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04-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
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Check your engines fuel line requirements. Cross...

Check your engines fuel line requirements. Cross sectional diameter of 1/2" line is more than specs to feed 2 300 outboards. Would order 1" if you intend to siphon fill your tanks, I've done 12v pump...
04-18-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

1439 miles Aransas Pass Tx to San Diego Ca, I 37...

1439 miles Aransas Pass Tx to San Diego Ca, I 37 to I 10 . Marina in AP has travel lift to load. Lots of 35s along gulf coast.
03-18-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 30,663
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Have been thinking about a new boat and can't...

Have been thinking about a new boat and can't find any owner reviews of the 37 or 40 Invincibles. Only see company,dealer or boat mag reviews. Can someone direct me to owner reviews/reports similar...
03-14-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

That Texas Tunnel hull has the prop running in...

That Texas Tunnel hull has the prop running in the tunnel so aside a from the prop wash blasting the bottom there is no contact of the prop or skeg with the bottom. when on plane and with the motor...
03-12-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Suzuki Lower Unit expert South Florida

Bought a new Suzuki 90 for my Curlew to replace Etec. Curlew has a vented tunnel hull and hull manufacturer recommends low water pick up to ensure cooling when tunnel is vented. Dropped lower unit...
03-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 141,885
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

the discussion of thru hull hose failure reminds...

the discussion of thru hull hose failure reminds me of the outboard center console boats designed with access to thru hulls from a motor well cover plate, not from inside the cockpit. Older Makos...
02-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Interesting, I was told 600 watt by Simrad...

Interesting, I was told 600 watt by Simrad Customer Service in response to that exact question.
02-27-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I recently upgraded to Evo3 from NSE12 with a BSM...

I recently upgraded to Evo3 from NSE12 with a BSM 1 with 3 tducers and went first to Simrad then Airmar for advice. I bought before talking to Airmar engineer which cost me $150. Long and short...
02-25-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,915
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I've done day trips and overnight trips on my 29...

I've done day trips and overnight trips on my 29 Freeman to the Fort and to Pulley Ridge and overnight 30 Hr rig trips on a 33 Freeman and can't imagine spending a week on either boat.
01-27-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Had it happen on a SeaVee that had non ethanol...

Had it happen on a SeaVee that had non ethanol tolerant fuel lines which disintegrated and allowed the fuel pumps to collapse the lines. To diagnose had to put vacuum gauge on the line pre and post...
01-24-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

There are a number of charter captains in Key...

There are a number of charter captains in Key West at Hurricane Hole Marina and Key West Yacht Harbor Marina that run day trips to the fort, Mike Delph comes to mind. It's 2 Hr easy run for me. There...
01-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,495
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Have had 2 Twin Vee 19s, Prowler 25, Freeman 29;...

Have had 2 Twin Vee 19s, Prowler 25, Freeman 29; fished out of TV 26 and Freeman 33 for many hours. Tunnel sneeze occurs with all, least with Freeman. Seems to be worst when trolling speed in rough...
12-29-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Have a neighbor that had a 13' Dargel scooter...

Have a neighbor that had a 13' Dargel scooter that had glass grid stringer system and that was built long before the fisherman series. That model and others did have 1/4" plywood decks and plywood in...
11-30-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

www.buckalgonquin.com. Made in America bronze...

www.buckalgonquin.com. Made in America bronze marine hardware. Many retailers buy their stuff from here.
10-24-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,711
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

And now the Texas bay boat builders are moving...

And now the Texas bay boat builders are moving into shallow tunnel cats for bay fishing.
Shallowsport, Dargel, Shoalwater, Eric Simmons Haynie all are producing some variant of a cat hull bay boat.
10-10-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Had a 246 with 200 hpdis, top speed was in low...

Had a 246 with 200 hpdis, top speed was in low 50s. Drafted 11" with motors up. Was a very light boat and tended to jump up out of seas rather than stay planted when running in 2-3s. Solid 3s headsea...
09-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Have had several Shallowsports over the years and...

Have had several Shallowsports over the years and have had no quality issues.
09-25-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Had a 20 that I bent the rudder very slightly and...

Had a 20 that I bent the rudder very slightly and did this, almost uncontrollable. Removed rudder, took to machine shop, straightened shaft, reinstalled problem gone.
08-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,025
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

1000 hrs. Zero stress cracks. Fished Pulley Ridge...

1000 hrs. Zero stress cracks. Fished Pulley Ridge 2 wks ago from KW, 190 gals. 3 1/2 Hr boat ride west. 4 1/2 years into ownership, zero regrets. Perfect boat for Key West.
08-26-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Don't know, when I bought the most recent pair is...

Don't know, when I bought the most recent pair is when the warranty period dropped to 1 yr, previously AO and Smith had a lifetime warranty, now I see on their website they are two years on their...
08-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I purchased the glasses from the authorized Smith...

I purchased the glasses from the authorized Smith Prescription and returned the glasses for evaluation to the Smith Warranty Center as directed by Smith. I have two sets of Smith Rx glasses both...
08-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I have been purchasing prescription polarized...

I have been purchasing prescription polarized glasses for 30 yrs initially from Action Optics a wonderful company with excellent customer service that was bought out by Smith. I then bought from...
08-23-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Use a Sheetrock mud tray -plastic. silicon or...

Use a Sheetrock mud tray -plastic. silicon or suction cup it to console deep and long enough to hold multiple phones etc. cost about $5 at Home Depot. Also sell a stainless steel version for a few...
08-18-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,999
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Buy new or certified used and sell before...

Buy new or certified used and sell before warranty expires. Cost of repairs will eat you up after warranty, from personal experience with RR Sport. Local high end repair shop says they have them in...
08-04-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Had to modify a tall windshield for my Prowler,...

Had to modify a tall windshield for my Prowler, builder did not get it quite right. Fine tooth blade for a table saw, measure twice, mark, tape and cut. Very easy any plastics shop should be able to...
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