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01-17-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

After you apply the cold galvanizing paint and...

After you apply the cold galvanizing paint and let it cure completely, paint your welds with wheel bearing grease, repels the water, prevents air getting to the weld which is required to rust and...
01-15-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

The 61 Viking I referenced was being sold and the...

The 61 Viking I referenced was being sold and the buyer wanted the current owner to pay for the next service. The sale price was 565k.
01-15-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

All the forms you need are on tpwd website. Has...

All the forms you need are on tpwd website. Has information on titling and registering out of state boat. Print out and take with you to the closing, get signed by seller and you should have no...
01-14-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

What is the service interval on the contact...

What is the service interval on the contact switches? When I was shopping for an alarm system the contact switches were a failure point as were made of marine grade materials but carried a 30 day...
01-14-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Had an individual with a 61 Viking with Manns...

Had an individual with a 61 Viking with Manns tell me the 1000 hr service was 25k.
01-11-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,635
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Why the rocker in the back of the hull rather...

Why the rocker in the back of the hull rather than flat? How much negative angle in the transom?
12-29-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,358
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

https://smithsproducts.com/8-inch-oval-diamond-sha...

https://smithsproducts.com/8-inch-oval-diamond-sharpening-rod

keep one in the boat and the kitchen better than a steel
12-18-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Prowler 31s are sold from the factory with a...

Prowler 31s are sold from the factory with a tandem Float On with 8k axles, 16” 8 bolt wheels, tows as well or better than the Triple axle Float On with 6k axles under the 33 Freeman. The 29 has a...
11-22-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,588
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Son had one, loved driving the car, lived in a...

Son had one, loved driving the car, lived in a cold climate and the rosewood inserts in the door panels kept cracking from closing the door when it was cold, kept replacing under warranty. Electrical...
11-14-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,930
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Ordered and received new supercab shortbed f250...

Ordered and received new supercab shortbed f250 with 7.3 and 430 gears. Left the lot and drove 1300 miles on 245 75 17 (tel:245 75 17) tires at average speed of 70 mph at 13.8 mpg. Took off oem tires...
11-10-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,199
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Just got 2020 f250 supercab sb 7.3 10spd with...

Just got 2020 f250 supercab sb 7.3 10spd with 4.30 gears. Truck is a hoot to drive, near identical performance to my 6.2 Raptor. Came off truck and left on 1300 mile trip, 13.8mpg at 70...
11-08-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Not listed on Coast Guard’s list of...

Not listed on Coast Guard’s list of manufacturers, agree with Bull. One off or homebuilt.
10-16-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,737
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Recently bought my neighbors 33 Freeman with...

Recently bought my neighbors 33 Freeman with 350s, 700 some hrs, 7 yrs old, sat on a lift for two years, deferred maintenance. Motors run fine, changed all the filters. Talked to the local Yam...
10-16-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Disconnect fuel line before filter, attach...

Disconnect fuel line before filter, attach extension line to line and place in container
Disconnect vent line at hull and attach to low pressure air compressor- 3-5 psi and use the air pressure to...
10-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Some tanks have dual pickups which would make it...

Some tanks have dual pickups which would make it even easier to rig. Great idea. I’ve done the rollup and angle bladder routine to get it all out.
10-04-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Unless you quick connect on a bulkhead, wont have...

Unless you quick connect on a bulkhead, wont have adequate flow if you use standard outboard fittings. Could never verify hydraulic couplers were safe with gasoline.
10-03-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Put a tee on the output of the bladder, run (2)...

Put a tee on the output of the bladder, run (2) 3/8 fuel lines to your filters with ball valves on the intake of the filters and run till dry then close valves and run off your tanks. On my SeaVee i...
09-30-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,425
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Intrepid 30 must be one of the lightest, their 26...

Intrepid 30 must be one of the lightest, their 26 weighed 2600.
09-24-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Bought two for a 24v trolling motor, left...

Bought two for a 24v trolling motor, left connected to motor always, recharged after use always regardless of amount of use. One went bad at 19 months,replaced at my cost, other is fine at 4 yrs....
09-22-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I have Taco 380s, fish on a boat with Gemlux,...

I have Taco 380s, fish on a boat with Gemlux, Gemlux are higher quality, heavier, pull teasers off riggers with no issues. Had a problem with the part that holds the crank on the Tacos, called the...
09-20-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Jose dislocated his shoulder, dont remember if...

Jose dislocated his shoulder, dont remember if others were injured. Think one of CVs owners was on boat as well
09-19-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,953
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

Bill Ratlief at Prowler and I had this...

Bill Ratlief at Prowler and I had this conversation. I sold a bladder to a captain that was taking a large cc on its bottom to George Town on Grand Cayman from Ft Lauderdale. Bill has sent boats to...
09-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

My 2004 was rigged with Mercury fuel lines when...

My 2004 was rigged with Mercury fuel lines when built, were not ethanol tolerant and would collapse at mid to high rpm producing the symptoms you are having. Put a vacuum gauge on each line to...
09-09-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

I had a 1976 26 Mako twin inboard with OEM...

I had a 1976 26 Mako twin inboard with OEM mercruiser 350/225s. Had three 50 gal tanks and were plumbed with single pickups and 3/8 lines. Could run both engines at wot off one tank feeding two fuel...
09-03-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By BLUE DOLPHIN

So you have bypassed the relays with direct feed...

So you have bypassed the relays with direct feed going straight to the motor?
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