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03-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,077
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Carolina Skiffs I currently don’t own but operate...

Carolina Skiffs I currently don’t own but operate 3 very different models and age. My area of operation is Ponce Inlet Fl and Big Coppit/ Lower Keys. First Boat is a J16 and this boat is a 1998 model...
01-30-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By hodgie2411

Follow the start directions and make sure you...

Follow the start directions and make sure you season the grill properly. I cooked a Chicken for the first cook and it was incredible. The temp settings get some time getting used to. If you don’t...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-19-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,070
Posted By hodgie2411

The last two years we had Mathew and Irma a total...

The last two years we had Mathew and Irma a total of 11 days without power at my house. I have a troy built 5500 with a peak of 8550 this generator is about 11 years old and it runs great. It is very...
08-29-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By hodgie2411

Talking Custon Swim Ladders

I am going to be buying a new Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite 23. I am looking into ideas of a custom swim ladder. The family members that will be using this boat are getting up in age and with past...
06-24-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By hodgie2411

I went all cash and never looked back. I was so...

I went all cash and never looked back. I was so tired of looking at the fees encountered with PayPal and the Apple Square. Wells Fargo wanted even more? I am sure there is a downfall to customer and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-29-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By hodgie2411

Thanks for the input

Thanks for the input
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,339
Posted By hodgie2411

Champion Vs DuroMax Portable Generators

Living in the sunshine state and the new normal is hurricanes and power outages I am upgrading my generator and associated transfer switch and wiring. I have for years used my old reliable Troy built...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-11-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,635
Posted By hodgie2411

GIANT makes a great bike

GIANT makes a great bike
09-19-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,755
Posted By hodgie2411

Someone needs to come up with an aftermarket...

Someone needs to come up with an aftermarket portable muffler/ exhaust for these generators. I along with everyone else in the Neighborhood have a Troy Built 5500 they are loud. Great set ups for the...
04-30-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By hodgie2411

25 Foot CC Outriggers??

I am looking for some Outriggers for an EdgeWater 245 CC. I have looked at the Taco Gramd Slam 170s as for ease of installation. This boat has a Hardtop so I would like to avoid those outrigger type...
03-07-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,374
Posted By hodgie2411

Triumph Just don't like the PVC boats

Triumph
Just don't like the PVC boats
10-27-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By hodgie2411

I fished out of Ponce Inlet on Tuesday October...

I fished out of Ponce Inlet on Tuesday October 25. The West wall of the Stream was right at 45 miles due East of Ponce. I think the report may have been a little off. However I can say that in two...
10-18-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,456
Posted By hodgie2411

Same person...

Same person...
10-18-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,456
Posted By hodgie2411

So the talk around town is that an owner of one...

So the talk around town is that an owner of one of the Restaurants already in Ponce Inlet is looking to buy Inlet Harbor after the dust settles. Hint hint....
10-16-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By hodgie2411

Sea Pro went out of business in 2006/07 they did...

Sea Pro went out of business in 2006/07 they did make solid composite hulls and transoms. You may find some wood in the deck as backers mostly in the consoles. The 17sv is a decent boat however I...
10-16-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,456
Posted By hodgie2411

I will be surprised if Inlet Harbor rebuilds....

I will be surprised if Inlet Harbor rebuilds....
10-15-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,249
Posted By hodgie2411

The biggest negative in the two to four stroke...

The biggest negative in the two to four stroke exchange is the lower mid range motors. There are so many Flats Boats built in the late 90s and early 2000s built around the Yamaha 2 stroke 90 and or...
09-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,715
Posted By hodgie2411

Most offshore guys and myself will make a ice...

Most offshore guys and myself will make a ice slurry. Lots of ice and salt water or fresh water and pickling salt. The salt drops the temp a few mor degrees and it will keep the fish fresh for days.
09-17-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By hodgie2411

Just another tip and depending on your general...

Just another tip and depending on your general use of the boat, I use a boat soap with wax. Some are very much against this however I notice after a day of offshore fishing blood stains, squid ink...
09-17-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,449
Posted By hodgie2411

The boat off the trailer makes for easy work. I...

The boat off the trailer makes for easy work. I have a Carolina Skiff J16 and I changed the axle with it on the trailer. If you can get the boat and trailer up with jacks and block it up well enough...
09-17-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By hodgie2411

Wax the hull, most boat companies during the...

Wax the hull, most boat companies during the manufacturing process will only polish and or buff the hull. Granted that the wax in the mold will stay with the gel coat, however adding and sticking...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-16-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,146
Posted By hodgie2411

Yeah it sucks

Yeah it sucks
Forum: Northeast
09-15-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By hodgie2411

I work for a tug company and we makes trips up...

I work for a tug company and we makes trips up and down the East Coast on a regular basis. Our Iridium crapped out this past August. The connectivity of the Iridium was spotty with different weather...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-08-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,301
Posted By hodgie2411

Sunglasses

I have been a loyal customer for Costa Del Mar since 1999 and now it is time to change. There Quality, Customer Service, Loyalty to Customers and Warranty have all gone down hill and they have done...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-06-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By hodgie2411

I glad they decided this was was a drug and...

I glad they decided this was was a drug and substance free "Burning Man" year��
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