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12-22-2018, 11:57 AM
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Posted By CapnDean

Marine Transmission Selection WTB

i need a very specific marine transmission.
it has to be coaxial, it has to be 1:1 ratio or less (overdrive. .8:1. .92:1 etc). It needs to be able to handle 300 HP diesel at 2800 rpm.

I...
07-29-2018, 08:55 AM
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Posted By CapnDean

I was an OMC only guy for many years. My last...

I was an OMC only guy for many years. My last OMC product was a 1997 225. I bought Yamaha 15's and a couple of 25's for my charter operation....Yamaha 15's were the best to use on `4' skiffs...they...
07-27-2018, 09:32 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

DF 300 starts up and goes wide open without throttle input

2007 df300. Replaced a bad head gasket, had the timing off one sprocket at reassembly. Corrected that and now when i fire it up, it goes to wide open in neutral with no throttle input.

any...
07-23-2018, 10:19 PM
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Views: 1,362
Posted By CapnDean

What Kirby said! It depends....on your budget,...

What Kirby said! It depends....on your budget, on your usage, on your ideas of what you want to do versus what you will actually do. A flat bottom skiff with a 9.9 is perfect for crawling the...
07-10-2018, 03:10 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

couple of grand if it's not too destroyed on the...

couple of grand if it's not too destroyed on the inside.
07-09-2018, 07:59 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

inline 4 strokes are the thing..... 200 HP...

inline 4 strokes are the thing..... 200 HP inline 4. Stay away from those heavy hondas.
07-09-2018, 07:49 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Okay: Don't be scared off. If you like the boat...

Okay: Don't be scared off. If you like the boat and the price is not too bad (only you have that info). Don't let some old 3208's scare you. What you are hearing from others though is somewhat...
07-09-2018, 07:03 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

FLY186 what a great tutorial you have just...

FLY186 what a great tutorial you have just published! Like you I like to do it myself. Funny how all the comments about how to get the LU off.... I read it from you loud and clear...."It aint...
07-05-2018, 08:31 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

anybody? am I in the wrong place?

anybody? am I in the wrong place?
07-04-2018, 08:37 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Palm Beach to Freeport July 14

2 boats - love to hook up with a couple more going over Saturday am. Is this the right place to find others that are going? We have never done this...
06-24-2018, 06:42 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Keep the detroits. Bet you they can both be made...

Keep the detroits. Bet you they can both be made to run. What makes you think the one is hydrolocked? Pull the valve cover and push down on the valves and see if one cylinder has something in it. ...
06-10-2018, 01:43 PM
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Views: 646
Posted By CapnDean

Bimini Run Virgin

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04-19-2018, 12:34 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Starting Battery Life

I just replaced both starting batteries on my Twin Vee. The battery dates on the old batteries......March of 2010. NO KIDDING! They still started the boat, I just figured since I hadn't changed...
03-27-2017, 11:52 AM
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Posted By CapnDean

Old Post.....WHAT DID YOU DO? I am ditching...

Old Post.....WHAT DID YOU DO? I am ditching the transom mount transducer in order to put a through hull in....where did you put it? Did it work?
06-06-2016, 06:49 AM
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Posted By CapnDean

The sail pro 6 hp is plenty for a 25' boat. You...

The sail pro 6 hp is plenty for a 25' boat. You have to understand that the propellor on a kicker is the key.

Unless you put a "kicker" that is big enough to plane the boat..... A 6 hp with the...
11-26-2015, 06:43 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

I agree it reads like Hemingway! Great job! ...

I agree it reads like Hemingway! Great job!

Always keep a weather eye. I have run a 14' skiff in some pretty big rollers before - it was actually kind of fun. As others have said the period...
10-03-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Likely a non-event had the vessel not lost...

Likely a non-event had the vessel not lost propulsion. One news outlet reported one signal from an epirb that was never repeated. Pray for the crew, pray they are safe in a lifeboat somehow. It...
09-14-2015, 06:25 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

GMTA! I did the exact same thing on my twin...

GMTA! I did the exact same thing on my twin vee.... except I had an overhead box built into mine
09-07-2015, 07:29 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

Bitefish is spot on: Knothead is full of bull. ...

Bitefish is spot on: Knothead is full of bull. My 671N (about 200HP) would use 6 GPH at 1800, no way a pair of TIB's could do that.

Lots of good Detroit advice here, let me add some:

If it's...
09-07-2015, 07:11 PM
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Views: 496
Posted By CapnDean

Welcome to the forum: I am assuming that you...

Welcome to the forum: I am assuming that you have a single engine Hence only One alternator to charge the batteries, please correct me if I am wrong. Either one of your two batteries should be...
09-02-2015, 06:22 PM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By CapnDean

are yall back at pirates cove?

are yall back at pirates cove?
08-31-2015, 06:29 PM
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Posted By CapnDean

The sad truth about Force engines: And a little...

The sad truth about Force engines: And a little trivia:

The Chrysler 45, 70 & 105 outboard motors were actually well designed. No they were not powerhouses, no they weren't pretty but they had...
08-31-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By CapnDean

any toilet bowl cleaner...works great apply...

any toilet bowl cleaner...works great
apply with a wax mop and save your hands'
08-31-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By CapnDean

I would recommend a 3 way switch for your bilge...

I would recommend a 3 way switch for your bilge pump. ALSO...wire the light to where it only comes on when the pump is pumping. Here's why: Suppose you are underway and for some reason begin...
08-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,167
Posted By CapnDean

What he said! You will drop the ball in the...

What he said! You will drop the ball in the bilge....twice if you don't have a magnet handy
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