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06-24-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By illgotoo

Amesbury skiff

Amesbury skiff
05-24-2013, 01:10 PM
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Views: 735
Posted By illgotoo

I just imported a boat from Canada with no hull...

I just imported a boat from Canada with no hull ID. I got through customs okay, but ran into troubles registering the boat in Washington state. Procedures probably vary state-to-state.

What...
03-14-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,468
Posted By illgotoo

This is a really good thread. Enjoyed reading it....

This is a really good thread. Enjoyed reading it. Outboard history is shaped by busts as well as successes.

Would you buy a used if the boat came with a FICHT?

No way I'd say after reading...
02-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,509
Posted By illgotoo

Stabicraft 1720 or 1750 Frontier. I have a...

Stabicraft 1720 or 1750 Frontier.

I have a 15' Stabicraft that I use for freshwater and ocean. I've had it out to Martha's Vineyard. I could use the extra two feet of a 17 footer, though.

The...
01-12-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,055
Posted By illgotoo

Similar to the Safe Boats' hull design. ...

Similar to the Safe Boats' hull design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE4_8zz8bUE
03-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By illgotoo

X2 on outboard exchange. They treated me well...

X2 on outboard exchange. They treated me well when I needed my 2 stroke mercury rebuilt.
11-16-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,849
Posted By illgotoo

I had a 22' Grady White DC. It was great family...

I had a 22' Grady White DC. It was great family boat and a good all-around compromise. CC's make no compromise and are for die-hards and others that don't want anything extra to get in the way of...
11-16-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,416
Posted By illgotoo

Whichever model you land on my advise is to buy...

Whichever model you land on my advise is to buy used. It's difficult if not impossible to exactly match a boat with your specific needs when you are starting out. With a used boat you will not be...
08-29-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 56,478
Posted By illgotoo

People here tell you go with the boat. Big...

People here tell you go with the boat. Big surprise -- It's a boating forum!!!

Find a relationship forum and see what advise you get. :)
12-05-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By illgotoo

I have a Mariner 115 which is made by Mercury. My...

I have a Mariner 115 which is made by Mercury. My understanding is that Mercury had some corrosion problems in the 80's or 90's. They fixed the problem. They created a separate brand, "Mariner", to...
11-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,207
Posted By illgotoo

A high price to pay for any magazine. ;)

A high price to pay for any magazine. ;)
06-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 23,647
Posted By illgotoo

Buy used. Rarely do first-time buyers pick a boat...

Buy used. Rarely do first-time buyers pick a boat that serves their purposes once they gain experience. With a used boat you can more easily change boats later on if you want.
06-15-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By illgotoo

I had good luck with twin DF140s. They had over...

I had good luck with twin DF140s. They had over 500 hours when I sold the boat. The only thing I remember going wrong other than maintenance was the steering linkage corroded.
06-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 187,152
Posted By illgotoo

1991 Grady Tournament. Not the SeaVee2 hull.

1991 Grady Tournament. Not the SeaVee2 hull.
06-04-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,852
Posted By illgotoo

Hate to mention this, because I'm really partial...

Hate to mention this, because I'm really partial to small boats, but unless you plan to stay close to shore or carefully pick your times both boats are too small for Buzzards Bay chop. SW winds...
06-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,062
Posted By illgotoo

IMHO have a surveyor inspect the boat. He'll give...

IMHO have a surveyor inspect the boat. He'll give you a full report. If you need to attach conditions to the sale for whatever reason (doesn't live up to photos, etc) you have more leverage if you...
04-22-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 34,881
Posted By illgotoo

Great testimonials. If I were ever to get out of...

Great testimonials. If I were ever to get out of aluminum boats I would seriously consider Albury 20.
04-22-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,534
Posted By illgotoo

Copper kills algae. I would think anything with a...

Copper kills algae. I would think anything with a percentage of disolved Cu would work. Check the ingredients.
04-22-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,929
Posted By illgotoo

You can get as big a kicker as you think you'll...

You can get as big a kicker as you think you'll need in the wind. A T25 high thrust is available if you need to go that big.

Also Garmin sells a remote steering with autopilot set up. I've seen it...
04-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By illgotoo

I bought two boats with 2 strokes. Plan to...

I bought two boats with 2 strokes. Plan to repower with 4 stroke at some point, but the outboards are still running strong so I haven't yet after three years.

I usually have a kicker aboard for...
03-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,669
Posted By illgotoo

Maritime Skiff x3

Maritime Skiff x3
03-15-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,989
Posted By illgotoo

What makes this article exceptional is they offer...

What makes this article exceptional is they offer explanations about the materials they use or their build process to substantiate their claims of ruggedness. IMHO that goes way beyond merely making...
03-14-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,989
Posted By illgotoo

"World's Toughest Boats"

Eaglecraft, Carolina Classic, Tiara and Formula were written up in this month's Boating magazine. The article entitled, "World's Toughest Boats," was about a visit to Volvo Penta testing facility...
01-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,165
Posted By illgotoo

Great looking boat!

Great looking boat!
01-26-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By illgotoo

It'll be worth it when its done. Especially...

It'll be worth it when its done. Especially during the long winter when its necessary to go out to the garage an gaze at the boat and plan for the springtime.
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