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Today, 11:51 AM
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There goes the myth of Kevlar saving the day.

There goes the myth of Kevlar saving the day.
Yesterday, 10:48 AM
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7/20 slow day until a double header 5 miles north...

7/20 slow day until a double header 5 miles north of Jupiter inlet @ the 80ft. to 300 ft. slope. One on kite goggleye, 1 on rigger pilchard. Instant chaos!...
07-19-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 43,807
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The "filthy water" was probably rotten balsa...

The "filthy water" was probably rotten balsa core. Same thing happened to a Seabird running alongside a friend of mine and he also reported the dirty water as the Bird went down.
07-17-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

The Bilge

Anybody else having trouble getting to The Bilge? Yes or no question and then password required but it won't take my password.
07-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Looks like Poli-Glo or any of the other latest...

Looks like Poli-Glo or any of the other latest and greatest crap on the market. Poli-Glo is impossible to remove completely unless you use their stripper. it's not cheap but it will save you hours of...
07-11-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Andy Mortensen maybe? (btw - the Benjamin works...

Andy Mortensen maybe? (btw - the Benjamin works great! Scope adjust after every shot but who cares - thanks again!)
07-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
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Not sure what the manufacturer says but in my...

Not sure what the manufacturer says but in my experience the failures are happening when it is thicker than 1/4".
07-09-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 50,714
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

I think you'll find that most boats below 20 feet...

I think you'll find that most boats below 20 feet will have issues with self bailing when in use and under load (fuel, people, coolers, etc.) It's simply a matter of displacement and buoyancy. If the...
07-07-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,910
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Good point. Asking price is just that - ASKING....

Good point. Asking price is just that - ASKING. I've seen shit boats sell for half of asking and good ones sell for asking or more.
07-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,910
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Look at Viking - they build one of the best...

Look at Viking - they build one of the best production sportfish boats in the world but they see long time owners selling their Vikings and buying a 4 engine outboard. So what do you do? You start...
07-01-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,632
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

The area is the Lake Worth Inlet (usually called...

The area is the Lake Worth Inlet (usually called Palm Beach Inlet) and we're assuming both vessels similar in size and unrestricted. I've always given way to the entering/exiting vessel and will...
07-01-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,632
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Understood. It is a "T" intersection. Until...

Understood. It is a "T" intersection. Until several years ago the side channel was not marked, but is now. Now I'm curious..... without channel distinctions, let's say I'm running north along the...
07-01-2019, 05:27 AM
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Views: 2,632
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

"Entering" main channel?

"Entering" main channel?
07-01-2019, 04:31 AM
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Views: 2,632
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Vessel to starboard/main channel - since it...

Vessel to starboard/main channel - since it wasn't mentioned I have a question. We have a high traffic area here with the main channel going under a bridge. There is a side channel to starboard. If...
06-29-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

John Bannister (561) 255-4139 Yamaha and...

John Bannister (561) 255-4139 Yamaha and Mercury Certified
06-29-2019, 04:13 AM
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Views: 444
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Very good question. The 2 main tools are a...

Very good question. The 2 main tools are a sounding hammer (preferably phenolic plastic) and a moisture meter. Both of these tools are fairly useless in the hands of the inexperienced. The best way...
06-28-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Just make VERY sure that the bottom coring is not...

Just make VERY sure that the bottom coring is not wet. Most of the old birds were cored with balsa core and if it's wet or rotten that would bring the price down to the value of the engine and...
06-26-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

When I had to replace VST parts on my '99 Merc...

When I had to replace VST parts on my '99 Merc 250 EFI I was told that Mercury doesn't sell parts, you have to buy the whole VST system. The dealer, who sells Mercury and Yamaha then told me that...
06-24-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,911
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Don't know. Do you think they have stopped it?

Don't know. Do you think they have stopped it?
06-24-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,911
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

If the Bahamas doesn't outlaw shark feeding trips...

If the Bahamas doesn't outlaw shark feeding trips this will likely get a lot worse.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-21-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 172,291
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Talking Caymans are about the best deal on the market...

Caymans are about the best deal on the market today. And the engine is in the right place.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-20-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 172,291
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Now THAT'S consistency, not always easy in a 1/4...

Now THAT'S consistency, not always easy in a 1/4 mile street car.
06-20-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

I agree with Gerald.... ain't no thing. Water...

I agree with Gerald.... ain't no thing. Water intrusion takes time, that boat doesn't stay in the water long enough for it to happen. When you have time get a pro or do it yourself and learn. In the...
06-20-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,734
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Two 90 degree turns with a considerable power...

Two 90 degree turns with a considerable power loss at each 90. Plus more gears and more weight.
06-20-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 152,997
Posted By Fiberglass1 Inc

Went Saturday, started around 1000ft straight out...

Went Saturday, started around 1000ft straight out from PB inlet and got a nice blackfin then had some schoolies around. The weeds weren't bad at all, smaller mats here and there. Ran closer in to 500...
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