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06-13-2019, 11:38 AM
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Posted By cobraarvey

That's a real barn find. From the pictures, I...

That's a real barn find. From the pictures, I doubt you have any worries, as the boat looks as new. Check for rot as suggested, but it is a sure bet that boat did not see much daylight. I remember...
06-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,307
Posted By cobraarvey

I may be totally off, but in my opinion those...

I may be totally off, but in my opinion those pictures show nothing more than 20 years of exposure to a marine environment. I've seen a heck of a lot worse, especially in inboard engine compartments...
06-12-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,307
Posted By cobraarvey

Scum in a bilge, compartments and enclosed areas...

Scum in a bilge, compartments and enclosed areas of a 19 year old boat certainly isn't a sure sign of the boat previously being underwater. More than likely it is mildew and slime from lack of air...
06-11-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,556
Posted By cobraarvey

My second of 3 Four Winns was a 1994 210 Horizon....

My second of 3 Four Winns was a 1994 210 Horizon. Same hull, but the bow rider version. Great boats, which were considered pretty quality builds back then. I had the optional power 5.7 (351 Ford...
06-11-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By cobraarvey

Collinite metal wax to clean up and protect. ...

Collinite metal wax to clean up and protect. Then some Collinite paste wax to give additional protection. All metals on a boat need periodic protection. And as mentioned dry off to keep water...
06-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By cobraarvey

If you've ever watched the live feed from the...

If you've ever watched the live feed from the White Marlin Open, you can see the woman who is there every year who is doing the core sampling and research. She is carefully carving the billfish that...
06-07-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By cobraarvey

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06-06-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By cobraarvey

Driving a mile or so back to the lift in fresh...

Driving a mile or so back to the lift in fresh water will certainly help. Once on the lift, give it a good fresh water flush with muffs. Doses of Salt Away will be even better. I've owned 4 Stern...
06-06-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By cobraarvey

Good point. And if compared to the Regulator 26...

Good point. And if compared to the Regulator 26 and the Southport 26, the Davis does not come close in the quality department. And that includes the build process, fit and finish, and the hardware...
06-05-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By cobraarvey

What year? The original B & D 28' Center...

What year? The original B & D 28' Center Consoles were built by Buddy Davis sons in NC. When I was looking for a CC back in the mid 2000's they caught my eye with their great lines and Carolina...
06-04-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By cobraarvey

Jersey Cape's 31 is a Rybo Runner, as you stated....

Jersey Cape's 31 is a Rybo Runner, as you stated. I can't help you with a history on the hulls, but can tell you they build an excellent product. Do your homework and you will have trouble finding...
05-30-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By cobraarvey

Unless they have stains, just use boat soap. But...

Unless they have stains, just use boat soap. But the only product you should use to protect the vinyl is 303. It protects from UV, repels water and dirt, etc. I noticed recently in a WM add that 303...
05-23-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By cobraarvey

Hard to tell from the photo, but I'm able to make...

Hard to tell from the photo, but I'm able to make out some damage on the hull nose just below the lower strake. Here is my opinion, based on experience. You mention in your post that the trailer was...
05-23-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,396
Posted By cobraarvey

Any "pro" will tell you if the fish has hit the...

Any "pro" will tell you if the fish has hit the bait, and the rod is not already in your hand, your chances of a hook up drop dramatically. What this means is, an immediate drop back when dead bait...
05-22-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By cobraarvey

If I recall, I spoke with the owner of Showboat,...

If I recall, I spoke with the owner of Showboat, and he advised it must be kept in the fridge for shelf life. It might have it on the bottle too, (I can't recall, and the bottle is at my summer...
05-21-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By cobraarvey

Regarding longevity, I used the Showboat Custom...

Regarding longevity, I used the Showboat Custom Coatings on my outriggers 4 years ago. Still look like the day I did them. I have not had the nerve to do the tower yet, but it is on the "to do"...
05-21-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,035
Posted By cobraarvey

Always have an exit strategy when you buy a boat....

Always have an exit strategy when you buy a boat. Color is the first thing a potential buyer sees, and that one is right around the top of the fugly list. Probably have to wear a bag over your head...
05-20-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By cobraarvey

HUK. Best stuff out there for wicking away...

HUK. Best stuff out there for wicking away moisture and heat. SPF protection too. Wear it all the time offshore. Most of the time I can wear it all day, even when it is humid. I wear the Reel Legend...
05-16-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By cobraarvey

Some good advice above. One thing you should try...

Some good advice above. One thing you should try to do is keep the boat covered. Even if you buy a cheap mooring cover, it will help your varnish job last. I used to varnish the...
05-14-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By cobraarvey

Don't use a sawzall. That will not be pretty if...

Don't use a sawzall. That will not be pretty if you make the slightest slip. Never saw a set of coaming pads yet that can't be removed and re-installed. They were not designed to be a permanent...
05-13-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By cobraarvey

The products I use: ...

The products I use:

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05-13-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By cobraarvey

To answer your question, any cleaners, (and...

To answer your question, any cleaners, (and especially the brighteners) will remove the wax. There is just no getting around it. Based on what you have described regarding the condition of your teak,...
05-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By cobraarvey

Good buddy runs a 31 with tabs. Last year he...

Good buddy runs a 31 with tabs. Last year he lost his tabs for a few trips due to hydraulic pump issues. All I know is, he said it was a nightmare running the boat without tabs. As Kennyboy said,...
05-08-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By cobraarvey

Enjoy the lift and don't worry about it. Lots of...

Enjoy the lift and don't worry about it. Lots of new demo boats without paint spend their time in the water for a few days at a time. Long term use without protection is an issue, of course. Won't...
05-03-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,490
Posted By cobraarvey

Oh I'm not knocking Collinite, by any means. It...

Oh I'm not knocking Collinite, by any means. It is one of the reasons my boat always looks good. Time will tell how the Smoove holds up. It was easier to apply/remove the Smoove Bubble Gum...
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