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12-11-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gbutler

RE: Whats it worth?

Thanks I know the NADA guides but wanted to see how close they actually were to reality.
12-11-2006, 09:47 AM
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Views: 677
Posted By gbutler

Whats it worth?

Thinking of selling and getting a larger boat any ideas on what it's worth?

2002 Edgewater 185.5
Aluminum Trailer
Yami f115
257 Hours serviced yearly
Mini leaning post seat
Raw water...
08-09-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,086
Posted By gbutler

RE: Hit by the DNR

I have only been stopped once in 6 years by the pbc sherriffs office in Fl. My boat was new and I missed a No wake sign in an area i hadent visited yet. Overall expierience was just fine. he asked if...
08-05-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By gbutler

RE: safe or not ?

You should be fine. I have left my boat on a lift at the water for 2-3 months and not had a problem. when they talk about bad gas as it sits it looses octane causing it to burn poorly.

If you are...
07-23-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,226
Posted By gbutler

RE: Remove Rust Stains from Gelcote.

Barkeepers friend will work also you might want to try Rust Aid available @ Home Depot it worked when Barkeepers friend wouldent when I had a pair of speaker grills rust on my CC.

Carefull though...
05-08-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,815
Posted By gbutler

RE: Luhrs 290 Sportfish - $54,900!!!


Is the boat still available I would like to take a look at it. In laws are looking @ the 29 and 32 open and have seen several.
I will be on the east coast in two weeks and told them if it...
04-06-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By gbutler

Re: Fuel getting into Oil

Had the same happen on my 2001 F115 it was the thermostat sticking open. Once replaced it has been fine for two years.
03-31-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,221
Posted By gbutler

Re: Yamaha 4-stroke- fuel in crankcase?

I had the same thing happen on my f115 4 stroke it seemed the problem was a bad thermistst that was stuck open causing the engine to always run at full choke. When I visited my dealer with this he...
02-28-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By gbutler

Re: T top

If you are in the tarpon area you may also want to look up Quality T-tops they built mine and I'm very happy with the work.
they can do smaller t-tops but you might be pushing it with a 15 ft boat...
02-22-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,116
Posted By gbutler



Boat looks very clean looking to trade up to a bigger but not too big from my 18.5 edgewater that I just sold and was wondering what you are looking for as a bottom line if you want to...
02-07-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,034
Posted By gbutler

Re: Can you refuse a Safety Inspection?

I'll agree with the above in that getting the volentary safty inspection every year is a great thing and can reduce the chance of getting stopped to almost nil.

A few years ago we were asked if we...
05-11-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By gbutler

Re: Sacrificial Anodes

Just remember to keep an eye on them and that they are sacrificial. You dont want somthing that will last longer cause that means you stand the chance of sacrificing somthing on your engine that...
05-11-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,966
Posted By gbutler

Re: Edgewater 225 Prop issues

I have a smaller edgewater and here is what I experienced

Factory prop I got the top end of the rpm range out of but not the speed

Switched to a Polished SS prop that has very heavy cupping...
05-11-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By gbutler

Re: Will floatation in your swamped boat help???

I purchased my boat specifically due to its level flotation. ( when purchased our daughter was 3 and I considered it an added bonus for safety)

Having said that I've got to agree with the above....
03-31-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By gbutler

RE: what is the best foul weather gear maker?

I'll second the Grundins
Was out in 2 hurricanes in them this year and stayed dry they also take a beating well.
03-14-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,646
Posted By gbutler

RE: " No Wake" zones

All I can say is it is not just your pet pev. Happens all the time in s. fla and continues to get worse.
03-14-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 47,335
Posted By gbutler

RE: When friends go fishing, how much do ask them to pay?

I dont ask for a thing nor do I accept it if offered. I look at as I would be going any way and if I need some ones help to afford a fishing trip I proably cant afford the boat or trip. Usualy most...
03-09-2005, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By gbutler

RE: Prop Locks

Thanks all,
I called Mc gard and ordered there lock as well as i orderd a new prop.
03-09-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,981
Posted By gbutler

RE: Is Gas really a problem?

In reality it will be an added unexpected cost and may pause that purchase of that new depth sounder or upgrade to the fishing gear that was hoped for but in the end I will still spend as much time...
03-09-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,482
Posted By gbutler

RE: Why did you buy a new boat?

When looking for my first boat i first started looking at used. then I kept looking at one of my friends boats that he abused the hell out of and never maintained properly.

When i started to think...
03-08-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By gbutler

Prop Locks

Does anyone have any expierience with these do they work or does it mean you will have more damage than a missing prop if someone wants yours.

Had my polished ss prop stolen this weekend off my...
03-08-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By gbutler

Prop Locks

Does anyone have any expierience with these do they work or does it mean you will have more damage than a missing prop if someone wants yours.

Had my polished ss prop stolen this weekend off my...
02-02-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By gbutler

RE: Tampa Fla. Fishing & Charters

Have lived on both coasts WPB and tampa and for what you are targeting you need to head east your just not going to find it on the west coast there are a few captins on the east coast if you...
02-02-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,802
Posted By gbutler

RE: Staying Dry and warm in a CC

I'll second Youngers with the Grundens just wear a good warm pair of carharts under them and you will be warm and toasty.
12-29-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By gbutler

RE: Rod/Reel Advice for Newbie


Heres my thoughts as I have a pair of the heavier 30-50 rods and a pair of the lighter 7 footers on my boat if I had to have only one i would go with the heavier rods especially with...
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