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01-11-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,387
Posted By mbowers

Depends on the builder. My Egret had several. ...

Depends on the builder. My Egret had several. Here's an example of a Egret certified repair job after delivery so I finally just paid to have the voids fixed by someone who knew how to do repairs. ...
10-15-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By mbowers

Interesting that you state the warranty extends...

Interesting that you state the warranty extends to Mercury rigging. When I bought my motor two years ago the dealer told me the same thing so I bought new Mercury hydraulic steering. From Mercury's...
08-14-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,352
Posted By mbowers

Ya their work is atrocious. 0/2 on friends'...

Ya their work is atrocious. 0/2 on friends' boats. Both had to take their new motors elsewhere after Palm City couldn't figure out how to get the wiring right after multiple visits.
06-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By mbowers

A splice adds a significant flow restriction to...

A splice adds a significant flow restriction to the system. One splice could be the equivalent of 20 extra feet of line. A pipe system engineer could tell us exactly what the equivalent is.

If...
06-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By mbowers

Maybe someone should tell Egret you can't splice...

Maybe someone should tell Egret you can't splice the hoses. :rofl: Buth then they also splice fuel lines, Ethernet cables and trim tab control system wires. Splicing the unsplicable is a hallmark...
05-25-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By mbowers

30lbs of force x 6ft of perfectly straight rod at...

30lbs of force x 6ft of perfectly straight rod at a 90 degree angle give 180 ft lbs of TORQUE. To calculate forces within the rod holder need to know its detailed measurements. Stretch in mono does...
05-17-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,506
Posted By mbowers

Vertical straps only prevent vertical bouncing. ...

Vertical straps only prevent vertical bouncing. They do nothing directly to prevent the boat moving forward or rearward on the trailer until it has moved significantly. They do increase friction...
05-14-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,249
Posted By mbowers

That Talon bracket sandwiched in there would also...

That Talon bracket sandwiched in there would also appear to be violating Mercury motor mount instructions.

Powerpole brackets not supported by Mercury?...
04-08-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By mbowers

Be very careful with plumbed drains. That Gemlux...

Be very careful with plumbed drains. That Gemlux rod holder will mostly drain through the bottom barb but because of the unsealed pin that forms the gimbal, it will also leak water through the pin...
04-08-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 436,411
Posted By mbowers

​​​​​ The transom is not flat. That puts extra...

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The transom is not flat. That puts extra stress on the bolts too. Fluid claims ABYC standards but pretty sure that transom is a fail on those standards.

No sign of sealant on the motor...
03-30-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By mbowers

I bought the Gemlux compression latches in 2.5". ...

I bought the Gemlux compression latches in 2.5". I filled the latch with water and set it over a glass. Over the next 2 days I periodically weighed the latch / glass / water combo and then lifted...
03-23-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By mbowers

Ya tough one. Might want to replace with HMG...

Ya tough one. Might want to replace with HMG waterproof Hatch if string enough and size works. https://forums.floridasportsman.com/discussion/123350/splash-well-hatch-replacement

Otherwise latch...
03-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By mbowers

It certainly can be fixed if there is a gutter...

It certainly can be fixed if there is a gutter with a drain for a gutter. I fixed the Egret "dry storage" compartments that are badly designed and leak in the rain so they are now totally dry and...
03-19-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By mbowers

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1079x1309/screenshot_20190319_062724_adobe_acrobat_70d063c8c35799c10a8daa53b5adc6efd58fa055.jpg
Since the safety chains are not properly...
03-19-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By mbowers

What Leaking Lena said for transducer. ...

What Leaking Lena said for transducer.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1076x830/screenshot_20190319_061613_messenger_c2080d28e92dcc893561bc525a988a9d12e51026.jpg

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Forum: Dockside Chat
03-16-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By mbowers

Cold brew and the jet boil..

Cold brew and the jet boil..
03-16-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,952
Posted By mbowers

Still can't believe he didn't add trim tabs. ...

Still can't believe he didn't add trim tabs. That hull has an uncomfortable ride in chop without tabs.
03-16-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By mbowers

What jackplate do you have? Many jackplates have...

What jackplate do you have? Many jackplates have built in lift like 2" which can hurt holeshot. That's why I went with a jackplate with zero built in lift as recommended by Otseg who is the original...
03-14-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By mbowers

Trim and bags as mentioned above. Also Put...

Trim and bags as mentioned above.

Also
Put on a smaller prop
Deploy trim tabs
Troll a big dredge: at least you get some fish atrraction compared to a sock which is just drag.
03-10-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By mbowers

https://www.tefgel.com/contain.php?param=tefgel_in...

https://www.tefgel.com/contain.php?param=tefgel_infor

Should explain how tef gel works.
03-10-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,651
Posted By mbowers

Screwing over foam with rod holders is how...

Screwing over foam with rod holders is how current Egret boats are built. The foam underneath is very wet. Totally unlike the old Egrets built by Otseg who knows how to deal with foam. There are...
03-08-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By mbowers

Can you post some pics of the fill unit / cap? ...

Can you post some pics of the fill unit / cap? With a combo vent/fill typically both the fill and vent lines act like vent lines (cap doesn't seal against inflowing air) . Both lines connect to same...
03-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,824
Posted By mbowers

My plastimo water bladder came with instructions...

My plastimo water bladder came with instructions to use vinegar and not bleach. I can't find the ratio but something around 20:1 water / vinegar seems to be all I can find online.
02-26-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By mbowers

You can also run the main motor and use the TM as...

You can also run the main motor and use the TM as well for its auto pilot.

6mph is pretty fast for a kicker, might get better fuel economy from the main.

But if your main goal is less hours on...
02-26-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,695
Posted By mbowers

OP will probably have to redo gelcoat on the...

OP will probably have to redo gelcoat on the bottom every 100 launches though. Those plastic sliders eat gelcoat.
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