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11-17-2011, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Chiefsurfer

shrink-wrap tape is strong stuff, but it won't be...

shrink-wrap tape is strong stuff, but it won't be terribly pretty.
11-17-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,330
Posted By Chiefsurfer

based on the 3 brands he mentioned, I would say a...

based on the 3 brands he mentioned, I would say a bayboat you stand IN. Also, and i don't want to dredge on about the difference in bay boat and flats boat, but bay boats you stand IN. Flats boats...
11-15-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Chiefsurfer

bf, depends on what is causing it. If what's...

bf, depends on what is causing it. If what's causing it was the cap wasn't put on tight, and you took a little wave over the rear quarter, it would cost the amount for swapping the oil. If it's a...
11-02-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,103
Posted By Chiefsurfer

even at the BASE of $100/hp, a 557, is at...

even at the BASE of $100/hp, a 557, is at $55,700. With I assume much higher costs for production(since it is very low volume), and higher cost of the "transmission", I think a "fair" price is...
11-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By Chiefsurfer

^Nothing wrong with hoping, but hoping is like...

^Nothing wrong with hoping, but hoping is like wishing. You know what they say about wishing.

Wish in one hand, and poop in the other. See which gets filled first.
11-01-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,491
Posted By Chiefsurfer

I understand the warranty issue. And it is a...

I understand the warranty issue. And it is a minor concern IMO. 1, any motor warranty, it would be covered by those companies, not the builder. 2, how many hulls have issues during their...
11-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,107
Posted By Chiefsurfer

besides the fact that they want money for a...

besides the fact that they want money for a bayliner, no i dont see a problem.

They put crazy horsepower on those little bassboats.
11-01-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,491
Posted By Chiefsurfer

^MAD, that's just silly. The quality of the boat...

^MAD, that's just silly. The quality of the boat has little to nothing to do with the ability of the business to stay afloat.

While bad business practices may cause a company to go under, does...
11-01-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By Chiefsurfer

usually a decent "rule of thumb" for power is you...

usually a decent "rule of thumb" for power is you need a minimum of 70% of the max HP,. 75% is 300 hp. I would venture to guess you are under-powered at 250, and BARELY right at 300, would prefer...
11-01-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,883
Posted By Chiefsurfer

bombardier bought them in 2001, and made changes...

bombardier bought them in 2001, and made changes to the 2002 year. Supposedly, via armchair qb's, because they had ONE and it was alright, 2002 and newer motors are better. I have seen FICHTS of...
11-01-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By Chiefsurfer

no need to use anything as drastic as a a...

no need to use anything as drastic as a a hole-saw. I'd get a nice maybe 1/4" drill bit, and drill into the wood until you get some wood chips. Do this in multiple spots, varying from side to side,...
11-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,371
Posted By Chiefsurfer

grady is over-rated, but not NEARLY as much as...

grady is over-rated, but not NEARLY as much as the whaler.

I agree to look at the Hydrasports Vector. Much better boat than both.
11-01-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Chiefsurfer

maybe something like this? ...

maybe something like this?

http://mareex52.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/spark-plug-wrench-941.jpg
11-01-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,103
Posted By Chiefsurfer

aren't they 18"+ props with 5 or 6 blades? ...

aren't they 18"+ props with 5 or 6 blades? There's NOTHING thats designed like that.

If the fuel burn is even "comparable" to what they are replacing, hence 110gph WOT/1100 hp, compared to...
10-28-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,835
Posted By Chiefsurfer

I have a J16 as well. And in 2 ft seas, you will...

I have a J16 as well. And in 2 ft seas, you will get home, but it would be at maybe 2 mph. On plane, in anything more than a ripple, you will be beat to death. On the other hand, on calm days, I...
10-28-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chiefsurfer

I would also reccomend looking at inshore mako...

I would also reccomend looking at inshore mako boats. They are rolled gunwhale, shallow draft boats that can fairly well handle the bigger water. I had an 18' Kenner with a 75 on it, thing was...
10-26-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,513
Posted By Chiefsurfer

glad they are searching boats............YES Am...

glad they are searching boats............YES
Am i sad that they are SOOOO stupid as to search recreational vessels anchored up at night on a cove thinking they may be drug...
10-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,267
Posted By Chiefsurfer

^Well he hasn't contacted me, so my guess is,...

^Well he hasn't contacted me, so my guess is, either he figured it out, he sent it on to be worked on, or he sunk
10-25-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chiefsurfer

I assume that you will be trailering the boat, If...

I assume that you will be trailering the boat, If you will be trailering, you will need to take into account, how much your current vehicle can tow, or how much you are willing to spend on the tow...
10-25-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,781
Posted By Chiefsurfer

by no means do you NEED it. But with all the...

by no means do you NEED it. But with all the structure above to get caught by the wind, it would only help you. If this was a CC, I would say no, not worth it. That that enclosed cockpit and...
10-24-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,532
Posted By Chiefsurfer

if its 1.5-2 below the water, then AT LEAST 2...

if its 1.5-2 below the water, then AT LEAST 2 holes up. I'd move it up 2 holes and see what happens. Might have to go up 3 if its still low.
10-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By Chiefsurfer

I'd run it. I used to run a 16' carolina skiff...

I'd run it. I used to run a 16' carolina skiff with a 12 yr old evinrude a mile out with nothing but an anchor. Didn't say i was smart, but i did it. Then over the years have run up to 8 miles...
10-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,983
Posted By Chiefsurfer

@JH, That's hull weight only. great place to...

@JH, That's hull weight only. great place to find this kind of info is NADAGuides. on their site, they have 1375(weight on the Key Largo model 176, overall length of 18'), net weight, but above...
10-21-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,238
Posted By Chiefsurfer

This is a VERY good point, and i do know some...

This is a VERY good point, and i do know some people who are doing just that. Taking the money, and investing it in something, and taking the loan out. However, 1, the # of investments the last 3...
10-21-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,238
Posted By Chiefsurfer

Make her a DEAL. Get yourself a trailerable 20'...

Make her a DEAL. Get yourself a trailerable 20' CC boat used. Spend about 8k for a real nice boat. See if she goes out on it.

In my experience women THINK they are much more into it than they...
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