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Yesterday, 01:50 PM
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I had clear coat CF retractable and they still...

I had clear coat CF retractable and they still faded after 2 years even with waxing them on a regular basis and only being exposed to the sun for 2-3 months of the year when I was trolling. Have...
10-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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Views: 1,436
Posted By old hat

I also tow a 9k rig with my 5.7 tundra about 10...

I also tow a 9k rig with my 5.7 tundra about 10 times a year. Hard to imagine that little 20’ Grady weighs as much as my boat? I think the Grady will tow fine behind the tundra even if the bilge...
10-16-2019, 05:21 PM
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Posted By old hat

The fish whistle video was 6 minutes and pretty...

The fish whistle video was 6 minutes and pretty cool. Loser video 40 minutes.... I’ll pass.

Congrats to Captain Charlie on win #2.
10-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,742
Posted By old hat

how about being more direct. Explain to your...

how about being more direct. Explain to your friend(s) that you love going boating but the only thing missing is friends to share this experience. See how they respond. Just maybe they will be...
10-14-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,023
Posted By old hat

It depends. If this is required by a lender,...

It depends. If this is required by a lender, then the surveyor will need to do a full blown report and charge full price. I asked a surveyor to look over a catamaran with me present and he asked if...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,635
Posted By old hat

Breaking bad and Better Call Saul we’re so good...

Breaking bad and Better Call Saul we’re so good ....I am hoping this movie will be close
10-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By old hat

I plan to replace my trailer with an Owens and...

I plan to replace my trailer with an Owens and Son’s in the next 6-12 months. I got a quote from Doug that was surprisingly in line with what I would pay for a similar trailer made up here in the...
10-09-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By old hat

I’d concur with Captmike1984. There is a ton of...

I’d concur with Captmike1984. There is a ton of fishing room on the 25SE model without forward seating and it is a very stable platform. I would say the ride is a lot better than the Pilot house...
10-04-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,201
Posted By old hat

do you have any pictures of the bottom after...

do you have any pictures of the bottom after being in Chesapeake. I had shark white on my bottom and didn’t like how it held up so I went with Pettit Trinidad pro blue last time and now looking at...
10-03-2019, 04:38 PM
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Views: 953
Posted By old hat

PM cletus9000. He repowered his 29 regulator with...

PM cletus9000. He repowered his 29 regulator with Suzuki df300’s last year.
10-01-2019, 07:59 AM
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Views: 3,296
Posted By old hat

I just compounded and polished my 2007 boat and...

I just compounded and polished my 2007 boat and while it did make the colored gel coat look a lot better, I think I am going to have my glass guy detail it for me next summer. He did this 4 years...
09-30-2019, 05:26 PM
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Views: 289
Posted By old hat

Excessive growth on bottom

I see this boat parked on the side of the road when I walk the dog. I believe saplings have taken root in the boat deck carpeting. ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-30-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,056
Posted By old hat

What a song writing duo. RIP Robert Hunter. ...

What a song writing duo. RIP Robert Hunter.

I have a 16 year old son that doesn’t speak (autism) that loves that song. I play ripple and he bobs his head in rhythm with a big smile on his face. ...
09-30-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,409
Posted By old hat

Yeah its a Maryland crabbin boat....so what. ...

Yeah its a Maryland crabbin boat....so what. These guys are using these boats to “trot line” or haul top less pots for blue crabs on the protected tributaries of the Chesapeake bay. I don’t think...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-27-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,208
Posted By old hat

so Are you going to remove water before hand so...

so Are you going to remove water before hand so it doesn’t spill over the sides when the boat displaces said water. How about draining all the chlorinated water and replace with the right amount of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-27-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 92,208
Posted By old hat

I dunno man not sure a contender is up for this...

I dunno man not sure a contender is up for this but a freeman would be for sure!!

This man is not to be outdone by no one.
09-26-2019, 06:33 PM
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Views: 5,704
Posted By old hat

Another option is to get some calf high rubber...

Another option is to get some calf high rubber boots.
09-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By old hat

I sold the same model year motors to a buyer from...

I sold the same model year motors to a buyer from the GOM. He sent me a text of the motors running great this year and was happy with the purchase. He did his due diligence like you are doing and...
09-25-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By old hat

If you think that you eliminated the engine...

If you think that you eliminated the engine itself (fuel filters,VST, separators, fuel pumps, etc) , then work your way back to the tank. This sounds like a fuel starvation issue that could be...
09-23-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By old hat

I sent a 25 year old tired TLD 20 to Rick and he...

I sent a 25 year old tired TLD 20 to Rick and he put on the new drag washers in addition to the handle upgrade. I am so happy that I did this as I feel like I have a new reel.
09-23-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,468
Posted By old hat

How many times do you charter at the present...

How many times do you charter at the present time? If you only want to go out 5-6 times per year then that might be the way to go. Get a kayak or skiff to scratch the itch on the skinny water when...
09-23-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,112
Posted By old hat

Lots of great boats to look at!! Take the...

Lots of great boats to look at!! Take the Admiral to the Annapolis or Lauderdale boat shows this fall to see all these boats on the same day...then narrow down the list to 3. I am not sure if...
09-20-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 31,483
Posted By old hat

Big game fishing journal

The big game fishing journal arrived today and on the cover is Tred in his wheel chair smiling in the cockpit of the boat heading out for Alaskan Halibut.It put a smile on my face as I admired his...
09-20-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 43,743
Posted By old hat

Congrats! I made the mistake of showing my wife...

Congrats! I made the mistake of showing my wife this boat and now she has her dream boat. Can you get pics of someone in the cabin to get a better perspective of how big they are. Also, very nice...
09-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By old hat

My last boat was an 04 dc250 with the same Honda...

My last boat was an 04 dc250 with the same Honda 150’s. I had 3 blade Honda props and I believe wot rpms were 5700. There are a few good threads on how to drive a catamaran that really helped me...
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