F-250 O/B's on my CC which I purchased new. Great motors, that never needed more than oil changes and normal...
10-28-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,827
Posted By cobraarvey

Resale is definitely a factor. If nothing else,...

Resale is definitely a factor. If nothing else, the lift kept boat will get sold in a fraction of the time a boat in the same condition with bottom paint will move. Sold my lift kept CC in 13 days,...
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