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07-16-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,084
Posted By ahhshoot

We've taken our 2 year old as far as 40 miles out...

We've taken our 2 year old as far as 40 miles out in the GOM. Had my wife and parents with us and everyone wanted to go. My dad caught a 60 pound amberjack that day, his first AJ ever and he hooked...
07-14-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By ahhshoot

That's definitely going to be part of my...

That's definitely going to be part of my mitigation efforts. Going to use the cheap stuff I bought from Amazon to make some scratching pads away from the boat, the catnip is a great idea too.
07-14-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By ahhshoot

90% of the time I am anti-cat. But ours is...

90% of the time I am anti-cat. But ours is actually pretty good. We live in a rural area and he regularly kills coral snakes and brings them to us show off his catch. Also our mole problem is gone,...
07-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By ahhshoot

Good to know! In reality it just means I need to...

Good to know! In reality it just means I need to get a cover for the boat that the cat won't be able to get into if I go this route. Thanks all
07-14-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By ahhshoot

Is SeaDek cat-proof?

Weird question but my cat likes to use the super cheap knock-off seadek type stuff I put on there as a scratching pad. Now granted this stuff is no where near the durability as actual seadek, it's...
07-14-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By ahhshoot

Maybe you're getting the power of the engine as...

Maybe you're getting the power of the engine as if it were naturally aspirated aka supercharger not working or engaging properly? If no boost, but engine runs ok but won't spin up past certain RPM,...
07-10-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By ahhshoot

My guess would be it's not as much to do with the...

My guess would be it's not as much to do with the glue expanding anything but rather the vinyl preserving what's underneath it by blocking UV rays and abrasion and not allowing as much moisture to be...
07-10-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,529
Posted By ahhshoot

Just be careful. Most wives don't understand the...

Just be careful. Most wives don't understand the time it takes to maintain a bigger boat. Sometimes they like the idea of something without understanding what it takes to keep that idea alive. For...
07-10-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By ahhshoot

That's not a boat. That's a motor with a hull...

That's not a boat. That's a motor with a hull strapped to it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-10-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,440
Posted By ahhshoot

Welcome to HVAC.

Welcome to HVAC.
07-09-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,065
Posted By ahhshoot

Boat shops in summer time... sheesh. I called 4...

Boat shops in summer time... sheesh. I called 4 different shops to get a quote on adding an 87" minn kota with AGM's, 16" Garmin chartplotter, 18" Garmin Radome and add a light bar and replace my...
07-09-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,914
Posted By ahhshoot

If it were me I'd be looking at SeaVee or...

If it were me I'd be looking at SeaVee or Everglades. Everglades would be my #1 because it seems to have all the fishability of any of the others but with lots of high end comfort appointments that...
07-07-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,807
Posted By ahhshoot

You're young and divorced and have a good paying...

You're young and divorced and have a good paying job. You can literally do anything. There isn't really a better time to do it.
07-07-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By ahhshoot

I find my boat with twins is very predictable...

I find my boat with twins is very predictable both forwards and backwards when engaging both motors, so I use that method when I'm just trying to get from point A to point B and want the boat to...
06-26-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By ahhshoot

Yes that's exactly it. LOL And yes I'm well...

Yes that's exactly it. LOL

And yes I'm well aware that the starting process is the hardest on an engine as I started a thread about this a few weeks ago regarding that exact issue.

I like to...
06-26-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By ahhshoot

I got tired of wondering this same thing. Bought...

I got tired of wondering this same thing. Bought a large 100 gallon rubbermaid stock tub and fill it up with water, tilt the motors in it and they run on 72 degree spring water for 15-20 minutes...
06-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ahhshoot

I can see that being an issue if the motors were...

I can see that being an issue if the motors were mounted directly on the transom but these are mounted on a bracket so they are about 2.5' or so away from the transom, I do not see anything that...
06-26-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ahhshoot

About to adjust tilt limiter cams on my Suzuki's, anything I should know?

Bought new boat just over a year ago and I noticed that my outboards never tilt all the way out of the water, at full tilt they have approximately 6-8" of the foot left in the water. I was reading my...
06-26-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,955
Posted By ahhshoot

Your limiting factor is your fuel economy in MPG...

Your limiting factor is your fuel economy in MPG multiplied by your max fuel capacity in gallons divided by 2, with a 10% or so safety margin.

With regards to conditions and seaworthiness, each...
06-26-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By ahhshoot

My buddy just got a new Mako 19' skiff and he got...

My buddy just got a new Mako 19' skiff and he got the Pro XS 115 on it. I know this isn't a big deal, but, it looks a hell of a lot cooler than the standard 4 stroke option. And having the 'upgrade'...
06-26-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By ahhshoot

My boat is 28' with twins and just under 10k#...

My boat is 28' with twins and just under 10k# loaded up. I went with the terrova 87" to make sure plenty of shaft was in the water when it gets a little choppy and I went with 36v for the reasons...
06-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ahhshoot

Whenever I asked myself this same question, I...

Whenever I asked myself this same question, I ordered new plugs and put the old ones in a zip lock or dry storage on the boat somewhere for a rainy day.
06-25-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By ahhshoot

I can't testify to the bracket type but my buddy...

I can't testify to the bracket type but my buddy has a 2016 Mako Pro Skiff 16 and he has a Power Pole Micro Anchor on it. It works fine, only issue is when the pole is stored inside the boat, it's...
06-25-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By ahhshoot

Dealer will take days or weeks to fix your boat...

Dealer will take days or weeks to fix your boat this time of year most likely. I'd first check all the connections as it's probably something silly like a connection that was not fully tightened...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-23-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,850
Posted By ahhshoot

The bite's still on, must be schoolies!

The bite's still on, must be schoolies!
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