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Forum: Northeast
10-17-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,145
Posted By Turtlebull

Who said anything of poor quality? Buy the...

Who said anything of poor quality? Buy the newest and best quality you can afford. It doesn’t matter how good you maintain a boat. After 15-20 years you can almost guarantee tank replacements, done...
Forum: Northeast
10-17-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,145
Posted By Turtlebull

I always give the same advice to people asking...

I always give the same advice to people asking about buying a boat. Go for the newest boat year you can afford. Trust me , you will come out ahead in the end. If its not something with the motors,...
Forum: Northeast
10-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Turtlebull

The guy who replaced my tank used Ram welding in...

The guy who replaced my tank used Ram welding in farmingdale. Did a nice job. It was .125 and came coated.
10-15-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Turtlebull

Exactly. You get what you pay for. I used uship...

Exactly. You get what you pay for. I used uship to ship a boston whaler on my trailer from fla to ny. Guy showed up at my house with a pickup that was barely holding on and kept stalling. He was...
10-15-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Turtlebull

I just shipped a boat from Fl to NY. I did not...

I just shipped a boat from Fl to NY. I did not shrink wrap the boat and I would not if I was you. My boat was fine, nothing more than just some road dust thats about it. The shrink wrap just...
Forum: Northeast
10-15-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,145
Posted By Turtlebull

I had a 35 Carolina for 16 years, never used a...

I had a 35 Carolina for 16 years, never used a bladder once and fished canyons from L.I. I would burn 30 gph at cruise . That boat will be way out of your price range though. I dont know about...
10-14-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,446
Posted By Turtlebull

Doesnt mean anything the brown paint. I just sold...

Doesnt mean anything the brown paint. I just sold my boat with a pair of Cummins diamonds in them 16 years old that had browning paint around the turbo base from the beginning. I did nothing but...
10-14-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Turtlebull

Nice work, you thought of a lot of things in the...

Nice work, you thought of a lot of things in the process. I have replaced tanks in a couple of my boats as well. Couple questions. Is that water or gas underneath the old tank? Also, why not spray...
10-13-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Turtlebull

I wouldnt. My last boat i replaced one of the...

I wouldnt. My last boat i replaced one of the fuel tanks. The fabricator coated it in grey epoxy. After seeing what happened to the powder coating on that boats whole windshield, I would never do it...
10-12-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,390
Posted By Turtlebull

Almost on zombie thread territory. Thread going...

Almost on zombie thread territory. Thread going 10 different directions everyone forgot the initial intent of this whole thread. By the way what was it anyway ? 😀
10-11-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Turtlebull

plugs/wires for?

So the boat I purchased has these plugs and wires. The first is this plug on a cord, behind it in the pic is also a receptacle(plug) your lift cover to plug something else into. The boat had cannon...
10-11-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Turtlebull

I went to look at them when i was looking at...

I went to look at them when i was looking at center consoles in 34 ft range. I thought the boat was very small for a 32, thats because of the narrow beam. Im sure that adds to the good ride but I...
10-11-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,390
Posted By Turtlebull

Thats the risk you take when you build a custom...

Thats the risk you take when you build a custom boat. The budget always goes higher than what you think and budget usually is sky's the limit. Theres nothing worse than looking what you thought you...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Turtlebull

I just got mine done from clean fiberglass. The...

I just got mine done from clean fiberglass. The boat was from florida with none. The prep is the key. The marina did the sea hawk epoxy undercoat on mine. First they sanded the boat clean and dry...
10-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,167
Posted By Turtlebull

God. Three pages deep into this thread with no...

God. Three pages deep into this thread with no pics heheheh. These pics better be good lol
10-05-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Turtlebull

I’ve bought my last two boats from Florida unseen...

I’ve bought my last two boats from Florida unseen and had them shipped up north with zero issues. If you know what you want and have a good guy survey the engines and then a separate survey on the...
10-04-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 242,979
Posted By Turtlebull

Glad I saw your thread. I grew up fishing with a...

Glad I saw your thread. I grew up fishing with a neighbor on this same boat. He recently died so your thread brought back many flashbacks. We would take this boat off LI to the canyon carrying extra...
10-04-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By Turtlebull

My whaler has a glass windshield , I love it. ...

My whaler has a glass windshield , I love it. That with a electronic window vent makes a perfect combo. I have had boats with the Eisenglass shield. I think glass is the way forward from here on...
10-04-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,977
Posted By Turtlebull

After going from a Convertible to a express for...

After going from a Convertible to a express for many years and back to now a center console, I can tell you if i had to do that route again, i would go the express route. I didnt sleep on the boat...
10-01-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Turtlebull

I have a 2015 90hp merc 4 stroke on a whaler. The...

I have a 2015 90hp merc 4 stroke on a whaler. The thing has been flawless. Knock on wood i havent done anything to it but change the oil and plugs. Would buy another in a heartbeat. My other boat has...
09-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Turtlebull

My first boat as a kid was a 82 or so 14(side...

My first boat as a kid was a 82 or so 14(side console) with a 50 evinrude and the blue inside. The thing was a absolute beast.We couldnt kill that thing. We used it in the bays for clamming and...
09-29-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Turtlebull

Been on the 33 invincible hundreds of times. I...

Been on the 33 invincible hundreds of times. I would go with the invincible. The fit and finish is superior. I have not rode on the contender but the inv ride with the step is impressive. With a...
09-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Turtlebull

Dont know what i want more , the coronavirus to...

Dont know what i want more , the coronavirus to end or these boat bubble , market gonna pop , when its it gonna pop threads
09-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By Turtlebull

I had the 671 tibs in a 43 egg harbor. The...

I had the 671 tibs in a 43 egg harbor. The engines are not known for longevity as they are a lot of hp worked into the original smaller motor block. I remember mine had lower hours and I was told...
09-28-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,850
Posted By Turtlebull

I have 2 whalers. I have a 2015 17 Montauk. I use...

I have 2 whalers. I have a 2015 17 Montauk. I use it in the northeast. The boat is great for what i use it for (bays etc). With a 7ft beam the thing is stable. Last year we got stuck in a rogue...
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