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11-19-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
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I've towed a floating dock multiple times, it's...

I've towed a floating dock multiple times, it's not hard, but it's slow and you will have to experiment with the tow bridle to get it ride behind you. If you can secure the load ahead of the...
10-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By From the Helm

At that height you will find problems. My...

At that height you will find problems. My current rig is 12'6" and we've had to re-route on a 2 lane for a 12' railroad bridge.
On the interstate 13'6" is no problem. Another issue we've had is...
10-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By From the Helm

Interesting question: I stored mine on it's...

Interesting question: I stored mine on it's side, because that's how it fit on the shelf after I pulled it and I didn't even think of consequences, it works fine after re-installation. Mine is B&G...
10-14-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By From the Helm

I've taken 4 different boats for test drives and...

I've taken 4 different boats for test drives and tried this. Not one of them has sucked water into the engine. One sales person broke his nose on the port side grab rail, one motor went into limp...
10-13-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By From the Helm

My 250's run like new at 1250 hours, I have no...

My 250's run like new at 1250 hours, I have no intention of re-powering.
10-02-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By From the Helm

12'6" which is 6" too high to get through my...

12'6" which is 6" too high to get through my storage building door.
09-29-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,693
Posted By From the Helm

I have that light, it's a great light, very...

I have that light, it's a great light, very controlled beam compared to the RIGID lights I have on the truck. We mounted way back on hard-top so there is no scatter of light on the bow. Hella...
09-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By From the Helm

Bouncing the battery to loosen the gel? That's...

Bouncing the battery to loosen the gel? That's awesome.
09-22-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By From the Helm

The 36' sea ray you ran gives you plenty of...

The 36' sea ray you ran gives you plenty of experience to run a 40' CC. A good 40' CC will be easier to dock, more forgiving in sloppy water, and a hell of lot more fun.

Since you are a GL...
09-21-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By From the Helm

If they don't show a reason to remove, don't...

If they don't show a reason to remove, don't remove them. If you try to tighten them you will be breaking the seal that might be perfectly fine. If there is one that is clearly loose, then remove...
09-20-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By From the Helm

Go heavier

I had a 370SS and it had a rough ride too. Look for beam and weight. Tiara is an easy choice, the 31 is a starting point, the 38 is a great sea boat and has all the cruise stuff. Formula is well...
09-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By From the Helm

West System GFlex can be used for what you are...

West System GFlex can be used for what you are doing. Flame treatment is necessary and you need to prep the glass surface with acetone or alcohol after scuffing. HPDE is very slippery, is not...
09-10-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,119
Posted By From the Helm

Make sure you have enough scope, these anchors...

Make sure you have enough scope, these anchors don't set at 3:1 like a Bruce or Rocna will, but you can set them and then shorten up.

Fortress makes excellent anchors. I have used them for 25...
09-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By From the Helm

I've not had Hypalon get sticky. My inflatable...

I've not had Hypalon get sticky. My inflatable boats have all been Hypalon. We have some very old inflatables, 20 years, that are not sticky and outside in our club instructor fleet. I've seen...
09-04-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By From the Helm

Both of my i/o boats were rigged with a blower...

Both of my i/o boats were rigged with a blower pushing air into the lowest part of the bilge and another blowing out of the bilge. Both connected to deck vents on opposite sides of the boat. If...
09-04-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,436
Posted By From the Helm

GL and Outboards

30W: My experience with OB in GL waves says OB's work fine. You will get to the top of a wave and vent the props occasionally, but they grip again right away. The longer boat I had, 33 Pursuit,...
08-28-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,480
Posted By From the Helm

I've towed with an MDX which is essentially the...

I've towed with an MDX which is essentially the pilot, 18 Edgewater, single axle with brakes. Mileage was never above 10 MPG, sometimes 8 in hills of Penn and it overheated the transmission twice. ...
08-28-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By From the Helm

I have galvanized torsion springs with stainless...

I have galvanized torsion springs with stainless vault hubs, brakes, and calipers, so far rinsing has kept them working well. It's worlds better than leaf springs---but the leaf spring has the load...
08-28-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By From the Helm

Your engine is set back 10" and you are carrying...

Your engine is set back 10" and you are carrying all the weight in the console and aft of console plus the windage of the t-top on 24'. That leaves a light bow with a motor that has a lot of...
08-11-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By From the Helm

Couple of things before you can say seal or no...

Couple of things before you can say seal or no seal.
Does the engine hatch have a positive latch in the down position? If it does then the seal needs to be flat enough not to interfere with the...
08-07-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By From the Helm

abrasion

I've not done this exactly, but know several boats that have. Get a zero stretch Dyneema SK75 loop, attach that to the cleat, attach dockline to the loop. The dock line will not "surge" around...
08-05-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By From the Helm

I hear you, we have a massive surge in fall...

I hear you, we have a massive surge in fall storms where we chewed through docklines. That's when I went to 3 strand and buying 200' at a time. Double braid feels great and works really well, but...
08-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By From the Helm

Nope: They gave their stretch to protect your...

Nope: They gave their stretch to protect your cleats.
If you can splice, and anyone can, buy 200' of 3/4" NER 3 strand and make more lines.
08-04-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By From the Helm

To the OP, if your vessel has a registered DSC...

To the OP, if your vessel has a registered DSC radio, it will receive the distress signal from any other registered radio within range. The nature of distress, the location, time, and MMSI number...
07-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By From the Helm

Mustang is USCG approved "USCG - UL1123 - Marine...

Mustang is USCG approved "USCG - UL1123 - Marine Buoyant Devices 160.064 (Meets minimum buoyancy rating of 7 LBS)" and it works, I've had two kids in them, multiple kids in the friend group, they...
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