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05-06-2019, 09:14 AM
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Posted By ReidPfromNC

Sorry you’re having the significant problems...

Sorry you’re having the significant problems Blutarsky, and I hope it gets rectified soon. As for mine, I’m going on 180 hrs on my 2017 twin 300s, with the only dealer attention given being a new...
05-04-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I’ve got two on a heavy vintage Blackfin 29’...

I’ve got two on a heavy vintage Blackfin 29’ Combi and with 180 hrs they’ve been completely trouble free as anticipated. Most pleased with the unrivaled fuel consumption (30kts/4000/1.6 mpg) and...
02-10-2019, 05:25 PM
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Views: 7,924
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I second this one. It almost completely negates...

I second this one. It almost completely negates two previously mentioned opposing issues; the flybridge deck is low enough that the captain is never really detached from the cockpit during fishing...
07-31-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I posted to this thread back in November (post...

I posted to this thread back in November (post #22) after just installing new 300 G2s on our 29 Blackfin over in the Abacos. After some 8+ months and 115 hrs I’m pleased to say we’ve not had even the...
12-09-2017, 08:26 AM
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Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I love that Tommy Boy scene. And I agree on the...

I love that Tommy Boy scene. And I agree on the warranty assessment. I feel that many buyers, including myself, use the longer warranty pitch as a clincher to go with a product that they really...
12-01-2017, 12:12 PM
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Posted By ReidPfromNC

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

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1986 Blackfin 29 Combi 2017 Evinrude 300 G2s. Guana/Scotland lagoon,...
12-01-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Is a low hour, excellent condition diesel...

Is a low hour, excellent condition diesel Blackfin 29 Combi too small? If not, please PM me. It's a 1996 but without a doubt the absolute cleanest and most lightly used one in existence. ...
11-19-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

We've seriously contemplated this after talking...

We've seriously contemplated this after talking with several Evinrude experts at the recent Ft Lauderdale boat show. My only hesitation centers around this ultimately placing the cowling/engine even...
11-19-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Good eye seahorse. I don't want to derail this...

Good eye seahorse. I don't want to derail this thread but you're spot on with two issues; we ARE mounted as low as we can go, but yes, turns out this bracket WAS mounted abnormally (2-3") higher. ...
11-18-2017, 04:06 PM
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Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Thanks Joe. I guess I posted it in the wrong...

Thanks Joe. I guess I posted it in the wrong spot, but here's the thread where this boat was for sale on THT some 8-9 years ago. I just updated it after our recent purchase and upgrades:
...
11-18-2017, 03:02 PM
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Views: 163,383
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I just got new G2 300s installed on this Blackfin...

I just got new G2 300s installed on this Blackfin 29 Combi several weeks ago, and while it's still a little early to be touting greatness, the performance and economy appears outstanding. ...
11-18-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 44,234
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Sorry it took 8 months to update this, but all of...

Sorry it took 8 months to update this, but all of the rebuild/restore/upgrade work was finally completed in early October. Originally, it was hoped that we might get some limited use out of the old...
11-18-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 44,234
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Sorry it took 8 months to update this, but all of...

Sorry it took 8 months to update this, but all of the rebuild/restore/upgrade work was finally completed in early October. Originally, it was hoped that we might get some limited use out of the old...
03-19-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 44,234
Posted By ReidPfromNC

This boat resurfaced on eBay once again early...

This boat resurfaced on eBay once again early this month and I picked it up. The retired gentleman that bought it back in 2008 moved it down to the fresh water Tennessee River in north Alabama where...
12-24-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 245,219
Posted By ReidPfromNC

She's indeed sitting as pretty as ever right now...

She's indeed sitting as pretty as ever right now in her winter slip on the waterfront town docks in Washington, NC, still with the same proud owner. I went on board with him several months ago and...
12-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By ReidPfromNC

If the engines and drives are in newer or at...

If the engines and drives are in newer or at least very good condition, making a crossing in either of those boats is cake, from a gulfstream crossing standpoint. There are also many closer and...
11-18-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 31,150
Posted By ReidPfromNC

1997 Blackfin 29 Flybridge Twin 454 Crusader...

1997 Blackfin 29 Flybridge
Twin 454 Crusader FI's, 320 HP
2.04:1 BW gears
19x22 props
27 mph @ 3300 rpm cruise
38 mph @ 4500 rpm WOT
10-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By ReidPfromNC

She's looking great rcr9999. Where are you...

She's looking great rcr9999. Where are you located and where do you plan to use the boat mostly. Myself and another buddy each have one converted to pleasure boats with my refit showing up here...
08-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I've got the exact boat the OP is looking to tow...

I've got the exact boat the OP is looking to tow or very close anyway, 2002 Shamrock 260 Express, I've towed it from NC to FL twice in past year with a D3500 and then a C2500 with relative ease. ...
07-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By ReidPfromNC

We're also headed that way, leaving Marsh Harbor,...

We're also headed that way, leaving Marsh Harbor, Abacos, for the Exumas August 7th with two boats. Actually leaving from Lake Worth Inlet on the 1st with one boat for the crossing to meet the other...
05-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,808
Posted By ReidPfromNC

Hi Fix, This is Reid who was with you and your...

Hi Fix, This is Reid who was with you and your family on the Airgate flight over to Marsh Harbor. Great meeting and talking with you then. We'll hopefully get the chance to see you guys over there...
11-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 408,260
Posted By ReidPfromNC

This is my 20' Harkers Island Skiff which had her...

This is my 20' Harkers Island Skiff which had her rebuild documented here on THT. 318 Chrysler inboard and stick steering and never had such a simple wood boat that was so much fun and got so much...
08-30-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By ReidPfromNC

I had a 24' Rampage (straight inboard version)...

I had a 24' Rampage (straight inboard version) and now have the 26' Shamrock, like Inboardman above. I've only had the Shamrock a short time and love it, although this model is larger than you...
05-08-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 45,626
Posted By ReidPfromNC

My wife and I did it for years, first in a 21'...

My wife and I did it for years, first in a 21' Oceanic out of Pompano Bch, cruising it ultimately all thru the Abacos, and it was a center console with a spray hood/dodger! It was well equipped with...
03-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By ReidPfromNC

What billinstuart suggested early on and then...

What billinstuart suggested early on and then baypro21 touched on last is perhaps your best avenue. But to expand further, just in case you're not completely familiar with the 383 scenario, its most...
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