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05-21-2019, 01:57 PM
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Posted By skypoke

Facebook marketplace. Very useful shopping tool,...

Facebook marketplace. Very useful shopping tool, it's like craigslist but easier to tell who you are dealing with.
05-21-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,585
Posted By skypoke

Use a dedicated marine cad program. Freeship is...

Use a dedicated marine cad program. Freeship is available for free and legal download. Very capable, relatively easy to use.
05-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By skypoke

That would be a pretty challenging first project...

That would be a pretty challenging first project at your experience level. The console is front and center and you're talking about some reasonably advanced work in glass, needs to look good. Look...
05-17-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,455
Posted By skypoke

Hopefully Tohatsu repainted these and not Honda. ...

Hopefully Tohatsu repainted these and not Honda. Honda denied warranty claim when my new 150's started peeling paint at six months old. Looked at my boat, an aluminum pilothouse cat, and declared...
05-13-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By skypoke

Did it for years, up to 60 miles offshore in Tx....

Did it for years, up to 60 miles offshore in Tx. GOM. Single 200 Yamaha. Used to joke the right apparel was a jock strap and a snorkel. Boat will do it, but you have to drive it....100% on. That...
04-28-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,784
Posted By skypoke

Hold on a minute there bub. Are we talking 12 or...

Hold on a minute there bub. Are we talking 12 or 24 valve?
04-24-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,962
Posted By skypoke

Yep. Dang near impossible to get proper mig...

Yep. Dang near impossible to get proper mig welds on small diameter pipe, should have been tig. And those are not especially good looking mig welds either, visible porosity. I'd demand a new...
03-29-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By skypoke

Wanted Triple Axle Trailer

For a Contender 31, 14K lbs preferred. Florida or gulf coast states. Please PM me if you know of one. Thanks
03-27-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By skypoke

Thank you Juanki! Nothing like getting it...

Thank you Juanki! Nothing like getting it straight from the horse's mouth. Sounds like, as you say, the only way to do it right is bite the bullet and pull the console. So be it, that's what needs...
03-27-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By skypoke

Need advice regarding Contender 31 Open

1999 Contender I'm looking at buying. , has had the main tank replaced. It's fine, epoxy coated etc. However, the saddles are original and at least one is leaking. Possible it's the sender, but...
03-24-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,056
Posted By skypoke

Would be great to see some pictures. Any chance...

Would be great to see some pictures. Any chance of that?
02-19-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,014
Posted By skypoke

Can't speak to the Suzuki but Kendall is right...

Can't speak to the Suzuki but Kendall is right about props creating drag. The most efficient prop is a single blade. They do exist.
02-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,507
Posted By skypoke

Yes, it contributes a massive amount of rigidity...

Yes, it contributes a massive amount of rigidity even if it's lighter density foam, assuming the cavities are filled with it. Is it necessary...can you do without it? Possibly, you'll have to figure...
01-17-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 72,067
Posted By skypoke

That's a good point, run it first and see what,...

That's a good point, run it first and see what, if any, trim assist you need.
01-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 72,067
Posted By skypoke

Im following your build thread with interest. I...

Im following your build thread with interest. I have an 8.5 meter Roger Hill aluminum pilothouse style cat I built about 15 years ago and own to this day. This is a planing style cat. I have never...
01-09-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,337
Posted By skypoke

Was way out in the St. Anthony dunes in Rexburg...

Was way out in the St. Anthony dunes in Rexburg Id., enjoying ringing some bowls and riding ridges on my Can Am X3 when I saw something in the distance.....hmmm, must be a recovery truck picking up a...
01-03-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By skypoke

Older Contender inspection advice

I'm aware of the fuel tank issues but rarely hear of any stringer or transom issues on these boats and would appreciate some advice. Looking at late 90's model 31 Contenders. A couple of boats of...
Replies: 108
Views: 18,053
Posted By skypoke

Mike, looking at repowering a 2004 Contender 36...

Mike, looking at repowering a 2004 Contender 36 with a pair of 350's. Would appreciate your thoughts on this along with a quote for engines, rigging, props.
01-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,418
Posted By skypoke

My son had an Alaskan troller with a JD 6068. ...

My son had an Alaskan troller with a JD 6068. Great engine with probably the best rep of any marine diesel. Though his was a late model engine it was of Canadian origin....and was a straight...
08-14-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,523
Posted By skypoke

ABYC is more concerned with the cheapest most...

ABYC is more concerned with the cheapest most effective way for manufacturers to turn out a boat. Soldered connections were verboten the last time I checked, but suspect that's because it's far...
07-08-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,566
Posted By skypoke

Thanks everyone for your views on the usefulness...

Thanks everyone for your views on the usefulness of the cuddy, but the fact of the matter is this old fu&$%#er needs a place to crash in air condioned comfort. My kid is a driven fisherman and 36...
07-08-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,566
Posted By skypoke

Following this thread, and looking for an...

Following this thread, and looking for an Intrepid as well. Have one Q, and hope some folks with experience will comment.... What is the effect on sea handling of the cuddy cabin? I'm looking at...
07-08-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,080
Posted By skypoke

A buddy of mine owned the same boat....with a...

A buddy of mine owned the same boat....with a tower as well. I ran offshore with him one day, I was very, very impressed at its sea handling properties. Cush ride. Someone put a whole lot of...
06-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By skypoke

Same as the others. . I rigged my Hondas with...

Same as the others. . I rigged my Hondas with Yamaha controls. Wiring harnesses are with specific plugs so hard to mess up but you'll need to get the right lengths. Found a lot of that stuff on...
06-12-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,378
Posted By skypoke

I appreciate the responses. I guess what I'm not...

I appreciate the responses. I guess what I'm not understanding is the necessity of a high pressure pump installed into the tank. On the engines I'm familiar with the fuel is sucked from the tank by...
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