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03-13-2019, 07:06 AM
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Views: 19,630
Posted By PPLEPEU

Our priorities definitely changed. We were...

Our priorities definitely changed. We were liveaboards, plus we spent 2-3 weeks cruising every summer. Now we bought a condo on the water and use the boat primarily for fishing with some cocktail...
03-11-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,630
Posted By PPLEPEU

Going back to the original question - why a CC...

Going back to the original question - why a CC versus other models?

For us, it was two-fold:
1. For me, it was the simplicity -- absolutely ZERO time spent working on shower systems, A/C...
03-07-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,200
Posted By PPLEPEU

OP, you might want to put a post up on the Great...

OP, you might want to put a post up on the Great Lakes forum here on THT. The Erie walleye fishermen regularly slow their boats down to .5 to 1.5 mph and have to wrestle with Erie's chop.

On...
03-03-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,256
Posted By PPLEPEU

Well, things kept going pretty well for a long...

Well, things kept going pretty well for a long time under Brunswick. Typically, huge company screw ups destroy an acquisition's value within 5 years. Brunswick did surprisingly well for the first...
02-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,882
Posted By PPLEPEU

Arenít you guys having issues hanging heavyweight...

Arenít you guys having issues hanging heavyweight 350ís and 300ís on hulls designed for the weight of 250hp two-strokes?
02-21-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By PPLEPEU

Here are David's pictures: ...

Here are David's pictures:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1280x720/slide1_bfddce62e3d668352360fcceb26f0771a11fcefe.jpg...
02-21-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By PPLEPEU

Send me the pictures in a Private Message and...

Send me the pictures in a Private Message and I'll post them in this thread for you.
02-21-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By PPLEPEU

That's heavier than my boat. :o

That's heavier than my boat. :o
Forum: Great Lakes
02-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By PPLEPEU

We use high-vis braid as the backing material for...

We use high-vis braid as the backing material for most of our reels as it is strong and you can fit a lot on a reel, helping to avoid getting spooled by a big fish. The high-vis is nice for your...
02-10-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By PPLEPEU

I must not be keeping up with current events. I...

I must not be keeping up with current events. I thought it was Yamaha that was constrained and not shipping motors until sometime in late 2019. Now it's Mercury too (or instead...)?
12-30-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 20,155
Posted By PPLEPEU

My first impression is the captain didn't have...

My first impression is the captain didn't have enough speed for the second set. Without speed, the bow didn't lift and submerged.

Thinking about it more, though, I wonder if hammering the throttle...
12-14-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By PPLEPEU

Dunno about sourcing, but as far as water...

Dunno about sourcing, but as far as water resistance my JL Audio speakers have been exposed to the elements for 5+ years. I regularly blast them with a hose to clean off fish guts, bugs, etc. No...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-12-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By PPLEPEU

One of their projects used the methane to spin...

One of their projects used the methane to spin generators during the daytime when electric rates peaked. At night, the methane routing was switched to a series of gas cleaners -- after adding...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By PPLEPEU

Great job on the video!

Great job on the video!
Forum: Great Lakes
12-06-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By PPLEPEU

Good eye. I wish my washdown pump had that kind...

Good eye. I wish my washdown pump had that kind of flow rate! :)

We have a handful of air-controlled valves and other stuff left over from an alternative energy project my wife's company did a few...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-30-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By PPLEPEU

Here's a pic of our gear, sleeping 'till spring. ...

Here's a pic of our gear, sleeping 'till spring.

Of the 34 setups in the picture, I think half are the inexpensive Okuma rods I mentioned in my post above.

As far as reels, we use the Tekotas...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-28-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By PPLEPEU

We fish a ton on Lake Michigan, trolling for...

We fish a ton on Lake Michigan, trolling for Salmon and Lake Trout. Our go-to rod is an inexpensive (just $30) Okuma rod, #CP-DR-862M (that model is 8'6" long). Those are good for running copper or...
11-21-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By PPLEPEU

:grin::grin::grin:

:grin::grin::grin:
11-19-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,530
Posted By PPLEPEU

Depends. For a CC, I wouldn't like one...

Depends.

For a CC, I wouldn't like one slower than 45-50 mph, so 40 mph cruise is a reality.

If I'm on a sporty to gain creature comforts, 35 mph with a 27 mph cruise is livable.

If I've...
11-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By PPLEPEU

Based on the images I could see in the Jeanneau...

Based on the images I could see in the Jeanneau brochure, I'd try putting the riggers on a gimbal mount inserted into the rear rod holder. Bolt a swivel base on top of the gimbal and mount the rigger...
11-19-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,072
Posted By PPLEPEU

I've done this three times, each time a different...

I've done this three times, each time a different boat; inboards, I/O, and outboard.

In all three cases, I wasn't ready to sell the boat and the good engine had plenty of life left. Why spend...
11-09-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By PPLEPEU

I moved from my 3-blade Zuke props and installed...

I moved from my 3-blade Zuke props and installed a set of Enertia Eco's. This was on my 348 Intrepid with DF 250's.

I had some blowout problems with the Zuke props in rough water. Good news was...
10-20-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,833
Posted By PPLEPEU

All great ideas -- nice design work! You have to...

All great ideas -- nice design work! You have to love Intrepid's willingness to do custom work, then leverage some of the mods into production boats. They are truly a unique builder.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-08-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By PPLEPEU

The others have posted good ideas. Here's a few...

The others have posted good ideas. Here's a few more:

Storage: For storing repair items, first aid kits, etc., etc., get a few watertight storage boxes like this as they keep out moisture,...
10-08-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 266,746
Posted By PPLEPEU

The strain issue is the key. The constant action...

The strain issue is the key. The constant action of engines, propulsion systems, and hull pounding create non-stop vibration and strain.

Stranded wire is more flexible than solid wire, therefore...
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