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12-20-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,407
Posted By UBETRUN

Do you honestly believe that if "the rich" pay...

Do you honestly believe that if "the rich" pay more in taxes, some of that money will end up in your pocket?


Compare boat prices over the last 4 years to the cost of a gallon of milk, pound of...
11-14-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,991
Posted By UBETRUN

I have heard of people filling them with ping...

I have heard of people filling them with ping pong balls and leaving the plug out.
11-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,278
Posted By UBETRUN

This is what I have in my detached garage, 14'...

This is what I have in my detached garage, 14' high rollup doors with 17' from cement floor to rafters.

My doors are 12' wide and my 9'9" wide boat with guide posts would not fit easily through...
08-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,444
Posted By UBETRUN

And it's always new users asking about and...

And it's always new users asking about and responding to Sea Fox threads, about once a quarter these threads pop up. If it weren't for this tin foil hat, I might wonder how many of them are Sea Fox...
07-24-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,673
Posted By UBETRUN

I wouldn't own one made before 2000 but I'd put...

I wouldn't own one made before 2000 but I'd put the ones made after 2001 up against any similar style production boat for construction, layout, and ride.
07-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,742
Posted By UBETRUN

Thank you for those pictures and information....

Thank you for those pictures and information. I've always thought that cobia were topwater feeders, had no idea you could catch them like catfish with bottom rigs. I've got some buddies that would...
07-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,093
Posted By UBETRUN

In VA, the Lemon Law kicks in after 3 times to...

In VA, the Lemon Law kicks in after 3 times to the dealer without fixing the same problem or 30 of the first 180 days out of service. I had a 2005 Corvette bought back under VA Lemon Law when the...
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By UBETRUN

I will take this gun if you will hold it until...

I will take this gun if you will hold it until the middle of July. I will pay tonight via paypal but may not be down that way to pick it up until the 14th. Thanks!
06-15-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,093
Posted By UBETRUN

Get the foam sealing "gasket" used between a...

Get the foam sealing "gasket" used between a pickup truck bed and a cap. It's about 1/8" thick, about 1.5" wide, has adhesive on one side, and the other side is a shiny, tough finish. Wipe the lips...
06-03-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 30,536
Posted By UBETRUN

2012 F450 DRW 4x4 Crew Cab with 4.10 gears, 6...

2012 F450 DRW 4x4 Crew Cab with 4.10 gears, 6 speed auto, and about 2700 miles. LOVE the truck, noticeably more power than my 08 F450 and 3-4 more MPG both towing and empty. I wish the tires didn't...
06-02-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,798
Posted By UBETRUN

I still have my 2004 2902 and it's holding...

I still have my 2004 2902 and it's holding together just fine. No gelcoat cracks, nothing falling apart or rusting, and because I keep it indoors away from the sun, it still looks like new even...
05-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By UBETRUN

My boat is similar in size although more stern...

My boat is similar in size although more stern heavy and it came with the same props as yours did. I didn't have any ventilation issues but wanted a lower minimum planing speed and better bite when...
04-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,744
Posted By UBETRUN

Mercury also made EFI (electronic fuel injection)...

Mercury also made EFI (electronic fuel injection) during those years and the Saltwater models were more resistant to saltwater corrosion. They aren't direct injection motors like the Optimax but they...
03-06-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,279
Posted By UBETRUN

That explains it, my "top tier" Trophy with no...

That explains it, my "top tier" Trophy with no stress cracks is built with vinylester.

;)
03-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,232
Posted By UBETRUN

Trophy hull is not any different to drill through...

Trophy hull is not any different to drill through than others. That said, you may already have a mounting platform the factory created to install a shoot through transducer, mine does. Why not a...
03-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,279
Posted By UBETRUN

2004 Trophy 2902 with no cracks anywhere that I...

2004 Trophy 2902 with no cracks anywhere that I can see. We've caught citation Stripers in my boat during small craft warnings at the CBBT in VA Beach, it's not babied by any stretch of the...
03-04-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 55,771
Posted By UBETRUN

I just came back to this thread to show my wife...

I just came back to this thread to show my wife what I'll be buying when we win the lottery! I hope you are enjoying your new toy half as much as I am, drove my dad's in high school and still have...
03-04-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,531
Posted By UBETRUN

I just traded my 08 F450 for a 12 F450 last...

I just traded my 08 F450 for a 12 F450 last night, had 57K miles on it and was almost out of powertrain warranty. Same basic trucks, loaded 4x4 crew cab DRW with 4.30 gears and automatic...
03-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 148,960
Posted By UBETRUN

Just brought this little darling home last night,...

Just brought this little darling home last night, my 08 F450 was almost out of powertrain warranty and the Ford dealer made me a deal I couldn't walk away from. Compared to the 08 F450, the 12 F450...
02-29-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 148,960
Posted By UBETRUN

08 F450 4x4 that now has 55K trouble-free miles....

08 F450 4x4 that now has 55K trouble-free miles. :thumbsup:
02-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 205,381
Posted By UBETRUN

Trophy went wood-free below the waterline in 2000...

Trophy went wood-free below the waterline in 2000 for some models and by 2001 for all models.

Gunnels and dash have wood under glass, I've drilled/cut both.

Transoms are GreenwoodXL, a wood...
02-11-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By UBETRUN

I only get around 1 mpg with my Merc 225 EFIs but...

I only get around 1 mpg with my Merc 225 EFIs but echo everything else signmansez says. I got a very good deal on my boat as a leftover model year because it had the base motors, not the upgraded...
02-06-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By UBETRUN

I do a compression test when I change spark plugs...

I do a compression test when I change spark plugs every Spring to monitor engine wear or in my case, lack of engine wear.
02-02-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By UBETRUN

I looked into a transom rod holder rack a couple...

I looked into a transom rod holder rack a couple years ago and found Captain Ricky's work to be excellent. Don't know if he's still doing it but his fabrication and welding were top notch in 2009....
01-27-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By UBETRUN

Trophys built after 2000 are built with no wood...

Trophys built after 2000 are built with no wood below the waterline, lifetime warranty on the greenwood XL transom, a one piece fiberglass stringer grid, vinylester gelcoat resin, stainless steel...
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