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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 305
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

In boating terms though, isn't there a minimum...

In boating terms though, isn't there a minimum size which you can humble brag? For instance , I can't really humble brag because I only have a 22 foot Grady White walk around , can I ? Or is it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Or another way to say it, luck is where...

Or another way to say it, luck is where opportunity and preparation intersect.
07-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,666
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

There are pros and cons to each motor. You have...

There are pros and cons to each motor. You have to decide what's best for you. It seems you could get 8 cylinders of displacement versus 6 total across 2 motors. Too bad you can't run the same...
07-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I made the switch! No Ra-grets! Not even one...

I made the switch! No Ra-grets! Not even one little letter. Lol. The 4.2 has better low and midrange torque. I have Grady 228 with a single on a bracket. The 4.2 is noticably better across the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-14-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I have an 04 4 stroke and yes the carb is...

I have an 04 4 stroke and yes the carb is sensitive to bad fuel. We have had it worked on a couple of times. Other than that the motor is awesome. Mine is on Carolina Skiff,the j16. It can get...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-12-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

If I could spend a month in the Abacos or Exumas...

If I could spend a month in the Abacos or Exumas , I would do it. Keys versus Bimini for a month, the Keys. I have boated to both the Abacos and Bimini . I have flown to Staniel Cay in the Exumas a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-11-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,856
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I am sorry you are facing this. It's hard to lose...

I am sorry you are facing this. It's hard to lose your mom regardless of age. I lost my mom 4 years ago and it still stings. Enjoy the time you have now. Cherish it.

You said something tongue...
07-11-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,209
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Their business model seems built on the principle...

Their business model seems built on the principle of I don't give a crap. It seems to me you got this new owner coming in and buying the boat from an owner giving you fits. It seems they would want...
07-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 65,266
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Sea Vixen . It's hotter than a sea fox. You...

Sea Vixen . It's hotter than a sea fox. You could do Ocean Ox like others said and figure some kind of cool OO logo.
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-10-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 26,733
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I was in Hope Town in the Abacos a few years ago....

I was in Hope Town in the Abacos a few years ago. I went to the light house and climbed to the top. There was a 120 yatch coming into the harbor. There was a guy and his son jabbering about how could...
07-10-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Just curious, why take 6 inches off the other...

Just curious, why take 6 inches off the other side? I have 15 foot Tacos and if that happened to mine , I would cut the pole and leave the other one as is. I don't think I have ever looked at or...
07-10-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 37,321
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I was born and raised in Florida. Spent 40 years...

I was born and raised in Florida. Spent 40 years there and few weather phenomenon strike fear into me like lightning. More people die in Florida from lightning strikes than all other weather...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-09-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I can think of cases of floods along the...

I can think of cases of floods along the Mississippi where FEMA essentially relocated towns out of the floodplain and the strategy worked. However, how do say to the people of Mexico Beach, we ain't...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,382
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Like any dog....hmmm. my lab mix that I found in...

Like any dog....hmmm. my lab mix that I found in the woods hiking along Fontana Lake in the Smokies must not be any dog. She is the best behaved dog I have ever had and does not get locked in a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-07-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,252
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I go to Carysfort every time I go to the Keys. I...

I go to Carysfort every time I go to the Keys. I do recall a big old freighter ran aground there in the late 80s or early 90s and that really put a dent in the coral there. I was there 2 summers...
07-07-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,419
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

If you are making it, use poly. Poly floats and...

If you are making it, use poly. Poly floats and it will keep it on the water surface out of the prop. I bought one and the poly is big,I want to say 1 inch , maybe bigger? The one I bought doesn't...
07-07-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Yamaha often offers the free extended warranty...

Yamaha often offers the free extended warranty for a 60 day period from February to March timeframe. They run promotions throughout the year but the best ones seem to be in the spring. Check their...
07-07-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Well, you got a better stereo than me. I don't...

Well, you got a better stereo than me. I don't know why you're asking this question. I have an Alpine marine head unit and a 50 or 60 watt in line Alpine amplifier and 4 box speakers, two in the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-06-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,300
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

To really put down a she devil with to torx bit...

To really put down a she devil with to torx bit you need to make sure it has like titanium or other super hard metal in it. It's like a cross or wooden stake for vampires. She devil's don't like...
07-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,391
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

There is little substitution for displacement. I...

There is little substitution for displacement. I went from. 3.3 liter 250 to a 4.2 liter 250 ( Essentially the 300 tuned down ) and performance is better on my 22 foot WA. Now let's say Yamaha said...
07-06-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

When I am lucky I will get to the Keys or Bahamas...

When I am lucky I will get to the Keys or Bahamas for 2 week stays. One year I got 3 weeks in the Keys and boat with unpainted bottom in the water. I had no issues. I got some tiny barnacles on my...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-06-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,907
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Nope, I don't wear it on my walk around but I...

Nope, I don't wear it on my walk around but I use it on my skiff. I googled it and found in 2017 just over 600 people died boating. Yet there are over 80 million users of boats on the water...
07-06-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,035
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I don't . I don't have the boat either for it. ...

I don't . I don't have the boat either for it. Those big displacement hull rigs are built for that stuff. As the saying goes, there is no replacement for displacement. Those guys displace a lot of...
07-06-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,823
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

I grew up in central Florida in the 70s and 80s...

I grew up in central Florida in the 70s and 80s and have seen the changes in the surface waters in the Mosquito Lagoon and other places. For a nearly century we have diked and drained lands from the...
07-06-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By SmokyMtnGrady

Do you have a multimeter? If so test your...

Do you have a multimeter? If so test your battery voltage and then test the voltage at your fuse buss bar. They should be the same. Start motor and test the voltage with the motor running. Have...
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