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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-24-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Mike Carswell

Tow Vehicle Question

Looking at an 05 GMC Yukon XL with a 5.3, 3.42 Rear axle and Heavy Duty tow package. Will be towing 5-6K boat 200 miles a couple times a year. Any concerns with the transmisson or 3.42 Rear axle on...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-31-2008, 05:35 PM
03-26-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Mike Carswell

RE: Clueless needs some advice

Mark
I have a '04 Hydra Sport 202DC which is a great dual console boat. Plenty of room for 5 or 6 adults when cruising and plenty of room for 2-3 people to fish comfortably. It has a huge live...
10-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,618
Posted By Mike Carswell

Hydra Sport 202dc mooring cover/ski bar

I dry store my boat so I'm looking for a cover that is easy to put on with the boat sitting in the water and can't find one in the Charlotte NC area. The main purpose of the cover is to keep diesel...
10-02-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 884
Posted By Mike Carswell

Hydra Sport 202dc mooring cover/ski bar

I dry store my boat so I'm looking for a cover that is easy to put on with the boat sitting in the water and can't find one in the Charlotte NC area. The main purpose of the cover is to keep diesel...
08-27-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Mike Carswell

Re: HPDI Concerns

Thanks Fishing FINattic
Maybe this is the answer I'm looking for. I'll look into install a 10 micron filter when doing the 100 hr service.

Mike
08-27-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Mike Carswell

RE: HPDI Concerns

Not concerned with general reliabilty of the motor, just with ethanol and gas. Over the last month or so I've seen many post on THT concerning 2 strokes, mainly Yam 2 strokes, having problems...
08-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Mike Carswell

HPDI Concerns

I have a single Yam 200 HPDI on a HS 202DC and use my boat in NC & SC. I have not experienced any problems that I've read about on THT that have been attributed to Ethanol but I'm getting concerned...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-30-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Mike Carswell

Re: Little River Inlet Info

Thanks for the advice. I plan on using Little River but was wondering what other inlets in the area were like in case the need ever arose.
Forum: The Carolinas
06-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By Mike Carswell

Little River Inlet Info

I'm looking to go out for the first time and would like some info on the Little River Inlet and other inlets in the area. I've got a HS 202DC and plan on only going out on nice days. From what I've...
06-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,888
Posted By Mike Carswell

Re: yamaha 200 hpdi vs yamaha 200 0x66 Saltwater Series

Thanks for the feedback. The boat with the HPDI has more options and cost about $1000 less. I plan on test driving the HPDI tomarrow.
06-26-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,888
Posted By Mike Carswell

yamaha 200 hpdi vs yamaha 200 0x66 Saltwater Series

Need opinions on these 2 motors. Both are on '04 Hydra Sports 202 DC and both have < 100 hrs. I would get the compressions checked. I expect to use about 50% in fresh water and 50% in salt water. ...
06-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,449
Posted By Mike Carswell

Re: Key West 225 DC or Hydra Sports 202 DC

I do like the new 22' HS DC but it is out of my price range. The trim tabs on both boats were factory installed options, lenco 6" x 9" I believe. During the sea trial I did stop the boats in calm...
06-11-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,449
Posted By Mike Carswell

Key West 225 DC or Hydra Sports 202 DC

Help needed. I completed the sea trails today on 2 boats. The KW had a Yamaha F225 hp and the HS had a Yamaha F200 hp. The HS is at little cheaper and seemed to rid a bit better but the head is...
05-12-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mike Carswell

Re: Dual Consoles

What about a hydra sport 202DC. 22 deg dead rise, large fish box, large ski locker and a head. It looks like I can get one new for under 30K with a 150 hp 4s yam, and 33K with a 200 hp. How would...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-16-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By Mike Carswell

RE: Skiing behind a hydra sport 202DC?

Thanks for the replies.
I would appreciated more feedback on other Dual Consoles to consider. I need a head & ski locker and after that I'm looking for the best/safest boat in the 25K - 35K...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-14-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By Mike Carswell

Skiing behind a hydra sport 202DC?

I'm considering buying a family boat for skiing on freshwater lakes and fishing at North/South Carolina coast. I've been looking at the HS 202DC with a 150 Yam 4S or a 200 Yam 4S. The boat has a...
03-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,280
Posted By Mike Carswell

DCís: Sea Pro vs Sea Hunt vs Hydra Sport

I just registered and would appreciate help in evaluating a couple boats. I currently own a mid 80ís Angler 16 fishing boat that I used last year inshore at the North/South Carolina Coast area. The...
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