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10-25-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Sierrastar

Like you, we had a hard time finding a DC on west...

Like you, we had a hard time finding a DC on west coast. It took about a year. We ended up with a 2001 Boston Whaler Ventura 210. It has a small head, fresh water tank, live well, ski pylon, etc. it...
09-30-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By Sierrastar

Bike Friday makes high-end folding bikes. The...

Bike Friday makes high-end folding bikes. The ride as good as my more expensive bikes. I have a Pocket Rocket I use for travel. It folds into a hard samsonite suitcase and flys as check luggage.
...
09-11-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Sierrastar

My wife and I bought a 2001 Boston Whaler Ventura...

My wife and I bought a 2001 Boston Whaler Ventura 210 in March. Also a DC. I think the dauntless 210 is the slightly older version but very similar. Anyhow, we love it and it has been a great family...
08-19-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sierrastar

OP inhave a similar issue with hard to reach...

OP
inhave a similar issue with hard to reach fitting. Did you find an “easier” solution or different type of fitting?

thanks !
08-02-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By Sierrastar

thanks for the number information. FYI, the owner...

thanks for the number information. FYI, the owner ran Seafoam then we had another mechanic check compression. All cylinders were in spec and very close to each other in compression. He also measured...
07-30-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By Sierrastar

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Just a quick followup. We did buy the boat...
07-30-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

Just a quick followup. I replaced my battery...

Just a quick followup. I replaced my battery cables (22ft one way) with 1/0. I also replaced the Honda battery cable that goes into motor. I relocated the power lug to a much better, dryer location...
07-15-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Sierrastar

i had the same issue. Fixed this weekend by...

i had the same issue. Fixed this weekend by changing battery cables. I found they were badly corroded and crunchy. Try measuring the voltage at the starter when it is cranking. Mine was way low,...
07-03-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Sierrastar

Springs to torsion? Kodiak in UFP Torsion axle?

i have a tandem PacificTrailer. It has no brakes and looks like it is time for new springs. Axles don’t look great either as brake flanges are flaking rust big time. The main trailer frame is in...
06-29-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

Good to know, thanks!

Good to know, thanks!
06-29-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

I ordered the Honda cable for the rigging port...

I ordered the Honda cable for the rigging port pass through. I couldn’t find enough info to be certain I could run different wire through the rigging port. So, I will still have one power post but it...
06-29-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering a new...

Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering a new starter cable. Seemed too corroded to cut the bad off and still have enough reach. Then I ordered 1/0 cables to home run to the battery. Not much more cost...
06-25-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

Thanks V12! If you find a cable, let me know....

Thanks V12! If you find a cable, let me know. After thinking it through, I think I have enough excess cable on the existing Honda cable that I could try cutting 1-3ft off and try to get to a good...
06-24-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Sierrastar

Honda 225- Battery cable into outboard

The battery cable connected into my Honda 225 is connected to a battery lug in the bilge which is also connected to the main battery cable running towards a console with batteries. Anyhow, the lug...
03-30-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By Sierrastar

I found a Honda manual that says to test...

I found a Honda manual that says to test compression using full throttle. I don’t think the surveyor did that and I am looking into it. The manual also shows a spec of 199-228psi.

If full...
03-30-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By Sierrastar

We had the boat surveyed today. I also verified...

We had the boat surveyed today. I also verified the boat can handle 700lbs on the transom, so the engine is appropriate for the boat.

The only real issue highlighted in the survey was with the...
03-30-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By Sierrastar

2015 Honda 225 Compression test results

I had a survey today on a boat I’m looking to buy. Boston Whaler Ventura 210. Anyhow, a new Honda 225 was installed in 2015 and still has warranty. The motor has 152hrs. The compression test results...
03-21-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Sierrastar

Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!
03-21-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Sierrastar

Surveys in San Diego

I’m looking for recommendations for someone to survey a Boston whaler with Honda outboard. Boat is in San Diego, in the water. Also planning to take out of the water for the survey.

If you know...
03-19-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By Sierrastar

It does have a trailer and bottom paint. ...

It does have a trailer and bottom paint.

Why should I assume less when there is bottom paint? If I chose to store in a saltwater slip, wouldn't paint be necessary? For now, we plan to trailer but...
03-18-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,524
Posted By Sierrastar

2001 Boston Whaler 210 Advice (w/ '15 Honda 225)

Hello,

I am looking for a first power boat for the family. We will use in salt water on West coast bays. We also plan to use in the ocean, perhaps with some trips to Catlina Island on calm days. I...
09-12-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,200
Posted By Sierrastar

Thanks for the information! I looked at the boat...

Thanks for the information! I looked at the boat on Sunday. It was always stored on the trailer and washed/flushed after use. The engine looked really clean (compared to some others i have seen) with...
09-09-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,200
Posted By Sierrastar

2003 Chaparral 210 SS -thoughts?

I'm looking to get a first boat for the family to use in the San Diego area. It will see salt water. I found a 2003 Chaparral 210 SS.

117hrs
4.3L, 190HP
Used in salt and fresh water. Flushed...
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