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06-17-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,687
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275 Dorado owner

We have about 100 hours on a new Scout 275 Dorado. We are very happy with it. Our previous boat was a Pioneer 197. The two boats are worlds apart. The Scout rides very well and we generally stay dry....
06-14-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By Upshot

I attended the Sea School course

I found the Sea School to be a good option for getting my captains license. The course material was good. I learned a lot about how to be a safe and knowledgable captain. I had to take a life saving...
06-10-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Upshot

Water in engine

Was the water high enough to have gotten in via the exhaust? On shutdown the engine will generally stop at the same place in the cycle. There will always be an exhaust / intake valve that is open...
06-07-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Upshot

Replace with a new piece?

That's not a complicated shape or design. I would get a new piece of teak, or two, and make some new replacements. That way they would match perfectly.
06-03-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,332
Posted By Upshot

Boat refueling

Here in Bradenton FL the boaters on my street use a mobil marine fuel service. He brings his truck to my house and fills my boat using a very long hose. His prices are reasonable. Somewhere between...
05-31-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By Upshot

I've heard anecdotaly that the TWIC card will...

I've heard anecdotaly that the TWIC card will allow you to bypass the line. I've never tried it though.
05-27-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,747
Posted By Upshot

Amateur count fairly low

My experience was about the same as Autobaun70's. I went out early, 10:30ish and seemed to beat most of the crowd. Spent the day at Passage Key with a bunch of my neighbors. About a dozen or so boats...
05-21-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,778
Posted By Upshot

Talking Leeward

My boat is named after my wife. In high school her nickname among her close friends was Lee. It also sounds nautical and the leeward islands are some of our most favorite places to go boating. Hence...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-01-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Upshot

Try the CPO Bosch site. This site carries rebuilt...

Try the CPO Bosch site. This site carries rebuilt and warranty returned Bosch power tools. They don't have every tool, every day but if you're not in a hurry and know what you are looking for you can...
Forum: Northeast
03-30-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Upshot

I live in Bradenton FL. I just built a new house...

I live in Bradenton FL. I just built a new house with a new dock. The dock and lift combined were 20K. The dock is 36' feet in length and 4' wide. It includes a set of stairs to get from the seawall...
03-22-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By Upshot

:grin: Sorry about that. There's only so much...

:grin: Sorry about that. There's only so much real estate on the engine. Everything has to go somewhere. It's a constant design challenge.
03-22-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By Upshot

Thanks for posting this video. I just retired...

Thanks for posting this video. I just retired from Cummins last month. I started out back in Feb of 1980 working with a group of about 30 other engineers doing the design and development of the B...
03-22-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Upshot

Take lots of pictures as you disassemble the...

Take lots of pictures as you disassemble the boat. You will need them for reference when you begin reassembly / rebuild.
03-18-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Upshot

When I bought my first boat I had the opportunity...

When I bought my first boat I had the opportunity to talk to a couple of veteran Coast Guard guys. I asked them what the top 3 mistakes were that they saw from novice boaters. They said, 1) The boat...
03-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 141,089
Posted By Upshot

Leeward

Named after my wife and our favorite islands in the BVIs. Her nickname among her friends was Lee, short for Leanne. Seemed appropriate.
03-12-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,162
Posted By Upshot

Talking Sorry. A little slow on the uptake there.

Sorry. A little slow on the uptake there.
03-12-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,162
Posted By Upshot

Sorry, I tried to attach pics but was not able...

Sorry, I tried to attach pics but was not able to. I'll try again.
03-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,162
Posted By Upshot

Yup. I know what you mean. I learn something new...

Yup. I know what you mean. I learn something new every time I go out. After we finished with the police report my wife and I left and headed back up to our dock on the Manatee river. We encountered...
03-12-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,162
Posted By Upshot

Just came here to vent

Preamble. I have a new boat with approx. 80 hours on it. A Scout 275 Dorado. As I have done with previous boats I keep it clean, maintained, and safe to operate. When my wife and I first moved to...
02-12-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,495
Posted By Upshot

I agree. I built a gang plank that we use to...

I agree. I built a gang plank that we use to board the boat from the dock. It works much better that trying to use the small platform at the back of the boat and then climbing over the seat. I only...
02-12-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,495
Posted By Upshot

I'll weigh in on this question as well. My wife...

I'll weigh in on this question as well. My wife and I just purchased a new Scout Dorado 275 last March. We have about 65 hours on it. We are very happy with the performance and the ride. It's...
02-11-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Upshot

I have power steering on my new boat with twin...

I have power steering on my new boat with twin Yamaha 200s. I love it. My previous boat had a single engine Yamaha 150. The steering on my new boat is much, much easier. I don't get cramps in my...
02-07-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By Upshot

Ring gears are easy to replace provided that you...

Ring gears are easy to replace provided that you can access them. Most engines will stop at the same point when you shut them down. This causes the ring gear teeth in one spot to wear out over time....
01-27-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Upshot

I agree wholeheartedly. I got a free subscription...

I agree wholeheartedly. I got a free subscription to one year of BoatUS with the purchase of my Scout Dorado. I've been very impressed with the magazine. When my SeaTow membership expires in the...
01-27-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Upshot

I would highly encourage you to talk to Marine...

I would highly encourage you to talk to Marine Max about a power cat charter. My wife and I have done this the last 3 years in a row. It's a blast. Don't be intimidated by the size of the boat. They...
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