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06-07-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By smokeandoakum

You say the VST filter is new. I had a similar...

You say the VST filter is new. I had a similar problem on an OX66 200 not long after I bought the boat. (The boat was used). I had a shop clean the VST filter and it ran fine for a half a day and...
05-17-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By smokeandoakum

"He told me the motor wouldn’t rev beyond...

"He told me the motor wouldn’t rev beyond 2000rpm"

Clean the VST filter.
05-06-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By smokeandoakum

I thought about screwing a stiffener to it and I...

I thought about screwing a stiffener to it and I will if I have to.
05-06-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By smokeandoakum

Idea for Shaping Starboard

My live-well has an opeing lid made of white starboard which is warped - it should be flat. I think you can shape starboard by heating it? I'm thinking of taking the lid off and heating it in the...
04-28-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By smokeandoakum

I'm sure if you call Whaler with your hull number...

I'm sure if you call Whaler with your hull number they can send you to the right place, if they can't sell to you directly. Also, Marine Max can probably get them.
04-28-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By smokeandoakum

Boat Ramp @ Coffee Pot Park

Wish to launch a 17-ft Montauk Whaler at Coffee Pot Park boat ramp in St. Pete. I'm familiar with the area but I've never used that boat ramp. Will I be able to launch my boat there?
03-04-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,434
Posted By smokeandoakum

The Montauk 210 is an outstanding boat - but...

The Montauk 210 is an outstanding boat - but you're going to have a hard time finding one for $55k in this market.
02-26-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,500
Posted By smokeandoakum

Yes, you can just see what appears to be a person...

Yes, you can just see what appears to be a person leaving the boat at the 1:12 minute mark.
02-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By smokeandoakum

Yes there are locks - not in the lake proper but...

Yes there are locks - not in the lake proper but in the canal to and from the lake. You can read all about it here: https://www.offshoreblue.com/cruise/okeechobee.php
02-26-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By smokeandoakum

Yes there are locks - not in the lake proper but...

Yes there are locks - not in the lake proper but in the canal to and from the lake. You can read all about it here: https://www.offshoreblue.com/cruise/okeechobee.php
02-25-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By smokeandoakum

you can take the intercoastal all the way from...

you can take the intercoastal all the way from Destin to Apalachicola and then run inside the barrier islands to Carrabelle. But from there you have to go into the open Gulf all the way to Anclote...
02-11-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,531
Posted By smokeandoakum

For backing - I find it much easier to put my...

For backing - I find it much easier to put my right arm on the back of the passenger and twist around and actually look out the rear window while backing. This is the way we were forced to learn to...
02-05-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,760
Posted By smokeandoakum

Yes, 4WD would be better on the boat ramp. But...

Yes, 4WD would be better on the boat ramp. But that's the only time 4WD might be useful to me and I've never had a problem with my RWD using the locking rear differential.
02-05-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,760
Posted By smokeandoakum

Do I need a locking differential?

My current F150 is RWD and has an electronically activated locking rear differential. I use this only when I pull the boat out of the water at the boat ramp. I've never tried pulling the boat out...
02-02-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By smokeandoakum

I have not tried the second port sonar port. ...

I have not tried the second port sonar port. I'll try the Sonar 2 port when I get back to the water.
02-01-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By smokeandoakum

Vesselview 703 Sonar / Depth Issue

In May I purchased a new-to-me boat which came with a circa 2018 Vesselview 703. I believe this is a Simrad NSS7 re-branded for Mercury. Since purchasing the boat I have had trouble with the depth...
01-18-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By smokeandoakum

I can tell you what I wouldn't buy if I was...

I can tell you what I wouldn't buy if I was starting from scratch. I have a Mercury 703 Vessel View which I think is a private label Simrad NSS7 Evo3. This was in the boat when I purchased it in...
01-09-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By smokeandoakum

Yes, but the boat is more fun to drive!

Yes, but the boat is more fun to drive!
01-09-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By smokeandoakum

Engine Choice to Optimize Towing Milage

My current truck, which I'm very happy with, is a F150 with the 2.7 eco-boost. I don't recall which 'cab' it is, but it has the small, rear opening back doors. I'm about to start a phase of...
01-08-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By smokeandoakum

I'm in Florida. My sailboat's battery, also an...

I'm in Florida. My sailboat's battery, also an AMG is at least 7-years old and starts the diesel aux just fine. I'm not saying the battery isn't too old, just that at three years (really closer to...
01-07-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By smokeandoakum

Well, I assumed the battery has the CCA...

Well, I assumed the battery has the CCA recommended by Mercury - but I don't know that I actually checked on the battery label. I will do so. Thanks for the help.
01-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By smokeandoakum

yes' always, but I've only had the boat since...

yes' always, but I've only had the boat since May. No house battery.
01-07-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By smokeandoakum

Radio shuts off when starting

21-ft boat with 2018, 200 mercury 4stroke. When I start the engine, which starts fine, the radio shuts off and comes right back on when the engine is running. Last night with the battery switch to...
01-05-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,671
Posted By smokeandoakum

Another issue driving this might be the model and...

Another issue driving this might be the model and make of the boat. I'm sure some models appeal to thieves more than others.

I was once in Guatemala riding in a very nice Volvo. I asked the...
12-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,498
Posted By smokeandoakum

No, the hard-core whaler folks will like it the...

No, the hard-core whaler folks will like it the most!
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