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07-19-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Knot Tight

If your target speed is 40 I don't think you are...

If your target speed is 40 I don't think you are going to see any difference between the rides of the those boats in seas that you can run 40 in. I have fished a 323 Intrepid a few times which is...
07-19-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Knot Tight

I will say as said above the 32 st rides great...

I will say as said above the 32 st rides great both when you can run fast as it does when you slow down to 25-28 knots in the sloppy stuff. The bow stays down unlike the old 31 open when you slow...
07-18-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Knot Tight

Two completely different rides. I own a...

Two completely different rides. I own a contender and it rides great and is fast and economical. I would say the regulator is going to ride better in 3ft plus seas for sure. Below that any...
07-17-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 33,025
Posted By Knot Tight

Sorry to hear of your disappointment but glad to...

Sorry to hear of your disappointment but glad to see some honesty about this brand. You might be getting an excellent riding boat for the money but you are not getting the fit/finish or likely the...
07-10-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Knot Tight

I would say draft is a major drawback not to...

I would say draft is a major drawback not to mention Volvo’s in general aren’t highly thought of. I owned a Volvo diesel and parts are pricey and finding a decent mechanic is a tough one also. I...
07-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Knot Tight

Halo works fine for birds that you can see with...

Halo works fine for birds that you can see with binoculars but not so much in the 3-5 mile range that really matters when you are chasing birds. Can it find them in fairly large packs? Sure Is it...
07-07-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,166
Posted By Knot Tight

I have owned both boats, a 2000 hydrasports...

I have owned both boats, a 2000 hydrasports vector 3000 and a 2002 contender 31 open. The hydrasport was heavy and slow but it did have 225’s fichts on it. Boat ran low 50’s and was but was an...
07-05-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,455
Posted By Knot Tight

You're welcome, I have it in my boat and I find...

You're welcome, I have it in my boat and I find it pretty invaluable for use on both the sea surface temperatures in the spring as well as taking a look at storms, seeing the speeds they are moving...
07-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,753
Posted By Knot Tight

Man that thing is ugly from the side, I was...

Man that thing is ugly from the side, I was waiting for this to come out to buy one next year but couldn't wait and bought a 2019. Looks like it was a smart decision.
07-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Knot Tight

I have owned the tx 6kw simrad and now have the...

I have owned the tx 6kw simrad and now have the halo 4. White the Halo is a nice piece of equipment I prefer the old units by far. The only thing the Halo does better is pickup close in markers...
07-05-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,455
Posted By Knot Tight

It will not connect through NMEA, you will need...

It will not connect through NMEA, you will need the NEP2 ethernet hub or something else that can operate as a hub. I believe the sonar modules also have extra ports and will function as a hub.
07-05-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,309
Posted By Knot Tight

Comparing to a 32st i would say they are size...

Comparing to a 32st i would say they are size wise very similar. The Seavee is finished out better for sure. Layout, performance, and fish ability will go to the Contender. The 32st is one of the...
06-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,062
Posted By Knot Tight

I am not sure about the prices, they seem high...

I am not sure about the prices, they seem high but new boat prices are steadily going up. The base list price on the 32st jumped 27 or 28k last year. I have a barely used 2018 32st with less than...
06-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,062
Posted By Knot Tight

I agree 100% with this comment, I owned a 31 open...

I agree 100% with this comment, I owned a 31 open with 300's and a 32st with 300's currently. The ride is better on the stepped hull and it is faster and more efficient. If you can afford the extra...
06-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Knot Tight

Hopefully that is not the case with mine. It was...

Hopefully that is not the case with mine. It was intermittently working as you said before but when I went into network sirius status it would never pull the message that shows its connected and...
06-10-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Knot Tight

I have left my truck/trailer at Stan Blum ramp in...

I have left my truck/trailer at Stan Blum ramp in Ft. Pierces for a week several times with no issues while I was in the Bahamas. It says no overnight parking but we have not had an issue, I just...
06-10-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Knot Tight

Nothing will get stolen at Grand Cay in my...

Nothing will get stolen at Grand Cay in my experience. Been there 3-4 times a year for the last 5 or so years and we don't even take our 30/50/80 wides off the boat nor do the majority of the people....
06-10-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Knot Tight

My WM-3 was acting up and saying unrecognized...

My WM-3 was acting up and saying unrecognized weather module attached. I did the EVO 2 update and it seemed to resolve the issue.
06-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Knot Tight

I owned a 29 Sea Vee with a single Volvo...

I owned a 29 Sea Vee with a single Volvo Jackshafted to a DP-E drive. The boat was nice when running and very efficient. Maybe my boat was abused prior to me but I won't ever own another Volvo...
06-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,078
Posted By Knot Tight

Every 100 hours on mine which is every 6 months...

Every 100 hours on mine which is every 6 months typically. I used to change the ones on the engine every 200 but the mechanic I am using now does them every time. If there is a place to save money...
06-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Knot Tight

Just some food for thought for you but I was...

Just some food for thought for you but I was having an issue killing these things for a while. They are very sensitive to voltage spikes. I killed 3 of them before I found it on mine. I was...
06-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Knot Tight

I have fished one several times and I have run...

I have fished one several times and I have run the boat a few times. I would say the ride isn’t even close to the 31 open because the helm being so far forward. I feel pretty independent about my...
06-01-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Knot Tight

If you are on Facebook join Contenders only group...

If you are on Facebook join Contenders only group and ask there. Not 100% but I do not believe the deck has to be cut on the 31 fa for new tanks. Definitely ride the boat though I was surprised how...
05-31-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Knot Tight

The main thing I would tell you to look at is the...

The main thing I would tell you to look at is the depreciation schedule on the policies. It can bite you on partial losses big time. While everyone thinks agreed value versus actual cash value is a...
05-29-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Knot Tight

Thank for the tip Abbor the issue I have with it...

Thank for the tip Abbor the issue I have with it is when I am inshore running the river, when I leave in the dark I am going from the intracoastal waterway to the river to the jetties in 6 miles. ...
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