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09-18-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,751
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Book Value, no NADA for Contender??

I had this problem with my 01' 25 model. My bank called the dealer who sold it new and had them fax over an appraisal of what the boat would be worth when I bought it. Took like 30 minutes total time...
09-17-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,579
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: A New Spin List Five Positives About Your Boat!

2001 Contender 25.....200 hpdi's
I hated this boat the first few days I owned it. Now I can't bring myself to sell it.
These boats are everything you have heard when it come to toughness. But they...
07-24-2004, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,278
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Yamaha 300 HPDI 4-cylinder idling

Why would anyone allow their engine to run at 23:1 oiling. Instead of complaining about it, go have it fixed. That is common with mis adjusted engines and easily fixed. As far as the engines dropping...
07-20-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Help me out guys!! (Removing motor)

Man do I feel better......I had the same results and gave up. My guess is you could run that boat for years with no engine bolts. Damndest stuff I have ever seen.....PM
07-17-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,741
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Extremely personal questions....

I too am impressed with the number of people who owe nothing on
relatively new boats. My personal rule is to always put at least 20% down on the boat so you should owe less than it will sell for if...
07-12-2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,772
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: QUICK!!! NEED HELP!!! PLEASE!!!

My contender has a maroon hull that is nearly 3 years old and looks brand new. I would not be afraid of a colored hull, having said that I would get the color I wanted. Of course if 2 weeks turns...
07-11-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: 200 HPDI need tech help

SIM,
I wasn't downplaying the importance of the diagnostics system. They are a wonderful tool. Just pointing out that you can tell much without one. Hopefully the diagnostics will pick up the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-10-2004, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Forum Decorum...

Please keep your post here boating related.....hahahaha! There is #1.
07-10-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: 200 HPDI need tech help

I would replace the plugs, not clean them. Then if you still have a problem you have eliminated the most likely source of trouble. If the ignition system were underperforming the plugs should have...
07-10-2004, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: bluewater 2550 Vs cape horn 31

Using price to determine your boat choice is a less than ideal way of selecting a boat. Decide what your needs are in and from the boat. Then decide how much you have to spend on the boat. You either...
07-10-2004, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,308
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: 27/31 Contender vs 31 Cape Horn

You may want to check on dry storage in the CH. The front box appears to have no lip and their boats in the past have had no dry storage by their own admission. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of...
07-08-2004, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: MARINEMAX?

The dealership in Houston had a 26' Century priced $28,000 higher than the dealer I saw in Florida. A sales person with a really bad hair piece gave me the most ridiculous speech about how Grady...
07-07-2004, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,530
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Are all brokers crooks?

One of the most important things to remember when dealing with a broker is that most have never seen the boats they claim to represent. They are truly a middleman an in most cases are completely...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-06-2004, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Help needed on F-250 Superduty

I realize the diesels are more expensive but my 03' F250 4x4 quad cab gets a legitimate 20 mpg highway and diesel is much cheaper than gas right now. Everytime I pull my boat (25 Contender) I can't...
07-05-2004, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Trailer Caught Fire

You have ever reason to expect the trailer to be replaced. If you accept less than that and have problems down the road you may have little success trying to claim that these problems caused other...
07-05-2004, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: jupiter 27

Both those areas are prone to cracking on any boat. Given what a Jupiter costs I would not be too happy about seeing cracks. In truth they are almost inevitable because of the differences in...
07-02-2004, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Boat Shows and Buying Boats

The above info is correct on upper tier boats. A 1 year old Regulator for instance will have depreciated very little. In that case you have to go out about 4 years to see any real savings in many...
07-01-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Boat Shows and Buying Boats

Boat shows offer a good opportunity to compare the features of one brand against another. They do not offer the opportunity to shop one dealer against another on the same brand of boat. There are...
06-20-2004, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,636
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: You really won't believe this. Water in transom saga gets worse

You guys need to be forwarding these threads to both Yamaha and Hydrasports. It has been my experience that in every company there is someone who cares. Some times it takes a while to climb that high...
06-18-2004, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Views/opinions on Contender boats?

I just bought an 01' Contender 25 and it is loaded including custom cover. When I bought it, it was nearly 10k below any other 01' I could find that had hpdi's on it. There are a few black hulled,...
06-17-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: great boat cleaner................

You guys are talking about "SuperClean" and it is very effective at cleaning. It will also etch aluminum if left for any time at all. I would under no circumstances us it on a boat. It is essentially...
06-17-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Back from a week on Port O'Connor

Now you guys know why I drive to Pensacola.....wind hardly ever blows and I am there in 10 1/2 hours. I have watched the winds for a month out of Freeport and it has been a rough 30 days on the TX...
06-12-2004, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Polar Quality??

I looked at them at the Miami show and saw alot of attention to detail problems. Hinges that were mounted crooked. Plastic screws used to hold the windshield on. They are a cheaply priced boat and...
06-11-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: bluewater/contenter

I own an 01' Contender and looked at BW when I was shopping. The Bluewater in my opinion is nothing to write home about. A nice boat, but nothing exceptional. Now that I own a Contender my opinion is...
06-11-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,217
Posted By TheBoatGuy

RE: Deadrise

Actually you have it backwards, the larger the deadrise angle the more the boat will roll while at rest. However, the sharper angle also cuts the waves better and generally provides a smoother ride...
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