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Today, 02:33 PM
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Posted By m9000

It all depends on the boat. An early 2000 31...

It all depends on the boat. An early 2000 31 contender with relatively new four stroke engines, new fuel tanks, decent electronics and trailer can easily be in the $120,000 range. If you and your...
Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,552
Posted By m9000

Beautiful boat. That reminds me, I need to go buy...

Beautiful boat. That reminds me, I need to go buy a lottery ticket.
Yesterday, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By m9000

Can you give us a link to one of these batteries...

Can you give us a link to one of these batteries with "starter terminals" and "deep cycle terminals"? It's my understanding that the plate thickness in the battery cells determines whether the...
Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By m9000

What does the image look like when the boat is...

What does the image look like when the boat is not moving? I think if the image is unchanged from a stationary to a boat moving at about 4.5 kn, it's probably not the transducer placement but a fault...
10-19-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By m9000

I am also planning on adding a house battery in...

I am also planning on adding a house battery in the near future. The blue seas ACR seems to be a pretty good system, but using the auxiliary charging leads from my two Yamaha's would be another...
10-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By m9000

Thanks Rickc- makes more sense now. Between...

Thanks Rickc- makes more sense now. Between Rescue 21 system, EPIRB and digital radios, the CG should be able to locate folks that need help quickly. Also make more sense on how we occasionally...
10-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By m9000

Some areas are more lax about enforcing towing...

Some areas are more lax about enforcing towing regulations than others and sometimes it comes down to the specific officer. Some officers are sticklers for going by the book and others are more...
10-18-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By m9000

I looked at the antenna sites for the various...

I looked at the antenna sites for the various stations and saw that Jacksonville has an antenna near Cedar Key, which is over 110 nmiles away over land. I guess 2 antennas tall enough could be "in...
10-18-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By m9000

How does the Coast Guard communicate with a VHF...

How does the Coast Guard communicate with a VHF radio antenna 50 or 100 miles from its base station?
10-18-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By m9000

Interesting- thanks for the info. Do you know...

Interesting- thanks for the info. Do you know how far east Coast Guard New Orleans radio towers extend?
10-18-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By m9000

I switched from Ringfree to Chevron Marine about...

I switched from Ringfree to Chevron Marine about a year ago and so far, so good. I also switched from Yamaha 2 cycle oil to Pennzoil XLF and have a LOT less smoke when starting the engines. You can...
10-17-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By m9000

I had the engines checked out by a very good...

I had the engines checked out by a very good Yamaha mechanic. He found no water in the fuel system. He ran a YDS diagnostic scan and found a shift position sensor error code 28 about 60 engine...
10-17-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By m9000

There are times when I can't reach somebody 15...

There are times when I can't reach somebody 15 miles away on the VHF radio and then there was the case last Wednesday. I had engine trouble and was trying to reach the Sea Tow base station about 30...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By m9000

Smokey Mount Knife Works- I can spend hours...

Smokey Mount Knife Works- I can spend hours browsing that place. There's a cooler outlet next door.
10-15-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By m9000

Strange engine performance problem?

The boat: 1998 25 open contender with single, original 185 gallon fuel tank. Twin 2005 200 HPDI which have received routine maintenance including high-pressure fuel pump and injector service one...
10-10-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,785
Posted By m9000

The Tesla is impressive. What's the range towing...

The Tesla is impressive. What's the range towing 10,000 lb with the AC running & 2,000 of payload?
10-09-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By m9000

I used a phone app to estimate dB on my HPDI's at...

I used a phone app to estimate dB on my HPDI's at cruise and saw 93dB!!!! I would love to see what you did to reduce the sound. Did you you measure the sound reduction?
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-09-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,453
Posted By m9000

It is extremely unlikely that somebody with...

It is extremely unlikely that somebody with decent lung function in sea level Florida is experiencing low oxygen levels as a result of breathing through the typical mask used for Covid. It is also...
10-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By m9000

How old are the rims? At about 12 years, I had 2...

How old are the rims? At about 12 years, I had 2 rims that would leak and ended replacing all 4 rims.
10-09-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526
Posted By m9000

I have a 1998 boat and the molded in nonslip has...

I have a 1998 boat and the molded in nonslip has worn down. I am considering Sea deck and the other products. I do a fair amount of bottom a fishing using squid for bait. If a thawed out piece of...
10-07-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By m9000

Foam decking material-long term satisfaction?

I need to address worn deck non slip on my 1998 25 open Contender. I am considering gel coat and products like Sea Dek, Dekit and competitors. If you have had one of the decking materials for 5...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-06-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,873
Posted By m9000

Between cost the out of sight of housing in San...

Between cost the out of sight of housing in San Diego area state income tax will that $20K increase in salary mean more disposable income?
10-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By m9000

Towing from Gainesville, FL to Key West with a...

Towing from Gainesville, FL to Key West with a 25 open contender on a dual axle trailer with E rated 15 inch tires, on sunny days in August, my infrared temperature gauge routinely reads hub...
10-02-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By m9000

Check the VST fuel pump pressure via the shrader...

Check the VST fuel pump pressure via the shrader valve. The one and only time 1 of my 2005 200 HPDI wouldn't start, the VST fuel pump had died. Your VST pump may not be dead, but not generating...
09-29-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By m9000

Glad you solved that problem and didn't resort to...

Glad you solved that problem and didn't resort to a new trailer!
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