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07-15-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By westco

Back when we ran a pair of the 250EFi Mercs that...

Back when we ran a pair of the 250EFi Mercs that literally drank fuel, we carried a pair of the red 27 gallon tanks on deck plumbed into the fuel line that gave us just over 300 gallons. Loaded down...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-09-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,407
Posted By westco

In a past life, I worked about 5 yrs as a federal...

In a past life, I worked about 5 yrs as a federal fisheries observer. I think the policy makers should have to travel with an observer for a while before being allowed to make decisions on a fishery....
Forum: The Carolinas
07-08-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,456
Posted By westco

it took a long while to get some water flowing, I...

it took a long while to get some water flowing, I canít imagine how hard that was for you to watch. Iíd like to know why that million dollar ladder truck sprayed for about 1 minute and then quit.
07-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,027
Posted By westco

I also mounted 30Ē engines on a 25Ē bracket. I...

I also mounted 30Ē engines on a 25Ē bracket. I had plates machined that are modeled after these from CNC marine. They have a 3Ē gusset support and there is no movement or flex whatsoever with twin...
06-15-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By westco

Iíve done it before very carefully with a big...

Iíve done it before very carefully with a big pipe wrench
06-13-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,589
Posted By westco

I had one with a pair of 250EFI Mercs which were...

I had one with a pair of 250EFI Mercs which were strong engines, and loaded down, she was an upper 40s low 50s boat. With a pair of 300XS, she gets close to 2.0 mpg at 40 mph
Forum: The Carolinas
06-01-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By westco

Better off on the west side, bunch of grass lumps...

Better off on the west side, bunch of grass lumps to the east which can ruin your day
05-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By westco

thatís great, thatís same place my DF175 corrodes

thatís great, thatís same place my DF175 corrodes
Forum: The Carolinas
05-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

in case you hadnít noticed, thereís more turtles...

in case you hadnít noticed, thereís more turtles around than thereís been in my lifetime. Theyíre literally everywhere
Forum: The Carolinas
05-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

Just got word CG has shelved the plan FOR NOW,...

Just got word CG has shelved the plan FOR NOW, theyíre gonna move a few buoys and maybe add a few warning markers
Forum: The Carolinas
04-28-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By westco

Iíve got a guy thatís good, Iíll PM you his info

Iíve got a guy thatís good, Iíll PM you his info
Forum: The Carolinas
04-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

The part I donít understand is that the markers...

The part I donít understand is that the markers around the shallow part were removed a while back. The ones now are fine and plenty deep.
Forum: The Carolinas
04-25-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

[QUOTE=nccoaster;12464571]BTW, anyone notice the...

[QUOTE=nccoaster;12464571]BTW, anyone notice the expenditures in the chart shown. Not surprisingly, Oregon Inlet got a WHOLE lot more than any other place. About 25% more than ALL THE OTHERS...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-24-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

haha, last year they converted the lighthouse to...

haha, last year they converted the lighthouse to solar with a led light in an attempt to go green. A bright spotlight in brighter than the new light
Forum: The Carolinas
04-23-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

From what I understand there is a real...

From what I understand there is a real possibility this could happen. Anyone that goes to Cape Lookout and would like to see some navaids needs to comment to the email address and be sure to include...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-21-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,310
Posted By westco

Fisheries management is never as simple as...

Fisheries management is never as simple as eliminate x and y stock #s will increase exponentially. I always think back to a number of yrs ago when the menhaden boats were being pushed out and...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-20-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

Why in the world would they make this decision?...

Why in the world would they make this decision? There is some shoaling creeping into the channel out in front of the lighthouse, but thatís it. This is nuts, other than the dog leg, the channel is...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

They need to be tweaked a little as things have...

They need to be tweaked a little as things have shifted some since last yr, but as is, theyíre still better than before
Forum: The Carolinas
04-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

Thereís 3 restaurants on HI, NPS shouldnít have...

Thereís 3 restaurants on HI, NPS shouldnít have allowed a food truck.....just saying
Forum: The Carolinas
04-19-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,921
Posted By westco

exactly or Iíll take them down as fast as I put...

exactly or Iíll take them down as fast as I put them up
04-16-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By westco

Foam it but be sure to completely seal the...

Foam it but be sure to completely seal the compartment with no air gap. I built 22í rig in 1996 that was foam filled in sealed compartments. Last year I cut the deck out to make some repairs and it...
04-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By westco

this is what I do lol

this is what I do lol
04-09-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By westco

I bought one from BOE couple yrs ago

I bought one from BOE couple yrs ago
04-06-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By westco

Suzuki DF60 No Spark

Have a 2012 DF60 with no spark at plugs. CKP has been replaced, ECU replaced, entire engine harness replaced, main harness from engine to console replaced. What else could it be? The harnesses were...
Forum: The Carolinas
04-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,986
Posted By westco

Actually Bardens Inlet is by far the best Inlet...

Actually Bardens Inlet is by far the best Inlet in NC. It canít blow hard enough to make it impassable. Just sayin
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